'The year that was, 2017'

2017 was a year full of surprises for me at SMS Creative Photography. Alongside the many portraits I captured in my studio on Oxted high street, I was also privileged to be invited into the lives of many wonderful families, to document their treasured moments, in a setting special to them.

As I look back, the photoshoots that stick in my mind are; beautiful twin girls against a backdrop of magnificent bluebell woods, a teenage girl in a stunning woodland setting with Pre-Raphaelite inspiration and a lively day with three generations of the same family. I am proud to say I have been working with this family since I first started my business almost 21 years ago! It has been a joy to see them thrive during this time, and it gives me such satisfaction to preserve their memories for future generations to enjoy.  


If 2017 was a year that was rewarding professionally, it was also memorable for my family. On the Friday before Christmas, my son arrived for a surprise visit from Australia! It was truly the best present any mother could receive.

Looking ahead, I am now excited by what 2018 will bring. I have many plans afoot, some which I can share with you now.