Learning is never ending

Learning is never ending

Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

Learning is never ending

1st June 2018

I have often shared posts on Facebook with you all about training I have undergone as part of my photography journey. I am a firm believer that you never stop learning and that to be the best newborn and children’s photographer I can be that I need to develop and improve my skills regularly.

Last year I invited the wonderful Claire Elliott from Forever Memories Photography to my studio for a 1:1 training day to work on my Newborn posing skills. I was so inspired by her teaching and everything that I learnt that I was quick to enrol for her 1 week residential training retreat in May of this year.

This course took place near Ashbourne in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, in a beautiful converted Barn. Myself and fourteen other likeminded photographers spent five wonderful days immersed in all things photography.

We studied from dawn to dusk (and that is no over-exaggeration), covering everything from photographing newborns, posing and styling for little sitters, toddlers and older children, lighting techniques, photographing outdoors, editing techniques, business management and for me the most important one, a session surrounding being a responsible photographer and baby / child first aid.

The week was very intense with lots of learning and hands on practise with some wonderful children and models, we even spent time practising on one another to capture some up to date head shots. It truly was an amazing week with a wealth of knowledge learnt and some amazing friends made.

I look forward to putting into practise what I have learnt with you all soon.

Marie

Keywords: Training, photography training, newborn photography, sitter photo shoot, lighting techniques

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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

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    January 26, 2018

    Slice of Life Photography is easily accessible from Boston, Kings Lynn and Peterborough.

    My home based garden studio is the ideal environment to create wonderful memories during a newborn photoshoot, celebrate your little ones first birthday with a cake smash or create some wonderful family portraits. Step inside my Spalding based Photography studio to see where the magic is created.

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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 book a Newborn Photoshoot

      Why book a Newborn Photoshoot

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      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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          Photography Studio Lincolnshire

          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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            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