Ribble Valley, Lancashire family photographer - Farm themed cake smash - George

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
Lancashire cake smash photographer
 

Earlier this week, I had a special little visitor for a cake smash session. My gorgeous great nephew, George! A couple of months ago, my niece had seen some of my cake smashes that I had been doing online. She wanted to do something special to celebrate George’s 2nd birthday. Poor George had a rough start to life when he got meningitis at just 4 months old. Luckily, he over came it, but it has left him completely deaf. He can now hear after having an operation and he now wears a special headband to help this. Read on, there is a statement from Bethan who explains his story.

 
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I wanted to make this shoot extra special. George and his family live on a small holding in Cumbria. They have a dog, 4 horses and a herd of Belted Galloway’s. I was telling my friend Jo from A Cake Occasion all about George. She was happy to get involved and make a themed cake for the shoot. I picked up some other bits and pieces of props whilst I was supposed to be doing something else. I have a habit of NEEDING to buy more new props…… Jo provided a rustic, wooden cake stand too. It originally came from Jen’s Rustic Wood. The set was finished off with some wooden slices from The Wedding Workshop and some branches and ivy from The Flower Girls, Whalley. It looked amazing!

 
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Bethan and George arrived mid morning. They had to drop Peter, George’s big brother off at school. Then they made their way down from the Lake District, Cumbria to mine in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire. George pretended to be shy for all of about 30 seconds. He then came for massive cuddles before nailing his photo shoot. Bethan wanted a mixture of him with and without his headband. George is a total star. He wasn’t phased either way. Without it, he could legitimately ignore us both and do his own thing. With it, he found his Mummy’s lion impressions hilarious! He really did make the most of bashing up his cake, stuffing his face with buttercream and then wiping the rest of it all over himself.

I loved being with them both. Obviously they are family and I am a little biased. But they both truly are amazing. This little man has been through so much in his little life and he really is making the most of it now. I kid you not, he is a total whirlwind and it is brilliant to see.

 
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George contracted pneumococcol meningitis at just 4 months old. He was incredibly poorly and very nearly died! Thanks to the fantastic staff at Furness General A&E and children’s ward, along with Manchester Children’s hospital pediatric intensive care and of course, George’s incredible fighting spirit he survived. He suffered severe pain, seizures, blood clots near the brain and some gross motor issues. All of which seem to have hopefully been short term effects. He was however left profoundly deaf as meningitis destroys the cochlear (important inner ear component). This then makes it incredibly urgent to have cochlear implants fitted as the cochlear can continue to deteriorate even after the Meningitis is gone. So within weeks he had surgery at RMCH and was fitted with his implants just in time for his first Christmas. He now has brilliant hearing and is coming along brilliantly with his speech.
Children (including George) are vaccinated for pneumococcol meningitis however George had unfortunately contracted a new strain that was unknown. So we were told his bloods and spinal fluid were going to be studied in laboratories. So hopefully it can help to create a vaccine!
— Bethan Butler

If you would like more information on cake smash sessions (or any other session), please get in touch.

Jane x

// SNEAK PEEK // Pre Wedding Session at Brockholes Nature Reserve - Leanne and Amy

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
Leanne & Amy
 

I have known Leanne for a number of years now. I remember when her and Amy got together and when they got engaged. When they asked me if I would be their wedding photographer, I was over the moon. We met last year to discuss over a coffee (obviously!). Both Leanne and Amy told me how they hated having their photograph taken and were a little nervous about it. So we decided on doing a pre wedding session to give them a chance in front of my camera before the big event. The lovely ladies live in Chorley and I live in Langho (Ribble Valley). We decided that Brockholes Nature Reserve at Preston was the perfect place to meet.

Still feeling nervous about having her photograph taken, Leanne asked me if she could bring her two children along to hide behind. I said that it was fine, as long as she agreed to have at least one photo taken with just Amy. On the day, they both settled into it really easily and soon realised that they had nothing at all to worry about.

