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Tiger Lodge, Port Lympne Animal Reserve

Tiger Lodge Port Lympne Animal Reserve – Aspinall Foundation

 

UPDATE: Check out todays (21st August 2017) Metro Newspaper who have published my images!

I was looking forward to visiting Tiger Lodge, but I had no idea how much I would LOVE photographing these amazing animals.

We visited with the rhino’s first and I was able to feed the mumma rhino protein balls, fruit + veg. She was gorgeous and so gentle. All her teeth are at the back of her mouth so I was completely at ease feeding her. These beautiful animals emit a high pitched squeak – this is how they communicate, which was so adorable. The keeper was able to call another family of rhino’s down from the top of a huge enclosure, just by calling their names – goes to show how intelligent these rhinos are.

We also went out to meet Cillian the Giraffe. He came over very happily as soon as he heard a bucket of peanuts being shook – I can relate. We fed him leafy branches which he gladly took from us hanging out the side of the 4 x 4. I was in absolute awe of the graceful way he moved.

Tiger Lodge is stunning, the expensive decor is earthy, natural and personally chosen by Damien Aspinall, the owner of Port Lympne Animal Reserve. The large window looking out to the Siberian Tiger enclosure is the main feature of the room and we were all immediately drawn to it. Off to the left of the window we spotted one of the two tigers having a snooze in the grass. We later found out this was Tugar the male tiger. Ingrid the tigress was not to be seen yet. Though later that evening she made a dramatic entrance.

After an amazing meal in the pizza restaurant, Babydolls (named after the oldest Gorilla at the animal reserve) we returned to the lodge to find Tugar sitting right outside the bedroom window. Though he had his back to us he was an impressive beast. Suddenly, my daughter, Lena spotted Ingrid the female, who stalked straight up to Tugar (affectionally nicknamed Tugs) and promptly lashed out with her front paw. Tugar avoided the blow and Ingrid stalked off. It was a little scary and we wondered why she was not happy with him. We later found out that she had a bad tooth and had been quite short tempered with him lately. Girl, I feel you, toothache is no fun.

Tugar and Ingrid have actually been together for many years and have had cubs together. Cubs Roza and Zaria were moved to another collection to ensure the survival of their species and promote breeding.

The next morning one of the keepers came to see us and I watched as Ingrid ran towards the glass and peered in to find him. She tracks him as she knows he brings her food. Both tigers then spent a long time right in front of us, and we were able to take some beautiful photo’s of them. It seems they had made up after their disagreement from the night before and I captured them affectionately rubbing their faces together.

I was not sure how I felt about watching animals in captivity.  I expressed this to one of the keepers who agreed she used to feel the same. The majority of the animals at the Aspinall foundation are endangered, it is vital to their survival that these animals breed pairs that are good genetically, because they want to keep as many genes going as possible. Reassuringly the enclosures I saw were huge, Port Lympne is a 600 acre site.

Do not hesitate to go and visit this amazing animal reserve, you will not regret it.  Here are a few (!) of the photo’s I took. I hope you enjoy them.

To see all the photo’s head over to my Facebook page.

Laura

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Chloe’s Head Shots for the Oak + the Owl

Chloe’s Head Shots for the Oak + the Owl Oak + Owl, Head Shots, Laura Attwood photography, Chloe’s

I was delighted to meet Chloe and her pup Poppy to shoot head shots for Chloe’s business the Oak + the Owl Florist. Chloe (with Poppy’s help) runs a very successful florist business in Ockley, near Dorking in Surrey.

Chloe and I connected when she entered my competition to win a free head shot photography shoot.

On the day of the shoot I found her beautiful home purely by accident, tucked away next to Ockley train station. We had a nice warm hug hello under the watchful eye of Poppy and discussed our mutual disdain for posing.

Check out Chloe’s website here and her Instagram account here

Here are a few of my favourite snaps from the shoot. I hope you enjoy x

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To see more headshots, take a look at Dani’s here.

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Alice’s Maternity Boudoir Shoot

Gorgeous Alice. Alice’s Maternity Boudoir Shoot Laura Attwood Photography, Alice + Charlie’s beautiful baby girl, Mila, arrived on 24th April 2017.

