Why book a Newborn Photoshoot

Why book a Newborn Photoshoot

Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

Why book a Newborn Photoshoot

24th January 2018

Are your pregnant or have a new little addition to your family? Many congratulations on your little miracle. Newborns grow and change at an alarming rate and before you know it your beautiful baby has become a smelly, moody, teenager. My own little miracle celebrates her 10th Birthday next week and it’s hard to remember those tiny toes and fingers. I didn’t know about specialist Newborn Photography back then but I am so thankful for the wonderful baby photos I have of my tiny baby girl.

Whist your newborn is still tiny you will be so wrapped up in the whirlwind of those early days, running on adrenaline, sleep deprived, with a constant stream of visitors. It is so easy for your little one to change and you not notice until it’s too late and your newborn has become more alert and that sleepy curled up baby has gone forever. If you make time for one thing I would strongly recommend looking at baby photographers in Lincolnshire and book when you are around 20 weeks pregnant to ensure you secure a space.

Look for baby photographers who are specially trained.

Some of the poses you see in the beautiful images we all coo over requires specialist skills to ensure that your precious baby remains safe at all times, so please research your choices carefully. You might choose a mobile photographer so you can remain in the comfort of your home or prefer a photography studio where a range of props and backdrops are available for you to choose from. Maybe you want more lifestyle photography type images where baby is captured during natural interaction with you or you love the wonderful posed images that capture sleepy babies all curled up. Whatever your preference there is a newborn photographer nearby that will be perfect for you.

My personal photography style has developed over the last few years and my baby photoshoots include a range of natural and posed images capturing your newborn both awake and asleep, using a range of props and blankets to compliment your home. My service incorporates discussions with you to ensure that the images captured suit your family and personal style. My garden photography studio near Spalding is easily accessible from Peterborough, Boston and Kings Lynn and is ideal to allow you to relax and enjoy your newborn photography experience in comfort whilst I work my magic.

I hope my post on baby photographers near Peterborough has been useful. If you have any questions or would love to chat about booking your baby session with me. Contact me today.

I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Marie

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    Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

    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

    Coming soon for 2018 at Spalding Photography Studio

    Coming soon for 2018 at Spalding Photography Studio

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    Coming soon for 2018 at Spalding Photography Studio

    10th January 2018
    2017 saw Slice of Life Photography undertake 56 newborn photoshoots, 17 cake smash photography sessions, 12 family photoshoots, 11 location photoshoots in the spring bluebells, 6 maternity photoshoots and 21 fine art fairy and elf photoshoots. It really has been an amazing year, but now it’s time to take a look at 2018.I hope to make this year even better with more themed special photoshoots as well as building on what you love. Here’s what’s planned so far…

    Beginners Photography Training Day

    Last year saw the introduction of a beginner’s workshop, teaching attendees the basic skills needed to take their DSLR camera of ‘auto’.   The response to the course was overwhelming and I must admit I enjoyed sharing my knowledge with everyone that attended.  I have decided to bring the course back for 1 date only in 2018!  So, if you are interested in learning the basics of exposure, lighting and composition in a fun and practical workshop then pencil 3rd March into your diary.  More details can be found about the course via the Blog article here:  beginners-photography-training-day

    Fairy and Elf Photoshoot Days

    2017 saw the introduction of Elves and Mummy Fairies to our popular Fine Art Fairy Photography.  I absolute love creating these magical Fairy Portraits and gain delight from watching the little ones enjoy the magic. During 2018 I have scheduled 3 Dates for fairy Photoshoots.  18th February, 24th June and 29th September.  Spaces for Fairy Photoshoots are selling fast and I expect will all dates will sell out.  For more information on Fairy Photography please hop over to the information page here.
    Slice of Life Photography - Beautiful fairy blowing magic dust, Fairy photography in Lincolnshire

    Bluebell Location Photography

    For the last few years I have run Mini sessions in the wonderful Bluebell woodlands. I love capturing your little ones in the woodlands and hope to capture many more in 2018. I have decided not to run Mini sessions this year, instead I would encourage to book a regular location Photoshoot during the magical 2 weeks during which the Bluebells are in bloom. The decision to not run mini sessions is based about my desire to have more time with each family to ensure I can dedicate the time to create personalised family portraits that reflect individual personalities. The Bluebells are generally Bloom during the 2nd half of April so please book a location Family Photoshoot doing the last 2 weeks to capture your family in this beautiful setting.
    Slice of Life Photography - Engagement Photo in Bluebell woodlands but Slice of Life Photography, Spalding Wedding Photographer

