Category Nature

Pushing boundaries with Channel swimmer Abhejali Bernardová

This post is part of my #makingwaves series – intrepid and inspirational women with an uplifting story to tell. “What? You’re saying you’ve actually swam the channel?” I exclaimed. “All of it? From Dover to Calais?” “Yes,” she replied. “Twice.”  My mouth dropped open. She beamed modestly as I stood on the beach, gawping somewhat… Read More

What a Mother’s Day shoot looks like with me.

Here’s one of the most beautiful and exciting sessions I did last year for a mother and her daughter. Very few words are needed to accompany these images. You can feel the joy through their expressions. Instantly, you can understand what an exhilarating adventure they had together on Walmer Beach, Kent. A true bonding experience…. Read More

Writing a memoir – ‘The Girl In The Sea’.

A book about finding your feet, motherhood, adventure and of course, the sea. ‘The Girl In The Sea’ is a story which weaves together the experience of relocating to the coast and rebuilding a life and an identity after emerging from the bewildering baby years. The sea is consistent throughout, delivering clarification and consolation, as… Read More

Reigniting mumventure

Mumventure is a concept I started talking and writing about eighteen months ago, before the pandemic turned our lives upside down. Personally, it’s close to my heart but professionally too, as it has also fuelled my outdoor photography brand. What is a mumventure? By definition, a mumventure is an exciting or unusual experience that a… Read More

Outdoor photoshoots: I’ve realised how much I love them…

Sigh of relief, Spring is here (nearly!), I am really looking forward to taking my families outside again, it’s been a while! Outdoor photoshoots get the best out of me, they force me to be creative, to incorporate interesting backgrounds and shoot from different angles. Admittedly, outdoor photoshoots can be harder – I have to… Read More

There are some outdoor places we just shouldn’t be…

My experience of swimming with dolphins in Mauritius Before I get on my high horse about intrusive, mass tourism, let me be a total hypocrite and tell you how much I loved swimming with dolphins in Mauritius. Flippering through that warm, blue world of theirs, marvelling at their grace and friskiness, was unforgettable. It was… Read More