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Here on the blog, you’ll find loads of advice and tips for families that I hope you will find useful.  Discover some of my favourite places to visit with my family in Kent & East Sussex, local businesses I recommend and photography tips to ensure you have a wonderful experience when working with me.

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Great Locations For A Photoshoot

Great Locations For A Photoshoot

5 Great Locationsfor a photoshootLocation, location, location!  Or so they say!  If you’re wanting to organise a family photoshoot for your gorgeous family this year, but you’re wondering where on earth would be a great location for a photoshoot, I can help! There are...

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Preparing For Your Bluebell Photo Shoot

Preparing For Your Bluebell Photo Shoot

How to prepare for yourBluebell Photo ShootHave you noticed the days are getting longer and just a little bit warmer? Have you loved seeing crocuses, snowdrops and now daffodils poking their heads up above the ground? It really won’t be long before our local bluebell...

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Why Invest In Wall Art?

Why Invest In Wall Art?

Wall Art?Why Invest InMake 2024 the year for family photos: making memories that will last a life time   You may be thinking that it would be lovely to finally get some family pictures this year.  The kids are growing like weeds and you can’t believe how much...

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Re-use and recycle after Christmas

Re-use and recycle after Christmas

Reuse & RecycleAFTER CHRISTMASFive Top Tips to reduce waste and help the environment once the Christmas festivities are over1.   Christmas Cards Instead of throwing away your Christmas cards, simply cut off the back part with the message on and keep the front of...

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My favourite photo gift ideas

My favourite photo gift ideas

Photo Gift Ideas It’s that time of year when time seems to speed up and there is never enough time to get 'All The Things' done!  Quite apart from all the school Christmas discos, teacher gifts, lunches, and charity fund raisers, there is so much to think about and...

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What to wear for your Autumn Family Photoshoot

What to wear for your Autumn Family Photoshoot

What To Wear For Your Autumn Family Photoshoot5 essential tips for When deciding what to wear for your family photo shoot, there are a few simple ideas which you can adopt to help make your final portraits beautiful and timeless - portraits that won't date and you...

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Family Photoshoot in Sevenoaks, Kent

Family Photoshoot in Sevenoaks, Kent

Family PhotoshootSevenoaksOn this Family Photo shoot in Sevenoaks, Kent, I loved meeting the four generations of this thoroughly gorgeous family.  We all loved being outdoors and I genuinely had such a fabulous time providing this family with beautiful images that...

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How to celebrate your 50th

How to celebrate your 50th

How To CelebrateYour 50th Birthday(or 30th, 40th, 60th or 70th!)How to celebrate your 50th There is a time in everyone’s young life (if you’re readying this, it was probably a long, long time ago!) when the birthday parties you attend were all raucous 18ths and glitzy...

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Summer Days Out With The Kids

Summer Days Out With The Kids

In a Life Before Kids, did you find that the summer beckoned with the candy floss allure of long weeks of endless sunshine?  There were days out, evenings on the beach, fun explorations of places near and far; the summer world was your oyster....? Now, there is Life...

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Baby Essentials

Baby Essentials

BabyEssentialsOn the blog today, I'm sharing my TOP TEN Baby Essentials You DO Actually Need. Whether you're expecting for the first time, or even the second or third time, you will receive a lot of advice about what you do or don't need. There were loads of things I...

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Pictures to Cherish

Pictures to Cherish

PicturesTo CherishGetting in the frame Why It's So Important To Get Family Photographs Taken I was looking back through my family's photo albums recently.  And what a great pleasure it is in our family to drag the albums out a couple of times a year and marvel at how...

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Ideas for printing your photos

Ideas for printing your photos

PrintingYour MemoriesLet's be honest.  Printing your photos may not be at the top of your to-do list.  There are so many, many things to get done on any given day... However, I am a passionate believer that it is SOOOOO important to get those beautiful photos, those...

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Christmas Jumper Day 2022

Christmas Jumper Day 2022

Feeling Festive Yet? Christmas Jumper Day is a lovely, annual  event which encourages us to raise much needed funds for charity.  This year, it falls on Thursday 8th December. Held each year since 2012, we are encouraged to wear Christmas Jumpers at home, at your...

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Great Experience Gift Ideas This Christmas

Great Experience Gift Ideas This Christmas

Do you find that the older you get and the more stuff you accumulate in your house, you begin to realise that you don’t really need all these “things”!  I am exactly the same.  What I love more than anything these days, is exploring new things, trying out new ideas...

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In LOVE with Autumn

In LOVE with Autumn

2022 has proved to present a funny old Autumn.  The 'false' autumn of the summer after so many weeks of dry weather hinted at a very early autumn.  But the warm weather of the summer has lingered and at the end of October, temperatures are still regularly hitting the...

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The Best Coffee in Tunbridge Wells

The Best Coffee in Tunbridge Wells

The BEST coffeein Tunbridge WellsIf you're looking for the BEST COFFEE in Tunbridge Wells, I have compiled a list of independent, small businesses based on the opinions of local Tunbridge Wells residents. In no particular order, these cafes have been tried and tested...