It was a lovely, but bitter cold morning. I am so excited to be shooting their wedding at Beeston Manor, Preston next month.

I totally love being a Lancashire wedding photographer. It’s the best job ever!

Jane x

Ribble Valley, Lancashire Children's Photographer - Glitter Session

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
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Fancy a photo shoot with a difference? Imagine it’s raining glitter! How amazing does that sound? This is what dreams are made of.

Who doesn’t love glitter? (Well, in honesty I don’t. It gets everywhere! Shhhhhh) But, it looks totally incredible in photos! This is done in my Ribble Valley, Lancashire studio style setting. Meaning all this mess is at mine and not yours! Even better (for you).

Children are in their element when they are playing in it. I find their smile is way more natural as they are having a blast! You don’t get that fake smile that they do whilst saying “cheese” (you will never hear me saying that! I don’t like forced smiles).

This is aimed at children that are 3 years plus. This is because there is a small chance that glitter could get in eyes. I originally decided I would offer these sessions as an alternative to a cake smash for birthdays. But, they can actually be done whenever as a bit of fun!

The photo session lasts around an hour and will get the edited images in an online (password protected) gallery to download, keep and share. *Please note, I also offer a printing service too*

Please drop me a message to find out more.

Jane x

Daisy Chain Photography - Why pick me as your wedding photographer?

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
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So, you are finally engaged and planning the day you have been dreaming of for what seems like forever. Everyone is recommending wedding suppliers to you and it feels like a minefield. Who should you go with?

If you are reading this blog, chances are, I have been recommended to you, possibly by a friend or family member. Maybe I have come up on a google search or on your Facebook or Instagram feed. I thought I’d write some notes about myself, so that you can get to know me and get a feel of if I am the right wedding photographer for you.

 
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If you have read my ‘about me’ page, you will already know this. But….. I was born in Ulverston, Cumbria where I spent all of my childhood. I was pretty much always outside; out on my bike, going for walks, doing something with animals etc. I was always interested in photography and my bedroom wall was covered in a sea of photos that I had taken of my adventures. This started off as pictures of animals etc and progressed to drunken nights out with my mates!

I moved to Lancashire shortly after I turned 21 and have been here ever since. I have lived in various areas of East Lancashire before settling in Langho, near Clitheroe. I haven’t always been a professional photographer. I wanted to be, but couldn’t take the risk of not having a guaranteed wage coming in. After having our 2 lovely daughters, I decided something had to change. I wanted to do something that fits more around them and spend more quality time with my family. This is when Daisy Chain Photography was born! I started off shooting newborns and families before quickly progressing on to wedding photography. Some of you might not have been interested in that. But I often get asked how I got in to photography during wedding consultations.

 
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Talking about wedding consultations, I love getting together with new clients to discuss their wedding plans so far. It’s also a good excuse to get a coffee out. Usually a latte or a hot chocolate in fairness. If it’s a hot chocolate, I have to have cream and marshmallow on top! Anyway, moving on from me and my obsession with coffee and unhealthy treats….. I love to hear about what has been bought so far, the wedding dress (if the groom isn’t there), the flowers, little details etc. I also like to know how the couple got together and how the engagement went. It helps me to get a feel of how the couple work together. I show the couple my wedding portfolio and go through any questions they have. I let them know that having me as their wedding photographer is like having an extra friend there. I am very friendly and will chat to everyone, whilst working, obviously! But I also know when not to get involved and take a step back. I make sure they know that I am not a traditional wedding photographer and WON’T be lining them and their guests up for hours on end for endless group shots. Obviously, I do take the group shots that are requested. But I prefer to get natural images of guests interacting with each other and having a giggle.

On the wedding day, I like to have someone from the wedding party point out important guests to me. I know how important it is to capture an image of the bride with her beloved Grandma.

