My studio has been doubled in size and it has given me so much more space to move around. This has made a huge difference for shoots like newborn and Cake Smash as they require several set up throughout the session. I can now have two separate set ups ready to go. We have incorporated a changing area too for my Maternity and Fine Art clients to change behind. I have usb charger points for clients too as well as the baby changing unit, bottle warmers, tea, coffee and drinks area and comfortable seating too. My props are easy to view and access too so clients can see what is on offer. Parking is directly outside the door which is perfect for disabled access too.
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.. .
A little sneak peek from this years Xmas Mini Shoots. I tried to keep props fairly simple this year. I have a mini wooden sleigh, a white crate, some giant fur cones, a stick tree and lots of Santa's hats of course. For the babies I have a lovely 'Santa' tub, great for popping them in and perfect to tuck up next to big brother or sister.
My aim is to create beautiful photographs during your Newborn Session that you will treasure forever. To do this I always invite parents to bring along any special items to the shoot. They are often items like a beautiful blanket that Nanny has crocheted, or an old teddy which was once Mummy's favourite. Sometimes the items can be larger, like this stunning 'toy' car that Mummy and Daddy bought for his nursery. These extra special elements make the Newborn Session unique and personal to that family.
As a Newborn Photographer it is important to always be producing new and creative images. One of the ways I do this is by introducing new props. My latest prop is an absolutely adorable hand made 'hot air balloon' . This prop is so versatile as it is a perfect for little boys or girls as I've used neutral colours and looks fabulous with any number of different coloured backdrops. The hot air balloon can be personalised with that crocheted blanket or hat knitted by Nanna, or with the beautiful soft toy gift too.
Now that I have my new shelves in place in my studio I spent today having a big sort out of all my baskets, buckets, props, blankets, wraps, props, hats, hair pieces and accessories.
This gorgeous little boy was 10 days old when his Mummy and Daddy brought him in for his newborn photo shoot. As you can see I just had to have a cuddle, I couldn't resist. This little mans parents were just so lovely and relaxed as this is not their first baby, so even though he was insisting on trying to stay awake to watch the goings on, and didn't really want to curl up as much as newborn babies do in the first week, we still had fun and I got some beautiful photographs for his Mummy and Daddy to treasure forever.
Baby was a little unsettled for the first half of the shoot, so photographing baby with Mummy and Daddy initially worked really well as I was still able to get those precious shots whilst baby was being settled.
So lovely to get some 'New Daddy' photographs with baby. I hoped to capture the absolute love and awe that was evident in his face.