Maternity photographer – Sandbach, Cheshire. Georgie's bump pictures!

Cheshire pregnancy photographer – Georgie’s bump photos!

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“I grow humans – what’s your superpower?”

I remember vividly the fun I used to have running around Georgie’s house when we were little. Hiding in cubby holes, playing on the stairs, running from one end to the other or playing out in the garden (usually with imaginary horses! Haha :))

As we both hit puberty, Georgie witnessed mine and my now husband’s rocky teenage love affair of 4 whole days and one kiss! Back on the good old K61 bus to school.

When we went off to college we went our separate ways after being best friends for our whole childhoods. Our lives took different turns and over 500 miles separated us at university.

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Years later, as soon as I began my photography journey, Georgie got in touch. She was one of the first to put her faith in me and book her friends in with me, paying for their sessions as gifts. Now, come September, Georgie will be having her own baby photographed by me and I couldn’t be more excited!

As a thank you for her continued support, and a chance to show off my gorgeous new maternity gowns, I offered to do Georgie’s maternity photos!

She couldn’t look more stunning. Her bump is absolutely beautiful and she’s mastered the serene yet powerful facial expressions. I think a tiny bit of nervousness is present too in these photos as she anticipates the birth of her first child. It’s an anxious time as there are so many tales of birth and the first few weeks but overall, her excitement for the months to come shines through.

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If you have a newborn session booked in with Little Primrose Photography, you have the opportunity to book a maternity shoot for just £195 which includes all digitals (at least 10, hand edited, stunning HD images). For more information click here. 

Pregnancy is such a special time in a woman’s life, capture the moment before it disappears forever. Although you may feel bloated or completely different from your previous self, with a little subtle lighting, a stunning designer gown and a tiny bit of photoshop magic, you’ll get a collection of images you never imaged you could look like! So powerful and magestic!

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Newborn photographer in Cheshire. Connie – baby photos – Sandbach

Newborn photography – Sandbach, Cheshire – Baby Connie

“Good morning starshine, the earth says hello!”

Last year, I set up my photography business and I knew that newborn is the direction that I wanted to head in. I did a few shoots for friends and was sure it was definitely my absolute dream job!

Just after Christmas, I began promoting my work and Leanne (Connie’s mum) got in touch. I was so happy that she loved my work and trusted me before I’d even had official newborn training. She was willing to book months in advance as she anticipated her new arrival and looked forward to her newborn shoot!

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Since then, I’ve trained with the best newborn photographers in the world. I’ve won 16 bronze awards with The Photographers’ Guild and I’ve gained a lot of experience after photographing so many more beautiful babies! Someone told me the other day that they were amazed as I’d gone from ‘nought to excellent!’ hahaha.

To see my awards, check out this link

I was so excited to welcome another beautiful girl into the studio and Connie didn’t disappoint. Her hair is stunning and that cute little face and pout! <3 <3 <3

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We embraced the pink as Connie’s parents were used to so many boyish colours in the house after 22 months of the lovely Duggee in their lives! They were ready to break out the feminine colours.

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Connie was brilliant throughout her shoot, so settled and relaxed and loved being wrapped up snug.

Enjoy the gorgeous images and if you like my pics please feel free to give my page a like and share!

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Newborn photographer – Sandbach, Middlewich, Nantwich, Holmes chapel – Cheshire – Baby Amber

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Newborn baby portrait photographs – Amber

A couple of weeks ago baby Amber and her family visited the studio. She came with her parents and her VERY well behaved big brother!

After having a boy, mum and dad were quite keen to use a pink colour scheme so we went with it! I’m not usually a fan of pink as I prefer to stick to very neutral, earthy tones but as I’d been given a blush pink backdrop and matching accessories on my last training session I decided to give it a whirl! I was pleasantly surprised! I think it’s really subtle and beautiful!

Amber was a superstar – she really enjoyed posing for the camera and we managed to get lots of shots of her and her brother; two different props and lots of beanbag poses plus the essential family portraits too!

I decided to co-ordinate the pink with a little bit of forest green when she was in the bed prop. So beautiful! She looks like a little wood nymph.

Here’s a couple of behind the scenes videos so you can see what we got up to:

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Check out her gorgeous pictures below!

Please get in touch if you’d like to book your own photo shoot.

Newborn baby photographer – Sandbach, Cheshire – James

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Newborn and baby photography in and around Sandbach, Cheshire.

James’s Mum saw my images on Facebook after James was born. She fell in love with my style and really wanted a newborn portrait session but she was concerned that she might be too late as James was already here! Luckily, I had some availability and we brought James in along with his loving parents and a beautiful horses saddle! Obviously this had to be used! James didn’t go anywhere near the saddle – as baby safety is paramount, this shot was created by compositing two images together, one of the saddle and one of James, safely on my beanbag.

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James was an absolute superstar for his entire session! We managed to get several different props and set ups as well as a range of beanbag poses and parents images.

I think James’s parents really enjoyed the peaceful moments together as a new family. Sometimes a newborn shoot is enjoyable simply because it gives you time on your own, away from the barrage of visitors and you can enjoy those hours together as you watch your baby being dressed up in adorable outfits and settled into a deep sleep in stunning props and positions.

On the very same afternoon, Tori left a 5* review of Little Primrose Photography and said:

“We had such an amazing time this morning with James!! Cannot wait to see the pictures thank you so much xx”

If you’d like to book your newborn shoot, please contact me after your 20 week scan for guaranteed availability. If your baby has already been born, it’s always worth asking as I may have space to fit you in! 🙂 Contact me.

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Newborn and baby photography – Sandbach, Cheshire. Lily from Brereton.

Little Lily from Brereton.