 
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My husband and I were lucky enough to have Jane for both our engagement shoot and for our wedding day. We absolutely love the photos from both shoots. On both days, Jane made us feel at ease in front of the camera and created some beautiful memories that we will treasure. Many of our guests commented on how nice Jane was on our wedding day too. We would highly recommend Jane.
— Samantha & Liam

So, If all this sounds good to you (and looks good to you - portfolio video attached below), please send me an email or give me a call to discuss further.

I look forward to hearing from you and about your adventure so far!

Jane x

An Engagement Shoot in the Lake District, Cumbria - Lou & Becky

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Family Photographer.

 
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At the end of 2017, Lou got in contact with me. She had seen on Facebook that I was a Lancashire wedding photographer and she was keen to tell me about her engagement to Becky. She told me how she had been planning to ask Becky to marry her, but at the same time, Becky was planning on asking her! We arranged to meet up and discuss over a coffee. We all know how much I love a coffee and a natter! The ladies had got engaged at Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside and had booked their wedding for 2019 at Salmesbury Hall, Preston. Without giving too many details away, their plans sound awesome!

I just love meeting up with couples, especially when they are as cute as this pair. We had pretty much sealed the deal when we said our goodbyes on the car park. As I was walking to my car, I glanced round at them and caught them having a cheeky little kiss. Awwwwww!

 
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Lou and Becky had an engagement shoot included in their wedding package. So a couple of weeks ago, I met them at Chester’s By The River, Skelwith Bridge, Ambleside. This is where they were when the big question was popped! It was the perfect place for them and it was great for me as I meant I got to visit some family whilst I was up there (I am originally from Ulverston, Cumbria and most of my family are still up there). Becky started off a little nervous around the camera, but with good banter, she soon got into it.

 
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It was a cold day and very damp under foot. But we didn’t care, we just cracked on with it. We all walked, talked and giggled whilst I shot some beautiful images of the couple. It was great to watch them interacting. You can clearly see how much they love each other.

I loved hearing about further plans they had made for their up coming wedding day and I really can’t wait to join them as their wedding photographer. 1 year to go!

Jane x

Meeting Sally, Jack and Ghost - Lancashire Equine Photographer

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Equine Photographer.

 
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Not only am I a Ribble Valley and Lancashire wedding and family photographer, I also love equine photography. I don't just stick to Lancashire either. I cover Manchester, Cumbria, Cheshire and Yorkshire!

Earlier this week, I met Sally and her gorgeous boys, Jack and Ghost. We met at Sally's lovely yard in Grindleton, Ribble Valley. It was the most beautiful setting for our photo shoot. The yard looks over Pendle Hill and surrounding areas. The rain had stopped and it wasn't too hot - perfect!

Like me, Sally has been around horses forever. Her boys are her life. She is a keen eventer (unlike me)....

 
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Jack (above) - Sally has had Jack for the last 10 years, since he was just 4 years old.  He is a 16.3hh German Warmblood. He is a gentle beast that just wants some love. He introduced himself to me by putting his rump in my face for a scratch. I'm pretty confident that he would have sat on my knee for a cuddle if he could have done! I wanted Jack to come home with me. Oddly enough, Sally didn't seem up for that.....

 
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Ghost (above) - Sally has had him for just shy of 2 years. He is a 7 years old Dutch Warmblood. He stands at 17.1hh. He is cheeky boy that likes to give you a little nibble. Sally says you've not met Ghost properly until he has given you a playful bite! We took him in the arena to have a look in the mirrors. Lets just say that this boy is gorgeous and he knows it. He couldn't pull himself away from posing. Hilarious!

 
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Both boys are totally amazing. The bond between them and Sally is so lovely to see. I'm not going to lie to you, being around them both really made me want to get another horse. Sadly, It can't happen at the moment, so I will just make the most of visiting them whilst making memories for their owners. Every cloud and all that....

Whilst Sally was putting Ghost's saddle on, I made friends with Maisie and Maggie the boxer dogs. Some of you my know that until April 2017, I had a boxer dog called Phoenix. She was 13 years old when she sadly passed away. So as you can imagine, I can't help but give boxer dogs I come across a bit of love.

