I am excited to tell you that I have been asked to be the professional photographer for the New Youth Theatre Essex. I am so happy to have been asked as I have never done anything like this before and it’s wonderful to be a part of something so exciting.

These wonderful drama classes are run by the very talented Andrea and Natalie who have a wealth of experience in performing arts. They are so passionate about the shows that they put on for the community to enjoy and give all the children taking part a wonderful opportunity and the experience of being on stage.

Children can join their weekly term time classes where they will rehearse for a show which will performed at the end of each term. The skills the children learn from doing these classes are dancing, singing, and acting as well as a chance to make great friends and grow in confidence; which for young children these days is so important. Andrea also run classes at a local school as an after school club and offer entertainment for birthday parties.

There is a choice of three locations for these classes and if you would like your little one to give it a go, why not book in for a free taster?

Click here to go through to their website or

click here for their Facebook page.

Below are just a few of the images I took from their most recent production: The Jungle Book: performed just before Christmas.

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I LOVE Christmas! Yes, I am one of those people who puts her Christmas tree up on the 1st December and yes, I am one of those people who celebrates the festive build up all month long, I love glitter and tinsel and fairy lights and mulled wine, I love the lot. It’s such a wonderful time to spend with friends and family and a good opportunity to give a wonderful meaningful gift to  a loved one.

With this in mind, I am once again offering my Christmas Mini Sessions. These sessions are perfect for Christmas cards or as a gift for your family and friends. They also offer great value as a way to get a beautiful portrait of your little ones without having the cost of a full photo shoot.

Below is all the information you need. Further dates might be added, subject to demand.


  • Saturday 17th November


  • £85

Whats included

  • 45 minute session only
  • Online private gallery
  • 5 edited images of your choice (emailed to you)
  • The chance to purchase extra images from your session

At the time of booking I will need to take a £45 deposit to secure your slot and this will be deducted from the final amount to be paid a week before your session by bank transfer or cash on the day.

If you have any questions or would like to book your slot, please email me at info@karenellingford.co.uk

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Ohhh I love this time of year I really do. This is my favourite time of year to shoot as the colours are amazing and a perfect backdrop for your family photos.

I will be holding Autumn Mini Sessions on two dates, giving you the chance to get some wonderful images of your family or little ones without having to pay the full session price.

Below are all the details:

Price £85

The price includes –

  • My time at your session
  • My time and skill to edit a selection of your images
  • A private online gallery for you to view your edited images
  • 5 edited high resolution digital images of your choice emailed to you with a licence to print
  • The chance to purchase any extra images if you wish to do so.

Dates – Sunday 14th October and Sunday 28th October

Location – One Tree Hill/Weald Country Park

You will be given a 45 minute slot – this is a strict time slot as I will have only 15 minutes between each client

Slots start from 10.00am and the final session will be 15:45

A £45 non-refundable deposit will need to be taken at the time of booking to secure your date and time.

If you would like to book in a slot or if you have any questions at all, please email me at info@karenellingford.co.uk.

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How has this time of year come around so fast again!! Its very nearly time for my Bluebell Mini Sessions and I cannot wait as I love this time of year.

Now I put it out there a good few weeks back about these mini sessions and had loads of bookings from that post and because of that, I wont be offering a set date like I normally do as I am already fully booked for the slots I had.

However if you would like to book in for a Mini Bluebell Session please do get in touch by either emailing me on my FB business page click here, or you can email me at klouphotography@hotmail.com

At the time of booking a £45 deposit to secure your date and time slot will need to be taken and the remaining balance will need to be paid in cash on the day of your shoot (Total price is £85)

To all those that have booked in with me or shown interest, I will be emailing you over the next few days with all the details.

Have a wonderful Thursday x


I am the worlds worst for getting in photos. I love being behind the camera, but not so much in front of it! However, I know just how important it is to capture special memories with my girls, so I make a real effort to do just that.

I am offering “Mummy’s Memories Mini Shoots”. These sessions are a perfect gift for any Mum, of any age. Gift vouchers towards a shoot are also available to purchase and these can go towards the Bluebell Mini Shoots I have coming up or a full session with me anytime this year.

All the details are below, but if you would like any more information or would like to book in with me please email me at info@karenellingford.co.uk

Now for the fun competition part! I am offering one lucky person a chance to win a FREE “Mummy’s Memories Mini Shoot” with me. All you need to do to be with in a chance of winning, is email me at info@karenellingford.co.uk to let me know why you would love to win the FREE shoot. Entries close at 6pm on Wednesday the 21st February with the winner being announced at 8pm that evening.  GOOD LUCK GUYS.

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