Family Photography round up

Two children laughing as their parents throw them in the air

Things may have seemed a little quiet on my blog recently, as I'm busy behind the scenes getting ready with a new website, which I'm looking forward to launching early next year. In the meantime, as it draws towards the end of this year, I get to do a couple of my favourite blog posts - a round up of what I've been up to throughout the year. It has been another wonderfully busy year, with a mixture of family photography, many beautiful weddings, plus a variety of other photography for various commercial clients. 

I'll start the New Year with a look back at all my weddings. But first, this blog post is a round up of all the wonderful families and couples that I've had the pleasure of photographing this year. I've had a lot of fun, and captured a lot of incredibly happy times. I've seen previous brides and grooms become parents, joined extended families on special holidays, witnessed quiet newborn moments at home, explored forests, climbed sand dunes and stomped through puddles. It is always incredible to share these special times like these with families, capturing the joy, the chaos, the fun, the quiet love and everything else in between. I get a huge amount of pleasure from being able to give these memories back to people in their images. Here are a selection of images from this past year - I hope that you enjoy them! 

A family playing on the beach
A family on the beach at Beer
Parents holding a newborn baby
A family rolling on the grass and laughing
A mother with three adult children laughing together
A father chasing his son and laughing
A mother with her two adult daughters on the beach in Devon
A toddler running along the beach at Saunton Sands
A family together at Beer beach
Two parents quietly cuddling their newborn baby

Great Barn Devon wedding: congratulations Claire & Joe

Huge congratulations to lovely Claire and Joe, who got married yesterday at The Great Barn, Devon. It was pretty much the perfect day - warm September sunshine, brilliant suppliers and a really great venue. Plus Claire and Joe's Basset Hound, Bertie, running around, hoovering up dropped canap├ęs and causing mayhem everywhere! Have a little look at their gorgeous day...

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Thanks to Laura Cullen for second shooting with me! Other lovely suppliers involved in this wedding:

Catering: Dartmoor Kitchen
Claire's dress: details to follow
Claire's shoes: Jimmy Choo
Joe's suit: Marc Wallace
Make up: Claire Bowring
Hairdressing: Energy
Wedding cake: Crafty Cakes
Evening entertainment: Joey The Lips

Greenway House wedding: Jo & Steve get married on the River Dart

Bride and groom kissing in the Boathouse at Greenway House

Jo and Steve had a gorgeous wedding on Saturday, with a boat trip up the River Dart followed by a brilliantly relaxed ceremony at Greenway House, Agatha Christie's holiday home, which is now managed by the National Trust. Jo and Steve strolled up the hill through the woods together, before enjoying drinks outside the house, along with their guests. It was such a lovely afternoon, with Joanna and team at Greenway House doing a really excellent job of looking after everyone (including giving me a much welcomed lift back up the hill at the end of the day... thank you!). As a side note, all weddings in future should please be accessorised with a Miniature Schnauzer wearing a pink flower. Thank you.

View across to Dittisham on the River Dart
Wedding boat arrives on River Dart
Flower girls playing next to River Dart
Bride and groom walk up through woods to Greenway House
Guests outside Greenway House
Bride and groom during wedding ceremony in Greenway House
Bride and groom outside Greenway House
Children and Miniature Schnauzer with wedding flower
Bride and groom in Agatha Christie's boathouse, Greenway House
Bride and groom leaving on Christie Belle on the River Dart