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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...

Happy 2nd Birthday Wian!

Now this little man is precious!!!! Wow. I first met him when he was 10 months old. He was busy! Then he came for his first birthday photo session and just a few weeks ago I saw him again for his second birthday shoot.He started off a little shy but very soon...

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Why Makeup is a Good Idea for Photographs

  Many ladies do not wear any makeup at all and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Except it can create problems when it comes to having your photograph taken. I totally understand the reasoning that that is how you look and the photograph should reflect who...

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Beauty Transformation | Beautiful Claudia

This Beauty TransformationTM has really and truly touched my heart. I honestly cried while editing these photographs; it is still so moving to see how much Claudia has been transformed. She can now say with confidence, " I am...

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Birthday Party Dress Up Fun Photo Session

What could be more fun than a dress up and photograph party for a deserving 9 year old girl? Pascale's mom had this great idea to use me as the entertainment for her daughter's birthday party. I was really touched. So I got together some dress up items like fancy...

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Children…precious beyond measure

James 1:27 says this, "Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world."My youngest brother and my sister are adopted so I and my husband have a very...

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Fun in the Rain | Family Photo Session

What an absolute blast it was to photograph this super fun family in the pouring ran. This photo session was a surprise birthday present for the mom so it had to happen on the set date and at the set time. I chatted with them in the morning and it was agreed we...

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5 Tips to Get Children to Smile Naturally

Children do not know how to smile naturally so when you tell them to smile or say, 'Cheese' for a photograph you will definitely not get what you are looking for. You will most probably get the smile in the photo on the left when you actually want something more like...

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5 Simple Steps to Losing Weight!

I did an article a while back about How to Not Look Fat {for photos}. That was about how to pose and hide the not so good bits with clever photography. But actually you can get rid of some of those wobbly bits just by following 5 simple steps in your daily diet.Before...

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