Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}: Blog http://www.booface.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire} hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:04:00 GMT Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:04:00 GMT http://www.booface.co.uk/img/s/v-5/u353855715-o565860474-50.jpg Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}: Blog http://www.booface.co.uk/blog 120 86 Adorable Midhurst Mini Pony & Toddler Photoshoot http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2016/4/midhurst-pony-toddler-photography It's easy to think, when you look through a photographers portfolio, that the shoots just fall into place. Perfect weather, perfect family, perfect everything.

Generally my shoots are very unstructured, it's more about your family and how you interact. For the Pony Pals shoots we still try and keep it light, it's kind of good if we can get the child and the pony in the same shot though ;)

Little J is seriously adorable & full of smiles, her parents are super chilled out and her outfit was perfect. She really didn't want to by too far away from Mum & Dad though, which is completely understandable for a toddler in an unfamiliar situation. And so, with a lot of team work & patience, a heap of enthusiasm and a smidge of bribery we came away with these beautiful images.

Huge thank-you to her Mum & Dad for being so up-beat, to gorgeous Mr Super Noodle from Pony Pals for being the superstar he is & to the Cowdray Estate in Midhurst for allowing us to use the grounds of Cowdray House.

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) child cowdray family hampshire haslemere midhurst minature pony photography pony portrait surrey sussex toddler http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2016/4/midhurst-pony-toddler-photography Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:03:23 GMT
A Family on a Farm Photoshoot http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2016/2/family-farm-photoshoot-petworth-photographer A Rainy Petworth Farm Shoot

If you have met me, you know I am quite an enthusiastic person; I honestly took it to a whole new level when this family booked and asked if the shoot could take place on their farm......yes please!

I think I have an affinity with farms as my Mum worked on one while she was pregnant with me, so I grew up with stories about a deaf cow who she used to have to bring in from the fields for milking.

After what seemed like endless days of rain, the weather wasn't looking great for this Petworth shoot, however due to two of the family members moving to Australia the very next day there was zero chance of rescheduling. We decided to do the extended family shot in the barn, on hay bales of course! Then low and behold, the weather started to clear. It gave us a great opportunity to photograph the boys and their pet sheep with the backdrop of dramatic skies, and as they are both bike mad, a race had to be done!

Sometimes, taking a risk with the weather pays off. :)

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) Family Photographer Family photoshoot Hampshire Hampshire Family Photographer Petworth Surrey Family Photographer Surrey Photographer Sussex Sussex Family Photographer Sussex Photographer http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2016/2/family-farm-photoshoot-petworth-photographer Wed, 03 Feb 2016 08:47:13 GMT
Say Hi to My 2015 Clients http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2016/1/2015-family-photographer-best Families around Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire

I have been lucky enough to work with some pretty amazing families in 2015. I love that each family I photograph gives me something completely unique to the images I capture for them. Here are some of those beautiful families; will you be joining me to make images like this in 2016?

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) Family Photographer Family Photography Haslemere Photographer Surrey Surrey Photographer Sussex baby child children midhurst photographer in haslemere photography sussex photographer http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2016/1/2015-family-photographer-best Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:34:07 GMT
A little story about a family & their digital images http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2016/1/a-little-story-haslemere-photographer

Are you sure you want 'just' digitals?

 
If you have a moment, I'd like to tell you a little story.
 
I did a photoshoot for a really lovely family back in 2013, back when I didn't offer prints, just digitals. Fast forward a year and a half and I was excited to be asked back by the family for another shoot. I expained my new processes and we booked in a date.
 
After the shoot, at our viewing & ordering session, we were going through their images and the family sheepishly informed me that they had very good intentions of printing the 2013 session but had never got round to it, the USB was still in a drawer somewhere.
 
I can completely understand why you would want digitals; I love digitals for sharing on social media and having on my phone. This is why I offer digitals alongside print products; it takes away the time and hassle of finding a good printer, wondering what size you should have, finding a frame or a framers - it's my job to do that for you. I get such a huge buzz from seeing emails from clients with their beautiful products displayed. Your family is amazing, your pride and joy, why wouldn't you want them on your walls? :)
 
(p.s - the family ended up ordering printed images from their 2013 session as well as their 2015 session).
Digital versus PrintA visual guide of why printing images is better than just having Digitals. By Haslemere based photographer, Kerry Jordan, Boo Face Photography
 
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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) child children digital family hampshire haslemere lifestyle natural photographer photography portrait portraits print surrey sussex http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2016/1/a-little-story-haslemere-photographer Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:39:32 GMT
Nominate a Family : Pony Pals Photoshoot http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/12/nominate-a-family-pony-pals-photoshoot The season for giving is upon us!

