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Family Portraits Milton Keynes

Family portraits Milton Keynes.

As part of my work as a family photographer, I love to donate shoots to support charities when I can.  It’s lovely to give something back by using my photographic skills.  This shoot prize was won by a lovely family through a local fundraiser for the MS Society.  We did the shoot at one of my favourite local spots – Emberton Park.  The park has  a wide variety of places to take great shots and a mix of gorgeous backdrops.  Every season offers different areas of beauty and different colours but the lake is always beautiful and will always feature at some point during a shoot.

If you are looking to get some lovely natural shots of your family then please get in touch.  Time whizzes by so fast and children grow at such as speed that it really is wonderful to capture them while they are still happy to be in the photos.

Some people worry about having family portraits thinking they have to pose and will feel uncomfortable.  Whilst I get a few shots where I get you to look at the camera, much of the shoot involves you all just messing around together and having fun.  I do direct the shots as this way I can ensure they are taken in the best light with the best backgrounds.

These days we all have phones with pretty good cameras and we snap away constantly but maybe we aren’t featuring in the photos ourselves.  How about you get someone else to capture the whole family?   Someone that knows how to get those natural expressions, find the best light and compose the images beautifully.

If you’d like a family shoot or a voucher for someone for Christmas contact info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk as soon as possible for a great pre-xmas deal.

In the meantime enjoy the pictures of this lovely family.

 

Family Portraits Rickmansworth Aquadrome

Family Portraits Rickmansworth Aquadrome

My favourite images are outdoor location photos – I also shoot indoors when babies are newborns but whenever possible I prefer to use the environment as my backdrop.  We are lucky to have so many beautiful parks and areas of woodland to access all over the country.  When I am shooting family images in Hertfordshire, the Aquadrome in Rickmansworth is a great place to visit.

Having lots of beautiful scenery is fabulous to create beautiful images but it’s also good to take active kids to a park so they can run around and I can get some gorgeous natural images of them playing.

This shoot was extra special as it featured double twins !  They were taken around their 1st and 5th birthdays respectively.

Hope you like these gorgeous family portraits at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome.

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Baby Photographer Olney Buckinghamshire

Baby Photographer Olney Buckinghamshire

Did you have a newborn session and you’d love a catch up session with your little one?  Perhaps you were too busy adjusting to parenthood and didn’t get around to having a newborn session, but you’d love some pictures of your baby while they are still so small.

Sessions at a few months old can be fabulous – the baby’s personality is really starting to take shape and they smile and giggle and interact beautifully during a photoshoot.   Us baby photographers have lots of tricks to get the best out of your baby during the session.  At a few months, babies still look really young but are already turning into little people with lots of different moods.  It’s lovely to capture the sparkle in their eyes or their gummy smiles but it can also be great to get some more pensive expressions and more serious faces along the way.

If you are looking to get some family photos then any age is a great age for a shoot – you will get different images depending upon whether the baby is really strong on their front or whether they are starting to sit solidly.  Every age is a great age for a shoot.   And maybe you are looking to include the family pet in the photos … I make no promises here as I am no pet photographer but feel free to suggest it and we will have some fun trying.

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It’s lovely with little ones to get a few in just a nappy as they get really excited when they have a bit of freedom from their clothes and I do love to photograph those squidgy arms and legs !

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If you’d like a baby shoot please get in touch and benefit from my fabulous Spring Offer – email: info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk.  If you’d like a newborn shoot please go to my dedicated newborn site here.

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.

Family Portraits Emberton Country Park

Family portraits Emberton Country Park

I’m lucky enough to live in a really pretty part of the world, close to some very beautiful parks.  Emberton Country Park is right on my doorstep and is a stunning backdrop for family portraits at all times of the year.

The lake produces some stunning reflections and there are some fabulous play areas and a whole range of gorgeous backdrops all over the park.

Relaxed outdoor family portraits are my favourite type of session, I find that both children and adults are less self-conscious with a bit of fresh air, producing much more natural results.  I take a few posed photographs but mostly we get the children to play with each other and the whole family to mess around together.  When you book your session we can pick a location to suit you near where you live.  Or if you book one of my mini-sessions near Olney these often take place at Emberton Park.   I do sometimes photograph indoors but as I tell all my customers I nearly always manage to shoot outside, regardless of our changeable UK weather, because I have my very own weather fairies !   Cloudy weather is actually great for shoots – much better than really bright sunlight so you don’t need to worry if it’s not a sunny day.  Last year I only cancelled outdoor shoot at the end of November due to rain – not bad for good old rainy England.  Like I say – weather fairies.

Here’s a few images taken from various recent shoots in Emberton par.   I hope you enjoy this sample and get in touch if you’d like a shoot for your family.  I’m getting booked up quickly and now taking bookings for Autumn.  There are a handful of shoots available on Saturdays over the summer – and more flexibility if you can do a weekday shoot.

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