An Autumn Outdoor Family Shoot in Oxford

It was really exciting planning this shoot with Angela and her family a few weeks ago. I’d just found the most amazing location for an Autumn family shoot, just a few minutes drive from Oxford in Shotover Country Park and couldn’t wait to get up there! Angela and Toby have two lovely children, Islay and Beau, both of whom were enjoying an afternoon in the blustery outdoors, just before the weather turned that bit colder. Not forgetting of course their beautiful African dog Zola. SEE IMAGES

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Ella’s Back to School Mini Session

Another lovely little mini session with adorable Ella! This spirited four-year-old was about to start Primary School so we had a fun time in a local nature reserve capturing this milestone and the brand new clean uniform! I also have it on Mummy’s authority that Ella was awarded the ‘Star of the Week’ after her first few days! Well done Ella! x  SEE IMAGES

BLOG POST: Family shoot in Wolvercote Orchard, Oxford

It was wonderful to spend a couple of hours with this young family a couple of Saturdays ago. They approached me and asked if I would be able to mark their son’s approaching first birthday with a family shoot, with the aim of giving the final printed images as Christmas presents. With the turning of the seasons the orchard was the perfect place for colour and a variety of backdrops and we had fun playing with the fallen apples, including trying some as well! SEE IMAGES

BLOG POST: Wolvercote Apple Day

I live in a Wolvercote, a small village just north of Oxford City Centre. This village and its surroundings, in my opinion, is at its absolute best in early autumn. From the bountiful harvests of fruit and veg on the allotments in Port Meadow, to the horse chestnut trees along the main roads displaying their last fiery glory before their leaves disappear, every corner has a photo opportunity. This weekend the village had its annual Apple Day, where anyone with 50p and a taste for amazing local fruit can rock up, grab a basket and pick their own from an amazing variety of apples that’s been established in the community orchard. Add to that the musical stylings of a funky street band Horns of Plenty, challenges such ‘the longest apple peel’, apple pressing, conker games and beautiful warm weather and you have the perfect recipe for a fun family afternoon. SEE IMAGES