Family Photographer serving Surrey, London

Small but perfectly formed…

by Jo on December 4, 2020

– Small but Perfectly Formed… Shop local this Christmas –


Whilst I get that ‘Amazon Prime’ is super easy, please take time to support your ‘Small but perfectly formed’ local businesses this Christmas.

Amazon are already reporting profits of billions of dollars due to the pandemic. So why not support the people that make up your local community?

Every single one of the businesses included in this directory I know personally and would recommend in a heart beat.  They show up every week and work their socks off with enthusiasm and sheer determination to make their businesses succeed. So please buy local this Christmas!

Massage story gift vouchers – The Peer Massage project

The Peer Massage project Carole McGarth

With all the turmoil and anxiety that has been 2020, why not gift an amazing massage story voucher from Carole McGarth at The Peer Massage project.

Massage story gift vouchers include; a one hour zoom call with Carole where she will introduce you to the simple, yet effective, calming massage strokes and take you all on a relaxing massage journey.  You’ll also receive a CD that includes two massage stories that you can use every night at bedtime. You’ll be giving the gift of calmness, relaxation and positive touch through relaxing massage stories that can be incorporated into bed times routines bringing a true sense of calm and tranquility at the end of a busy day.

There are lots of stories to choose from including;
– A journey to India
– Twinkle twinkle little star
– An African adventure

My Henry really suffered with anxiety this year and Carole’s sessions have been so incredibly calming and brought such a positive influence into our home – I highly recommend these sessions!

You can purchase a ‘Massage Story session’ gift voucher by contacting Carole on 07802 241308 or emailing


100 things to learn before you are 10!

100 things to learn before you're 10

‘100 Things to Learn before you’re 10’ is a parenting book. Drawing on 40 years teaching experience, it explains why every child would benefit from the little extra help it provides during their formation years.

This book is packed with examples, activities, insights and stories. It helps show you how to make sure your children learn the skills they need to get the most out of school and life. Give your child what they really need so that they become happier, more confident and self assured as they learn. They will grow to be well rounded adults!

Wick’d Wax Botanics

Wickd Wax Botanics

Inspired by a passion for plants, these lovingly hand-poured candles are made from a delicate blend of natural mineral wax and the finest organic essential & fragrance oils.  They are 100% Vegan.

Check them out online here:

Millie Makeup

Headshot of a business owner

Professional makeup artist located in Windsor, Berkshire.

Are you getting married in 2021/22? Enquires and bookings are happening now for the upcoming year! Contact me to discuss your plans, ideas and thoughts for your wedding or event. It’s been a tough year for brides to be, parties/events and families. Hair and makeup is such a big part of those events – I know it’s not essential but it plays a lovely part in a wonderful day or night and I love being a part of that!

For me creating great, flawless skin and a beautiful, natural makeup is the best thing – along with a smokey eye, my other favourite thing!

I also offer the following services;

Hair up – Add some glamour to your makeup with a hair up appointment – loose waves, boho hair, braids. From £35

LVL (lash lift & tint) £40 – A lift, curl and tint to your natural lashes. Wonderful for shorter/straight lashes. And great for opening the eye and lifting the lash. Semi permanent. 6-8 weeks.

Brow lamination (plus tint and wax) £40 – A treatment to create fuller, fluffier brows – a semi permanent treatment lasting 6-8 weeks. Great for thinner, brows to give a fuller effect (over plucked or ageing) or for younger brows to achieve a fluffier ‘now’ brow.

121 tutorials – makeup session £50 – 1.5 hours approx.
Do you struggle with any part of your makeup application? Or want to go through your makeup bag and understand what you’re using and how? Book you or your loved one a post lockdown treat.

Headshot sessions – £195
Partnering with Jo Robbens Photography we have had great success providing headshots for women in business to update their photograph and you can purchase here.

*vouchers available


Neal’s Yard Remedies

Neals Yard_Adrienne Shaw

Beautiful, organic and sustainably sourced gifts are all available from Neal’s Yard Remedies consultant, Adrienne Shaw, who is offering all readers 10% off the blue bottle goodies from now until 15th December!

Christmas gifts for budgets big & small as well as bespoke gifts of skincare, bath & shower, essential oils and diffusers can all be found on her website and virtual brochure below.

Contact her for 10% off & help ticking off your list!

Adrienne Shaw
Tel: 07779031909


Body Confidence – Online fitness classes

Body Confidence Coaching

Hi, I’m Justine and I provide women a safe & fun environment to exercise together online & will be launching a 1-1 body confidence coaching programme very soon!

About the classes:
Women have busy lives and generally put everyone first; families and careers always seem to come before our own self care.  I’ve created a programme of 13 zoom fitness classes to work around families and working from home.  With classes at 9:30am, 1pm, 7:30pm, I hope you can find one or two that work in your schedule.  And don’t forget about the 5pm 30-minute stretch class on Friday.  The goal there is to finish your work by 5pm on Friday, stretch with me and put away zoom until Monday morning (unless you want a Saturday morning workout, of course!!)

Pricing: The classes are £7 pay-as-you-go or £25 for unlimited classes in a month.

The first class is always free, so if you’d like to try a class before you purchase a month for yourself or friends/family, please get in touch.

Mob:07811 763226

Gorgeous Personalised Gifts – The Real Deal

The Real Deal

Featuring gorgeous hand-picked gifts all of which can be personalised with either a message or an engraving, if you’re looking for a meaningful gift for a special someone  – or just because – then the gift shop over at the locally based leading UK parenting blog Motherhood: The Real Deal has just what you need.

From watches to keyrings, keepsakes boxes and cufflinks, all gifts are engraved and dispatched within 1 working day of receiving the order.

Shop now:

Tropic skincare and cosmetics (plus Christmas gifts)


Naturally made British skincare free from additives. Suitable for all ages and skin types. Men’s range too. Not tested on animals. Suitable for Vegans, all products are free from alcohol. And they smell amazing. All products bought now can be returned, with free postage, until the end of January. (Opened and unopened).

Online photography courses for creative children

Online Photography Courses for Children

Calling all budding photographers! Gifting a voucher for one of my online photography courses will get them inspired, confident and excited about exploring the world around them.

With a range of different course dates for children aged 8 – 15, they’ll be capturing gorgeous images before they know it.

Check out my online Christmas market for all sorts of photography gift vouchers.


Thank you so much for taking the time to get this far and I hope that you’ve been able to find something to tick off on the Christmas shopping list.

Have a wonderful safe Christmas and new year!



I’m not just a family photographer though. I’m unashamedly passionate. I’m thrilled that you’re here and honestly can’t wait to work with you to create something extra special.

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