If you have been with me for a while, you might remember my dear friends lost their beautiful baby daughter last year just a few short days after her birth. I hear of women losing their precious babies and I can’t wrap my head around it so watching a friend suffer through this unimaginable loss, I started to feel very helpless.
Well, this post is about the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s about a little boy who is already so loved and who will grace us with his presence in less than a week. Of course, any pregnancy is cherished but you can imagine how over the moon we all are about this..!
Both mum and I really wanted to find a way to honour her little girl so it was clear that rainbow would be the theme. A rainbow baby is described by Kicks Count as: “A baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better.”
And you couldn’t get a better helper than this proud big brother..
You have no idea just how lucky you are, little one. You have the best big brother on earth and your big sister is forever watching over you from above.
I will leave you here and let you enjoy what I hope to be a beautiful tribute to your sweet little angel ❤️
After a few months of squishy newborn babies I met little Anna for her portrait session back in September.
And what a lovely session it was..!
I love photographs like these that are completely timeless- these images don’t scream 2016 and so they will never be the kind of images where children say ‘oh mum, what were you thinking’ (and we’ve all had those pictures taken over the years, I certainly have memories of a certain lime green outfit I was photographed in back in 1990s!).
Instead it’s everything my clients love in a portrait. These are the images that children will love as they get older as they’re classic and beautiful and really capture Anna’s personality with her charming smile just as her fantastic personality captured my heart.
Five years is such a fabulous age for photographing children. I love how their little personalities are developed and they are always so full of fun and laughter.
Thank you for allowing me to photograph this beautiful young lady, mum and dad.
Hope you enjoy these photographs as much as I did creating them for you.
To book your own children’s session say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org or click HERE.
I met this beautiful family when Lucia was just over a week old for her newborn session a few months back.
Their session had it all- lots of pink, love and laughter not forgetting sleepy dust which made little Lucia an absolute dream to photograph. I spend a lot of time at newborn photoshoots waiting for babies to fall asleep, and it’s not often that I meet a baby who sleeps almost the whole time she’s here.
The girls were just great on the day of the shoot and we had such a lovely day. I adore every single image we captured! Here are just a few shots from the day..
Perfect little darling who was very content the whole session..
Undeniable sisterly love…
Adorable sleepy miles…
There isn’t anything cuter than teeny tiny baby toes…
And there isn’t anything as beautiful as sibling love.. So new, so very magical..
Thank you for having me capture these precious fleeting moments of your life, guys. Tiny baby days pass before you know it, almost in a blink of an eye, but I hope you’ll enjoy your photographs for years to come as much as I enjoyed creating them for you.
To book a newborn session for your little one say hello at email@example.com or click HERE.
I’m auctioning off a full newborn photography package (worth over £550) for charity. The package is for your newborn photography session and the USB with all the images.
This is for an amazing cause.
SANDS is stillbirth and neonatal death charity supporting parents and anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. They offer emotional support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals and others.
We want to make as much money as possible for Sands and so if you want to book a photography session for your little one then this is the ideal opportunity to do so for a great cause! The bidding will start at £50 and I will give regular updates on where the winning bid is on my Facebook page. I ask that the winning bid will be paid directly to Tayside Sands and I will provide the winner with all the information required.
Bidding will close Midday on Monday 10th July and the winner will be notified by email and announced on Facebook.
TO PLACE A BID OR TO ASK FOR MORE INFORMATION: send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every single penny raised goes directly to the cause.
If the photography session is not for you, but you fancy making a charitable donation, why not support the cause directly through their website HERE.
As always, all support is very much appreciated.
In loving memory of Mya Grace Haggarty. Sleep tight, babygirl…
Yet again I haven’t kept my promise to blog regularly. I think I must stop apologizing and blog when I can. This year has been incredibly busy, so preparing client’s proofs and orders always takes first place. Thankfully that’s half term now finished, the place already resembles a building site a lot less and things should be back to normal again soon. Hopefully. So please forgive me and pop in now and again.
Below are some images from the session with baby Louis and his family..
Baby Louis was such a pleasure to photograph… He did so well.
And just adore his pouty lips- such a gorgeous wee boy!
