Mud, football and funny farts.

Yep I said funny farts and no I don’t mean funny sounding farts I mean farts being funny. Now if you, like me live in a house full of boys you will probably know what I mean. Farts are apparently hilarious, as are any other bodily functions. Why am I mentioning this you may ask, well, I have had a few conversations in the past and they got me thinking.

Let me show you what I mean. So we will go back to the very first one – Picture the scene, school run, youngest in pushchair, older two walking in front.
Lady: What a cute baby, what is it?
Me: A little boy.
Lady: Aww that’s a shame, three boys.
Me: —— (I didn’t know what to say)
Now I can’t remember what random words came out of my mouth but it definitely wasn’t what I should have said or wanted to say.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago.
Picture the scene, school run, youngest in pushchair eldest in front, middle one dragging along behind obviously being pulled back by some extremely heavy force meaning it was impossible to keep up with me.
Lady: wow he is getting big.
Me: Yes he is nearly two.
Lady: Time for another? You may get a little girl this time.
Me: No, no more for me. I have always wanted three and I have three so I am happy.

Now I’m sure neither of these woman set out to offend, upset or any other bad feeling you can think of but why oh why can it not be ok to have just boys. Yes they often look like they have not seen a bath in weeks 10 minutes after getting out of one. They think farts and poo and bums are funny. They talk to me about football and pokemon (both of which I have no clue about) but my boys are my world and I wouldn’t swap them for anything. My eldest is the sweetest, kindest and most caring child I could wish for, my middle child is the most charming, light-hearted little boy who could lift the mood in a room with his beautiful smile and my youngest at just under 2 years old is so smart, funny and gives the best cuddles ever. None of these characteristics make any difference to the fact that they are boys, it’s just who they are. When I look at my boys I see three healthy, thriving children so I don’t understand why it matters what gender they are. I guess the same thing must be said to mums of just girls as well.

I wish people could just see them as children and see the struggle that some parents go through to hold those precious boys or girls in their arms. I have 6 children but only get to watch three of them grow. My other three children were not meant for this Earth and I never got to hold them or kiss their little faces. I am beyond grateful for the three beautiful boys that I get to tuck in to bed at night and celebrate each milestone with. I don’t care that they are all boys, they are all my boys and I love them more than anything in this world and beyond, they are my universe. X

My World

Kelly Hermitage is a specialist Newborn Art and Children’s portrait photographer based in Burton Latimer, Near Kettering, Northamptonshire. If you would like to find out more about my sessions please email

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Waiting For Santa…Christmas Mini Session Experience.

My beautiful props have finally arrived and I have had fun testing them out in the studio today. I am so pleased with the handmade nature of these products, they really give a beautiful and natural finish and are just what I envisioned when I started planning these sessions. Now that the set up is ready it will soon be time to release the Christmas Mini Session slots.


So now I get to share my excitement with you and tell you what this years sessions will be. This year I am not just doing mini sessions, nope I am going one better. This year I will be running Mini Experiences. How is that different? I hear you say, well let me explain and hopefully you will be as excited as I am 🙂

I wanted these sessions to be magical, capturing the real spirit of the festive season so these Mini Experiences will be filled with Christmas Music, festive treats and of course the perfect answer for ticking off those Christmas present lists. After all who doesn’t love a photo.

This years theme will be ‘Waiting For Santa’ with a dress code of Christmas jumpers/Christmas pyjamas.

Each Session will be 20 minutes full of fun and Christmas magic while I capture beautiful images of your children. After your session myself and my trusty Christmas elf will work on your images to make them just perfect and add them to an online gallery for you to view. You will receive 5 high quality digital images (via download from your onlne gallery) to print as many times as you like. I will provide a printing permission letter so you can print wherever you want. There will also be the option to purchase additional printed products through your gallery should you wish.

And that is not all as Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without gifts so I have been talking to Santa and he is kindly sending me a present to give to each child who attends a Christmas Mini Session. Eeeek. I get to be an elf 🙂

Oh and one more thing, as I have now been appointed one of Santa’s trusty messengers he has said that if your children bring along a Christmas letter written to him, I can send them on and he will make sure he sends your children a very special Christmas card. How amazing is that?

So how much will this cost? I hear you say. Your Christmas Mini Session Experience will be just £95 for upto 3 children from the same family. Little ones must be able to sit up unsupported so these sessions are not suitable for really little ones.

These sessions will run over two dates, Saturday 19th November and Sunday 27th November. Slots are limited to 10 per day so these will go fast.

Sessions will be released in three stages-

Saturday 8th October – 8pm – Slots will be released to past clients via email.

Monday 10th October – 8pm – Remaining slots will be released to waiting list clients, you can sign up to the waiting list here

Wednesday 12th October – 8pm – Remaining slots will be released onto my Facebook page.

I hope to welcome you into the studio very soon 🙂

If you have any questions about these Christmas sessions or my bespoke sessions then please feel free to contact me on or send me a message via my Facebook Page.

Kelly x


Kelly Hermitage is a specialist newborn and children’s photographer based in Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

To find out more about my sessions please visit my website

or email me on

You can see some of my latest work on my Facebook Page HERE.

The New Studio

As some of you may know we moved to a new house at the end of last year and with that move meant a new studio for me.

I have finally got around to taking some photos of the new studio to share with you all. I still have a few things to do and there is of course plenty of room for new props 🙂 but here it is my brand new space, I hope you love it as much as I do and look forward to welcoming you inside soon. xx

Studio Collage web

Why choose a home studio?

Well….I want to provide a comfortable and relaxed environment for my clients and to me there is nothing more comfortable than being at home. My studio is warm and comfortable with space for you to sit and watch as your little ones pose in front of the camera and I work my magic behind the camera. Tea and coffee is available and sometimes if I have been shopping I may even have biscuits 🙂

I want you to enjoy your photography experience and to do that you need to feel comfortable so please come in, take a seat and relax. X

Kelly Hermitage is a specialist newborn and children’s photographer based in Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

To find out more about my sessions please visit my website

or email me on

You can see some of my latest work on my Facebook Page HERE.