Family Portrait

It’s been a long time since I have posted on my blog. With moments winding down, I’m not really doing shoots now as I’m so busy working full time and it leaves little time to run a business with family too! So something had to give…….and I’m afraid it was moments photography. It’s a big decision but it but as much as I would like to think I am SuperMum, I’m simply not.

So I decided to stop my website and to only shoot weddings and portraits for friends and family. So just before Christmas my daughters friends family asked me to do a shoot for them. So I dusted (yes….dusted! never, ever thought I would say that!!) off my camera and headed to the beach. The family were very brave with the wind being very cold!!

However, here is the shoot for the family to choose from and I hope you also enjoy them. 🙂

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Dylan

I’ve been photographing Dylan for 5 years now!! I think it’s amazing that a family invites you in every year to photograph their children. I love to see them grow over the years 😀

My first shoot with Dylan I was a total newbie! I was so nervous!! Dylan and his mum though were stars and I loved every second 😀

I can’t believe he’s away to start school after the summer, time goes so fast………..

Mum wasn’t feeling to great this time round so Dylan and Dad met me at Balmedie beach so these photos will be a total surprise for mum 😀

Hope your feeling better Donna and enjoy your photos xx

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

Dylan at Balmedie beach

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Natalie and Oliver

Last year I was asked to photograph Natalie and Oliver’s wedding. Plans were put in place as the wedding was not in Aberdeen…….or in Scotland……the wedding was in beautiful Derbyshire, England. It’s a part of the UK I have never been to but always wanted to go as I had heard how beautiful it was. I wasn’t disappointed!!!

The church, the people, the location Natalie had chosen for her photos…..everything was just totally perfect 😀 And the sun shone!!

So here is the sneaky peak of Natalie and Oliver’s wedding………..

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Matlock Church

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Wedding Vechile

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The Flying Childers Pub

The Flying Childers Pub

The Flying Childers Pub

The Flying Childers Pub

The Flying Childers Pub

The Flying Childers Pub

The Flying Childers Pub

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Excitment!!!

I know I’ve been a little quiet for the past few months.  It’s been tough trying to keep up everything between moments, work and home.  So I’m afraid posting and blogging have taken a back seat.

However, my brain has still been working overtime and there are a few exciting changes coming up for moments.  It might take til summer but I can’t wait!!! to let you all into the secret 😀

I’ll do my best to post some of the shoots I’ve had and those that are up and coming.  It’s also almost wedding season cannot wait!! for that too!!!

Soon peeps!!!! xx

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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The beautiful Yim family

I was totally flattered when Erinn asked me to photograph her beautiful family.  It’s a bit nerve-wracking to photograph a photographers family.  It’s the second time I have now but still no less nervous about it!!

I met Erinn two years ago now and it honestly feels like I’ve known her forever 😀  From the first time we teamed up to photograph a wedding I knew that I’d made a friend for life.  Erinn is such a lovely person, I’m so glad I’m lucky enough to call her my friend .

Then last year beautiful Jayden came along, who made me a tad broody!!! when I held her the first time 😀  She’s a smile to die for!!!  And not forgetting Hubbie, Lewis he’s a wonderful guy and the three of them fit together perfectly as a family.

We had a great laugh with this shoot, the lighting was just right and I’m so pleased with the results……….

So my friend……..here is your sneaky preview,  thanks for asking me to take your pics xxx

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Miss Helen, Kevin and baby Jacob

Just before I went on holiday this year, Faye’s dance teacher, Miss Helen had her baby!

Just before the dance show (in June) Miss Helen asked me to take newborn photos when her wee baby arrived 😀  I was delighted!!

I don’t get to photograph newborns very often but love it when I do…..

So I met Jacob last week and he was the perfect model…..well apart from the fact he didn’t like to be moved!!! lol

Jade and Faye were also delighted as they came along to get a sneaky peak of Jacob too ;P

With a wee bit of patience this is some of the results…………….

 

So a huge congratulations to Helen and Kevin on perfect little Jacob 😀

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Summer holidays

Well I’m finally getting a chance to catch up with myself now that the girls have started back at school today.  It’s been a fantastic 7 weeks but I always find myself working at silly O’clock to get my work done rather during the day.  This summer’s shoots has been particularly busy and although I’ve steadily been working away, it’s all action stations this week to get caught up!!

Here’s a few sneaky peaks of the Insch family.  Karen came over from Oz to visit family here and wanted some family photo’s done 😀

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Henry, Martha and Fearne

Finally catching up with work and at last I’m on holiday this evening 😀

I had the pleasure of photographing these three beautiful children a few weeks back, they had just moved from Houston!! I think I’d still have been recovering from my move but mum was a star!! and so were Henry, Martha and Fearne 😀

The weather wasn’t as great as it is in Houston and I”m sure it’s been a while since they wore wellies!!!!

We are heading to the usual spot in Findhorn and I can’t wait!!  The plan is to take some photo’s of the girls (much to their dislike) and also to write my letter to them on the ‘Catto family’ blog.

We are going camping at the end of our week away……..I hope the weather improves!! I love camping but it’s a wee bit miserable when it’s wet :/

Anyway that’s me off for two weeks!!! And I’ll see you when I get back to reveal some more exciting news!!

 

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Dylan

This is the 4th year I’ve taken Dylan’s photos.  Every year around his birthday I take his photo’s.  It’s amazing how much he has grown!

This year I thought we would go for a theme and take it from there.  I made my own wigwam! and a few other props and headed to the forest.

The shoot went a treat and Dylan ended up with a bit of a treat at the end………he got to keep the balloon…….only problem is how would Mum and Dad get it home……in the Mini!!! :/

Lovely to see them all again ( I also shot Danny and Donna’s wedding last year) and look forward to a cuppa and catch up when I deliver the photos.

 

Here’s a sneaky peek at some of Dylan’s photos 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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