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Childrens photographer Olney Milton Keynes

I’m a children’s photographer based in Olney, Milton Keynes and, before the grammar police jump in, I do actually know how to use apostrophes correctly but google doesn’t like this in blog titles or keywords ….

There are millions of photographers out there so why pick me ?

  1. I genuinely love kids (handy for a childrens photographer) so even if your little angels decide to be uncooperative little gits on the day of the shoot I will win them around.
  2. I will get natural smiles and laughs from your children instead of their standard “camera” face – often it’s the shots between the ones you THINK I’m taking that are the winners.
  3. Although I will “sort of” pose you for some of the shots (if I don’t it can be really untidy looking) they will still look natural I promise.
  4. I will make the experience an enjoyable one and not a stressful one.
  5. I will make sure that the shots are taken in the best  light so you have a fabulous end result regardless of the location/surroundings/challenges during the shoot … little secret – it can take YEARS to learn how to “see the light” properly so pick someone that knows how.
  6. I have not been defeated by a child or a baby in over 10 years of business – your “challenging” toddler is safe in my hands – I am not about to let my unbroken record end.

I specialise in photos of children, families and newborn babies.  I shoot outdoors for as much of the year as possible – I am lucky to be followed around by my personal weather fairies so the weather is nearly always on our side.  I also shoot indoors if you have a brand new baby or if my fairies have taken a quick holiday and it rains (unlikely – I don’t allow much annual leave).

Finally because photography blogs need to be filled with pictures of shoots the photographer has done – here are a few recent ones.

Look at this one – gorgeous kids and even the dog behaved !

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This little girl was a total sweetie .. gorgeous little face and lots of fun – cheekiness personified.

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I love this little fella – third shoot we have done together since he was a tiny newborn – he just gets cuter and cuter. Are boys allowed to be this pretty ??  Seems like they are !

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So I was pretty busy in Spring when the bluebells came out so didn’t blog many bluebell shoots.  I meant to come back to blogging in Summer but well … I went on holiday and enjoyed spending time taking my own family shots instead.  So here’s some oldies from the bluebell season.

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Get in touch asap for an Autumn shoot as I’m getting booked up and grandma will want those pictures of her grandchildren for Christmas.  If you have a newborn baby or you are pregnant pop over to my newborn site and check out the stuff I do with the tiny humans. It’s right here.

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.

I hope you enjoy them

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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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More fun in the bright coloured leaves

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

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