Sienna was a little older when she came in for her newborn photo shoot but I think these photos show that cute baby photos aren’t just reserved for brand new newborns!Read More
Nobody takes cute baby photos like an 6 month old!
And there is no better proof of that than little Ralph.
Ralph came in for his Baby Photo Shoot when he was 6 months old. His family had been bought a gift voucher and they decided to put it towards some lovely cute baby photos of him along with a few family photos.Read More
Oh Darcie, how did you get so big, so fast??
I still remember getting the email from your mum letting me know that they were expecting another baby and being over the moon! And now here you are, a smiley, toe grabbing little monkey!Read More
When people ask me what age is my favourite to photograph, I find it impossible to choose.
Newborns are tiny and new and special, 2/3 month olds are starting to smile and react to your silly noises, 6/8 month olds are chubby and smiley and one year olds are pure hilarious mischief.Read More
I first met Enzo in January when he came to me in Hemel Hempstead for his Newborn Photo Shoot.
As always, time flew by and before we knew it he was booked in for another photo shoot at 6 months.Read More
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!)
“We couldn’t recommend Becki highly enough - she was brilliant with our daughter who was instantly relaxed around her meaning we got amazing natural photographs that we are so happy with. She captured her personality perfectly. The photos and canvases are such high quality and we will definitely be using her again for baby number 2!”
— Lauren, Elsie's mumRead More
April 2017 - The Adventure
Life as a 1 year old is one big adventure. Every door must be opened, every stair climbed and every raised surface fallen off of. It's a time of constant curiosity.
It is also a time of throwing routine out the window whenever you fancy it, which is what happened in Isla's case.Read More
Abby's family were bought a gift voucher for three sessions, which they decided to use at 4 months, 8 months & 1 year.
Time has flown by, as it has a habit of doing, and a few weeks ago I completed Abby's last session.
For this session, Abby's family decided to turn it into a family photo shoot, including her mum, dad and two big sisters.Read More
I first met the Montgomery family before they even became the Montgomery family back in September 2015.
There was talk of a wedding but the main focus at that time was the little bump that was soon to arrive.
The Maternity Session
The majority of their session took place at their house in High Wycombe (which is one of the most hilly places i've ever been!)Read More
I first met Thomas and his family in April when I did his newborn session at their house in Hemel Hempstead when he was just a few days old.
As usual, time has gone ridiculously fast and a couple of weeks ago I headed back to photograph his next milestone session.
When I first walked into their house it was great to see a large framed print of the above image hanging in their dining room. They also have smaller prints dotted around the house, in their bedroom and his nursery. Much better than a USB stuck inside a drawer!
When ever I send emails to my clients letting them know what to expect from their session I also express my love for vests and nakedness!
There's nothing quite like the podge of a 6 month old and I dare you not to smile at that little naked bottom!!!
We got some really lovely family images at their last session so it was important to me to make sure I captured some more now that Thomas has grown up a little.
I love a relaxed look to these photos so I encourage cuddles and playtime while I wander around and capture the smiles.
He may have only just been mastering the art of sitting but he certainly looks like he's got in down in this image!
I love that you can a picture of him as a newborn with his mum and dad in the background.
Sessions with babies around 6 - 8 months are really just TONS of fun!
I encourage singing, dancing and just pure silliness to help get those beautiful natural grins. And no, you don't have to be self conscious because I will be singing and dancing right there with you!
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I'm photographing so many milestone sessions lately that it's scary.
It only feels like I was photographing them as newborns 5 minutes ago, but here they are, smiling, sitting, standing, and full of personality.
Harry's mum Liz got in touch earlier this year whilst pregnant with Harry. Without knowing it, her brother had seen she'd liked my Facebook Page and contacted me to buy her a gift voucher.
It worked out pretty perfectly!
I went and met the gorgeous Harry in March and took some photos of his chunky newborn rolls!
Now, 8 months later, it was time for my next visit.
These images are the perfect example of why baby pictures are so important. Just look at the difference 8 months makes! Using teddies like this is the perfect way to show how fast he's grown.
When I take photos around peoples houses, I love to think of the children looking back in 10 years and their parents telling them stories about things in the images.
Maybe the monkey mural was a huge pain to put on the wall, the bunting was made by a family member, the teddies he loved to play with. I love to think that my images will be full of memories for them.
Ah, back to my favourite place to photograph babies - a big bed!
Harry's mum is making a calendar of pictures of him for Christmas so we needed to tick a couple of months off of the list during his session. First - Halloween.
In typical 8 month old style, this little monster did NOT like staying still. All he needs to do is flash you his dimples and you automatically forgive him though!
To finish off his session we headed out to a local park in St. Albans.
Considering it was October, we completely lucked out with the weather and found ourselves in beautiful sunshine.
At this point we had to try and be more interesting than the tractor that was currently driving around the field (it was tricky!) but we managed to get some fun images with mum as well as some wintery images for his calendar.
Harry and his family are always really lovely to work with and I'm already looking forward to heading back to St. Albans for his 1 year session - let's face it, it'll be here before we know it!
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Elliot's family got in touch recently to arrange for me to come and take some family and baby pictures for them.
I prefer to take family photos in my clients home as the lifestyle fashion of photography means that their surroundings will be in the background of the photos. I think it's so much nicer to see your home in your photos rather than a studio backdrop.
I like to think that in the future they will look back at their photos and remember things about their lives at that time. 'Remember when we lived there' 'That was before this or that happened' etc.
The window light in their living area was perfect and made for the beautifully lit images.