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5 Reasons To Book A Family Photo Shoot

5 Reasons To Book A Family Photo Shoot

5 Reasons To Book a Family Photo Shoot"The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been and the memories we've made along the way."An outdoor family photo shoot is the perfect way to capture heart melting, smile inducing and happy portraits for...

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What Happens On A Family Photoshoot

What Happens On A Family Photoshoot

Family PhotoshootWhat Happens On AAre you considering booking your beautiful family in for a Family Portrait Session this year?  Are you unsure what happens during a photography session?  Are you worried there might be uncomfortable posing and that your kids won't...

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The Best Places to see Bluebells in Kent & East Sussex

The Best Places to see Bluebells in Kent & East Sussex

BeautifulBluebellsThe Best Places To See Bluebells In Kent & East SussexAre you looking for the best places to see bluebells in West Kent and East Sussex?  You are in the right spot!  Read on..... Each Spring, after months of dull, dark, grey days, nature rewards...

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Large Family Photo Shoot

Large Family Photo Shoot

A Large Family Photo Shoot is a wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday or family event.  They are hugely popular for celebrating Grandparent's big milestones; be they 60ths or 100ths (and  the smaller milestones in between) or even if you just happen to be...

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Tunbridge Wells in the snow

Tunbridge Wells in the snow

There is something magical about Tunbridge Wells in the snow.  During the winter of 2021, we enjoyed a brief respite from the grip of another Covid lockdown.  Overnight on 8th February, a blanket of snow settled over Tunbridge Wells. Snow never seems to linger very...

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British Wildlife Centre

British Wildlife Centre

Days out with the kids: The British Wildlife Centre   Are you always on the look out for fun days out with the kids?  Days out that don't break the bank?  Days that aren't boring for you as a parent?  And that are not too far a drive from Tunbridge Wells? I can...

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FIVE questions to ask before hiring a photographer

FIVE questions to ask before hiring a photographer

5 questions to askbefore hiring a photographerOn the blog today I am looking at the questions to ask before hiring a photographer.1. Will it hurt? 🤣 It sounds silly, but genuinely, every photographer has a very different style of shooting.  So it's important that you...

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Christmas Jumper Day 2021

Christmas Jumper Day 2021

On the blog today......... Christmas Jumper DayFriday 10th December 2021 Feeling Festive Yet? Let's face it, Christmas 2020 was a bit of a washout wasn't it!  So who's planning on going ALL OUT for 2021? Let's check out the most fabulous Christmas Jumpers to get your...

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The Museum Of The Moon

The Museum Of The Moon

On the blog today.... The Autumn of 2021 saw the Tunbridge Wells Puppetry Festival take over our town.  As part of the festivities, The Museum Of The Moon came to Calverley Grounds.  It was a truly spectacular installation & was hugely popular with the local...

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What If My Kids Misbehave?

What If My Kids Misbehave?

How to get children to behave for a family photo shootIf you are wondering how to get children to behave for a family photo shoot, you're not alone.  Many of my clients tell me this is a worry for them.  They beg, bribe and barter; making promises if the kids will...

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How to photograph moody teenagers

How to photograph moody teenagers

You’ve booked your family photo shoot, you’ve planned out what you’re all going to wear and you’ve even persuaded the reluctant teen to come along.  Now, if you're wondering how on earth I actually manage to photograph moody teenagers, read on! The news is good!  You...

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Father’s Day Tunbridge Wells

Father’s Day Tunbridge Wells

Father's Day in Tunbridge Wells TEN of the best* lunch desintations for the best Dads * 'best' according to my opinion!Father's Day is on Sunday 20th June this year.  There are many great days out to be had, but I don't know a single Dad who wouldn't love a good ol'...

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Penshurst Place Peonies

Penshurst Place Peonies

Penshurst PlacepeoniesEvery summer, from about late May to mid June, peonies burst into flower across the country.  At Penshurst Place the 100 metre peony border is a sight to behold.Where to see peonies I am very lucky to have been granted very special access to...

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Photographing Your Family

Photographing Your Family

Photographing your family year after year   Photographing your family is one of my greatest pleasures.  I genuinely love meeting people and I love a chat!  Therefore, it's a huge compliment when clients come back to me to photograph their family year after year....

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Summer Family Photoshoot

Summer Family Photoshoot

Are you thinking about booking a summer family photoshoot in your garden at home?  This is a wonderful way to capture fabulous memories for your family. This family shoot, captued in the summer of 2018, got together three generations of one family.  They had gathered...

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Becoming A Qualified Photographer

Becoming A Qualified Photographer

The Reason 2020 had its' fair share of ups and downs.  Well, let's be honest, not so many ups and a whole lot of downs....it was challenging on so many levels for everyone and I know there weren't many people who were sad to see the back of it! With all the negative...

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Family friendly walks

Family friendly walks

Family FriendlyWalksAs a parent I am always looking for family friendly walks and outings.  Especially over the Lockdown year of 2020 when most entertainment for children was closed.  Over the last decade of parenthood, I have explored a great number of the wonderful...

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Day trips to the beach

Day trips to the beach

The BeachDay Trips ToI feel very lucky living in Tunbridge Wells.  If you head south in the car (or indeed on the train) for about an hour, you reach the best beaches the Kent and East Sussex coast has to offer with their mixture of sandy, shingle and rocky...

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