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The latest news, opinions, tips and general ramblings from a newborn and family photographer

Should I Get Naked in My Maternity Photographs?!

Should I Get Naked in My Maternity Photographs?!

Whether you want to get completely naked for your maternity photographs, or not, is entirely up to you! I just love maternity photography. It's the perfect opportunity to celebrate your changing body and to celebrate the life you are growing. As a mum of two...

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Cake Smash Colours and Themes

Cake Smash Colours and Themes

I LOVE a fun cake smash setup. If you have any specific ideas that you want to do then please let me know with plenty of notice, and I'll do my very best to get all the props needed to be able to do it. However, if you don't know where to start then here are some of...

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas in Olney

Mothers Day Gift Ideas in Olney

I don't want to panic anyone, but it's nearly Mother's Day! I'm not sure how it's crept up on us so quickly, but March the 14th will be here before we know it. Another occasion that's going to be affected by restrictions and staying safe. It seems unlikely that we...

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Cake Smash Alternatives

Cake Smash Alternatives

Missed your cake smash session? No need to miss out - here are our alternatives! Lockdown has been responsible for many disappointments - some more serious than others, granted.  But missing your baby's milestone sessions definitely sucks! Feeling rubbish and thinking...

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What to expect at your newborn photography session

What to expect at your newborn photography session

Tired mum, marmalade stains and Dad napping... An honest review of a newborn photography session! As soon as I found out I was expecting a baby,  I excitedly booked my newborn session.  I'd been following Emma for a while on Instagram and just KNEW I had to have my...

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Older Newborn Photography

Older Newborn Photography

Older Newborn Photography Many brand new parents have found that the newborn sessions with their teeny, tiny new bundles have had to be postponed recently, either due to Covid restrictions, isolating, or sometimes because of completely unrelated illness, or a longer...

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COViD-19 Precautions in the Studio

COViD-19 Precautions in the Studio

It's time I address the elephant in the room - OK, the virus in the room! As the UK is slowly opening up and a new kind of normal is being established, I've given so much thought to how I can re-open my business in the best and safest way possible. I LOVE what I do....

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Captain Tom Moore – A Bedfordshire Legend

Captain Tom Moore – A Bedfordshire Legend

The last few weeks have been quite a whirlwind and completely wonderful for me to be involved in.  A couple of weeks ago I was asked if I would be available to photograph 99 year old Captain Tom Moore as he completed his 100 laps of his garden, at the time raising...

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DIY Maternity Photographs

DIY Maternity Photographs

If you were hoping to have maternity portraits taken recently, sadly you will have had to cancel these because of the Corona Crisis. However, all is not lost! While you can't replicate the experience you would have in a studio, you can still capture some beautiful...

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Staying busy while staying at home

Staying busy while staying at home

Let's be honest - after the first couple of days, the thought of entertaining young children at home for three months seems like a daunting prospect!  Luckily, there are lots of online resources that can help to keep their brains active and to keep them...

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What to expect at your Birthday Cake Smash

What to expect at your Birthday Cake Smash

Cake Smash Northampton | Cake Smash Bedford | Cake Smash Milton Keynes | Cake Smash OlneyA borthday cake smash photography session is a fun and memorable way to mark your little one’s first or second birthday. You'll leave with images you will treasure for many many...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

When visiting Olney, the gorgeous town near Milton Keynes that my photography studio is based in, you can't help but notice that the big day is jsut around the corner. The High Street is decorated with lights, local businesses have Christmas trees on display, and the...

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Twins, triplets and more!

Twins, triplets and more!

I absolutely love photographing multiples! In fact, the very first newborn portrait session I did - more than a decade ago - was with a pair of beautiful boy-girl twins.How is a twin photo shoot different to a single baby? For you, there is no difference at all. You...

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Black Friday Offers at Capture the Light Photography

Black Friday Offers at Capture the Light Photography

What's all this Black Friday stuff about, anyway? In the USA, the last Thursday of November is Thanksgiving, and a public holiday. Americans celebrate the first ever Thanksgiving - when European settlers shared a meal with Native Americans after their first harvest in...

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