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Spring Photography Inspiration

SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATIONIt's hard not to notice the beautiful blossom and colours of Spring bursting out all over Cambridge during the last few weeks.  So I've been taking it all in as I've been going about my daily routines.  I've made a mental note to take...

5 TOP TIPS TO HELP YOU CREATE BEAUTIFUL PHOTO BOOKS

5 TOP TIPS TO HELP YOU CREATE BEAUTIFUL FAMILY PHOTO BOOKS Do you have thousands of photographs of your family, but no idea how to start compiling them into a beautiful photo book?   Which online company should you use?  How do you choose which photos to include? ...

My Spring family mini-sessions | Cambridge family Photographer

Spring family mini sessions in Cambridge  Cambridge Photographer Last Spring, I ran mini-sessions for the first time.  They were so popular, that I'm really excited to be doing them again this year on Saturday 24th April! My mini sessions are short, 30-minute shoots. ...

8 Easy ways to photograph your kids enjoying the snow

Photographer in Cambridge It's finally on its way... snow in Cambridge has been forecast for this evening.  If your kids are anything like mine, they'll be desperate to get out and play in it.  And if you're anything like me, you'll want to photograph all the fun! So...

5 Quick Tips for taking a better selfie

Cambridge photographer Ever taken 24,679 selfies, trying to get at least ONE that looks good?  Check out my 5 quick tips for taking a better Instagram-worth selfie! 1. Light This is perhaps the most important factor to consider when taking a selfie.  You have three...

Keeping it local – ideas and inspiration for Cambridge families

Photographer in Cambridge Are you a Cambridge-based family?  Maybe, like me, you're often on the look out for interesting places to visit, new things to do, or great new eateries that all the family can enjoy?  Perhaps you're thinking ahead to February half term, or...

My top tips for taking better family photos this Christmas

It’s that time of year! We’re all making our final preparations and getting together with friends and family to celebrate. There are so many precious and magical moments during these few weeks that you’ll probably want to get the camera out. But how can you make sure you ‘capture the moment’ and get a great shot?

8 Reasons why Winter is a great time for outdoor family photography

Photographer Cambridge Most people book a family photographer in the summer.  They want beautiful bright sunny images of their children running through the fields.  They want to conjure memories of carefree summers, long evenings and warm fun-filled days.  I get it. ...

Why do family photographers edit their photos?

Family photographer Cambridge When your family photographer talks about 'editing' your photographs, what does this actually mean?  The reality is perhaps quite different from your expectation.  Using Photoshop to 'alter' an image, conjures thoughts of 'airbrushing'...

Capturing my own family moments during October half term

Family photographer Cambridge I'm a family photographer based near Cambridge UK.  Photographing families and children throughout the beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside is what I do all the time.  This October half term, I took some time off work, and decided to...

Why you should photograph the ‘milestone’ times in their lives

Family Photography in Cambridge I first photographed Victoria and Ed's family in 2015 when their son was only a year old.  This year, they asked me to host a very special photo shoot.  Their son was starting school and they were saying goodbye to their much-loved...

Here’s why you should include your pets in your family portraits

Getting your pets in the portrait If you're anything like me, your pet is 100% part of your family.  They are always there with you, and you have an unconditional bond.  I have an old labradoodle called Digby whom I rely on totally.  He's always there for me, and I...

Black and white family photography in Cambridge

  Why do we all love black and white photography? Working as a family photographer in Cambridge, I am known for my colourful and vibrant family and children's portraits.  But, I absolutely love a good black and white portrait.  There's something about monochrome...

Family photo shoot in the Cambridge countryside

  Family photo shoot, Cambridge Capturing a special moment in time for a family is such an honour!  It's wonderful to know my photos will be treasured and passed down through families to remember childhoods and happy times together.  I've been meaning to share...

