Their labour playlist filled the room with a wonderful Brazilian beat as bright sun rays streamed in through the windows. A bottle of red wine was opened and a glass poured for the father-to-be. Freshly cut gerberas and tulips were placed on the dining table and on windowsills, perfectly complimenting the sunny February afternoon. This […]

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I love working with this family. They were anticipating the arrival of their second baby when we first met. Now they have welcomed their fourth. Their home is a wonderful blend of cultures and heritage, changing and evolving over time. We include special items in their photos – a blanket, earrings, clothing, a train set […]

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Captivated by mama and papa’s entertaining antics, the initially shy and curious little ones quickly revealed to us their joyful natures and the loving bond that they shared.  It started out as a misty Autumnal day with a distinct crispness in the air. As the morning unfolded, we were greeted with blue skies and bright […]

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Just a few sentences in on an article written by the BBC and I’m already moved to tears. More than 8 million people have been affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal, and the numbers are rising. That’s more than a quarter of the country’s population. It’s incredible to try and imagine it. One million […]

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I’m absolutely delighted to share the news that our baby girl has arrived – and swiftly I might add! We made a hasty dash to the hospital and only just got there in time, and in the midst of Hurricane Gonzalo too! Lea’s birth was incredible and I’m so grateful for such an amazing experience, and for those […]

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One year ago today, I had the amazing honour to witness a most serene and peaceful birth; an experience that will stay with me always. Happy 1st Birthday to Faye! There was a beautiful calmness in the room that day, and so much love. I reflect back on those special moments, still in awe and admiration of how incredible […]

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