 
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If you would like to arrange an equine photo shoot, please drop me a message to arrange. I don't bite, unlike Ghost!

Jane x

 

 

 

 

Seeing Riley for her 6 month sitter session - Clitheroe newborn and family photographer

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Newborn Photographer.

 
Riley Hammond
 

Last year, Riley and her family came for a newborn session. If you follow my work, you may remember her. She was one of my favourite sessions and I used one of her images to promote my work, a lot! I have even included it in this post as a recap.

I was really pleased when Riley's Mummy contacted me to book in her sitter session. I knew it was coming as we had already discussed it at their newborn shoot and we had kept in contact in between. I couldn't wait to see how much she had grown (and get another cuddle!).

The day of the shoot had arrived. Riley's Mummy sent me a message to say they were setting off from their home in Clitheroe to my home studio in Langho. They pre warned me that Riley wasn't in the best of moods that morning and that I might have my work cut out. I wasn't bothered. As a Mother of two and Step Mother of two others, I know hard work children can be. Anyway, they arrived. Riley was absolutely fine. In fact, she was better than fine; she was awesome! Her balance was perfect, she was happy to pose and was smiling away the whole time. She looked so beautiful, wearing one of my little outfits. I had chosen her a gorgeous cream romper suit. We had such a lovely session and I did get my cuddles; lots of them!

I can't wait to see her in a few months time for her smash and splash session!

Below are a selection of my favourite images from her sitter session.

Jane x

 

Fabulous styled shoot at The Shireburn Arms, Hurst Green.

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Newborn Photographer.

 
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A couple of months ago, I was chatting with a good friend of mine, Jo from a cake occasion. She thought it would be fun for us to work together on a styled shoot. I automatically thought that it would be super fun!

So we got our heads together to decide on a theme and fabulous venue to do the shoot. We both agreed that boho theme was perfect and that we both loved The Shireburn Arms at Hurst Green. So I emailed Robyn, the events manager at The Shireburn Arms. She was keen to get involved. We were now ecstatic! From there, I spoke to Natalie from Victoria & Natalie Flowers, they were also keen to get involved. Get in! We were on a roll! I have worked with them in the past and love their floral designs, so I knew they'd do a good job. 

A week or so later, I was at another wedding shoot and bumped into Nikki from Nikki Web hair and makeup. We got chatting, as you do. Turned out that she wanted in too. It was great as I had seen her in action and she was awesome. Later that week, I posted a few photos from that wedding. Another local supplier (Rachael from The Wedding Workshop) got in touch with me about them as she had liked how I worked. Turns out that she does wedding stationery and offered her help too. How amazing?

 
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I had also been in chat with Liz from Orchid Designs in Clitheroe. I met Jo and her daughter Hannah (aka our bride model) at the shop. Liz had selected some beautiful wedding dresses out for Hannah to try. That lady seriously knows her job! They were all perfect! The first one Hannah tried on was the winner. So wedding dress, shoes and veil were now ticked off.  Now we just needed a groom!

Liz suggested we went to see Deane at Attire of Clitheroe. He was so helpful and even suggested a friend of his to be the groom. Deane gave me his friends number and said to get in touch. So I messaged this friend, Alan and arranged to meet him at the shop the following week.

The week went and back to Attire I went. I felt a bit nervous. It was almost like going on a blind date, but for a groom model! In walked Alan. Boom, he was perfect! Deane sorted out a suit, waistcoat and matching bow tie. Perfect.

 
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It was now that day of the shoot. I dropped my daughter off at preschool before heading up to The Shireburn Arms. I got there first (just the way I like it). The staff there couldn't have been more helpful. As I was getting all my stuff inside (yes, that is the technical term), they made me a lovely latte. If you know me, you'll know by know how much I love a coffee. The rest of the team arrived whilst I was setting up. Jo, Rachael and I got everything set up whilst Nikki worked her magic on Hannah. Hannah was feeling a little nervous as she had never done anything like this and she hadn't met Alan at this point. In fact, no one had. They had put their trust in me.... Alan walked in at this point. All the ladies agreed he was perfect for our job.

