Just a little, every now & then about what I do and what I'm thinking about.
I mainly take on newborn photography work! I love it - I'm the baby whisperer...mostly. My aim for a newborn sitter is between 4-10 days old, parents think this may be too soon but I'll let you know why it's best before baby is in the 3 week old category. Newborns - real new newborns sleep a lot! This overriding sleepiness makes it that much easier to pose & position baby without a huge fuss between prop settings.
It is also phenomenal just how quickly they grow. They honestly can pack on the pounds and gain inches in days - so each week there is a complete change in baby. So to get true newborn images that capture all the newness - the sooner the better.
Baby photo's can definitely be still managed after the 1st month but you may get a different feel than truly newborn images. Still adorable and still your baby, so I'm always happy to go with what is the best choice for each individual situation.
My main clients are newborn shoots - I love them as each one is different and I love how parents think I'm some kind of white witch with my baby calming prowess! I have patience way
beyond any 10 day olds grumps and love to find out what works for each baby - some like to be swaddled, some like a side pose and some love all the fluffy blankets.
I also am obsessed with buying props for my shoots - much to my accountants dismay....& my husbands. I have an array of blankets in different colours and textures as well as similar ones for washing purposes. I have so many hats, bonnets and hat with ears it's crazy. I'm a sucker for it all.
Of late I have been buying tiny pillows and tiny bears - they cost more than full sized ones and I have no idea why?!? Guessing because people like me are willing to buy them. I also love a different basket or bowl that I can easily fill with fluff and a tiny human.
It's one of the questions people mostly ask - "will you be bringing props?" I always do and I try to tailor them to the clients desires, as there is no way I could fit them ALL in my car along with my kit. So if there is something in particular you would like in your images or a specific colour then do let me know before the shoot as I'll bring everything I can to make your shoot what you want and I may also buy something new to fit it too, shhh don't let my husband know!
Photographer, Mum & Tea drinker...