THE BLOG

What does a socially distanced family photoshoot actually look like?

What does a socially distanced family photoshoot actually look like?

SOCIALLY DISTANCED FAMILY PHOTOS What Does A Socially Distanced Family Photo Shoot Actually Look Like?Thankfully, my style of photography was designed for a socially distanced family photoshoot!  To create my modern and relaxed style of photography, I use wide open...

A Cambridge City Centre Family Photo Shoot

A Cambridge City Centre Family Photo Shoot

CAMBRIDGE CITY CENTRE     A Beautiful Backdrop For A Family Photo ShootCambridge city centre is certainly beautiful by any standards! Its an ancient historic city brimming with beautiful architecture and glorious green spaces for instance.  In addition, it boasts...

A life in lockdown… 60 days and counting

A life in lockdown… 60 days and counting

Lockdown 2020 60 Days and Counting!I'm a family photographer living in a tiny rural Cambridgeshire village.  Since the Coronavirus lockdown started here in the UK, I've been documenting the highs and lows of everyday family life in quarantine. So far, it's been 60...

Five family styling tips for a spring photo shoot

Five family styling tips for a spring photo shoot

You've taken the plunge and booked a spring family photo shoot with a professional photographer.  Only now you're stressing about what you should all wear! Let's face it, it's hard enough to get everybody ready, dressed, and out of the house on time let alone in...

Free days out for families in Cambridge this October half term

Free days out for families in Cambridge this October half term

The weather is turning, the days are getting shorter and October half term is rapidly approaching!  As the cold slinks towards us, the lure of the TV / ipad / tablet is a constant battle with our kids.  But there are still plenty of things on offer to drag them away...

What is Personal Branding and will it help my business?

What is Personal Branding and will it help my business?

Personal Branding photography is a set of lifestyle shots featuring you and you business... and YES it certainly will help grow your business and your client base! Ashely, Yoga InstructorFIVE REASONS PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY WILL HELP BOOST YOUR BUSINESS   1...

Photography Inspiration – Summer Holidays

Photography Inspiration – Summer Holidays

I'm working with a group of tallented photographers on the #collaborationnotcompetition project which is organised by Nina Mace Photography.  We will all share a recent favourite image, every month, around a certain theme.  This month's photography inspiration theme...

Photography Inspiration – Family Photography

Photography Inspiration – Family Photography

I'm working with a group of tallented photographers on the #collaborationnotcompetition project which is organised by Nina Mace Photography.  We will all share a recent favourite image, every month, around a certain theme.  This month's photography inspiration theme...

The secrets of sunset photography

The secrets of sunset photography

The secrets of sunset photography There's nothing quite like a spectacular sunset!  It brings joy to our hearts and peace to our minds.  Not to mention the fact it creates countless amazing photo opportunities!  But sunset photography takes a bit of mastering. ...

Top five green spaces in Cambridge for families

Top five green spaces in Cambridge for families

The Best Green Spaces in Cambridge Cambridge is an ancient city steeped in history and culture.  Its University is world famous and has lots of colleges and stunning architecture.  However, Cambridge also has a huge range of beautiful green outdoor space to enjoy. ...

Spring Photography Inspiration

Spring Photography Inspiration

SPRING PHOTOGRAPHY INSPIRATION It'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 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

My Spring family mini-sessions | Cambridge family Photographer

Spring family mini sessions in Cambridge  Cambridge Photographer My popular Spring family mini session are back this year!   Mini sessions are short, 30-minute shoots.  They are perfect for families who want a few photographs to update frames on a wall at home or gift...

8 Easy ways to photograph your kids enjoying the snow

8 Easy ways to photograph your kids enjoying the snow

   Snow 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...

5 Quick Tips for taking a better selfie

5 Quick Tips for taking a better selfie

    Ever taken a million selfies, trying to get at least ONE that looks good?  Check out my 5 quick tips for taking a better Instagram-worthy selfie!LIGHTThis is perhaps the most important factor to consider when taking a selfie.  You have three options: 1. ...

Keeping it local – ideas and inspiration for Cambridge families

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...

My top tips for taking better family photos this Christmas

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?

Why do family photographers edit their photos?

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...

Capturing my own family moments during October half term

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

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

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...

Five quick tips for taking better black and white photographs

Five quick tips for taking better black and white photographs

      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...

Family photo shoot in the Cambridge countryside

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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!

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

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

The things I want to remember

   Want to remember Things I want to remember I'm a family 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...

The perfect present for Dad this Father’s Day

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

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

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...

Why Let the weather get in the way?

Why Let the weather get in the way?

  You don't always need a perfect Summer's day for beautiful family portraits 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...

Get in the picture with your Mum this Mother’s Day.

Get in the picture with your Mum this Mother’s Day.

Mother's Day Photography in Cambridge Are you a 'ghost Mum'?  Yes, you - the one in your family always taking the pictures but have very few family photographs with you in them?  Why is that? Mother's Day photography in Cambridge. It got me thinking... Mums are always...