Douglas & Albert

Last week I enjoyed a great photo shoot with Victoria and her family. It was more like a gentle walk with friends than a professional shoot with paying clients, so relaxed were they. We met at the quarry car park on Leckhampton Hill and spent the 60 minute shoot taking in the spectacular views, soaking up the scenery and taking some super cute snaps of their son, Douglas and their dog, Albert.

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414. Thank you.

Daniel

This was another gift voucher booking, which had been purchased by the family. about six months ago. There is no expiry on my gift vouchers so clients can book in the shoot whenever it is convenient for them, some have been known to leave it for as long as two years!

I met Margaret and her family at their home near Tewkesbury. The brief was a selection of natural family photos with a focus on Daniel, her grandson. He was a lovely lad and seemed to enjoy having his photo taken. Towards the end of the shoot I suggested a few wheel barrow rides, which went down very well!

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414. Thank you.

Sudeley Castle

I met Oliver and his parents at the gatehouse of Sudeley Castle, they had been staying there for the weekend. They booked me for a 40 minute session to capture some family photos with particular focus on Oliver. He wasn’t that keen on the idea of having his photo taken, choosing rather to hide behind his Mum in tears. A little gentle encouragement was enough to make him feel better though and soon enough he was leaping and bounding across the grass playing hide and seek and picking dandelion clocks.

When faced with a situation like that I find it best to keep things as fun and relaxed as possible to help put the child at ease. Positive interaction, a friendly smile and letting them see the pictures I’m taking on the back of the camera seems to help reduce any anxiety.

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414. Thank you.

Rosie

I met lovely Rosie, her Mum and Nan at a local woodland just outside Gloucester. It’s one I go to every year as the bluebell display is simply stunning. It’s very flat under foot too which makes it ideal for little ones to ramble around. Walk through the woods and it opens out on to a beautiful vista which adds another dimension to the photos.

We all had a super fun time, Rosie loved playing peek a boo from behind the bluebells and swings in the air from Mum were also a hit!

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414. Thank you.

The Dursley Family

Sheila contacted me recently to enquire into one of my 60 minute on location shoots. It was her husband’s 60th and their families were staying in a large Cotswold cottage for the weekend, just near the racecourse.

When I arrived the haze was still thick, but lifting. It created a wonderful atmosphere. The children were all a little older than my usual clients, apart from Orla! It’s always good to work with a variety of different ages, particularly teenagers. Trying to get them enthusiastic about having their photo taken can be a challenge, but with some clever tricks and quirky suggestions the photos always come out great.

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. All pictures are included in the price of the shoot. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414.  I'd love to hear from you. Thanks. 

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Various

Here are a few of my favourites from two or three photo shoots from the end of last year. A real mix of faces, expressions and locations.

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. All pictures are included in the price of the shoot. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414.  I'd love to hear from you. Thanks. 

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Lacey

The lovely Lacey is a model in the making! I first met her two years ago when her Mum booked me for one of my popular mini park shoots. The pictures from that shoot can be viewed by clicking here. Fast forward two years and she was looking so grown up!

We met at St Andrew’s Church in Sevenhampton where her parents got married. The idea was to capture some natural shots of Lacey in her own little wedding dress as a nod to how special and meaningful the place is to the family.

Lacey needed no encouragement from me as she dazzled in front of the lens. Such a natural. The setting leant itself beautifully to the shoot as well.

All digital files are included in the price of all my photo shoots. If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414.  I'd love to hear from you. Thanks.

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The Bartholomew Family

Sarah contacted me recently as she wanted to book a family photo shoot to celebrate her Mum’s 70th birthday. The family had hired a house for the weekend and I arrived on the Saturday morning for a 60 minute session.

I take a very informal approach with all my photo shoots. After a few group photos I encouraged family members to get involved playing with the children. I much prefer these more candid types of shots as everyone is able to relax a little more and that sense of fun really comes across in the photos.

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414.  I'd love to hear from you. Thanks. 

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Theo & Albie

I was booked by Theo and Albie’s Dad, Tim, for a 90 minute photo shoot to capture some natural pictures of the grandparents with the two children. Both sets of grandparents live in the States and were over in England visiting for a month.

We began with a few formal family photos before letting the children get on and do what they do best - play! Big brother Theo was keen to show me how he catches damsel flies while his baby brother Albie giggled away as the long grasses tickled his feet! Their Mum helped raise a few smiles with her impressive range of farm animal noises!! Sadly my photos can’t record noise because they’d have had you in stitches almost as much as the rest of us!! The photo shoot was performed in their back garden. Here are a few of my favourite shots.

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

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Minnie & Sephie

This is the second photo shoot I’ve done for Philippa and her family. To view the photos from their first photo shoot, which took place in Hatherley Park, please click here.

This time around we were on Selsley Common. It’s not an area I’ve photographed before but it’s a location I’ll be sure to return to! Despite the rather blustery conditions we ventured out onto the common. The grey clouds provided a magical light that really set off the colours in the long grass, which the girls loved crawling through trying to find the Gruffalo!! We then took shelter in among an old quarry.

If you would like to book an on location shoot then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414.  I'd love to hear from you.

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Raffy, Ethan & Betty

This on location two hour photo shoot took place in Ampney Crucis at a gorgeous Cotswold house that my clients had hired for the week. They weren’t celebrating a particular anniversary or birthday but it’s rare for the whole family to be together so they wanted to take advantage of the opportunity.

As with all my photo shoots it was very relaxed and informal. The emphasis was on having fun to try and get some energy into the shots. There are certain tricks one can do to achieve this but I find using things like swings, slides and other items of play equipment a great way to get everyone involved.

If you would like to book an on location shoot then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414.  I'd love to hear from you.

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A 50th Wedding Anniversary

A couple of weeks ago I was booked to cover a 50th wedding anniversary with Emma and her family. The photo shoot took place in her parent's back garden and what a beautiful sunny afternoon it was too.

Cindy and Bob were married 50 years ago to the day and were excited to be able to celebrate with their two young grand children, Lauren and Jake. The brief was to capture a large group photo of the whole family and some more natural, candid ones of the children.  

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414.  I'd love to hear from you. Thanks. 

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Harry & Josie

What a splendid display of buttercups I was treated to last week when I met Harry and Josie and their Mum and Dad for a 30 minute family photo shoot in Prestbury. The murky weather wasn't ideal but the beautiful abundance of flowers more than made up for it, plus the grey skies made a wonderful contrast against the yellow.

If you would like to book something similar then please get in touch using my contact page or send an email to info@mouseabouttown.co.uk. Alternatively, give me a call on 07983 465414. I'd love to hear from you!

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