Weekly Roundup • 30th April – 4th May

Posted on 20th May 2018 by Admin under April 2018, Cake Smash, Family Portraits, May 2018, Siblings, Toddlers
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Little Elodie visited the Boutique Baby Studio after a recommendation from her cousin Alyssia who had just completed a Baby’s First Year collection. She was in full party mode and ready to celebrate her first birthday with a very girly cake smash photoshoot. Pretty pink was the theme and I just love the images we captured. Yet again, a cake from Jessica Yates Cakes made the whole event extra special!

      

 

One year old Erin was in the studio to celebrate the final session of her Baby’s First Year collection and just look how happy she was about it! Can I keep her?! I’m an especially big fan of her little ‘Royal wave’ in the second image. She’s perfected it just in time for the Royal Wedding this weekend. What a pro!

   

 

The last time I saw little Soraya she was just a baby now she’s a big three! This time she visited the Baby Boutique Studio for a joint session with her one year old cousin Theo. To set the the solo and family shots apart, we decided to mix up the set-ups between a combination of patterned, floral and plain coloured backgrounds and it definitely did the trick!

      

 

I first met this lovely family when Mum and Dad brought their second child Samuel in for a Baby’s First Year collection. Since then, he’s got a brand new younger brother Noah so it was the perfect time to capture a full family shot with Mum, Dad and older brother Benjamin. Noah was a little snoozy during the shoot (it’s tough work being a newborn!) but in the end, Mum and Dad preferred his awake shots for their final collection.

 

Tummy time can be a little hit and miss at just three months old but not if you’re Jenson – he was an absolute natural! I love his little dungarees (always a cute outfit choice) and once we threw in a bucket for him to sit in, this session basically shot itself!

  

 

Six week old Ava was fast asleep when she arrived in the studio so we took the opportunity to snap a few sleepy shots before she woke up. Once awake we were able to capture some brilliant alert faces, complete with super-cute headbands from Beautiful Bows to top things off. Perfect!

     

 

Some little ones grow so fast! Harlan may only be 15 months old but that isn’t stopping him from getting about – he was not only walking but running around during his recent visit. It was great getting to capture this milestone however the studio’s many colourful props certainly came in handy when trying to pin him down!

   

 

Amelie was in a great mood when she visited the studio – I just love her little button nose and colourful dress. Frame them against some neutral toned backgrounds and they really come alive. At just three months old, I hope to see her back in the studio again for another smile-filled session!

 

Weekly Roundup • 23rd – 27th April

Posted on 14th May 2018 by Admin under April 2018, Cake Smash, Family Portraits, Newborn, Siblings
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Another week, another colourful selection of visitors to the Boutique Baby Studio! First up was six month old Imogen-Rae who was so excited to celebrate her photoshoot that she brought her Disney princess friends along to get in on the action too! Imogen-Rae looked adorable in her matching little princess headband (complete with crown!) and was a natural poser – especially when it came to foot-grabs. My favourite!

     

Imogen-Rae wasn’t the only one to bring some company to the Baby Boutique Studio recently, Caleb brought along his foxy friend again for some smile-filled poses at his second photoshoot! At just six months old, Caleb has already perfected tummy time, shooting some gorgeous smiles at my camera. Doesn’t he look sharp in his snazzy shirt too?

Family shoots are a great opportunity for everyone to get involved and capture memories that’ll last forever. Little Ajwa was in the studio recently for some solo snaps but when her sisters Abeera and Adan joined her in front of the camera, the shoot really came alive. I love the purple and floral tones – throw the girls’ parents into the mix and before long, we’d captured some images that the whole family can treasure for a lifetime!

      

 

The best part of first birthday celebrations? Cake smashes of course – and one year old Fox certainly loved to smash, smash, SMASH! This super little guy came dressed as his favourite superhero The Incredible Hulk so I just had to whip out my comic-book backdrop (and edit the colours slightly to match). What a perfect combination! He didn’t hold back either – As soon as that cake appeared, not even Iron Man could’ve held little Fox back from smashing!

 

Sometimes, less is more. That was certainly the case with lovely Mia. At just six months old, she visited the studio for a shoot with her Mum and we soon decided that neutral, calming colours were the way to go to match her blush pink dresses. Throw in a floral bonnet (any excuse!) and we soon had a collection of natural looking images that Mia’s Mum and Dad can cherish forever!