He was a little star, as was his older sister Lucy, and we had an all round lovely session. Did I mention their oldest four legged brother Guinness joined them for a few family portraits too? So there were baby cuddles, toddler smiles and big sloppy Labrador kisses going around- I loved it!!
Hope you enjoy these images as much as I did creating them for this family.
To book your very own newborn or children’s session say Hello at email@example.com or click HERE.
They all have great personalities. They are so happy to be sitting up and haven’t figured out how to run away yet. This little man was no exception and melted my heart from the very beginning of his session..
And I mean how could he not? Full of smiles, cheeky, vocal and all around incredibly cute!
Let me tell you, this baby just lit up the entire room. His smile was infectious and he was just a pleasure to photograph.
He was such a sweet & easy-going baby for his session! He noticed every little thing around him and loved putting it all in his mouth. I enjoyed meeting him and his parents for this session and it was great to finally put the names to the faces since mum and I have been communicating for a wee while now.
You can see the love this family shares through the photos and in the way Adio looks at his mum and dad.
I look forward to seeing more of this little man as he grows.
I hope you all enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them!
All my love,
To book your own family or children’s session say Hello at firstname.lastname@example.org or click HERE.
It takes more than a cute subject and fantastic light to create an extraordinary portrait… The clothes you wear and accessories add texture and depth to the photograph so it is important to get it right. Here are a few DO’S and DONT’S for your photography session:
DO coordinate but don’t match.
Pick out a few colours to coordinate between subjects when working with a palette of softer tones and neutrals.
DO go for soft colours such as cream, beige, dusky pink, light grey. They always compliment the subject and don’t take your attention away from them by overpowering the picture.
DO put little girls in adorable dresses!
DO go for a smart look with boys. As much as their favourite Spider-man jumper might be a tempting option, it’s hard to create artistic and timeless portraits with overly modern and urban clothes.
DO accessorize. Scarves, hats, headbands, flowers- all these things can make an image look complete.
DON’T wear overly bright colours. They cast visible shadows on people’s skin and take your eye away from the subject.
DON’T wear logos or clothing with writing and/or cartoon characters.
DON’T use sportswear for your portrait session.
Hope you found this short and simple guide useful.
To book your very own styled session for your little one say hello at email@example.com or click HERE.
Here are some funky display ideas for your family photos.
Stuck for ideas on how to display your family photos around the house? Looking for something a little bit different? Look no further!
I’ve put together a few (rather quirky) photo display ideas for you to brighten up your home with.
I’m a huge sucker for the whole shabby chic look so it’s absolutely no surprise that I’ve instantly fallen in love with the idea of using an old wooden door or a window frame to frame your photographs. Looks fantastic!
Love Instagram? Then what about this ‘real life’ Instagram feed like geometric creation?
Add a little rustic charm by dangling your polaroids from a fallen branch..
You can learn how to recreate the look here. I’ll be doing this one for the hallway. I adore old polaroids.
So not only can you arrange your favorite pictures on your wall, but you can actually turn a purely visual display into a functional clock! I kind of wish I had thought about this one before. Use any method you want for the 12 photos (canvasing, simple framing etc).
The sky is the limit…
One thing for sure, your precious family photographs do not belong on a disc in a drawer. Let’s be creative!
We all have sweet little photo albums of us wrapped and kept safely somewhere at our parents homes..
We all had those albums taken out for our boyfriends/girlfriends to see and we, without a doubt, pulled them out when expecting our own children, right? I know I did… I wanted to flick through the pages full of my childhood and quietly imagine what my own little one will look like. Will he have the same blue eyes? Will he snuggly fit the same hand knitted outfit my mother once carefully dressed me in? I took in all imagery looking into my mums eyes in every photo knowing I will have the same loving look in my face very soon..
Sadly, our children will never know the feeling of holding and enjoying their documented childhood in a few years…
21st century has done some great things for photography.. It enabled many talented photographers to get into business and do what they love.. But it also brought in the need to have everything we own ‘digitalised’… What will we pass down through generations? A usb stick? I hope not.. I hope we still have printed photographs and beautiful photo albums our kids can hold and touch in 20 years time..
I know these parents will be able to gift their little one with just that and I’m proud to have been there to help them make it happen..
Make your usb a nice addition for future printing.. Not the only memory from your little one’s childhood.