2017:Best Bits // Kate Williams Photography

Best bits…. Always such a wonderful blog post to write and share. I am a self confessed lover of all things nostalgic (does a year ago count? I think so!) and reminiscing in general – so this is right up my street.

Last year has both flashed before my eyes and at the same time, been so jammed packed full of wonderful memories, that it seemed to stretch forever… The arrival of a certain little Finley Williams in late 2016 has certainly changed our lives in ways we never imagined possible and this first year has been one I will treasure.

It has also marked the start of my journey as a working mum! I’ve certainly learnt a lot – including how to make the most of every precious second of nap times!! 2017 was my busiest year yet with so many wonderful weddings, new arrivals and family sessions. I have been blessed to witness and capture an incredible array of emotion bursting moments and loved every second!

A want to say a HUGE thank you to all my wonderful clients who have made this year extra special and wish you all a fantastic 2018!

Baby Esme – Family Photography Liverpool

This was such a wonderfully relaxed family photography session with the beautiful little Esme. The session took place in the morning, right before 6 month old Esme’s christening – a great time to catch all the family in one place and lots of excitement before the big day. I really love this age for photographing new little ones as their personalities are starting to show and the smiles are so precious. Esme just loved standing up and had a fantastically proud look on her face, too cute! I had great fun capturing all that happens during a busy morning of preparation including lunchtime feeds, cuddles with grandma and getting changed into her gorgeous christening dress. How striking are those amazing blue eyes! Thank you to all the family for a wonderful morning together! Here are a few of my favourites….

How to book your family photography session…

Firstly, you can see more of my work with families and children in my family portfolio section. I like to work at a location that suits you and your family. This could be your own home, a park, the beach or on a family walk or outing to a city near you… It’s totally up to you 🙂 However, if your stuck for ideas I have loads of great suggestions and locations up my sleeve!

To find out more about capturing your family with my relaxed and natural style drop me a message in the contact section. Look forward to hearing from you!

Baby Frank – Lifestyle Newborn Photography Manchester

This lifestyle newborn photography session was particularly special after having captured Rebecca with her beautiful bump only a few weeks before. The gorgeous baby Frank was born just a week after our maternity shoot together, so we got in there just in time! For this newborn session I spent a wonderfully relaxed morning photographing Rebecca and Rich with their new arrival. As ever it was such a privilege to capture these precious early memories and family moments. Frank was a little natural in front of the camera and his big blue eyes were totally mesmerising! A huge congratulations to Rebecca and Rich!

To see more of my relaxed and natural approach to newborn photography take a look at my portfolio and previous blogs. You can also drop me a message in the contact session to chat about planning your newborn session.

Baby Megan – Relaxed Newborn Photography

I absolutely love this super relaxed newborn photography session, so many smiles and beautiful real mummy and baby moments. Little Megan was very well behaved and decided to have a big sleep half way through. I have to admit I do love capturing those really cute sleepy poses and little pouts! Megan didn’t disappoint and made the sweetest faces throughout. It is such a complete privilege to be able to capture such amazingly special moments in a families life. Massive congratulations to Sarah and Jordi!

Baby Joseph – Natural Newborn Photography

So pleased to finally be sharing more from this really natural new born photography shoot with the very handsome Joseph. At nearly 4 weeks early little Joseph was still pretty tiny with the cutest miniature features. He was good as gold and even managed a little smile at his dad! (I’m totally ignoring the high chance it was wind!!) My newborn shoots are always really relaxed and a little longer than my average portraiture sessions which allows lots of time for cuddles, changes and feeds. I also love to use natural light where possible as I find it creates the most natural images. This often simply means taking the photos near a window, nice and simple with no need for lots of bright lights flashing in baby’s face. Thank you Sally and John for a wonderfully relaxed sessions and a huge congratulations!

Family Photography- Grappenhall Walled Gardens

This family photography session was a total delight! Absolutely loved Claire’s local location choice of Grappenhall Walled Gardens. It had loads of exciting paths and hiding places for the girls to explore and even a little tea room too. I had great fun capturing Ruby and Eve scramble up trees and new addition Zander was really adorable too, not a peep throughout! Thank you Claire and Marek for a fantastic afternoon! To see more from my lifestyle work take a look at my ‘Family Portfolio‘ and don’t hesitate to drop me a message in the contact section to chat about your ideas. I always love to explore new locations!

Family Photography – Formby Beach

This family photography session was super fun in a number of ways! Firstly, lets just say that the weather was more than a little challenging! I absolutely loved the fact that Cheryl and the family didn’t let it put them off one bit. If anything I think the gale force winds and sheets of rain added to the excitement!? (Well maybe for the first half hour anyway!!) This family shoot actually involved three families coming together for a secret pre Christmas shoot with the images being delivered to Grandma on the big day, what a great idea. Formby beach is always such a fab location for photography and particularly enjoyable for families. This occasion was no exception with all four children having great fun exploring and then allowing me to capture all those gorgeous natural moments. It was all finished off with ice creams for the kids, as you do in November! Love it! I can’t deny that we were all rather pleased to let our hands and toes defrost after but I absolutely love the results from our session, so full of smiles and energy. Thanks for a great afternoon all!