The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography
You want to do what? Outside? family photoshoot in Essex
28th October 2018 by maryann in Family photography 0 Comments

When someone books me for a family photoshoot in Essex, it can mean one of two things, a gorgeous outdoor photo session, or a beautiful posed studio session. Both have their pros and cons, but there is a special place in my heart for outdoor photography.  All too often I have people telling me how uncomfortable they are having their photos taken,  how their children won’t stand still for five minutes, or even won’t comply with the idea at all – and that’s absolutely normal, as a mum of five, I still can’t get my children to stand still in a studio and smile naturally for the camera! But that’s where a more organic approach to photography comes into its own, I don’t ask you to stand still, smile, pose or anything else that doesn’t come naturally. My outdoor sessions are just an hour or two of you being you, doing your thing and letting your children play while I goof around with a camera. Yes, the children will play with sticks, get a little dirty, find a few bugs and run a bit wild, but that’s exactly what I love to capture – the beauty of childhood!  The same goes for grown-ups too, […]

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The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography
One Size Fits All!… #GOKFASHION

On Friday, little did I know, that would be the start of a whirlwind weekend. I received a call from Gok Wan’s offices to come on board the Essex stint of his personal mission, to empower women throughout the UK, One Size Fits All. Sharing his secrets to style and body confidence, I felt this was the perfect opportunity to capture and celebrate our bodies’ diverse beauty in all their shapes and sizes! Photographing so many beautiful women all in one place. Many fabulous brands were represented on the day, including some of my favourites like Fabrikk, whose cruelty-free, eco-friendly cork accessories were simply beautiful, yet quirky. Meanwhile, Glitters, who were the first in the UK to print on glitter boards…just wow…who doesn’t want a bit of sparkle in their lives? …were flaunting their amazing printed glitter boards for this event with the hashtag #GOKFASHION   Alongside Glitters, Elf Occasions attended showcasing all their beautiful products, styling and transforming the amazing venue that is Three Rivers Golf and Country Club, Cold Norton into a stunning fashion extravaganza. I am incredibly excited to be involved with Elf Occasions again as photographer, for their brand photo shoot later this month, so can’t […]

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