    Pet Photography

    Capturing our beautiful 4 legged friends is something that I would really love to do more of. Having recently lost one of my own beautiful Labradors it has reminded me of the importance of including our fur babies in family photos. With this in mind, I plan to offer a dedicated studio day for Pets. This is scheduled for 17th March and more details will follow shortly.
    Slice of Life Photography - Sweet portrait of a dog by Slice of Life Photography, Pet Photographer Spalding

    Outdoor Photography

    During 2017 I have had the opportunity to create some wonderful outdoor family photography, making use of the wonderful summer and autumn seasons.  This is something I would like to encourage more of during 2018 so if fun natural style photography is your preference then secure a fun outdoor photoshoot during 2018.
    Slice of Life Photography - outdoor autumn photoshoot with 5 children, Spalding photography studio

    Fine Art Portraits

    2017 was so busy for me I had limited time to work on personal projects.  During 2018 I would really like to rectify this and as such I plan to work on some styled shoots developing my Fine Art style.  I will be seeking some models for this project so if you are interested in putting your children forward for this please keep your eyes peeled on my Facebook page.
    I look forward to welcoming lots of you through the doors of my Spalding based photography studio.  I hope to see lots of regular clients and welcoming many new families though my doors.

     

    Marie

     

    Keywords: cake smash photography, fairy photography, family photography, location photography, newborn photography, pet photography

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      Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

      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

      Lincolnshire Photography Studio 2017 review

      Lincolnshire Photography Studio 2017 review

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      2017 in review

      1st January 2018

      Well what an amazing year I have had at Slice of Life Photography. A record number of clients have stepped through the doors, I have relocated the studio close to Spalding in Lincolnshire and I continue to love every minute of what I do. Not every session has been easy, there have challenges along the way. Children who don’t want to co-operate, babies suffering colic or that don’t want to sleep, rain and freezing temperatures to battle on wedding days, but the end result has always been worth the persistence and determination. I absolutely love creating beautiful newborn photos for you to treasure, capturing you little ones birthday with a cake smash photoshoot and transforming your little ones into timeless fairies and elves. Here are the highlights from the most amazing year to date.

      Newborn Photography

      I have had the pleasure of recording the arrival of 54 newborn babies this year. Capturing their early days with timeless beautiful baby photos in my Lincolnshire Photography studio. Some babies have slept through their newborn photoshoot and others have watched me intently and been far too interested in what I’ve been doing to close their eyes, but each and every one has been a wonderful precious gift and a delight to photograph.

      Little Sitters

      A few of my newborns have returned for the little sitter part of their Milestones Photography package and other Little sitters have visited for the first time. I love to capture sitting babies as it is a great opportunity to capture their emerging personalities as they start to see the world for a different vantage point.

       Little sitters at Slice of Life photography, Watch Me grow Photography packages, Boston Photographer

      Cake Smash Photoshoots

      Cake smash photoshoots are a great way to record your baby turning one. As well as 16 1st birthdays this year, I have also captured my first 2nd birthday and mustn’t forget capturing my own cheeky 11 year old as well. A fun photoshoot for any age.

      Slice of Life Photography - 11th Birthday cake smash pastel unicorn themed by Slice of Life Photography, Boston Photography Studio

      Bluebell Mini Photoshoots

      The Spring time is one of my favourite times of year to get outside and create some wonderful family memories during location photoshoots. This year 11 families joined me for sessions in the wonderful Bluebell wonderlands. The beautiful purple flowers making a wonderful setting for outdoor photography sessions and mark the start of spring for me.

      Slice of Life Photography - Collage of Bluebell Photoshoots, Location Photography by Lincolnshire Photographer Slice of Life Photography

      Family Photoshoots

      I have seen a rise in families visiting this year with 12 families joining me either in the studio or on location for an outdoor family photoshoot. It is lovely to be able to capture the whole family together; it’s so important to have pictures with Mummy and Daddy in too.

      Maternity Photography

      Bump Photoshoots are so precious. An opportunity to document your pregnancy and the life growing inside of you. 6 Mummyies have stepped into the studio to document their amazing bodies this year, all glowing in the beauty of pregnancy.

      Fairy Photography

      This year has seen my Fairy Photography grow massively, with the introduction of Elves and Fairy outfits for Mummies.   Fairy Photoshoots are held on limited dates throughout the year and every date sold out during 2017!  2018 fairy dates are already booking up and I cannot wait to create more magical Fine Art Fairy Portraits for you all.