    

 

Everyone loves getting cosy – especially Harlan. This smiley little nine month old visited the studio and had photographs taken in his comfy baby-gro- perfectly framed against my starry night backdrop. We also found time for a bucket pose before his shoot time was up. As with all prop set-ups, Mum was on hand to ensure Harlan’s safety at all times.

 

Aleena-Beau dazzled in her glam themed shoot and I just loved her headband which is from a belly-dancer outfit of hers! Her Mum had suggested we celebrate her first birthday with a safari-themed cake smash so that’s exactly what we did – even if it was a few months late! Pandas, parrots, lemurs – everyone was invited to Aleena-Beau’s birthday shindig and thankfully there was enough cake to go round. Brilliant!

  

 

When it comes to birthday parties, the rule is: the more the merrier! That’s why Rose’s Mum and Dad decided to get involved with her one year celebrations. Once we’d captured a few family shots (with matching floral headbands for Mum and Daughter!) it was time for the main event: Cake smash! We chose a pink tutu to match the colourful cake perfectly and the party-themed backdrop really did the trick!

   

 

Keeping the streets safe is tiring work! George’s Dad is a policeman so when he suggested using his hat as a prop in his newborn shoot, I thought it was the perfect way to add a personal touch to his new baby boy’s photo collection. Newborns this size can be tricky to shoot however we were able to get some touching images of little George in variety of poses before the session was over. The little swaddle and inclusion of the suitcase prop were perfect for showcasing just how teeny little ones are at this age. Amazing!

    

Weekly Roundup • 17th – 20th April

Posted on 29th April 2018 by Admin under April 2018, Cake Smash, Newborn, Siblings
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Newborn twins Indi and Isla were just three weeks new when they visited the Baby Boutique Studio and don’t they just look lovely all cosied up together! These two didn’t open their eyes once during their trip which made it easy get some snaps of them with their little lamb teddies. Their Mum called them ‘little lambs’ so this was a brilliant personal touch!

 

Daisy’s mum sent me a picture of the tutu she planned to bring along to her birthday cake smash session so I was able to arrange a pastel coloured cake to match it. It just goes to show how much a little bit of pre-session planning helps to ensure you get the best pictures possible. I just love the colourful polkadot theme throughout this collection!

    

 

Little Zhou had the most amazing mermaid outfit to wear during her session, complete with a super-cute crochet bikini. She even had a matching Cuddle and Kind doll to include, too. We threw in the sparkly ‘ONE’ letters to mark her big day and added a floral bonnet to finish things off in style!

  

 

The last time I saw little Ava she was just three months old and now she’s one! It’s great getting to see how much she’s grown – she’s even dancing and was throwing some moves in the studio, performing for the camera. The first image below showcases her super cool ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ dance before we moved on to her girly cake smash session. Ava loved the buttercream but then again – who wouldn’t?

  

 

Jax is just one and has come on leaps and bounds since his last visit as a newborn. He’s now an astronaut – well, in front of the camera at least! His parents had fun looking through all my backdrops in the studio and eventually picked a sky-themed background to match his star man outfit!

 

 

Carys and her little sister Bethan had matching tutus for their photoshoot – and Carys’ even had a matching birthday cake for her cake smash session! However before she got her hands on the cake, it was lovely getting to get a couple of individual snaps of the pair.

   

 

Eight month old Arthur is the happiest little guy with the cutest hairstyle to boot! He’s already trying to stand up so I’m sure the next time I see him he’ll be all over the studio’s props and toys. Wait until he spots the studio’s race car!

Weekly Roundup • 9th – 13th April

Posted on 23rd April 2018 by Admin under April 2018, Family Portraits, Siblings, Toddlers
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Jordi was just nine days young when he visited the Boutique Baby Studio for his newborn session recently. Mum and Dad followed the preparation details given perfectly and so we were able to make the most of his time in front of the camera! As a result, we captured a wide variety of photographs for their newborn collection. Jordi’s parents just loved black and white tones – and as these are included as standard alongside colour images on the USBs provided with each package – I made sure to use the best colours and lighting to create the perfect monochrome lights and shadows!

