Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year and sharing our Christmas morning!

This Christmas was very special for us for many reasons. First of all, it's the first one for us as a family of four! But also, because it was the first Christmas we felt that Lucy really understands quite a lot now. I was enjoying seeing Christmas through her eyes. I want to share some of our Christmas morning with you.
We started off opening gifts for Klara because we knew she would soon need a nap:

She loved it!
Lucy's turn:
She is obviously happy with her gift, so happy she wanted to get into it straight away. She loves Gap pijamas:

Another hit was Toy Story 3 DVD from Klara, Lucy is a big fan of Toy Story so she was over the moon!

She wanted to watch parts of it after she unwrapped it:

Thanking Klara for her gift:

Love this photograph!

I hope you had a fantastic time with your families on Christmas!

2011 starts tomorrow and I wish you to have a great year! I don't know what it will bring, but I'm looking forward to it, it'a new beginning, chance for us all to look at the last year and to see what we can do better and set new goals. I know it will be magical!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

"So, are you ready for Christmas?"- a question I've been asked a lot over the last few weeks, as I'm sure you were as well. I think I'm less ready than a month ago, but it's fast approaching! Christmas trees are decorated, houses have great light displays, ginger biscuits made a numerous amount of times, cards are sent and gifts are wrapped and waiting to be opened... I hope you enjoy nice time with your families and spoil your kids  :)
Merry Christmas, have a good one!
Tamara x

Friday, 3 December 2010

My new website!

My website really needed to be updated for a long time. I have been working on it for a while now, and it's finally ready and live! Please visit
And I have also created a Facebook business page, if you want to join and receive updates about contests, new blog posts and other fun things, please join it using a box on the top right or just search for Tamara Tovey Photography on Facebook.
And because I don't want to make a post without a photo, here is a recent one of baby Klara:

Friday, 26 November 2010

Value of photography...

I was working on my website tonight and found this in one of my galleries:
A year ago:

This year:
Isn't it amazing how much this family has changed just within a space of one year? Especially the little girl? You can see a blog post from a year ago here: I was once again reminded why do I love my job so much that I stay up almost every night to do it.... Photography is such an amazing thing - in a few years this little girl will grow up and the parent will find a great joy in looking at the photos and seeing their kids so small. I love love love looking at the photographs of my oldest daughter when she was a baby and she is not even 3 yet. So I can only image how I will feel about those photographs when she turns say 18!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Four now!

I had my first  session since I had Klara, so I guess that's my maternity leave oficially over. I absolutely love to work with families I met before, especially with this beautiful family since we are in the same boat with them  -there are four family members in their family now and our kids have similar age gap between them. And especially because of all the love I feel in this family when I was capturing those images for them. I hope I managed to show it in the photographs I took.
The big sister - even more gorgeous than a year ago and with even more curls!

New addition - a handsome little guy:




Sunday, 17 October 2010


One great thing about being a photographer is that I don't have to stop shooting only because I'm on a maternity leave. I have been taking a lot of photographs of my kids, and will sort them all out eventually. I thought I would share a couple of my very recent favourites.
Love this time of year! We had our semi-annual famiy walk in Westonbirt Arboretum and it was fantastic. I smile every time I look at these photos:

Thursday, 7 October 2010

More of Klara

I can't believe she is 1 month now! It has been crazy busy and not much sleep but it's so nice to have a little baby at home again!
Thank you all for the e-mails and phone calls! I had lot of requests for sessions recently, but I'm not back to work yet. They grow up too fast and I'm enjoying every minute with my girls as much as I can.
And here are some more photographs of what fills my life at the moment:

Friday, 24 September 2010

Autumn baby

Klara was meant to come at the end of summer but she took her time and decided to become an autumn baby. Autumn matches the colour of her hair so well anyways!
2 weeks old here

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Our Klara...

So... It's a girl, Klara :)
She arrived almost 2 weeks ago and we love her so much. I have been so busy trying to keep both of my girls happy. I don't know when I will be able to go through the photos I have taken as I can't stay up late editing because I never know how much sleep I will have at night! A lot of people have asked me to post some photos of her, so I will post a couple. She is so beautiful, just like her big sister!
Love the colour of her hair but it might change....Lucy was born with dark hair and now she is blond, so who knows!
More to come... sometimes!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Feeling happy on a rainy day!

It's been a while since I have blogged again! So many things to do before we meet our new baby. Only week left now so I thought I should make an effort and post something now.
One of the things that brings me a lot of joy is buying things for my daughter. I probaby should be totally ashamed of it, but I do try to buy organic and fairtrade when we can afford it and it's extreemely hard for me to find things I like, so we end up not buying much anyways. Especially since we had to start getting her approval first :)
It's been raining a lot recently and a couple of days ago we went out and bought her her very first wellies, a rain jacket and an umbrella. She was so happy and carried her umbrella and showed "babybirds" and bees on it to everyone. Can't wait to introduce her to the joys of puddle jumping!


Thursday, 29 July 2010

Summer at it's best

It's been 3 weeks since I've had this session now! And only now I have time to share a few images from it. It was an extreemely hot day, we are talking +30 in London. Actually I had 2 sessions that day, I thought I was going to melt!
I love my return clients not only because if they return it means I must be doing something right, but also because we get to know each other so well, that our sessions become very relaxed and I manage to capture some very precious moments. Moments when you can feel the love between family members when you look at the photograph. If I were to choose just one photograph from this session it would be this one. It's exactly what I try to capture in every session that I have.

And more fun:


Thursday, 22 July 2010

34 weeks...

I've been so busy recently with no time to blog! Going to bed after 1 am for the last couple of weeks have not been easy. When I'm done with everything I have a couple of amazing sessions to share. But for now... 34 weeks pregnant me. (Can't you tell I just "love" to be on the other side of camera! :))

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Sharing a little bit of summer with you!

White dress to match the daisies and beutiful evening sun...

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