      Pet Photography

      Pet Photography is an area I hope to expand during 2018.  Capturing our 4 legged family members is so important.  As I write this I am preparing to let my own fur baby go to sleep forever and it breaks my heart that she will no longer be here to greet you all, but I take comfort in the many amazing portraits I have of her.  Riley is the 1 fur baby that visited in 2017 and he was a dream to photograph.  Watch this space for details of Pet Portrait Days coming in 2018.

      Slice of Life Photography - Sweet portrait of a dog by Slice of Life Photography, Pet Photographer Spalding

      Christmas Photoshoots

      Christmas is such a fun magical time and it is lovely to document the magic through photography. Many clients chose to document their little ones every Christmas as it is a great gift to share with family and document how they have grown each year.

       Christmas photos by Slice of Life Photography, Boston Photographer

      Engagement and Wedding Photography

      My 2017 journey in wedding photography will follow in a separate article, after I have completed the final 2017 wedding collection.  Just one couple chose to include a pre-wedding engagement shoot in their wedding package this year and together we chose to take advantage of the beautiful Bluebells to document this.  I hope that more couples will add an engagement photoshoot to their wedding packages during the 2018 and 2019 wedding seasons.  It is so wonderful to capture couples so much in love and allows us to work together ahead of the pressures of a busy wedding day.

      Slice of Life Photography - Engagement Photo in Bluebell woodlands but Slice of Life Photography, Spalding Wedding Photographer

      Finally I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy new year and  to thank each and everyone of  you for the 134 sessions, 5 weddings, 1 prom and one Charity Ball that I have had the privilege of documenting throughout 2017.  Here is to an amazing 2018 x

       

       

      Marie

      Keywords: baby photography, cake smash photoshoot’, fairy photography, newborn photography, wedding photography

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        Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

        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

        Why should I book Slice of Life Photography?

        Why should I book Slice of Life Photography?

        Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

        Why should I book Slice of Life Photography?

        Spalding Photography Studio

        5th November 2017

        What am I paying for?

        I just wanted to write a quick post about what goes into a photoshoot at Slice of Life Photography. Just like within any industry there are many price brackets for the same product, and photography is no different, however it is not uncommon for me to hear the words, ‘you’re too expensive’, and this is absolutely fine as I don’t expect every enquiry to turn into a booking, but I want clients and potential clients to understand what is involved within a Newborn photography session, what happens behind the scenes before I press the shutter for your cake smash photoshoot and to understand the time and skill that goes into editing your Fairy Photos. I pride myself in offering a unique and personal service to all my clients and hope that it is this that sets me apart from my competitors and is the reason that my clients choose me. Whilst this blog article isn’t about justifying what I charge I hope it helps you to understand that the unique images created during your baby photoshoot, cake smash session or even as part of your wedding photography package are not a simple ‘click of the button’,

        So let me outline some of the essential elements to running my Spalding photography studio.

        My purpose-built garden studio offers a home from home experience and I hope ensures a relaxing and enjoyable environment for your photography session. Whilst I like to try and maintain business hours to ensure a work life balance, working from home does mean that I can offer a little more flexibility to my clients. I appreciate that many of you work 9 – 5 and so it is not uncommon for me to make myself available for clients to collect orders out of hours on the way home from work or at weekends.

        It is important to me that my props are updated and replaced regularly to ensure that the images that I create for my clients are personal and unique to them. My wonderful studio space has been kitted out with a range of props and outfits, some of them unique and handmade by me. I pride myself in offering variety and choice to my clients and I want them to walk away with memories and images that are special to them and not just the same as the next persons.

        Slice of Life Photography - Inside the photography studio, Photographer near Boston

        Cake smash photoshoots are styled to individual clients’ preferences. If I client requests a set up I haven’t created before then a new outfit is purchased and items linked to the theme are brought, this may include bunting or more specific items (like carrots for a recent Peter rabbit themed session or a Unicorn headband). In addition to these one of expenses every cake smash photoshoot includes the cost of the cake which is made by a professional baker, styled to your chosen theme. In order to ensure I maintain a high standard of hygiene all cake smash sessions are photographed on a paper back drop which is thrown away after the session. Outfits and towels etc. are also washed and the studio cleaned after every session to maintain the high hygiene levels important when working with young children.

