Ellie at 9 days old <<<<<—– click on this link to see the movie
New arrivals to the family are always treasured events. But when your first grandchild arrives, it is very special. When Ellie Arrived on the 19th April, the normal thing for me to do was to plan the first shoot. A newborn baby portrait was a must and my idea to place her in a flower pot was dismissed so I bought something warm and soft for her to lay in. We had Ellie to the studio on her ninth day on this planet, and while I only had one shot in mind, we played around with a few ideas for a little time, till she got bored. We had to move fast, because we could not let her stay unwrapped for very long, as her comfort and safety come first. The first shoots were not to easy, as Ellie was wriggling around a little too much, so we only got 3 shots of the type I wanted, with one good one.
The basket shots were much more successful, but the action of Daniel, whipping away her blanket, was a little too quick. It did provide me with a shot that has been awarded a merit, in the MPA UK National Photography Awards. Well done Ellie, just got that pose right on the money, first time.
I had filming her first shoot, but only now have I had the time to edit it together and put a little music to it.
I hope it lets any new mum’s see how we work, and what we can produce for them. I have already reproduced this shot for one client who fell in love with it as it hung on the studio wall.
We have also be awarded a Merit in the regional awards for our Bump Photography.