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Day in the Life Moments - Rice Crispy Cakes

Day in the Life Moments - Rice Crispy Cakes

Bank holidays are for spending quality time with friends and family, so I just had to document what we got up to. We kicked off our quality family time together by making chocolate rice crispy cakes, with a special ingredient, marshmallows, yum yum!

The night before Claire mentioned to the kids that we could bake some cakes tomorrow if they'd liked, which they were very keen to do. Offered with a variety of cake choices they landed on chocolate rice crispy cakes, which was a result as we already had all the ingredients in the house, so no trip to the shop required 😌

5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Wedding Album

5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Wedding Album

I really believe that all couples should have their wedding photos displayed in a wedding album.

After your big day is over, your guests have gone home and you've returned from your honeymoon, you can't wait to see the photos from your wedding day! You'll probably see your photos digitally first, don't let that be the only way you experience your precious images. 

Here are 5 reasons why you should have a wedding album:

How to choose Your Wedding Photographer

How to choose Your Wedding Photographer

There are so many different wedding photographers out there at the minute, especially here in Nottingham and across the East Midlands, it can be a little overwhelming to start with. So, if you follow this guide, I hope to make choosing your photographer a little easier.

Family Stay in I.O.W

Documentary family photography is something I love to do and wish I could do more of. So today I wanted to share a few family photos from our break to the Isle of Wight last year. 

Documenting our own lives and our loved ones around us is so important, particularly with small children, they grow up so fast it's unbelievable. Ethan turned three last month and Isabelle is a now proper little girl, walking about, causing mischief, it feels like she is so much older now than in these photos which were taken just 6 months ago. 

During half term week in October we went from Nottingham to visit and stay with family on the Isle of Wight, the children's great grandma to be exact. This is pretty much an annual trip for us and it's lovely for the kids to be involved as well. This trip was Isabelle's first time across to the island and Ethan's second. 

With Ethan being 2.5 years old at the time, it was the first time that he really appreciated the ferry ride across to the island, he had a whale of a time (haha).

Most of these photos were taken at great grandma's house (isn't it funny that you talk in terms of the children's relationships), with a few from the park and of course a trip down to the beach and amusements. 

My favourite images from the set are of Isabelle having a melt down in the patch of light coming from the kitchen, the kids on the swings and Ethan's cheesy grin. 

It's great to look back at these photos and see the changes in the kids, and this is just after 6 months, I can only image what these images are going to mean to us in 5, 10, 15, 20 years time. It's like money in the bank with a high interest rate, they'll be worth so much more to me in years to come than when I took the photos.

I encourage you to take plenty of photos of your loved ones and one day you'll have a treasure trove of memories to share.

DP