Monday, 8 September 2014


Being a mum has been a crazy learning curve, there is always something new to get better at... One of those things has been making cakes for me! Twice a year I have to make a cake that has two requirements - it has to be a chocolate cake and it has to look great. Last few birthdays I have started to get more specific requests - penguin cake and a triceratops cake were the hardest ones so far. But at least I was able to stay away from icing. Until now! After browsing Pinterest and watching a few You tube tutorials I felt brave enough to make this:

There are some amazing ones out there, including "how to", so if you are interested, here are some:
And of course Pinterest :)
I am sure I will be coming back to those boards for some Frozen inspiration in just a few months!

Friday, 25 July 2014

August Special!

I have big news! I have a very special offer - evening session booked for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th of August are just £10. Yes, you have read it right!
Evening sessions booked for the 4ht, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th of August are only £10! This is the craziest offer I have done A great chance for those who are not quite sure what lifestyle photography is all about and would like to try and of course for everyone who would like to have their family portraits in the beautiful summer weather!
Contact me on or thought my website
Please note all the rest of the prices remain the same. In case of bad weather the session fee/deposit will be refunded. I'm happy to travel but the travelling fee would be applied for any sessions further than 20 miles away from Bristol.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Harbour outing.

Most of my photography sessions take place in meadows, woods, parks and other nature friendly places. But now and again I crave for an urban setting! So when my friends unexpectedly gave us this amazing thank you gift of matching dressed I decided I need to photograph my girls in them before I let them ruin them :) As soon as I saw the dresses, I knew what background would suit them most! It's around SS Great Britain, we didn't have much time, but there are even more exciting places with boats. We realised how amazing was this place last year while looking for Gromits. And here are the results:
If you are interested in a fun family session, contact me

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Buttercup dream

It's been a couple of months since this session, so this place doesn't look like this anymore. It transforms when the buttercups are in bloom! It's like a yellow sea.. it doesn't last long, just under a month. If you would like a session in the buttercups, it's time to plan for 2015 -  the end of May, beginning of June of the next year!
I can go on for ages... But I have to restrain myself from posting the entire session!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Half term ideas!

Just a couple days left before the half term is over, and just in case you have run out of ideas, here are some of our favourites to do in and around Bristol:

1. Bristol Museum and Cabot tower just around the corner.

2. A train ride to Temple Meads, Millennium Square, M-shed and there is a very cool pirate ship called Earl of Pembroke right next to it. We have even managed to find the plank :)

3. If you want to avoid the crowds - 365 steps in Wales - look out for a car park on the road between Chepstow and Tintern. The car park on the right if you drive from Bristol, around 0.5 miles away from St Arvans. It's a great walk in the stunning magical old woods and a great view from the Eagle's Nest is a reward for all those steps! And if you drive a little further, Tintern is a lovely place as well, even if you don't go into the Tintern Abbey...

4. And for all the dinosaur fans - fossil hunting at the Aust cliff - one of our favourites!

5. Of course there is also Westonbirt Arboretum and Slimbridge for the more well known places to go to! And we really have enjoyed Birdland in Bourton-on-the-Water, because of the penguins...

I hope you enjoy the rest of the half term and hopefully the weather will change for the better!

© Tamara Tovey Photography