Christmas Photoshoot

Christmas Photoshoot

Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

Christmas Photoshoots

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As I’m sure your all aware by now I love Christmas.  I love the magic, the sparkle, the quality time with my family and watching my little ones faces light up with wonder.  It truly is a precious time.  Every year I embark on a Christmas Photoshoot with my own children which is turned into Christmas cards for family members, and every year those family members comment on how nice it is to receive such a personalised card.

2018 Christmas Photoshoots by Slice of Life Photography

Award winning Christmas Photoshoot

This year I am offering something slightly different in the studio.   This year’s Christmas Photoshoot includes 2 extra special images.   The first of which is my award winning magic book images.  Created with a simple setup in the studio and extra sparkle added during the editing process this lovely images captures your children enjoying the delights of a Christmas story against the backdrop of christmas lights.

2018 Christmas Photoshoots by Slice of Life Photography
2018 Christmas Photoshoots by Slice of Life Photography

The second images included within this years Christmas photoshoot is this wonderful magic window scene.  This image is a composite and your children will be photographed against a plain background.   The magic window scene with your children looking up as Santa fly’s past is one of my favourites and looks amazing as a Christmas card for family or even as December if you you create calendars for grandparents each year.

2 Package option

When booking for this year you will be given the option to add an additional 2 images to your shoot.  These to additional images include the window scene but looking out at a cheeky snowman and secondly the wonder of the snow globe.  Every child loves snow globes and their expressions as they marvel in the delight of the falling snow makes for great photos to celebrate the Christmas season.

2018 Christmas Photoshoots by Slice of Life Photography
2018 Christmas Photoshoots by Slice of Life Photography

Christmas Photoshoot details

Please note each session is suitable for up to a maximum of 3 children, please contact me prior to booking if you require a session for additional children.  These mini sessions are only suitable for babies that are sitting unsupported.  Parents will be required to provide christmas themed / coloured Pj’s for their children to wear during the photoshoot.

2018 Christmas Photoshoots by Slice of Life Photography

Book your Christmas Photoshoot NOW

To find out more or reserve your space for a 2018 Christmas Photoshoot at Slice of Life Photography then please visit the booking page below,

Keywords:Christmas Photoshoot, Childrens Photoshoot, New Born Photoshoot

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    Slice of Life Photography

    Specialising in Baby Photoshoots, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fairy Photography.

    The purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

    Address

    Whaplode
    Spalding
    Lincolnshire
    United Kingdom

    Telephone

    07545 778016

    Autumn Outdoor Family Photoshoot

    Autumn Outdoor Family Photoshoot

    Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

    Autumn Outdoor Family Photoshoot

     

    It is no secret that Autumn is my absolute favourite time of year.  I just love everything about it, the colours, the smells, walking through fallen leaves, conkers,  and the autumn light is a photographers dream.  These reasons are just a few that an Autumn Outdoor Family Photoshoot is a must for every family.  It is the perfect time to update your family photos, with everyone enjoying our beautiful countryside.

    autumn outdoor family photoshoot Slice of Life Photography - Spalding photographer

    Natural, Outdoor, Family Photoshoot

     

    Enjoying an outdoor family photoshoot lends itself well to great natural photographs.  An opportunity to capture the little ones enjoying themselves outside in the sun, laughing, dancing and playing.  Making wonderful memories which I will capture on camera.

    outdoor family photoshoot girl - Slice of Life Photography, Spalding, Lincolnshire
    Baby playing with leaves during an outdoor photoshoot - Slice of Life Photography - Spalding photographer

    Autumn colours are perfect for ensuring your photos compliment your home decor.   The beautiful brown and oranges tones look fantastic  when coordinated with natural or yellows and red clothing.

    autumn outdoor family photoshoot - Slice of Life Photography - Spalding photographer
    Throwing leaves in an autumn outdoor family photoshoot - Slice of Life Photography

    Outdoor Family Photoshoot Locations

     

    There are many beautiful areas in the Spalding area that are perfect locations for an Autumn family Photoshoot.  The gardens at Springfields shopping outlet being one of my favourites, however a children’s park can make a perfect backdrop too, some of the images displayed here were captured at the park just around the corner from my studio in Whaplode, near Spalding.

    Book now for just £59

     

    A Family Photoshoot with Slice of Life Photography can be reserved for a booking fee of just £59.  Book now and these beautiful autumn photos will be ready in plenty of time to present to family at Christmas.

    autumn outdoor family photoshoot - Sisters - Slice of Life Photography, Lincolnshire

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    To find out more or reserve your space now please just drop me a message below and I’ll be in touch very soon.

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    Keywords:  Family Photography, Family Photoshoot

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      Slice of Life Photography

      Specialising in Baby Photoshoots, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fairy Photography.

