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How to Get Real Genuine Smiles From Your Kids

By |2017-02-18T14:17:34+00:00March 13th, 2017|Categories: Latest|Tags: , , , , , , |

Children of certain ages can suddenly lose the power to grin without looking like some weird gargoyle off a church! (In fact some parents do too!). The tip to getting a genuine grin is to give them something they really laugh at. Here are some things you can do:-  Be ready to laugh yourself - and if needs be to totally act the idiot. Remember what TV programs really make them grin. It's surprising how often

Newborn Photography – East Grinstead, West Sussex

By |2016-11-13T13:48:19+00:00February 5th, 2014|Categories: Babies, Latest|Tags: , , , |

Newborn photography is one of my greatest pleasures as a photographer. There is something almost magical about meeting such a very new life and I love to watch them throughout the session as they always amaze me with the variety of expressions that they can produce despite the fact that they haven't really experienced anything to express in the few short days that they've been around.

Newborn Studio Photography

By |2013-03-26T18:17:23+00:00March 26th, 2013|Categories: Babies, Featured, Gallery, Latest, Recent Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When you have a newborn baby, those first smiles are incredibly precious and no amount of people telling you that it is 'only wind' will make you believe that your baby is not communicating with you.  But there is a great deal more that is also wonderful about this new person you have made and I think, if you were to ask me, little baby feet and toes have got to be up there in terms of sheer cute factor.

Photographs – The Perfect Surprise Present

By |2013-03-26T11:48:14+00:00March 26th, 2013|Categories: Babies, Featured, Gallery, Latest, Recent Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This little lady paid her second visit to the studio with her mum under the Baby Photography Scheme (our free baby photography club - find out more here), but this time it was a bit of secretive visit as the pictures where going to be part of her Daddy's birthday presents. OK this works best before your little one is able to speak, and go home and say to her Daddy, 'we went to see a funny lady today...' -

Portrait Photography – Just the Two of You

By |2013-03-25T13:09:12+00:00March 25th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Latest, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You know, particularly when you become parents, your camera gets a lot of use.  Special occasions and every day outings are all recorded in equal measure and you're going to treasure all these photos of your son or daughter growing up.  If you're doing it right, you should have plenty of pictures / ammunition to embarrass them royally when they hit teenage years!    Plus, this is the time that you're most likely to book into a portrait studio to get

Studio Photography – Newborn Babies

By |2013-03-15T09:25:43+00:00March 15th, 2013|Categories: Babies, Featured, Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With newborn babies, there really is no such thing as them being too small to bring into the studio.  In fact there are some stunning images that you it is possible to create in their first two weeks of life that you will never get the chance to do again as they grow and develop.  There are a few reasons for this but the two main ones are 1. They are still really sleepy - as long as they have

New Portrait Studio!

By |2013-03-12T14:27:10+00:00March 12th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Latest, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Well we are finally all settled into our new portrait studio - same building, just a different floor!  Upstairs at our studio in Crawley Down, we have whole raft of exciting new things to offer our customers with lots more news to come shortly on that front. However, in the meantime, here is my favourite pictures from one of my first sessions in the new portrait studio.  She is just stunning with one of the cheekiest smiles I've ever seen,

Joey Club Baby Photography

By |2013-03-11T16:34:38+00:00March 11th, 2013|Categories: Babies, Featured, Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Well honestly, if this little chap's smile doesn't melt your heart a little then I don't know what will.  He was good as gold when he came with his mum, dad and brothers and sisters for his second Joey Club session - a real pleasure to deal with despite the fact that he'd been quite poorly the week before.  We had lots of fun playing with everyone in the family (the fluffy cushion proved particularly fascinating!) and I was really

Wedding Ideas – Top 5 Alternative Guest Books Ideas

By |2017-04-27T14:49:32+00:00March 7th, 2013|Categories: Ideas & Inspiration, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Your guests are a big part of your wedding but it is a very busy day for the bride and groom and so you might not get the chance to talk to all of them in any real depth.  So having a wedding guestbook is a great way to let them pass on their messages, good wishes and even advice to you on your wedding day and can provide a lasting and much loved souvenir of the day.  There

Babies in the Studio

By |2013-02-13T12:01:45+00:00February 13th, 2013|Categories: Babies, Featured, Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When this little chap first came into the studio, he had just woken up from a cosy car journey and he was understandably unsure about being thrust into the strange environment with the flashing lights and the mad-haired lady who kept hiding her face behind a big black camera (that is me, I'm not disparaging the state of anyone else's hair!).  This is not an uncommon reaction with little ones in the studio, particularly after they reach a more aware

Family Photography – Great Present!

