The NCT mini session photo fundraiser event is such good fun! I love meeting lots of lovely new families, and getting the opportunity to photograph some existing clients again, knowing that the images we create are often Christmas gifts. I took the mini sessions to my home town of Culter this year, and it served as the perfect backdrop for giggly smiles and mischief making. Thank you to all the families who take up these slots every year - they help raise vital funds for the Aberdeen branch, meaning they can do more awesome work supporting local parents. 

Here's just a little glimpse of what we got up to! 

Sarah - Outdoor Family Session in Aberdeen

Even with 5 adults accompanying her, it was definitely young Miss Sarah who took us for a walk on this lovely family session last month! So full of mischief and quite literally a whirlwind of gorgeous curls and giggles, we had great fun running around in the woods on a lovely sunny afternoon. 

The seasons are changing and my most favourite (and busiest) time of year for family sessions is coming up!  Autumn is a wonderful time to capture you all together, with the beautiful gold and red colours of the trees providing the perfect backdrop. Pop me a line here and tell me what you'd love for your session!


Family Photography in Aberdeen - Luke

Luke and his baby sister were meant to come and see me at the NCT Aberdeen photo fundraiser sessions, but unfortunately the weather got the better of us. Thankfully our second attempt along the railway line in Peterculter was far more successful, and I thought I'd share a wee snippet from their session with you all! (check who has gotten so big since I did her newborn session!)

NCT Aberdeen Photo Fundraiser - Jack

We just about managed to avoid the rain for our NCT Aberdeen Photo Fundraiser Mini Session day at the end of February, but it did catch up with me in the end! But it was lovely to meet and photograph 11 amazing families, and Jack's mum has given me permission to share these images with you ahead of Mothers Day! Jack was just the absolute cutest - I mean look at that smile! How could you resist such a gorgeous face? No matter what the Aberdeen weather was up too, this little man had smiles aplenty. 

Aberdeen Family Photographer - Outdoor Photography in Aberdeen

Toddlers often (always?) have their opinions on what they do and don't want to do. I have a wide reaching repetoire of songs/silly noises/tv theme tunes/jokes and dance moves to get them on side, that I am ready to utilise no matter how daft it makes me look! I didn't need any of them for the beautiful Miss India though - she was an absolute superstar from start to finish 

Here's just a small selection from our session in Johnston Gardens back in November

Aberdeen Family Photography - Outdoor Family Session

Sometimes as a photographer, you strike really, really lucky, and this was the case for Sarah's family photography session in Aberdeen. The light was gorgeous, and her daughters were impeccably behaved, making my job of capturing beautiful images of them all, super easy. I had such a hard time whittling down their gallery, but here is a small selection from the time we spent together 

"Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of their neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.”

Family Photography Aberdeen - Outdoor photo session with A+A

I was so lucky with the Aberdeen weather over the autumn. While it was a grey and overcast day on the morning of twins A+A's session with their mum and dad, the light in Johnston Gardens was beautiful and we had a great hour or so playing in the park, looking for magical trees and getting in to mischief! 

Outdoor family sessions are a great way to get some amazing images whilst letting the kids blow off steam at the same time - and as a busy family, you don't want your photo sessions to feel like a chore. I do my very best to make it as enjoyable as possible for all involved, so you have some lovely memories to look back on! Why not pop me a message to discuss your family session? 


Babywearing Photography - Rachael

Another of my big passions is babywearing, so when I get to combine it with photography, it makes me very happy indeed. Rachael joined me for a babywearing session and we headed off down to the River Dee to capture some images of her and her beautiful boy. Babywearing makes getting around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire super easy - wherever you can go, baby can too! For local sling advice and support for you and your baby, visit Sling Fling   

Here's just a couple of images from their mini session - and Rachaels thoughts immediately after her session 

"Thank you for today Vivienne. I'm always a bit uncomfortable getting my photo taken at the best of times, but you put me and Braydon at ease and I really enjoyed it. 

I absolutely adore the photo you shared. Such a special moment of me and my boy that I will cherish forever and I can't wait to see the others"


Baby Photography in Aberdeen - Konrad at 4 months

With two other beautiful children, and always being on the other side of the camera in family photos, Konrads mummy wanted to have a special session, just for her and her baby boy. With a lot of cuddles, milk and silly songs, we had a wonderful morning together. Even though naptime was beckoning, baby K was able to turn it on for the camera, but I love the natural images of him and his gorgeous mama the most. 

I'm happy to photograph babies of any age, so don't feel like you have to delay a session till your baby is x amount of months. With my lifestyle at home or outdoor sessions, we can work with your baby to get the best images possible. Get in touch to find out more about a session for you and your family in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire. 

Here's just a small selection from their gallery - isn't K the cutest? 


Aberdeen Newborn Photographer - Eleanor

I was honoured to be invited in to the Galloways beautiful family home in Aberdeen, all the way back in March (eek, I am so behind on sharing sessions!) to photograph their precious daughter Eleanor. At 6 weeks, Eleanor was a little older than babies I usually photograph. But because I adopt a lifestyle approach to newborn photography, it's absolutely fine if babies are a little older,  and not quite as sleepy as they were when they were first born! 

You can find out more about my newborn photography sessions over on the newborns page, or get in touch to discuss your bespoke at home newborn session

Aberdeen Lifestyle Photography - Breastfeeding Portraits with S+J

The beautiful new mama Sarah and her gorgeous 6 week old son Jack joined me down by the River Dee in Peterculter this week. The sun was making a wonderful appearance, and it was the perfect setting to capture some natural images of Sarah breastfeeding her little one. Sarah makes motherhood look easy - thank you so much for sharing your special moment with me.


Mrs Meldrum - Rebecca, Lee, Safiyah and Florence Meldrum

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing the gorgeous Meldrum family here in Peterculter, Aberdeen. Rebecca is the popular Youtube vlogger and blogger, Mrs Meldrum (you can find her channel here) based in Aberdeenshire, and she shares her life with her thousands of followers worldwide. She has recently added to her family with the arrival of Poppy Ophelia, who is doted upon by her two sisters Safiyah and Florence

These images were shot on a beautiful autumn day in 2015 - I love how the colours compliment their outfits! Beautiful family sessions can take place at any time of year, so don't delay booking your family photography session because you want to wait for 'better weather' (This is Aberdeen - it might never happen ;)) - grab the opportunity now and get in touch to book