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Perth newborn photographer ~ Baby Alexa

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It’s time for another beautiful baby on the blog!

She was a little bit older than most of the newborns I photograph, but at 4 weeks old she absolutely rocked her session.

I spend a lot of time at newborn photo sessions waiting for babies to fall asleep, and it’s not often that I meet a little one who sleeps almost the whole time he/she is here. But little Alexa was one of those sleepy babies. In fact we tried to get a few shots of her awake at the end of the session but it just wasn’t happening.  She only gave us the tiniest glimpse of those big beautiful eyes, but made up for it with her super cute sleeping poses.

She was so settled that her photo session was a real pleasure.

Here are a few of my favourite photos – I absolutely adored baby Alexa’s hair- it seemed to have a life of its own! : )

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Isn’t she simply divine?

Thank you mum and dad for choosing me to create these images of your beautiful little girl. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did creating them for you.

 

To book your own newborn session click HERE or say hello at info@laurachenphotography.co.uk.

 

Love,

Laura

 

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Newborn Model Call

Newborn Model Call

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A newborn model needed for February 13th- 17th.

Must be aged between 4 and 12 days on the day. Parents will receive a complimentary session and 2 images in return for their time.

 

Please apply at info@laurachenphotography.co.uk or click HERE.

If your baby has already been born please state date of birth and birth weight.

 

Love,

Laura

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Baby Lucia

Baby Lucia’s newborn session

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..

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Perfect little darling who was very content the whole session..

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Undeniable sisterly love…

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Adorable sleepy miles…

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There isn’t anything cuter than teeny tiny baby toes…

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And there isn’t anything as beautiful as sibling love.. So new, so very magical..

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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 info@laurachenphotography.co.uk or click HERE.

 

Love,

Laura

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Newborn photography session- auction

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION AUCTION

 

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.

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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.

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Bidding will close Midday on Monday 10th July and the winner will be notified by email and announced on Facebook.

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TO PLACE A BID OR TO ASK FOR MORE INFORMATION: send me an email – info@laurachenphotography.co.uk.

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…

 

Love,

Laura

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Baby Louis

Baby Louis –

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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..

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Baby Louis was such a pleasure to photograph… He did so well.

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And just adore his pouty lips- such a gorgeous wee boy!

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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.

 

Love,

Laura

 

To book your very own newborn or children’s session say Hello at info@laurachenphotography.co.uk or click HERE.

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Photo albums

Digitals vs Photo Albums

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..

That’s me..

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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..perth photo albums

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Make your usb a nice addition for future printing.. Not the only memory from your little one’s childhood.

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Lots of love,

Laura

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Auction

Newborn/child session Auction

 

I’m auctioning off a NEWBORN/CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGE!! – Worth £440 for charity. The package is for your newborn/child photography session and USB of all images.

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It is for an amazing cause. Little Princess Trust is a charity helping to provide real hair wigs for children suffering hair loss. Mostly after chemotherapy treatment.

I was hugely inspired to do this by a lovely mummy whose darling newborn I got to photograph at the beginning of this year.

Katrina took it upon herself to raise as much money as possible by fundraising and getting her beautiful long hair cut short. Here’s Katrina’s transformation:

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We want to make as much money as possible for Little Princes Trust and so if you want to book in a photography session for your little one then this is the ideal opportunity to do so and for a great cause! The bidding will start at £50 and I will give regular updates on where the winning bid stands on my Facebook page. I ask that the winning bid will be paid directly into Katrina’s fundraising page which can be found HERE.

Bidding will close Midday on Friday 28th August and the winner will be notified by email and announced on Facebook.

My newborn/child sessions can be booked on weekdays only.

TO PLACE A BID OR TO ASK FOR MORE INFORMATION: send me an email – info@laurachenphotography.co.uk.

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.

As always, all support is very much appreciated.

 

Love,

Laura

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Why newborn photography?

Why newborn photography and why I will never shoot a wedding…

Because I believe in focusing on doing what makes your heart sing, what you love and do your very best at..

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Newborn photography is so much more than just placing a sleepy baby in a fun hat on a soft throw and clicking a few buttons… I meet new parents at their most vulnerable- they’re scared senseless yet still expected to know what to do with this fresh little human they took home just a few days prior. There’s no secret. There’s no quick answer.

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Do I know babies? I absolutely do. That comes with practice and passion. I shot over 20 babies in the last few months alone but I still make no promises. I know you love and care for your child, you want to keep them safe. Everything else is a bonus. I’m not going to guarantee the perfect shot or the perfect sale. What i’m going to guarantee is that when you have me, you have every ounce of my being to make sure that I’ll take care of your baby in the safest manner to get the best images I can get..

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A lot of photographers choose wedding photography over portrait work because that’s where the money is at.. Some of them sincerely love it, some prefer a pay cheque over passion and if that works I’m happy for them. I’m also happy for those who will photograph anything not to turn away work. I get that too. However I see photography like good coffee- you get what you pay for. A company that makes coffee as well as shoes will not be the best at both. It might be OK at both, but for that special occasion where supermarket coffee just won’t do I’m going to head to the specialists, and there isn’t a bigger occasion than the birth of you child.

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There’s no doubt photography can be costly and and there are reasons behind it.. Yup, we aren’t just greedy artists.. We’ve spent thousands of pounds on gear and back up gear in case of failure.. We pay taxes and sky high insurance rates especially when working with young children. Why? Because so the client and the photographer are covered in case of an accident. It’s vital. I personally wouldn’t let anyone without appropriate training and insurance look after my child and I don’t think anyone should.

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The work involved in creating the art of newborn photography is extensive and costly.. From home knitted blankets, wraps and hats that were made from organic, ethnically sourced wool (I will not put just anything on a newborn) to hours in training to get better and sometimes days in post production.. That’s what separates a professional from a hobbyist..

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The custom service also does this.. because presentation is everything! Beautiful photographs look so much better framed nicely on a wall than in a drawer on a usb stick..

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I guess I’m asking people to think before bargain shopping when it comes to your little ones.. Cheaper isn’t always better. I’ve been at the receiving end of emails asking to redo their baby session because someone else failed.. And I do. But it gives us all a bad name. Let’save ourselves heart ache and money by doing  research. Meet your potential photographer first. See their products and  previous work (not just the best few on their website). Ask to see a full session or two to see what you’ll actually get and don’t be afraid to ask for their insurance info.

Love,

Laura

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NEWBORN Model Call

Laura Chen Photography are looking for a  Newborn model!

 

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This is a fantastic opportunity to get your new baby photographed at no expense. The time has come again to update my beautiful prop collection and I need a sweet little one to be my model for a couple of hours.

I’m looking for a baby aged 7-12 days (ideally).

Parents will receive a complimentary photo session at my studio and 2 digital photographs as a compensation for their time.

If you’re interested please get in touch by clicking HERE or dropping an email to info@laurachenphotography.co.uk

 

Thank you,

Laura

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Newborn Photography session ~ Ruby

Newborn ~ Ruby

Photography by Laura Chen

Meet baby Ruby –  a gorgeous newborn lady who was an absolute dream to photograph..

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Perfect little darling who was very content the whole session..


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Ruby came along with mum, dad and her older sister Ava who was every little bit as happy to be photographed as Ruby..

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There isn’t anything as beautiful as sibling love.. So new, so magical..

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Thanks again, guys, for inviting me to capture these precious moments of your life. Tiny baby days pass 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 more photos from Ruby’s newborn session click HERE.

Love,

Laura