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Cake smash


Lifestyle shots allow you to document life as it happens, cherishing the moments forever.  Lifestyle sessions are based upon capturing natural daily moments and events, reflecting your personality and style. This type of shoot is tailored to your requirements, its about your unique family and whichever setting you choose.



Little people

These session are fun, with a capital F. I love to photograph babies and children,  its about capturing real life moments as they happen. There is no formality about it, which makes the session very natural and fun that will be documented forever. The session can be for a cake smash to celebrate your little ones milestone, or when they are newly sitting up. The aim of the session is to capture their personality that they are developing and looking into their own little world of fun.


Cake smash

Watch your little one explore new taste and textures, which result in fun, cute photographs that capture their personality of film. After the cake smash, we let them play and have a splash in a little tub of bubbles to clean of your little one before they go home and to capture those hilarious shots. Cakes are to provided by customer. If you are looking to capture the new sitter, then we can make sure they have much to amuse them, I give you the option if you would like to do a sitter shoot on location, at your home or in the studio.

​Who can attend a family lifestyle shoot?

​Mummy, Daddy & children, or with your new arrival and possibly the dog too... This is about your family and wanting to capture those moments that you want document forever.

Where is the Lifestyle Photo Shoot taken?

​Depending on the style you want, whether that is in your own home or on location, I will accommodate to your requirements.

Outdoor shoots are of your choice, that could be a beautiful woodland, hills, streams, moors, parkland or simply in your garden.


If you prefer, Indoor shoots in your own home. Capturing moments in the kitchen are great fun, baking with the children, or all relaxing on Mum & Dads bed, maybe including the pets. This is about you and what you like to do best in your own environment.

​If you are looking for a portrait, set in landscape setting, whether this is for your Business, or just capturing moments of you for a someone special. This is is easily achieved. We can discuss what you want to achieve from the shoot to help you capture the best portrait look you are seeking.

What happens after the session?

I will deliver your USB and album if purchased to your door. please allow up to 2 weeks post session. ​

For Portrait Lifestyle, please see gallery. 


If you decide to have your christening photographed professionally. I feel its important to take advantage of those special moments that can be captured pre and post the christening. The following is what I consider to be the best method of covering the special day.  

Prior to church service, there will be a set of formal photographs. These should be if all goes well, consist of the following


Individual of child

Mother and child

Mother, Father and child

Whole family / Godparents

It is important to keep this simple, and fairy quiet and quick. This way, you are more relaxed and not worried about greeting guest etc. The little one is not so stressed with sometimes the overwhelming part of the day.  This time is about you as a family.


During the service, I click quietly around without flash and capture the important memorable moments. I will view the church prior to shoot on the day, and if possible speak with the vicar prior to the service. Please understand during the Baptism timeframe, most churches do not allow photography to take place.


Once service has taken place, I will be happy to take some shots of the after celebrations at the church.

This would include

God parents


group shots of 6.

If you would like me to attend the venue for further photography shots , this will be additional charge of £100. There is also a option to book me to attend your home prior to the christening taking place. This is to capture those most intimate memories, of getting ready and attention to detail shots.


Once you decide to go ahead a book, we will have a consultation call or meeting to discuss your ideas and thoughts of the day.




​I do photograph small intimate wedding ceremonies, for that personal touch. Please view Lifestyle albums to view 'Wedding in France'. Prices upon enquiry.