Metals, Albums & USBs - Gorgeous products i've recently delivered

Metals, Albums & USBs - Gorgeous products i've recently delivered

There are three main exciting stages to my job.

Number 1 - I get to hug/play with babies (you know, and photograph them...)
Number 2 - I show parents their images and see their reactions at their Reveal Session. 
Number 3 - I hand wrap and deliver their products, which according to a lot of my clients, is a lot like Christmas!

Here are some of my latest orders, all carefully packaged and hand delivered to their new homes. 

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Baby Halloween Costumes: The Cutest in the Supermarkets!

Baby Halloween Costumes: The Cutest in the Supermarkets!

There's nothing quite like halloween for an excuse to dress your baby up in something ridiculously cute.  

(If you feel like you don't need an excuse, high five to you, my sentiments exactly)


If you're not the type of person to spend hours sticking and appliquéing (see, I did remember something from GCSE Textiles) then check out these options that you can pick up during your weekly shop.

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Rhea's Sleepy Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Rhea's Sleepy Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Rhea's family first got in touch when she was 2 weeks old.

As newborn shoots usually take place in a babies first 5 - 10 days, I booked them in nice and quickly so we could capture all those tiny details before she grew too much. 
There was no need to worry about her being more alert though - she was the perfect sleepy baby for the majority of her photo shoot!

I have people travel to me from all over Herts, Beds & Bucks with their newborns, but when Rhea's dad got in touch, I realised they only lived a few streets away - nice and easy! 

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Becoming a Photographer - My Journey

Becoming a Photographer - My Journey

I meet new people weekly.  I get to know them and I watch their family grow.

I get to capture moments in time that families can look back on and enjoy forever. 

I cuddle newborns, I sing with babies, I make tea for tired and emotional mums. 

I get to edit in my pyjamas! 

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Balloons & Bubbles | Summer Mini Photo Shoots 2017

Balloons & Bubbles | Summer Mini Photo Shoots 2017

This year I held Summer Mini Photo Shoots in Hemel Hempstead on the Nickey Line.

I call them 'summer', but I actually got so busy with Newborn shoots in the Spring that they ended up taking place on the last two weeks of August (whoops).
Thankfully we completely lucked out on the weather and had beautiful sunshine on both days (similar to last year so maybe they're lucky!)

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The Baby & Newborn Photography Association - Who they are and why I joined

The Baby & Newborn Photography Association - Who they are and why I joined

As a newborn and baby photographer, I have to take the safety of my little clients very seriously.  It might surprise you to know that the newborn photography industry is completely unregulated.  Photographers like me, who take safety seriously, have to take it upon ourselves to be trained and educated on how to ensure the beautiful images we create, are done safely.

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14 Must Haves when baby proofing your home!

14 Must Haves when baby proofing your home!

Ah, that special moment after weeks of encouragement when your little one starts to move around the house by themselves - a little uncoordinated and cute at first but then suddenly, those arms and legs are propelling them at the speed of light.

It is soon after this joy and love for their accomplishment that you realise just how many pointy edges and slammable doors there are around the house. 

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Baby Safety Month | Baby First Aid Courses in Hertfordshire

Baby Safety Month | Baby First Aid Courses in Hertfordshire

September is Baby Safety Month, which is a great reminder to make sure your knowledge is up to scratch should you ever need to save a child's life. 

It is easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of choice there is but remember;

Any course is better than no course at all. 

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A Girly Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead | Madison

A Girly Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead | Madison

When Madison arrived for her Newborn Photo Shoot the first thing I noticed was her amazing hair!

With her mum being a hair dresser, it made those luscious locks even more perfect.

While we were getting to ready to start with family photos, we talked about the risks of getting pee'd and poo'd on when handling a naked baby.   Madison's mum and I were wearing matching white tops (thank you Asda) which are lovely tops for photos but are a little risky around a tiny naked bum. 

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My Top Mummy YouTubers & Why You Should Watch Them!

My Top Mummy YouTubers & Why You Should Watch Them!

Beside the usual cat videos, over the last few years the world has been taken by storm by children watching other children open and play with toys, adults acting out scenes with toys (yes, this is apparently acceptable) and tweenagers falling in love with YouTubers just like we did with pop stars.

If you think youtube is just for children and weirdoes though, you are very wrong!

Mum (and dad!) vloggers are taking to YouTube in force, sharing the ups and downs of pregnancy, children and family life. 
 

And when I say ups and downs, I mean it.  

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Baby Photography | Hitchin | Harper Turns 1!

Baby Photography | Hitchin | Harper Turns 1!

And just like that, little miss Harper turns 1.

Back in 2016 I met Harper and her family for her newborn photo shoot.

She was tiny little bundle of sleepiness, who slept like a dream, snuggled in the cosiness of her mum and dad's gorgeous house.  See how tiny she is in her dad's arms?  Well stick around...

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A Bright & Colourful Nursery - Inspiration & Ideas

A Bright & Colourful Nursery - Inspiration & Ideas

Deciding what theme, colours and designs you'd like for your new baby's nursery is an incredibly exciting (if a little daunting...) process.  The world of colour, pattern and design is your oyster. 

If you've chosen to go the colourful route - high five to you!  I think colourful nursery's give the impression of a really fun and happy space to grow up. 

I hope this blog post fills you with inspiration and helps designing your new baby's room that little bit easier. 

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Newborn Photography | Hemel Hempstead | Albie

Newborn Photography | Hemel Hempstead | Albie

Albie was the perfect little model at his newborn photo shoot a couple of weeks ago.  He slept from the get go and pretty much stayed that way the entire shoot!

To start things off I used a lovely cream fluffy blanket.  You'll have to trust me on this but it is SO soft!  No wonder babies sleep so well on it.
I laid him down and got some natural photos while he got comfy and then when he was in a nice deep sleep I wrapped him up in a dark grey wrap. 

Also, check out the amazing mohican!

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Toddler Photography | Hemel Hempstead | Alfred Turns 2!

Toddler Photography | Hemel Hempstead | Alfred Turns 2!

Photographing a newborn once is lovely, but getting to see them grow up is even more special.

I first met Alfred and his family 2 years ago at their house in Hemel Hempstead.  He was only a few days old and a teeny tiny bundle compared to the little boy he is now!

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