British Institute of Professional Photography 2018 National Awards Shortlisted!!

We are very excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for the BIPP National Awards!


A few months ago we submitted 3 folios to the awards for consideration. The brief was for each submission to have a set of 5 images.


We submitted ‘Get Me To The Church On Time’ which told the story of the bridal preparations from Rosie’s beautiful wedding last summer, ‘Dress Like A Mum’ series featuring Zoe Du Pass, Cara Sutherland, Kate Starkey and Laura Randles, talking about creating your own style and being confident in your skin. The photo shoot took place against the backdrop of the stunning No.38 On The Park. Lastly we submitted a curve ball… We love architecture, shape and finding patterns within the natural world. Exploring minimalism and abstraction, the series titled ‘Berlin’ sadly didn’t make the shortlist.


…Buuuttt two out of three isn’t bad!


The awards ceremony will take place on March 1st 2018 at The Ivy London.


Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me guys!

... Unfortunately the 'Dress like a Mum' portraits are waiting to potentially go to print so I am unable to publish until the print is realised. Can't wait to share them with you! x

2017 Yearly Round Up

Here are a few of our favourite moments from 2017…

It’s been an exciting first few months at the Little Cheltenham HQ and here's why...



We were showing


TATE Modern, London. 

Little Cheltenham was selected to have work shown in Uniqlo Tate Late at The Tanks, TATE Modern as part of the Superflex Studio’s One, Two, Three Swing. 


“Hello world!”


We launched at The Cotswold Baby & Toddler Show in April.

At the show we were lucky to meet so many lovely people and little faces, and make new friends.

We received the award for friendliest stall as voted for by the Mayor of Cheltenham.


The British Association of Professional Photography’s
Cotswold's Regional Awards 2017


At the ceremony the very talented photographer Bella West gave an inspirational talk and presented the awards. This is our winning portrait, Steph and her Bella, 2017.


We love a pop up!


When I met Kate from Overfarm I knew it was going to be a good one. After wandering round the farm yard selecting object to use, Kate made a call and had all manor of different pumpkins and veggies were brought up to the barn to dress the set. 


Good Deeds...


We were proud to be involved with the very clever Kate who is CheltenhamMaman, and collaborate on the Gloucestershire Family Awards 2017. Little Cheltenham was a part of the judging panel and on the night we did a special addition awards pop up.
 All proceeds of the pop up went straight to the Sue Ryder Hospice in Leckhampton.


The LC Gift ‘Spend Me’ Voucher

Give the gift of memories. Or have a little taster of The LC for yourself.
I think you'll enjoy this video put together by one of my best pals, the very talented filmmaker and director Sandeep Gill.

We want to say a big LC thank you to…

Kate Clift at Retro Press, who has been working hard and collaborating with me this year, brining my stationary visions to life! I can’t recommend her enough.


We met Kate Starkey at Cheltenham Maman with a single idea and have been in collaboration ever since. She does so much and contributes a huge amount to the mum community of Cheltenham. I can’t imagine mum life without her. 

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 I am honoured to be a panel member at the Cheltenham Maman MumBoss Club


Coming in 2018...


Our ‘Dress Like a Mum Shoot’ featuring Zoe du Pass, Kate Starkey, Cara Sutherland and Laura Randles is going to be in print and featured in a popular Cotswold’s magazine... Details to be revealed.


Our ‘lifestyle portraits’ collaboration with Rendcomb College. For more information on having us capture family's talents at your school, get in touch


Happy New Year!

We had lots of fun this year and made lots of lovely new friends. The LC are excited for 2018 and the many new collaborations to follow. 

Here are a few of our favourites from 2017…

Tell your story your way


Capturing moments is important whether it be holidaying with the family, fun at home or out and about. Here are a few tips from us here at the LC to really turn those memories and happy faces into a story.


Whenever I make pictures I try where I can to shoot in sets; making a set of images out of the one scenario that’s being captured, using 3/4 shots, close ups of details both of your subject and the location. I imagine the potential for an album, a scatter hang or multi frame display… Or that we are making an editorial photo story for Vogue! Joking not joking!


Right so now you’re in the right thinking mode. Imagine you’re doing the editorial spread for Vogue mag, and we’re away!


So with Vogue in mind it brings me to…


Tip 1 -  The Outfits. I always say dress for the occasion and I like to keep it simple. As Chanel said “Before you leave the house look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Consider prints, colour schemes, styles of garments and shoes or no shoes. It may sound super fussy but the clothing in the images makes all the difference to the finish. And most importantly making sure what is being warn is you. There’s nothing worse then that new shoes feeling of the shoes are wearing you!


Tip 2 – The Details. We love making pictures of one another and seeing those smiling faces, but don’t forget the details. Tell your viewer the full story they cannot see the other elements that make that place/ moment special. Show them the jasmine flower you love the scent or the stream with the water trickling over the rocks. Get above and flat style those toys of hysterical colour. Step back and get a picture of the landscape you’re part of.


Tip 3 - Create your own backdrop. Take a moment to look around where you are and notice the details that really talk about where you are. For example in Sicily there are many old empty houses with rustic paint, or old doors or wonderfully traditional graffiti. Signage is also a fun one! Or even as I did this year, wanted to capture the little one with his giant melon, so neo classical seemed to end up the plan!... Propped an old sheet up with a couple of brooms for a backdrop and there we had it!


Tip 4 – Let Go. It’s all very well being a control freak of the elements, but some of the best pictures and moments come out of chaos. Let go and embrace what comes from it, experiment with long exposures or capturing motion, try those under exposed semi silhouetted shots. For me this has always been an easier concept when using film as the shot is made, the film is processed then the print is in hand that shot with unexpected motion blur for example is real. Learn not to delete in camera and look over them with fresh eyes as they may tell more of your story then you expect.