      The purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

      Address

      Whaplode
      Spalding
      Lincolnshire
      United Kingdom

      Telephone

      07545 778016

      Newborn Photography Training Day in Spalding, Lincolnshire

      Newborn Photography Training Day in Spalding, Lincolnshire

      Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

      Newborn Photography Training Day in Spalding, Lincolnshire

      23rd September 2017

      Newborn Photography Training Day

      It is so important within any trade to continue to learn and develop, otherwise your work becomes stagnant and outdated. Ongoing training ensure that knowledge and skills are up to date and enable professionals to deliver the best possible service. Ensuring I am able to provide my clients with amazing photographs of their little ones is so important to me and I want to ensure they feel confident in my abilities to care for their newborn and offer them an amazing experience. It is for these reasons that I continue to undertake regular training with other photographers.

      As I have mentioned in previous blogs I under took a number of group training courses to improve my skills within Newborn Photography, Fairy Photoshoots, Outdoor photo sessions and wedding photography during 2016. This year I chose to invite another photographer to my studio to provide training on a one to one basis. Claire joined me at the beginning of September (once the craziness of the summer holidays was over) to spend time supporting me to grow within my newborn photography. Although I have previously trained within this area I wanted to streamline my work and be able to perfect poses further. Claire is also an expert within Newborn safety so was able to offer further advice and guidance to help me ensure that babies are safe and well cared for during their newborn photoshoot.

      Claire and I spent a full day working with two beautiful newborns in my studio in Spalding. Working on a 1:1 basis with Claire allowed me to get much more hands on than in a group training environment and we were able to work on areas that were specific to my personal needs. Consequently, we spent time working on some of the poses I find more challenging and looked at how to still provide a full and varied gallery of newborn photos with babies that do not want to sleep or are not happy in the traditional posing that newborn photography is known for.

      I would like to say a massive thank you to Claire for her amazing support and advise during the course. I cannot wait to attend the training retreat next year to learn more from Claire. And an extra thank you for bringing the stunning Unicorn bonnet with you. I have ordered and received my own now and I cannot wait to use it.

      A massive thank you also to Elijah and Emilia’s Mummies for joining us during the day and allowing me to work with your two beautiful babies. Being able to work with babies (rather than posing dolls) during training is so invaluable to photographers when developing our skills. Both babies were amazing little models and allowed myself and Claire to create some beautiful images.

      I have already noticed changes within newborn photography sessions that have taken place in the last two weeks and I cannot wait to continue to grow and develop to bring amazing baby photography to my clients.

      Reserve your Newborn Photography Session

      Newborn Sessions start from just £79 and can be reserved anytime from your 20 week scan.

      To secure your due date please book via the form below.

      4 + 14 =

      Keywords: baby photography, newborn photography

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        Slice of Life Photography

        Specialising in Baby Photoshoots, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fairy Photography.

        The purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

        Address

        Whaplode
        Spalding
        Lincolnshire
        United Kingdom

        Telephone

        07545 778016

        Top tips for new Mums

        Top tips for new Mums

        Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

        Top tips for new Mums

        23rd June 2017

        Lincolnshire Mums offer their top tips for new Mums

        Becoming a Mum for the first time is the scariest yet most amazing experience ever. I asked some of my clients what tips and advice they would give to ladies embarking on motherhood. Here is what they said:
        1) Accept that the concepts of time, day/night and routine don’t exist for a while and that’s OK.

        2) The internet is EVIL and you should never research anything, especially during a 2am feed!! I love this tip. It is all too easy to go into a whirlwind of panic when you google your baby’s symptoms online. The best advice I can give is if your concerned pick up the phone to your Dr or out of hours service and speak to a professional. No worry is too small to get checked out.

        3) Trust yourself and only take on board the advice you feel comfortable with. You know your baby…or at least you will once things calm down a bit.

        4) Breastfeeding is hard, ask for help! Even if it’s 2am don’t worry that it’s a stupid question and you should know how to do it! It’s hard and doesn’t come naturally.

        5) It’s ok to not get out the house for 3 months. It’s ok to not get out of the house before 11am EVER!! Just stay home for a few weeks and enjoy your little bundle. Do not feel bad about doing nothing but care for and nurture them. The time is so precious and they start growing immediately there is no pause button.

        6) Don’t compare your child to others. Everyone will do it in their own time.

        7) Go with the flow, Babies don’t come with an instruction manual and what works for one baby won’t work for others. Every baby that comes through my photography studio doors responds to different calming techniques and each one likes some poses and not others. Work out what works with your baby and don’t worry about what works for someone elses.

        8) Accept all offers of help. You’re not super woman and being a mum can be tough and draining. You’ll be a better parent for taking help and having some time for yourself.

        9) Sleep when baby sleeps! It doesn’t matter that there are dishes in the sink and you haven’t had time for a shower. You need to snatch every opportunity to rest, especially in the early days.

