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Mommy & Me Mini Sessions

Mommy & Me Mini Sessions

Mommy & Me Mini Sessions are live

 

I devised these mini portrait sessions for all those Moms out there who have a million pictures of their kids but them themselves are only in a small handful.

 

These classic images will be treasured forever.

 

Mommy and me mini session

Using the best quality backdrops, materials and gowns, the session will be fun, full of laugher, a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.  All sessions take place at my home studio in Sutton Coldfield.

Mommy and me mini session

Mommy & Me Sessions are perfect Mother’s Day gifts, birthday presents or anniversary presents and there are only a limited number available.

 

Mommy and Me mini session

Mommy & Me vouchers can be bought by clicking here

The session includes using my dresses (available in a wide range of sizes, colours and styles) and will last no longer than an hour.  All the dresses in my collection can be seen here

£199 – 5 digital images and matching prints

£149 – 3 digital images and matching prints

£99 – 1 digital image with matching print

Mommy and me mini session

Vouchers can be used within 12 months of purchase.

Mommy and me mini session
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

For those of you that might not know, today is National Rainbow Baby Day.  

You might have heard me use this term ‘Rainbow Baby’ a few times and not know what it means.  This blog post will explain all about rainbow babies.

Rainbow Baby sutton coldfield

The term ‘Rainbow Baby’ is used when a child is born to a family who have previously lost a child due to miscarraige, stillbirth or death during infancy.  For many parents who do get pregnant after losing a baby, there can be a huge bag of mixed emotions – worry, reflection, fear, overjoyed, anxiety, happiness …

 

Many parents can actually feel guilty for being excited about their new pregnancy whereas others are terrified to celebrate anything just in case.  These rainbow babies really are that light after the storm.

Rainbow Baby newborn photographer sutton coldfield

For those families who have been through such a dark time, having that baby really can feel like the most amazing mircale ever.  And of course it is.

Many people are now a lot more open about struggles and complexities with pregnancy and conception.  It used to be such a taboo subject.  I, for one, am so pleased that many more people are so open about their journey.  It really does help those who are at the beginning (or the middle) of their own journey – to know that someone else is going through something similar to you. 

 

I love that my families often talk about their pregnancy journeys with me. 

Rainbow Baby Newborn photographer sutton coldfield

Our rainbow babies are to be celebrated just like the angel babies that were too perfect to be here.  And that is why, for many people, it is important to have that rainbow.  To show that there is light, there is hope.  But that the journey to get to this beautiful miracle hasn’t been forgotten.

rainbow baby sutton coldfield

So what can I do for your rainbow baby?

Firstly, you need to decide if you want to honour your angel baby in this way.  Some parents do and some don’t.  It’s 100% your personal choice – everyone deals with things in very different ways.

 

Then, when I’m planning your session I can include as much or as little ‘rainbow’ as you like.  Like all my sessions, the set ups are designed and tailored to you.  For example, in this set of images accompanying my blog post here, Mom and I discussed incorporating rainbows a lot.  Mom herself loves colour and wanted to celebrate her miracle whilst remembering her angel.  

Rainbow Baby

For me personally, it is a huge honour to be able to capture your newborn pictures especially when they can mean so much.  If you are booking in with me and would like your session to include anything special like this, please discuss it with me before the session so I can prepare my set ups accordingly.

Rainbow Baby

People work through their situations in different ways and there is no right and wrong.  But if you are needing someone to talk to there are many different charities out there who can help including those at Sands, Tommy’s and The Miscarriage Association.

 

Back To School Mini Sessions

Back To School Mini Sessions

Back To School Minis

 

After the year we had at school last year, going back to school in September really is something to celebrate for teachers, children and parents alike.

 

As a teacher, I used to love seeing my class on the first day of September.  All their uniform pristine, hair all in place and huge smiles on their faces.  They were always full of funny stories of things they had done and seen over the summer holidays.

 

This year will definitely be even more special.  Weird, but special.  Which is why I have decided to launch these Back To School mini sessions.

back to school mini photography session key stage one

Whether your child is going to a new year group, new school or starting school for the very first time I have a chalkboard to suit you.

There are 4 different chalkboards to choose from: First Day in Nursery, First Day in Reception, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) or Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6).  I can make a Secondary School one if you like too!

Our children grow and change all the time.  We don’t even realise how quickly too.  That’s why something like this is so lovely – a great way of recording how your child is right now.  Their likes, their friendships and what they want to be.  They will LOVE looking back at these when they’re older – I know I would have.

Back to school mini photography session sutton coldfield nursery pictures

With covid related guidance changing regularly, many parents have discussed their worries that there may not be school photos taken this year which is why they were so excited to book this session with me.

My Back To School Mini sessions are available until the 6th September.

Sessions last up to 20 minutes per child.

For only £45, you get the session, a digital file of your choice with print release and a matching mounted 8″ x 12″ print

 

There is a discount for sibling bookings.

 

I only have a limited number of sessions available now so get in touch with me to book yours before I am fully booked!

back to school mini photography session sutton coldfield
Outdoor Training with Lisa McCormick Photography

Outdoor Training with Lisa McCormick Photography

On Saturday, I travelled up to Sunderland for a very special day of training with Lisa McCormick photography.

I went up with Captured by Cheryl Photography and we had the best day.  We both learned so much about outdoor photography – which is completely different to shooting in your studio.

So I am very pleased to announce that I am now offering sessions for boys and girls outdoors.  These are ideally suited for children aged from 5 years old (due to following posing directions – I can photography children of any age though).

 

Children's outdoor portraits sutton coldfield

At the beginning of the week, I met up with 8 year old Poppy and we took some photos.  She had such a lovely time.  The sessions do include the use of all my props and dresses – I have a wide variety of dresses in greys, golds and soft pastel colours.  Poppy said she felt like a princess.

Below are some behind the scenes photographs taken by Poppy’s Mom during our outdoor portrait session.

For more information on my family and child portraits click here.  If you’d like to discuss a children’s portrait session with me, please send me a message.

Your Perfect Newborn Competition

Your Perfect Newborn Competition

Last month I had an e-mail encouraging me to enter into the Your Perfect Newborn monthly competition.  I was so hesitant at first as I’ve not entered any competition before.

In all honesty, it’s scary.  Like GCSE exam day and results day scary.  But I put on my big girl pants and submitted an image for the theme ‘Family’.

 

Today, the results went live.  I didn’t win, there can only be one winner.  But I am in their featured photographers with my entry photo up.  So to me, that’s a huge complement.  Click the link to see my image!

Family Collection

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