Sheffield House…

Sheffield Park with Nanny

Leaves, Autumn Colours, Sheffield Park in the Autumn


Things to do with children in Sussex, Sussex Photography,

 

First of all, it’s no secret that I LOVE Autumn and that I also moan about living in Sussex away from the mountains and the sea that I’m used too.  (As lovely as the Sussex coastline is I’m used to the sea being 5 minutes from my house)

Leaves and feet, autumn leaves, Sheffield Park, Sussex Photographer

 

However there is a place in Sussex that ALWAYS makes me pleased to see… and that’s the National Trusts Sheffield Park, https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-gardenGirls in the autumn, Sussex in the Autumn,

 

 

 

 

 

Nan and Grandaughter in the Autumn, family photo sessions in sussexLast weekend I decided to drag my two children and mum out for some lovely Autumn photos and to enjoy a beautiful walk around the gardens. This only happened because I promised them a go on the big swing and a play in the den building area afterwards. Family Photo Sessions, Sussex photo sessions, Autumn family Photo SessionsLast year I made the mistake of going there first and NEVER actually making it into the gardens!

 

 

 

 

 

Nan and grandson in the Autumn, Photo sessions in Sussex

 

Sometimes, however children don’t want to play and decide they don’t want their photo taken… children of photographers included.

Grumpy children with nanny

 

Autumn photo sessions with grandparents, nan and grandchildren family photo shoot ideas, susses photography

Autumn Mini Sessions at Tilgate Park

I LOVE AUTUMN……

 

It’s the most beautiful time of the year and I LOVE to make the most of the crisp days before winter arrives and I snuggle up in front of the fire.

Photography in Tilgate Psrk, Crawley

 

After years of living in various countries and places around England and Wales there is one place in Crawley that has been hard to beat…

Tilgate Park…!! I know… hard to believe isn’t it.. but it’s true. Tilgate is just so beautiful and it has so much to offer… I remember many walks around Tilgate as a child and still today, even with all the additions it is STILL a BEAUTIFUL place to go for a walk.

Things to do with children in Crawley

 

This is why I decided to do my Autumn Mini Sessions at Tilgate this year.  The colours on the trees will be stunning and with some beautiful areas, it really is a lovely back drop.

 

The session itself will only last 20-30 minutes and will be very relaxed to enable us to capture some beautiful photos of your family.  £95 not only includes the session but you will also receive 3 digital images for you to keep.  You will have the option to purchase extra photos, wall art or photo books but this is only if you choose to, it is not a requirement.

 

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There is a parking fee but this money is put back in to the park and this really does show.  My children still love the Nature Reserve that is growing all the time and has a lovely variety of animals AND is still an absolute bargain.    After your session you can make the most of the park as there are also walks, parks, lakes, cafes, trim trails, Go APE, Smith and Weston Restaurant plus LOADS of different clubs going on in the huts.   Tilgate Nature Centre

 

For more information visit  http://www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Leisure_and_Culture/Tilgate_Park/index.htm   or  https://tilgatenaturecentre.wordpress.com/

Black and White image of boy in a hat

Newborn Baby Photo Sessions.. now taking bookings

Are you pregnant? Do you know someone that is pregnant?

I am now taking bookings for newborn baby photo sessions at my studio in Billingshurst, Sussex.

Newborn baby photo sessions, Billingshurst, Baby photo sessions Crawley, Newborn Photo Sessions Horsham, West Sussex

The best time to book your session is as soon as you find out you are pregnant, it is only once your baby arrives we then confirm the actual date, not before.  The arrival of a new baby is a crazy time and one that passes in a blur so you will be extremely excited that you were organised enough to book your session, which is ideally done within the first two weeks.  You can then relax knowing you have some gorgeous memories of your baby….

Bluebell Sessions

Spring is on its way!!  Therefore, it won’t be long until the bluebells arrive and that means it’s time to book your session…

As bluebells only last a few weeks there will be limited dates available so if you are interested in capturing some memories of your family it’s best to book as soon as possible.  Sessions will last about 45 minutes and location will be confirmed closer to the time, once I know the most beautiful area to use.  At the moment possible locations include Barns Green, Horsham, Crawley or Billingshurst.

