MAMA SESSIONS

I'm so excited to be able to offer this service. MAMA sessions are for YOU - documenting you as a mother, and as a woman, giving you stunning images to cherish always

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WHAT ARE MAMA SESSIONS?

Shut your eyes and think about the images you wished you had of you and your baby - are they intimate + natural at home shots, or beautiful outdoor portraits? No matter where we are, my focus is capturing the love + connection between you and your little one/s. I can visit you at home, or we can adventure to a beautiful outdoor location. Whether that's in the river, by the sea, or deep in the woods - we can choose what makes your heart sing loudest.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE MY CLOTHES OFF?

Not if you don’t want to! The beauty of MAMA sessions is that they are completely and utterly unique to you - so you can bare as much or as little as you want. Whatever you decide, the end result will be beautiful!

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD?

That’s not a problem! It just means more cuddles, more giggles and even more love! If you are a mum of two or more, having a second adult helper with you is really helpful to keep everyone happy.

DO MY IMAGES NEED TO BE SHARED ONLINE?

Nope! I would say around 50% of all my clients choose to keep their images private, with no social media sharing, and I am more than happy to accommodate this. When you complete your booking form, there’s a consent section where you can let me know your preferences.

I’M NOT VERY PHOTOGENIC/I’M NERVOUS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA - HELP!

Please don’t worry. Honestly, just about everyone feels like that and it’s completely understandable. But I have worked with hundreds of women, babies, children and families, and will quickly have you feeling comfortable. Like with my newborn sessions, your MAMA session is more about quality time with your baby/child, cuddling, playing and cuddling some more, rather than a ‘photo shoot’. While you may not be able to forget I’m there (especially if I’m trying my hardest not to fall over in the river with bright pink wellies on), I do my best to make sessions super relaxed and enjoyable. meaning you can concentrate on the snuggling!

OK, I THINK I’M IN….WHAT NEXT?

I'm delighted to be able to offer two packages for MAMA sessions, which are as follows -

MAMA SESSION + 10 digital images with full printing rights £275

MAMA SESSION + 20 digital images with full printing rights £325

Outdoor mama sessions are only available up to the end of September (before the autumn chill hits!) but indoor sessions are available all year round.

FIRE ME AN EMAIL

I’m always happy to chat and answer any questions you may have - don’t hesitate to pop me a note if there is anything you’d like to ask! You can email me here or if you are taking the plunge and want to get booked In, then you can book your session via this form

EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHY ABERDEEN - APOLLO + EILIDH

When I was a young, (very) pony mad little girl, my first pony was a little grey Welsh bundle of mischief called Scottie. I spent a lot of my time sliding down and off his neck as he charged headfirst in to the juiciest grass patch, adding permanent grass stains to my wildy uncontrollable ‘hat hair’ woes. Add in his penchant for rolling in poo. and we were never going to be winning the best turned out class! However, Eilidh and her beautiful palomino boy, Apollo, have no such issues. 8 year old me was literally swooning at their dreaminess, and grown up me could barely contain her excitement as we went exploring round the yard. I’m super excited to be able to offer equine sessions - whether we are at home on the yard, or on location, we’ll create beautiful images of your most favourite (four legged) person . All the information you need is over on the equestrian page HERE

How beautiful are these two? Here’s a little look in to their session -

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER ABERDEEN - BABY D

Prepare for a dose of cute - this family are one of the first ever to feature on the VEP blog, and I was so delighted to see them again to meet the second addition to their family! These guys know how to nail a newborn session - cuddle, giggle, having a good old sniff of that special newborn smell, and cuddle some more - that’s all there is to it!

ABERDEEN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER - FORMARTINES

OMG. I’m not quite sure how it’s happened but I haven’t blogged a family session in nearly ONE WHOLE YEAR. Oops. I’m immediately rectifying that by bringing you a teeny peek of the gorgeous Parles who joined me at Formartines (next door to Haddo House, with a coffee shop that could be considered the finest purveyor of home bakes within a 20 mile radius!) for a fun family session in the sunshine a couple of months ago! Hopefully now I’ve got one done, the rest will swiftly follow - I can’t believe I haven’t shared them with you already!

You can find out more about my family sessions right over HERE

COO CATHEDRAL WEDDING - A + G

Coo Cathedral is a gorgeous barn wedding venue, nestled in the heart of Royal Deeside, near Aboyne, and I was super excited that A+G’s wedding had finally come around, having booked nearly 2 years before. The day started at Douneside House, Tarland for bridal preparations, and the sun was out in force despite it being late in to the autumn.

I was absolutely in love with Aimee’s dress + shoe choice, and the flowers from the super talented Kim Dalglish complimented the colour scheme perfectly. The whole day was perfection from start to finish, and A+G were complete troopers when I asked them during puddings if they wanted to come run across a field with me…..there was a moon and purple sky we just couldn’t miss! Here’s just a little look at their beautiful day -

Coo Cathedral

Jules @ Platinum Pro Makeup

Carlanne @ Meraki (hair)

Bespoke Catering

Kim Dalglish Florist

Sneaky Treacle (these guys were fantastic - I’ve never heard a wedding band play Baby Shark so well!)

Dress - Eleganza

Cars - Love Weddings

Gregor Mclellan - second shooter

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY IN ABERDEEN - BABY I

Baby I made her appearance in to the world in November last year, and I had the loveliest time photographing her and her beautiful family over a cup of tea or three! Her big brother is the definition of doting - just look at how proud he is!

