Ten reasons why Teens will make you wish Three was happening all over again

1.  At three they never stop talking, an avalanche of cuteness for your memory box.  At 16 you can barely get a grunt.

2.  At three, yes, they throw epic temper tantrums.  At 16 they throw kitchen utensils.

3.  At three they only eat processed foods.  At 16 they eat EVERY FUCKING THING and are STILL never satisfied.

4.  At three bath times are a hilarious splashing affair full of hugs and laughs and wet towels.  At 16 you have to schedule toilet times and the bathroom is turned into a Turkish bath for three hours, teenager emerges just as filthy as before leaving a ring of scum/hairdye/glitter around the bath tub.

5.  At three they are potty trained and it’s fun to talk about poos wees and farts whilst applauding the massive achievement they’ve made (all the while saving on nappies) at 16 you are constantly running out of toilet paper and no, the toilet doesn’t clean itself.

6.  At three they want to dictate your entire food list.  At 16 they want to dictate your entire LIFE.

7.  At three they pick out their own clothes and look ADORABLY hilarious.  At 16 they look like they are getting a job at spearmint rhino…..every day.

8.  At three they love to play and get dirty, with an hour long fun time bath at the end of the day.  At 16 they don’t get dirty they are ALREADY dirty and see point 4.

9.  At three they insist on doing things themselves.  At 16 you are their unwitting slave and if you are NOT then woe betide YOUR conscience mama.

10.  At three they have a strong yet beautiful hold on you.  At 16 they feel like that benilyn mucus monster hanging off your back.

kids are tough at any age.  So let’s love the little bastards within an inch of their grubby, shouty, demanding lives because life is precious and one day we will look back and smile at that which once made us scream.  We will never get this time back.  So cherish it now.

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Badoomtsshhh!  Brockwell Lido was the starting point of Amy & Dan’s engagement shoot, it was such a glorious day and what a fun pair they are!

We started at the lido and had a walk through the park before finishing up with a venue visit, Amy & Dan are getting married on valentines day…er…SWOONNNN! And will be having their reception at the hidden gem that is the Effra Social, I really am so thrilled to be shooting their special day, one of the best bits about being a wedding photographer is all the sneaky glimpses of the wedding before anyone else!  And have they got some treats lined up, literally cannot WAIT!

Thanks for a wicked morning you two it was SO much fun you actually ROCK!!

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My Two Thousand and Thirteen

Happy New Year everyone!

It’s been an interesting year, a hard year, but also an exciting year for Sarah Morris Photography.

I chose to stop trading towards the end of 2013 due to many contributing factors, this was the wrong decision and I have since decided to ‘get back on the horse’ so to speak.

Going through my images from the weddings I have shot this year has confirmed that this is the right decision, I have read a few of my peers 2013 reviews and seen how they have been moved, some to tears, having opened up and looked through the photographs they have taken over the last 12 months recounting the people they have met, the experiences they have had, I read these and thought (alongside being in utter awe..have you SEEN some of the amazing work out there?!?) ‘REALLY?  They moved you THAT much?’

Now I know; YES, REALLY, I find myself agreeing with them 100%, although Sarah Morris Photography is still in it’s infancy and I haven’t shot an enormous amount of weddings, the ones I have shot thus far really have struck a chord with me, every day was so special and so unique.  I want to say a MASSIVE HUGE THANK YOU, not only to the families and couples who have let me into their lives for the day, but also to some really rather excellent friends I have made along the way, all of those photographers who have helped me and been behind me and supported me from the sidelines even though sometimes I have been a bit of a Negative Nelly and to my long suffering friends and family.  Thank you all for making me realise that this IS really what I want to do, I am passionate about it and I am passionate about YOU and your day, selecting the photographs to put into this years round up has made me laugh, smile and YES, even shed a few tears!

