Children

1st Birthday Cake Smash Photography {Kingston Upon Thames Surrey Photographer}

Beautiful Aavi absolutely rocked her 1st Birthday Cake Smash! These sessions are perfect if you want something a little bit different, to capture some adorable expressions as your little one revels in the fact that they're allowed to smash up a cake and get messy! They're all the rage in America for first Birthday photo-shoots - but I fully recommend them for ages 1 - 100! Because, let's face it - who doesn't love cake? S xx

Pre-smashed cake lovingly crafted by Aavi's Mum….and Aavi a little skeptical by all of us insisting she really can demolish her Mummy's handy work!...

Looking pretty in pink - a perfect colour scheme and outfit selection by Mum. 

Yummy Cake Smash! Crumbs ahoy...

Erm, Mummy, Daddy... I made a teensy little mess…

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

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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