Sunday, 27 September 2015

Let's Talk Newborn Photography #1... Why should you get pictures taken of your newborn?

So here's a little mini-series to get some information out there about newborn photography. Because unless you are either a newborn photographer or my long suffering husband who listens so patiently to all things newborn photography related most evenings of the week, the chances are you don't know much?

And I'll start with the why. Why get newborn photos taken? 

I do get it, I've had two children. I know what it means to even consider the mammoth task of leaving the house with a newborn baby. I know where your postpartum body is at. I know what it is to be a total mummy-beginner and think about everything you need to do to get that baby out of the house. I know you feel like a runaway train has just torn it's way through life as you know it. And I know you have the whole world lining up to meet the baby and come witness this chaos for themselves. So assuming your home is not on fire why would you consider leaving? And for a photoshoot?! 

Because... One reason... 

It goes so fast. 

Allow me to be the 456,873,467th person to tell you that fact. So many people tell parents "it goes so fast" that the words have now become totally meaningless, it's an international statement of nothingness. However, if you're a parent or about to be a parent you know that every so often that sentence occurs to you as if it's the first time anybody has ever thought it. They're a month old... "It goes so fast." Solid food? Already? "It goes so fast." Crawling? They're mobile?! "It goes so fast." First day at school! "It goes so fast." And when I brought my daughter home my Dad sat there, looked at me and went "I just don't know where the time goes...  It went so fast."

No part of it goes faster than those newborn days, they visibly change daily and the tragedy of those days is you have so very many factors distracting you, all in a sleep deprived haze, so they're even easier to miss. So get professional newborn pictures because these days are precious and fleeting and it'll be just that bit less painful when you realise for the first or 500th time that "it goes so fast" if you have a few of those moments captured forever.

Why you ask? I say, why not? Here's baby Jack, just 4 days new. He was only 4 days new for one short day. But here he is, 4 days new... Forever. <3

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Summer End... AND Farlie Frames #1 Photography Link Up!

It’s here: Autumn. Normally I’m heading up the charge in to warmer clothes and stodgier food. Not this year. August was a wash out for us UK folk with rain cloud after rain cloud after rain cloud after rain cloud… So I’m still waiting for my summer to peak whilst everyone else is digging out their Ugg boots and chunky knits. We have a brand new paddling pool in the garage that never even made it out of the box and I keep sending my kids out in shorts and getting funny looks. 

It’s not warm. It’s not summer. I’ll deal with both of those shortly but for a further five minutes just live with me in denial for this belated set of summer snaps! I’ve been so so busy with shoots this summer that it’s been really hard to muster the motivation to get the camera out during family time, let alone edit and squeeze in to a blog! 

So here’s a handful that got backed up in the August wash out and with it a brand new LINK UP at the bottom… 

And here's the link-up. It's for anyone and everyone with a snap or two to share! Whilst my work portfolio has grown Hulk-style this summer, my personal pic library is looking sadly small. So the aim is to host and grow this link-up weekly to make me (and you) get snapping and sharing! 

To take part you please copy and paste the code below to add the link up button to your post, then add  your post below! 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Baby Alyssa - Colchester Newborn Session

Ok... I'm going to blog. It's late and I have editing to do but this blog is slipping and I want so much to build it up and get a better platform for getting my photos out there! So I'm blogging! 

Especially I want to blog my newborns at the moment. I'm feeling super inspired and starting to find my feet with wrapping and fabric/texture choices. As always I love my whites and I'm learning that whites and ivories have so many different tones and textures to be explored and they really are the ultimate colour for babies. White represents everything that babies are. What more perfect match could there be? 

So here's beautiful Alyssa... Laying lovely in white and on a slight cream tone... I like how it warms her colouring and the picture...

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