       

 

Three year old Billy is no stranger to the studio having visited a handful of times during his Baby’s First Year package but it was lovely to see him back again – this time as a big brother to four week old Rory. Billy can’t get enough of dinosaurs at the moment so as well as using his very own T-Rex tail in a creative sibling shot, we also made a heart shape using his own toy dino collection. I wasn’t the only one who loved this image – it’s been shared numerous times on social media and I’ve already had various requests to recreate it in upcoming sessions. As with all shoots, safety is the top priority. These images are a composite, with Mum just inches away from baby Rory at all times. Oh and no Dinosaurs were harmed in the making of these pics either!

  

 

7 month old Kayden is growing up so fast! Having visited four months ago during a Baby’s First Year package, he’s now sitting up – it’s just so lovely to watch this adorable little guy become more of a photography natural. For this shoot we created a varied collection using props, colourful backgrounds and a few personal touches thrown in for good measure. See you for your first birthday cake smash session in September, Kayden!

 

Some babies love their time in the studio so much they don’t want to miss a moment of it. That was certainly the case for newborn Layla, who was wide awake for every moment of her shoot. While this can sometimes make for a tricky session, it didn’t matter at all to Layla who was the most chilled out baby ever. She loved following my camera around whilst making the most adorable expressions and smiles. Such a great change of pace getting to photograph newborn babies awake!

 

 

Archie has the best arm rolls – throw in that super dapper swept hair-do, snappy bow-tie and smiley little face and I just can’t handle how cute he is! He was all smiles and giggles during his all-blue themed photoshoot. What a perfect model!

  

 

This week was the second week of the school holidays which meant more opportunities to shoot older brothers and sisters. Brothers Joseph and Tommy loved visiting the studio for their sibling photoshoot. You can tell they’re brothers, too – just look at those amazing eyelashes. The camera loved them!

 

 

Not only did five month old Nathan love tummy time (what a pro!), he couldn’t get enough of looking around the studio from inside a bucket whilst perfectly framed with a lovely hot-air balloon backdrop. As he’s not yet able to sit up independently, Mum and Dad were close at hand to offer support. They even decided to get in on the photography fun and have a family snap taken alongside Nathan – what a perfect family memory to capture!

 

 

The last time Joseph visited the studio was for his newborn session so it was lovely to photograph him again with his big sister. Using different backgrounds for each of their individual shots is a simple way of adding character to their full collection – plus Joseph’s sister was wearing a colourful rainbow skirt, which matched her chosen backdrop perfectly!

  

Weekly Roundup • 3rd – 6th April

Posted on 12th April 2018 by Admin under April 2018, Cake Smash, Newborn, Siblings
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Bella came prepared when she visited the Boutique Baby Studio in Manchester recently. Pearls, a ballerina outfit, a super cute cheeky face – She had the lot! Who can blame her though? It was her first birthday and she was celebrating in style with a cake smash photo shoot, complete with another beautiful bake from Jessica Yates Cakes. This pink and purple cake matched the purple backdrop perfectly, which was handy because Bella’s Mum picked it specifically having looked through the blog before her visit. Doesn’t she look pretty? Unfortunately the same can’t be said for the cake – it didn’t last long!

       

 

The best thing about visiting the Boutique Baby Studio has to be the variety! Smiley Noah found that out during his recent shoot which incorporated a good mix of styles including an vintage look and an aeroplane detour. To finish things up, we thew in a few neutral, traditional colours and used a lovely flokati rug set up with knitted shorts. This colour always works perfectly for blonde babies. I love it!

    

 

Five-month-old George may not have been confident enough to sit up on his own quite yet but he was more than happy to chill out in a bucket for a selection of shots. He just loved being comfy – clearly he’s a fan or taking it easy! Of course as with all shots like these, Mum was on hand at all times to provide support and safety – I simply edited her out. Don’t worry about that though George, put those feet up!

  

 

Four month old Isla loved every part of her visit to the studio. From the moment she left the pram she was all smiles and loved being propped up in a bucket so she could see exactly what was going on. It must have tired her out though as she was fast asleep by the time we were done!

 

 

With Summer fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to mix up the outfits used in my shoots. Six month old Max looked beach ready in his holiday linens, casual teeshirt and framed against a holiday-themed boat background. Plus, I just loved how he held his little toes while sitting up. My job’s easy sometimes!

