Sunset surfer beach shoot

My little girl is off to secondary school soon. It feels like such an enormous change and she's growing up way too fast. I wanted to capture her spirit now, before she changes into a full blown teenager and what better way than to spend an evening at the beach with her best friends? They've all known each other since they were born and have so many precious memories together. They hand picked their outfits, chose their accessories and got ready together (whilst eating pizza). Then, we headed to Southerndown beach (our favourite) for the shoot. We had lots of fun and I absolutely loved seeing the girls together enjoying themselves. You're never to old to enjoy splashing each other in the sea, right?

The beach is my happy place and I loved getting in the sea with my camera (a first!) to take the surf shots. If you are a beach loving family and would like to capture your favourite place with your favourite people then please get in touch to find out about my location photo sessions. Gem x

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Winter Photo Shoot

"Thank you so much for my photographs. Such a personal touch. I was so excited and could not be happier with all the results. You made the day very special through your lens and captured the circle of love that surrounds me. You're a very talented girl." Terrie

I had a wonderful Winter photo shoot with this fabulous family at Dunraven Gardens and beach. The whole family got together for the session and we spent a lovely morning exploring the gardens and running about on the beach. We were lucky with the weather and managed to get lots of family photos done as the gorgeous Winter sun rose in the sky. It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with this family and I felt honoured to be able to capture the love between all of them. Thank you all for booking me! Love Gem x


2016 Review

Happy New Year everyone! I wanted to take the chance today to share with you a selection of images from 2016. I feel very lucky and honoured to have such a wonderful job. A job that allows me to meet so many lovely families and to share in their joy and love for each other. In 2016 I met lots of families full of love for each other, brothers and sisters with fantastic bonds, new babies, excited pets, aspiring actors and actresses, dancing stars and even a little Merman. I've been out and about in the bluebells, daffodils, blossoms, meadows and rapeseed fields. I've splashed in the sea, climbed over rocks, thrown leaves in the forest and last but not least danced about in the snow! From toddler groups to actors headshots, newborn shoots to family sessions, every session is different. I absolutely adore capturing the relationships for you all to treasure. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I look forward to doing it all again in 2017. Gem xx


My Merboy

My boy has loved the ocean since he was very little. When he was a tiny tot he would spend hours playing with water. Then he became obsessed with the sea and all the creatures that lived under the waves. First it was jellyfish, then the colossal squid and finally merfolk. In swimming pools he would sink to the bottom and spend all his time under the water. He would swim like a merboy, graceful and swift. When he discovered that he could actually own his own tail he was super excited. He waited a long time....and eventually his tail arrived from America. Watching him dive down into the pool and swim so fast with his new tail was pure magic for me. I knew I had to capture this special time, while his tail still fits his little frame and he's still fascinated by life under the water. So at the end of the Summer, on a breezy day, we headed down to one of our favourite beaches at sunset and I got to capture my merboy. These images are very special to me and to him. I know how much he loves that tail and the feelings of freedom, speed, grace and magic that he has when he wears it. I love you Deej. xx

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The Mayze Family

We made the most of the late October sunshine on the Southerndown beach during half term for this family photo session. Chief models Hannah and Owen were joined by Chipper and Daisy for a good old run around on the beach. And, yes, I did take pictures of Mum and Dad too but they are a bit shy so you're only allowed to see the back of them! :)