I think it's very obvious that I LOVE everything about babies and I'm passionate about photographing them. The reason why I do what I do is because of the fascinating and simply mind blowing way in which children develop and fill our lives with so much joy. Capturing that development is really magical.
Now, I firmly believe that a baby has a personality straight from birth, whilst they cannot speak with words, their response to touch, their surroundings and the way they behave can say something about their character. However, when a baby reaches 6-7 months of age and they start to sit, that for me is the moment their personalities really do start to appear and shine through. It's the first moment they learn to be able to do something for themselves without relying on the support of Mummy and Daddy and the huge moment they realise that they can soon starting moving and exploring.
This only happens once, so capturing this milestone is just as important as those newborn weeks.
I recently had Charlie in the studio. I had the pleasure of photographing her when she was only days old so it was great to see her again. Just like my newborn sessions, all the outfits and props are supplied and the session is styled by me, but with parents likes and preferences in mind. In this instance, I had been blessed to have been gifted with some simply stunning new outfits from one of my favourite suppliers, so Charlie was the first to model them for me. We had a selection of floral designs which suited her perfectly.
Now Charlie was naturally very smiley, so I didn't have to work too hard to get them out of her. I will always try very hard to tease them out during a session with singing, beek a boo, bubbles and other silly things. Mum and Dad do get roped in too.
I won't lie though, not every baby is feeling the laughs and the smiles no matter how hard we all try but not all the best images are of smiles.I truly love natural expressions and those images where the eyes just tell a thousand stories. This one right here.
Charlie allowed me to dress her in three different outfits which is typically the number of outfits that I would use. With each outfit, I will also incorporate some props to add an additional bit of style too. That said, my style is all about baby with simple styling without too much fuss.
Through the session Charlie needed a little cuddle and some milk , after all, looking so gorgeous and having a photoshoot is hard work. This is never a problem for me and sometimes I even get a cuddle myself so I am always happy to oblige. The session, as with all of my shoots, is totally led my baby and they run the show. My studio is kept warm and calm so all babies can feel happy and secure in the environment. I will never book more than one session in a day either, so your session will never be rushed.
I am also proud to say, that my Sitter Sessions have received many awards. I am now proud to hold over 25 bronze awards with The Guild Of Photographers, spanning the past 18 months for these sessions. It helps, of course that I have the most gorgeous subjects.
If you would like to know more about a Just Sitting Session, then please visit the details on the website, call me on 07788413412 or email me [email protected]
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