We would like you to nominate, for a Pony Pals & Boo Face photoshoot, a family who maybe has been through a tough time recently, or a child who you think has been extra brave or who has overcome something out of the ordinary.

The winner will receive a photoshoot which will take place in January close to Haslemere and the prize will include a pre shoot consultation phone call, approximately 10 professionally printed images and medium resolution digital images.

After huge response to the recent Pony Pals shoots, people have really taken the images into their hearts, and the comments have been wonderful. Both myself & Caroline from Pony Pals are huge believers in 'paying it forward' which is why we decided to launch this competition; we want to give an extra special present to a family who deserves something beautiful in their lives.

Pop me an email to hello@booface.co.uk with the name of the child or family you would like to nominate and why you think they should win, we will make the announcement of the winner on Christmas Day - a wonderful present for that family!

I have to be honest, I'm not sure how we will decide the winner yet! If it's too difficult we may have to ask one of the ponies to pick a numbered carrot out of a basket.

Entries will close on Sunday 20th December 2015.

Kerry x

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) Christmas exclusive family gift haslemere hindhead liphook midhurst natural photography pony portrait present surrey sussex http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/12/nominate-a-family-pony-pals-photoshoot Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:34:02 GMT
Pony Pals http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/11/pony-pals A HUGE thank-you to the families who attended our first Pony Pals shoot, what an amazing time - I can't wait to deliver your images to you. Despite the snow first thing in the morning, we managed to get through the shoots without being rained on, and we even got a bit of sun!

If you would like to be on the exclusive pre-notification list for the next shoot, please drop me an email to hello@booface.co.uk :)

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) family haslemere photographer photography portrait surrey sussex http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/11/pony-pals Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:10:01 GMT
Exciting things coming soon! http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/11/exciting-things-coming-soon Mini ponies, a donkey and guinea pigs are coming soon to Boo Face. I'm teaming up with the fabulous Pony Pals to offer limited mini sessions for children in Autumn & Winter. If you'd like to register interest, please pop me an email to hello@booface.co.uk

Kerry x

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) family grayswood halsemere haslemere photographer photography ponies pony portrait portraits surrey sussex http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/11/exciting-things-coming-soon Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:10:44 GMT
Haslemere photographer: beautiful organised chaos with the Manning family http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/11/beautiful-organised-chaos-manning-family-hindhead-photography Picture the scene; a beautiful hazy autumn day on Hindhead common, the wild ponies are grazing, the birds are singing and I am about to meet the extended Manning family for a photoshoot.

We decided to meet in the morning to hopefully avoid too many people as it's such a beautiful spot. So I was quite surprised to arrive and find the car park overflowing; turns out we were about to do a shoot in the middle of a very large organised run! Thankfully they were going in the opposite direction so off we went with the knowledge that we had a little time on our hands.

I have done a few larger family groups in the past, but I knew in advance that this one may be a little different; six adults, four kids & two dogs is definitely different, add into the mix that two of the children are autistic, and on the day we had one little girl who was feeling under the weather. I wondered how this shoot was going to pan out; Turns out, it was a hoot!

As I hadn't worked with autistic children before, I did a bit of research and the two things that stuck with me were 'patience' and, well 'patience'. I understood that sometimes it may take a little longer to process requests so I took that on board but I needn’t have worried, they were superstars! The highlight of my day was definitely when the little girl gave me a high five and repeated the words back to me; considering she doesn't communicate with words often, I took that as a huge positive!

We managed to get a couple of really lovely natural group shots which was the one thing I think we all wanted from the shoot; and we even got a smile from our poorly little girl. After that, it was high energy the whole way, I may or may not have had a nap afterwards.

I hope I have made this look easy ;)

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) child children family haslemere kids midhurst natural outdoor photograph photographer photography portrait portraits surrey sussex west sussex http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/11/beautiful-organised-chaos-manning-family-hindhead-photography Wed, 04 Nov 2015 10:36:47 GMT
Teenage Photographer: Midhurst http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/10/teenage-photographer-midhurst I had such a blast with Sarah for her 18th birthday portraits. Sarah is a keen photographer so wanted to include some portaits with her camera so I arranged for the Hindhead ponies to conviniently be part of the shoot (oh how I wish I could do this on cue!). One of my favourite types of light is when the sun is low and creates a halo around a person; even more beautiful with Sarah's gorgeous flame red hair.  We had a quick outfit change and then popped over to the adorable cobbled streets of Midhurst.

