Meet Miss A, just 10 days old and such a sweetheart! She didn’t want to nap during her home studio session but it did not matter at all, because we were able to get a lot of gorgeous wide awake shots that her parents will treasure for years to come. Taken in my clients own home.
I had the pleasure of photographing her big sister at my Ellenbrook home studio 2 years ago when she too was a teeny tiny bundle of goodness. Big sis, Miss E slept just about her entire session at 8 days old. I love comparing photos between siblings I have done newborn sessions for previously.
This cute little Miss 2 didn’t really want anything to do with Mums maternity session. Or me :), and I didn’t think we would be able to get her into any of the shots. After a little bit of play (and trickery) she came around a little more and we managed to get some great natural unposed images. I just love these photos of Mum and Daughter together. Sometimes the best shots are the unplanned ones.
Working with toddlers can be really difficult at times, this particular age group is one of the hardest to work with (you should see my family photography images involving toddlers! :))) The trick is to firstly stay calm (parents and photographers) and just work with their mood and personality. Some come in all eager and ready to go, then drop without any notice leaving you with a toddler giving you nothing more than red faced tantrum images. While others start off shy, then towards the end of the session are really getting quite into it and are not ready to go home. I never force a toddler to get into pictures, and quite often if you ignore them and continue taking photos of the rest of the family, they naturally feel a little left out and end up wanting to join in anyway.
I was really looking forward to meeting this beautiful baby girl for this studio session. Having photographed her big brother when he was just a tiny newborn, I was excited to see him again as a toddler. I just love it when they come back with oodles of personality! Babies really do grow up so fast!
Miss M was a darling baby to photograph. With her beautiful smooth skin and minimal hair, she was an absolute doll.
Heres a little secret:
Big brother did not want to be near his new little sister. I was warned by her parents I may not be able to get one of them both together as they have tried themselves since her birth. They were right! On this day, he refused to have a photo taken with her but I could see it was really important to my clients so I just made it happen in post processing. I photographed him on his own with his parents tempting him with food on the beanbag and then composited an image of the two of them together taking one of Miss M’s solo bean bag shots. The sibling image in the galley below were two separate images 🙂
This is such a common scenario with toddlers and their new baby brothers or sisters that even if I cannot get them together during the actual photo session, I will still be able to give the parents that much wanted image of their two (or more) children together 🙂
These pretty twins were photographed in a very quick 5 minute session in their daycare playground after I finished a commercial session at the premises. It was a great opportunity to grab a few shots, they were such naturals in front of the camera! I do love outdoor shots of children. They seem to love the outdoors and throw in some playground equipment or two, and it gets even better!
If your child or children LOVE the camera, ask me about my micro mini sessions. These are super quick sessions (5 to 10 minutes) designed to get just a few professional shots
It’s always exciting going back to photograph a family the second time around when second baby comes along. I love seeing my clients again and especially love seeing how much baby no 1 has grown, quite often into a very active toddler!
Meet the newest little addition Mister I, less than 2 weeks old and such a sweet baby he is!
I met this lovely couple before young Mister M was born for their first studio maternity session. Then I had the pleasure of meeting Mister M as a tiny 10 day old newborn. Now just a little over one year later, his little baby brother is set to make his entrance into the world. The couple was looking for something different this time around, foregoing the studio session for a combined maternity and family photo session. It was probably for the best because this little fellow was just so active, he didn’t walk, he ran! And I loved every second of chasing his happy little self. He provided me plenty of gorgeous photo opportunities, what a cutie! Now I am looking forward to meeting his baby brother due very soon.
I prefer to do all my outdoor location sessions either first thing in the morning, or later in the evening when the sun is not so high in the sky. This provides beautiful lighting conditions. As summer approaches the sun will be setting much later in the day and is quite often right before little ones bed time. I understand a lot of small children can get a little grumpy at this time as well. Usually however, the excitement of going somewhere away from home tends to make them forget all their troubles and they get that second burst of energy. But for all you early morning risers, a morning session is perfect when young ones are feeling fresh and eager to start the day.
Up until the end of November 2018 I am offering Holiday Mini Sessions. These are 20 to 30 minute location sessions for $175 including 20 to 30 plus high resolution digital images available by digital download. See my pricing page here for more details. https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/newborn-photography-prices/
I met and photographed this little sweet pea when she was just 4 weeks new and I was so excited to see her again as a 1 year old. She was absolutely amazing during her photo session. It’s always extra special for me to see my little newborn baby clients growing up into happy, adorable children. This pretty little girl was such a natural and I loved spending every minute of the session with her. We had balloons, bubbles and finished off the session with a mini cupcake smash.