DOMINIQUE, BOB + CO.

I met Dom AGES ago at a local playgroup we both attend each Wednesday. But it wasn’t until recently when we both arrived (perhaps too early) the first meeting back after the school holidays, dripping with exhaustion and a need to wear the kids out, that we really got chatting. We hit it off and just as I was beginning to think I’d met a kindred soul with the same passion for mashed potato, she tells me they’re moving abroad. *sad face*

Well, with so many huge life events happening in Newcastle I couldn’t bear the thought of this beautiful family not having something to remember them by. So, we met at Jesmond Park early one morning and this was the outcome. This location holds a lot of precious memories and I’m honoured that they let me do this for them.

Thank you for a lovely morning, Dom, Bob and gang, and I truly hope we can stay in touch when you’ve settled into your new chapter.

All the best,

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MATERNITY || A SPECIAL MUMMY + DAUGHTER SESSION

This was a special Mummy-Daughter session before baby brother or sister arrives, and the bond between this pair was almost tangible. We walked to stay warm, snotty kisses were shared and plenty of giggles were had. In short,  I spent a wonderfully relaxed morning with a pair of beauties!

 

A SPECIAL PHOTOSHOOT #THEGRANDPARENTPROJECT

I’m an ex-pat, so it’s not everyday I get to see my parents in person. While Skype is a wonderful thing, the distance always has me thinking, yearning and sometimes wishing away time until the next visit comes around.

In all of my years it took of moving houses to find our current (forever) home, I came to realise that I don’t actually have many photos of my parents. There is lots of art and photos of my children adorning the walls but not a great collection of my folks or in-laws. I certainly only have one or two of my grandparents.

So, not only did I insist on doing this session – that was lots of fun, by the way – but I’ve decided to expand this into my business. What I mean by that, is an interest with including multi-generations in my sessions.

Professional photography seems to happen at certain times in your life. When you’re a baby, school photos, engagements, weddings, and then the circle comes back around to newborns again. I’d like to change the idea that professional photography is only for the young. It’s not. I would give anything to have more photographs of (specifically) my Grandma. I don’t want my kids to feel the same.

I hope that The Grandparent Project is something that will grow over time. If this is something that appeals to you, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.