Gemma and Dave married at The Joshua Bradley back in February and I had so much fun documenting their special day.Read More
11 things I’ll remember about February 2019:
Those dark eyes.
Coconut sugar on my morning cereal.
Evening cream up sessions.
Afternoons at the swing in the snow suit.
A new Mickey Mouse dressing gown.
Pets As Therapy Day at Barton Grange Garden Centre.
Preparing to photograph a special day.
Back in February (gosh, I can’t believe we’re in May already!) I had the privilege of photographing the lovely Gemma and Dave’s wedding at The Joshua Bradley back in my home town of Hyde (South East Manchester). After meeting with the lovely couple for their wedding pre-shoot in January, I was so excited to be photographing their big day.Read More
10 things I’ll remember about January 2019…Read More
Last month I travelled back to my home town to meet-up with the lovely Gemma and Dave to discuss plans for their wedding and do their wedding pre-shoot. I’m over the moon to be photographing Gemma and Dave’s big day later this month and it’s all the more special because Gemma is a childhood friend.Read More
Sometimes you’re given a gift in life and you have to grab hold of it with both hands. This is what it felt like to capture the Broomby family on their autumn family documentary session. Beth, Oscar and Esme were such a joy to spend time with, it just didn’t feel like work at all. I spent a beautiful morning with them at their rustic Kendal cottage back in October. Dusting off the cobwebs on my camera after having Leo, I was welcomed into their home for mugs of steaming hot tea, chats and puppy fun.Read More
Leo turned 6 months old this week and I honestly can’t believe where the time has gone?! In some ways life is moving so quickly and in other ways our pace of life is so much slower now we have a baby, it’s a weird paradox. Now that Leo has hit 6 months old, some things have got much easier; he’s not demanding the boob as much, we’re tag teaming like pros and the nights aren’t as scary, long or as exhausting. In essence, we’re starting to find our rhythm with this thing called parenting.Read More
So last week we started introducing Leo to solids and I thought it might be useful to share some of the things that have helped us so far. There seems to be two types of weaning approaches, pureeing everything and baby led weaning. After reading about both approaches for some time now, I decided to start with a combined approach which I think is what most parents do. I really love the ethos of baby led weaning and the thought that eventually Leo will more or less eat the same meal as me sounds really appealing. Baby led weaning is also good for babies as it improves their physical coordination, they learn about the shapes and textures of different foods through messy play (most of the food ends up on the floor to start with!) and it’s supposed to ensure your little one is less fussy and manages their own appetite rather than lunchtime battles trying to get them to eat their greens by bribing them to ‘take one more mouthful if they want to get a biscuit’ type approach.Read More
He's finally here! Baby Leo Carter Monk arrived (ahead of schedule) on Sunday 29th April at 11:24 pm weighing 6 lbs. It was a bit of a shock when my waters broke in the early hours of Sunday morning. Both of us expected him to arrive late and had bets that I would give birth around the early May Bank Holiday weekend, but that's baby's for you - always full of surprises!Read More
I have Monday off work so walk with Steve to the university and take my time on the way back to practise with my new camera. It's a moment of calm before the busyness of hospital scans and midwife appointments.Read More