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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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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Baby Photography Hemel Hempstead | Scarlett Turns 1

Baby Photography Hemel Hempstead | Scarlett Turns 1

Just over a year ago I met Scarlett, a teeny tiny little newborn girl in Hemel Hempstead. 

At only a few days old, she was a gorgeous little newborn model and I spent a few hours with her family getting a mixture of sleepy posed photos and more relaxed family photos. 
Their conservatory was full of the most gorgeous natural light and was the perfect spot for cuddles and sleepy warmth. 

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Family Photography | Hitchin | Wriggles & Bum Shuffles!

Family Photography | Hitchin | Wriggles & Bum Shuffles!

Newborn Photo Shoot - sleepy cuteness!

I first met Harper for her newborn photo shoot around 8 months ago.  She was the perfect little sleepy model and we got a selection of gorgeous images - I mean, how cute is the image below?!  And that hair!!

8 month Session - wriggles and bum shuffles

As usual time disappeared in the blink of an eye and it was time for Harper's next milestone session.  I headed to their house and we got some gorgeous lifestyle family images as well as shots of Harper by herself.
I do sessions in all kinds of houses and every now and then I fall in love.  Beautifully decorated, loads of space and gorgeous sunlight - this house is a dream!

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High Wycombe Photographer | The Montgomery Family

High Wycombe Photographer | The Montgomery Family

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!)

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Baby Pictures | Hemel Hempstead | Thomas

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. 

 Newborn pictures hemel hempstead - asleep newborn boy cuddles his teddy

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!!!

 baby pictures - 6 month old photography - laying on bed
  BABY PICTURES - 6 MONTH OLD PHOTOGRAPHY - baby grabbing feet
  BABY PICTURES - 6 MONTH OLD PHOTOGRAPHY - smiling naked baby

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. 

  BABY PICTURES - lifestyle family photography on bed
 BABY PICTURES - LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY ON BED
 BABY PICTURES - LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY ON BED
 BABY PICTURES - LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY ON BED

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. 

 BABY PICTURES - 6 month old happily sits in his cot

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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Baby Pictures | St Albans | Harry

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.

 Baby pictures - 8 month old Harry as a newborn with his teddies
 8 month old Harry in his cot with his teddies - St. Albans

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. 

 Baby pictures-8 month old-Harry-Cot-Bunting

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. 

 Baby pictures - 8 month old Harry on a big bed in a Halloween t-shirt
 Baby pictures - 8 month old Harry on his tummy on a big bed
 Baby pictures - 8 month old - Harry - big bed - halloween
 Baby pictures - 8 month old Harry - feet - St. Albans

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!

 Baby pictures - 8 month old - Harry - smiles

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. 

 Baby pictures - 8 month old Harry and his mum playing in the park - St. Albans
 Baby pictures - 8 month old Harry and his mum playing in the park - St. Albans
 Baby pictures - 8 month old Harry and his mum playing in the park - St. Albans
 Baby pictures - 8 month old Harry in the park wearing a blue hat

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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Newborn Photos St. Albans | Harry

Now I like a good chunky newborn baby and this little guy did not disappoint!  Just check out these adorable newborn rolls!
He looks so comfortable curled up on his tummy.

 Newborn photos - On Tummy - cream hat - posed
  NEWBORN PHOTOS - ON TUMMY   - rolls - POSED

I get asked to include all kinds of things in newborn photos but this was the first time I've included golf balls (Update:  This is becoming quite popular now!)
Apparently dad is looking forward to some good father and son golf days when he's older :)

  NEWBORN PHOTOS - blue wrap   - golf ball - POSED
  NEWBORN PHOTOS - fur blanket   - teddies - POSED - asleep

When Harry's mum showed me the teddies that she wanted to include, I knew exactly what to do with them.  They were pretty much identical in size and just longing to be hugged.  I placed him on my fur blanket, curled him up and then carefully placed his cuddly friends.  The photo came out perfectly!  
I can't wait to photograph him with them at his 6 month session to show just how much he's grown.

 NEWBORN PHOTOS - black and white - asleep - POSED

This image is 'backlit'  (I took it from the shadow side rather than the light) and the contrast and texture of the blanket makes it a perfect black and white newborn photo.


I encourage all my families to at least get a few lifestyle photos together at the end of their session.  Existing in photos with your children is SO important. 
They don't have to be fancy - just a few family photos that your little one can look back on once they've grown up.

I love looking back at family photos - don't you?

 NEWBORN PHOTOS - lifestyle - family - st albans
 NEWBORN PHOTOS - LIFESTYLE - FAMILY - ST ALBANS

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