        10) Remember that no one is perfect and everyone has their own way of doing things.

        And last, but not least from a Mum of 2 (who are fast approaching their teenage years). Enjoy every minute! Make wonderful memories together and capture the moments with pictures and video. They grow up way to quickly and before you know it they won’t want that late night cuddle or want you to walk them to school, they’ll be too busy face timing their friends or planning sleepovers. Make time to relax and enjoy the little things.

        Have you got some top tips that you would like to share with new mums, why not add them to the comments section for my readers to benefit from.

        Marie x

        Reserve your Newborn Photography Session

        Newborn Sessions start from just £79 and can be reserved anytime from your 20 week scan.

        To secure your due date please book via the form below.

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        Keywords: advice for mums, newborn

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          Slice of Life Photography

          Specialising in Baby Photoshoots, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fairy Photography.

          The purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

          Address

          Whaplode
          Spalding
          Lincolnshire
          United Kingdom

          Telephone

          07545 778016

          New Mum’s must haves and must nots!

          New Mum’s must haves and must nots!

          Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

          New Mums must haves and must nots!

          14th June 2017

          Things Mums can live with and without!

          I don’t know about you but when I found out I was expecting my first child I spend ages researching baby gadgets and products on the market that were marketed as being able to make my life easier, and I brought most items brand new, spending (and wasting) a small fortune on equipment that I just didn’t need. So here is my guide to Must haves and not haves for those of you currently researching baby purchases.

          1) Muslin cloths will become your new best friend. They have a multitude of uses. A dignity cover for breastfeeding, mopping up spills, a bib, I even know a little girl that had a muslin as her comforter. My girls are now 9 and 10 and I still have a drawer full of muslins. I use them when the kids get the paints out or spill their drink and I still use them in my photography studio during a newborn photography session and to clean cake up after a cake smash photoshoot.

          2) A changing mat is essential to stop the explosive yellow goo going everywhere but consider if you really need a changing table. I had one in Elizabeth’s nursery and rarely used it. I found it much easier and quicker to change baby on my knee or on the floor in the lounge. The trip upstairs to use the changing table was too much effort and it just ended up a dumping ground for the washing I never had time to put away.

          3) If your bottle feeding. The little ready made cartons of formula are a godsend when on the go. Keep a stock of these for when you’re out and about. They stay fresh and are much easier than carrying a flask of warm water and a Tupperware of premeasured formula powder around with you. Many of my clients have told me that they found the Perfect Prep machine to be more hassle than it’s worth so this is maybe one to avoid.

          4) Never buy a second-hand car seat. You don’t know if it has been in an accident or has any internal damage. A car seat and a mattress are the 2 things that you should always buy new! Everything else I would suggest buying 2nd hand. So many baby items are outgrown or hardly used and you can get some really good buys and often sell things on for the same as you paid for them.

          5) The one thing I could not have lived without was the girls musical swing chair. They both loved it and would spend lots of time relaxing and taking in the hanging toys. It allowed me to get on with those essential tasks like washing and going to the toilet. I even used to pop ours in the bathroom whilst taking a shower so they were secure but I could still see them. Some of my lovely clients have recommended the Bambeano beanbag chair for similar reasons. As my daughter got older she loved her Bumbo seat but others have added this to the list of worst purchases.

          Thank you to Demi’s Mummy for sending me this cute picture to share.

          6) There are so many gorgeous little outfits in the shops designed to tempt us. But believe me you will always have more than you need and end up passing some of them on with the tags still attached. Before baby arrives purchase the minimum you need, you will receive loads of clothes as gifts so save your pennies for other things or buy clothes in bigger sizes because everyone will buy you first size clothes. And don’t buy expensive items either. Baby Poo stains and you’ll be heartbroken when you have to bin that Laura Ashley piece, cheap and cheerful all the way.

          7) This one is a freebie and something I use in my photography studio. Download a white noise app onto your phone. It’s a life saver. I never knew about these when mine were little but I used to put Alyssa’s moses basket in the utility room as she would be happy and relaxed when the tumble drier was on.

          8) Don’t buy lots of cute teddies. I still regret this 10 years on! Buy a special one but only 1. My 10 year old won’t part with any that have a special meaning to her. ‘Nanny brought that one when I was born’, ‘That was the one you got me for my first birthday’, ‘Daddy brought these when I was having my operation’, are all things that she has said when i’ve tried to get her to have a sort out. We recently moved house and having managed to get her to part with a bin bag full of teddies she still brought 2 full bin bags full to the new house!

          9) I wasted lots of money on cute little shoes for my girls. Why? Because they looked pretty, but what a waste of money. Babies don’t walk and as soon as they find their hands they will be pulling them off and throwing them out the buggy! On the flip side of this have lots of socks (or better still tights) as they too get pulled off and lost all the time. Or better still invest in some sickens. Not something I’d heard of but they come highly recommended from my clients.

