Monthly Archives: July 2016

Transition Moments

Have you ever had a moment like this one?

I remember when the Littlest Grant finished reception and Biggest Grant finished primary school forever. It felt like the end of an era. I felt happy and proud and sad all at the same time and I wanted to preserve that memory.

And now another school year is over! How did that happen? Life is so busy at this time of year: sports days, summer concerts, parties and day trips. Then BAM, it’s over and the summer is upon us and then suddenly it’s back to school again!

Do you find the end of a school year poignant too?

And have you ever experienced anything like this?

I’ve suddenly noticed that my 13-year-old looks more like a young man than a child…but only some days, other days he is still very much a boy. I find this transition scary, but at the same time wonderful. One evening I was chatting to him and asked him if I could capture an image of him and to my surprise he readily agreed, even to removing his shirt. I can really see the man-boy thing going on in this photograph.

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And my six-year-old has suddenly lost his baby looks and I felt the need to capture that too. He didn’t want to remove his shirt and as a photographer and mum I respect that, and actually the shirt here lends him an air of grown-up gravitas. I’m glad I captured that little moment.

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I know in a year’s time they will both look very different again.

Look at your children right now…really look at them. What is it about them at this moment that you wish you could capture and keep forever? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to do that? Well you can. I specialise in exactly that, capturing just what makes people special. Contact me and we’ll talk.

Stanwick Uke Jam

I was invited to photograph the first ever Stanwick Lakes Ukulele Jam, hosted by the Raunds Ukulele Orchestra in aid of Canine Partners.

The ukulele has a reputation as the happiest musical instrument! It’s impossible not to smile while playing one, even when you play as badly as I do! I took mine along as well as my camera and joined in the easier tunes.

The afternoon was a terrific success and everyone looked as though they were having a blast.

Here are the shots from the jam.

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