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) birthday family haslemere hindhead lifestyle midhurst natural photographer photography portrait portraits surrey sussex teenager http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/10/teenage-photographer-midhurst Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:30:12 GMT
Midhurst Photographer : The Edwards Family http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/9/midhurst-photographer-edwards-family It's always an honour to be asked to return to photograph a family. I first met the Edwards Family in 2013 and we had a very wet & muddy albeit fun filled shoot. The weather was a bit kinder to us this time, and the children a little older, but the shoot was still filled with fun. The family wanted to end the session with a group portrait with their neighbour who had lived in the same house with his whole life - what a lovely way to finish up.

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) children environment family haslemere henley hindhead kids midhurst natural nature outoor pets photographer photography portrait surrey sussex http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/9/midhurst-photographer-edwards-family Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:07:45 GMT
Haslemere Photographer: Skipper Family http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/5/haslemere-woking-family-photographer This shoot was a little different from my usual family portraits, the 'children' were in fact young adults so there was a greatly reduced risk of tantrums ;)

As I am also a pet photographer, I always do a little happy dance when a people want to include their pets on the shoot. In fact, I actively encourage it as usually pets are huge part of family life.  The Toy Poodles & Papillons here were adored so it just felt right that they were just as much of a focus as everyone else.

Late afternoon sun is one my favourite type of light to shoot in, it gives everything an almost ethereal feel, I particularly love the way the light gives a halo around the hair....and fur! The Skipper family were really easy to work with although Dad seemed a little upset when I joked that I can't do hide and seek like with the younger families I usually work with! I like everyone to feel relaxed on a Boo Face session, more like taking a walk and spending time with each other, just with the addition of me and a camera tagging along.

Don't forget, it's Fathers Day soon (June 21st), feel free to contact me for a chat about either putting together a Secret Squirrel shoot or ordering a gift voucher for a truly unique and personal touch. :)

hello@booface.co.uk | 07810 541 685

 

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) Haslemere Papillion Pets Poodle Woking adult family lifestyle photograph photographer photography portrait portraits relaxed surrey sussex teenager teens young http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/5/haslemere-woking-family-photographer Tue, 19 May 2015 14:20:30 GMT
Haslemere Local Life : Pony Pals http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/4/haslemere-local-life-pony-pals I had SO much fun meeting the Pony Pals team - I mean, what an amazing job to have looking after & training these gorgeous animals.

The Pony Pals are miniature therapy horses trained to bring a bright a ray of sunshine to nursing homes & children’s hospices.  I think I must have burst a few ear drums as gorgeous Twiggy did the main bit of modelling for me, the beautiful floral crown by local supplier Rosadior giving the shoot an almost ethereal look.  A few of the other residents (which include goats, sheep, a cat and a couple of spaniels) accompanied us with interest and had a turn in the limelight too. The team were very accommodating during the interview, here's there Q&A :)

Name, age & breed

Twiggy 1 yr old miniature mare

Mr Kipling 1 yr old Miniature Donkey

Mr Cheddar 3 yr old Miniature gelding

Super Noodles 11yr old miniature shetland.

Any advice for any pets who want to become PAT?

Enjoy the cuddles, and kisses but don’t steal the residents food, even when they try to give it to you, mum still says no! 

What’s your favourite colour

Twiggy is our Princess of the team, and her favourite colours are Pink, Pink and more Pink, even better if you can add some sparkles!!

Who’s the diva of the team?

Twiggy is our diva, she loves for all of the attention to be on her! She is only 27 inches tall but she bosses everyone else around. Mr Kipling is totally the opposite and loves to fade into the background!

Favourite thing about your job?

Noodles’ favourite thing is to steal any biscuits that appear to be going spare!! Mr Kipling loves all of his special donkey duties like Palm Sunday and the Nativity Plays!

Funniest story from the your day job.

Our first ever therapy visit was nearly 6 years ago with Noodles. The visit was at a home that my mum was working at, the pony was meant to be outside, but it poured with rain. So we decided to bring him inside, he was a real hit with the residents and we took him round a few bedrooms, all was going well so we decided to pop him in the lift to head upstairs. Sadly this was a step too far and he was taken short…. in the lift! Who would have thought that the smell of  pony poop could linger for so long!

Who’s your idol?