          10) I could not have survived without a baby gro bag. Much safer and more practical than the fancy bedding sets. Both my girls loved them, the worst thing about them was getting them to switch to normal bedding as they got older.

          Thank you to Daniel’s Mum for sending me this cute little picture to share

          11) Many of my clients have said that a separate baby bath was their worst purchase and it’s easier to buy a little seat to go in the bath. I certainly loved my daughters baby bath first time around but ditched it with number 2 as it was easier to bath the girls together.

          12) Get a good quality buggy buddy, to store all the bits and bobs you need to hand while out and about. There is nothing worse than rummaging in your hand bag while on the move.

          I hope you have found this guide helpful and thank you to all those that offered their wisdom. We are all different and some gadgets are a god send to some and a waste of time, space and money to others so do your research and consider your own lifestyle and needs.

          What are your best baby buys? What do you regret spending money on? I look forward to reading your recommendations in the comments section below.

          Marie

          Reserve your Newborn Photography Session

          Newborn Sessions start from just £79 and can be reserved anytime from your 20 week scan.

          To secure your due date please book via the form below.

          4 + 8 =

          Keywords: baby photography, newborn photography, advice for mums, newborn

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            Slice of Life Photography

            Specialising in Baby Photoshoots, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fairy Photography.

            The purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

            Address

            Whaplode
            Spalding
            Lincolnshire
            United Kingdom

            Telephone

            07545 778016

            Newborn Photography Lincolnshire – New Photography Prop Delivery

            Newborn Photography Lincolnshire – New Photography Prop Delivery

            Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

            Newborn Photography Lincolnshire

            8th June 2017

             

            New Photography Prop delivery

            Photographing and capturing the early days of my clients newborn babies is such a privilege. It is important to me that part of what I offer is unique and fresh baby photos. I don’t want my clients looking at their newborn images and feeling they have the same as my other clients, I want the images I create to be personal to each family. So, it is essential that the props and outfits available in my photography studio near Spalding offer a wide choice of colours and designs. With this in mind I have recently updated and added to my collection.

            I thought I’d share some of the wonderful new items available for new parents to choose from when they visit. All outfits, headbands and wraps are designed specifically for newborn photographers by specialist prop designers and help to add variety and colour to the gallery of baby images parents are presented with when they visit for their personal viewing session.

            Baby Girl Photography Props

            This stunning selection of wraps and matching head-bands provide the opportunity to co-ordinate some of your images to your home decor, perfect if you are planning on displaying a large piece of wall art.   I also have matching backdrops available so images can complement one another for a montage display.

            Many of my newborn outfits are cream or pale pink so I thought it was time to add a splash of colour to the available choices.  The lovely yellow and brighter pink outfits are perfect for summer babies and would look great for images displayed in little ones’ nursery.

            This stunning collection of headbands were selected to complement a range of pre-existing backdrops to ensure that colours blend beautifully within your newborn photos.

            Baby Boy Photography Props

            I love brown and cream tones and realised that most of my boy sets were little trousers so love the addition of these brown and taupe dungaree style outfits. 

            I have owned the lighter of these complementary sets for a while but with the addition of the darker matching style they will be perfect for a twin newborn photography session or to create complementary yet contrasting choices within your baby photo collection.

            Unisex photography outfits

            In addition, I have added some items suitable for boys and girls.  The wrap set on the left comes complete with a headband and a hat making it suitable for both.  It would be great to be able to capture siblings both at their newborn stage using the same wrap, this set means that I can do that.

             

            The collection of 3 neutral tone outfits are perfect for all babies, maybe one day I’ll have triplets visit and can use all at once.

            Older Babies

            I love to watch babies grow and am delighted when they return to the studio for another photography session once they can sit unaided.  These 2 little outfits are perfect for girls aged 6 – 9 months.

            I am very excited to try these outfits and wraps out and share with you some images of them in use.

             

            Is there anything I don’t offer now that you would like to see added to the collection of props and items available in the studio?  If so drop me a message or leave me a comment as it’s important that what I offer meets your requirements. 

            If you haven’t yet booked your newborn photography session and would like the opportunity to have be one of the first to use these beautiful pieces, then please drop me a message via the ‘book now’ link below and we can arrange your session.

             

            I look forward to welcoming you to the studio soon.

             

            Marie

            Reserve your Newborn Photography Session

            Newborn Sessions start from just £79 and can be reserved anytime from your 20 week scan.

            To secure your due date please book via the form below.

            5 + 7 =

            Keywords: baby photography, newborn photography, advice for mums, newborn

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              Slice of Life Photography

              Specialising in Baby Photoshoots, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fairy Photography.

              The purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

              Address

              Whaplode
              Spalding
              Lincolnshire
              United Kingdom

              Telephone

              07545 778016