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Staying Home with the Kids: The Coronavirus Lockdown Survival Guide

Staying Home with the Kids: The Coronavirus Lockdown Survival Guide

If you’re stuck with kids at home due to self-isolation, embracing social distrancing, or because you’re on a COVID-19 lockdown, I know it can be difficult and frustrating. As someone who’s been home educating my 9 year old son since the he was 4 while also running a business, I know a thing or two about managing a child at home with stayng sane. Hopefully this little guide will help you stay sane, too.

Speaking at Phlock Live + Spotlight Exhibition

Speaking at Phlock Live + Spotlight Exhibition

Last year I was approached to speak at Phlock Live, the newest and the largest European conference for female photographers created by the sisters Laura and Sarah Wood and of course I said “yes!” instantly! A whole host of internationally published and critically acclaimed female photographers from all over the world will be speaking alongside me to bring you the best development and growth opportunity for your photography and your business.

The event is happening in Manchester at the Midland Hotel from 20-22 March 2020 and the tickets are selling fast, so if you’re interested in attending, either for the whole 3 days or just for a couple of classes, go and book your tickets over at Phlock website. Until February 24th you can also use ANTONINA15 at checkout for 15% off any ticket type. There are a limited number of tickets and once they’re gone, they’re gone so make sure you secure yours.

Moving to Mars at the Design Museum

Moving to Mars at the Design Museum

On Monday we visited Moving to Mars over at the Design Museum in London (it’s on until 24th February, do try to catch it before it ends). ⁠
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It was a beautiful multi-sensory exhibition and it was cool to see both the history and the future of exploration of Mars, including stepping into an inflatable Mars pod and seeing and hearing Martian storms rage outside.

2020, a decade as a family photographer, and a new brand!

2020, a decade as a family photographer, and a new brand!

So it’s a new decade – and a doubly new decade in my quarters. 2020 marks 10 years since I became a full-time family photographer (wait, what!?) I actually thought I’d missed it as I’d started photographing a couple of years before that while...
Portrait of Britain

Portrait of Britain

I took this photograph a year ago today at People’s Vote March. Yesterday, once again, I marched with over one million people in London for People’s Vote. Then, as now, this image of father and daughter, tired and frustrated with the current state of affairs, wanting their voice to be heard, is what Britain looks to me right now. That’s why earlier this year I submitted this image for the Portrait of Britain award, and I’m so thrilled that the judges saw what I saw too and shortlisted it among 200 other amazing photographs.

Interviewed for The Family Photographer podcast!

Interviewed for The Family Photographer podcast!

I’m so excited for this – my interview with The Family Photographer podcast is out! Jenny Stein and I chat about  many different things, from how I got into photography and what it means to me, how I photograph families and what I want them to see in the photos I take, how to get brave and get into photos with your kids, and lots of other random things our conversation took us to! Find it wherever you listen to podcasts – or click this link to listen to it.