Over the last year I have been privileged to follow my models from their first, newborn photos, when they could still easily fit in my hand, throughout their milestones, when they could sit up unsupported, up to their first birthday photos, when they were happy to crawl away at the speed of light (some even walk!) and cover me and my camera with their birthday cake, whilst giggling like mad.
This year has seen my work evolve and follow a bit more of a creative path. I recently posted a few images that are very different from my usual style. I love black and white and simple, classic and timeless photography, not too posed, focused solely on your baby, but I had a feeling it was time to shake things up a little, and that’s why I created a few composites.
This time last year I posted on my Facebook a small, shy, status update, asking whether anyone knows of any expecting mums or any newborn babies that were born very recently. I was fresh from my training with Russ Jackson, and I felt ready to take my hobby to the next level. I wanted to become a professional newborn photographer.
I wrote this blog post when pregnant with my first baby: Eva. It only made it to my personal blog, and I stumbled upon it today (my little one is 1.5 years old now). It was originally dedicated to my husband, who couldn’t wait to prove me wrong and show me how hard parenting can be. It’s only partially a tongue-in-cheek bit. Half of those thoughts are my actual beliefs from 2014. Enjoy.
I love the idea of a glass of a wine and putting your feet up after a long day. In winter it would be a cup of cocoa and some cookies, whilst snuggled up with your other half / your cat / dog / magazine, you name it. Relaxing sounds lovely, except for a small detail. Since having a baby, somehow I have lost the ability to relax. Come to think of it, it’s quite possible I’ve never possessed it.
Just like with every profession, there are people out there that will inspire your work, make you want to say: “wow” and give you goosebumps. Newborn photography is not any different, so today I’d like to share with you two of my favourite newborn photographers that inspire me. There are many more, but these two are very different, with distinctive style and masses of followers. They are artists, capturing those precious first moments of babies lives and freezing them for us forever. It’s utterly selfish to keep them all to myself, so I decided to let you into their world, to be amazed and fall in love with their creations.
Our daughter is one year old! After what seemed to be the longest year of our lives, we decided it’s time for a break. My lovely parents volunteered to move into our house for two weeks, to look after our kids whilst we jetted off to a better, more peaceful, less sleep deprived place. Then we got THE phone call.
There are many common newborn skin problems that you and your new baby may experience shortly after birth. Mostly, those are nothing to worry about, but it’s worth keeping your eyes open. In many cases, your baby may suffer from quite a few of them, or sometimes all!
In September my daughter turned one year old, so I thought we should celebrate with a cake smash! I have not done these sessions before, and frankly, never thought of doing / offering them, but we had a lot of fun! It was messy, it was pretty, it was sweet! My light diffusers were covered in buttery icing, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.