When you are a very small person, it can be a bit overwhelming to be in a photo studio and the littlest of the two chaps above wasn't too keen initially on being on his own to get his picture taken. Luckily Dad was on hand to lend a hand, or actually a shoulder to help him ease into his photo shoot and big brother was there to show him how it was done. That's family teamwork! A
This little lad's family are no strangers to our studio as they have been coming to visit us since his big sister wasn't very big at all but it's always a pleasure to see them. This was his first solo outing for a photo shoot though as it was especially to celebrate his upcoming second birthday. He was a little shy at first but then Mum agreed to get in on the photo action and, as you can see, he
Joey Club is our baby photography scheme designed to capture key moments in your baby's first year and the final session takes the form of a first birthday shoot with themed props and accessories as well as just to capture your little on as they reach the end of their first year with you. Plus you can also choose to add on a 'cake smash' photography session at the end to finish up with some fun. OK it's undeniably
This little came along for his second Joey Club session right on time - around the 8 month mark and although he hadn't been the biggest fan of the studio on his first visit (when he needed frequent mum-cuddles and milk breaks), he just loved the limelight this time around. So much so that we even indulged in a little dressing up and you have to admit that he is totally rocking the trapper hat with his cheeky grin.
When you bring your new arrival to us for a newborn photography session, then you don't just get beautiful photos of your baby in his or her earliest days. You also get free membership to our Joey Club baby photography scheme - normally costing £39.95.
Newborn photography is one of my greatest pleasures as a photographer. There is something almost magical about meeting such a very new life and I love to watch them throughout the session as they always amaze me with the variety of expressions that they can produce despite the fact that they haven't really experienced anything to express in the few short days that they've been around.
Sibling displays of affection can feel as they are in short supply some days but this little brother and big sister got on famously in the studio with lots of cuddles and giggles to go around.
I love to stay in touch with my clients - we get to know each other a little bit through as we journey through the year of Joey Club photography together - and it is always great to see them again. Especially when they bring a new visitor to the studio to begin the Joey Club process all over again.
If you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift for friends and family this year - we have the answer. Choose a photography gift voucher or experience and treat your loved ones to a visit to our studio and a keepsake that they'll love long after the tinsel has been taken down. You can choose to buy a voucher which states a value for the recipient to spend as they wish or to simply offer them a gift experience such as a portrait session and a free print, framed print or canvas wrap - we can build your gift voucher to your specifications.
This handsome fellow paid his first visit to our studio last week for the first of his Joey Club baby photography sessions. He smiled in lots of his photos and was generally very charming throughout but I think this was one of my favourite shots as it shows off his gorgeous baby blues to their best effect - honestly, the ladies are in so much trouble when this chap grows up!
Joey Club is a specialist and professional baby photography club that offers three free sessions at 4, 8 and 12 months to capture you little one's journey through their first year.
When you are a big brother for the first time, there are some very important jobs and offices that you must perform. You have to help your little brother all you can without relinquishing too much control (there should never be any doubt who the boss is here!) and there are all sorts of skills that you can teach him - such as block building, car racing, mum badgering and so on.
When little ones get mobile, studio photography sessions can be energetic affairs. After all, why would you want to sit still and have pictures when you have just mastered a very exciting set of skills that give you access to all sorts of cool new stuff? Luckily, we are wise to the ways of the almost toddler and have lots of strategies and tricks to make sure you get the most out of your session. Here's some of our top tips...
This family have been coming to the studio for photographs since the big brother in the picture was just a tiny little 3 month old and it has been my pleasure to see him grown and also to meet his little sister. The last time she came to the studio, she was just a few weeks old and her big brother wasn't there so I was thrilled when they both came along to the latest session.
I wrote a post on this blog yesterday about how great it is when clients co-ordinate the clothes that they wear to their photo shoot and then today I edited this session and it certainly struck a chord. This father and son duo, AKA Pint and Half Pint had really gone all out on the co-ordination front. There were other outfits and indeed members of the family present but this shot just made me smile
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Once again, another trends wings its way across the pond from America to start to make it big over here in the UK - the cake smash photo shoot. A fantastic addition to the end of a first or second birthday photo shoot, the cake smash does exactly what it says on the tin. Take one child, preferable stripped down to his or her nappy, and one birthday cake and let them
Well it is not a secret that I am fond of a little dressing up box fun and so this gorgeous girl presented just too good an opportunity to miss! Luckily her mum was of the same mind and she also bought along her own range of accessories to create some different styles and looks and baby Ana pulled them all off with consummate ease. She just smiled and giggled throughout her session and to be honest, so did us grown ups. Here she is, modelling a vintage look with feathered headdress and string of pearls and she looks absolutely stunning
Our latest newborn visitor came to us at just under two weeks old which is the perfect time to get those gorgeous sleeping beauty shots. And give me a sleeping baby and I feel almost duty bound to start dressing them up. What could be more wonderful that popping a tutu on a baby? A tutu and a matching headband? OK, you have me there.
We have a good range of props in the studio, designed to suit all kinds of age ranges and situations. We have sofas for larger groups, a very versatile armchair that suits pretty much anything from babies to septuagenarians, a footstool that is the perfect height for little ones who have just learned to pull themselves up and cruise around, the list goes on. But sometimes, the best prop is mum or dad. So here pictured is by far the most beautiful and glamorous prop that I have had in the studio for a good long while.