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I get a lot of people asking when they should book their newborn photo session, and my answer is always the same: before baby arrives and the sooner the better! The ideal time to confirm your booking is towards the end of the second trimester, when you have had most of your scans and you have a reasonably accurate due date. “But what if my baby arrives early or late?” Don’t worry, it happens all the time! When you book your newborn photo session, the exact date is only provisional. It lets me balance my workload so I can guarantee your baby’s photo session will happen within To View More >>

As you know, safety is at the heart of everything I do in my business, and especially when photographing young children and babies; I’ve posted a number of times about safe handling and photographic techniques I use for newborn photoshoots. This month, I decided to take things a step further and update my first aid knowledge, so I attended a Mini First Aid class. These classes are designed with new parents and grandparents in mind and are focussed on first aid techniques for children – which are often a bit different to the way you would treat an adult. Specifically, the class covered To View More >>

As we know, newborns are very delicate, they have poor muscle control and a strong moro reflex (an involuntary response to feeling unsupported) necessitating great care and patience during a photo session. They must be carefully supported at all times and certainly never left on their own. In this series of posts, I will show you how I ensure that babies are appropriately and safely positioned and supported to create some of my more popular images, and perhaps more to the point, I will show you how supporting hands are removed using Photoshop afterwards, i.e. the baby is never left balancing To View More >>

I was chatting to another mum the other day about baby photography and during our conversation it slowly dawned on me that, having only seen the finished beautiful photos of babies on my website and across the Internet, she and many other mums out there had no idea how these images were actually created safely, so I thought a little series of blog posts might be useful.  As we know, newborns are very delicate, they have poor muscle control and a strong moro reflex (an involuntary response to feeling unsupported) necessitating great care and patience during a photo session. To View More >>

Wedding fairs are fantastic places to find inspiration and ideas for your wedding planning and they are also the perfect opportunity to meet and talk to potential suppliers. However, they can be quite daunting, especially some of the larger ones, and if you're not careful, you will come home with a huge bag of paper and still feel no closer to any decisions. So, here are some of my tips for getting the most from a wedding fair. Plan ahead - most wedding fairs list the exhibitors on their website beforehand. Check out the websites and make sure you meet with your favourites at the fair. Save time To View More >>

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