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Perfect Time to Photograph Newborn Baby

So when exactly is the perfect time to photograph a newborn baby? The answer used to be between six and fourteen days abut after seven years of photographing well over a hundred newborns I have come to realise that the answer is not so simple.   I have...

Cake Smash and Master Artist Photo Sessions

My birthday is my favourite day of the year. I get to have loads of fun and spend it with my whole family. Celebrating your little one’s birthday should be something fun and memorable. I actually think that the first birthday should be your party congratulating you...

Introducing PhotoBlocks

We have a new product offering and we are so excited about it....PhotoBlocks.  These blocks are lovingly and painstakingly handmade. We start with a raw wooden block and stand it down to a smooth finish. A vintage whitewash is then applied. Your favourite...

Newborn Safety during a Photo Session

  Newborn photographing is becoming more and more popular. The resultant photographs are so beautiful and dreamy that many photographers and people with cameras are launching themselves, untrained, into an area of photography that is not for the untrained! It is not...

What to Wear to a Spring Family Session

The birds are chirping, the buds are blooming, and winter is officially over. That means it’s time for your spring family session. Here are a few wardrobe tips to ensure the whole gang looks smashing.     Play up the face that it's Spring! Have a necklace with a...

Appreciate your parents

Why do we have this idea that we only want to take photographs of our young children? What about photographs of our adult children? Photographs are not just to remember what our children were like when they were small, they also capture the connections, the love, the...

The number one tip to getting natural smiles

Kiddies are completely unpredictable, even the older ones that we expect to sit and smile sweetly. They can be so adorable and easy going and laughing uncontrollably one minute, and the next minute, turn that charm off completely. They will typically smile for you all...

The beauty of pregnancy

Every session is unique in its own way but some families just stand out. The Bacalhau Family is one such family for me. Izabelle was the epitome of the glowing pregnant lady. She was positively radiant and she didn't even realise it. She carried with such grace and...

Tips for emotionally preparing your husband for your family session

For some of us, preparing our husbands for the family photo session is as exhausting as preparing the kids. If your husband is happy-go-lucky about photo day, that’s excellent. If you’re dealing with someone who’s reluctant, however, then here are some things you can...

9 Tips for a Successful Photo Session with Children

  We all know that family photos are so important but actually having a successful session with children, no matter their age does take some preparation and there really is an art to getting it right.   Here is my checklist of things that go a long way to ensuring...

9 Tips for a Successful Photo Session with Children

  We all know that family photos are so important but actually having a successful session with children, no matter their age does take some preparation and there really is an art to getting it right.   Here is my checklist of things that go a long way to ensuring...

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Family Photo Session with a Difference

When Heloise called and asked for a family photo session but she wanted to do it on a construction site my creative juices kicked into overdrive. For safety reasons we're not allowed on a construction site but who says we cab't use oversized construction vehicles...

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The Importance of Maternity Photos

Well, well. I cannot believe that I last blogged a year ago!! That is just insane. Where did the year go? I realised that I have seriously neglected my blog and have now made time to blog each week. I have great articles and topics I am so excited to share and of...

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Celebrating the small things in life

My little man is eight months old and I just adore him. We've had an eventful month. He has five teeth that we all worked very hard for. He is rather a dramatic little man and kept us up many, many nights. He is also crawling and standing up against anything that will...

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Medication and Breastfeeding {an expert’s advice}

I asked a friend of mine, Dorle Verrinder, to answer some common questions about breastfeeding that I often get asked.    She has an M.Sc in Dietetics and a special interest in breastfeeding support. She completed additional paediatric modules with the British...

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Loving someone else’s child

Adoption is a topic of many of my conversations as my husband and I have recently adopted a baby boy, David Zachary. Something I hear very often is, "I cannot love somebody else's child."    David at almost three weeks old, on the day I took him from the hospital to...

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