        Slice of Life Photography - vintage pink themed cake smash photography by Slice of Life Photography, Spalding studio

        During a newborn photography session many wraps and blankets are used, some get pooped on, some peed on but regardless each and every blanket and outfit that is used during a newborn photoshoot is washed and dried prior to being used with another baby. If my clients have a specific colour or image in mind for their session I go out of my way to source the necessary items to create the image. I am currently designing a prop for an upcoming newborn session as a surprise for my client. The time and love that I have put into creating this unique item is because I love what I do and I want my clients to have the perfect images for them. I’m sure there will be a blog post to follow on this after the big reveal.

        Slice of Life Photography - baby girl on rose garland swing with water reflection, Award winning Image by Slice of Life Photography

        Insurance provides cover and peace of mind to both myself and my clients that should the worst happen, everyone concerned is fully protected. This is particularly important within my work as a wedding photographer or a newborn photographer where should a memory card become corrupt and the files lost a simple reshoot isn’t an option. It ensures that should my equipment become damaged I will able to get the items repaired or replaced without delay. My insurance has proved invaluable already. When my camera was dropped during a wedding in November 2015, it was repaired and back to me within 10 working days, In time for the next wedding I had booked.

        Camera’s, Lens, Lighting, and Computers are some of the many pieces of equipment essential to my job. Aside from the initial outlay for these, they don’t last forever and need to be replaced frequently. It is also paramount to me that I have back up equipment available should a failure happen during a photo shoot. I would much rather grab my spare camera than stop the session.

        I want to be able to provide the best service possible to my clients, this means regular training to develop my photography and business skills. Previously I have undertaken Newborn Photography training with some of the world’s leading photographers, I have undertaken training in Newborn Safety, and specialist training to allow me to create stunning fine art Fairy Portraits and in 2018 I will be completing further training including baby first aid. I hope that this ongoing training provides my clients with the peace of mind that they and their children are in safe hands and that the images I create for them are of the highest possible standard. I am also a member of The Guild of Photographers and BANPAS, these professional bodies support me to continue to provide a high standard of professional service.

        Slice of Life Photography - before and after of newborn photography edit, Boston photography studio

        The process of editing is time consuming and this is factored into the overall cost of your photography session. All images are retouched to a high standard, removing blemishes and correcting skin tones etc. takes time and patience. It is important to me that your images are finished to a high standard and so a lot of care and attention goes into each individual image. All images within the final gallery are fully retouched prior to your personal viewing and ordering appointment. Whilst this means that there is a two week wait for your viewing appointment, it also means that you can see exactly what the final image looks like rather than trust that my editing will match what you visualise.

        Slice of Life Photography - Before and after Fine art fairy edit, Photographer near Boston

        Recently a few clients have asked why I stopped on-line galleries for viewing and ordering. There are two main reasons behind this. Firstly, I want you to see the images exactly as they will appear in print. Every screen, TV or monitor has a different colour tone and this means that what you view on your computer at home may not be what appears in print. The screen that images are viewed on in the studio matches the colour tones of the professional printing lab that supplies your final prints, so by viewing your gallery within the studio you can see exactly how they will appear in print. It is also important to me that I am able to offer you support and guidance in making your final order selections. I do not run your ordering appointment with a ‘pushy sales pitch’, I simply provide input on what would work well in terms of crop, size etc. based the images you have selected and our discussions surrounding your personal home decor and style.

        Slice of Life Photography - Stunning framed canvas supplied by Spalding Photographer

        Your prints and products are sourced from high quality professional printing labs. Yes, you can get items printed on the high street for a lower cost, but my products are designed to be displayed for many years and survive the test of time and so the quality and standard of production reflects this. Digital images are a purchase option for those clients that which to source their own products.

        I hope that this article goes some way to demonstrating the care, love and attention that I put into providing the best possible service to my clients. I want each and every one of you to choose me for my unique personal style and to love every image that I create for you. Photography and creating timeless memories are my passion and I want this to shine through in the service that I offer to you all.

        Marie

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        Keywords: baby photography, boston photographers, cake smash photoshoot, fairy photography, newborn photography, peterborough photographers, spalding photographers

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          Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

          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 your Newborn Photoshoot

          Top tips for your Newborn Photoshoot

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          Top tips for your Newborn Photoshoot

          18th October 2017

          Slice of Life Photography - baby on bum up pose on curved stool by Slice of Life Photography, specialist newborn photographer Holbeach

          Congratulations on booking your newborn photoshoot with Slice of Life Photography. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and capturing some precious timeless baby photos for you and your family to treasure. In order to ensure your newborn photography session runs as smoothly as possible here are some top tips to help you prepare for your baby’s photoshoot.