An outdoor family photo shoot with teenagers in Cambridgeshire

  Cambridge portrait photographer A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing this amazing family.  They had been given a gift voucher for a family photoshoot last Christmas and wanted to book something in over the summer.  We found a date where all the...

great brand photography for your small business

Cambridge Corporate Photographer I'm known for my family and children's photography work.  However, I also work as a Cambridge corporate photographer.  I provide branding images and personal branding headshots for small businesses. Last year, I was contacted by...

A family photography session for a special occasion

  An extended family photography session A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing two sisters and their gorgeous children.  It was for a very special occasion!  One sister had been given a family photography session with me for her birthday the...

Outdoor family photo shoot in Cambridge

Summer family photo shoot I haven't blogged one of my sessions in a while, so I though I'd show you all an outdoor family photo shoot that I absolutely loved.  This family was one of my favourite sessions of the summer!  The Mum discovered my work through Facebook. ...

Autumn family photography sessions in Cambridgeshire

Isn't this summer amazing so far?  Its one of the hottest I can remember.  I've been super-busy photographing lots of families across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, but managed to sneak in a lovely week away in Tenerife with my family.  It was heavenly!  It seems...

10 Top Tips for taking better family photographs on holiday

Cambridge Photographer, Louisa French, gives her 10 top tips for taking better holiday photographs this summer. 1.  Tell a story Start at the beginning and document your holiday.  Capture all the little details... the kids' faces getting on an airplane for the first...

Will your children have any pictures of you?

Get in front of the Camera When your children look back at family photos, will they find any pictures of you with them?  Or are you always the one behind the camera, documenting every birthday, school play, beach trip or holiday?  Maybe you just avoid being in the...

The perfect Christmas gift for all the family

Now that Halloween and Bonfire night have been and gone, everybody's thoughts are turning to Christmas.  Whether you love it or loath it, you're probably already on the hunt for perfect gifts for all the family.  So I've put together some ideas for photography related...

A beautiful Autumn family photo session

I had the most wonderful message from a client yesterday.  It made me realise how important my job can be.  It read like this: "OMG Louisa - you've rendered us speechless!  The beauty in your photos has brought tears to our eyes. You're such a talented lady and your...

Print it or lose it!

A special occasion We celebrated a milestone birthday in our family this weekend.  It was epic. We all took LOADS of pictures and eagerly shared them with each other across various digital platforms, congratulating ourselves on the precious moments we'd captured.Why...

Autumn Colours

The first signs of Cambridge Autumn colours are on their way, and I'm getting excited!  With its rich vibrant hues and warm golden sunshine, Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year for outdoor family photography in Cambridgeshire. Clients often ask what to wear...

The things I want to remember

photographer, Cambridge I'm a children's photographer working throughout Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.  Sometimes.... when I've been working loads... the last thing I feel like doing is photographing my own children.  Especially as they tend towards a behaviour called...

The perfect present for Dad this Father’s Day

Cambridgeshire Photographer It's Father's Day on Sunday, and my thoughts turned to the times we spend with our Dad's... The important life lessons they teach us, the silly Dad moments, and the love they give us.  I hope you've planned something special for the...

8 top tips for getting better photographs of your children

Last week, I was chatting with a friend who'd bought an expensive new DSLR Camera.  She was eager to road-test it.  She had planned a big day out with her children and husband, full of expectation of the wonderful memories she would capture.  On downloading the...

A bluebell wood in Cambridgeshire

Family Photographer Cambridge I live in a tiny village in Cambridgeshire and I'm lucky enough to have a bluebell wood right on my doorstep - its a photographer's dream come true! The walk through the fields and woodland to get there is also pretty picturesque.  With...

Boys will be boys! Family photography in Cambridge

Family Photographer Cambridge These cute brothers were such fun to photograph.  Close in age, but such different personalities.   Family Photography Cambridgeshire The family were keen to capture some casual images of the boys and include their puppy Lottie, a...

Why Let the weather get in the way?

But what about the rain? "I want to wait and book my session when the weather is much better" is something I hear a lot.  And I get it... I really do.  When you invest a sizeable amount of money, time and effort into commissioning a family photograph that will hang in...