As well as family images, I captured a few images of Elliot by himself. There is no posing at this age and things are kept nice and simple. Just look at those eyes! <3
Rather than just buy digitals, they decided to purchase lots of lovely prints to hang on their walls and give to family.
I hope they enjoy their images for many years to come!
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Happy 1st Birthday Amelia!
I first met Amelia's mum and dad for their Maternity Session over a year ago. The thing I remember most about their Maternity Session was the amount of discussion that went on about what they were going to call her!
I then went back a few weeks later and met baby Amelia (good choice!)
Where better to start than with the little chair that she got for her birthday. In typical 1 year old fashion that of course means climbing on and nearly falling off of it many times.
Window light is the most beautiful kind!
The thing I love about the bed photos is the fact that we got Maternity photos in this exact spot. The perfect way to show how life has changed over the last year.
These types of colourful wall murals are so popular right now and I absolutely love them. I LOVE colour in photos, specially with older babies.
I love this photo <3
Gorgeous light coming in from the windows, the way she's looking up at her birthday balloon - love it! There's just someone about it black and white that I adore.
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Isn't commuting the worst? It took me a whole 3 minutes to drive to this session (they live about 4 roads away!)
This family had already taken some posed newborn photos when their little one was born (dad is a keen photographer) but they decided to hire a baby photographer to capture some more relaxed lifestyle photos that included the whole family.
We started downstairs on the couch where I photographed some daily life - changing, feeding, cuddles etc before heading upstairs to take some pictures on their bed.
I also loved using their patio doors a blight for some bright backlit images.
I absolutely adore lifestyle images like these. They really do show that moment in time of that little girls life.
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It was an absolute pleasure to go and capture some baby photos for this family a few weeks ago. You can see from the images what a happy and loving family they are!
My pink tutu came out to play for this session as her mum liked lots of girly things. I also think this may be the most outfit changes I've had in one session before!
As usual we started on my favourite place to photograph babies - the bed. It wasn't long before the dog, mum and dad got in on the photos for some cuddles and giggles as well.
I just love the three images below. Images like this are perfect to include in an album or in a triple frame.
There was some beautiful natural light coming into their living room window, which I of course had to make the most of to give a gorgeous bright background.
No session is complete without an image of the sleepy dog :) This cutie enjoyed sleeping with her eyes open and snoring loudly!!!
My fluffy blanket goes with me everywhere. It's great for getting both slightly more studio style photos as well as just being laid on the floor for some extra comfort in some lifestyle images.
***May 2016 Update***
I loved the images from this session so much that I decided to use them in my sample portrait album. Take a quick look at the video to see the amazing quality of the album and how great the images look when printed.
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Before I even start, just look at these eyes.... I mean come on - and the hair?! This little guy is gorgeous!
Ok, I can start now. Meet Ashish (Did I mention how cute he was?)
He was a little old for a newborn session so instead we mixed up a lifestyle session in his home with a few studio style images using natural light.
He was lovely and content laying down and posing and even flashed me a few smiles :)
His parents also wanted some family photos so I set up for some more lifestyle photos around the house.
At this point it all got a bit too much and he drifted off to sleep. It was the perfect opportunity to get some sleepy cuddles with mum and dad :)
Images like this, of Ashish in his daddy's hands, are the the perfect type of moment to look back on in months and years time and realise just how much he has grown.
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Just over a year ago, Charlie was one of my first super star newborns! The stars aligned (along with all the training i'd been doing!) and he was beautifully sleepy on a lovely sunny winters day.
I remember leaving his newborn shoot, happy that it was my best shoot yet and SO excited to show his parents his photos.
In the summer, I went back for his second photo shoot and we were blessed with another beautiful sunny day where we got some lovely photos outdoors.
Now he's only gone and turned 1 and he is my first completed 3 Shoot Package!
We pushed his shoot date back a day when the weather man predicted snow and we were not disappointed! We woke up on shoot day to just the right amount of snow for a 1 year old's adventure.
We started inside, giving him a little time to warm up to me again. We got some photos with his toys, in his bedroom and in mummy and daddy's room. Then it was time to head out into the snow...
Turns out walking inside is fine, but walking on the snow on the other hand - not so easy! The sledge and snowballs were a definite hit though!
Three shoot packages are my absolute favourite. I love getting to know each family over the year and watching their little ones grow.
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Little did I know when I booked a lifestyle photo shoot for the beginning of the year, that it was going to be with one of the happiest and most personality filled babies that I have EVER photographed!
Everyone meet 9 month old Sophie.
Seeing her personality, I just knew I had to get some photos on her play mat. The bright colours suited her personality to a T.
I then captured her beautiful smile on a nice simple fluffy rug before heading upstairs and getting some photos on mummy's big bed.
Apparently Nanny has been teaching her this little trick!!
Finally we headed into her bedroom for some photos in her cot and in front her colourful book shelf.
This 'lifestyle' approach to photography not only captures her beautiful personality - but also a snapshot of this time in her life - the house she will grow up in, her crib, her toys and books.
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Have I mentioned I love photographing 1 year olds?! No? Well I do!
1 - 2 hours of acting as silly as you want, being used as a climbing frame, nose stealing, tummy tickling - I love it!
A few weeks ago I went to photograph Ella who had just celebrated her 1st birthday. She's a smiley cheeky little girl who can crawl like lightening!
We played pass the rhino & the egg in the living room, bang the toy against the cot in her bedroom, whose that in the mirror in her parents room and did some reading and crawling in between!
A typical day in the life of a 1 year old - but this time caught on camera :)