Monthly Archives: June 2013

Photographer Northampton – Children’s Portraits

Photographer Northampton – Specialising in Children’s Portraits.

I have been very busy with portraits over the last few weeks – particularly as it was bluebell season.  I love to take children’s portraits in the bluebells as the colours are just gorgeous and they make for really lovely outdoor portraits – especially of little girls.  As a natural light photographer I much prefer working outdoors with children to create beautiful images but I also find they are more relaxed and enjoy the fresh air and freedom.

I always try to plan a set of mini-sessions in bluebell season – although the change in weather is making it harder to predict when the bluebells will appear !

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute sessions near Northampton which include some images as a package deal.  These sessions are not really suitable to 2 or 3 year olds who or very young babies who are not able to sit up.  I use fewer locations, have less time to get used to the children and they have less time to get used to me.  Again they may not be suitable for very shy children.  You will also receive a smaller gallery of final images from which to make your selection.

I hope you enjoy these images from recent sessions at Castle Ashby Gardens in Northamptonshire , which is not far from Northampton and Filgrave woods.

Photographers Northampton Children
Photographers Northampton Children
Photographers Northampton Children
Photographers Northampton Children
Photographers Northampton Children
Photographers Northampton Children
At the end of the session I took a few in the Rapeseed fields – the yellow looks wonderful in images but I actually like the really ethereal look the flowers take on when they are converted into black and white.  If you are interested in a mini-session please contact me on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk and I will keep you informed of when the next sessions are planned.

Photographers Northampton Children

 

In the Box Olney – Fantastic Fresh Healthy Lunches

In the box – a fantastic new food business launches in Olney.

I’m really excited that a fabulous new business will be launching in Olney next week.  In the box provides boxed salad lunches delivered to your home or office in Olney.  The fresh products in these lunches are all sourced from local suppliers and farmers and a stacked full of fantastic fresh superfoods.

Louise White – the brains and the beauty behind In the Box – is aiming to provide a friendly, efficient service to the local people in Olney.  She felt there was a real gap in the market for quality fresh food at lunch time.  Olney boasts a huge community of discerning, fit, health conscious people who want good healthy nutritious food.  If you are looking for a quick, easy, healthy nutritious lunch and you don’t want a mass produced salad or pre-packed sandwich packed with mayonnaise then the choices are limited.

intheboxolney

In the box operates out of a purpose built kitchen in the countryside in partnership with Feast – the wonderful middle-eastern inspired catering business run by Louise’s husband Leigh.  All the ingredients are freshly prepared in the morning once the orders are received.

In The Box Olney

I visited the kitchens to photograph some of the fantastic food that will be available for lunches as of next week.   Here are a selection of images to get your mouth watering.  Several local businesses received a surprise visit from Louise this week as she dropped off some free samples of the lunches for people to try out.  The feedback so far has been excellent.

In The Box Olney
In The Box Olney
In The Box Olney
In The Box Olney
In The Box Olney
In The Box Olney

Visit the In the Box website here for more information on what is available and how to order.  Wishing Louise every success with her fantastic new venture.  I even got to try out a fabulous falafel burger which was just lovely:)

In The Box Olney

 

Newborn Baby Photographer Olney – Newborn Session

Newborn Baby Photographer – Based in Olney, Milton Keynes.

A very special newborn session is featured today on the blog.  Its amazing to think that this session was done a few weeks ago and this little lady is getting so well settled into life.  However,  it was actually her due date this week !   She was so keen to get out and say hello to her gorgeous parents she arrived about 6 weeks early.

Her Mummy is someone I was very lucky to meet 10 years ago in the Sunshine of the Whitsunday Islands in Australia.  Our lives have all moved in different exciting directions since but its so lovely to keep in touch.  In fact this lovely lady was one of the first people I told when I found out I was having my own little baby.

So hear she is featured with her beautiful baby girl … who was an absolute star model.  A few weeks on she is now over 6lbs in weight but when I did this newborn photo session she was absolutely tiny – officially the smallest baby I’ve ever photographed I think.