I would like to think that the ponies look up to someone like Black Beauty, who shows wonderful loyalty and good manners and is also very handsome. However, I think they would probably say the donkey from Shrek!!

Favourite TV program?

The best TV show that Cheddar has seen, was the Olympic show jumping! The tv was bigger than he was at the time and he was fascinated by the horses on the telly!

Pony Pals Facebook

Pony Pals Website: http://www.ponypals.co.uk/

Beautiful floral crown by local supplier Rosadior - http://www.rosadior.co.uk

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) PAT Pals Pony children donkey haslemere horse life local minature pets photographer photography pony surrey therapy http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/4/haslemere-local-life-pony-pals Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:06:39 GMT
Haslemere Photographer: Secret Squirrel Childrens Portraits http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/4/haslemere-photographer-childrens-portraits Surprise Family Shoot in Surrey

I honestly can't tell you how much I loved this shoot...actually, I can....I LOVED it! Loved it loved it loved it. Okay, I'm sure you get the gist that this was a super cool shoot.

So why was it a secret squirrel shoot? Well, the twins Dad set it all up (with the help of their lovely Nanny, Tigz) as a surprise birthday present. So timings and the location of the Devil's Punchbowl in Surrey were arranged, outfit changes and even the stunning printed book after the shoot were all ordered without Mum guessing a thing. Tigz even sent me a couple of photo's from when the boys were babies so we could try and re-create a similar feel to some of the images.

And then there were the boys themselves. Far from being camera shy, they made their own suggestions on poses that might work and were completely involved in the shoot. Afterwards I received a message saying the boys thought I was "'one cool photographer lady" - which is how I would like to be addressed now if you don't mind.

I have done a few secret squirrel shoots now and think it is such a fab idea. So if you are thinking of getting your childrens portraits as a gift, why not make it a complete surprise? This one was done in under an hour straight after school to try and limit any suspicion ;)

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) child children dog family haslemere kerry jordan kids lifestyle midhurst pet photograph photographer photography portrait portraits surrey sussex twins west sussex http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/4/haslemere-photographer-childrens-portraits Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:54:58 GMT
Local Life Competition: Haslemere Photographer http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/2/local-life-competition-haslemere-photographer Who doesn't love a competition? Cloudberry Bags & Boo Face Photography have teamed up with Life in Haslemere & Life in Peterfield to offer over £200 worth of prizes to celebrate the 50th editions of the 'Life In' magazines.

As a natural light photographer, sometimes the weather is against you but a bit of enthusiasm goes a long way, especially when the people you work with are pretty awesome. So despite the downpour on both days, I had a fantastic time shooting the covers in both locations for the local glossy lifestyle magazines. We decided to go with a vintage feel for both front covers, I drew inspiration for the Haslemere edition from Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face (one of my favourite films, Audrey AND photography!). We thought it would be fun for the magazine editor Henry and his gorgeous dachshund Lulu to star alongside Cloudberry Girl Natalie for the Petersfield edition.

So do you want to be in with a chance of winning the beautiful front cover Cloudberry bags & tweed hat and also a family session with Boo Face Photography worth £75 which includes £25 towards print products? It's pretty easy to do!

  • Take a look at the front covers, do you know where they were shot? If you aren't sure, take a look at the editors welcome for hints (e-magazine links below).
  • Are you on Twitter? Follow @KerryJordanTog @CloudberryBags & @Lifemags
  • Drop your answers to surveys@lifemags.co.uk

Life in Haslemere:http://goo.gl/fDiaAy

Life in Petersfield: goo.gl/GCRF9j.

Simple!

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The life of the Cloudberry girl isn't always glamorous! Sometimes you have to put a handbag protector over your head to make sure you don't get makeup on your clothes! The beautiful dress & hat for the Life in Haslemere cover was supplied by Arnage Vintage of Midhurst - if you love vintage, a visit is a must!

Our beautiful model, Cloudberry Girl, Natalie braved the rain like a trouper! We even got a few shots of her in the Cloudberry faux fur range. Huge thanks to all involved for your help & time and for making what could have been a miserable shoot, a great success! #Gold50

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) Haslemere Petersfield cloudberry bags competition family front cover local photography photoshoot portait prizes http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/2/local-life-competition-haslemere-photographer Mon, 16 Feb 2015 13:16:03 GMT
Family Get Togethers : Haslemere Photographer http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/1/family-get-togethers-haslemere-photographer Generally I take families out for a walk somewhere for their photo session, there always seems to be less pressure when they are just interacting and being natural with each other.

