THE FIRST YEAR
In the first year, time seems to speed up and slow down all at the same time. Days roll into one amid late night feeds, day time sleeps ,and an amazing number of nappy changes. Every day there are ground breaking moments: the first smile, the first sleeping through the night, first steps, words, and teeth. Let us capture these moments that are the initial stages of a journey of a lifetime.
NEWBORN to 4 MONTHS
Quiet moments just sitting and watching baby sleep. The delight in their eyes when they see your face, the amazing strength with which they can grasp your finger. This is the perfect age for our Newborn shoot. Beautiful, quiet moments, captured in black and white, which will capture forever just how tiny this little person was. In years to come, you will look at these images and shake your head in amazement as you pick up size 13 basketball boots that are lying around on the bathroom floor. Capture the closeness and security they feel when being held by Mum and Dad and marvel in the contrasts in size and texture. This is a fleeting moment that is passed through all too quickly.
6 MONTHS to 9 MONTHS
It’s amazing what 6 months can do! No longer the snuggling, helpless baby, at this age life is lived at full pace - with lots of naps!! Bright eyes and personality in spades, they have a full time job exploring the world that surrounds them. Babies at this age don’t exist in the world by themselves, and Mum or Dad are never far away. We like to show this in our pictures, and sometimes parents are just represented, perhaps just a protective arm or a helping hand. This is the perfect age for our relationships portraits. It is also the perfect opportunity to make some beautiful, soft impressionistic portraits of Mother and baby together.
The first year has zipped by, and a cake with a single candle is the first of many more to come. A moving target full of energy and personality, with a clear idea of what they want, and when they want it! This i s the perfect age for a candid environmental portrait in your home. This gives us the opportunity to make images that capture them in a time and place, and in years to come, where ever you end up living, these images with automatically transport you back to this special time. This portrait session can include a mixture of beautiful black and whites and some soft pastel colour images, and should include a relaxed family portrait in your home.