 

 

With schools closed for the Easter holidays, this week has been the perfect time to capture some shots with older siblings who may ordinarily be unavailable. They’re usually great at getting the little ones smiling too. 7 month old Leo looked cosy posing in his nappy for that pure baby look in the bathtub and a basket from the studio. I love how the bright blue background compliments his sparkly eyes!

    

 

These two were bros for life and they’ve got the mating tee shirts to prove it! Using neutral backgrounds, we were able to match pictures from previous sessions which work well for their home decor. Little Raife has been in a few times during his Baby’s First Year sessions and it’s just lovely to see him growing up. Look at him covering his ears when playing peekaboo, what a cutie!

 

 

As a huge fan of Glastonbury Festival, I was over the moon to see Annie sporting a babygro from last year’s event. It matched perfectly with a floral crown (luckily, my studio’s fully stocked with them), tutu and sunglasses – which she much preferred to chew and not wear! Mum also loved the idea of floral bonnets and as a huge fan of them myself, who am I to say no? See you at the Other Stage, Annie!

   

 

Little Nancy was back in the studio recently for the second of three sessions as part of her Baby’s First Year session. We decided to use the same pink flokati rug with a yellow wrap and headband that we used in previous shoots to show off just how much she’s grown in such a short space of time. How time flies!

 

 

For the second of three Baby’s First Year shoots, six-month-old Lyla decided to pose with her sister again after a similar newborn image got so much love! She looks teeny tiny in comparison and is now sitting, smiling and looking adorable in the studio’s tutus and dresses. Looks like I’m not the only fan of these three floral backgrounds too, they’re quickly becoming a client favourite!

 

Newborn sessions can often be hard to predict, especially when babies aren’t in a regular feeding and sleeping routine. Add two excitable toddlers to the mix and you could have all out chaos on your hands. Luckily that wasn’t the case with this shoot. These two were so well behaved and gentle with their new little brother. All three have been through my studio now. What an honour it is to capture these moments!

 

Tamara was over the moon with her cake smash this afternoon! She just loved to squish up the delicious sponge – sure, it’s a shame to smash up such a great cake from Jessica Yates Cakes – but it’s worth it for these images! Like what you see? The tutu, vest and little crown are all available in the studio for clients to use!

 

 

Macauley just loves to bite! Here he is at 6 months chewing a blue basket and again six months later attempting to chew a car – Some things never change! Having booked a cake session in advance, Mum since discovered that Macauley is dairy intolerant. Solution? Jelly smash!

 

Weekly Roundup • 26th – 29rd March

Posted on 8th April 2018 by Admin under Cake Smash, March 2018, Outdoor Session, Toddlers
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My models have the best taste. Just look at lovely 8 month old Evie who visited the Boutique Baby Photography Studio recently. I just LOVED her dress. If only they made it in my size! Evie’s mum brought lots of outfits along to her session but in the end we ended up using one of the studio’s many dresses and props for her final snaps. She looks glowing set against bright and pastel palettes and was the perfect little poser, happy to do lots of different set-ups with a smile on her cute little face.

    

Ayda visited for her newborn session recently and was a perfect sleepy baby. She absolutely loved being swaddled but then again, what newborn wouldn’t love a little swaddle? That’s how the stork delivers them, right? Ayda’s Mum loved the studio’s little bonnets so we ended up using lots of them and after a while, little Ayda couldn’t resist opening her eyes to have a little nosy.

For Harry’s first birthday his mum wanted a colouful cake smash – and that’s exactly what we got! Thanks to a new collaboration between myself and the amazing Jessica Yates Cakes these photoshoots have never looked better! I always make sure to get a few non-cake images too before the cheeky birthday boy got stuck in and made a right old mess!

 

 

I love doing outdoor sessions. They provide an opportunity for more variety that you just can’t get in a traditional studio setting. I went outside recently with 2 year old Scarlett and her Mum for a change of scenery. She’s had three previous shoots in the studio as part of a Baby’s First Year package and fancied something a little different. I love these candid and natural images. With winter behind us and summer ahead, now is the perfect time to book a outdoor session – and Manchester has an abundance of beautiful locations to choose from. Canals, street art, suburbs, green spots – I have so many favourite spots, it can be hard to choose just one!

 

Psst.. here’s a little secret about Cake Smash Sessions – Once your little one’s done smashin’, you get to take the left over cake home with you! Joel had a brilliant time getting messy to celebrate his very first birthday. The blue and yellow cake provided the perfect contrast to the starry night backdrop from my studio. Plus, blue and yellow is my favourite colour combination, so it was a win-win situation all round!

