Thank you to beautiful wee Saskia and mum & dad Fiona & Bruce

One thing I would encourage all parents to do is is to make sure you get enough pictures of your babies in their first year. And I know that’s easier said than done, especially when simply getting through the first 12 months with your sanity intact is the order of the day! In all seriousness though and as we all know, the first year is such a beautiful, tender and loving time both for yourselves and for the child. And I wholeheartedly recommend to every parent that they make a special point of celebrating this time through professional family photography. Our Babyparts photo-session is gentle, relaxed and informal and out entire focus is to quietly and lovingly capture every little beautiful feature which makes your newborn so special and so unique. All the precious details and subtle characteristics that will change as they grow and sometimes forgotten. Their wee padded fingers and toes, the gentle creases and folds at their elbows and knees, their tiny button nose. Our beautiful Babyparts Frame is perfect for any nursery or living room wall and seeing it is guaranteed to bring you joy everyday. But the most important thing is that you have these pictures forever.

Our Babyparts frame is the perfect finishing touch to your baby’s nursery πŸ™‚

Hello! And thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚ Here are just a few of the highlights of Karen & Donald’s fantastic wedding celebration & dinner which we had the pleasure of photographing recently. To view the full gallery and buy your own favourite pictures, please click this linkΒ the password is vegas

Here’s one of our favourite pictures from Karen & Donald’s special day presented like it should be…a work of art, professionally framed and up on the wall.

After much deliberation, we’ve decided to go against the industry grain with our decision to offer framed enlargements as our primary product to our family photography clients. It marks a major shift away from the current trend of usb sticks & CDROMs which invariably end up in a drawer, never to see the light of day. Our ideal client is now a family who appreciates the quality of our work, values family photography highly but, crucially, wants to enjoy their family pictures on the walls of their home, professionally printed and framed to the highest quality.

Jill had initially wanted graduation photos with a difference. And maybe also some lovely family pictures to include hubby Jason and wee Darcy, their cutest little white West Highland terrier. Could we maybe combine everything together (graduation pictures / pet photography / family photography) into a one hour long photoshoot? Of course! Immediately I thought ‘this shoot has to be outdoors’. It’s my default response when people ask for location ideas because if there’s one thing I’ve learned with any photoshoot involving families, pets or children, if you give them the freedom to roam and play in the open air, amazing pictures will automatically happen. It’s no secret. There’s no way you can plonk a child (or a westie) onto a posing stool, surrounded by four white studio walls and get a natural expression from them.

The Forest Light way to photograph families is to head on outdoors, to wherever your favourite place is, and for you to simply relax, have fun and play! Immerse yourself, jump in with both feet and thoroughly enjoy the hour long photoshoot. We want our time spent together to be one of the most memorable highlights of your month if not your year. Down on the beach with sunshine and blue skies and a gentle sea breeze blowing is always a fantastic choice and we have our own favourite stretch of sand along East Lothian, perfect for family photography. So what are you waiting for? Let’s go!

If you had an amazing time on the photoshoot itself, the framed pictures always mean so much more πŸ™‚

It’s hard to think of what to get a very special someone for their 90th birthday Thank you to Michael Pryor & his family for inviting me into their lovely West Linton home in order to photograph some amazing family portraits to celebrate mum Rose’s special day. Family photography is a gift that will keep on giving, especially once it’s on the wall. And there’s always space in every living room for a framed family portrait. Pride of place above the mantle piece springs to mind! It adds as much love and warmth to the room as the fire place itself. Forget iPhones and USB sticks, this is how beautiful family photographs should be presented and enjoyed.