          Keep me informed

          Please let me know as soon as possible after baby has arrived so that we can confirm a date for your newborn photoshoot. Baby Photography Sessions are best carried out within the first 14 days.  After 2 weeks they start to stretch out and stay awake for longer periods so it is more difficult to encourage the deep sleep required to capture the curled up poses you will have seen on my website.

          Slice of Life Photography - Sleeping baby girl holding a rose by Baby Photographer near Kings Lynn

          Feeding

          A well-fed baby is a happy baby.  With this in mind, I ask that you come prepared to feed baby on arrival and top up on demand throughout the newborn photoshoot.  Having a full belly will help your baby fall into a nice deep sleep, you will hear me refer to this as being milk drunk, and a nice deep sleep means the session will progress quicker and more calmly for baby.

          Sleep

          Although it is possible to create some beautiful images while your baby is awake and alert, the styled curled up posed images displayed throughout my website require baby to be sound asleep.   In order to facilitate this, I ask that where possible please try to keep your baby awake in the couple of hours leading up to the session.

          Slice of Life Photography - black and white newborn baby image by slice of life photography, spalding photography studio

          Clothing

          Babies are unable to regulate their own body temperature and they will be naked or lightly clothed for the majority of their baby photoshoot so the studio will be very warm during the session.   If you’re not sweating it probably isn’t warm enough for baby, so come prepared with layered clothing so you can remove layers and cool off.  It is also sensible to bring a change of clothing as we all know accidents happen and I’d hate for you to have to travel home in yellow poop stained clothing.

           

          Plain, neutral clothing works well for family photos so please consider this when choosing your outfit. You may find my blog post on What to wear for your photoshoot a useful point of reference.  Please bring baby in loose fitting, easy to remove clothing, this will achieve two things.  Firstly, it will reduce the chances of seam, elastic marks on babies skin and secondly if baby arrives at the studio fast asleep the session will be able to get underway without waking baby.  If baby arrives in clothes that are fiddly to remove the chance of waking them whilst undressing them are much higher.

          Slice of Life Photography - big sister, pushing newborn girl in victorian pram by Slice of Life Photography, Stamford Photographer

          Duration

          Newborn photoshoots last on average of 3 hours but be prepared to be here up to 4 hours.  With this in mind I try to schedule sessions to start at around 10am.  Be sure to have a filling breakfast and bring snacks with you.  Bottled water will be available at the photography studio.

          What about big brother or sister?

          Newborn photography sessions can include family photos if desired, however as already mention the studio gets very warm and sessions are long. With this in mind I don’t recommend that siblings remain for the whole session. We will discuss if family photos are completed at the beginning or the end of the session and siblings can join us for the first or last hour to allow them to be included.

          Beautiful mummy and baby parent photograph by Slice of Life Photography, specialist newborn photographer, Lincoln

          Bring a Dummy!

          I understand that many Mums try to avoid using a dummy, especially if you are trying to establish a positive breastfeeding routine.  However, please consider bringing a dummy to the session, even if it is the only time it is used.  Having a dummy to hand can help to settle baby into poses quicker and more calmly, making the newborn photoshoot a more relaxed enjoyable session for everyone.

          Research

          When you arrive at my Spalding Photography studio I will chat with you about your baby, your delivery experience and what you would like from your newborn photoshoot.  It is helpful to think about this ahead of time. Do you have any colours or props in mind?  Feel free to browse the images on my website and make a note of any images that you particularly like.  Sessions are very much led by how baby responds to posing and although not every baby will be happy to be posed in certain ways I will always try to accommodate any special requests.

          Slice of Life Photography - baby in dads arms black and white image, newborn photo studio Stamford

          Relax

          During your newborn photography session I will take the lead and provide baby with much of the required care. This helps to keep baby calm and reduces the risk of baby becoming distracted by the smell of Mum’s milk. There will be times throughout the session I will call on Mum or Dad to assist as a spotter to help ensure baby is safe at all times, however the rest of the time you will be able to sit back, enjoy a little down time and relax.

          Slice of Life Photography - baby girl with purple flower garland, Spalding based photographers

          If you have any questions ahead of your newborn photography session, please don’t hesitate to drop me a message or give me a call and I’ll be happy to help. I look forward to welcoming you and your new baby soon.

          Marie

          Keywords: advice for mums, baby photography, newborn photography, spalding photographer, spalding photography studio

          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.

          3 + 5 =

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            Slice of Life Photography

            Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

            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