Entries by lauren

The Studio

I am so excited to showcase my new photography studio! I’ve spent many years renting commercially, which has been lovely but it has always been my dream to work close to home. After lots of research I decided to invest in a bespoke cabin built by Cabin Master UK. The team did a fantastic job of making my dream a reality and very quickly my beautiful new studio was built. My new commute was walking to the bottom of the garden. The studio is a lovely size, filled with beautiful props and a cosy client area with soft seating, coffee making facilities and snacks. (Every parent needs snacks, right?) Clients […]

Sleep. Grow. Decorate. The Theme is Wanderlust.

I feel like it was just yesterday when I was blogging about Cole becoming a big brother, but now here I am with a 9-year-old and 2-year-old and man, I don’t even know how that happened! Seriously, where have the last 2 years gone?! This is a fact that fills me with a strange sense of sadness. Carter is definitely our last baby – he completes our family in ways I could never have imagined – but I think it’s the realisation that I no longer have a tiny baby, nor will I ever have a teeny, cuddly newborn again, that just makes me feel a bit nostalgic. Now, I […]

Mountain Buggy Bag Rider: Revolutionising Family Travel

I think the title says it all! Really – I could just post the title and leave it at that. But, if I did that, then I wouldn’t get to share our experience with Mountain Buggy’s newest product ‘The Bagrider’. It’s no secret that our family loves travelling, be it near or far, but I must admit that we do have a lot of love for our long-haul holidays. Sure, they can be more stressful, but we’ve gained lots of experience (and maybe even a little wisdom) when it comes to planning ahead. Let’s face it, travelling is stressful – for anyone. Travelling with a young family can often be […]

Mama Murphy’s Top 10 Tips For Surviving Travel With A Toddler

Call me crazy, but I love to travel with my young family. I want my boys to see as much of the world as they can. All my favourite memories are from our family holidays hence why I’m always looking for the next adventure. When Cole, our 9-year-old, was younger we waited until he was nearly 3 before attempting a long-haul flight but this time around I’m much more relaxed and in the YOLO stage of life so I decided to start travelling long haul when Carter – now 23 months – was 10 months old. With 3 long haul holidays under our belt in the last 11 months, each […]

Baby & Toddler Travel Essentials: Splash About UK

As a family we spend most of our lives next to a swimming pool, with my eldest son Cole being in a competitive swim club from age 8, it’s no surprise that we would love our youngest son Carter to follow in his big brother’s footsteps and develop a passion for swimming too. Carter (23months) is a completely different kettle of fish, he’s a little more hesitant when it comes to new experiences so it was really important for us to plan ahead for our big trip to Mexico. Packing for a toddler is no mean feat but luckily, we have lots of experience flying long haul and each year […]

Age gap love…

When my first Son Cole was born in March 2009 I thought my heart would explode with love… Every parent will remember that gush of love you feel for your new baby and how your life changes so suddenly that you forget what you ever did with your time pre-baby, your baby becomes your entire life. We spent the next 7 years as a family of 3, an unbreakable trio who took on the world making the most incredible memories along the way. Quite often people would ask me if I was going to have another baby and my answer was always “Not yet” Quite honestly I would have been […]

Timeless Newborn Photography…

Having a baby is one of the most exciting, special and sometimes scariest things you will ever do in your life. At Lauren Murphy Photography my aim is to capture those beautiful little features and special first days of your baby’s life with stunning photography in a cosy and calming environment. Time flies by so quickly and before you know it your baby is crawling, walking and talking. Newborn photographs will be something you will truly treasure forever. All newborn photo sessions are carried out at my professional and cosy photography studio in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. The studio is within easy reach of Glasgow and Lanarkshire. You can relax in comfort […]

You CAN have your cake and eat it….

The question on everyone’s lips is “What exactly is a Cake Smash?” “Are babies given a cake just to smash it up?” Well the short answer is YES, a Cake Smash Photo Session is when babies visit a photography studio to celebrate their birthday’s in style with a fun and interactive Cake Smash Photo Shoot, but for me Cake Smash isn’t ‘just’ about babies eating cakes, they are simply a celebration of that baby’s first year in life. Who doesn’t want to scream and shout about how adorable, clever and cute their baby is on their first birthday and show them off in beautiful, professional photographs to mark the occasion? […]

Training Galore…

As a professional photographer continuous professional development is key to becoming a skilled, safe photographer. To build on my experience and skills I will be hosting and taking part in world class training in the next few months, not only do I know it will help me grow and progress as a photographer, it is my dream to train alongside the worlds best newborn, outdoor and portrait photographers. I will be hosting the following workshops from my studio: October 2015: Fine Art Portrait Course with Gary Hill and Cass Davies from the ‘Just Pose Training Team’ http://www.justposetraining.co.uk Colour and Light Outdoor Photography Course with Nina Mace: http://www.ninamacephotography.com/colour/ January 2016: Advanced Newborn Workshop […]

In the Press…

Lauren Murphy Photography in National Press! Last month I was approached by an editor from the Daily Mail online who wanted to feature my smash and splash photo-shoots! I am really pleased with the article and think it really captures the fun and creative moments that the babies experience at their cake smash photo-shoots. Hope you enjoy reading! Click to read the Article Here