The (Parent) Hood

The (Parent) Hood is a special community of amazing mamas (and some papas) that come together to chat and spend some time being social. This is a collection of images from their event held at Sussex Mother Cafe in Hassocks just north of Brighton in West Sussex.

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Ordinary BAM

It’s just a haircut. She’ll have hundreds more of them throughout her life. But with this little transformation appeared a visual reminder of how fast each little ordinary day slips by with the bat of an eye.

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Self Care

How a morning of nourishment and self care in Brighton inspired and energised me in reinforcing my purpose in making family photos for people that value real memories and moments.

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UNcheesing Family Photos

Spending some time in a field of flowers with dozens of families telling their kids to look at them and say “cheese” got me thinking about what photos mean to me and why. I want to bathe in the carefree nature of childhood with Hazel. I want to look at the photos I make of her doing things or at certain stages and not only see how she looks but she how she feels. I don’t want to see her saying cheese. Ever.

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The Rewards of a Printed Photograph

Having printed photographs up in your house has a positive impact on your child’s self esteem and self worth. Some notes on little things you can do to boost your happiness in little ways.

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The Moment Is Over

What happens to those moments and memories that are not caught by your camera? Do they fade away into a distant memory or are you one of the lucky few who can recall all the little details in life?

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Natural Newborn Photography | Baby Bliss in East Sussex

Natural newborn photography in Brighton, Hove and Sussex. A documentary approach to images created for you and your family will preserve precious moments that are unique and special to you. They will bottle up what this treasured phase was like for you and show the sweet bond in your family.

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Those Ordinary {magical} Days

Sometimes the most ordinary days are the most magical. Even if that magic is cleaning the kids rooms and purging unused items on the last day of winter holiday. Magic isn’t only found on the epic days. It’s found in the beautifully simple and ordinary days when you get to just BE with the ones you love.

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A Very Ordinary Sunday

The ordinary days of our lives. The ones where nothing big happens, no one wins anything, no missions are accomplished and we may not even leave the house. Those are the sweet ones. The ones that matter and the ones I want documented to remember when I’m old and my mind is failing me. They’re the ones I want my daughter to see when she’s old enough to appreciate them.

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Unexpected Favourites

Parents are sometimes surprised that photos of their kiddos crying, upset or throwing a tantrum rise to the top of their favourites. Capturing the tears of childhood is about as genuine as you can get in family photography. Bring on the natural + candid moments of life. You will love them more than the cheese. I promise!

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