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Tips for a successful photo shoot with kids

Do: Arrange the photo session around your children’s nap and feeding schedule to ensure they’re at their best. If you try to cram a session in before a nap or meal, you’ll end up with cranky little ones. Well rested and well fed kids are happier and more cooperative....
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Surrey Family Photography | Bushy Park

A few weeks ago in August, I met this lovely family in Bushy Park, Surrey for a family photo shoot. It was a beautiful sunny day and the kids were very excited and with plenty of space to run around and lots to see (there were plenty of animals from deer...
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Letting the Butterflies Go

Has anyone tried Insect Lore’s grow your own butterflies? We received 5 baby caterpillars in the post. We watched them eat, grow and make their cocoons. A few days later they emerged as butterflies and we are letting them go one by one. Amazing experience for kids. I don’t...
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Newborn Photo Session | At Home

I was thrilled for the opportunity for a family photo session last weekend with this relaxed family and their beautiful newborn. I love how happy they all look in these lifestyle shots of them all-together and of their gorgeous children! And how the eldest brother was such a big part...
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What to wear for professional family photos

15 What-To-Wear Tips for Professional Family Photos

What shall we wear for our family photos? Well the answer is whatever captures the ‘real you’, saying that, there are a few useful rules you can follow… 1. Choose a palette of 3-4 colours that complement each other. Muted colours tend to work best. Think about the background you’re...
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7 Prop ideas for kids photography

8th Feb, 2015 ALL, Top Tips
Great props for little ones’ photography don’t have to be anything fancy, just a few simple props can add tons of personality to your photos, they can be fun, personal, colourful or classic. Props can be anything from a child’s cuddly toy to your sofa and everything in-between, from...
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Family Photo Session | At Home in Richmond

When Mum asked if I could squeeze them in for a photo session at the weekend, I was delighted I could oblige. This family photography in Richmond was one of my fave family photo sessions of the year! Because it was so full of personality and we all laughed...
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Yay – I’m a ‘Beautiful Surrey Photography’ s Competition Winner!

I am thrilled that my photo ‘Sunset in Nork Park’ has been chosen as a winning photograph for ‘Beautiful Surrey Photography’s 2015 Calendar. I am quite an excitable person at the best of times so I am doubly excited about this. My photograph is being featuring in May and...
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Professional Family photography in Epsom | Surrey | by Photographer Paula Deegan. Pretty siblings at home in their garden.

Beautiful family photography | At home in Epsom

I had the pleasure of photographing a gorgeous family in Epsom this week including two girls and their Mummy. It was a really sunny day and most of the shoot was done indoors out of the direct sunshine, but when we got some shade in the garden, we took the...
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Baby Photography Surrey | Photo Session

I bet baby C and her lovely Mum this week. Had fun doing a home shoot with her using just a few simple props including a white duvet cover, a hooded towel and a teddy. It’s best to keep equipment to a minimum when shooting little ones as they move around...
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