Juggling Act…

I got my 2019 diary today! Its amazing, so clean and sparkly – (rose gold of course) The same day I got it I made a decision.

Actually its something I have been thinking about for a while, but you know when you get a new diary and its like a whole new chapter? No? Just me then!

For the last 2.5 years I have been trying to balance my life and split myself between my Children, my Husband, my friends & relatives, my dog, my house and my photography business. Of course there’s no way I could carry on like this and still be an amazing breath of fresh air to everyone who crosses my path *cough cough* 

I have been trying to keep on top of everything by staying up most nights until midnight / 1am,  and with my three year old not being the best sleeper in the world (to put it mildly) I look and feel about 90 years old! Which is fine if you are 90 🙂 

I think my Husband has forgotten what I look like (which I’m not convinced is a bad thing! ) My 6 year old is in school all week and my 3 year old starts next September so weekends will be even more valuable.  They are growing so so fast that I  don’t want to miss anything. I don’t want to tell them “not now” when they ask if I will play soggy doggy with them, or if I will watch them ride their bikes at the park.

I am so grateful to have such a busy, successful photography business and I cant imagine ever doing anything else. I am still so overwhelmed by how lucky I am to have found something I love. But for now I need to slow down, I will never get this time back with my littlies.

I am by no means downing tools. I wouldn’t know what to do with myself! But I am going to limit my sessions. I think this is necessary not only for my family and my health, but I owe it to you to do my absolute best for you in every way. Just in the last 14 days I have shot 7 photoshoots and not forgetting all the behind the scene bits (preparing for sessions, editing, correspondence, work on my website / social media, ordering stationary and USB’s / albums etc) 

So from 2019 I will be reducing my sessions to a maximum of 4 sessions per month. I am already fully booked up to February next year, but I can now take bookings from March onwards. Weekend sessions will still be available, but limited. 

This will hopefully mean that I can be there for my children (and husband bless him!) whilst continuing to give you, my lovely clients,  the best service ever – maybe even without my suitcase sized eye bags!

I really hope you understand. I am sure once September 2019 comes around my Husband and Children will be sick of the sight of me and kicking me out of the house! 

Thanks for reading, I’ll leave you with a photo of my children, just because! 

Vicki xxx

Photoshoot Southend










Essex Photoshoot

Don’t Say Cheeeeeese! Children’s Photo Session Leigh On Sea

Don’t Say Cheeeeeese!

My aim is to achieve natural portraits of your children.

Lets book a photoshoot for the kids they said…. It’ll be great they said…..

Studio Photography Leigh On Sea

We have all been there! We’ve all taken our little angels to the hairdressers or attempted to stick down that one sticky uppy bit of hair ourselves,  cleaned their ears while they scream like a banshee and wriggle around while you try to keep them still with one hand, washed and ironed their new outfit (x3) but obviously not let them wear them until the very last second because (obviously) they will throw a cup of blackcurrant all over themselves. And that’s without the bribery! If you are good you can have (delete where necessary) a trip to the park / a McDonalds /a unicorn /  an all inclusive trip to Disneyland ……

Baby Studio Southend

Sitters Portrait Leigh On Sea

But, the one I hear all the time- Say Cheeeeeeese. Queue small child looking up with their best Chandler Bing / Constipated smile and you know what? These ones barely ever make my culling process.

Southend On Sea Photo Shoot

Childrens Photoshoot Essex

When you come to Perfect Little Pixels studio, I want you to have a lovely time. I want you ( that’s you Mum and Dad) to sit on my sofa and ‘Chillax’ (my gosh I’m sooo cool) and do what all couples do when they get an hour or so to themselves…. go on Facebook!

Just ignore me while I sing (sorry) play peekaboo, tell bad jokes and ask your little ones who has the smelliest feet. Let me worry about capturing their personalities and getting natural smiles. If I need to, I’ll ask for some assistance ** Warning, assisting me does sometimes mean making crazy monkey noises or pretending I’ve thrown something at your head, so think carefully before volunteering, my aim is terrible**

Children's Photo Session Leigh On Sea

Sitter Photoshoot Eastwood Essex

So really all you need to do is make sure you arrive with your children, because that really helps, and ill do the rest. Oh and your phone so you can update your status with “Having THE best time at the photoshoot, it is not at all stressful or boring in any way whatsoever, and Vicki is AMAZING” …..Worth a try right?

My style is natural and fun which I hope shows through my work. I love a challenge, and if you don’t think your little one will perform or behave enough for a session, please don’t worry, its normal to have nerves and its up to me to capture some beautiful images of your gorgeous little ones.

Leigh On Sea Baby Photography

So, all you need to do now is click the link below, pop me a message and ill get you booked in! Oh, and don’t forget to charge your phone 🙂 I look forward to speaking to you. Vicki xx