If you are currently pregnant you may feel as though you want this time to be over, especially on a hot, summers day, being in your third trimester. You cannot to meet your little Pumpkin, but more than anything, you yearn for a glass of white wine spritzer. Whatever it may be you are going through now, this time in your life is pretty amazing. You are making a human! From scratch!
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.
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 […]
I first got contacted by my lovely models’ mom, Sinead, a while back. She enquired about a cake smash session for her 3 beautiful girls: Daisy, Poppy and Posey. I was over the moon, as I had never photographed triplets, not to mention three girls! I got even more excited, when I had a sneak peek at Sinead’s facebook profile. Her girls were adorable! I couldn’t wait for the session! I replied back with my session availability.
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.
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.