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Flynn 17 days old

Flynn was only 17 days old when I met him and he was so adorable. The perfect sleeping little baby. I love his little suit and bow tie such a cute wee man. Here are my favourite shots of him. 

 

 

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Mhegan Jo 9 weeks old

This photo session was a real pleasure, since I photographed her mum when she was pregnant with Mhegan Jo. 

Baby Mhegan Jo was an absolute joy to photograph! She was very friendly, and happy to change her outfit several times for different looks. At this age, babies who are a few weeks old are pure joy — they stay where I put them, and they show their own little personalities!

 

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Max 10 days old

I absolutely adore baby Max. He is the sweetest baby ever and his parents are just some of the kindest people I have ever met. I loved meeting his older brother and their little dog Tequila. 

Here are some of his adorable images.

 

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Yvaine 8 weeks old

It’s time for the second of this week’s baby blog posts, I think I’ll be retouching baby skin in my sleep by the end of the week! I always edit newborns with a smile on my face though, who couldn’t when they’re so cute! This little girl is no exception at eight weeks old, baby Yvaine was lovely and content, watching me with her beautiful big eyes and flinging her arms all over the place! Here’s a little preview from her photoshoot. 

 

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Rebecca (Bex) 37 weeks pregnant

Bex was so stunning as she arrived at my studio. I couldn't believe she was 37 weeks pregnant her bump was teeny tiny. The odd time Bex had to stick her bump out a bit just so we could capture that beautiful shape.

It was difficult to choose from so many great photos. I loved her energy on the day of the shoot we had great fun. From freezing our backsides off in the garden to capturing her beautiful bump relaxing on the bed.

I’m looking forward to meeting Bex's new addition. Bet he will be absolutely gorgeous just like his mummy. 

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Bex 37 weeks

Bex was so stunning as she arrived at my studio. I couldn't believe she was 37 weeks pregnant her bump was teeny tiny. The odd time Bex had to stick her bump out a bit just so we could capture that beautiful shape.

It was difficult to choose from so many great photos. I loved her energy on the day of the shoot we had great fun. From freezing our backsides off in the garden to capturing her beautiful bump relaxing on the bed.

I’m looking forward to meeting Bex's new addition. Bet he will be absolutely gorgeous just like his mummy. 

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Little Lukas Newborn Photoshoot

Those first days with your newborn is such a special and memorable time. These are your first moments of parenthood, and they are priceless!

I was very fortunate to capture some beautiful images of Lukas at just a few weeks old. He was a dream to photograph and slept through most of the shoot.  I love this series of little Lukas he looks so peaceful in all of his shots. I am looking forward to seeing this little man again when he is a little older.

 

 

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Hugo 11 days old

What a brilliant start to the year, every day has been so busy with photo shoots but this one was particular special as it was my first shoot in Seaford. I was so honoured to meet such a gorgeous family, I wanted to take Hugo home with me what a dream baby. What I loved about Hugo was his choice in music from Pavarotti to Disco. I was amazed at how relaxed he was for the session too, every now and again letting me see his stunning navy eyes.

Mum and Dad were just brilliant and not afraid to try different poses, which hopefully they will like. My only regret was having to leave I could have spent the whole day taking photos but I think when you reach over 200 images I think that enough. Here is a sneak peek of the shoot I’m delighted how it turned out even with the over cast on the day. Hopefully Mum and Dad will love them as much as I do. 

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Ethan 4 1/2 weeks old

This sweet baby boy arrived at my home on a very cold Saturday. I was delighted to see that he was so calm and alert!  He really was a superbaby on the day. He  tried on different outfits from the hungry caterpillar to Father Christmas each one as adorable as the next! I was able to capture gorgeous awake newborn portraits as well as some artistic, modern sleepy newborn portraits. He was a photographer dream and I loved spending that time with him. Mum and Dad a happy with the shoot so here's a sneak peek. 

 

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Eliza's cake smash

Today I did a cake smash photo shoot with the beautiful Eliza who just turned One.

This little girl surprised me today as I really thought she would have smashed the cake. But to my surprise she was the perfect little lady, checking with mum and dad if it was okay to eat the cake. Once she realised she could eat the cake the shoot only lasted what felt like a few mins. 

I feel so honoured that I have seen this little girl grow over the year and a big well done to Mum & Dad as she is such a 'babe'. 

 

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Jack and George's Photo Shoot

Just finished Jack and George's photo shoot and I'm so happy with the results. I wanted to make sure that I kept them as natural as possible.  

Let me know what you think. 

 

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Maternity Photo shoot Brighton Beach

Maternity photo shoots should be a relaxing experience and this one certainly was. We had such a fantastic day and the weather was beautiful. Dawn was glowing and looked gorgeous in her blue dress. She has already booked in for her next photo shoot as she enjoyed the experience so much. Looking forward to seeing her again, along with her little Amelia. 

 

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A moment captured

What a wonderful day in the sun, I enjoyed every minute of it with my little girl. We had a lovely picnic on the beach and had fun playing in the garden. 

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The joy of shooting a newborn

Creating newborn and baby photos is a  joy and honour for me,  I love creating images that will last a life time. The happiness that the parents express when they see the end result, makes what I do even more satisfying. 

Often as busy new parents you never get the chance to spend an evening taken photos of your new family. I have very few images of all three of us together. But those few images I have of my daughter as a newborn are so precious and I cherish them so much - from her beautiful eyelashes, squishy lips, and soft wisps of hair, to her soft tiny hands and feet. In years to come, I will look back at these images and remember how she was so tiny enough to fit in the palm of my hand and the days when she fell asleep on my chest.

A photo, I believe, is something that stops a moment in time. To help us remember how you felt….right at that point in time. Their smell, their touch, their innocence and true beauty of being a newborn.

My photo sessions are easy going and relaxed and while I will always have a plan for our session together, your newborn always comes first and I very much work to your baby’s needs. If you have anything in particular you’d like in your session, I certainly welcome your ideas as I am constantly being inspired. 

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Amelia 8 months old

A little peek into my photo shoot with amazing Amelia. What an fantastic little girl, I enjoyed every minute of this photo shoot. She was great fun and didn't complain once, even when she was attacked by lots of bubbles. 

Amelia had a great time playing with bubbles, listening to her mummy singing 'row the boat' and being pushed on the swing in the park. A really fun photo shoot which most importantly Amelia enjoyed. 

What made this photo shoot even more special is that Amelia shares the same birthday as my own little Amelia. I have some beautiful shots for her mummy and daddy which I know they will be delighted with. 

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Arley 12 days old

What a fantastic day in Haywards Heath I couldn't have asked for a more perfect photo shoot with such a fabulous couple and the amazing Arley. 

Arley at only 12 days old was a pleasure to photograph I think I only heard him cry once. I took over 300 photos from his cowboy hat photos to his little feet enclosed in mum and dad's hands, I have a wonderful collection of beautiful images for mum and dad to go through. 

 

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Amelia 8 months old

What an energetic baby, at 8 months old she she never stops wriggling. At least I got to try out my new backgrounds and I'm really pleased with them. Cant wait to try them out properly tomorrow morning. 

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