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Another Client Returns for More Newborn Portraits

I've been very fortunate this year to have several families return to have done for their second child what we did for their first. Its nice to know they were happy enough the first time to return. Its also great fun to see how the first has grown.


Having 2 children to photograph together, although challenging, opens up a whole new variety of portrait. I'm able to use my usual props differently. Like in this one with the baby in the pram. I love that we get an image of this little girl proudly pushing her little brother. This is something that no doubt will be a memory for her parents of no only her helping with her brother on walks but also of her pushing her own dolls in her own pram.


When Mum came to pick up her portraits she looked at this one and said this is so much more than just a photograph.  "It is a real portrait that I am so happy to have on my wall.". 



This is what I've always aimed to create. Anyone can take photographs but its always been my desir…

Hinckley Vintage Fair, All Over for Another Year

I love all things Vintage. I'm not sure where this comes from, whether it's the memories much of it evokes or just the sheer beauty of it all. I always find myself drawn to the old and often worn pieces. And don't get me started on wood. Wooden boxes, crates, trunks, and drawers all catch my eye. This is closely followed by leather satchels and then china teacups and saucers. I love it all.


So when my friend Kirsty mentioned that she needed a hand with the fair she had organised it was a no brainer. A chance to spend the day with my good friend and be able to shop amongst so much loveliness was an excellent way to spend a Sunday. It was even worth foregoing my Sunday lie in and I don't give those up for just anything.

(I bought a fantastic old teddy bear from this stall for my Christmas scene this week - This is Honey Picked Vintage, a great local business for vintage pieces)

While I was there I thought I'd also do what I do best, take photos. I shared what I could…

Christmas Mini Sessions are Coming Soon...

Dates: Thursday November 19th ~ 2pm to 7pm & Saturday November 21st 10am to 4pm


30 Minute Session for just £99 which includes 4 full resolution digital files.

These sessions are ideal for capturing a special holiday memory which can be used in calendars, on Christmas cards or for variety of gifts great for Christmas.


Ring us on 01455611069 or email us at christina@christinalauderportraits.com to book an appointment.

And as an added bonus we are going to use these sessions to scout out our next model for one of our original signature sessions which will include a complimentary fine art canvas print. We'll be looking for character and that something special that sets them apart.


Another Month and Another Gold Winning Portrait

Its always a pleasure to see the results in the Societies monthly competition. It reassures me that I am still creating something special for my clients and it gives me the hope that I might once again add a trophy to my collection. So far now for January I have 5 images in with a chance of bringing home an award. And I have to say hoping for the chance is half the fun.

Here is this month's gold image. Its one I created for my Fellowship panel nearly a year ago.


I should probably start working on one for this month now, particularly since its the last month to submit for the 2015 awards.