 

Bluebell portrait photography, Horsham, Barns Green, Crawley, Billingshurst 

Happy New Year…

christmas photos, Sussex, billingshurstI hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings you great happiness.christmas mini sessions, Sussex, Billingshurst, Horsham

The end of 2016 was a very busy and exciting one for me but I have been unable to share any photos as many of them were gifts for friends and families.
I had lots of babies in the studio along with their families which is always fun because the big brothers and sister don’t always want their photos taken, so ideas don’t always go to plan….Family photo session, newborn photography, Billingshurst, Horsham

but what comes out of the session are the more natural shots which actually capture the true expressions of the children.

baby photo sessions, family photo session, Sussex, Billingshurstantique pram, Billingshurst, Newborn

Birthday party photo session, Princess Party, Sussex, Billingshurst, Girls birthday partiesI was also extra excited because one of the babies being photographed was my nieces little boy, who was an absolute dream and slept for his whole session.


nephew, newborn baby photo session, Billingshurst, HorshamNewborn Photography
 

I cannot wait to get stuck into 2017 and the adventure that it brings….Family photography, Photo sessions, Horsham Park, Location Photography

 

 

 

A beautiful little boy with his big brothers

Newborn PhotographyWow, what fun this session was.  Reuben was only 8 days old when he came for his 1st set of photos and what a dream baby he was.  As soon as he arrived his mum gave him a feed so that he was full up and ready to sleep, and he did just that.

newborn photo session, family photos, billingshurstHe was such a relaxed little boy that we were able to just put him where he was needed and he just slept.  His brothers were wonderful but slightly harder work (they were awake) but they did a great job and loved playing on the trampoline when they weren’t required for photos.  It was easy to see that they were really pleased to have a little brother and just loved to look after him.  Newborn photo session, horsham, crawley,

At the end we had a quick session with mum and dad as well which was really fun as everyone completely relaxed and just enjoyed themselves.  I have absolutely loved editing this session and am so pleased that the family love them just as much as I do.Sophie Phillips (3 of 24)

Bluebells sessions are filling up…available in the Horsham area

Blue bell mini photo session, barns green, sussex
The beautiful spring bluebells have finally arrived…

Now is the ideal time for some beautiful family photos in amongst the gorgeous spring blue bells. Sessions available first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon

£30 for a 30 minute session which include three 7×5 inch prints.  Extra images are available to purchase.  For this mini session there will be no minimum price spend for individual prints. Your images will then be added to a private gallery for you to view and there will be 20% discount off the package prices.

Available dates:

Saturday 30th April 2016

Saturday 14th May 2016

For More Information or To Secure Your Slot

Spring Family Mini Session, Sussex – LIMITED OFFER

Blue bell mini photo session, barns green, sussex
The beautiful spring bluebells have finally arrived…

Now is the ideal time for some beautiful family photos in amongst the gorgeous spring blue bells. Sessions available first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon

£30 for a 30 minute session which include three 7x5inch prints.

Available dates:

Saturday 30th April 2016

Saturday 14th May 2016

For More Information or To Secure Your Slot

A new website…

Claire Wilders
Like everyone I hate my photo being taken..
My 5yr old decided he wanted to be behind the camera and boss me about for a change… This is his shot and the only one I’ve had taken for a while…

 

 

Hi guys,
So, those of you that have been following me will already be aware that I currently have a FB page and that the website is a new thing….

Well actually it’s been around for a little while but it’s all been a little hectic so the website has taken a back seat.  After a little nagging from my sister in law…(her fiancé, my, extremely, talented brother in law (DVT WEB DESIGN) set the website up for me because I have no idea how or where to start!  Or, in fact, how to continue hence it halting progress.)… Anyway, after a bit of gentle nagging… And a lot of explaining my website is now back in progress.  (If you do need any help with building your website definitely send him a message because he really does do an amazing job!)

Please bear with me whilst I set it up and if you have any questions either pop to my Facebook page or email me for more information.  I promise you my photography is way better than my website knowledge…. 😃