Sibling Photography: Three Brothers {Newborn & Family Photographer Kingston Surrey}

These boys. Capturing images like these is what I love. The variety of shots at a family lifestyle session capture the essence of your family - your child jumping on your bed, dinosaurs roaring towards my camera, holding your newborn in your arms - and then there's the moment when two little boys peer up at me with that look "we know the picture you're after - here it is", and, between all the excitement, there are moments like these that are frozen through imagery to be cherished forever:

And then there's the fun shots!...

Little Louis:

William with his new baby brother:

Oliver with his new baby brother:

Mother, Father + baby Louis:

Abi & Tom Got Married! Wedding Photography at The Clock Barn in Hampshire {Wiltshire & Hampshire Wedding Photographer}

YAY! Abi & Tom got married! And, it was SUCH a beautiful wedding at The Clock Barn in Whitchurch - a stunning, secluded Hampshire wedding venue with fairy lights glistening in the background and rustic wooden beams overhead. It was an absolute pleasure to photograph their special day - from the getting-ready photos of Abi at her home in Salisbury (I LOVE these bridal prep images - her dress is stunning!) with her bridesmaids and her Mum, going on to the Clock Barn to photograph Tom getting emotional in anticipation, and then later their friends and family enjoying a drink by the cozy fire after the ceremony - it was such an honour to capture their day.

A HUGE congratulations to the lovely Abi & Tom!

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The Clock Barn in Hampshire provides a stunning backdrop for wedding photography!...

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If you didn't see Abi & Tom's engagement photos - have a peek over here!

Oh, and definitely see their special dog GIF over here!

Love, Susie x

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Linda & Allan I Carlton Mitre Hotel Hampton Court Wedding Photography

It's an absolute pleasure to introduce the wedding photographs for Linda & Allan! A huge congratulations to an absolutely lovely couple - they had an intimate ceremony at Kingston Registry Office followed by a beautiful reception and wedding breakfast at the Carlton Mitre Hotel in Hampton Court - situated directly opposite Hampton Court Palace on the river’s borders near Kingston upon Thames, providing a glorious backdrop to their wedding photography. Allan and Linda were beaming all day - in Linda's enquiry to me she described herself and Allan as a couple in their 'lively 60s' - I think the last image captures this best! Here's wishing them every happiness together!

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The build-up...

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The bride arrives at Kingston Registry Office with her son in a super cool car!

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Meanwhile, inside Kingston Registry Office...

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They're married!

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I LOVE confetti shots!...

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Off to the Carlton Mitre...

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A truly LOVELY couple! :)

Guests can view even more photos of Linda & Allan's day over here - simply email either myself or Linda to obtain the password!

Thank you so much to Linda & Allan for choosing me to photograph their special day! Susie xxx

Matt & Jasmine's Wedding Photography at The Three Horseshoes in Radnage, Buckinghamshire {High Wycombe and London Wedding Photographer}

Introducing Mr & Mrs Jones! The absolutely lovely Matt and Jasmine got married in August and I was truly honoured to be their photographer for their beautiful outdoor wedding at The Three Horseshoes in Radnage, High Wycombe - and YES, the sun shone for the whole day! Oh - and it was also the groom's Birthday! Double celebrations! The Three Horseshoes is an ancient inn in the midst of the Chilterns - an absolutely stunning backdrop for wedding photography!

Wedding party, friends and family can view the full wedding gallery here!

If you didn't see Matt and Jasmine's engagement session photographs at the beautiful Hughenden Manor, you can see them here :)

Wedding Venue: The Three Horseshoes

Wedding Flowers by the lovely ladies at Pinks of Hazlemere

A lovely couple and an amazingly beautiful wedding day!

With love and huge congratulations to Matt & Jasmine

Susie x o x o

 

{Susie is a Wedding Photographer, Family Photographer and Newborn Photographer based in Kingston-Upon-Thames, traveling all over the UK to capture beautiful moments!}

Matt & Jasmine's Engagement Session {Wedding Photographer High Wycombe}

This time last week...Matt & Jasmine tied the knot! Wahoo! Whilst I'm behind the scenes editing their wedding photos, why not have a peek at their engagement photographs taken at Hughenden Manor in the meantime! We met at Hughenden in High Wycombe to capture the beautiful scenery and this lovely couple side by side. Jasmine brought two dresses with her for a quick outfit change (I recommend this to mix up your photos!) - and she looked stunning in both!

A HUGE congratulations to Matt & Jasmine on their wedding!

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Continuing my love for black and white photography...

Continuing my love for black and white photography...

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Matt and Jasmine hanging outside their Manor home... ;)

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A wander down to the river and Jasmine's fearlessness of the cold water meant we could get these awesome shots! She was in the river before Matt could get his shoes off!

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Coming Soon: Mr & Mrs Jones's Wedding Photos!

Susie xxx

Baby Theo is One! {On Location Family Photography Salisbury Wiltshire}

Back in June I had the pleasure of photographing the lovely Donell family at their home in Salisbury! Baby Theo was so adorable crawling up to the camera - I love the close-ups of him and his cute little expressions! He crawled through his play tunnel to meet me at the other end with delightful enthusiasm - and I hope that shows in the pictures! After capturing some natural family photographs of them all together in their garden, we went on to Queen Elizabeth gardens to photograph Theo and his Mum together on the swings...

