Those brief moments...

“Because it is occasionally possible, just for brief moments, to find the words that will unlock the doors of all those many mansions inside the head and express something - perhaps not much, just something {...}
Something of the inaudible music that moves us along in our bodies from moment to moment like water in a river.
Something of the spirit of the snowflake in the water of the river.
Something of the duplicity and the relativity and the merely fleeting quality of all this.
Something of the almighty importance of it and something of the utter meaninglessness.
And when words can manage something of this, and manage it in a moment, of time, and in that same moment, make out of it all the vital signature of a human being - not of an atom, or of a geometrical diagram, or of a heap of lenses - but a human being, we call it poetry.” Ted Hughes

Brief moments and human love // portrait sessions from £250

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Fleeting moments...

“To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.” — Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection

Capturing those fleeting moments from £250 with alexandradao.com

I would love to hear from you…. 07875 195876 or hello@alexandradao.com

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Summer photo sessions...

“Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” // Henry Miller

Capturing your moments this summer: birthdays, parties, anniversaries, holidays, any occasion // summer sessions starting at £250

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If you go down to the woods today...

Each season has a colour, a smell, a sound, a feeling. The end of April and into the first week of May is typically bluebell season. I was in Emmetts Garden in Kent running mini photos sessions in their bluebell woods this last weekend. Perfect and affordable gifts - the sessions were for a maximum of 3 siblings and cost £97 for 30 minutes giving you 6 fully edited high resolution images. I am running a similar set up in the lavender fields of Kent this July - please email me to register interest.

The strongest ties..

Invisible threads are the strongest ties //Friedrich Nietzsche

Last Sunday's delightful afternoon with Hannah and her gorgeous brood...

If you are interested in family photo sessions, whatever the occasion, whether it's a 1st birthday party, a golden wedding anniversary, an engagement, a wedding, or for no reason whatsoever other than capturing a moment in time, a day, the light, a smell, a colour, a feeling, an age, a look:  all the things in which our memories are stored.. then please call me to find out more! 07875 195876

Human love

“A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” Graham Greene

Family photo sessions at a location that you love, or in your home...

If you'd like to arrange a session for your own family, then please get in touch via my contact form and I can send you more information. Or give me a call on 07875 195876 if you'd like to chat things through..

Home is a feeling

Wonderful afternoon photographing these lovelies

**Summer family photo sessions still available - please call for availability and pricing**

I have to share this very sweet endorsement from Sunday if anyone is considering booking pics with me:

"Alex was a pleasure to work with. We haven't a huge amount of spare time and aren't a family that usually enjoy having our photos taken. Alex completely exceeded our expectations - she was quick, thoughtful, didn't make us feel awkward or uncomfortable and most importantly worked around our crazy schedules by coming to our house. She followed the kids round and just let them be them. The results are fabulous and capture exactly who we are as a family. I couldn't recommend her more highly! Love her and love her pictures - perfect!" Laura