Michelle & Alexander

Brother and sister, Michelle and Alexander, were super fun! They loved playing peep-o, hiding in laundry baskets, cuddling up on their super cool rocking chairs and playing on the sofa.

Their Mum had specifically requested that all photos be in black and white to create more of an arty look, so a fair amount of post production work was needed to convert them all. As with all my photo shoots though, that extra time afterwards in front of the computer is included in the price of the shoot. 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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The Blackman Family

Victoria and her family were celebrating her Mum's 50th and what better way to do so than by booking a family photo shoot together.

Despite it being their Nanna's birthday treat, it was her grandsons who stole the show with their adorable smiles and cheeky characters! Sam and Henry frolicked among the daffodils and loved playing peep-o with me from behind a little star window. A perfect frame for some perfect pics!  

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. Thanks!

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Alfie

As a photographer you come across all types of subjects - those who like to be photographed and those who don't, some who are perhaps a little shy and those who aren't phased at all. Alfie is a lovely little boy but he was quite a challenge to photograph. It was a case of grabbing my chance when I got it and trying my very best to help put him at ease. He was able to relax as the shoot progressed and I am very pleased with the results. 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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Minion Madness!

Every Wednesday throughout January I'm running a series of free photo shoots that lots of you have already been snapping up! So far I've been to Crickley Hill, Pittville Park and this week I was on the Honeybourne Line enjoying some Minion madness! 

Despite the rain, lots of mini Minion fans turned out in force - even a Cockapoo! The children all adored the crazy yellow dudes who are currently adorning some of the walls along this stretch of urban Cheltenham. A little bit of last minute research also turned up a fantastic Minion's umbrella! Much giggling was had by all as we soaked up the atmosphere, (and the rain!!)

Free photo shoot January continues this week at Pilley Bridge Nature Reserve. Watch this space!

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Location Mash Up's

It was a crazy, busy time in the run up to Christmas and I seemed to be out on location a lot. I'm ever so fortunate though - the drive along the A40 at sunrise on a crisp Winter's morning is spectacular. This was where one of these photo shoots took place. It was an early start, such was my schedule for the day. I left my house at 7am and when I eventually found my client's house I was pleased to see the boys were dressed and ready to go at 8am sharp. 

The other photo shoot took place at Barnwood Arboretum, another favourite spot of mine. 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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The Richardson Family

Last weekend I met Helen and her family for a 30 minute photo shoot in the field next to St Peter's Church in Leckhampton. It's a glorious spot and looked especially beautiful with the strong Autumn light creeping across the fields.

As with all my photo shoots it was lots of fun. I spent most of the time chasing the children around the field and achieved some lovely, relaxed shots. There were also some more traditional group photos as per the family's request as the photo shoot was the first opportunity in a long time that the whole family had got together.  

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.

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The Wills Family

Debbie got in touch with me recently as she was looking for someone to take some family photos for her. The main part of the brief was to get a picture of the whole family together and any more shots would be a bonus she said!

The photo shoot was carried out at her house, just around the corner from me in Cheltenham. They booked me for 30 minutes so I charged them by park shoot rate of just £50.

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using the form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All files are included in the price of the shoot. Thanks!

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Namina

A few weeks ago I met up with a lovely family from London who were visiting the Cotswolds on holiday. Turns out I had photographed their best friend's just a few weeks earlier at the same location! They had recommended me to them, which is nice. 

Ellenborough Park makes a beautiful backdrop for photos. I'm very family with the place having shot numerous weddings there. On this occasion though my subject was gorgeous baby Namina, just a few months old in these pictures. 

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch using the form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All images are included in the price of the photo shoot. Thanks!

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Ellenborough Park

Last Monday I met up with Natsuko and her family for a 60 minute photography session at the gorgeous Ellenborough Park. The family had been on holiday in the Cotswolds and were flying back to Singapore straight after our photo shoot! It was a super hour spent strolling around the beautiful grounds in the sunshine, pausing for photos on the grass lawn, hammock, swing and in tucked away hidden courtyards.

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch using the form on my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All images are included in the price of the photo shoot. Thanks!

Windswept on Cleeve Hill!

A few weeks ago I met Brenda and Keith and their children and grandchildren on a very blustery Cleeve Hill for a 60 minute family photo shoot. I don't think I've ever been up there on such a windy day! Despite the gale, we still managed to get some lovely shots, particularly when we moved around to the slightly more sheltered side. The views were less dramatic but the children were able to come out of their shells a little more, particularly the youngest two - Zac and Evie.

