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Ever wondered what it's like behind the scenes at a photo shoot? Here are some images from a recent mini-maternity session day at the Step Up Studio in Howden. (please excuse my bottom in these photos!). To View More >>

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I am delighted and proud to announce that I have achieved my Pro-level Membership of BANPAS (Baby and Newborn Photographers Association)! It is such an honour to be assessed and accredited by your peers! :-) To View More >>

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I am super excited to announce that I have been featured in the latest issue of Small Talk Magazine: It's great to see such a well-respected main stream publication taking up the cause of safety in newborn baby photography, and I am honoured to be a part of that. You can read the full article online on their website. To View More >>

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In previous posts, I have discussed the safe use of props when photographing newborns. Sometimes, where the baby’s safety cannot otherwise be guaranteed, props must be completely ‘photoshopped’ in afterwards and we use what are known as 'digital props'. This is where the photographer takes a photograph of the prop (or purchases an image) separately from the baby and then the two images are composited together later to create a single photograph.  An example of when this technique is often used is for any image where the baby appears suspended To View More >>

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I am often asked 'How much space do you need for a newborn baby photo shoot?', and 'Do I need to clear a room?'. I can actually manage in quite a small space, around 3mx3m is sufficient (more is obviously nice, but this is quite workable). I know a lot of people can find this quite hard to visualise, so here is an example set up in my front room: Good light is crucial in deciding where we will set up. I like to make use of natural light wherever possible (I do have studio lights if no natural light is available, but these take up a bit more space, so if we can use window light that works To View More >>

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