The Coxhill family were slightly different though - as the group was so big, and the weather so cold, we decided to take their portraits at the family home. With some of the family over from NZ, it was the ideal opportunity for a get together. Big groups can be difficult but I loved the fact that they didn't want a traditional portrait in the sense that they didn't want very static, all looking at the camera shots, which was brilliant for me as I don't feel that evokes the real family! I love shoots like this, you can see the obvious affection but also the individual personalities.

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Haslemere Local Life: Past & Present http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/1/haslemere-toys Past & Present is one of those little gems that once you find, you are not sure how you missed it, but you also know that you'll be back time and time again. Located on Wey Hill, this shop is a treasure trove of beautiful, colourful, timeless toys for children of all ages. For me it evokes nostalgia and takes me back to an age where toys were something to be treasured and loved rather than discarded when the next new thing comes along. Like a bookshop, I find myself browsing and finding something new every time. When you visit, you'll find so much more than 'just' toys though, you'll also find some lovely little things for your home as well as hand painted products too!

One of the things I have personally purchased for a friends little girl was a reusable sticker book where you can peel the plastic stickers off anything - the parents were super pleased! You'll also find toys that will transport you back like spinnng tops and the one below...I can't explain it, but you will know it if you had one ;)

Here's a little bit more about the shop from Sarah.

The story behind P&P – My parents moved to Haslemere 20 odd years ago, while I was working abroad as a nanny for a holiday company. The shop has a long history in retail, firstly as the local dairy, then a café, poodle parlour and fancy dress hire we believe. When my parents moved here they opened the shop firstly to sell their own furniture that was no longer wanted after the move, my mother then went on to buy and sell second hand furniture and bric a brac. When I returned home from my time abroad, I began to make greetings cards to sell in the shop (they had hand painted wooden magnets on them, I’m sure there are still lots of fridges with them stuck on) and from there I started to make other items, clocks mirrors, bookends, which developed into the range of hand painted items I do now.

After a time the toy shop in Haslemere closed, a proper old fashioned toy shop (used to be opposite Woolies in the Haslemere Travel premises) and we saw an opportunity to change the business. Although we could never be like the shop that closed, we decided to stock small wooden toys and a few gift lines, evolving over the years to what we are now.

question and answer blog from past and present toy and homeware shop based in wey hill, haslemerePast_and_Present_Shop_HaslemereHaslemere toy shop suppling to famlies who love toys How do you decide what goes into the shop – For the toys, a product has be good quality, have real play value, appeal to both children and the adults buying it. As a qualified Nursery Nurse and having worked in education for a few years, I guess that reflects in some of the products we sell.

As for the gift lines, there are two criteria, do we like it and does it represent value for money?

Personal favourite – I think would have to be the Melissa & Doug Doorbell House (£21.95), a house with 4 lockable doors each with a key and its own doorbell which comes with 4 people coloured coded to match each door. It’s a fantastic toy that develops hand eye co-ordination, fine motor skills, counting and colour matching as well as imaginative play. We have one on the play table that children play can with, so we have seen first hand how it is played with and have listened to some brilliant stories being told !

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Best sellers – Ever since we first stocking it the Pop Up Toy from Galt (£8) has been a constant best seller. It’s a very simple toy for aged 1 year and over, a block of wood with four different coloured peg people sitting in holes. These peg people bounce on concealed springs when pushed gently and when pushed hard will jump clear of the wooden block. The child then has to colour match the right hole to return the people into. Another toy that develops hand eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and colour matching.

Another best seller has to be the Pocket Kite (£4.95), a surprising large multi coloured parafoil type kite that comes in its own drawstring bag. The beauty of it is, having no poles, it quite literally can fit in your pocket and what’s more, it flies really easily – I’m surprised the skies over Haslemere aren’t full of them !

Why do children love our toys – We are under no illusion, most children wouldn’t choose to come here to spend their pocket money, there is another toy shop in town that is far more appealing to a child, and we can totally see the appeal. But wooden toys are toys that you grow to love, they are generally here to stay and become old faithfuls. As for the craft and activity kits we sell, we hope children like them for the content the kit has, the skills they encourage and the end product they achieve.

Do children ever test the toys – We have play table in the shop where children can sit and play while their parents shop. We keep it stocked with varied toys that we sell and it gives us good insights into what the children think of the toys. Right now we have Water Magic books from Galt (£5.95) and Reusable Puffy Sticker sets from Melissa & Doug (£3.45) as well as the Doorbell House. Other toys that we’ve had there are Melissa & Doug’s Latches Board (£17.95) and Beginner Pattern Blocks (£19.95) which are both brilliant toys and it’s only by seeing the children play with them we have realised their full play value.

