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Pass on stories

Pass on stories

Every family has its stories, myths and legends. If you enjoyed hearing them as a child, pass them on – duly embellished to your own off spring. if possible, add a few contemporary tales of your own to the family collection.

Encourage your kids to entertain themselves by giving them books, paper, colouring pens, games, puzzles, construction toys, playing cards, simple musical instruments and dressing up clothes. Kids have hungry little minds and throughout childhood need a good range of things to play with.

Let kids plan organise. Children adore being allowed to put their ideas into action, so as far as possible let them device their own fun. They might design or assemble fancy-dress costumes, come up with an idea for a school fete stall, plan games and activities for a get together at home or choose and wrap presents. Whatever the task, let them run with it. Don’t take over.

Another way of passing on stories has to be sharing your old photos. Your grand father, grand mother, when your children was bone, when your children become one, when your children stand up for the first time. There are a lot of opportunities that you get your photos taken.
Being taking photos by professional photographers like me is not just receiving photos, its  life time experience and investment.

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Point out differences

Point out differences

Point out differences between things, such as different sorts of dogs, types of shops, varying landscapes or contrasting flowers. so that your young children start to observe and become interested in the diversity of the world around them.

Explore the senses, Make connections between different sexual experiences: sight, sound, taste, smell and touch. What colour do you think this music is? What sound banana make? What do you reckon blue smell of? Where older children might think you mad, younger ones are far more likely to accept such associations and try to offer answers.

Make associations between people and colours, sounds, shapes, fruits, drinks, landscapes anything. Sometime be the interviewer What sort of animal are you? What sort of shape are you? and at other times the interviewee. Older children will enjoy finding associations for all their friends. and then quizzing those friends to see if the associations tally.

When we photograph children, we always ask silly questions and make them answer and laugh.
That is how we capture those natural moments, so the children feel more comfortable in front of the camera, also. Please book me early if you are planing to have photo session with me.

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Turn a deaf ear

Turn a deaf ear

Little children are fascinated and vastly entertained by anything to do with bottoms: poo, wee, and willies are a hot topic o infant conversation. Most children go through this phase, so unless it gets completely out of hand, just pretend you have not heard what they are saying to each other. That’s what I think. Do you agree?

Keep a funny book. From the moment they start to speak, get a big blank book in which to write down al the wonderful things you kids say. I later years this book will be a treasured family keepsake and will give you and your children big laugh. Of course you can book me, so you can have a photo session with me for your long time memories, too.

Do draft things. Young children love it when adults do crazy and unusual things, and they enjoy strange and bizarre events. Satisfy this love of the surreal with some zany fun. You might, for instance, make up a game like Banana bag, pass the eyeball (asking them to close their eyes and handling round a peeled grape) or wobbly stool (lying back and letting your children ride on your raised knees, which you wobble and them unexpectedly collapse). Make the most of these games – they give visiting rights to your child’s world.

Even during the photo shoot with children, we let your children to play a game. So they will smile or laugh naturally, then we can capture those moments!

Hope this article was helpful.

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Newborn Baby Session

Newborn Baby Session

If there is one thing that I love, it’s photographing newborn babies.

A newborn baby photography session can be challenging,  but it’s so very special to capture a baby’s life when they just days old. There are so many factors that have to come together for the session to go smoothly… and if there’s one thing both photographer and parent must have for the session, it is patience.  A session can go quick and be done in an hour, or usually it would take 2 hours or longer, but regardless it’s important for everyone involved to stay patient – the end result is totally worth it.

Here are some tips for parents to help the session to go as smoothly as possible.

Try to book your session as soon after birth as possible.

I like to shoot newborns anywhere from 1-10 days. Waiting a couple days can give mom and dad a bit of time at home with their new little one.  Of course, a photography sitting can take place at any time.  As your baby gets older, they can become more fussy.

At 10 days they lose the sleepiness and the ‘newborn curl’. I find that the first 24-36 hours are best, as baby is at it’s sleepiest in the first 24 hours. I need to arrive at their sleepiest time – so keep an eye on their “new” schedule and we will figure out the best time to come (must be within great lighting times too)

In addition once they hit 2-3 days old they frequently develop cradle cap, newborn acne, flaky dry skin, redness and patchiness around eyes/ears/nose and feeding blisters on their lips. So while I can usually get them to sleep it is harder to keep them asleep as you pose them.

Around 2 ½ to 3 weeks is when baby acne can set in too so it is good to try and get them before that happens. That being said I will take a newborn at any age. If the parents are game for trying so I am as long as they understand I cannot promise a lot of sleeping shots.

Please book your newborn baby photography session while you are still pregnant!

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