Not all women are girly girls and I can relate. When we discussed the maternity shoot, refreshingly Alice preferred a stronger look to her images. I jumped at an opportunity to try something a little different. A maternity boudoir shoot it was!

Alice + Charlie have a beautiful home and whilst Alice was pregnant, Charlie, who is a building contractor, focused all his efforts into extending the rear of the property.

When I came to do the maternity shoot the house was covered in scaffolding and men working hard to finish the house. Charlie did not disappoint! He finished the house with days to spare ready for Alice to crack on with the nesting instinct!

Charlie + Alice’s beautiful baby girl, Mila, arrived on 24th April 2017.

Check out more maternity shoots here and here.

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To see more images on my Instagram, click here.

Alice’s Maternity Boudoir Shoot Laura Attwood Photography, Alice + Charlie’s beautiful baby girl, Mila, arrived on 24th April 2017.

Alice’s Maternity Boudoir Shoot Laura Attwood Photography, Alice + Charlie’s beautiful baby girl, Mila, arrived on 24th April 2017.

Alice’s Maternity Boudoir Shoot Laura Attwood Photography, Alice + Charlie’s beautiful baby girl, Mila, arrived on 24th April 2017.

Alice’s Maternity Boudoir Shoot Laura Attwood Photography, Alice + Charlie’s beautiful baby girl, Mila, arrived on 24th April 2017.

 

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Free Photography Session Offer for International Women’s Day

International Womens Day Offer

International Womens Day Offer

Hello! Free Photography Session Offer  International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day!

To celebrate this wonderful campaign, I would like to help women running their own businesses by offering my services for free.

After a recent cancer diagnosis, I received a lot of love and support from many women around me, which made me realise the importance of showing support to each other, not just personally, but in business too.

So, I am donating a 2 hour photo shoot to capture you doing whatever it is that you do best. I would like to help you show off your business/blog site to the world. I recently did a shoot for small business owner, Dani, (Link here) who runs her own Vintage Tea Party company, the shoot was lots of fun and the images really helped showcase her and her work.

All you need to do is enter your details below, I just need your name, email address + website. A name will be drawn at random and the winner will be announced on 15th March!

To learn more about International Women’s Day, click here.

#BeBoldForChange

 

 

International Women’s Day Offer

Free Photography Session Offer  International Women’s Day

Free Photography Session Offer  International Women’s Day

Free Photography Session Offer  International Women’s Day

Free Photography Session Offer  International Women’s Day

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The Icing on the Cake Headshots

The Icing on the Cake Head Shots Dani afternoon tea

My lovely friend Dani runs a very successful local business, providing vintage afternoon tea catering services for all occasions. Dani and I have worked together at a few events before, so when she approached me to take her head shots I was honoured and happy to help out.

Things I learnt about Dani during our shoot:

  • Dani has extremely white teeth and a gorgeous smile. (Jealous)
  • Dani is a perfectionist, especially where her cakes are concerned. (This can only be a good thing!)
  • And Dani WILL laugh if you shout ‘willies!’ to make her smile.

Check out her website and more on her fantastic vintage afternoon teas (and a few more of my pics) Here!

Here are a selection of my favourite images from the shoot.The Icing on the Cake Head Shots Dani

The Icing on the Cake Head Shots Dani afternoon tea
The Icing on the Cake Head Shots Dani afternoon tea

See Chloe’s head shots here.

Icing on the Cake Head Shots Dani Vintage afternoon tea

The Icing on the Cake Head Shots Dani vintage afternoon tea

The Icing on Cake Head Shots Dani vintage afternoon tea

The Icing on the Cake Head Shots Dani afternoon tea

The Icing the Cake Head Shots Dani vintage afternoon tea

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  • Dani26th February 2017 - 2:48 pm

    Thank you lovely Laura for making me feel totally at ease in front of the camera! “Willies”! Who knew I was a child!
    I’m so happy with the photos – which is something I’d pretty much never thought I’d hear myself say when referring to photos of myself! XxReplyCancel

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