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Baby Boy and Big Sister Portraits

I have to admit that this was one of the easiest newborn clients I've had.  They knew exactly what they wanted, which happened to be exactly the sort of portraits I like to create. They wanted brand new baby boy to be photographed in the baby weighing scales, a portrait of their daughter in her riding gear and then one of the two together.


Knowing what they wanted enabled me to concentrate on getting the best for them in each of those 3 portraits.  In the past I've found that I can spread myself too thinly trying to produce a multitude of variations in order that the clients have lots to choose from.  And although I still want my clients to have variety, I am increasingly aware that if I try to do too much I risk reducing the overall quality from that session. It is better to reduce the variety and maintain the quality in my opinion since quality is a very high priority of mine.


Not to mention, there is no point in causing a baby, or even a child, stress and aggravation of having to work to get a multitude of portraits when we can focus on what is actually wanted.


Amazingly we had an easy go of photographing this lovely little boy, particularly considering he was just over a month old, rather than the 2 weeks or under I prefer for newborns, and much to the surprise of Mum and Dad who didn't often get to enjoy such a lengthy amount of peace and quiet. Once we got him off the weighing scales where he wanted to continually stretch his legs out he lied peacefully and in quite a deep sleep on the beanbag leaving me to photograph him endlessly.


I love a sleeping baby and I could shoot for ages, forever finding different angles or a slightly better way to prop babies head up.  I actually have to consciously tell myself to stop before I shoot far more than we could possibly need, making more work for me during the selection stage.


And I'm finding that I really love being able to incorporate something about a child in their portrait, like in the one below, making it a more valuable keepsake for the future. The portraits mean much more to me so I can only imagine what they are going to mean to the family in years to come.  


So as always, if this is something of interest to you please get in touch. I offer no cost, no obligation consultations so you can meet me and see our studio along with everything we have to offer.  Its a great chance to discuss your ideas.  I don't ask you to book your session during these meetings so there is no need to feel obligated.  Pre-shoot consultations are also a great way to get to know each other before the session making it more comfortable and enjoyable for everyone.

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