Author archives: Nell Dunn

  • Park Life

  • I love to close my eyes, turn my face to the sun and feel the warmth and light on my eyelids… such a simple movement which brings such a feeling of wellbeing. We never know how long the sunny days will last so we’ve been making the most of them. We had breakfast in the garden (with dew on the gra[...]
  • Perfectly Imperfect

  • Our family is perfectly imperfect or possibly imperfectly perfect… from the outside it may seem complicated… but from the inside it’s simple. Here’s the aunties playing with their niece and nephew...(there was quite a bit of pretending to be animals - I'm sure you'll spot the tigers and elephant![...]
  • Miss-matched pjs and unbrushed hair

  • The girls were delighted that their London cousins made an unexpected, but extremely welcome, visit to Cumbria this weekend. They haven’t seen each other since the summer but within a few minutes it’s like it was yesterday. I thought I’d photograph a few moments from their morning together. There[...]
  • Nothing is ever black and white...

  • ... apart from for me, at the moment! I have a confession...I have an obsession that I need to share. I’m in love with taking black and white photos. I’m in love with the different moods that can be created, I’m in love with how images automatically feel timeless and nostalgic and I’m in love [...]
  • A letter to me

  • It's interesting how something becomes a tradition… how many times do we need to repeat something for it to become one? There’s no better time of year for them. They are everywhere. For our family the one tradition I love is reading ’Twas the Night Before Christmas every Christmas Eve (my mum sta[...]
  • Love, Sprinkles and Matches

  • A couple of days before Christmas I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Colin, Suzanne, Ben and Jack. They’d ask me to capture their story as a gift for Christmas. They live in the States but were home to visit Colin’s family. We’d planned to do it in the Lakes but the weather wasn’t on[...]
  • Launch of mini 'your story' sessions

  • Hello. I don’t know about you but I’m so pleased it’s the weekend! I’ve decided to launch a new offer through December. I’m going to trial mini ‘your story’ sessions. For £50 you’ll get: 30 minutes shoot on location (I’m happy to travel but for anything beyond a 15 mile radius of Carlisle, Cu[...]
  • The little things...

  • Sometimes it’s good to take time to appreciate the little things. The things that often go unnoticed or hurried along because we need to get out the house. Keeping a photo diary of my day has made me slow down and take time to notice the smallest details. Our day started with a catch up from l[...]
  • The Sherlocks

  • “You are small aren’t you?” “Yes I am Lexie” “But you can still talk can’t you?” This is how my walk around Talkin Tarn begins with Emma, Bobby, Sebastian and, of course, Lexie. Emma wanted me to capture some pictures of her beautiful family. We had lots of laughs, a couple of wee stops [...]
  • Welcome Home

  • I don’t know about you, but for me, the first coffee of the day is, without doubt, the best. It’s sacred. I have to make it just the way I like — my favourite mug (I swear coffee tastes different in different mugs) and milk in first (I never make it any other way). Often I’m joined by my eldest d[...]
  • If you go down to the woods today...

  • I don’t think there is a better time of year to go for a walk in the woods — the beautiful colours, the low sun peeping through the trees and the clear skies. This week we’ve been blessed with a number of ‘idyllic’ days like this and it’s wonderful to share them with dear friends. [...]