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Newborn Baby Portraits

I had another opportunity to photograph a lovely wee baby. I love that I get these opportunities to have a cuddle with such small babies, even though it makes me quite nostalgic for when my daughter was that new.  I'm always mesmerised by how tiny they are and how adorable they look when they are sleeping. 


Actually I don't know why it took me so long to do these sleeping baby newborn sessions considering nearly 11 years ago I built up quite the collection of photos of my daughter asleep.  I could never resist. She was just so cute when she was sleeping. I just wish I had the skills, equipment and props that I have now as I would have loved to have one of my newborn portraits of my own daughter.  And such portraits weren't being offered by many photographers back then so having them done professionally never occurred to me. 


For this session I created a new look by layering fabrics. I try as often as possible to create new work so that my clients can have more choice.  …

Portraits of a Little Girl Named Chloe

Today I was greeted by an eager and smiley little girl named Chloe.  "Close your eyes", she said with obvious excitement. So I did, wondering why on earth she would want me to do this.  And then she presented me with a picture she had made for me that morning, as she waited to attend her portrait session with me.  This lovely little girl had only met me once during our initial consultation, and was a little tired and grumpy at that time.  But she still wanted to make me a picture which made me feel honoured.


I pride myself on having patience with the children I work with.  Its not always easy but given that I never do more than one shoot a day I find it is always possible. Parents often say they don't know how I can be so patient.  I just try to put myself in their shoes. Having to sit still while a stranger flashes a light in their face isn't exactly an exciting way to spend an hour or so, which to a child is like an eternity.

So I do my best to make conversation t…