What do I love about living in Haslemere – Living in Haslemere I love the beautiful countryside we are surrounded by and the fact that an hour in one direction and you are by the sea and an hour the other way and you are in London. I also love the sense of community and I think having the shop increases this for us, we have lots of wonderful, loyal and supportive customers, we have watched families grow up and have lots of customers we share a good chat with.

What does 2015 have in store for P & P – As the new year gets under way, I am starting the search for new products and stock for the shop, which is always exciting as well as frustrating as I have to be realistic and remember the size of the shop, we really can’t stock everything! I am also continually on the lookout for new items that I can add to the range of hand painted goods and at this time of year I like to add new designs. We are also going to spruce up the outside of the shop up this year, being on the main road the white paintwork really does take some abuse. As it is part of the house, we are very limited on what we can do to make the shop look like a shop, large plate glass windows just wouldn’t be in character with the house. Hopefully once people come inside they like what they see.

On a final note, it’s no secret that times are very difficult for small, independent retailers, not only do we have to share the market with the large multiples but more increasingly with the internet. Basically we can not compete, but instead we need to find a way to evolve our businesses, supplying products that customers want to buy “hands on” and at realistic high street prices. At Past & Present we would not be the business we are without the very loyal support of our customers, so huge thank you to you all. And on a personal note, Past & Present wouldn’t be what it is without mum / Jackie / the lady in the shop, she is the face of Past & Present and a tremendous support within a very busy home / work environment, thank you.

Website: http://www.pastpresenttoys.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pastandpresenttoys

Address: Hindhead Road, Shottermill, Halsemere, Surrey, GU27 1LH

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) Child Children Family Hand Painted Haslemere History Nostalgia Past Past and Present Present Toy Toy shop Toys Wooden Toys http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2015/1/haslemere-toys Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:39:06 GMT
Ekins Family : Claremont Gardens Autumn Shoot http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2014/12/ekins-family-claremont-gardens-family-photography Three boys, one poorly but happy little girl and four adults (of which some may or may not have had a rather heavy night) meant this family shoot was high energy, exahusting, and oh so fun. Considering all the elements, I think we got away lightly with only a couple of little sulks!

I love Claremont Gardens, just outside Esher. There is so much scope for family portraits and plenty for the kids to do, from skittles to finding the hidden animals.

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) Boo Face Kerry Jordan child children claremont gardents esher family haslemere kids lifestyle photographer photography portrait portraits surrey sussex http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2014/12/ekins-family-claremont-gardens-family-photography Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:46:42 GMT
Thames Ditton Portraits: Wealran Family http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2014/12/thames-ditton-portraits-wealran-family Yes, the weather can be unpredictable in Autumn, but I'll take this time of the year anytime. My absolute favourite kind of light is when the sun is low and the shadows are long. We had a little walk round the local area, before popping back to the family home and the two gorgeous kittens. This is where little H really turned on the charm! He was so relaxed in his own space, chattering away about his favorite toys and coming up with ideas for fun things to do (although not sure how Mum felt about being pushed around on a toy trolly!).

 

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) child family haslemere lifestyle photographer photography portrait portraits surrey sussex http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2014/12/thames-ditton-portraits-wealran-family Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:45:00 GMT
Haslemere Photography: Christmas Promotion http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2014/12/haslemere-photography-christmas-promotion A little gift from me to you x

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) Christmas Family photography Haslemere Surrey Sussex children family kids promotion vouchers http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2014/12/haslemere-photography-christmas-promotion Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:25:46 GMT
Milland Family Portraits: The Beattie Family http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2014/11/milland-family-portraits-the-beattie-family It's not often a shoot get rained off, but the day the Beattie family were due to have a Boo Face session it was pretty torrential! Sometimes it just works out for the best though, as check out the gorgeous Autumn light we got the next day! The boys were awesome, proper full on boys; running, jumping, laughing, tussling - and the parents were just as energetic, totally up for anything! I left the shoot filty after a leaf fight and exhausted but oh so happy. :D

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hello@booface.co.uk (Boo Face {Children & Family Photographer, Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire}) autumn child children family haslemere lifestyle midhurst milland photographer photography portrait portraits surrey sussex west sussex http://www.booface.co.uk/blog/2014/11/milland-family-portraits-the-beattie-family Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:38:59 GMT