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this expression....

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Crawling through the tunnel!...

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Fun with Mum...

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Fun with Dad...

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Theo and his Mum playing on the swings at Queen Elizabeth gardens...

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With each Blog Post I will answer a frequently asked question - so if you have any questions at all about photography, cameras, photo-shoots or anything in between, simply write your question in the blog comments space below!


Client Question 2: Should we order prints through you, or get them printed ourselves?
My Answer: My inclusive print-release that comes with all session bookings means you have total flexibility in how you get your photos printed. You can either print them at a high-street lab of your choice, or through me via my professional lab of choice - I love to give my clients the freedom to choose. So what's the difference? The difference between a professional lab print and high-street print is stark - not to go into too much technical detail, but essentially the quality, the colours, the calibration, the contrast, the paper and the longevity and overall look and feel of a pro-print are markedly above and beyond that of a 20p print from your high-street shop, and this is clearly visible when you place them side-by-side. However, each print type certainly serves a purpose depending on what you are wanting to do with your prints - if you are looking to post a couple of your favourite images to your Auntie Hilda in Australia, then high-street prints are perfect - a) they're affordable and b) it won't be a huge upset if they did happen to get lost or damaged in the post on their long journey (though of course you can still post a high-quality print if you want!). But, if you're looking to have your images in a feature collage at home on your wall, blown-up onto a large canvas or have a beautifully framed Fine-Art print - then a professional lab is most definitely the way to go and the products will stand the test of time.


Do you have any questions on photography? Comment in the box below and I will answer!

Jonah's 1st Birthday! {Children's Party Photographer Kingston and London}

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to photograph the lovely Jonah's 1st Birthday near Hyde Park - and what a beautiful party his parents put on for him! With baked sweet potato, crepes, Jelly Pops (look them up - a great idea for children's parties!), and watermelon, strawberries, melon and mango - it was a deliciously colourful summer spread for the children - a HUGE well done to Jonah's Mum and Dad for putting together such a perfect party for their friends and family! Jonah's grandparents had come all the way from Singapore to celebrate - children's parties truly are such a great time to capture all the family together on camera! AND even the sun came out so the children could enjoy some water play in the garden (and the adults quickly discovered an amazing giant bubble wand which they promptly played with all morning - I now want one!). A BIG Happy 1st Birthday to Jonah! 

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First up: playroom fun with Grandma upstairs while everyone arrives...

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Downstairs to see the Birthday cake and all the friends and family. Check out the amazing Jelly Pops Jonah's Mum made and the adorable poem that his grandma wrote for his Birthday!

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Time for some party food!

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Hard at work outside, one of the Dad's sorts the BBQ!

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Time for CAKE!

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The SUN IS SHINING! Quick, outside to enjoy some water fun!

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The AMAZING giant bubble wand thingy! Ever wondered what parents do on a weekend? They have endless fun with bubbles...

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Back inside for some family photographs:

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Time to say goodbye to everyone - how ADORABLE is this little girl?! She was blowing kisses and waving as she walked out the door!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONAH! A truly delightful little boy and an absolute pleasure to photograph!

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Sibling & Family Photography Session {Newborn Photographer Tunbridge Wells}

Time for a little personal blog post to welcome the newest member of the Fisher family: George Benjamin Edward Fisher - my first nephew! This week I've had time to catch up on all my editing and I'm so pleased I can now share this session with you! Just as well too, as he's so much bigger now he'll be ready for his next photo-shoot soon! :) See how my niece, little miss Lara, got on introducing her baby brother to the world of Auntie Susie's photography sessions…My sister-in-law explained that the words 'gently' and 'carefully' had featured heavily in the first few weeks of Lara getting to know George! A cunning bribe of some chocolate buttons to get her to sit still for a few minutes and voila - a few fab pictures of these two together. Getting photos of a newborn together with their sibling can be tricky - but the time invested in capturing some beautiful images of the newest teeny tiny member of your family at just a few days old with their brother/sister(s), I have absolutely no doubt will truly be treasured forever.

Lara and George in Lara's 'big' bedroom -  she's been upgraded from the smaller nursery room since George came along - the bonus of having a sibling ;)

George's first photo-shoot - look at his ickle sneeze face!

Photographing newborn features: l.o.v.e...

Mummy time:

Daddy time:

Time for some king-of-the-house posing now George...

Don't worry, Mummy's got her eye on you!

Lara waiting patiently for her close up:

And later, after a long day in front of the camera, Lara had some well deserved TV time with Mr Tumble:

Bling - love seeing the wedding rings in this one:

"Yup, I think I'm going to enjoy being a Fisher!" The Thoughts of Master George Fisher

Tom & Abi's GIF {Engagement photographer Kingston & Salisbury}

Sooooo. Today, after much frustration, I figured out how to make GIFs in Photshop and, then the very tricky part (for me anyway!) how to actually share them on my blog! It took a few cups of tea, but I got there in the end. There were moments when I was ready to GIF up (ahaha!...okay, maybe not funny - it's been a very long day of GIFs!) I cannot tell you how happy I am that I nailed it - hopefully my website won't break after me trying my hand at DIY html!?

