The Mills Family, Cuningar Loop, Glasgow

I love going to places I've never been before and Cuningar Loop was one of those places. An amazing space to get lost in with plenty of places to take some lovely family photos. I'd photographed Fiona and Jonathan's wedding around six years ago and also caught up with their son Charlie when he was nearly two years old. It was my first time meeting Gabby and both her and Charlie were amazing to photograph. Lots of smiles and complete posers!

Here is a small selection to show you what we got up to.


Most three year olds are very shy. Most three year olds run off and hide from me. Most three year olds have little tantrums for absolutely no reason. Amoya is not most three year olds. She was full of smiles, completely adorable and full of joy. She couldn't wait to show me her reading books and toys in her room. She wondered up the path without a care in the world and walked amongst the flowers in her three year old world. She made this particular photo shoot an absolute delight and I'm so pleased to bring you a small selection for you to enjoy.

The Dunnet Family, Lunderston Bay, Scotland

There's nothing I love more than watching a family have fun together in the great outdoors. On this particular occasion, the forecast was grey and damp, but low and behold, somewhere beyond the clouds there was a big orange thing lurking and trying to break through. The resulting light was spectacular as I watched dad leap across the water to some rocks, closely followed by mum and their three children.

Lunderston Bay is one of my favourite locations to capture a family. There are so many textures spread across a relatively small area. Everything from beaches and rocks to long grasses and tree bark. Perfect.

Here is a small selection of images I captured on what was an amazing day. Enjoy!

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Matthew's mum and dad wanted me to take some photos of him out and about. Unfortunately, the weather decided otherwise. It had been pouring with rain and was extremely damp so we agreed that I would turn up at the house and see what it was like. Still a bit damp to venture out to the local park. However, it did manage to dry up.

It's amazing what you can find in small spaces. As I looked around their back garden, I immediately saw a few places where I could sit Matthew, we even used a bit of the front garden next to a line of trees. It looked like we were in the woods.

Matthew was great to work with. A very happy chap and he really enjoyed having photos taken of him. I don't know many four year olds who would let me do that! Here is a small selection of what I captured.

The chase was most definitely on

The best types of family shoots are those where there's no pre-conceived ideas of having to stand still, face the camera and say 'cheese'!!! I've come to hate that word very much. Because let's face it, pretty much everyone (who isn't a photographer) has more or less that expectation of a photo shoot, right?

Well not where I'm concerned. Kids are kids. They rarely sit still if asked, never smile when you want them to and always want to do whatever the hell they like! Trust me, I have three little rascals of my own, I should know.

When it came to the McDougall Family, the grown ups told me they didn't want to be in the photos and so I just had the kids to concentrate on. Cara and Jaimie were absolutely fabulous with Cara wanting to pose for the camera every time I pointed it at her. Meanwhile Jaimie just wanted to run and run and run and run some more. But he absolutely loved his big sister.

Lunderston Bay, near Inverkip, deep in the woods was where we chose to explore and err...get very very muddy! Here is a small selection of what we got up to.