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Spring photo shoot in Richmond Park

Although it’s still freezing, the sunshine we’ve had today makes it seem that perhaps spring isn’t that far off after all. So it seemed like the perfect opportunity to share some photos from a lovely family shoot that took place last April in Richmond Park. The freezing weather we’d had prior to it meant that the daffodils were still in bloom along with all the beautiful azaleas so there was lots of lovely colour in the shoot and we spent a happy couple of hours making our way around the Isabella Plantation. The boys busied themselves jumping off logs, building dens and climbing trees so I hope that they enjoyed the shoot as much as I did. Here are just a few of my favourite photos from the session.

If you would like to book a family photo session this spring, I have some mini sessions planned for Saturday 5 April. You can see details of them here. If you’re interested please do get in touch as slots go quickly…

Family photo session in Richmond

This lovely photo shoot took place at the end of October last year in Richmond Park. We had already had to postpone the shoot twice due to bad weather, but it was third time lucky and we managed to find a slot of two hours where it was dry and sunny before the wind and rain picked up again. After a quick stroll from the family’s home into the park, we found the most beautiful spot surrounded by trees with yellow and gold leaves. And to make it even more perfect, there was a stag who just stood calmly to one side throughout most of the shoot, watching us while munching on grass. If you would like a family shoot in Richmond Park or one of the other lovely parks in the area, please get in touch on 07711 087636. I have some weekends free in March and April at the moment…

family photo shoot in Richmond Park


Family studio session in Kingston upon Thames

I usually spend January planning for the year ahead and researching lovely new products to offer. I’m very excited to have found some beautiful new boasting books and albums at a photography trade show last week and can’t wait to get some samples into the studio to show off. January is also a good time to catch up on blog posts – I have lots of lovely photo shoots from last year that I didn’t get round to blogging. So with that in mind, here’s a family photo shoot that took place in my studio in central Kingston. The lovely family I photographed said that they had really enjoyed the shoot, which I hope shines through in the photos. I loved it too, despite nearly having a mishap with some flying chocolate coins. However, that provoked lots of giggles so was worth it…

If you would like some up-to-date family photos in the studio, please get in touch. I have a beautiful sofa, a choice of backdrops and some lovely props (plus I’m close to lots of coffee shops, restaurants and shops  if you feel like combining lunch or a shopping trip with your shoot). I run studio shoots all year round weekdays and some weekends. And I will be running some special sessions for Mother’s Day (which is on 30 March this year). So if you think that’s something you would be interested in, please do get in touch. In the meantime, here are some of my favourite photos from the session.

Studio mini sessions in Kingston upon Thames

To celebrate the opening of my new studio in central Kingston upon Thames, I ran a series of mini sessions at the end of November/beginning of December and photographed newborns, babies, toddlers, families, teenagers and a few furry canine friends too. The  sessions were all lots of fun and I was delighted with some lovely feedback from the families involved. As she left the studio, one mum said ‘We hadn’t realised that we’d enjoy the session so much, thank you.’ Another family emailed when they had received their photos to say: ‘My husband hates having his photo taken and was sceptical about us all having a family portrait shoot. But you’ve changed his mind and we are thrilled with the photos thanks.’

So if you’re stuck for a last-minute gift idea and think that a voucher for a baby, family, pet or headshot portrait shoot – in the studio, outdoors or in your own home – might be just the answer, then please get in touch. I can design you a personalised voucher and can email it over to you (or drop it in if you live close to Kingston upon Thames). For more information please get in touch on 07711 087636 or jo@sweetheartstudio.co.uk

In the meantime, I wanted to share just a taster of the studio sessions with you… Happy Christmas!


Christmas mini portrait sessions in Kingston upon Thames

To celebrate the opening of my new studio in FusionArts on Eden Street in central Kingston (next door to Heals), I am running a weekend of special offer Christmas mini sessions on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December. So if you’d like some up-to-date photos of your children or family please get in touch to book a slot. I have a lovely sofa and lots of Christmas props or you can lose the props and have some non-festive photos. I also have some beautiful Christmas card templates so that you can personalise a card. I will be offering these as digital images so that you can email them or get your own cards done at www.vistaprint.co.uk (see the designs available below.

There are limited slots available as they have already started to get booked up, especially on the Sunday, so please get in touch asap if you would like to book a slot. I look forward to seeing you…

Christmas photo sessions in Kingston upon Thames


personalised photo Christmas cards and calendars