The best beauty spots and picnic places in Nottingham, Derbyshire and beyond

The best beauty spots and picnic places in Nottingham, Derbyshire and beyond

After all the beautiful hot weather we’ve been having recently, I bet you’re starting to think about the summer holidays and what to do with the family and especially your littler adventurers. We’ve put together a list of 5 of our favourite summer places to visit near Nottingham and Derby.

5 tips on taking stunning spring landscape and nature photographs on your phone

5 tips on taking stunning spring landscape and nature photographs on your phone

The sun has been shining, the trees are starting to blossom and spring has certainly arrived. You couldn’t ask for better conditions for photography. But how do you take advantage and get great photographs?

Here’s our short guide to getting the best photos out and about this spring.

Chloe and Craig (and the kids!) engagement & family photography session
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Chloe and Craig (and the kids!) engagement & family photography session

As the autumn leaves were still on the trees, and the colours were still looking stunning, we were really excited to meet Chloe and Craig (and of course their gorgeous kids, Spencer and Frazer) at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire for their pre-wedding photography session. These meet-ups are always great, we get together with a couple for the first time, talk through their plans for their wedding and do a quick photography session, all before they book or commit to using us for their wedding.

5 step guide to great autumnal family photos

5 step guide to great autumnal family photos

We LOVE autumn, we LOVE the colours and we LOVE the many, many photographic opportunities it brings. These photographic opportunities are way more exciting that the many pumpkin spiced lattes you might see on Instagram!

So when you book your autumn family photography session, what creative ideas should you get out of your session? Whether you book a shoot with us or another family photographer in Nottingham, make sure you go prepared with these creative shots and tips!

How to make your child smile naturally | Don’t say “CHEEESE!”

How to make your child smile naturally | Don’t say “CHEEESE!”

One of the more common concerns we hear from parents in the run up to a photo shoot is, what if my child misbehaves or won’t smile? We tell parents not to worry about it, having been a teacher for nearly 5 years Dave knows what kids can be like. He knows how to have fun with them, when to have a joke and when, actually, they’re just a little shy and need a bit of time to get used to the situation. 

Why you should invest in more than digital files from your family photography session

Why you should invest in more than digital files from your family photography session

In recent years, the way we view photography has completely transformed. Images can be taken, editing and shared online in a matter of seconds. As a result, the way we purchase family photographs from a professional photographer has changed as well. So why should you invest in more than just digital photographs at your next family photography session?