A Sussex beach summer shoot

I must admit, looking at the beautiful light and colours in this gorgeous shoot from Catherine of The Gypsy Tree makes me a little heartbroken summer is over! The beach provided a beautiful backdrop for this family session, and the last shot is so lovely…

Catherine: “Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time at our local Sussex beaches with my own family and it occurred to me that despite being a location photographer for over 3 years now I’ve never actually shot at a beach in Summer! I decided that this year that had to change and, luckily for me, I knew the perfect family.”

“This shoot was a dream from start to finish. The eldest brother, James, wants to be a photographer when he’s older and had a whole pile of ideas for posing his family, I let him direct them for a bit while they relaxed and got one of my favourite ever shots out of it! I’m seriously considering employing him as an assistant in a year or two ;)”

Sussex Summer Shoot by The Gypsy Tree

“Child photography is my absolute passion and I’m moving into styled shoots more and more. I adore picking out the perfect props to compliment the location and family dynamic and I love getting to know the families and finding out how to perfectly capture their story.”

Thanks so much to Catherine for sharing these beautiful images with us! Please head over to 
The Gypsy Tree for more of her wonderful work.

PS Don’t miss out on this week’s awesome competition while you’re here!

The Gypsy Tree
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Phone: 01903 772 172

Talk Like a Pirate Day : DIY candy-filled treasure chest

I’m revisiting a post today because it’s that time of year again – the time to talk like pirates! Also, this treasure chest is still awesome and deserves a second look… or indeed a first look for all our new followers!

Ahoy me hearties! Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day; which is probably one of the silliest but most fun days there is!

Because every pirate should have a chest of treasure they’ve swashbuckled o’er the high seas to get hold of, I’m bringing you an awesome recipe to make one!

This DIY treasure-filled chest is simple enough to create and looks amazing! You could make candy jewels yourself or buy some from sweet shops such as Candied Cakes with chocolate coins making perfect pieces o’ eight!

DIY Candy-filled treasure chest

You could scale this treasure chest up too with more chocolate covered wafers stuck around a rectangular sponge cake: perfect for a lil’ pirate’s birthday party!

Speaking of parties, check out this awesome pirate party we featured over three years ago now for loads more inspiration.

Oooo-aaarrrr ;D

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Competition : Win £100 to spend at Wayfair


The awesome people at the online home and garden store Wayfair have gifted us a £100 pound voucher to give to one bloomin’ lucky blog reader*! All you have to do is scroll to the bottom of this post and gain entries using the nifty competition widget.

Before that, to give you an idea of the goodies you could spend your voucher on, I’ve rounded up ten of my favourite products that all fall below the £100 mark…

Win 100 pound voucher for Wayfair

Awesome stuff:

  1. Doll house
  2. Prince Table Lamp
  3. Packaway Diner Kitchen
  4. Fruit Stand
  5. Carpenter’s Work Bench
  6. Adjustable Easel
  7. Wigwam Play Tent
  8. Mushroom Playhouse
  9. Race Track Desk
  10. Jumbo 4 Game

Now, get your entries in!

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And good luck! :D

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* Winner must reside in the UK or Ireland

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