I am so pleased to present my very first GIF, made up from a succession of images taken at Tom and Abi's engagement shoot back in November. It won't make much sense if I don't explain why this is so sweet - so we basically wanted a few shots of the two love birds together without the two dogs - I LOVE dogs, but of course we wanted some images of just the two of them as well. As you can imagine, as soon as we didn't want the dogs in, they were totally up for being models! :) The other excitable doggy was tied up next to us by a tree, but we thought this one would happily sit outside the shot. That didn't happen - so Tom threw a stick in the hope it would entertain the dog for a little while and, hey-presto, within seconds the dog is back, tail wagging as if to say - "Hey! You know that stick you just threw? Yeah, I really can't be bothered to get it. So I'm back! Miss me?" (if you've ever seen the film Up, you can imagine dogs comically talking with a human voice very easily!) I think there is one frame where there is no evidence of a dog - but I love it - in just a few frames, this GIF tells a story...

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What do you think about GIFs? Shall I do more of them with future session images? Comment below - I would love to know what your thoughts are! Maybe I'll do a GIF when I shoot their wedding day and GIF it to them as a GIFt :) Too much?! Susie x

Baby Rafe: At home with Mum & Dad {Tunbridge Wells Family Photographer}

Client Question 1: Do you cover my area?
My Answer: More than likely, yes! I happily venture far and wide for my photography sessions, and the variety in locations is simply fantastic! When I received the directions to this session, advising me to 'go past the Pooh Corner' and look for the signpost to Pooh Bridge footpath, I knew another beautiful and somewhat magical location was to come! So, off I trotted to Hartfield, the home town of A.A. Milne, to photograph a lovely family at home in their beautiful garden. The sun was shining (phew - a drastic and welcomed change from last weeks hailstone session!), pink blossom danced in the wind and the daffodils awaited their close-up. There is something really rather relaxed about home sessions - and how you feel when having your photograph taken can really make a huge difference to the resulting images. At your own home, you feel comfortable in your own space, children feel at-ease in the recognisable surroundings, and importantly the kettle is within arms reach when a break is needed! Not only that, but the images incorporate much more of your story - your garden, your home and the memories you have there, are all folded in to the images - there is so much more narrative than any plain white studio backdrop can provide. In-studio sessions can tend to be a little formal and rigid, and it can take a while for people to relax in the staged environment.  So, for me personally, I will be continuing on in my adventure to capture all you lovely families outside of a studio and inside your story. A.A. Milne would hopefully agree! Darling baby Rafe, here is one page of your book…

Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.
― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

Wishing everyone a happy Easter bank holiday weekend! Susie x

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On-Location Family Session - What happens if it rains? { Salisbury Photographer }

Often people ask me "What happens if it rains on the day of our shoot?" It's a very good question - English weather is unpredictable to say the least. Now this lovely family were troopers! Seriously. It all started beautifully - we were walking through the New Forest, the sun was shining through the trees - perfect for some family photographs. After a while, we decided to relocate to more open space - we drove to a new spot, all sat down on the picnic blanket and within minutes were being swept away by what felt like gale force winds. Understandably little chap didn't like it much, and likewise neither did us grown-ups! It's hard to look comfortable when no-one really is - so the best thing to do? Stop, have a break and try again later. I say to families to allow a good couple of hours for their session - most people probably think "How on earth can it take two hours or more to take 25 photos?!" Weather. English weather is the answer. I want the photos I give to my clients to be the absolute best they can be and for everyone to have fun on the session - so, I don't put a time limit on my sessions :) We rendezvoused later in the day at Old Sarum - again, it looked like ideal weather until moments into the session torrential hail stones hit us and we were quickly drenched. Understandably, we took a rain-check after that and we casually walked (crazily speed-walked!) back to the car! I met up with Mum and son at their house during the week for some at-home lifestyle shots to finish the session - and no chance of the weather changing indoors! So in summary, weather happens. BUT - this session ended with a great variety of images and location backdrops - silver lining :) And I've got to give a big thank you to the family for being so patient. It's not fun getting hail stones thrown at your face, especially when you are trying to look beautifully posed for a camera! But, here are the results - I'm very pleased and I hope they are too :)

In the New Forest...

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Relocation to Old Sarum...

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Straight after that, the hail stones arrived! A few days later at home with Mum and son...

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Logan Mia at home { Baby Photographer Salisbury & Kingston }

Introducing 8 month old Logan Mia - an at-home baby lifestyle session. I have a soft spot for this little lady - she's my niece! She smiles - a lot! In fact, her Mummy chose lots of images from the session where she wasn't smiling, because she wanted to capture her baby girl as she was at this age - some images with no smiles, no distractions, simply her beautiful face and features. So - voila! A selection of photographs of her fabulous grin as well as some 'serious' Logan faces!

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Crib life...

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If you take one more photo of me...

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