Children of certain ages can suddenly lose the power to grin without looking like some weird gargoyle off a church! (In fact some parents do too!). The tip to getting a genuine grin is to give them something they really laugh at. Here are some things you can do:- Be ready to laugh yourself - and if needs be to totally act the idiot. Remember what TV programs really make them grin. It's surprising how often
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.
When you have a newborn baby, those first smiles are incredibly precious and no amount of people telling you that it is 'only wind' will make you believe that your baby is not communicating with you. But there is a great deal more that is also wonderful about this new person you have made and I think, if you were to ask me, little baby feet and toes have got to be up there in terms of sheer cute factor.
This little lady paid her second visit to the studio with her mum under the Baby Photography Scheme (our free baby photography club - find out more here), but this time it was a bit of secretive visit as the pictures where going to be part of her Daddy's birthday presents. OK this works best before your little one is able to speak, and go home and say to her Daddy, 'we went to see a funny lady today...' -
You know, particularly when you become parents, your camera gets a lot of use. Special occasions and every day outings are all recorded in equal measure and you're going to treasure all these photos of your son or daughter growing up. If you're doing it right, you should have plenty of pictures / ammunition to embarrass them royally when they hit teenage years! Plus, this is the time that you're most likely to book into a portrait studio to get
With newborn babies, there really is no such thing as them being too small to bring into the studio. In fact there are some stunning images that you it is possible to create in their first two weeks of life that you will never get the chance to do again as they grow and develop. There are a few reasons for this but the two main ones are 1. They are still really sleepy - as long as they have
Well we are finally all settled into our new portrait studio - same building, just a different floor! Upstairs at our studio in Crawley Down, we have whole raft of exciting new things to offer our customers with lots more news to come shortly on that front. However, in the meantime, here is my favourite pictures from one of my first sessions in the new portrait studio. She is just stunning with one of the cheekiest smiles I've ever seen,
Well honestly, if this little chap's smile doesn't melt your heart a little then I don't know what will. He was good as gold when he came with his mum, dad and brothers and sisters for his second Joey Club session - a real pleasure to deal with despite the fact that he'd been quite poorly the week before. We had lots of fun playing with everyone in the family (the fluffy cushion proved particularly fascinating!) and I was really
Your guests are a big part of your wedding but it is a very busy day for the bride and groom and so you might not get the chance to talk to all of them in any real depth. So having a wedding guestbook is a great way to let them pass on their messages, good wishes and even advice to you on your wedding day and can provide a lasting and much loved souvenir of the day. There
When this little chap first came into the studio, he had just woken up from a cosy car journey and he was understandably unsure about being thrust into the strange environment with the flashing lights and the mad-haired lady who kept hiding her face behind a big black camera (that is me, I'm not disparaging the state of anyone else's hair!). This is not an uncommon reaction with little ones in the studio, particularly after they reach a more aware
Especially at this time of year, it's good to keep wrapped up warm and snuggly and this little chap took the advice very seriously and kept himself cocooned in his cardigan as he napped in our studio. There were lots of great pictures but this I think was my favourite because of the look of contentment on his little face. Newborn photography in the studio is one of my favourite type of sessions. The best age to capture them is
So when you are marrying in January, you have to be realistic about your prospects for a sunny warm day but when the weather forecast lets you know that you are expecting half a foot of snow, you have a couple of choices. You can stay indoors or you can get out your wellies and make the most of it. So this bride quite obviously chose the latter of the two options and I have to say, it was an
Well after iPad-gate yesterday, life has returned to its normal calm self and I'm back in the office and catching up with some editing so I thought I'd share this cheeky picture of one of our new young Joey Club members on his first visit to the studio. I strongly suspect that in a few years time I will start to have a raft of angry 18 year olds hammering on my door as they've had th