our day in the spotlight


I have always loved photos and the moments in time that they capture.
Having children really awakened a passion for photos
in my bid to record and remember every single one of their quirks and charms.
This year the Me & Mine project was started
and I've noticed my mindset change,
and instead of just recording my beautiful babies,
I've been making more and more attempts to record us as a family.

So when Julia Boggio of Julia Boggio Studios fame
(and also of I Carried A Watermelon fame
contacted me to ask if we would be interested in coming into the studio
to have a family shoot,
I took a deep breath, excitedly typed a response
and then waited a while to send it so I didn't look like a total geek.

In August, the kiddos, the hubby and I
travelled to Boggio Studios in Wimbledon
ready to have our shoot.
Excited, and a little bit nervous.
I was keen to see how the shoot was going to work,
but completely unsure what to expect at the same time.
Within seconds of coming into the studio
it was clear we were going to be in safe hands.

After a brief chat about what we wanted
and the kind of props we might like,
the beautiful boy promptly started the shoot
by running into the shooting space
with a vintage tennis racket.
From that moment on it was quite clear that the kids were going to run this shoot
and it honestly could not have worked better.

Our photographer Stefan chatted with both children constantly,
he sang songs with them, played games, used puppets to keep their attention.
He took their lead with regards to set ups to try out,
moving from one set up to another really quickly so they didn't get bored.
He let our slightly over-excited toddler play,
encouraging him to have fun
and photographing the results.

He gave my husband and I just enough direction,
that we knew what we were doing but still felt relaxed.
Our hours shoot was over so fast,
which is surely a good sign that we had a good time.

A week later we were back at the studio
(without children on this occasion)
to look through the photos which he had captured.
With music playing
and our beautiful children up on a big screen,
I was actually stunned at how many lovely photos there were
and at just how gorgeous we all looked.

The whole experience was absolutely awesome
and we are so thrilled with the results.
We can't rate our experience highly enough.
The kids had a blast
and we have some beautiful photos to show for it.

But then I think the photos speak for themselves really . . .



Photographs of my beautiful family
just being together and being us.
This photo just makes me so very proud!


Photographs that capture this exact moment in time.
A crazy, cheeky toddler . . .

. . . and a cuddly, smiley bubba.


Images of my best boys
and their amazing, playful relationship.


The little lady, future photographer getting in some practise.
(I could have spent all day playing with the huge variety of fun props they had.)


My beautiful boy, the rockstar.
(I mean, seriously, I can't even tell you how much he loves his photo of himself.
And the whole scene was created in post production . . . WOW!)


The girlies . . .

and the boys . . .

. . . just doing what we do best;
being together.
And having an artist with a lens capture it all for us.


Thank-you so much to everyone at Julia Boggio Studios
for the super star treatment that we received
and for the absolutely flawless service we got.
Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.


We received this shoot and five hi-res images free of charge for the purpose of this review,
but all words and opinions are our own.

42 comments

  1. What absolutely gorgeous photos! Beautiful memories to cherish xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We're so pleased with them. They really feel like us, if you get what I mean. x

      Delete
  2. STUNNING! just stunning! all of them. xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, right? We had such a tough time picking them. x

      Delete
  3. Aw I have been excited to see these. They are lovely! I think my favourite is the one of R with BB at the bottom, just so beautiful. It looks like it should be blown up on a massive canvas in some arty minimalist house. They are all gorgeous though. BB looks like he was the star of the proceedings. ;) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a personal favourite of mine, that one and the one of me and my girly. But would you believe R wasn't keen on that photo of him? CRAZY!
      And yes, our little man was something of a scene stealer in every. single. photo that he was in. x

      Delete
  4. Stunning photos!! What a beautiful family! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, thank-you. We're really pleased with them! x

      Delete
  5. Those are really lovely photos! I'd love to have a family shoot done, think I'll start looking for somewhere local to try. I love the last 2 photos!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'd really recommend it. We've had a couple of family shoots this year (as well as our many Me and Mine shoots) and have another one booked. The pros always seem to capture us looking so natural nnd relaxed. x

      Delete
  6. Oh my!! These are fabulous! I love how different they are to traditional family photos taken in a studio. It looks like you had so much fun.
    I think so many people get nervous when having a photoshoot so it's nice to read that they really do their best to make you feel comfortable and at ease.
    You all look amazing too, I love your top xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They were definitely so much more relaxed and fun than the kind of photos you often see from studios. We all just had fun with a little bit of direction. x

      Delete
  7. I love these!! Gorgeous little family xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous photos. What amazing memories to have! Always super jealous of family photos, Mark hates having his picture taken :( Xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely. Would you believe that actually I have a very resistant other half when it comes to photos. He's just learned that it's easiest to just give me my own way!!! x

      Delete
  9. Aw Lucy, these have really made me smile. So precious and something to treasure.
    xx
    p.s Just to let you know the 'a cuddly, smiley bubba' one wasn't showing for me :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I'm glad they made you smile. Me too!
      And I've double checked and the photo should be showing now. x

      Delete
  10. Oh I LOVE these. I love how they are staged but natural. Special and not at all cheesy. I can't get over how gorgeous you all are. xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, thanks lovely. That's exactly what I think: they are just the right mix between being set up and staged while still being natural and being us. We love them! x

      Delete
  11. Oh wow, what a fantastic opportunity, I can't decide which one I love the best, I think the one of you and BG.
    What great memories and lovely to see the kiddies having so much fun, I must do something like this for us, we had shots when G was born and I hate them, they are so posed, so dark and not us x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We were ridiculously thrilled to be asked. I'm so glad we have these photos, so lovely! x

      Delete
  12. ps I love seeing you in a darker colour, you look fab and I want your shoes xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha. I do wear dark stuff quite a lot in the autumn and winter. Pale colours are my spring, summer staple!
      And the shoes are Topshop, but years ago! x

      Delete
  13. They're just lovely! You should get the rock star picture made into a t shirt so he has a tour shirt!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha. We are seriously considering a big canvas for when he has his own big boy room! x

      Delete
  14. That rock star shot is spectacular! Just love it, you're all so easy on the eye!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, thanks. It's great what they can do digitally to bring photos to life isn't it? x

      Delete
  15. Lovely to see so many! Sounds like you had a wonderful time!!! Great review lovely beautiful family xxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely. We're so thrilled with the results. We had such a tough time choosing. x

      Delete
  16. Those are gorgeous! I love them! I am now considering having another baby just so I can get some more family photos done :))) #fact lol xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahahaha. Sounds like a good enough reason for another baby to me. x

      Delete
  17. I love them all. Hardest part of a shoot like this is choosing which images to print for the walls! We are long overdue another visit to Julia's studio. I should probably start working on my husband to get it booked! I think I will show him this post as a subtle hint!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely. It feels like a crime not to have them all. x

      Delete
  18. These are so lovely, you're such a gorgeous happy family. I'm not a fan of studio stuff usually but I think these are really special. I especially love seeing BB being crazy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely. The images definitely came out a lot more fun and relaxed than I expected. I normally prefer lifestyle type photography, but really like how these photos captures us so well. x

      Delete
  19. There are so few photos of all of us as a family - I really need to sort it out! Beautiful you lot are x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahhh, thanks hun. Perhaps you should join in with Me and Mine, that's definitely made me get a lot more family photos than I ever would have done otherwise. x

      Delete

Back to Top