KRISTIE, JOHNNY & SCARLETT – A SWEET WINTER MINI SESSION – THE MANOR NATURE RESERVE – SHIANNE MERCER PHOTOGRAPHY.

During my Winter mini sessions I photographed a number of wonderful families. Kristie, Johnny and Scarlett was one of them! They are the absolute sweetest. I have known Johnny for years since I was younger and funnily enough me and Kristie went to school together but was in different years. Its crazy how things turn …

THE LEVINE’S – A BLISSFUL SUNDAY FAMILY SESSION – THORNDON COUNTRY PARK – SHIANNE MERCER PHOTOGRAPHY.

I thought I would revisit a beautiful family session I photographed last summer. Its been up on the blog before where I shared some previews but recently decided to recap over it are share you a whole load more!

I have known Hannah since college as we both studied photography together so it was definitely an honour to be asked to photograph her and her family. After the arrival of her beautiful niece Sophie, they all decided it would be lovely to get some memorable photographs together for keepsakes. As I already knew Hannah and knew she has the most beautiful doggies I said she should bring them along, who doesn’t love animals on a family session, they are family too! Plus a bunch of adults, 3 dogs and 1 baby will be easy to photograph right? Yes, yes it will! Hannah and her family decided on Thorndon Country Park for their session which is a beautiful country park near Brentwood in Essex. Great for the dogs to have a run around too which is a must!

Sunday afternoon I was greeted by Hannah, her Mum and Dad, Brother Matt and her other Brother Daniel with he’s wife Jess and daughter Sophie. It really was a fun filled family session with a whole bunch to photograph. Lets not forget their dogs, three beautiful Alaskan Malamute’s; Tikaani, Skye and Teyah that obviously made it into the family portraits. We explored a big chunk of the country park, over looking a big lake and into the woods. Some big portraits on a broken down log and lots of baby cuddles of course! Ending with a little baby feed and some howling from Tikaani. It was brilliant!

This family session really does represent so beautifully me and my work. It shows a pure guide to exploring out breathtaking outdoors, local country parks and the great landscapes of Essex’s country side. The whole feel from my lifestyle sessions are totally chill and relaxed. All greenery and earthy tones draw each and every photograph together to create the most beautiful series of portraits and memories. I love to focus on detail and emotion, from start to finish. Capturing everything that represent your family.

I cannot wait to be back in the open, exploring forests and woodlands with families documenting their happiness and precious moments together.


SARAH AND JAY – BLISSFUL PRE-PARENTHOOD COUPLES MINI SESSION – THE MANOR NATURE RESERVE – SHIANNE MERCER PHOTOGRAPHY.

When I began advertising my winter mini sessions at the end of November last year, Sarah got in contact after noticing that I was local to her. She is a model who is expecting her first child and began a lifestyle blog to document her journey over on Instagram @lifeofsarahrich, go check her out! As …