I can’t even describe how excited I am to announce this set of mini sessions. I was talking about this back in Christmas and so many people said that I should definitely do my Easter bunny mini photo sessions idea with live bunnies. Initially I was planning to bring ducklings and chickens as well. After todays tester sessions with bunnies only I realised that bunnies alone is hard enough to operate, not talking about other models on the set 🙂 [Read more…]
Hi all. Todays story will be part of my baby portrait photography ideas collection. It will be made of few parts, like indoors baby portraits, outdoors portraits and little touch on baby portraits with pets as well.
This part will explain a bit how 6 moth stage baby photos goes.
First I met Jenny when we photographed here maternity session. You can see pregnancy session here. We had a beautiful newborn session too, but will share that one another time. Today I would like to share with you beautiful baby Michelle photos.
She was around 6 month when they came for baby photos. Was amazed how much she has changed 🙂 Such a little chub she was 🙂 Just loved it. First she was a bit hesitant to play with us. Daddy stepped in and did some funny faces with noises and we were on the track to see some gorgeous smiles.
This was a studio session and we did dark background photos and some on light background as well. I always try to use both types of backgrounds. Family always love lighter photos and never think about getting darker ones. Personally I love darker set photos and to me they look more timeless. That is just my own preference. Family brought in many soft toys and of course I wanted to photograph them all 🙂 There were few tiaras, sunglasses and lots more.
Here is our gallery with images. Not a full session, but the ones which represent my style the best.
Baby Portrait Photography | Michelle
Hello everyone. Those who have followed my blog for past year, know the story of little Charlotte. Today I would like to share with you her first birthday party and little snippets from her first year. Her mum wrote a little message as well. It is really emotional so get your tissues ready.
Throughout the year I visited Charlotte few times. It was very emotional to see her first time. Such a tiny baby, but so strong in spirit. It was amazing to see how she grows and every time when I saw her she was getting more and more active. I think she had such a great year. So much love from family and relatives.
Here is little message from Charlottes family.
” A year ago, we were prepared for the worst. We were told that our daughter might not survive her early arrival. At the time I felt fully prepared but looking back I was just in complete and utter shock. I had never heard of anyone having such an early baby before. After being told the statistics and that she might not survive, all sorts of thoughts were in my head. I was supposed to be preparing for a happy time but instead we were thinking about a possible funeral. Charlotte was born fighting for her life, defeating the odds she was given and most importantly, she took a breath!! Charlotte was the tiniest human I had ever seen. She weighed only 1lb 4oz. For the next 15 weeks we spent every single day by her incubator or cot in Simpsons NICU. Every day was a step towards going home.
At first we wouldn’t talk about going home as we never knew what would happen. Charlotte was treated for jaundice, battled meningitis on Christmas Day and septicaemia twice. With four blood transfusions and two lumber punctures to go along with it. I have lost count of how many times she needed resuscitation. Although none of this seemed to bother her, as she never knew any different. I didn’t get to hold her until she was 3 weeks old and Keith get his first cuddle until she was a month old. Now our girl is one year old. She has shown us how to fight, how to be patient and how to be very grateful for what we’ve got. Every single day I look at her in complete amazement that she is even alive. Charlotte had grown to be a loving, happy little girl, who takes everything in her stride.
Without the support of our friends, families and Simpsons special care staff in our darkest hours, I don’t know where we would be. Keith and I made friends in the most unlikeliest of places with other parents going through or who have been through the same thing.
A special thank you to my two friends who cancelled their night out just to sit with me in the labour ward. I will forever be grateful for the normality you brought to me that day. Although now I know you both went home in tears, thank you for being strong for us.”
Thank you all for supporting Charlotte and her family trough this hard period.
I will show you a little snippets during her first year. You are most welcome to visit each individual story to see more images.
First we met at Simpsons NICU. I think this was one of the most hardest times for family, but at the same time I saw so much love, care and happiness. Big thanks all the staff at Simpsons for looking after baby Charlotte.
Few weeks ago I met very special friend of mines. I was very moved by her arrival to this world and decided that I will be following her progress over the time. Those who haven’t seen little Charlottes story, feel free to visit very firsts photography tory I did on her here.
I had a chance to see her once she arrived home from hospital as well. Little photo gallery here. Such tiny tiny lady, but with so much strength to keep going. Just amazes me every time when I see her.
We had a great easter newborn photo session and I was really pleased with her progress.
Few weeks ago I visited her again and oh my word, she has grown so much. We had a great day. Visited baby development lab, had a little trip in car and lots of cuddles at home. She was a bit under weather, but at the end managed to have few cute active shots 🙂 This was more of a little documentary project rather then sit down happy smiley posed photos. I’m really happy how it turned out and hope family will love it as well.
Here is little story from mum and a little bit how she has been over these month.
” Little Charlotte is now ten months old, her corrected age is six and a half months. Since being home Charlotte has went from strength to strength. Although sometimes she does get a little bit poorly because of her weak immune system, she seems to brush it off and always show a smile. Charlotte still attends regular check ups within the neonatal unit and Simpsons, where the consultant and physiotherapist are more than happy with her development for being a premature baby. Although she might not meet the same milestones as a full term baby of her age, she is showing great determination. Especially when something catches her eye, she will practice her army crawl to get it.
While in the neonatal unit, there were many tests and studies which many babies were part of. Charlotte is involved in two studies. The one which you will see in these photos are run by Doctors at the University of Edinburgh. This study involves an MRI scan at three months corrected age (from her due date) and then an eye-tracking session at her six month corrected age. The reason for this particular study is to find out if Doctors can pick up on any developmental set backs for premature babies, earlier than their intensive check up which is at two years, corrected age. The reason we allowed Charlotte to be part of these studies was because we feel that if there is any positive outcome from this, then future premature babies would benefit. ”
Enjoy this little photo story and feel free to leave well wishes in comments box.
Hello all. Cute smiles, sitting up happy and listening to all those funny noises what photographer makes to get that smiley baby photo. Sometimes those serious and tantrum moment photos are even more cute. Yes this is all what happens during next milestone session after newborn session. Jayden came for newborn portrait session and it was great to see him again. Great to see all those changes 🙂 Love his awesome hair and dark eyes – very striking.
I get a lot of midlothian families coming back for milestone portraits like sitting up, birthdays, walking etc. I’m actually thinking to expand on this do few more milestone portrait additions like messy eating, bath splashes. I know that when our own daughter started to do these things we were taking a lot of photos of this 🙂 Currently piloting few more baby projects and those are going awesome.
Here is Yayden’s sitting up milestone portrait session