The Gift of Bluebells

Anna's 60 minute photo shoot had been purchased for her at Christmas using one of my gift vouchers. As with all my gift vouchers, there is no expiry date to them so clients are free to cash them in whenever it's convenient. As it happens, Anna and her family got in touch a few months later and I recommended we do the shoot at Lassington Woods - the bluebell display there is magical and the family were keen to avoid the more popular parks of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

It was a big group so plenty of opportunities for some, relaxed, unposed pictures of everyone. 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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Water Park Wonderland!

Sarah Litchfield and her family booked me for a 60 minute family photo shoot at the Cotswold Water Park, where they were staying for the weekend to celebrate both her and her Mum's birthdays. 

I was told by Sarah from the outset that they weren't the most natural family in front of the camera but by following a few of my suggestions to help get everyone relaxed, turns out she had nothing to worry about. Some stone skimming, a boat ride and some informal family portraits got everyone giggling and having a good time. 

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 Underhill Family

Vicky booked me for a 60 minute family photo shoot last week for her Mum's 70th birthday. It was a big gathering with three generations including grandparents, parents and grandchildren.

We met in the amphitheatre in Cirencester, which is always a brilliant spot for photos. The steep hills and dynamic, curved shape create a beautiful back drop.

There was plenty of fun and games to be had. After a few formal family pictures, the children were soon giving each other toilet rides, hanging from branches and showing me their various gymnastic skills! 

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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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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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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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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A Birthday Bash With A Splash!

This photo shoot near Stow-on-the-Wold was packed full of fun! There was croquet, tennis, trampolining, a bonfire, marshmallows and a surprising dip in the pool at the end! 

Kayte had booked the shoot for her parents wedding anniversary at a house the whole family had rented for the week. We all had a good giggle, especially when I got smacked in the head by a tennis ball! I think everyone felt a bit bad, but I soildered on!

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 cost of the 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! 

Bluebell Wonderland

With two weddings and five photo shoots, last weekend was pretty busy! It was extremely good fun though and gave me plenty of variety.

This photo shoot was carried out in the very beautiful Lessington Woods Nature Reserve. The bluebell display there at this time of year is spectacular.

I joined Lisa, her husband, their son William, her parents and in laws for a 60 minute shoot. There was a good amount of time to get lots of shots. Lisa was keen on a combination of posed, formal group photos as well as some natural, candid ones. There was much laughing, smiling and not to mention falling over as everyone got into the swing of things! Little William was just gorgeous as he crawled through the bluebells and got super excited when everyone crept up behind him to shout boo!!

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!

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!