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.
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:
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 – 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.
As always, all support is very much appreciated.
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..
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.
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..
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.
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.
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..
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..
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.
Laura Chen Photography are looking for a Newborn model!
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 email@example.com
Newborn ~ Ruby
Photography by Laura Chen
Meet baby Ruby – a gorgeous newborn lady who was an absolute dream to photograph..
Perfect little darling who was very content the whole session..
Ruby came along with mum, dad and her older sister Ava who was every little bit as happy to be photographed as Ruby..
There isn’t anything as beautiful as sibling love.. So new, so magical..
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.