Vanessa Louise Ltd



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!

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