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'Image of the Day' Award from The Guild of Professional Photographers.

Today I am so excited to have achieved the’Image of the day’ award form The Guild of Photographers.

The concept:

When Judith from Judith Stewart Photography envisioned her idea, she knew exactly the type of models she needed to make it work! 🐺

“I knew I was looking for a 'wild' child, bare foot, loose hair, not smiling and a large dog which knew the child.

The image I had in mind had been inspired by the old Charles Burton Barber images from Victorian times 1845- 1894 featuring little girls and large dogs in the warm tones. I wanted to reflect the painterly feel in the images too.

Other influences were the 'Game of Thrones' and the big battle scene in the film 'Twilight', where you can see the protective element and bond of the wolf and young girl Renesmee.

This little girl had particularly piercing blue eyes and with the wild blonde hair, this all lent itself so well to what I had envisaged. I didn't want a smile, but I did want them to both look at me, so some well timed 'cat noises' helped.

I used one light, a 120cm Octobox and a reflector on the other side. I was using flash, so 1/200 sec, ISO 100, at F9 to ensure dogs eyes, nose and child were all in focus."

Beautiful. Thanks for giving us an insight into your image Judith!

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The Whole Smashing Story

What is Cake Smash I hear you ask?

Cake Smash is a type of studio based photoshoot which has taken the UK by storm. Cake Smash is the new fun and messy way to capture those all important Birthday Milestones, namely babies 1st Birthday. We simple let your one-year-old loose with their own birthday cake and the I captures the carnage, the smiles, and the giggles as a fun and memorable keepsake.

However Cake Smashes have proven so popular that it is now being taken up by all ages as a fabulously fun way of capturing milestone birthdays, including 21st, 30th, 40th and 50th birthdays too..

When you book a Cake Smash with me you simply choose your theme or colour scheme and I do the rest.

Once you are booked we order your matching Giant Cup Cake or Naked Cake from Professional Cake Makers, Dreamy Cakes of Uckfield, special dietary requirements can usually be catered for.

I have lots of props including bird cages, crates, giant tissue pom poms, balloons, cake stands, large wooden letters, flowers, lot of different types of bunting, fabrics, soft toy props for themed set ups like Peter Rabbit or Winnie the Pooh and many many more.. but if you would like something I don’t have, just ask, and I will always see what I can do.

I also have age one outfits available although I always advise parents to bring an alternative just in case mine is not suitable on the day.

After all the fun of cake smashing I provide a mini bubble bath in a tin bath to help little ones get cleaned up but also giving us another opportunity to grab some more super lovely photos in the process.

Take a look through my cake smash galleries for ideas about what you might like to book, if you can’t see what you fancy, simply message and we can have fun planning a new set up.

New Session Available - Back to School

I have a NEW SESSION available called 'Back To School' . This is a wonderful way to capture the 'Back to School' milestone, whether it is for their first day at school, or the first day in a new form. Each edit is personalised to make is super special and memorable. 

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A tailored approach...

When a client books in with me I always encourage them to take at look on my website, Pinterest and the internet in general so they can let me know what kinds of photographs they absolutely love so I can tailor their photo shoot to best suit their tastes. This client loved a flower garland photograph she had seen on the internet... so that's what we did.. .