By |2013-02-12T14:27:40+00:00February 12th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Latest, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I've said it before and I'll most likely say it again, photographs make great presents.

Professional Newborn Photography – All Wrapped Up!

By |2013-01-28T13:08:55+00:00January 28th, 2013|Categories: Babies, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Especially at this time of year, it's good to keep wrapped up warm and snuggly and this little chap took the advice very seriously and kept himself cocooned in his cardigan as he napped in our studio.  There were lots of great pictures but this I think was my favourite because of the look of contentment on his little face.  Newborn photography in the studio is one of my favourite type of sessions.  The best age to capture them is

Snow Wedding – January 2012

By |2013-01-28T12:50:35+00:00January 28th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So when you are marrying in January, you have to be realistic about your prospects for a sunny warm day but when the weather forecast lets you know that you are expecting half a foot of snow, you have a couple of choices.  You can stay indoors or you can get out your wellies and make the most of it.  So this bride quite obviously chose the latter of the two options and I have to say, it was an

Baby Photos – Oh the Embarassment!

By |2013-01-24T10:18:36+00:00January 24th, 2013|Categories: Babies, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Well after iPad-gate yesterday, life has returned to its normal calm self and I'm back in the office and catching up with some editing so I thought I'd share this cheeky picture of one of our new young Joey Club members on his first visit to the studio. I strongly suspect that in a few years time I will start to have a raft of angry 18 year olds hammering on my door as they've had their bare bottom pics

Brothers and Sisters in the Studio

By |2013-01-14T12:18:52+00:00January 14th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here's another one to share from my pre-Christmas secret folder! Joining together with brothers and sisters and their families is a great way to make the most of your portrait session - the session is £26 and lasts for an hour so we have plenty of time to mix and match groups of families, adults, and kids... Perfect for an anniversary or birthday present for mum and dad. Teddy bear is optional. ...Sarah

Spending Your Photography Gift Certificates

By |2013-01-10T13:00:11+00:00January 10th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Another good reason for working in the festive season - it gives people a chance to come spend their gift certificates! I expect I'll be seeing quite a few more of these kind of sessions over the next few months as we sold quite a lot of photography gift experiences in November and December - so I'm really looking forward to people spending them with us.  They're available for anything either for a set gift, ie a session and framed

Family Portrait Photography

By |2013-01-09T15:33:31+00:00January 9th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You see, I knew there was a reason why I wanted to work between Christmas and New Year!  Families are still all celebrating the festive season and there's a little more time so its the ideal opportunity to get one of those rare photos of you all together. I think what I loved most was that they came to the studio not for any special commemorative occasion but just wanted to get some professional photographs of them all together as

Love & Kisses in the Studio

By |2013-01-08T11:39:28+00:00January 8th, 2013|Categories: Babies, Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This mum and baby photo is one of my favourites from a session in the studio that happened just after Christmas as

Christmas Present Photography

By |2013-01-07T13:01:00+00:00January 7th, 2013|Categories: Babies, Featured, Gallery, Portraiture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to the new year! Finally in 2013, I can start to share some pictures of our gorgeous visitors that we had in November and December that had to be kept as 'secret squirrels' as their photos were destined to be Christmas presents. Now the tinsel is down and the wrapping paper in the recycling bin, I can show them off in all their glory. So here is one of my favourites from a session with a very busy 10

All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go…

By |2012-12-18T16:30:49+00:00December 18th, 2012|Categories: Babies, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On his last visit to our studio at the weekend, he made a real effort - getting all dressed up in his suit from his recent Christening.  And I think you have to agree that he certainly cuts a very dapper figure.  When you book a session, you have the studio for an hour so there is plenty of time to try different sets and changes.  We had a variety of outfits during the session including a santa suit (with