Evan and Holly’s Dad’s Blog

Hi and welcome to my blog. Filled with images from my recent weddings, engagement shoots, portrait sessions and corporate work. Most importantly its a window into my world...a world where family takes an upper hand and I have the images to prove it. Hopefully you'll take a few minutes to browse and once addicted set the blog as a bookmark. If you have any comments please feel free to add them or just get in touch.

For The Record: The images that I put on the blog from recent weddings may not always be the best or even ones you might expect. They are things that I saw, that I like that I want to share. Sometimes they are part of a quirky story or show a tender or ironic side to a wedding.

Archive for My Family

Apr
17

Sharm El Shark

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Luckily we haven’t seen a single shark…or a deposed leader as well.  But I will say there are a number of blokes hanging out in various rooms in our block…and since they arrived we’ve had more security.  Just sayin’.

Its time (and almost finished) for our yearly holiday abroad.  Since Evan started school its been Easter time.  Perhaps the time I least need a holiday.  I really need a holiday in November but its not exactly ideal with school aged kids.  So here we are, in the sun and sand of Egypt.

Yesterday we snorkelled in the Red Sea.  Its such an amazing experience.  Even Evan (say that 10 times fast) did a ‘dive’.  He was very pleased with himself.  He’s also taken to the kids club with ease.  A small wobble on the first day (“I don’t want to go”) and since then he’s been to 18 sessions…some days three in a row.  So pleased?  you betcha.

Not much time now till the Dolly wakes up from her daily afternoon nap and we meet the other two at the quiet (aka warm) pool.  But here are a few photos…all taken with the Panasonic GF 1.

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Mar
10

Round the House

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Just a few pics of the kids from a few weeks ago.  I shot these in JPG so the colours are bit ‘strong’ — well, the colour ones are.

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family photographer hampshire 004 Round the HouseIt was, in fact, her decision, to put Mr Potato Head’s  glasses on ‘baby’

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family photographer hampshire 006 Round the HouseBaby and iPad…an unstoppable duo!

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family photographer hampshire 008 Round the HouseHands off ‘Baby’ .. Grandad

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family photographer hampshire 016 Round the HouseIf you are wondering why I don’t get as much of Evan these days…its because he keeps playing ‘hard to get’

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Feb
22

Solitaire Secret Weapon

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My wife’s vice is solitaire.  If she comes anywhere within a 2 meter radius of computer and she has to have a game.  She was most disappointed when we switched to Mac a few years ago.  It doesn’t come with Solitaire as standard.  Yes…I actually bought it.   Today…she found her secret strategic weapon!

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Jan
31

Two

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Strictly not true…in fact, she won’t be two until Wednesday.  But yesterday was Holly’s 2nd birthday party.  Mind you, at two I don’t really think she ever realised that it was all for her.  Nicola will tell you that the party was probably more for Nicola than Holly…something about this being our last child etc etc.  She did (Holly, not Nicola) however, have a great time.  We can already see how her parties will be much different to Evan’s.   Bouncy castles replaced by music leaders and dance instructors.  One of the older sisters of the crew who turned up yesterday will be 6 in a few weeks.  When asked what she was doing for her party the answer was “having a makeup session and dinner at Pizza Express.”  Wow…they do grow up fast.

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family photography petersfield 20 TwoYeah..I know its all wrong…but I’ve been looking at a lot documentary war photography so it works for me

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family photography petersfield 25 TwoThe older brother crew…bowled over as you can see!

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Jan
06

New Years Tradition

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Its become a family tradition to walk across Elsted Common (near Midhurst). If you can count three years running as a tradition.  It seems a lifetime ago since the first time we ventured there the month before Holly was born.  This time we had two in tow and the inlaws dog as well.  My how life has changed.  Evan is growing by leaps and bounds.  According to the door marks, around 2 inches since May.  His imagination has come along with him as well.  Holly, in her unique way, continues to infuriate as well as enchant us.  Her very determined ‘No’ or ‘No-uh’ is unique but then hearing her sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ at random intervals is spine tingling.   Happy New Year everyone.

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Dec
08

Bakin’ Buddies

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Christmas cookies with all the trimmings.  Its that time of year when Evan is keen to bake and Holly is keen to eat the decorations.  Naturally I sit in my office and listen to the bun fight only to escape briefly to take a few pictures.

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