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A new baby book has been started with this one shot.

A baby year book is a lovely way to keep-sake baby’s first year. A regular photo session is scheduled from

bump, newborn, sitting, crawling, walking. The little human changes so much in the first 12 months of life, it

makes so many lovely memories of a time that passes so rapidly. (even if in the midst of the sleepless nights you think

it will go on forever!)

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Welcome, Caspian

The gloriously named Caspian joined his big brother and sister, who are called Tallys and Elijah and their super

chilled mummy Autumn Summer, a local harpist. Autumn had her wonderful music recorded and playing as Caspian

entered the world. How wonderful, and what a super family they are.

Caspian you are a lucky little boy.

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Stephanie and Sophie

Two friends one session- it’s the way to go!

If you want a solo shoot, but feel camera shy, just bring along a friend or two. It makes you forget the camera, and feel less

self conscious, and you get some great buddy photos too! We went on an island tour to a few of my outdoor ‘studios’ I have

numbers for them and like to run a circuit of them. I vary which places I use due to light and time of the year/tides etc.

So many variables that it never gets boring or you end up with lots of photos looking the ‘same’. (Altho’ I do admit to some faves!)

Stephanie’s glorious red hair was fab to shoot, and poor girl went home with a headache from all the head banging I had her do!

 

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A la perchoine…

Not ‘goodbye’ but ‘see you later’ to Jade. A quick session for Jade and her brother and sister before she headed off to Australia and jungle trekking!

A lovely family who will miss Jade very much (and me, she’s gone with my son!!)

As much as you will be missed, we wish you bon voyage, and godspeed as you set off on your travels. From teeny Guernsey to the great land mass that

is Australia, just a bit of a difference, then!

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Brass2Haiti

No one can resist the irrepressible Sarah Griffith, neither could I when asked to come along to St James and take some photos for the wonderful event

to raise monies for musical instruments for Haiti. Here are just a few shots from the evening. Splendid music, dancing, and some amazingly generous

donations and bidding for some super items donated. Including a stay at Chateau Charlie http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1833228-d1025437-Reviews-Chateau_Charly-Cher_Berry_Centre.html who give 50% of takings to support the Bridge to Haiti charity.

Wonderful stuff!

 

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Beach Belles

It has been a fabulous summer, and there has been a lot of beach portraits for me. I love shooting on the beach, it’s Guernsey at it’s best!

This was a joint birthday party for two 11 year old young ladies who love to laugh, run around like crazies and eat cake!

So, 25 (or so) 11 year olds met on Grande Rocque beach for a run around, game of rounders, jumping in the water and a barbecue.

As you can see they had a blast.

 

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Fairyland at Le Friquet

The time is coming close, the opening of Fairyland at Le Friquet is soon!

Meet our Wonderful Wizard! He is a real wizard and children love him.

Meet Winter Fairy, our graceful dancer.

Meet the cheeky pixie, the woodland fairy.

Bring along the children, we have costumes up to six years for boys and 12 for girls, they will have an amazing experience in Fairyland, and a magical photoshoot.

There are a few spaces left, so click the Fairyland tab and book a space.

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Ruby Wedding anniversary- today!

 

 

 

 

Huge Congratulations to the Morris family, who today are celebrating Mum & Dad’s 40th Wedding anniversary.

40 Years ago the Morris’ came to Guernsey for their honeymoon, and look how lovely they are with each other!

A delightful family, and a privilege to photograph them all.

Thank you for asking me to share a small part in your celebrations, and have a fab meal at La Fregate tonight.

Don’t leave it so long before you come over again!

 

 

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The Fairies come to Town!

Today St Peter Port saw a ‘Flutter of Fairies’ come to Town. The last day of the Town carnival was the perfect time to wander

the streets and bring a smile to many faces, and for some little people a frown as they tried to work out quite what was happening!

 

Many thanks to our wonder fairy girls who did a great job in telling the children where they could go to dress up and have their photo taken.

I think you can see who is the most determined to share and earn her ice cream! Fairies love getting paid in ice cream!

 

We managed to do our stroll around town, and get back in to the cars before the heavens opened.

 

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Summer wedding at Le Guet, Guernsey

Despite all the grim weather we have had in early summer, the day dawned fine and bright for the wedding of Rhiana and Michael.

Rhiana was a stunning bride, natural and sweet and a bit wood nymph thrown in as well!

Michael, her handsome groom waited patiently for her to arrive at Le Guet, a beautiful location for a summer wedding.

The forest was hung with ribbons and white hearts, the sun shining down, casting a dappled light which made everything look pretty (but hard to battle with for photos!)

The bridesmaids were also fairy creatures with their dresses wafting in the little breeze. It was a very emotional day for all the participants with almost as many tears as there was laughter.

A fab paella lunch followed at Le Gouffre, after some stunning moments on the cliffs for their couple photographs.

 

Enjoy!

One Summers Evening

On a lovely evening last week we went out for a beach shoot with a lovely family, and great fun kids. I won’t tell you why the sequence of the kids are laughing SO hard- but I’ll bet you can guess!

