Baby Isabelle Porter

Isabelle, my daughter, was less than 2 weeks old when I took these photos, the ideal time to take newborn photos.

It's ideal because under 2 weeks old babies sleep, they sleep a lot, and when they are asleep they're often in a deep sleep, which means it's easier to place them into different positions. 

I did the same thing when my son Ethan was born, in fact you can see his newborn photos in my portfolio and on the blog.  

After making the room nice and warm and after getting Isabelle nice and settled I came away with these shots. Everything went smoothly and thankfully there was nothing the clean up after either, result, she was the perfect model and I love her to bits. 

Expect to see more photos of Isabelle over the coming months. 

Poppy - Smash the Cake

Poppy loved her smash the cake photo shoot for her first birthday and so did I!

I have to be honest, I didn't know what a 'smash the cake' photo shoot actually meant, then Kim, Poppy's mum, showed me a few examples. It looked like such fun, so I jumped at the chance photograph the special occasion.

As you can see from the above photos Poppy really enjoyed herself! Most surprising to me was she seemed more interested in the small pieces on top of the cake and the few bits that got away from her, than the big cake in front of her! Poppy's dad broke off a piece for her to really get stuck into, this certainly helped make the photo shoot more messy and much more fun! 

After 20 minutes Poppy was all caked out, mum and dad quickly got a bath ready and before you know it, everything, including Poppy, was nice a clean again. 

I'd love to do another smash the cake session in the future, they're so much fun.

If you're interested in having a smash the cake photo shoot for your little one soon get in touch via the Family Portraits page.