2 0 1 7: families and newborn

Alongside weddings I love photographing families and newborns. My approach is pretty similar to weddings: capture the moments, in a natural, unobtrusive way, using photography to document a slice of their lives. The shoots are often done in people's own homes so they can fully a relax, or a place that's familiar for the children. This way, I know I'm going to witness normality: for me, the shoots aren't about a big moment or perfection, they're just about getting some beautiful photographs of the everyday.

I shot some wonderful families in 2017 (including some you may know, if you're a fellow lover of Susie and Mia (My Milo and Me / Cigarettes and Calpol). I saw people bursting with love for their new (or not so new) little ones, laughing through the tears and tantrums and astronomic nappy situations, and appreciating every flicker of a smile in only the way a parent can.

So here is a small handful of some favourites from the year. If you'd like to know more about newborn and family shoots, please check out this page or get in touch.




2 0 1 7

I know this is too long. I promise I've tried. I really did try. But to be honest, I love every single image below with all my heart and it has filled me with joy looking back at this incredible year so I just couldn't cut it down any more. I'll at least keep this part short: here is my year in weddings

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JNP wedding day tips: GROUP PHOTOS

People often ask me if I find shooting weddings stressful, and the truth is 80% of the time I don't. I love them, I'm confident I'll get everything I need and I'm flexible when I need to be. But if there's one point in the day that can be a bit tricky, it's the group photos. It might sound a lot but having 2 hours between the end of your ceremony and the start of food or speeches is ideal, giving us enough time to get the group and couple's shoots done while still leaving an hour or so for you to mingle and chat to guests. Below are some pointers on how I think it's best to organise them and make good use of your time.

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JNP wedding day tips: THE BOYS

If you haven't read the first instalment of my wedding day tips blog series, go and check out the bridal preparations post. This is less specific to one particular point in the day, more just some general tips for grooms, because although we all know that brides often take the centre stage, the guys are still important, right?! 50/50? *black moon emoji*

In all seriousness, you do of course play an important part, no matter how involved you've been in the planning. I just have a few things I think can help with smooth running of the day. Please note I've deliberately left out mentioning how to nail the couple's shoot as I'll be doing a whole separate post on that one.

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