‘The Pack’

Meet little Oliver, the latest addition to this lovely family and fifth member of ‘the pack’! I love how Dad, Stuart, described them as that when he spoke about them all sleeping in the bed together, ‘that’s how it should be, we’re a pack!’

I’ve photographed my friend Emily and her family a few times over the years and have loved documenting them grow to a family of five.  Little Oliver is a lucky boy to have such great big brothers.  My heart melted a little when I asked the eldest, Noah, his favourite thing about Oliver and he answered ‘everything!’  These boys are going to have some fun growing up together!

2016: Family & Photography

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2016 was packed full of love and I was invited along to capture it all! Family has always been at the heart of what I do, it’s the reason I love my job so much and last year it shone through more than ever.  I met some lovely new families, caught up with some familiar faces and we even started a little family of our own with the arrival of Hetty!

Juggling Hetty and my photography meant it was definitely a year of multi-tasking…..I learnt to edit with Hetty strapped to me in a baby carrier, I fed her in between speeches at a wedding and travelled to Italy with her at 3 months old to photograph a family wedding!

2016 was full of love, chaos and fun…..and I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Thanks for a great year!

Laura x

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Behind the scenes…..

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Exploring the streets of Malcesine, Italy

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Chilling by the pool in Ibiza while mummy’s working!

Thanks to Jack and to our families for your help and support, love you all loads xxx

Chiswick House Maternity Shoot

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Congratulations to this lovely family on the safe arrival of their gorgeous baby girl and new little sister to Sofia! It was such a special time to capture, the last few weeks before they were about to become a family of 4.  We spent a fun morning at Chiswick House which was the perfect setting for their maternity shoot with beautiful surroundings and lots of space for Sofia to run around and watch the ducks!  We took a lovely walk around the gardens while I captured some natural shots then we all warmed up with coffee and croissants in the cafe…..a great way to end the shoot!

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Elixir Shore Club Ibiza Wedding

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I love an Ibiza wedding and when I heard that Simone and Elliot were tying the knot at the beautiful Elixir Shore Club I was more than a little bit excited!  We were guests at our friends wedding there last year and I had been dreaming of shooting at Elixir ever since.  So, off I headed to Ibiza with my husband and 7 month old baby in tow!

Simone and Elliot are such a chilled, friendly couple and it was really reflected in their wedding.  It was such a fun and relaxed day which included poolside champagne sipping, an intimate ceremony and the groom hitting the decks in the evening!   Elixir really is a photographer’s dream, a stunning beachfront location overlooking the sea on the quiet sandy beach of Cala Codolar. It was styled to perfection with simple, rustic details……right up my street!  Simone was the most chilled out bride ever and still kept her cool even when her shoe broke just before she was about to walk down the aisle!  Their friends and family were all fighting back the tears throughout the ceremony and speeches, it was clear how happy they were for them.  It was such a pleasure to be part of, thanks for having me along for the ride Simone and Elliot!

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Happy 6 Months!

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This has been my first blog post for a while as a certain little lady has been keeping me very busy! I’ve had some time out on maternity leave to throw myself into family life and the joys and challenges of motherhood.  I’m loving being Hetty’s mummy and can’t believe she’s 6 months today!…..it’s been amazing watching her grow every day and learn new tricks, her favourites at the moment are blowing raspberries and doing a bit of downward dog (she must have been paying attention at baby yoga!)

Through the haze of sleepless nights I’ve tried to pick up my camera (or phone camera mainly as it’s always close by!) as much as I can but I really wanted some nice photographs of us all together as a family so booked a shoot with Eline, you can see more of her lovely work here.  It was a great experience and  a good reminder of how it feels to be on the other side of the camera….I had the same thoughts as a lot of mums who book a shoot with me; how can I persuade Dad in to doing the shoot?! what if my baby screams the whole time? what should we wear?  Eline instantly put us at ease, it was nice and relaxed and we all really enjoyed it….even Jack!

Having these precious newborn photographs of Hetty has made me even more passionate about doing the same for other families and I’m really excited to start shooting again!  I’m now taking bookings for October onwards so please get in touch if you would like me to photograph your family.

Laura xxx

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Hetty’s Italian Adventure

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What a beautiful place….we’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to Italy for my cousin’s gorgeous wedding (which I was lucky enough to photograph!) and our first family holiday with Hetty!  Even in the rain Malcesine had so much character and rustic charm, we spent our days wandering the quaint streets with ice-creams in hand exploring all the nooks and crannys….

 

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!!

Hope you all had  a lovely festive break with your family and friends!

2015 was a busy year for me photography-wise and personally, I managed to squeeze in getting engaged, marrying my boy and becoming pregnant!!!  Really excited to see what 2016 holds, with baby McKinlay due in March and two destination weddings to shoot in Italy and Ibiza… it’s going to be a busy year!

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to all the lovely families and couples I’ve met this year, I really appreciate you supporting my little business.  It’s been such a pleasure photographing you all….

lots of love

Laura x

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Wedding Bump to Baby

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Remember Claire and Dan’s rustic,  back garden wedding earlier in the year?…..well, I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing their gorgeous new son, little Leo.  Such a chilled afternoon, listening to music and eating flapjack while snapping away!  It’s been so cool to document such an amazing year for them…..thanks for inviting me along for the ride Claire and Dan!!

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A Wee Wedding in Bonnie Scotland

 

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Just back from a magical adventure in bonnie Scotland!…days filled with walks on the beach, hot chocolates cuddled up by the log burner and a wee wedding just the 2 of us (3 including the bump!) The scenery was breath-taking and the sun even made an appearance!….the perfect way to enjoy some time together before the new arrival……I wish we could do it all over again

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Trick or Treat?

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TREAT!!!!…..

I have some exciting news that we have a little pumpkin on the way, due in March 2016!

Sorry I’ve been a little quiet over the last few months, I’m feeling much better now that I’ve passed 20 weeks and will be doing shoots up until February 2016.  Please get in touch if you would like to book a shoot before then, I would love to see as many of you as I can before the new arrival comes!

Hope you have a fun Halloween ‘trick or treating’ with your little ones!

Happy Halloween!

Laura x