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.
This is a story about a small canine friend, who once was the centre of attention, only to be demoted by a small human, who barged through the door and stole all the limelight and attention. If, like me, you had to deal with this situation, or maybe about to deal with it, read on as we are trying to find a cure for our canine’s troubles.
When booking a newborn session with me, or any other newborn photographer for that matter, you will receive detailed instructions as to what to expect from the session and how to prepare for it. One of the things you will be made aware of is the amount time you would need to set aside for the session: an average of 4-5 hours. Mums rarely question this, but when dads are involved in booking the sessions, I often get the question following the info e-mail: “Why does it take that long?!” Here’s what you can expect during this time.
As a Derbyshire based newborn photographer, I was one of the closest choices for Willow’s parents to come and visit, so her mum Katie contacted me early on in her pregnancy to make sure she secured her date in order to have her baby’s session.
Lyla’s mum, Charlotte, contacted me via e-mail at the end of July, to book her daughter’s newborn session which was meant to be happening in September. We exchanged a couple of messages and I was pleased to find out that Charlotte had quite clear idea as to how she’d like her daughter’s photos to look. She had attached a few examples of the photos she had seen on line and liked.
Upon reaching 1000 likes on my newborn photography Facebook page, I decided to run a competition, where my followers would tag a mom-to-be, who deserves a free session and a large canvas with her chosen image. The more nominations, the more chances of winning.
I wasn’t always competent with my camera. My love for newborn photography flourished from the failure to satisfy the ambition to take good photos of my newborn daughter. Some of the ones I have taken are so bad, I am too embarrassed to show them to the world, but since you guys are here, and read thus far, I think you should experience the level of “bad” we are talking about, to learn from my mistakes and make sure your photos are better from the outset.