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The perfect Xmas present for little Esmé

Bump to baby photography is one of the most joyous aspects of life as  a family portrait photographer . It is not simply the knowledge those images you take are going to be treasured for a lifetime. It is also the thrill of seeing that family again and being able to capture the changes as their children grow.

This baby bump session is a perfect example. Little Esmé was barely a few days old when we first photographed her with a tired but happy Mum and Dad. Now she is awaiting the perfect Xmas present. A new baby brother. Mum wanted something lighter and more ethereal for her maternity photographs and although too young to really know what was going on Esmé naturally wanted to have a part of the attention.

We are so glad mum allowed us to share these special moments with you. To arrange your baby bump session or simply find out a little more about how we can help you remember this wonderful part of life just give us a call on 01296 615631. We love to talk

Lets not throw the baby out with the bathwater!

smiling baby portraitMumsnet the Mothers and Baby forum have been in the news again. This time railing against the behaviour of certain reps and  aggressive baby photographers on the maternity wards. Continue reading »

A basic toolkit for new models

Over time a model develops their own style. They get to know what looks good on them and what style of work they are best suited to. Everyone has to start somewhere however so here are  a couple of suggested lists by professional models of the sort of ‘basics’ every model ought to have. Your list may vary of course but at least this advice from successful  models will help get you started. First though a few general tips from the photographers point of view.

Celebrate your baby bump

It was Demi Moore who started it with the famous Vanity Fair baby bump cover by photographer Annie Leibovitz. Since then thousands of women have celebrated their pregnancy with tasteful maternity photographs. Not all wish to go quite so far as Demi Moore of course but it remains a wonderful way of remembering that special period in a woman’s life and of sharing it with others. With Victoria Beckham now pregnant rumours are rife that she will also do a pregnancy photo session when the time is right.

Even if you do not wish to go as far as Demi Moore with your pregnancy photographs it is still possible to get some wonderfully evocative images of this special time that will give years of pleasure in the future. To give you some ideas below are some photographs from a recent maternity and baby bump photography shoot by photographer Baron Bratby, with thanks to the clients who have allowed us to use these images. Continue reading »