Free 52 Project: October | Freelensing and Creative Photography |  Diana Hagues, Cambridgeshire Family Photographer 

I have to admit that lately I hardly picked up my camera for my personal work. With client photography sessions and also working on behind-the-scenes stuff on my website (more to come soon!), I haven’t felt the urge to take my camera out for anything else. 

Don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining. I find in life that it is all about making a balance. When one side of life is rushing full-speed ahead to get jobs done or manage urgent deadlines, the other side calls for slowing down and making quiet reflection. 

So that is what I have done. I took a step back from making my own photographs to quietly observe and reflect on the surrounding scenes around me. 

As one of the great masters of photography, Elliott Erwitt, said:    

“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

What wisdom lies in those words. It makes that connection between curiosity and wonder and letting yourself experience fully what you are seeing.

Some freelensed images of autumnal goodness taken last month. When you have finished looking through my images, go to the talented Gwendolyn Athman’s blog to see her beautiful freelensing images. Follow our blog circle around until you come back to here.

children walking in the woods and sunlight through leaves
Two brothers making a little boat with wood and feather
Little boat made of feather and bark
Boy floating his little boat on the river
swans on the river
Autumn grass leaves yellow colour
Autumn light through the plant seed
Self-portait by the red autumn leaves
Children in the pumpkin field
Orange pumpkin
pumpkins lined up by the pumpkin field
Boy wheeling his pumpkins from the pumpkin field
People picking their pumpkins in the pumpkin field

Dear Photographer Magazine: BLACK & WHITE ISSUE | Published work | Cambridgeshire Documentary Wedding and Family Photographer, Diana Hagues Photography

With the summer holiday now over and the kids seen off back to school, I have only just been able to sit down and have a proper look through my copy of the Dear Photographer Magazine that landed on my desk last week.

This stunning coffee table magazine features over 120 artists’ photographs inside eight collections. The collections included: The Interesting Composition, Portrait, Movement and The Moments In Time. There were also seven articles written by featured guests artists, who are all beautifully skilled in using the art of black and white photography.   

A portrait of me appeared alongside some amazing self-portrait artists under the P52radness collection. One of my most raw self-portraits and photography I have made so far. It was so lovely and an honour to see this in print after my image was also featured under the Powerful Monochrome P52radness collection in this blog HERE back in the Spring.

Once again, I would like to thank the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Janel Peyton, and the founder & CEO, Adri de la Cruz, for their dedication and hard work to create this magazine. Also for giving a platform to share and support artists in this art form of photography. 

Thank you.

Diana x

Dear Photographer Magazine Black + White issue
Artist Diana Hagues self-portrait in black + white

Let It Teach Us About Us - Some poignant words by artist, Ana Myer, on what a good black & white photo can teach us about us, as well as the moral of a story in a black and white photograph.

An article inside the Black and White Edition of Dear Photograph
Internationally published Diana Hagues Photography, Cambridge U.

Real Motherhood Stories | Documentary Newborn and Family Photography | Peterborough, Ely and Cambridge family photographer

Time passes quickly.

It’s a phrase I hear a lot time-and-time again.

Watching your children grow up right in front of your eyes. Your life intertwined in theirs and they in yours.

It’s not only moments that they get to share with you, but also the memories you will make together that enriches their worlds and yours too. 

Real Motherhood Stories is designed to use the power of photography to capture a beautiful glimpse of your real motherhood moments to create an authentic and meaningful legacy for you and your children. The one-hour long documentary photoshoots capture you at home with your children, in which a relaxed conversation will take place at the end of the session to record some of your words to go alongside your photographs.  

To find out about how to book a Real Motherhood Stories, email Diana hello@dianahaguesphotography.co.uk. I would love to hear from fathers and grandparents too who would like a similar session especially as well! 

A few images taken from a motherhood session recently:

Girl holding her baby sister at home
A mother and her older daughter and baby
Eye connection between mother and her baby
Baby smiling on her changing table
Storytelling photo of a baby on the changing mat
Mother and daughter choosing baby clothes in the bedroom
Baby laying on a star-patterned bed duvet
Mother helps dress her baby
Black and white photograph of three siblings together
Mother plays with her baby on the playmat
Black and white photograph of girl learning to cartwheels in the
Mother and her young son in the kitchen
At the kitchen sink
Over the kitchen table
Planting seeds at the kitchen table
Black and white photograph of an everyday scene in the kitchen
Mother and her baby natural portrait at home
Black and white photograph of mother holding her baby's hands
Mother breastfeeding her baby at home
Baby holding onto her mother's hand