Saturday, 10 December 2011

Image problems on my blog

Apologies for quality of the photos below, I am experiencing some problems with my blog and am looking into this as a matter of urgency. Many thanks for your understanding, Lucy

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Epsom Baby Photography: Preview

A few from yesterday's session on a in Epsom which was given as a pressie to this new family.

The forecast was for rain so I was relieved on waking up to a dry day. But I have to admit I was a *teeny* bit worried as I drove up to the downs and the fog got thicker and thicker....Luckily this gave us beautiful diffused light to work with in one of their bedrooms (yeay for the houses with 3 floors!) and Macey did so well. 4 months is usually quite a hard age to photograph due to sleep and feeding needs but she was amazing and earned a very well deserved snooze when I left. Check out the tutu....CUTE!

Stuart, Stephanie & Macey, hope you (and your friends at work) love these first few images - will be in touch soon. Posted with love, Lucy xxx

Baby photography at Wisley: Preview

The last time I met this family was on the morning of the royal wedding when I took Matthew's newborn shots. At that point we'd discussed some autumnal photographs as part of their next session and when they suggested Wisley gardens I was delighted. The trees didn't let us down, and we got lots of beautiful colours in their backdrops.

It really is my favourite time of year, I love the changing of the seasons and the promise of all things sparkly and Xmassy to come....such a child at heart. I have a feeling this year will be even more special :o)

Ally, Angie & Matthew, thanks for such an enjoyable morning with you guys - it was so great to walk, shoot and chat with you.
Hope you love these first few - will be in touch when you gallery is ready. Posted with love, Lucy xxx

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Thames Ditton Baby Photography: Preview

This shoot started at Aariv's home in Thames Ditton and then saw us heading off to one of my favourite spots, Claremont gardens, for some outdoor shots. The afternoon autumn light at Claremont was just beautiful and meant we could get some great family ones in the bag before Aariv got too sleepy x

Baby Photography in Thursley: Preview

Little Freddie was such a star when I visited a couple of weeks ago on a cold crispy morning for his photo session. He took a little while to warm up to having me in his home, but it didn't take long and he gave me lots of lovely expressions throughout. LOVE his cheeky! x

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Baby Photography in Reigate: Preview

Is was so lovely to finally get to meet this family...we'd originally scheduled the shoot for much earlier in the summer but kept having to rearrange for one reason or another.
Little Callum was on good form when the big day did finally roll around (if a bit bemused by the very random nature of my singing...) and gave me lots of great expressions during our time together xxx

Sunny Day in Chertsey: Baby Photography Preview

Gorgeous little Emilie, with her penchant for Mummy's beads and necklaces at just 9 months....that'll be seriously dangerous when she reaches her teens! We were blessed with one of the warmest October days ever for their shoot at home in Chertsey, but luckily we started early in the morning and their garden provided a perfect little shady oasis for the outdoor shots later on XXX

1 Year Photography in Weybridge: Preview

The last of my second visits to a particular group of Walton NCT families who I first met summer. It's been so lovely to see all of their boys grow up over the last year or so and I'm sad that their First Year Packages are coming to an end. We started the shoot at home and then headed to Claremont to meet the ducks.... Joshua was dangerously close to his lunchtime so we were certainly on borrowed time for the second part of the shoot, not that you'd necessarily guess from the few below though :)

Monday, 3 October 2011

Baby Photography in Bushy Park, Teddington: Preview

Ahh, little Holly......she melts my heart with her smiles.

I can't believe she has grown so much since her shoot this spring. Still quite small for 7 months old but very long like her Daddy....a tiny giant! We had a beautiful sunny day and made the most of it in Bushy Park where Holly-Berry did an amazing job of putting up with my singing and graced me with a few smiles for my efforts (I think she could see how hard I was trying :) )

Kasia, Graeme and always a pleasure. So nice to catch up and i hope you like these initial shots xxx

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Newborn shoot in Battersea: Preview

Little Oscar had his moment in the spotlight last weekend at just 5 days new to the world.

Now, I don't know what it is with me and newborn shoots at the moment, but my last few newbies have been super alert and really into what's going on around them, and Oscar was no exception....He made me work hard for the sleepy shots.... but we got a few in the bag thankfully :)

Lucy, Mark & Oscar, great to see you all last week and I hope you enjoy these first few. L XXXX

Monday, 19 September 2011

Reigate 1 Year Photography: Preview

A VERY dark and rainy day in Reigate a few months back. Little Aimee is a super quick 14-month old and it was such a shame that because of the weather we couldn't go out to a local park for the shots....hoping to revisit in the next few weeks for take two! In the meantime, a few of the initial images x

Sunday, 18 September 2011

At home in the greenhouse...

A rainy day in Wareham meant flower arranging for Amelia and Harry in the greenhouse...Enjoy Sarah & John!xxx

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Rach & Deane's Wedding Blessing in St Albans Cathedral

I was recently able to take some photographs at the wedding blessing of some good friends in St Alban's Cathedral. This was a follow up to the intimate wedding they had in Italy back in June...which I still haven't got around to blogging...must do so soon! Perfect excuse for a second outing of the dress if ever I saw one. This was the first blessing I'd been to and it was such a lovely ceremony, and a great way for me to slowly get back into doing what I love after the stresses of the last month xxx

Monday, 29 August 2011

10 minute shoot in Esher

Holly's passport shoot in July... 'official' shot in the bag after a minute or two but of course it was difficult to stop clicking away with such gorgeousness in front of me.

...and of course Jack had to get in on the action, which Holly doesn't look too pleased about!


Newborn Photography in Surrey - Preview

Well....I am slowly starting to get back to work following an extremely upsetting and emotional month. Not quite feeling 'normal' just yet, but an dipping my toes back in to see how it feels. And I'm starting with this shoot with a beautiful newborn and her parents on a sunny Sunday in July. As always, some of my favourites...

Posted with love, Lucy xxx

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Starstruck - J* Workshop in London

Back in April I was relaxing by the pool of the fabby Lucknam Park spa hotel in the Cotswolds when I almost fell off my lounger upon discovering that photographer Jasmine Star was coming to give a workshop in London. Now, I am a HUGE fan of Jasmine's and the thought of missing out this opportunity was enough to have me hot-footing it across to the main hotel (in my robe) to register.

.....And boy am I glad I did.

The course was all about the 8 principles of branding, of which J* is an expert! Suffice to say, it was HUGELY inspiring (I can't even begin to explain how amazing it was!) and I have lots of work to do to act upon my new found knowledge. So watch this space..... :)

One of the best parts of the course was meeting such an amazing group of fellow photographers, who I hope I will remain in contact with for years to come.

A small part of the day was devoted to shooting. Which was tricky because not only was I completely distracted by wanting to watch Jasmine in action, but I was also forced to shoot in Manual mode which is a whole different ball game to my comfort zone of Aperture Priority which I find lends itself so well to my fast paced baby photography

Check out how gorgeous Rachel and Dan are!

Posted with love
Lucy xxx

These are some of the great suppliers and contributors I got to work with on the day:

Venue: One Marylebone
Flowers: Pollen Nation
Furniture (chairs/tables/screen/sofas): Great Hire
Caterers: The Recipe
Cakes: and Restoration Cake
Hair: Severin Hubert of The Hepburn Collection
Make Up: Elbie Van Eeden
Behind the Scenes Video: Richard Wakefield of FX Films
Organiser/general dogsbody: Kat Williams of Rock n Roll Bride
Models: Rachel & Dan