Elise's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Elise's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Newborn Elise came to my house in Hemel Hempstead for her Photo Shoot a few weeks ago and was the perfect little model.

She loved to be wrapped but wasn’t a fan of being on her tummy so I kept her where she was happiest, on her back and her side. Not all newborns like all positions and I never force them into a position that they aren’t happy with (I can tell by the wriggling!)

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Riley's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Riley's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Riley came to me in Hemel Hempstead for his Newborn Photo Shoot back in June. 

I had put word out on Facebook that I was looking for newborns between 5 & 10 days old to come in for a free photo shoot so I could perfect a few poses and try out some new set ups. 

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2018 Photo Project | August

2018 Photo Project | August

What an amazing Summer!

I could not get enough of the sunshine. Yes, there were a couple of days I may have had a little complain but on the whole I'm pretty sad to see it go. 
Time to dig out those jumpers and boots and snuggle in our dressing gowns as the darker nights creep in the the arguments about whether it's cold enough to put the heating on yet begin. 

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A Sisterly Summer Photo Shoot

A Sisterly Summer Photo Shoot

These adorable sisters have been coming to me for Photo Shoots ever since Skye was a baby and her big sister Sophia was quiet and shy. 

Fast forward a couple of years and you have yourself two little, talkative cheeky monkeys.  I say that, but they are also two of the politest children I've ever photographed and I look forward to every single shoot with them. 

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Everything you could ever need to know about your Newborn Photo Shoot

Everything you could ever need to know about your Newborn Photo Shoot

If you're like me, you like to plan everything down to the detail. 

I have check lists of things to take places, routes (and back up routes) of where I am going and will leave with enough time to spare that it's highly likely that I will be early. 
I'd much rather sit in my car and wait for an appointment than worry about being late (or even worse, actually be late)

If you're even a little bit like me, then this blog is just for you. 

The aim of this blog is to answer any question you may ever have about every stage of your newborn shoot - from booking to purchasing your images.

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2018 Photo Project | July

2018 Photo Project | July

Whew it's been hot this month!

And no, don't worry, I'm not complaining. 

For the most part I've actually really enjoyed it.  There were just a couple of days where it got a bit much.  Those ones where walking from Sainsbury's to the car felt like a 2 minute stint inside an oven. 

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Darcie's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Darcie's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

I first met the lovely Montgomery family back in 2015 when they were expecting their first son, George.  We've done Maternity, Newborn, Christmas, 6 month & 1 year shoots together and it's been really great getting to know them and watching little George grow up. 

When they got in touch to let me know they were expecting baby number 2 I was very excited!  We discussed everything they wanted from this next newborn shoot and counted down the days till her arrival. 

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2018 Photo Project | June

2018 Photo Project | June

What amazing weather we've had this month!

Yes, I'm aware it's very British to talk about the weather, but this June it really feels like something that should be mentioned.  Spring was amazing and with the record high temperatures we're currently having it looks like Summer is heading that way as well. 

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Bluebell Photo Shoots 2018 | St Albans

Bluebell Photo Shoots 2018 | St Albans

And so Bluebell Photo Shoots are over for another year!

We got off to a rocky start this year when the late snow meant that Spring was delayed by about 2 weeks. Mix in some rainy weekends and everything was a bit up in the air.

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How To Photograph Children In The Bluebells - 8 Top Tips

How To Photograph Children In The Bluebells - 8 Top Tips

1. Find good light

Early morning or just before sunset is the best time for the best light.  The sun is low and a lovely golden colour.  It's also softer so you won't get as harsh shadows as at midday.

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Logan's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Logan's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Logan's mum first got in touch about a month before her due date to book in her Newborn Photo Shoot.  We discussed everything she liked and didn't like and booked her in for around a week after she was due. 

Logan, it seems, had other plans though as he arrived almost 4 weeks early!  He had to stay at Luton and Dunstable Hospital for around a month so we kept pushing his shoot date back until he was given the all clear and was able to go home. 

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Lottie's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Lottie's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Little Lottie came for her Newborn Shoot a few weeks ago in response to a Model Call a put out on my Facebook Page.

Model calls are when I ask parents to bring in their newborn baby for a free photo shoot so that I can perfect something before trying it with a paid client. 
It might be that I want to practice a certain pose or try out new lighting.  In Lottie's case I had a few new creative ideas that I wanted to try.

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What to Wear to your Newborn Photo Shoot

What to Wear to your Newborn Photo Shoot

A common question I get asked is - What should I wear to my newborn photo shoot?

Firstly, if you're not having photos taken you can wear what ever you like!  You are very much very welcome in your pyjamas if that's what makes you happy.  If anyone has anything negative to say about that, point to your newborn baby and carry on.

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