A fab Worcester family (and a Worcester photographer!)

This family near Worcester were fabulous. They have a gorgeous modern house in an amazing setting overlooking the river (but high enough up to avoid flooding!). We took the dog for a walk from their house across the fields near the river, encountered some frisky cows and generally had a fun time. As a photographer …

Recommended services for busy parents – cleaning and concierge

Having a house full of young children can be very time-consuming, and sometimes the last thing you want to do is find time for the boring but essential chores like cleaning and ironing. But how do you find a reliable cleaner? You can ask your friends but they may have the same problem as you. …

Competition winner?

Yay! It’s always pleasing to be recognised for your creative work. I’ve been shortlisted into the top ten of a national competition for professional photographers. My winning image is of a father & son, as in my normal family photography. But it gets better – the father is me and the son is my son. …

Twin babies in Birmingham

I love photographing twins – identical or not. It adds an extra dimension to the images. As a baby photographer in Birmingham, the opportunity arises every so often, as it did over Christmas. These twins were nearly 5 months old, and they were beautiful – whether sleeping or awake. They also had noticeably different characters. …

Childcare options

It’s sometimes useful to get an opinion from the experts.  This is a guest post outlining different types of childcare from the team at care.com. What Type of Childcare is Right for Your Family? By The Care.Com Team With many different childcare options out there it can be difficult to know which one is right …

Childrens party photographer – Alcester

Children’s party photography As a specialist in children’s photography, I’m sometimes asked to be a childrens party photographer. These girls in Alcester, Warwickshire, were great fun. We went to a nature reserve and got a little wet, tried piggy-backs and found a few frogs. Back at the house there was some high quality hair styling …

Newborn photography and the BBC

The BBC just rang. They saw my pregnancy and newborn photography in the Birmingham and Warwickshire area and thought I might help them find some local couples expecting their first baby. Now is your chance to appear on TV! They are making a series that explores how much modern Dads are involved in the pregnancy …

Family photography in Barnt Green, Birmingham

Family photography – Birmingham As a Birmingham photographer, it was lovely to revisit this Barnt Green family for another photo session – more family photography Birmingham. It was a year since their last photo session, so both boys seemed more grown up, especially 2 year old Auby. The large house and garden make a fantastic …

Childcare and Nannies

Choosing how your children are going to be looked after when you go back to work is such a difficult decision. A child minder may have several other children, so benefitting your child’s social abilities, but won’t be able to give your child as much individual attention as a nanny would. A nanny will typically …

Better children’s photography – part 3

In this part we’ll look at getting good light on the children outdoors, in a fairly straightforward way. You might want to also look at Better children’s photography part 2 and part 1 of better childrens photography. Child photography can be tricky – you have to juggle thinking about the camera settings & composition with …