The first image is possibly one my favourite newborn photos of all time – I just love the smile on her face .. she just looks so very happy to have crashed the party early.

Newborn Baby Photographer Olney
Newborn Baby Photographer Olney
Newborn Baby Photographer Olney
Newborn Baby Photographer Olney
Newborn Baby Photographer Olney
Newborn Baby Photographer Olney
Newborn Baby Photographer Olney
Newborn Baby Photographer Olney
Newborn Baby Photographer Olney
Newborn Baby Photographer Olney

Newborn photographs are best done in the first two weeks when the baby is tiny and sleep and will still curl easily into poses.  It is best to book when you are pregnant and we will can then juggle the days as soon as the baby arrives.  Around 5-10 days old is perfect.  My website exclusively for newborns will be launching soon.

Photographer Wollaston – Child Photographer

Children’s Photographer Wollaston, Northamptonshire.

I recently did a children’s portrait session for two lovely boys in Wollaston.  Boys love to play around, climb trees and get muddy, so we found a perfect spot for the session.  If you are looking for natural outdoor photos of your children then this could be an ideal type of session for you.  Outdoor location shoots are really relaxed and fun for parents and children.  It’s less like a photo session and more like a fun day out.

I often donate portrait sessions as prizes to raise money for good causes. This session was a prize at a recent fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research.  A few lovely ladies from Olney were taking part in the London Moonwalk and raising money.  Since this is a cause close to my heart I was happy to help.  The lucky winner received a portrait session and some lovely images for her wall.

This session was great fun aside from an unfortunate altercation with some stinging nettles right at the end.  The boys loved messing around on the massive dead tree stump.  I particularly love the images with the wonderful hole shapes in the trees.  If you think your children would enjoy a session like this please get in touch on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk.

Photographer Wollaston
Photographer Wollaston
Photographer Wollaston
Photographer Wollaston
Photographer Wollaston
Photographer Wollaston
Photographer Wollaston

Siobhan Murphy is a natural light portrait artist based near Olney in Milton Keynes – full portfolio can be found on the website and new work is constantly posted to the facebook business page here

Photographer Milton Keynes – Bodyforce Classes Olney

Photographer Milton Keynes – based in Olney.  Images taken at a local Bodyforce exercise class in Olney, Milton Keynes

As a Milton Keynes Photographer, I often work with local businesses and I have recently taken images of some of the fantastic and varied classes run by Bodyforce in Olney.  Check out their website at Bodyforce.co.uk there are classes to suit everyone.  Classes are indoors as well as outdoors, which is a great bonus for exercisers like me who are not particuarly hard core and don’t like to exercise in the freezing cold and rain.  They suit all levels and take place morning and evening to fit everyone’s working schedules.  Bodyforce include Boxercise Classes – see here for some images from this class.  There are also Caveman Conditioning Classes which will be photographed very soon.

Featured here are the fabulous and very tough Bodyshock Classes run by the excellent Lisa Watkin.  I’m not a great fan of exercise to be honest and often start things and give up because I’m not enjoying it.  These classes however are great – don’t get me wrong they are painful and they are hard work –  but the wonderful thing is that there is a fantastic sense of camaraderie among the members.  Lisa is a hard task master but she is inspiring and above all fun.  If I could only use two words to describe this class they would be pain and laughter !!

If you are looking for a class you can fit in after the school run this is ideal as it starts at 9.30 but there are also evening classes if this suits you better.

As a photographer I love new challenges so capturing the essence of this class was a great thing to do and hopefully you will get a sense of what is involved and come along and try it for yourself.

Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce
Photographer milton keynes bodyforce

For a lighthearted look at exercise – particularly after having kids check out The Sausage diaries blog

Classes can be booked online.  You can pay as you go or take out monthly membership which entitles you to attend the whole range of Bodyforce classes.

If you’d like some images of your business please get in touch on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk or call 07981 991881

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