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
Dreaming of Teepees

I absolutely love helping other business to realise their dreams with some gorgeous business branding photography and this shoot was no exception. Teepee dreams specialises in creating beautiful children’s sleepover parties. When the lovely Katie from Teepee Dreams asked me to do the photography for her branding I was so excited!  Being a mum of 5 children, the thought of a children’s sleepover fills me with absolute dread! So to find there are now people that want to help with this? AMAZING! If only there were companies like Teepee Dreams around when my kids were younger I’d definitely have jumped at the chance of someone else to do some of the hard work. I love how Katie has created so many different themes so parents can really create their child’s dream sleepover!   Boys can be so hard to cater for. But Katie manages to put together some really lovely themes that are a lot less girly. I won’t stereotype and say they are boys themes – my youngest daughter would love them too!  But if we are going for super girly then this unicorn theme has to be the winner, how cute is that?  The inspiration? Katie was inspired […]

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