 

Little Theia isn’t even three months old yet but she already knows how to strike a pose. Set against this lovely polkadot backdrop, she looked instantly photogenic. Dots make a great replacement for the usual florals but I do love a good floral, so I won’t be straying too far!

Some babies aren’t quite sure what to make of a photo session at first, like six month old Poppy who was initially a little unsure about her new surroundings. However by taking my time and using some familiar toys provided my Mum and Dad, we got exactly what we were after in no time!

Babies come so far during their first year. Little Mason has come on leaps and bounds throughout his Baby’s First Year package. I just love seeing baby’s grow up. Look at him now, he’s even standing up!

 

7 Month old Hukhmi had stunning long hair and absolutely loved tummy time. Her Mum and Dad brought along some very posh outfits for her to wear during her shoot and combined with the perfect matching backdrop, we managed to get an amazing selection of images!

  

Zander is only 9 weeks new but he’s already so alert! I got lots of smiles out of him during his recent shoot which was great as it can sometimes be a bit hit and miss with babies this fresh. I also threw in a colourful chevron backdrop for good measure – I have lots of these in the studio and they never go amiss!

Weekly Roundup • 19th – 23rd March

Posted on 2nd April 2018 by Admin under Cake Smash, Family Portraits, March 2018, Newborn, Siblings, Toddlers
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One year old Tommy visited the studio recently and lit it up with his gorgeous blue eyes and blonde hair. So sparkly! His parents had decided on a blue and yellow theme for each of his three sessions this year and when it came time for a cake smash to celebrate his first year, little Tommy had the time of his life picking the sprinkles off the top of the cake!

 

 

Three year old Olivia is no stranger to the studio. In fact, she’s been here so much during her first year sessions that she’s now picking her own backdrops! Clearly a fan of rose pink, Olivia loved posing for the camera and when it came time for her to share the spotlight for a few pictures with her little brother, she thought a comic book background was best. What a little hero!

 

 

The studio tends to lend itself to bright, bubbly colours but there’s plenty of room for neutral setups as well. The parents of sleepy Zachary wanted a collection of prints that matched their home decor and we were able to find a backdrop that worked perfectly. Throw in a few props and hats – along with a baby as good as nine-day-old Zachary – and we got what we were after in no time!

     

 

Fun fact: Babies LOVE bubbles! Just look at Buddy’s sitter session. I love it when babies hold their feet and he was a natural! Buddy revisited the studio following his newborn shoot and once again posed with their own light-box studio prop. Not only did this add a great personal touch but it also worked as the perfect size comparison when placed next to his previous pictures. Getting big, Buddy!

  

 

Three month old Miles just loved tummy time, especially when framed against my super cool cityscape background. He was full of happy smiles! Miles was a natural when posing for a few bucket shots too, a pose where baby safety is key. I always place plenty of cushions in my bucket props to make sure the babies are cosy and a parent is always close at hand at all times to offer support.

   

 

Just look at this dapper pair! Noah and his big sister have their birthdays just days apart and they managed to squeeze in a quick photo shoot before heading off to celebrate at their joint birthday party. Noah looks raring to go in his cute suit which was bought for a family wedding. Bring on the birthday cake!

  

 

Pretty in pink Grace could have happily eaten the cake from her cake smash session all day long! She couldn’t have looked more photogenic dressed in a cute purple tutu from the studio and mixing things up with a variety of poses, including standing up! This was Grace’s third session as part of her Babies First Year package and as always, she was as happy as ever!

 

Newborn Isla refused to sleep for hours during the morning of her shoot so we had to adapt a couple of the poses that we had planned! Luckily she was super chilled and the images we captured turned out to be adorable. Isla’s family are regulars to the studio too, her older brother visited a few years ago for a babies first year session.

  

 

Babies love cakes smashes. It makes sense though, right? I mean what could be better than free cake and the opportunity to smash, smash, smash! One year old Ella had a whale of a time during a cake sessions that featured the same set up as the one her sister had. Just look at that chuffed little face!

 

 

Six month old Anais loved all the attention she got during her studio session. This age is perfect for making the most of things in the studio and the super-chilled Anais was happy for us to do lots of different set ups. We decided to only use tutus, headbands and bonnets for this shoot and Anais’ Mum and family had a great time selecting their favourite props and backgrounds.

