Rosie & Family

I was booked for this 40 minute photo shoot in Compton Abdale by Rosie and her family, who had hired a house for a long weekend. They were having a bit of a family reunion and wanted a photographer to capture some photos for them. We began with a few group shots before moving onto more natural ones of the children. It was extremely hot so we kept to the shade as much as possible, which helped balance the lighting.

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.

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.

Archie & William

This 20 minute family photo shoot took place in Kemble, towards Cirencester. Mum and Dad wanted pictures of mainly the children, with a few family ones to include themselves. As always, the shoot was relaxed and informal, with the emphasis on having fun, which helps everyone to relax.

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.

Paxwell & Wesley

Daylesford Farm is a great place for a family on location photo shoot. I’ve only been there a handful of times but the results never disappoint. I met Liew and her family there on Monday morning and we enjoyed a 40 minute session in the beautiful sunshine. The couple’s two boys, Paxwell and Wesley, were full of mischievous fun, running in and out of the trees, playing with sticks, blowing dandelion clocks and generally keeping the adults on their toes!

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.

Batsford Arboretum

I was booked by Lexi and her family for a 60 minute session at Batsford Arboretum. It’s a glorious spot with plenty of fab places for photos. The brief was a mixture of formal family pictures and some more natural, candid ones of the children. Thomas in particular wasn’t shy about having his photo taken, while Amelia proved more of a challenge! The rain held off just long enough to get a great set of pictures for the family.

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.

Rococo Gardens

I’m a frequent visitor to the Rococo Gardens in Painswick as I do many of their seasonal shoots. Today, however, I had been booked by a family who were celebrating their parent’s Golden Wedding anniversary. It had been my suggestion to do the shoot at the gardens, so beautiful are they.

The 60 minute shoot began with some formal family photos in the tulips, which are spectacular at this time of year. We then walked down through the gardens and stopped for some pictures in the wooded area before making our way over to the adventure playground for some more candid, natural shots. As with all my shoots, it was very informal and relaxed with a strong emphasis on fun. The children enjoyed playing on the swings and crossing the rope bridge. Here are some of the highlights.

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. Thanks.

The Apple Barn

April is shaping up to be another busy month with lots of family and on location shoots. This 40 minute shoot was in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with a family who had hired a house for the weekend to celebrate a birthday. Despite the less than favourable weather we did get outside for some more natural, candid pictures and utilised an old cow shed too! Here are some snippets.

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. Thanks.

Eveline

I was at Batsford Arboretum recently for a family on location shoot, and what a fantastic place! I’ve never shot there before so it was a real treat to go somewhere different. The focus was on a nice selection of family portraits of little Eveline and her Mum and Dad. Despite the drizzle, there were smiles all round as we utilised the beautiful magnolias and daffodils.

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. Thanks.

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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Roy

I’m very fortunate that in my job I get to record many happy family occasions such as birthday parties, christenings and weddings. It’s not always the case though, some shoots, like this one, carry a bit more weight behind them, which means documenting the moment becomes even more important. It’s tricky as a photographer to find the right balance between helping the family feel at ease and not coming across as making light of the situation. It was a rather quick twenty minute shoot I understand the family are very pleased with the results.

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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Westonbirt

I’d never been to Westonbirt Arboretum before so it was a real treat to be able to go there for a photo shoot. Mum, Helen, had booked a 40 minute session for her family - daughters, Amy, Abbie and Erin, her husband Simon and their dog, Cooper.

I met them just inside the entrance and I suggested we head over to the bridge walk for some photos. It was rather spectacular and took a few minutes to get a clear shot without other people in the background.

On exiting the bridge we made our way over to the woods. The girls had an impromptu play so I took a step back and subtly captured the fun. Attention very quickly turned to leaf throwing and the whole family got involved, even the dog!! All in all a really fun shoot with some beautiful backdrops.

Below is just a small selection of photos. As with all my 40 minute plus shoots, all pictures are included in the price. I think this particular family received over twenty images, all of which they were very pleased with.

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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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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Bruern, Chipping Norton

I was recently booked for a 60 minute family photo shoot over in Chipping Norton. The family had hired a large house for the weekend to celebrate a 70th birthday. As with all my photo shoots, the tone was very relaxed and informal. We began with a few formal family photos before moving round to the playground where the children could run off some energy. Here are a few of my favourites.

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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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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Joint 170th Celebrations!!


This two hour on location family photo shoot from took place at the Cotswold Water Park where the family were renting a house. They were celebrating a joint 40th, 60th and 70th. We started with a few formal family photos in the garden then headed over to the playground before rounding it off with a biking session and cake! Here are a few of my favourites.

Ironically, it was the same house I went to a few years ago for another family shoot! Click here to see the photos from that 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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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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