We were now ready to rock 'n' roll! Hannah and Alan were like pros. they nailed it and worked really well together. This made my job so much easier as I had never done wedding photography with a non couple. Let alone a couple that had only met each other 30 minutes previously! The weather was just right too. No rain, no bright sun. Although poor Hannah did get a bit cold and had to pinch her Mum's coat in between shots. The team were amazing. We soon got through the shots I wanted.

Perfect, because that meant it was lunchtime. It would have been rude not to stay and eat, so we did. The food was as amazing as always. I can recommend the Beef and Bowland Ale Pie. Yum!

I love shooting weddings and cover Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria, Manchester and Cheshire (and pretty much anywhere else, if you ask nicely).  Book your 2018 wedding photography for just £850 for a full day!

Thank you so much to everyone involved in making it happen.

Jane x

Venue - The Shireburn Arms

Dress - Orchid Designs

Suit - Attire of Clitheroe

Cake - A Cake Occasion

Hair and Makeup - Nikki Webb Hair and Makeup

Stationary - The Wedding Workshop

Flowers - Victoria & Natalie Flowers

 

 

Kate's Curvy Wedding Catwalk At Towneley Hall, Burnley

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Newborn Photographer.

 
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Well hello there!

During my time as a wedding photographer, I have made friends with loads of people within the wedding industry. One of them being Kate from Kate's bridal room. Last month, Kate asked if I would like to help out at her curvy catwalk which was being held at Towneley Hall, Burnley, Lancashire for part of a little white book event. Of course, I was happy to get involved. Like myself, Kate's business is also in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, so it is easy for us to get together to help each other out. Kate specialises in plus size brides and her dresses range from size 18 up to a size 36.

Anyway, flash forward to last Sunday, the day of the event. I met Kate across at Towneley Hall at 10. She was busy setting up her table for the wedding fair. I had a look around to see where I could take the ladies for some fabulous photographs and also took advantage of having the gorgeous wedding bouquets to myself. The models had now arrived and were ready to get their hair and makeup done. I took a couple of shots of this happening. I got so many steps in that day, running between the models. Jenni who was doing makeup was downstairs and Katrina who was doing hair was upstairs.

The ladies were looking stunning! I took them for a few natural light shots before they got in to their dresses. Wow, They all nailed it!

They were now ready to get their first wedding dresses on.They had some backstage help from Jenny, Jane, Marilyn and my step daughter, Elena. People were starting to come in and get seated, not in the dressing room, obviously.... The ladies were getting nervous as they saw that all seats were taken and people were now stood up too! They had absolutely no need to be, believe me!

James opened up the show by singing bring me sunshine. Then the Queen of curves, Kate gave an opening speech before the totally gorgeous, Lily and Niamh scattered rose petals down the catwalk. They were wearing matching pink tutus. The floor was now ready for the five gorgeous models, Queen Kate, Kate , Kerry, Donna and Joanne. They pretended they were nervous when they each came out in their first dress. Dress number two, those nerves had gone. By dress number three, smiles were more grins! There was a bit of dancing and twirls galore! They were amazing! The audience were also fantastic; clapping along and giving the ladies so much encouragement. It really helped them get in to it.

The show was now over, but I hadn't finished with them yet! A group shot was a must! I then took Kate and Kerry out in to the grounds to get some outdoor shot. Kerry was happy to jump straight in to one of the VW camper vans that was there. We got some lovely shots of them both looking totally gorgeous.

What a fantastic day it was. Thank you to all involved.