    

 

As you can imagine, I meet lots of babies with lots of different names but I was extra happy to meet 12 week old Kitty. Not only did she have a lovely name but she was in the best mood and gave us lots of glowing, cute smiles during tummy time. What a natural!

  

Weekly Roundup • 12th – 16th March

Posted on 25th March 2018 by Admin under Cake Smash, Family Portraits, March 2018, Toddlers
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First up, it’s beautiful six month old Summer who visited the Boutique Baby Studio for a Baby’s First Year sitter session. Just look at her cute hair and perfect pout, clearly she’s a natural! Of course, whenever it comes to shooting in the studio, baby safety is key. Summer’s mum was on hand at all times, sat right next to her on a chair to ensure she was properly supported. Not that you’d notice – The beauty of Photoshop, eh?

 

 

Cheeky chappies usually wind up with the most memorable shoots and that’s exactly what happened when two year old Areez dropped by with his Mum and Dad earlier this month. This session was lots of fun. Children this age love taking advantage of the studio’s many props, and as you can see in the photos below, Areez was no exception to the rule! Combine them with one of the studio’s many colourful backdrops, throw in a few smiles and this shoot came together in no time!

     

 

Birthday’s are a big deal, especially when it’s your first one ever! Lian celebrated in style with an extra special safari-themed Cake Smash Session. I love the bright colours used in these shots, they really help to convey a party atmosphere which is needed for any birthday party, right? Lian may have to start sharing his future birthday cakes though, as her gorgeous Mum is pregnant and will be coming back soon for a Maternity Session. In the meantime though, it’s all his!

 

Being super cute is tiring work. Just look at snoozy Alya who, at just seven days old, made her very first visit to the Baby Studio earlier this month. Placed in a tiny bucket and draped in dreamy pastel pinks, I was able to perfectly capture some adorable super-sleepy milk-drunk faces. As you can see, Alya is a real natural at modelling – she can do it in her sleep. Literally!

 

As we saw in Areez’s session, the Boutique Baby Studio is jam-packed with props of all shapes and sizes however I love it when clients bring along their own inspiration to shoots. It adds a real personal touch and makes things extra memorable. Nine-month old Harrison brought along his favourite elephant blanket to use which was lovely. His older sister must have tipped him off, she visited the studio for a shoot back when she was his age!

 

I always suggest that clients visit the studio with a rough idea of what they’d like to come away with however sometimes best laid plans can quickly go out the window depending on the vibe of the day. That was certainly the case with two year old Isha, who came down for a session with her family recently. They’d brought down a beautiful dress for her to wear but ultimately she decided not to wear it. That’s okay though. I was able to capture these gorgeous natural images with Isha and her family instead as the perfect keepsake. After all, your little one’s only two once!

 

  

 

Nell loves visiting the studio. She may only be one but she’s already been for three shoots this year! That’s all part and parcel of the Baby’s First Year package, giving you the chance to capture your baby’s developments over a handful of sessions throughout their first twelve months. Nell is another natural when it comes to modelling – just look at those smiles! Hopefully she’ll visit again when she’s older.

 

Tummy time is the best time. Just ask three-month-old Elijah. He loved posing during his bright and bubbly session. He even brought down his own teddies so they could get in on the action, too. As you can see, bringing your baby’s favourite fluffy friend is a great opportunity to put things in perspective and get a size comparison at this ever-changing time in your baby’s life. Lovely!

   

Weekly Roundup • 5th – 9th March

Posted on 16th March 2018 by Admin under Cake Smash, March 2018, Toddlers
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What a difference six months makes! In this new baby photo shoot, following on from Orla’s newborn session, mum wanted to include a couple of the same props and personal touches for her sitter session. This is such a great idea and one of my favourite things to do in a Baby’s First Year / Watch Me Grow photo package. Not only did we include the same blanket in the photographs, Orla also was able to sit up in this basket prop, filled with the same flowers. I can’t wait to see how this idea works out for her twelve-month session – check back in six months!

    

 

It’s no secret that toddlers can be unpredictable at times. Most of these sessions go without a hitch in the studio, however having a toddler on your side makes my job a lot easier for sure.
This week three-year-old Ralph was an absolute superstar for his toddler photo session. Posing on cue and hugging his favourite toy, Ralph was full smiles and he loved to show off his muscles!

