Southend Family Photographer – Sunshine and Seaweed
If you're an Essex child I'm pretty sure you'll have a memory of Southend.  I don't think it's possible to grow up here and not visit Southend.  I remember sandy sandwiches and sewage warnings! Luckily it's changed a bit since the eighties, we walked the mile and a half pier and then rode the train back, which the kids loved.  The ...
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Exploring the woods near Earls Colne, Essex
We are in the midst of the Easter holidays, here in Essex.  It feels like we've been unleashed from the clutches of winter and at last we can spend whole days outside without freezing fingers and toes.  Everyday we've been running wild, the sun on our faces and March winds in our hair.  My oldest is documenting all the new wildflow ...
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Spring Feeling
Spring is here again.  I always feel a huge sense of victory at having survived the winter months.  All those short, cold days fading into the distance as we see the flowers blooming everywhere and the earth begins to smell of life and hope again.  I'm so influenced by the seasons.  I can't imagine living somewhere where I didn't h ...
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Growing up fast
You'll think they'll be little forever and then bang, it's gone.  In the fastest time, you see your children transform from gurgling babies, to stumbling toddlers and then you have real life children on your hands and you think shit, how did that happen? I see glimpses already of how my oldest son will be as a teenager, there's so ...
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Doing things the hard way
At what point do we decide that the easy way is best?  Why are we always trying to do things in the fastest and most efficient way possible?  I feel like this is often the goal we have in life as adults, rushing through life to get to that final result. But the other day I was out with my children and I was struck by how much kids ...
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