Category Archives: Portraits Children

Outdoor Photos Olney Buckinghamshire

Outdoor photos Olney Buckinghamshire

I’ve had some lovely spring shoots outdoors this Spring – despite the challenges of the weather.  It’s always nicer to capture images outdoors in a relaxed setting, where a family can just be themselves.   I am very lucky to live in a beautiful little town, with lots of really pretty spots to take pictures.  It’s so nice to wander around finding lovely spots for photos, with great light and natural backdrops.

This shoot started in a pretty little garden that is tucked away not far from the town square.  Then we took a wander with the little boy and the dog down the river.

I hope you enjoy this natural location shoot in Olney.

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Saracens Rugby Champions

Saracens Rugby Champions

Congratulations to the fabulous Saracen’s players for winning both the English and European Championships.  Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing a few of the Saracens players with their gorgeous families and lovely children.  I know all the players and their families are a fabulous support network for one another and it’s always a pleasure to revisit each and every family to capture special memories for them.   I also love seeing the little ones in their kits as mascots on the pitch during the games.

So well done to the whole team and well done the lovely families that proudly support them.  Here are few of my favourite images collated from across the last few years.

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If you’d like a family shoot please get in touch on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk.  I have a great offer coming up for June – just in time to get a gift voucher for father’s day.  Or call me on 07981 991881.  Dates are now booking up into July and August – I have a few spaces but weekends are busy.

Portraits Sywell Country Park

Portraits Sywell Country Park

One of the great things about lifestyle shoots is that we pick the ideal location for your family.  We do the portraits somewhere familiar, somewhere you spend lots of time, somewhere that will have sentimental value when you look back on the photos.  My approach to portrait photography is to try and capture your children being exactly who they are.  So if you have the kind of kids that like to spend all day climbing things and getting muddy and exploring then dressing them up smart to sit in front of a white background smiling at the camera isn’t going to suit you.

These are the first portraits I’ve done at Sywell Country Park but will definitely be going back there again – it’s a great location with lots of variety for the kids and a lovely cafe to have a snack and coffee after the shoot.

This really was one of my favourite sessions from last year: Two adventurous little brothers, trampolines, slides, tunnels and lots of mud.  We had so much fun on this shoot.  These boys spend lots of time at this park so capturing them there really bought out their little personalities.

So if you fancy this sort of portrait shoot for your children and family get in touch.  I would love to capture your kids just as they are – ideally with lots of mud:)

It was quite hard to narrow these down but here are a selection from a portrait shoot at Sywell Country Park in Northamptonshire.

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Email me on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk if you’d like to get booked in for a shoot.  The weekends are booking up fast so if you need a saturday shoot let me know as soon as possible.

Round up of the year – Family portraits

Round up of the year – family portraits in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

Another year comes to a close and as we move into 2016 so I’ve been looking back at all the fabulous photo sessions I have done over the last year.  I’ve met some gorgeous families that I have photographed in some really lovely locations.  Some of the families are new customers and some are families I’ve known for a while and I’ve photographed before.  It’s always a joy to see how children have grown and changed since previous sessions but equally it’s always lovely to meet new families.

It’s been a busy year with fabulous shoots in muddy playgrounds, beautiful gardens, bluebells, daffodils and spring blossom, shoots in the woods, amongst the Autumn leaves and in the summer sunshine.  Crazy toddlers, beautiful newborns and tons of fun families.  There has been lots of laughter and games and bad singing (that would be me, not the customers).  There have been piggy backs, bouncing on trampolines, leaf fights and the occasional total meltdown (that would be the customers – the smaller ones – not me).

It was a great year for outdoor shoots – I’m pretty lucky with the weather as I have a personal weather fairy that follows me around – but to be honest unless there is torrential rain or it’s sub-zero temperatures I shoot outside regardless. There are also some indoor shots for the times that outdoors wasn’t an option or the little ones were too young.

So here is a selection of some of the gorgeous children that I’ve been lucky enough to photograph this year – starting in January 2015 and working through the seasons … I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyed creating the memories for these families.

And if you are thinking about getting a photoshoot done sometime and you keep putting it off, don’t.  Your children will suddenly be older in the blink of an eye.  Call me or email me and arrange that shoot.  Let’s make you some special memories to keep.

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I love chasing little ones around in the park and nothing beats a good splash in a puddle.

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Outdoor shoots started to warm up in the Spring time.

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I love the light in Spring and all the colours of the spring flowers and the blossom.

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Gotta love a cheeky baby with gorgeous chubby arms and legs …. 

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This shoot below was the third one in a “three in year” shoot from newborn to 14 months

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The next few are taken from my Spring Mini-Sessions at Castle Ashby Gardens – stunning gardens and great spots for an outdoor shoot.  Get in touch if you’d like a mini-shoot this Spring – they book up fast.

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Bluebell season is always a favourite.   This year I did some fabulous shoots at Odell Woods in Northamptonshire – a gorgeous blanket of blue – again let me know if you are interested in a bluebell shoot – due to the changes of the seasons these are organised at short notice and are very popular.

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The next shoot was from a session at Sywell Country Park – I loved it – two little boys and a lot of mud.

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I do lots of extended family shoots which are always lovely – this one a gift for Grandma for a special birthday.

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More gorgeous families all through the summer …..

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Another busy extended family shoot.

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I just adored these two little girls – so much fun.

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It’s always great to do shoots with older kids – I had a lovely morning with this family

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Shoots at home are really personal.  This one was great as they wanted their stunning garden to feature in the shoot – I was just spoilt for choice with all the stunning backgrounds and fabulous colours.

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Always sad when Summer is over for another year but Autumn is really my favourite shooting season so in some ways I do sort of look forward to the end of the summer.   The Autumn light is always fabulous and kids just love playing in the leaves.

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Sometimes a shoot isn’t a shoot without a companion – be it a dog or a teddy bear !

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Nothing beats a group of stunning bubbly fun kids messing about and showing their love for each other – this one was just fabulous !

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Contact me on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk or 07981 991881.  For newborn images check out my Newborn site here

Family Lifestyle Portraits Northampton

I absolutely love doing outdoor family lifestyle portraits.  Studio portrait sessions can be fabulous but I really love getting outdoors with a family, using the environment to create gorgeous shots and running around in the fresh air – for me the end result is always more natural and relaxed looking.

This shoot for me was just lovely – this is one of my favourite families – I’ve done their newborn shoots and a couple of family shoots and before these two gorgeous girls came along I did the Wedding photos.  So it’s always a real pleasure to catch up and see them and to photograph their lovely little girls.

We had a fabulous day in a beautiful setting in Northampton and made the most of the gorgeous flowers and colours around to create some stunning pictures.  Hard to fail when you have children this beautiful as your subjects.

I hope you enjoy these images from this lovely Family Lifestyle portrait shoot in Northampton.  If you’d like images of your family captured in a lovely fun, relaxed and natural way – no posing awkwardly – then do get in touch and we can have a chat.  Email me on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk or give me a call on 07981 991881.

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