    

 

Ismail celebrated his first birthday this week – woohoo! Having had a hot-air-balloon themed party at home, his mum brought along a basket and balloons to the studio to mark this milestone.

 

 

Sweet baby Chloe. One day from being six months old and already sitting up perfectly! Having looked through the studio’s instagram and other blog posts, mum knew exactly which setups to go for. Everyone loves a baby in a bucket and, my favourite, ‘feet up’ pose. But it feels like a while since I used the teepee prop, so it was good to get this out again.

     

 

Nine month old William was just the happiest little guy. Dressed in Gruffalo dungarees, he loved to grin and roar! He had us all in stitches with his smiles. We photographed him in his pyjamas and added his favourite teddies for ultimate cuteness.

    

 

Avissa enjoyed a cake smash session for her birthday this week. Although she seemed to be more interested in the sprinkles that kept falling off and getting stuck to her feet! Like most babies, she actually didn’t eat too much of the cake, meaning there’s more to take home afterwards – If you don’t mind the foot marks in it!

        

 

This week, from my waiting list, I was able to squeeze Cora in for her newborn session. I do recommend booking all sessions in advance so as to ensure availability. However, I will always do my best to fit your little one in for a session if I have any last minute cancelations!

 

Twelve month old Freddie, already so happy on his front. This can be an in-between age for tummy time as three month olds may not have the strength to push themselves up yet. However, with a cushion underneath and mummy close-by, he was perfect! Also at this age, we usually want to keep your little one looking as young as we can, but who can resit dressing him up in a dapper suit! Adding this neutral / vintage style set-up adds a nice variety to his bright and bold photographs.

    

 

Srinika is just seven months old and look how long her gorgeous hair is! Using some of the studio’s headbands and floral bonnets, we created a wonderfully colourful collection for her photoshoot. It’s such a joy when parent’s are keen to be a part of the session also, especially joining in with floral headpieces – stunning pair!

 

Colours are a huge part of the style here at the studio, but some photographs really stand out in monochrome. Happily, black and white photographs are included as standard with all digital packages, both in print and on USB.

 

Weekly Roundup • 26th February – 2nd March

Posted on 4th March 2018 by Admin under Cake Smash, February 2018, Girls, March 2018
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Cake smash photography sessions are a fun way to celebrate your baby’s first birthday and create perfect memories of this milestone. In addition, the boutique baby photography studio is located in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter, so you can make a day out of your visit! Check out this site to see what this district is all about and to plan your day.

   

 

This week, I photographed twelve week old Grace, having first photographed her big brother back in 2015. Being able to capture your little ones growing up is such a joy and to then meet and photograph another new addition to your family is a real honour.

 

 

Cake smash sessions are always such fun, but Mariam made her photo shoot an absolute blast! This little girl was so excitable and this really shows in the final collection. She had a smile for every single photograph.

   

 

One year old Joseph had his third and final session as part of a Baby’s First Year collection. His hair has grown so much in the last six months and it’s absolutely adorable. Look at those blonde curls!

  

 

New baby Frances was just nine days old for her newborn photography session this week. Including baby pink colours, we photographed her awake. After feeding and with the help of swaddling, she did start to drift off mid-session, allowing us to capture one sleepy image for her final collection.

 

Here’s eight month old Ocean, taking a page out of Prince George’s book for outfit choices. Babies at this age have a whole lot of character which is awesome to capture – sometimes literally, as they’re crawling away from you, but I love the challenge!

 

Kamran’s studio session this week was arranged so that he could have a model headshots and a portfolio to use for applications to a model agency. We also planned additional images just for his family. Sitting up in a bucket, he had the most adorable puppy-dog eyes!
..Keep a look out for this cute little guy in catalogues and TV!

 

 

As well as including her favourite teddies, Isla had such big smiles for her daddy in the studio. Nothing beats capturing these natural reactions, so it’s great to bring along someone who is the best at making your baby laugh.

 

 

On Friday this week, another gorgeous Isla popped to the studio for her baby session. The first in a new Baby’s First Year collection, she’ll be back in four months time for her sitter session and I’m looking forward to it already!

 

 

   

 

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Top Floor, 3 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DN
 0161 222 9470


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