Dresses - Kate's Bridal Room

Hair - Katrina Deegan Hair

Makeup - Jenni Ward MUA

Kerry's makeup (red head) - Kerry Baker MUA

Singer - James

VW Camper - Absolute Bliss VW Hire

Flowers - Stems

It wonderful to work with someone so organised and talented. Jane put everyone at ease during a very tense hectic morning, getting on with everything without once being in the way, capturing the perfect moments.
— Kate (Kate's bridal room)

If you are looking for a wedding photographer, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Much love,

Jane x

Best of 2017 - Highlights from 2017 Lancashire weddings and couples photography

Ribble Valley and Lancashire Wedding and Newborn Photographer.

 
 
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What an incredible year I have had! I don't know if you have read my previous blog about setting up in 2017 as a Ribble Valley based, Lancashire newborn and family photographer or not? If you haven't, the really short version is.... at the back end of 2016, I decided to pull my finger out and make my dream of being a photographer become a reality. I started to build my portfolio by doing a couple of model calls and charging minimal at the start. I went on a couple of mentoring courses which then led me in to meeting loads of other photographers; some of which are now good friends of mine.

Anyway, in the summer of 2017, I decided I wanted to get in to couples and wedding photography. Again, I did a couple of model calls for local couples and off I went. From there, I booked on a wedding mentoring with Kathryn (she is the one that I'd been on her newborn workshop). On the first session, she set me the challenge of arranging my own styled shoot and doing it. I went home and contacted a local bridal shop, florist and venue. A friend came round for a coffee a day or two later. I quickly roped her and her lovely partner in. I was on a roll! I think Kathryn was quite surprised at how quickly I got it arranged. Anyway, the day of the styled shoot came and it was raining! Typical. Rebecca and Andrew were total troupers though and we got some lovely images.

From there, I saw that Rachel (the marketing mentor from my newborn blog) was organising a wedding workshop along side some other amazing wedding photographers. I attended that too. Myself and my husband were the bride and groom models in the morning. That was a fantastic experience as I was able to see it all from the brides perspective too. In the afternoon, I was able to photograph the other models and get involved in those sessions. This was a great experience. Rachel and the team had paid loads of attention to detail. I LOVE detail!

Anyway, I went on to do other couple shoots, finish off my mentoring with Kathryn and second shoot some weddings in Lancashire and Cheshire.

Like I said, I am based in the beautiful Ribble Valley and cover Lancashire, Cumbria, Manchester, Cheshire and Yorkshire. I will consider further afield, just ask. My diary is open for 2018 and 2019. I have already got several booked in for each. I am so excited to see where 2018 takes me.

Wedding photography starts from just £600. Please contact me if you'd like to know further details, discuss over a coffee or book a date.

Happy New Year!

Jane x

Lancaster family photo shoot - The Lewis family

A couple of weeks ago, an old childhood friend made contact with me to arrange a family shoot. I was delighted! We were so close throughout our teenage years. But then we both moved away from our home town, Ulverston in Cumbria, we both got married and had children, so life in general just kept us from keeping in touch like we should have done. Don't get me wrong, we have seen each other from time to time; weddings, play dates etc. Just not as much as I would have liked. I'm sure you have found the same with some of your dear friends?

So, the photo shoot was arranged and Kate had asked if she could bring her Labrador along. Jack is getting old now and they are concerned he hasn't got long left. I was more than happy for Jack to come. Some of you may know, my beloved boxer dog, Phoenix passed away earlier this year. So I know how important it is that dogs are included in these things. They are part of the family too, right?

They arrived from their home in Lancaster to mine in Langho, Lancashire. Kate has done a fantastic job of keeping the kids clean and tidy. You just know that on days like this, the kids have other ideas and spill something on their best outfit!

I started with a few images of Jack the dog, whilst Kate made sure everyone else was ready. The boys were total pros! They knew exactly what they were doing. Ellie took a bit of convincing, but we got her there. They are a super cute family and a pleasure to be around.

My little girls arrived home just as we had finished. So it only seemed right to go and have a catch up ice cream afterwards.

