Huntingdon Family Autumn Photography Session | Cambridge Children and Family Photographer

I got to know Julia through our older children being in the same school together. I often would bump into her as she walked her dog, Marmite, back home after school. Somehow we even both ended up joining the parents-teachers’ association together at the same time too! 

I was aware that Julia works as a music teacher and also an opera singer/performer, so I am convinced her creative background is the reason why she connected with my photographs and wanted to book a family storytelling session. In our conversation, she had told me she loves reportage or documentary photography, and had chosen this natural, relaxed style for her wedding photography. 

We chose the beautiful setting of Hinchingbrooke Country Park for some photographs of her two girls and Marmite. Marmite is nine-years-old and a Hungarian Vizsla. Although it’s hard to imagine their loyal companion will not be around with their family forever, Julia was keen to get some photographs of her children with Marmite so they could have some beautiful photographs to treasure now and for years to come. 

The girls started off during the photography session feeling a little bit shy, but as soon as they realised I wasn’t asking them to stand and pose, they soon lost their shyness and just went for it and had fun! They even took their mum’s scarf and ran off with it; playing hide and seek that produced fits of giggles between the two sisters. It was clear that the sisters had a loving relationship and adored Marmite. 

I was also shown how to make a whistle out of grass, which I’ve not tried yet but will do next time I am down by the lake. Before long the session was coming to an end just as the evening light was fading away.   

Bamburgh Beach (Short family film) | Personal project: Artefact Motherhood | Family Documentary Photographer Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk

Your father and I visited Northumberland on our first holiday together. We stayed on Lindisfarne (Holy Island) and we had wonderful memories of spending time exploring the Northumberland coast. It was a place that we said we would love to go back to. Little did we know that we would be coming back, thirteen years later, with two little humans and our family dog as well.

I made a short film of our time spent on Bamburgh beach. Both of you said it was your favourite beach of all the ones we went to because it had rock pools for hunting out crabs, sand dunes to roll down and large jellyfishes to find on the beach. You even saw some puffins while out on a boat trip around the Farne Islands and conquered the long walk to Dunstanburgh castle. An old ruin that was once the focus of the long battle in the War of the Roses. 

As we packed our bags to go home, I made a vow with your father that we would come back here. Hopefully this time it won't take too long before we visit again.

A few selected photos from Bamburgh beach: 

People on Bamburgh beach on the Northumberland coast
Ringed plover on Bamburgh beach
Lion's Head Jellyfish on Bamburgh beach
Black and white photograph of a boy and his dog in the sea
Child on the sand dune at Bamburgh beach
Boys playing on Bamburgh beach
Child walking on the beach at Bamburgh

This post is my contribution to a beautiful project I am a part of with other female photographers that document our journeys as mothers and creating memories for our children through our photographs and words. It's called ARTEFACT MOTHERHOOD.

Visit my friend Min Mohd HERE to see the next blog post in this series.


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 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