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5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

5 Questions You Should Be Asking Your Photographer

Choosing a photographer for your upcoming maternity, baby or family portrait session is no easy task. When there are so many family photographers out there, how can you choose which one is right for you? But what should you be looking for in a professional family...

Are we living in the century of lost images?

Are we living in the century of lost images?

I heard this phrase “the century of lost images” at a trade show I attended recently — and I fear it may become true. Most images we take nowadays are not printed. They’re not stored anywhere else other than the device they were taken on. So when the technology breaks...

Did you take photos of the birth of your baby?

Did you take photos of the birth of your baby?

When it comes to giving birth, there are a million and one things to think about. During labour and delivery, your main focus is on getting baby out safely. Then immediately after, there’s the phones calls to make, the announcements, and the endless stream of visitors...

6 Tips on Preparing for Your Maternity Photo Session

6 Tips on Preparing for Your Maternity Photo Session

As an expecting parents, you are ecstatic about your growing baby... and not to mention the growing bump! There’s no better way to commemorate this monumental moment in your life, than with a professional maternity photo shoot. Maternity photography not only captures...

How to Decide What to Wear to Your Photoshoot

How to Decide What to Wear to Your Photoshoot

Deciding what to wear in your family photoshoot can be just as challenging as finding the perfect photographer! After all, these are photos you are going to hang on your walls and cherish for years to come. It can seem overwhelming when considering what to wear, but...

What kind of memories are you keeping for your children?

What kind of memories are you keeping for your children?

Let’s talk baby books. As a parent, you’ve probably been given a baby book as a gift. Or you may have gone out and bought one for yourself. And they sound great don’t they? We start filling these with great gusto at the beginning. We’re grabbing cut outs and snapshots...

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

Why You Should Hire a Professional Photographer

With the current digital camera market and smart phones that take such good photos, is there really a reason to hire a professional photographer? After over 13 years running my family photography studio, hundreds of family sessions and thousands of baby portraits...

Business Portraits, Headshots, as a business-building tool

Business Portraits, Headshots, as a business-building tool

Do you really need professional business headshots? Your first answer might be “no”, but: Do you have a website? Does it include a bit about you (a biography)? Do you publish a blog? Do you or will you ever issue press releases? Does you company have a newsletter? Do...

Ideas for Elf on the Shelf

Ideas for Elf on the Shelf

If you haven't already come across The Elf on the Shelf then you are in for a treat!  It is a tradition that has come from the USA and is based on a children's book of the same name.  The book has an accompanying elf puppet for parents to recreate the...

Babies on Facebook less than an hour after birth

Babies on Facebook less than an hour after birth

As you can imagine, I’m always on the lookout for stories about babies and photography, and I recently found a highly interesting piece on the Telegraph website about the relationship between baby photography and social media.  It was written in 2013 but I...

Choosing outfits for your child portrait photography session

Choosing outfits for your child portrait photography session

What to wear for a portrait session Aside from babies who can get away with just a nappy, and maybe a cute hat or blanket, I love it when parents arrive with a choice of outfits, once their child is sitting. My ideal selection is: one that is an everyday outfit, a...

Smartphone photography

Smartphone photography

Camera phones really have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and these days you can get some pretty good shots with your phone.  As I’ve said many times before, I’m certainly of the opinion that your smartphone should not be your only method of...

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