I’ve recalled the timed bets on the speeches, trudging through sopping muddy leaves to get that perfect shot, watching the newly married couple sneak a couple of minutes away from their wedding party, the comfortable banter between family members, the excitement when the flowers arrive, the nervousness of the groom and camaraderie of his ushers, gorgeous children, helpful (if not a bit emotional) mothers of the brides, flowing champagne, laughter and tears, that first look, that first kiss, all utterly unforgettable.

I feel so honoured to have been part of weddings past and at the same time amazingly positive and full of excitement for this year and future years, for the people I am yet to meet, the weddings I am yet to shoot and the inevitable lessons I am yet to learn.

I really hope you enjoy looking back over a few of their precious moments…..

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Thank you and a very Happy New Lovely Year to you all!

Lots of lovely love, Sarah xx

 

Taylor-Simspon Family Shoot

Just before Christmas I had the pleasure of shooting for this gorgeous family, we couldn’t have asked for better weather and the children were simply adorable, I know a few images were used for Christmas presents (which always makes me deliriously happy!) so now it is ‘safe’ to post the photographs and I couldn’t be happier with the end result!

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Carousels, Crackers and Christmas!

I met with Pati and Shaun on London’s Southbank, it was bursting with life and exciting sounds and smells, Pati looked like a glamorous silver screen fox in her fur and leather and Shaun cut a dashing figure amongst the beer and bratwurst, I couldn’t have asked for a more atmospheric location!

This was a challenging shoot but massively fun, I would even go so far as to say I had a near death experience on the carousel, but it was SO worth it, my beaut couple are getting married in May and I am SO EXCITED FOR THEIR WEDDING I HAD TO SAY IT IN CAPITALS!!  Thank you both for being such awesome models and putting up with my ridiculous demands!

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All Heart, a behind the scenes look.

A little while ago I worked behind scenes to capture the lead up to a really marvellous shoot organised by fellow wedding photographer Laura Babb, it was a pleasure to be invited along to take part in this really rather creative day! I shan’t waffle on as it is not mine to crow about, but here is a little of what happened on the day.  Please scroll to the bottom for credits of all who contributed to this MEGA styled Bridal shoot.

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SO!  There you have it.  A most creative, productive day, the following are the people who made the magic happen:

Photographer – Laura Babb

Styling – Andri Benson Alexandra Merri

Hair – Sharon Roberts

Make Up – Ana Ospina Ruiz (Milena)

Wedding Gowns – Faith Caton-Barber and Charlotte Emile Hardwicke

Flowers – Jodie Vigor

Models – Michael Diss, Kirsty Anne and Elena 

Location – Asylum Arts

Lo sguardo di amore

I was filled with such UTTER JOY editing this wedding. UTTER. JOY.

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Bridal preparation venue – Sloane Square Hotel

Ceremony venue – Chelsea Old Town Hall

Reception – Dukes Hotel

Flowers – Catherine Muller 

Confetti (petals & Cones) – The Confetti Cone Company

Shoes (brides shoes) – L.K Bennett

Birdcage Veil – Atelier Millinery

Headpiece worn at reception – Fur Coat No Knickers

Dress – Maison Rabih Kayrouz

Cake – Rosalind Miller

Thank you Yalda & Lorenzo for allowing me to have such an important part in your special day!

The Hill Family

I had such a wonderful time today with Amanda, Dan and Rupert, they welcomed me into their home and allowed me a brief glimpse into their lovely family.  You may remember Tosh & Bex from roughly this time last year, well Amanda was his Best..er…aMANda at his wedding and HE in turn is Rupert’s Godparent, it’s always a bit of a treat when you already have a connection (however slight) with the family you are working with.

We eased very naturally into the ‘shoot’ letting Rupert lead US!  We had a little stroll and got back just in time for lunch where I was treated to THE most AMAZING chicken wrap EVER…AND  cinnamon and apple muffin (thank you Dan & Amanda!) before I headed off home.

Thanks again you three for having me and letting me share your morning with you.  Here is a small taster of our day:

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