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Staying in is the new going out!

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Staying in is the new going out!

So you’ve just had a baby - congratulations! The chances are you are pretty damn tired and broken. Your body is trying to repair itself and your baby is trying to adjust to this new world that they’ve been thrown in to. The nights seem so long and the days are all a blur this time right here, it’s magical. It all feels like such a whirlwind of emotions but it also goes so fast and before you know it, your tiny little baby who you can’t ever imagine being out of your arms will be charging around the house, bossing you around and causing mass destruction.

These baby times are precious and when you feel tired, sore but absolutely besotted with this new life you’ve created - this is the most perfect time to capture the magical (and sometimes crazy) bubble you’re in. Now, I don’t expect you to pack half of your house and the kitchen sink up in a changing bag to bring yourselves all to me but instead I come to you. Your home, your sanctuary - where you and your baby feel relaxed and safe. I won’t force you into lots of unnatural poses but I’ll guide you to make the most of your home and give you beautiful memories of this precious time.

You don’t need to have a show home - your house is perfect however it looks because this is the place you’ve grown your baby on the inside and where it will flourish on the outside. You may redecorate, you may move home and when you look back on these images you’ll get that beautiful flutter in your tummy of the memories when your darling baby was tiny and of the home you adored.

I’m happy to travel anywhere so if you’d like an at home session - just pop me a message and I’ll get right back to you.

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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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Hayley and Darren's Beach Engagement Session

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Hayley and Darren's Beach Engagement Session

I think this engagement session will have to go down as one of the funniest (and wettest) ever! I'm actually pretty sure that Darren still holds it against me because all of us and their belongings came away pretty soggy! When you're soggy and you add glitter it's a pretty magical look though right?!
 

Amazing light, a gorgeous couple, some wild sea, super sparkly glitter and sunrays shining out of the moody clouds - don't think we could've wished for a better backdrop than the one we got this day at Woolacombe. 

 

 

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Matt and Mel's Highbullen Wedding

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Matt and Mel's Highbullen Wedding

These two....wow!! What a wedding! When you scroll down, you'll be able to see from the photos on the day that Matt and Mel's wedding at Highbullen was every bit as beautiful as the both of them. You could literally feel the love oozing from everyone there and the laughter was non stop. It's clear that these two have made a big impact on many people, none so more than they have on each other.

From an idyllic church wedding with the best lavender confetti throws yet to the wedding party tearing up the dance floor this was definitely a day to remember! 

I'll leave the little details of the day here; Mel's make-up artist was the fab Timmone Blatchford, Meg Chalmers was on hair. The Church were Matt and Mel tied the knot was St Peters, Tiverton and the reception venue was High Bullen Hotel.

 

 

 

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Claire and Tyson at Woolacombe!

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Claire and Tyson at Woolacombe!

Uhoh, I'm behind on my blog again so I'm kicking it off with this one! What can I say about these two?! I don't know where to start, they're both such brilliant people with such a passion for life and happiness. They snuck off from their little family holiday in Woolacombe to meet me for their engagement session and we are so glad we decided to do it there!

For those of you who don't know Woolacombe (North Devon)  you should. It's a majorly popular beach and it's easy to see why. The beautiful smooth sand, clear sea, rock pools and jellyfish make you feel like you're in another part of the world. The evening we met the sky was the most amazing colour, it was so moody yet calm and for once the beach was really quiet. We went for a stroll in the sand just chatting about their boys, life and all of their plans for their laid back wedding at West Town Farm.

Here are the photos from our fab time together:





 

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Holly and Aaron wed!

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Holly and Aaron wed!

A few weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Holly and Aaron's beautiful wedding. Holly wins the award for the world's calmest bride - literally nothing fazed her! 
 They married officially in the gorgeous little church in the village of Sampford Peverell and we then went on to Calverleigh Village Hall which they transformed with such pretty, delicate decorations with the ultimate masterpiece being a Krispy Kreme donut wedding cake - yes that's right!! 
 A beautiful, super relaxed and amazingly well planned day made for such a beautiful wedding. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Cottrell!!



 

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