The photo shoot had been a gift to Brenda and Keith, to celebrate their wedding anniversary. They wanted a combination of formal family portraits combined with some candid, natural shots. Below are just a few highlights.

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Just get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All digital files are included in the price of the shoot. Thanks! 

Highfield House

This photo shoot with Jen and Paul and their children and grandchildren took place a few weeks ago, in their garden at their house in Maizemore, Gloucester. Mark booked the shoot as a gift for his parents, who were celebrating a special wedding anniversary.

The children: Phoebe, Barney, Freddie and Eloise were a riot of giggles, laughs and silly smiles! Just my cup of tea. Monty the dog also got in on some of the photos as did the children's parents: Steve, Jackie, Mark and Lisa. It was a super fun 60 minutes spent chasing the kids around, blowing bubbles, exploring the veg patch and messing around with giant poppies! Here are just some of the highlights.

If you would like to book something similar then I'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All digital files are included in the cost of the shoot. Thanks! 

Dryhill Farm

It's been a few weeks since this photo shoot but work has been very busy and has hardly left me with any time to get in front of the computer to catch up on all my blogs.

This photo shoot took place at Dryhill Farm, a stunning location that I hope to visit again soon. It was all about the three sisters: Phoebe Ella and Esme, with just a few formal pictures of the whole family, who were over in the UK visiting from Singapore.

The weather didn't dampen the girl's spirits as they waded knee deep through the daisy fields! 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. All digital files are included in the cost of the shoot, which you receive via email download within about a week. I'd love to hear from you. Thanks!

Winston Churchill Gardens

I met up with Sarah, Dan and their three children; Daniel, Bethany and Joshua, last Saturday morning before heading off to photograph a wedding. The location for our shoot was Winston Churchill Gardens. I'd never been there before but I was pleasantly surprised. It was very quiet, had lots of glorious wisteria and the most beautiful blossom tree. 

The shoot was 30 minutes long but we packed a lot in! There were some relaxed, more formal family photos coupled with candid pictures of the kids being thrown int the air, which they loved! We did a family pile up sandwich, climbed trees and did lots of jumping too!

If you would like to book something similiar then I'd love to hear from you! Please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. Thanks!

50th Wedding Anniversary

Last Sunday was another busy day in the world of Mouse About Town! This photo shoot was held near the race course with a family who had hired a cottage for the weekend. The three sons were celebrating their parent's 50th wedding anniversary and had come together with their own families from various different parts of the country.  

Mum, Sally, wanted some group photos of all the different family combos before ending with one large group shot of everybody. This took about twenty minutes or so and then we all headed across the fields for some more informal, candid pictures. The kids were much more at home messing around and climbing gates, playing tennis and racing each other up and down the tennis court. Even the parents had a go, but it got a bit competitive between the sons!!

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear form you!

An 80th Surprise!

I had a super time last weekend. With lots of different photo shoots to get to, I spent the majority of Saturday driving through the Cotswolds in the old convertible! If it sounds idyllic that's because it was, but not half as beautiful as the location I had to drive to for this particular photo shoot. 

Jill had contacted me just a few weeks prior to see if I might be free for a family photo shoot in the picturesque village of Hawling. Their family had rented a cottage for the weekend to celebrate their Mum's 80th birthday. The one acre grounds were stunning and the daffodils were still looking glorious too.

The three daughters: Jill, Jeanette and Judith were the main focus for the shoot, as Mum and Dad were keen to get some up to date pictures of them. They were a real giggle and up for pretty much anything! Mum and Dad also got in on the action and had a few photos together as well. 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you. 

Tom & Beatrice

Last weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Tom and his little sister Beatrice for a mini photo shoot at their home in Cheltenham. 

Mum and Dad weren't too fussed about being in any of the pictures, it was more about getting some nice shots of the children. We had a super time. Tom absolutely loved showing me around his garden, in particular the bamboo rain forest and fossil area! Beatrice had just started walking and was loving the fact she could get from one end of the living room to the other! 

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page. Alternatively you can give me a call on 07983 465414. All my photo shoots are relaxed and informal. I'd love to hear from you! 

CheltenhamMaman

Last Saturday I met up with the lovely Kate Starkey from popular parenting blog CheltenhamMaman. Kate wanted some up to date photos of her and her daughter that she could use on a new blog feature she was writing about.

We met outside Waterstones and took advantage of the iconic red telephone boxes. We then took a slow stroll through town, stopping at The Flower Man on the way up to Imperial Gardens.

The whole shoot lasted for just 30 minutes but as with all my photo shoots, I managed to squeeze in lots of photos! If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you! Thanks.