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This is part two of my top ten photos from 2016, taken from my personal portfolio and the growing library of client photos I’ve taken over the last 12 months. I’ve chosen these photos because they all mean something important to me. From being ballsy and saying yes more often, to finding beauty among the chaos of life as a mum to two young kids. You can read part one here.

*Seriously nearly wrote Part Deux just now. Hot Shots – the struggle is real.

Caroline, Tom & Noah at their home in London
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I know Caroline through an online parenting group. Our babies are the same age and we both have partners called Tom, as well as sharing first names. Freaky. Anyway, she reached out asking for pro photographers who could do a birthday session with her now 1 year old, after a very bad experience at one of those chain studios. I jokingly replied I’d do it, but we live 150 miles from each other. No problem, she responded, she’d sort out my mileage. It was such an awesome session, and I’m so glad I stuck my neck out with this one.

Baby Olive

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George pretends to be a model

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Effie In a quiet moment

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Our first born, Rosie

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It’s been a fantastic year for me and photos. I’m looking forward to next year and all the weddings, newborns and toddlers I’m yet to see. Maybe this time next year my top ten could be really different – one of my New Years resolutions is to start a 365 photo project and share something every day.