Harlow’s lovely folks own a bespoke flower shop in Dinnington and they let me go wild with colours and set ups, so I poured my heart and soul into making this gallery as epic as it can be. Also, as some of you may know, I LOOOVE my flowers. I could happily use flowers in every single setup. They look opulent, and vibrant and I absolutely love it. The possibilities are endless.
Henry’s lovely parents didn’t want to have him Photoshopped on a plane flying across the Gobi desert. They didn’t want their baby dressed in any of my crazy outfits, which I have a vast collection of. They wanted their session to be about their baby, raw, basic, and beautiful. And I love that. I have a passion for opulent setups but I also love a bit of lifestyle, or as Henry preferred: “freestyle” session.
I love sitter sessions. They are the perfect portrait shoot after the sleepy newborn session, and before the messy first year cake smash celebration. Your baby is now between 6 and 12 months and sitting up unsupported, with a full range of moods and smiles, mixed with curious stares and laughter, sometimes anger, sometimes amazement. They are interacting with us on a new level. Dinky Feet is here to capture this beautiful milestone.
Sienna’s parents contacted me when my little model was already 13 days old, but they were lucky to pick a week, when all my newborn models were running a bit “late”, so we booked our session within a couple of days.
I’ve trained with everyone. You name it, I’ve done it. Absorbing knowledge is my fetish. I wanted to write this blog post for ages, but not before I finished training with the last person on my dream team of British trainers I have coveted over the last two years of my professional career as a photographer. This week I fulfilled my plan. As I am known in photography circles as the douche that shoves constructive criticism down everyone’s throat, I believe it’s only fair that I extend it to trainers too.
This week crystallised for me the USP (unique selling points for those who had the pleasure of never working in sales), that Dinky Feet Photography has over any competitors, so I thought I will share it with you, as it’s something I have been passionate about since I started our photography business almost two years ago. It never occurred to me till now, and it did make me a little smug. Even more so than I am every time I show you guys a gallery of gorgeous images of your babies. Yes, I totally feel smug then. I created something priceless. I know we have a great gallery, when I watch it just before you arrive for your viewing, and I have tears in my eyes, and it’s not even my baby!
I may have a a bit skewed idea of what love and romance actually are. I had a tear in my eye when during a trip to nuclear reactor in Chernobyl, a couple of my friends got engaged in the middle of a dead town, with abandoned buildings around. People got evacuated from there in fear of imminent death thirty years ago, and there I was, standing in the middle of it all, thinking it’s the most romantic place on earth to propose. In my head I was humming Rihanna’s “We found love in a hopeless place”.
You most likely came across newborn photography a few times. Your friends posted some photos of their tiny babies on Facebook, you may have had a session with your baby, when they were only a week old. It’s becoming a mainstream early milestone, and you may get frowned upon if you don’t have one done. From a business point of view of course all the frowning works for me, as I want you to be my client. From a personal point of view, as a mother myself, I want you to have those memories to look back on, and never regret not capturing those first moments, when everything was tiny, and your babies were not after new football boots and a puppy for Christmas. You never want to forget those details. After that we have a crazy whirlwind of a year, ending up with a cake smash to celebrate your baby’s first birthday and a first big milestone. I believe this “tradition” of smashing cake and rubbing icing all over ones face came from the States. No doubt it will soon be banished there if any props are made in Mexico. Cake smashes are fun. You get your babies’ character […]
Being a photographer means spending a lot of your time with other photographers, talking photos. Current styles, but also photography in the pre-photoshop days. A couple of weeks back, whilst chatting with Sue Black of Sue Black Photography, we went a bit off our usual subject of babies and food, and funny mugs bearing wisdom written using offensive language, and somehow stirred on to a bit more profound subject: our parents.