Funny, I have a photo similar to this from my childhood with my brothers! What is it with boys…?

 

Anyway, the mist was gently rolling in, and gave some lovely soft light for the shoot, so after getting the family to run around the dunes for a bit we finished off at the slipway.

Great fun, and despite the guys initial reluctance to participate in the session, I think fun was had by all.

Thanks Andre & Nikki.

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Margo and Daniel ‘Avant’ shoot

I have a ‘thing’ about a pre-wedding shoot. I think it is such a useful tool to get to know a wedding couple before the Big Day. I think that the bride and groom both feel more relaxed in front of my camera once we have done an ‘avant’ shoot. On the day when I bowl up with all the camera gear I don’t feel like a stranger pointing the camera at them all day, it’s easier all ’round.

 

So, it was a stonking hot day (not complaining, just sayin’) and we had discussed a beach shoot, but the beaches were crowded and it felt more intimate to avoid the crowds. As we had to re-arrange the shoot it ended up being on a Sunday- the perfect time for a quieter St Peter Port, so that’s where we went.

We had a nice quiet wander around St Peter Port, and discovered some little used lanes, away from the crowds, and the very hot sun.

 

Perfect.

 

Looking forward to shooting the wedding next month- I think Daniel has got over his shock!

 

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Mum’s ‘Special Birthday’

I’m not going to let on how ‘special’ Mums’ b’day was…. but the children and husband came in the week before the big day, and managed to sneak out without her noticing- never an easy thing to do!

They even bought the lovely family dog with them, a beautiful ‘Goldie’. As I have a ‘Goldie’ myself, I’d have to say I am rather fond of them! We went for a quick spin on L’Ancresse common, with the wind whipping around and it made for some interesting expressions, and hair arrangements!

But Dan & Chloe were sterling in the face of the wind, and we had a great shoot.

So to top it all off, Dad smuggled some champagne to the studio to cool, and Mum was bought in on her (special) birthday without telling her what it was all about! So after a bit of winding her up about having her photo taken, we sat down to enjoy a lovely glass of champagne (oh, the perks of my job!!) while watching the slideshow of all the photos taken on our windy outing.

It was a lovely start to the birthday, and some lovely photographs are now winging their way to the family.

 

Enjoy, and Happy Birthday Anita!

 

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Sweet Abbie

Mum and Dad brought little Abbie in when she was 8 weeks old, and altho she was past the ‘newborn’ stage (photographically speaking) she was very obliging with her smiles and sweet nature. She has such sparkling eyes and didn’t miss a trick! Abbie took in all the goings on in the studio and was a pleasure to shoot.

 

If you have missed the 10 day limit for the newborn session, you can still have lovely images like these of Abbie, but come in prepared to be a baby ‘prop’!

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Remy-newborn

Always a delight to have brand new people come in to the studio, and little Remy just a few days old was no exception. With a lovely family to welcome him he was a delight to photograph.

These curly poses can only be done with babies under 10 days old, so please speak to me early about your newborn session.

 

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Beach Belles

When Anna and her best friend have birthdays so close together, and share all the same friends a joint party is in order! They proved that ‘Girls just wanna have fun!’

Meeting up with them on Grande Rocque beach for some party fun, hot dogs and lovely homemade cupcakes, games of rounders and lots of leaping and twirling it was a great party!

It made me dizzy to see so many cartwheeling girls. So here are some photos to share the fun. It made for a great party momento to have it recorded in this way, and some very individual ‘Thank-you’ cards to send out afterwards with the group photo on to remember it by.

 

These are the lazy days of summer, and a childhood to remember.

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Baby Perfection -Archie

So often when photographing babies, you need a little magic dust to remove teeny skin blemishes, dribble, and other ‘bits’

These photos are straight out of camera- and I had to throw away many ‘perfect’ images, because Archie’s parents would be here all day when choosing- in fact, they could never choose!

Here is a bit of baby perfection, smiley, sweetness; Archie.

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Sweet Abbie

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London Wedding…

The Goring Hotel, London was the venue of choice for Sam and Dawn’s civil partnership, they had a touching ceremony attended by their four children, and families.

Champagne and laughter flowed as they relaxed with friends. Then the dancing started to fab live music, and went on late into the evening.

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Glen & Karen get married!

Fab day for a wedding! Karen and Glen got married and the sun shone, and the fire engine brought the bride to the

church! A fab entourage of fireman threw confetti over the couple as they left the church. We then went to the ‘cup

and saucer’ (Fort Grey) for photographs, even tho’ the wind was very blowy. I was picking sand out of my hair for

the next two days. Karen looked stunning, and her sister was showing me photos from her wedding album, that I

shot 14 years earlier… and… there were Karen & Glenn as teenagers!

They were still together 14 years on, and finally ready to tie the knot. It was a fun day and a great reception at Bruce

Russel’s Gold and Silversmith cafe- ‘The Mint’. They did a fab job and it was a relaxed informal time.

Congratulations, Karen & Glen.

 

 

 

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