Newborn photography Leicester, Safety & Training
As a Newborn Photographer in Leicester, I strongly believe that safety is the number 1 priority in any business, but most important when working with precious little lives!
I have undergone extensive training, my first workshop was in 2015, with Jillian Greenhill Photography from Abu Dhabi Dubai. Jillian came to the UK for our training and has a huge following of over 17,000 people! This was an amazing opportunity, and this is where all the magic happened. I’d never picked up a camera before this point and spent countless hours on YouTube, staying up till gone 3am whist looking after a baby and a toddler. But this is something I knew deep down id wanted to do, and when you want something enough you find a way to do it. I learnt so much on this course, lighting, styling, wrapping, posing and editing but most importantly safety. How to make sure we do everything in a safe manor. Please click here to read a blog I had written after the course. this course, I wouldn’t have started the business I have today!
Following on from this, I decided to go on another workshop with a very close friend of mine, Ellie from Lux Photography. We travelled down to Blackpool where we spent countless hours with Rachel Vanoven from Indianapolis, America on another extensive workshop. Rachel has a huge following, of over 237,000 people! This workshop recapped everything I had learnt from Jillian and incorporated parent and family training to. It was again another amazing experience, and much was learnt from this. I believe you can never stop growing and leaning. Safety obviously comes first and is at the forefront of all work with newborns, we looked at handling baby safely, setting up the studio safely and safe posing of newborns. Due to already attending workshops, this was a more advanced posing where we concentrated on more complex composite poses, such as potato sac and the Froggy. This again is done as a composite where an assistant helps supports babies head, and then supports baby’s arms and we merge the images together in Photoshop after.
We then fast forward to 2018, where a lot of exciting things are going to be happening for my business this year. We are refurbishing the studio at the end of march, revamping our products and creating new sessions. Im so excited to bring all of this to my clients! This is why I decided to go on another newborn course as I wanted to refine my poses and make sure everything was perfect for my clients.
This time, I trained with Stacey Natar, in Cheshire. I wanted to focus on lighting in this workshop. We had some amazing models in and managed to get through everything I wanted to cover. As a newborn photographer in Leicester I learnt a lot from this training, I had a few ‘light bulb’ moments and have now changed the way I do my session’s. This was the most intensive workshop out of the three and I gained so much knowledge on how to really understand the babies and use a different concept of lighting.
Im so honoured to have trained with three amazing teachers and can recommended them enough.
I had the pleasure of meeting Karin at my first workshop with Jillian, she owns Peas in a Pod and is a newborn, baby and family photographer in Fremantle, Australia.
Please see some of my work below
Leicestershire Cakesmash Photographer
As a Cake Smash photographer in Leicester I have done many different types of sessions, over the last year I have had the opportunity to work with different animals and have even more of a surprise for you in the next coming months, keep your eyes peeled for that.
Katy rang me to book her Cake Smash session with a specific idea in mind, she wanted to incorporate their family pet. This isn't something I normally do in our sessions due the deep studio cleans that have to follow but on this occasion her story was truly beautiful and I said yes. They do say a dogs your best friend and having one myself I do believe it.
Although this cake smash session in my Leicester studio was different to others we still captured little Darcey as I do with every other session. We first started with some before images and her mummy picked out our lilac and gold romper for her to wear. For each session, I have specially designed outfits to suit everybody’s tastes. We work closely with suppliers to ensure we have a variety of outfits. Majority of our lovely outfits come from Pixey Dust Photography Props.
On to the cake smashing time! We made sure we captured some images of Mr Woof on his own before bringing Darcey in and the cake out. For her theme her mummy decided she wanted to keep it all very natural and just add a little colour with the flowers on the cake. it’s really important to get the colour scheme right if your wish to display the images on a wall. After all bright pink doesn’t match with everything. My Giant Cup Cakes are from Dinas Cake Creations, she is truly amazing at what she creates for us. During the session I managed to create the perfect image of them looking at each other. Here’s a few sneak peaks from this part of the session.
And of course Mr Woof joined in with the bathing too! To have images of them both together is something special to their mummy and daddy and this is always something to treasure. Whether it’s something little or something bigger it’s always a pleasure ensuring I capture the images that means most, not just with this session but with every session!
Nanny also came to the session, after all this is her first grand child! She brought with her something very very important...her dads hat. Darcey rocked her great grandads hat in these images, as did Mr Woof.
For more information on our Cake Smash sessions please click here.
Leicestershire Newborn Baby Photography
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