Fi and Pete on the beach!

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Fi and Pete on the beach!

Here’s another engagement session with these absolute beauties; Fi and Pete! They’re both so full of energy and happiness and they just radiate fun. We met at Exmouth to go on a little adventure, running, splashing and chatting all about life and weddings!
The fact that it was a little cloudy just made for the best light. I do love a cloudy day on the beach., you get such a lovely glow on the sea and gorgeous reflections.

I really do adore working with couples, to be able to capture love in such a pure form is truly something special. ❤

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Fun in the outdoors!

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Fun in the outdoors!

I just HAVE to share this beautiful family’s photos. We met back in August on such a gorgeous summers day. The best thing about shooting outside is all of the different colours that are the result of each different season. August’s warmth is always reflected by all of the gorgeous yellow and orange tones and the Dubber family dressed to match the colours perfectly!
We went for a little walk around a local area that has lots of lovely little areas to stop and appreciate. There was plenty of time for snuggles, smiles and fun on this session. The happy little faces in these photos make me smile everytime I see them - I hope this amazing family makes you smile too ❤

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For all the Mummas and Daddas.....

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For all the Mummas and Daddas.....

Being a Mummy myself, I know how hard it can be when you enter the madness that is Parenthood. You lose friends, you gain friends, you lose weight, you gain weight, you lose sleep and it’s likely that’s never gained back. Your whole body changes, your whole life changes and everything you have ever known changes.
Children are these little magical, wonderful beings that just turn your world upside down and all the way around in the most amazing way but often, in being a parent you can really lose yourself.

The amount of parents I speak to who now suffer with anxiety, low moods or just generally feel absolutely broken from a huge lack of sleep is just incredible. It’s so good that this is talked about more because when you feel like that, support is the thing you really want, well actually need the most. Knowing that they are so many people out there feeling the same way makes that overwhelming feeling lift a little.

What upsets me the most in this profession is the amount of parents who say ‘I won’t be in the photos this time, wait until I’ve lost weight’, ‘I won’t be in these ones, wait until I look better’, ‘I won’t be in these photos, I look too tired’ because all I see when I look at them is people so full of love for their children and children bursting with love for their parents.

You may think you’re carrying more weight than before, you may think you look tired, you may think that maybe there’ll be another chance. Honestly, it doesn’t matter. Bodies change. You’re probably surviving on less sleep now than you ever dreamed imaginable. You look amazing now, not just on another day but now. No matter how you feel about yourself, you just need to find happiness in the fact that you have carried/raised tiny humans. Tiny humans that are growing into bigger humans that will always admire and look up to you. When the tiny humans growing into bigger humans grow into the biggest humans - they are going to want to see you. See the wonderful body you had after carrying them and raising them, see the joy in your face for just living in the moment and joining in on the fun, see the wonderful parent that you are.

I know you might not feel yourself right now, I know that things can feel really tough and sometimes even getting dressed in the morning can feel like the hardest task but it all just gets better. You’re doing the best job in the world, raising and shaping people. Give yourself a break and love yourself more. It’s ok not to feel ok but that doesn’t make you any less of the amazing person that you are.❤

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Sneaky Peek - Sarah and Phil's beautiful Devon Wedding.

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Sneaky Peek - Sarah and Phil's beautiful Devon Wedding.

Ahhhh what an amazing day for these two! Here’s a sneaky peek of the most hilarious, fun and beautiful wedding. You’d be hard pushed to find a couple that are so in love, happy, relaxed and so awesomely fun! Sarah and Phil tied the knot in the absolutely stunning St Pauls Church in Tiverton then went on the The Devon Hotel for their reception which were both perfect locations. Their day consisted of so much joy and laughter, my cheeks still hurt from all of the giggling! Congratulations Mr and Mrs Game. Here’s a little glimpse; enjoy!

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Why do we need a family session?

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Why do we need a family session?

This is something I am seriously passionate about. I believe so much in every session but family sessions in particular are something that are just magical.
It’s just you and your children exploring nature, or playing in your home - connecting with each other. SO many mums and dads take endless photos on their phones of their families but can you honestly say that you’re both in most of the family photos? I bet not.

Each family session is tailored to suit your needs, we can either talk over ideas on the phone or we can do it all over email but I want to know what your family loves, the place that makes your heart skip a beat, where you really love being. There’s not a time limit to family sessions, I want your family to feel comfortable enough with me to be themselves and sometimes, this takes time.