Here is what Kate had to say about her experience;

"I took my 3 children (1 who turned out to be slightly uncooperative!) and our family dog for a photo shoot with Jane and she was brilliant. Jane made us feel very welcome and relaxed. She calmly worked to take our photos. She was extremely patient and professional, even allowing my boys to suggest ideas for photos too. Whoever said that working with children and dogs was easy? However Jane made it seem that way and captured my crew perfectly. I am delighted with our photos and will definitely be back one day! Thank you x"

Ribble Valley and Lancashire newborn & family photographer - Meeting Henry and Clara.

A couple of weeks ago, I met 10 day old Henry and his big sister Clara. They were so sweet together. Clara has taken to her new role as big sister extremely well. She kept making sure he was okay and giving him load of hugs and kisses.

Whilst Mummy and Daddy got Henry ready for his shoot, Clara was more than happy to strike a few poses for me. She started off pretty nervous and shy. She soon got in to the swing of it after I pulled a few funny faces at her and encouraged her to be a little bit silly. Who doesn't enjoy being a bit daft?

Henry was now in a milk coma and ready to go. He was a dream baby to photograph. He slept for almost the entire session! I used my new wicker basket and my lovely white trug with a series of (faux) furs, blankets and wraps. I was very excited as I also got to use my new bunny bonnet and snuggle sack too. He looked super cute in it. Clara jumped in on a few of the photographs with her baby brother to make extra special memories for their Mummy and Daddy to treasure. Clara was getting a bit bored of being a model towards the end of the session. This was quickly resolved with a bit of food bribery. In fairness, I can often be bribed with food too. So I don't blame her! We finished the session with Henry's Mummy and Daddy showing him off in the Simba pose. I do love a proud parent photograph.

Here is what Clara and Henry's Mummy had to say about their experience;

“Jane took some gorgeous newborn photos of our son and his big sister. She had endless patience with our two year old who got a bit fed up of posing and she managed to get some lovely shots of her. Thanks very much!”

If you would like to book a newborn session (or any other), please get in touch.

Jane x

A Couples Photo Shoot in the Lake District, Cumbria - Wendy & Ian.

Hi,

As some of you know, I am normally based in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire as a newborn and family photographer. However, I do have strong links to my home town (Ulverston in south Cumbria). I try to get there as often as I can to visit friends and family. I went up for a flying visit earlier this month to take our two daughters to their friends (and my godsons) 4th birthday party. It was superhero themed and on their farm. For those who know me, you'll know that it was right up my street! My youngest went as Captain America and my eldest went as Batman. Both in the tutu style dress version. They looked awesome! I did consider getting dressed up myself, but I couldn't get an outfit on time....

Anyway, a couple of days before we went up, my new camera arrived. A shiny new Nikon D750. Eeeek! I was so excited. As you can imagine, I was keen to try it out. I am also wanting to go down the wedding photography route, so I thought - what better way to test it out than on one of my favourite couples? So after my girls had tired themselves out at the party, I took them back to my Mums house for bed. I then returned to farm. Sadly, the bouncy castle had already been collected, so I didn't get to have a bounce once the kids weren't there.... So I settled for taking photographs of Wendy and Ian instead. Birthday boy was tucked up in bed and his Grandma was watching him. We were good to go! So we made our way to the yard and took some gorgeous photos in one of the barns. They both pulled their faces as I climbed in to one of the lambing pens whilst wearing my brand new converse. Sometimes you have to do theses things to get the best images. Anyway, it had some hay bales in and the most amazing rustic old doors. I don't think Wendy and Ian could understand why I was so excited about them. They could once they had seen the final results. We then made our way around the rest of the farm before heading off across the fields for a bit of a walk. The sun was going down, so I snapped away whilst they walked and talked.

I am so very proud of Wendy and Ian. They are childhood sweethearts who have been together for 20 years! They have a beautiful family and a lovely home. Keep up the good work guys.