Grays Inn Food I October 2015

Grays Inn Food is a cafe owned and run by Chef Nick Male and his wife Louise.  It serves wonderful fresh food for breakfast and lunch on Grays Inn Road, London.  They have recently undergone a re-branding with the very talented Chloe Dunne and were looking for some updated images for their website in keeping with their new brand.  My brief was to create images that were fresh, modern and of the moment, showcasing the wonderful food they prepare every day at Grays Inn Food.

I love to work with other local businesses, and this project was a bonus as I got to work with two at once!  If you are looking for fresh, modern photography to update your website then I can help you.  Please get in touch and we can have a chat about your requirements.

Here’s a selection of some of the images that I took for Grays Inn Food, and if you are ever in the Grays Inn Road area be sure to pop in for breakfast/ lunch and a warm welcome!

Right…. I think I’m ready for my lunch now after that!  🙂

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My first year I St Albans baby photographer

It was lovely to go back to visit Lucie, Ross and Toby – and of course Dexter the dog! – again a few weeks ago for the second session of their ‘My first year‘ package.  I absolutely love revisiting families, and seeing how much the babies have grown from one session to the next!

Ross and Lucie have a beautiful home in St Albans, and despite it being a wet and miserable morning the light in their home was lovely and we certainly weren’t miserable!  Toby is at such a fun age where he loves to explore – and doesn’t love to sit still!  We kept moving around to different toys to keep his attention, a little bit of reading with Mummy, and managed to distract him with a snack for a couple of minutes to capture some shots in his colourful highchair.

Here’s a few fun ‘then’ and ‘now’ ‘s!

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Enjoy below some more of my favourite images of this lovely family, and I can’t wait to visit them again in July for their third and final session at Toby’s first birthday party.  If you are interested in a ‘My first year‘ package for your little one please do get in touch.  If they aren’t here yet you can combine it with a bump/ newborn session – these sessions are extremely flexible so you can capture exactly the moments that you want to.  Please give me a call to talk through the options, I’d love to hear from you!

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Baby Boy I St Albans Baby Photographer

Rebecca contacted me shortly after Christmas to book a photo session in St Albans with her new nephew as a present for her sister.  What a lovely, proud Aunty!

I arrived to take the images on a very dull and drizzly February Friday morning, and met Rebecca, her sister Bryony and fiance Chris, plus gorgeous baby Theo.  Theo had a few pictures taken with Mummy and Daddy but then got a bit unsettled.  “I know what he likes”, said Dad Chris, “his favourite thing is to chill out in his cot listening to a bit of Kisstory on Kiss FM”.  And he was right!  Theo was soon quite happy chilling out with his tunes, so we moved his cot over to the best light and clicked away!

Here’s a few of my favourites of this gorgeous little boy:

Rebecca wasn’t keen on being in any of the images, but luckily I managed to persuade her and I think she’s pleased she did!

The teddy in this image was Bryony’s when she was a little girl!  It’s always nice to capture baby with something like this to show his relative size.   Theo is pretty much the same size as the teddy in this image, but very soon when Bryony looks back he’ll be much, much bigger!

Theo was just over 3 months when we took these images.  I’m often asked what’s the best age for baby photos, and there isn’t really an answer to that – it depends what you want to capture!  A newborn session is best done in the first two weeks if you want sleepy poses, after that they are usually much more awake and alert – which means we can capture those lovely eyes!  A little bit older again and we start to enjoy the first gummy smiles.  4-6 months and we will get some lovely interaction and lots of giggles, 8 months and they are starting to sit up and by 12 months maybe even toddling around!  If you really can’t decide why not consider one of my ‘My First Year‘ packages where we can capture three of these milestones throughout baby’s first year.  This offers a huge saving over booking three separate sessions and you can tailor it exactly how you want it.

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The Wick: Pre-schoolers & Spring family mini sessions I St Albans Photographer

PRE-SCHOOLER PORTRAITS

I am pleased to announce that I am now running sessions for Mums (or Dads!) and pre-schoolers in The Wick, St Albans every Thursday morning in term time.

Bring them along for some fun parent and child time in the park and capture some relaxed, natural images along the way.  The Wick is a woodland and informal playing field with areas of meadow which was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 1995.   We will work our way around the edge of the wood, stopping along the way to perhaps search for the gruffalo, cast some spells with the special magic ‘stick-wands’ (only found in The Wick don’t you know!!), count the dogs or even just hunt for a few bugs or butterflies!  Your child will lead the session, and we will go along with the flow.  Prepare to be as silly as it takes!!

As you come to me I am able to offer these sessions at the greatly reduced price of £150 which includes 10 digital files on disc with full print release.  These slots are limited and are not transferrable to alternative days/ locations, so please get in touch to reserve your place now.

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 Conditions apply:

  • All sessions will take place at The Wick, St Albans, meeting at the Marshals Drive entrance
  • The cost of £150 includes a 45 minute shoot and 10 digital files on disc with print release.  £50 (non-refundable) is payable at booking to secure your slot, and the balance on delivery of the gallery.  The disc will only be delivered once the balance is paid in full
  • Price valid only for specified day, time and location.  Non-transferrable
  • Price valid only for one child and one parent.  For a full family shoot please book a family portrait session instead.  Please do not bring along any children not being photographed
  • In case of unsuitable weather or illness the shoot will be rescheduled to a new mutually agreeable date
  • In the winter months The Wick can get very muddy so the child must be a confident walker and it may not be suitable for a pushchair.
  • This is an introductory offer; price may be subject to change.  Only a confirmed booking guarantees this price

Is this the right type of session for me?

These sessions are subject to the conditions above.  If you are looking for pictures of the whole family, you want to be able to dictate the time, day and location (or even multi location), and you want a larger gallery to select from then booking a family portrait session may be the better option for you.

What can I expect?  

Here’s some feedback from a few of the recent pre-schooler sessions I have run in The Wick – thank you to these lovely Mums for their very kind words!

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And here’s some examples of the types of images you can expect:

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And if you live very nearby The Wick (short walking distance) then why not get in touch to discuss doing some pictures at your house followed by images at The Wick?  *additional charge applies due to extra time required, must be pre-arranged in advance – please ask for details:

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SPRING FAMILY MINI SESSIONS

I will also be running Spring Family mini sessions in The Wick on the following days:

Wednesday 8th April   I   Thursday 9th April    I   Sunday 26th April

There are a limited number of slots available for each day so please book early to avoid disappointment and I will give you the choice of available time slots.

The cost will be £225 midweek/ £250 weekend for a 45 minute session and you will receive 10 images on disc with full print release.  These sessions are suitable for up to 5 people.

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