Lifestyle Family Photography Session at Rumbling Kern, Northumberland


I am very excited to be writing my first ever blog post:).  I am a lifestyle family and child photographer in North East England and I am starting this blog to share more images and stories from my recent sessions.  I want people to get a feel for what a session with me is like and to see more family gallery images.

I am also excited to be taking part in a blog circle this month with some amazing photographer friends.  At the bottom of my blog I link to the lovely Johanna in London who is not only a wondeful family photographer but also an expert at personal Branding Photography.

2018 Off To A Great Start

This was a beautiful extended family session including mum, dad, two babies, Nanna and Granpa and two uncles.  Lots of people for me to photograph and lots of lovely relationships, moments and connections to catch.  Charlotte booked this early January session as her family were all together over the festive season including one of her brothers who now lives in America.

We decided on Rumbling Kern as a location for the session as it is Charlotte’s mum’s favourite spot and what a beautiful and interesting spot it is!  Rumbling Kern is on the rugged coast line of Northumberland.  It is a stunning location with a vast array of large interesting rocks creating a beautiful beach cove and haven from the cold winter sea air.  You can climb to the top of the rocks (which we did, babes and all) where the rocks slope off into the sea.   It’s a childs natural play ground up there full of rocks to climb and rock pools to explore.  Although this was a cold January day, the sun was out bathing us in beautiful light.  We explored the top of the rocks and got some lovely shots up there then when the babies started to get a bit chilly we ventured back down to the sunlight bathed cove for some warmth and beautiful backlit shots.  I really do love this location and plan on many more family sessions here.

Scroll down to see some of the images we captured along with some descriptions and more words from me:).

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This baba was getting a bit chilly on top of the rocks and looking at mum as if to say…What we doing up here mum?  So we heading back down at this point into the cove.for web-5877for web-5858

Uncle snuggles.  I just love these images of little one being snuggled by his uncle.  Uncle Cameron lives in America now so this was some very precious family time together and I am so honoured I was able to capture it for them.for web-5814for web-5815

When you’re getting a bit cold and bored of having your photo taken dad breaks out the sweeties…  Works every time:).

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Love the movement in this image with mum’s hair blowing in the wind and the genuine, relaxed joy captured.for web-5308

No words to describe how cute these two were together….Sibling love, a bond like no other.

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Below are a couple of beautiful relaxed images of mum and her boys.  What I love to capture is the everyday beauty of family life.  Our lives are not perfect but they are beautiful.  Children will not always sit and smile for photos when you want them to but honestly I wouldn’t want them to!  I want to see the beautiful, uninhibited, raw, real and messy moments of childhood and glimpses of the chaotic, challenging but wonderful adventure that is raising children.  My sessions are very child led and although I do my best to get any specific shots clients have asked for, I don’t pose children as such, and if they are not into something I am suggesting I let it go and move with them photographing them every step of the way.  I aim to capture soul in my images and I wont get that from asking kids to sit still and smile for the camera.

Below was at the end of our session and littlest one had just about had enough.  He was tired and ready for a nap.  I personally love these images and think they will be wonderful for mum to look back on and remember his cute little quivering lip and I’ve had enough face… We all too easily forget these little details of our children as they grow.  They grow so fast and with motherhood being hectic and down right hard sometimes I know only too well it can all become a bit of a blur.

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I loved this session and look forward to many more like it in the coming months.  Thank you Charlotte for booking me to photograph your precious family moments.


Now remember I mentioned the blog circle with amazing photographers… Next up in the circle is Johanna Birch Photography in London.  Please check out her blog Personal Branding Photographer London especially if you are after some killer headshots for your website or action shots for your blog…Johanna is the photographer you need.

Thank you for reading my first ever blog post.   I hope your new year is off to a great start and I look forward to sharing more sessions and some personal images soon.

Love and light Fi xxx

To visit my website and see more of my work / session details please click the link below.

Family and Newborn Photography Northumberland


You did a great job shooting such a fantastic session on such a cold day! Everybody looks relaxed and happy and the images are wonderful!

Thanks so much Annika. It was a really fun session despite the cold:).

These are really lovely! You’ve done an amazing job capturing their happiness and love for each other. You wouldn’t even know it was freezing. I love your mix of black and white. X

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