Molly came with her lovely parents (whose wedding I photographed a couple of years ago), a big bunch of balloons and of course a tutu, for her second set of baby portraits. Molly is already on the move but was very obliging and sat still with the balloons for a little while. Once she’d got the measure of what was up she was off, showing off her crawling skills for the camera.
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Having my own baby has made me realise that I don’t just want gorgeous styled images of her, I want photographs of everyday things. Lunch. Baths. Naps (occasionally). Playtime. Real memories of my baby girl who is growing up all too fast.
Enough yukky stuff. Here’s bathtime.
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I had planned the party for quite a while – I’d been scouring Pinterest just a teeny bit too much, as usual. I seem to have a knack for over exaggerating my talents and thinking I can do it all, in a short amount of time. My sisters and I turned into baking obsessed maniacs the week before, or at least I did, and they put up with it. Isabella got to lick the spoon and wear her new apron.
I wanted spring colours, with bunnies, chicks and ducklings, combined with the more grown up idea of afternoon tea. Let’s face it, this was really a party for me. She didn’t know it was all for her. I’m hoping she’ll look back on the photos and know how special she is to me, my little Isabelladorable.
My little sweetpea is one!
Fondant fancies made more babyish:
Easter chick wreath, a Pinterest special. It was pretty easy to make. Just take a polystyrene wreath, double sided tape and a million (ok 130) chicks and stick together.
I found this donkey and cart on Party Pieces and had to have it
Macaroons. Batch one were a disaster, batch two, thanks to my sister Rosie (annoyingly she takes the credit) looked GOOD! This recipe from BraveTart (ace name) was the one that worked.
Biiiig yellow balloons
Birthday cake cake pops. Another Pinterest inspired idea.
Easter egg tree :-)
Duckling and chick shape jam sandwiches. My frugal and eco friendly Mum popped the leftover bits of sandwich (after the shapes had been cut out with cookie cutters) in the freezer. An easy snack for Isabella when I’m in a hurry!
With some of her Auntie Rhiannon, Rosie and Laura and Uncle Dom
The kids each had a cake pop with a candle to blow out while Isabella (me) blew out hers
Her first birthday cake! Baked in a sweetcorn tin as my Grandma used to do for us. The ruffles are really easy to ice on with buttercream (there is a tutorial on YouTube)
Don’t grab the flame!
There was more time to play with presents the next day
I keep saying it but it’s true. It’s hard to believe how much a baby grows in it’s first year. They go from a tiny squishy helpless bundle to a laughing, mobile, fully interactive mini me in twelve short months.
Here’s how much my baby has grown.
I do lots of ‘watch them grow’ portrait for babies, which includes three sessions in the babies first year. Usually these are taken when the baby is a couple of weeks old, again around six months, and then around the big milestone – their first birthday. The three sessions are £150 in total, and then you choose which products you’d like. Please get in touch using the button below if you’d like to have a chat about turning your little one into a budding model.
I took the last of Francis’ “Watch Them Grow” portraits last Autumn – I still find it incredible how much a baby changes in it’s first year. When babies are about one they are a pleasure to photograph, their little characters are clear to see and they are cheeky and funny. Francis was no exception, he’s grown into a very sweet, inquisitive little man!
If you’re interested in booking a baby or child portrait photography session, or a ‘Watch Them Grow’ scheme (three photography sessions over the course of a babies first year) then please get in touch! You can contact me by clicking on the button directly below this post.
Time flies by so fast, it’s hard to believe that I first photographed Sam as a three month old baby a year ago. He’s now walking and into everything, keeping his Mum and Grandma on their toes! His Mum brought him over for his third and final portrait from his ‘Watch Them Grow’ series on a lovely November day, and he enjoyed exploring my garden. He was a prefect little model – and the first portrait I’ve had in my own garden since moving back home from Newby Hall. I’ll be doing more of these, so I think plenty of gardening is on the agenda for this year. Best get hubby out there with the lawnmower!
Sam grew rather a lot last year:
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Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. All of my family are descending on Friday so it will be chaotic, busy and lovely, just how it should be! I’m looking forward to Isabella’s first Christmas, my little Santa baby looks gorgeous in her Christmas dressing gown!
Now that I have a little studio at Newby Hall, I am photographing more and more cute babies. Francis was a little star, he’s a very happy little chap and was quite prepared to be photographed! This is the first of his ‘Watch Them Grow’ sessions – in this scheme babies are photographed when they are a month or two old, then again at about 7 months when they can sit up, and lastly when they are around a year old. It’s great for me getting to know the babies and seeing how much they change, and Mum and Dad get a lasting reminder of their babies first year.
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