Vanessa Louise Ltd



Weekly Roundup • January 22nd – 26th

Posted on 28th January 2018 by Admin under January 2018
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Sitter sessions are one of my favourites. Babies at this age are so happy and smily, they really are a joy to work with – sometimes my job doesn’t even feel like work!
Seven month old Ivy was so animated in the studio on Monday and she loved to clap hands. Mum loved pastel pinks and neutral colours and chose these lovely patterned pink backgrounds for her photo collection.


At the start of all sessions, we discuss what it is you’re looking to capture from your photoshoot. Looking though outfit choices and matching up backgrounds to create the perfect collection for your baby.
Two month old Phoebe was super chilled in the studio – she even started to fall asleep in the bucket! We wanted to capture a range of different setups and props to show how tiny and new she still is at this age. Beds and buckets were perfect for this and I adore these floral backgrounds!



Dhillon had his first photoshoot in the studio back in July and retuned this week on the day of his first birthday for a cake smash session. We had planned a blue theme for the shoot and the set was designed using a selection of accessories that are available here in the studio – I have a large range of accessories in every colour to choose from.
On the day of the session, Dillon didn’t want anything to do with his cake – which can be understood, it’s probably the first time he’s seen a cake this big and most babies have never tasted something this sweet before. However, we got some gorgeous smiles and it all worked out. Was it photoshopped? Maybe.. 😉


Amahle was nine days old for her newborn session on Tuesday, this week. Following the preparation details for the session, she had been awake for a good few hours before the shoot and was perfectly sleepy when she arrived. Mum knew exactly which props she wanted to use for the collection – having spotted a few favourites on instagram. Including older brothers and sisters in the photographs too are always so precious!


At sixteen months old, Erik was quick to spot the classic pedal-car in the studio – this is such a favourite for little boys. Creating more natural collection, these images are all about capturing his personality, with bright coloured backgrounds!


Following on from his newborn session, Jacob retuned to the photo studio this week for his sitter session. A chevron backdrop was a chosen favourite for one setup. Matched with a hazelnut floor, this keeps the tone of the collection similar to the neutral colours used over both collections.
When creating a Baby’s First Year collection, I love to use props that can be used each time. Here we used a vintage suitcase which really shows how much Jacob has grown over six months!



Muhammed is soon to be one year old and has recently mastered how to crawl. This cheeky boy is surely off to cause some trouble, so this superhero themed backdrop was the perfect match. I think this is my new favourite for boys, it’s so bold and fun! Within his session, we also took family images and ended on a star themed cake smash. As all digital images are purchased with personal print rights, this image is going to be used on the invitations for his first birthday party.



Another reason why I love six month old babies? The rolls! Chunky legs and arm rolls – j’adore!
One of my favourite things (beside putting babies in buckets, obviously) is when babies hold their toes. So bendy! Connor’s six month session really captures all of the milestones at this age – toes, tummy time and prop shots.


Eight month old Harlie melts my heart! She had the biggest smiles and giggles for her daddy in the studio this week. Flowers and floral bonnets were on the must-have list for this session and the result is adorable. Thanks to Harlie’s mummy for sending over this behind the scenes video of the session too!


After two weeks of shooting sessions with new backdrops, I’ve found so many new favourites and there’s really something to suit everyone. On Friday, Eleanor arrived at the studio in cloud styled outfit which was absolutely perfect for this rainbow backdrop. I mean, does it get any better than this?!
Named after a song by The Beatles (‘Eleanor Rigby’), we just had to include her custom-made cloth nappy too – all nappies should be this cool.



Last up in the studio, on Friday afternoon, a lovely young family with their four week old little boy. Tiny enough to use the newborn props and baskets, but alert enough to capture smiles and character. We included blankets that were hand-made by close family. I love adding a personal touch to your session, and blankets or teddies are perfect for this.


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