Don’t ever be afraid to bring anything with you which means a lot to you, that your kids love or you know will make awesome photos. If you have children who are obsessed with riding their bikes then bring them (the bikes, I’m hoping you’ll remember your kids hehe) . If you pretty much live your life in the back of a campervan over the summer weekends then lets do some of your session in there, if you have a vintage blanket that’s been in your family for years - drag it along! There’s nothing that we can’t incorperate to a session. Especially things that really show your personalities and who you are as family. When you look back at your photos in years to come, it’s so special to remember those toys your child was obsessed with or that dress that you never wanted to take off.

So why do you need a family session? Because your beautiful connection is something that needs to be documented, because your children won’t ever be as little as they are now, because you are all so loved and so very beautiful, because your children won’t cherish anything you give them right now as much as they will cherish these photos when they’re older, because these moments will be loved, kept and passed on for years and years, because you don’t want to look back and realise that you’re the only one missing in all of your family albums.

If you haven’t yet taken the leap of a photo session then take it now, and take it with both hands.

VIEW MORE FAMILY SESSIONS HERE!






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Caroline and Iain's beautiful Muddifords Wedding

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Caroline and Iain's beautiful Muddifords Wedding

Ahhh Caroline and Iain. Thinking about these two just makes me smile, they’re both such warm and loving individuals. It was just like working a friends wedding, they made us so involved. Their day was superbly organised (expecting nothing less with Caroline being a fantastic teacher) with sooo many fun touches to keep everyone busy and happy.
Caroline and Iain wed in a beautiful room at the venue and their service was just perfect. Once they had officially tied the knot there were lots of games to be played and fun to be had! They had an ice cream cart, lawn games, a pizza van and a super disco! There were constant smiles on all of the guests face, it was just so much fun! I really think that the photos can tell their story much better than I can so here they are!

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Tori and David's Magical Muddifords Wedding

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Tori and David's Magical Muddifords Wedding

OK…so I’ve just realised that the last I blogged was in June…LAST YEAR. I am officially the worst. I’m not promising that I’ll get any better at blogging because in all honesty, I get so caught up in the excitement of every session and wedding and all of the lovely moments that I just, you know, forget. But…. I will try.

So, kicking off 2019 in style I’m starting with these absolute beauties; Tori and David. Their wedding day was held at the gorgeous Muddifords Court on an absolute scorcher of a Summer’s day. I had previously met with these two on their engagement session so I knew that their wedding was going to be spectacular but I underestimated the amount of pure love that would have been poured into every single detail. A wonderful treat for your eyes, these guys thought of lit-er-ally eveeeerything. Aside from the absolutely beautiful decorations and amazing bride and groom, the emotion, the love and happiness that just radiated the whole day was what made this wedding a fantastic one.

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Mel and Simon at Highbullen Hotel

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Mel and Simon at Highbullen Hotel

For Mel and Simon, tying the knot was the perfect way to complete their beautiful little family. The calmest couple I have ever worked with, this wedding was just epic. With beautiful high ceilings, luxurious rooms and stunning grounds - Highbullen Hotel is just amaaaazing. These two had a wonderful relaxed day with a ridiculousy cool band and some proper dancing in the evening!
This wedding did not come without a big surprise… Simon’s now in-laws bought a classic car that he has always wanted and spent months restoring it just for their wedding gift. If that’s not the lovliest thing you’ve ever heard, I don’t know what is!

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Alex and Joe's relaxed Cosy Club and Taunton Registry Office Wedding

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Alex and Joe's relaxed Cosy Club and Taunton Registry Office Wedding

Ahhhhh Alex and Joe! Working with these two has always just felt like working with two friends. They oooze awesomeness and are just so chilled and cool about everything. I knew their day would be styled perfectly and have so many different little touches and everything was just as amazing as I imagined.
 Alex got ready at their home with the girls and Joe get ready at his best mans, just the two of them. They then tied the knot at Taunton Registry Office - such a pretty building full of character and the perfect place for a lovely ceremony.
 Next we crossed the road to the Cosy Club - errr wow! What a freaking wicked place to hold a wedding!! It's proper quirky and eccentric - perfect for something a little different! 
 Whilst everyone was chilling with a beer, we had a little mosey around Taunton finding some quiet spots for some couples shots of the two of them. Once grub was up and everyone was sat down, we left this gorgeous intimate wedding to get into the full swing.

Here's the photos:

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Amy and Josh (with Peggy the dog!) at Dunster beach

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Amy and Josh (with Peggy the dog!) at Dunster beach

I don't think you could find two people more totally comfortable with each than these two. Ten whole years as a couple after getting together at school and you can see that to each other they mean the whole wide world and more. 

It was a beautiful afternoon spent with Amy and Josh and their beautiful little pup. Peggy was most unhappy about not being the star of the show on this occasion so decided to make a rather 'crappy' cameo half way through the shoot! 

Here's a snippet of Amy, Josh and Peggy at Dunster Beach.

 

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