Here’s a little peek from their session -

For newborn session Information, click here

LOCH MORLICH + DULNAIN BRIDGE VILLAGE HALL WEDDING - AVIEMORE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Kate and Jamie got married back in October, on what was THE rainiest weekend of the whole month. Despite their wedding ceremony location, the wet weather didn’t stop them, and they got married on the beautiful beach at Loch Morlich, just as they had planned. Morning preparations and after ceremony drinks all happened at the fantastic Big Husky Lodge - a perfect base for the two families to come together and celebrate Kate and Jamie finally tying the knot!

I’ll pop a shout out to suppliers at the bottom of this post, but I must mention that the super cute knitted pumpkins were all made by Kate, her mum and her sister (how clever?!) and to the wedding band, Strange Broo - who I had never heard of before, but they had the dance floor in Dulnain Village Hall absolutely jumping! The talented caterers, Lutis Artisan Food also did a fantastic job, creating a tasty, filling but different wedding breakfast for everyone to enjoy!

Here’s just a little look at their day, and if you ever wondered what wedding photographers do when it’s raining, scroll right down to the bottom image - sometimes the rain can be pretty amazing!

Humanist - Fuze Wedding Ceremonies

Dress - Opus Couture

Wedding Planner - Nikki Mathieson

Shoes - Jimmy Choo

Second shooter - Simone Smith Photography

ABERDEEN NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY - BABY G

On a snowy January morning, I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a few hours than with this gorgeous bunch, who welcomed baby G in to the family just before Christmas. Natasha wanted a nice, relaxed session at home and I was delighted to oblige. All my newborn sessions are baby led, meaning we go at your babies pace - if they need fed, they can have a feed, if they need a cuddle and a walk around, then that’s what we do. There’s no pressure and no rush, and it means that every session is completely unique.

I was very lucky to have two very obliging girls to photograph, and Natasha and Simon did pretty well too! You can view more information on my newborn sessions here or pop me a note via my contact page - I’m always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Here’s just a few of my favourites from their gallery -

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER IN ABERDEEN - A LOOK BACK ON 2018

2018 has been the year of the baby for me! I’ve visited so many little squishes at home, documenting those hazy, special newborn moments that pass in the blink of an eye - every little detail, yawn and cuddle captured for their parents to keep forever.

There were way too many images I wanted to share, meaning that a blog post wouldn’t cut it - so I made a little slideshow of just some of the babies I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in 2018!

If you’re due in 2019. I’d love to chat to you about your bespoke at home newborn session - you can find out a little bit more here , find answers to your questions in this blog post , or pop me a note here

Grab a cup of tea (and possibly a tissue!) and listen to your ovaries pop!

DURN HOUSE WEDDING - SHONA AND ANDREW

Shona and Andrew married at the beautiful Durn House near Portsoy back in September, and they lucked out with beautiful early autumn day! They both had the biggest smiles all day - and their families had some fierce dancing shoes ready to rip up the dance floor listening to the awesome Phase 4!

Here’s just the smallest peek in to their wedding - you’ll find more recent weddings over on my Facebook page or take a wander round my blog for more wedding pretty!

Flowers - Flowers By Tx

Make up - Alanna McCrae

Band - Phase 4

Second shooter - Simone Smith

Dress - Brides Delight

BANCHORY LODGE WEDDING - K + R

You’d never guess from these photos that only hours earlier, Banchory was deluged by rain in the aftermath of a huge thunderstorm the night before! Call it divine intervention, but the.moment Kate and Ross stepped out of the church after the ceremony, the sun came out and it was a glorious day from there on in! Banchory Lodge proved the perfect backdrop for push ups, frisbee throwing, beautiful portraits and a whole lot of fun. We had the best time sharing the day with the Walder/Farmer families and here’s a sneak peek from their day!

Dress - Ivory Grace

Make up - Elaine Stables

Hair - Beehives and Braids

Venue - Banchory Lodge

Second shooter - Sarah from Fotomaki

S + R PITTODRIE HOUSE WEDDING

I love an outdoor wedding, and on one of the most beautiful days this summer, the wedding of Sarah and Robert at Pittodrie House was an absolute treat! Sarah’s gorgeous intricately detailed dress was from Blush Bridal, with the bridal party pampered to perfection by Paula Beattie Make Up Artistry. The Flower Shop in Peterhead created stunning bouquets and floral displays for the day, and Nicola and I had the always awesome Flat 4D Media capturing the day on film! Here’s just a sneak peek of their amazing day

NEWBORN SESSION ABERDEEN - BABY BETH

I met Rachel at the NCT Aberdeen Bumper Bump Club a few months ago, so I was super excited to go and meet the new addition to the family, Beth. Along with four legged baby Jaffa, we had a lovely morning of snuggles and dog cuddles and here’s just a few images from their session

If you’d like more information on newborn sessions, click here or get in touch - I’m booking right through to March due dates now so it’s never too early to get in touch

J + C AT ASWANLEY - ABERDEENSHIRE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

‘Don’t marry the first Scottish man you meet Jessie’, her family warned as she jetted from America to Scotland. She didn't marry the first, but she sure did the second, and what a wedding it was.

On the hottest day of the year, with the gorgeous backdrop of Aswanley, Glass, near Huntly, Jessie and Cameron tied the knot in a wedding full of fun, food, dancing and running barefoot through a field or two! I feel so, so lucky to have been a part of it - thank you so much for having me!

Aswanley is an amazing exclusive use barn venue located deep in the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside - you can view another Aswanley wedding on the blog here

Here’s just a little peek in to their gallery - you’ll find a suppliers list down at the bottom too

Hair - Gemma Taylor

Make up - Tiffany Dawson

Dress - BHLDN

Catering - Country Flavours

Venue - Aswanley

Videographer - Orchard Wedding Films

Second shooters - Nicola Stewart + Debbie Dee

Celebrant - Sheila Lawtie