When Lily’s mum, Jodie got in touch about booking her new baby in for a session she was worried she’d left it too late as Lily had already been born. I had some availability and talked about times and dates but like many new mums, Jodie found the first couple of weeks after birth quite overwhelming and struggled to find the time to come to the studio.

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A couple of weeks later as I was browsing artificial flowers, I spotted the most beautiful pink Lily and it reminded me that Jodie had never booked in and was missing the opportunity of newborn photos with her gorgeous little girl! I bought the Lily and send Jodie and photograph of it, reminding her that, even at 5 weeks old, Lily could still come and have a newborn session as she would likely still curl up and sleep like a newborn.

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I’m so happy that she decided to come in and have a portrait session. Little baby Lily was absolutely great! She slept for the majority of the session and we got some fantastic parent pictures with mum and dad. (My first professional rugby player – Will! 🙂 ) Lily really enjoyed being wrapped up and she was rocking the pink polka dot fabric I have. When she did wake up her eye contact with the camera was amazing and we got some stunning awake shots!

Check out the gorgeous photos – if you like what you see please make sure you give my facebook page a like.

To see more of my newborn portfolio – check out my newborn page!

Baby photography – Sandbach, Cheshire – Baby Lucas

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Baby Lucas from Nantwich, Cheshire

“When my baby is sleeping, that’s when I think….

Wow, I made that!”

-Maria Jose Ovalle

I met Lucas’s mum, Amy, at the Little Munchkin’s Market in Nantwich while she was still pregnant with Lucas. It turned out she was the lucky winner of my prize draw which meant a free shoot and free print!

When Lucas was born Amy booked in with her extended family in tow – her own little boy, husband and step daughter. What a STUNNING family they are!

Lucas was a brilliant little super star who slept the majority of the session. His beanbag poses took a little bit of extra settling but he was happy to pose with his brother and sister for as many photos as I wanted to take!

Here’s some highlights from the shoot. I personally adore the serene image of mum holding Lucas, so beautiful.

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Cheshire newborn photographer – Tips to get your baby to sleep.

‘I’m a new mum and this is all very new to me! How do you get my baby to sleep through a whole session?’

 

As a newborn photographer, a lot of my job is getting your baby to sleep and keeping them that way! As I’ve trained and practised, I’ve picked up some fantastic tips on how to get babies to sleep and keep them asleep. Now I’m going to share them with you.

 
I had a family in my studio today to view their gallery of images. As the photographs flashed up on the screen of their beautiful baby asleep in lots of different outfits, different poses, cuddling teddy bears, wrapped up, naked…. etc. etc. Grandma asks “did baby sleep the whole way through all of this?!” And the answer was ‘Yes!’ well…. most of the it…
I’m a baby-led photographer and my sessions always allow plenty of time for baby to feed, be cuddled and just generally be a baby. But I also have lots of tricks and techniques to get baby to sleep and keep them that way. You might find this list helpful as a guide of what to expect at your newborn session or you may also find the tips helpful for you to use at home!
Number 1: Wrap!
Babies love to be wrapped. I always begin my session with baby wrapped up and upright in the ‘potato sack’ pose. This is because they are wrapped up tight, snug as a bug with their legs folded right up onto their tummy and their hands up by their face. They are warm and secure just like in their mummy’s womb. Also, the upright position of the pose releases any trapped wind that may be lurking and that’s why this pose gets the most smiles!
Number 2: White noise
I use an app on my phone (on aeroplane mode) called ‘sleepy sounds’. It plays natural sounds such as rainfall which was my little boys favourite as a baby. Babies love white noise as it’s similar to being in the womb again.
Number 3: Shushing
When in their mummy’s tummy, baby would hear the wooshing noises of mum’s intestines and organs all around it and it would be loud enough to drown out all other noise. That’s why baby’s like to be shushed! It has to be quite loud as they can often still have a little fluid in their ears. They love this noise so much! Some photographers like to use a piece of equipment called a ‘shusher’ which is available from Amazon; I prefer to shush myself as I feel I can vary the sound more and have more control over it so baby doesn’t get sick of it or allow it to blend into the background.
Number 4: Rocking
I have a trademark rock which is like a figure of 8 hip swing. Standing with baby, holding them tight to my chest and shushing them whilst rocking is a sure-fire way of getting even a restless baba off to the land of nod. If this doesn’t work, baby is probably too hungry to sleep. Even when I’m getting baby off to sleep in a prop or on the beanbag in a pose, a little rock goes a long way.
Number 5: Tapping
Babies love a bum tap! When they are curled up in the womb, their bum is the closest thing to mum’s heart and a bum tap replicates mum’s heartbeat and relaxes them instantly. If baby doesn’t like a tap, then a rock or stroke will do it.
Number 6: Stroking their face
Sometimes all baby needs is to lie still, be shushed and have a little face stroke. Stroking down the forehead to the nose works the best as it makes them close their eyes and drift off to sleep. Usually I’ll give a couple of stroked then hold my hand over baby’s eyes. Works a treat!
Number 7: Feeling secure
Above all else, baby has to feel secure before they will relax into sleep. That’s why they panic when they are stripped off and their body jerks open with arms stretched out. It’s just natural protection instinct. To stop this, they must feel secure. Therefore, when I’m wrapping or undressing baby, I’ll always try to keep 3 points of contact. As soon as their arms and legs are secure they will begin to relax more.

I hope you’ve found this little insight helpful! If you have, please give it a like and a share, I’d be so grateful.

 

To see more of my beautiful images, take a look at my newborn page.

 
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Sandbach baby photographer – Millie

“You’ll be her first role model, her first friend, her first love….

You are her mum and she is your whole world…

She is your little girl.”

It’s so lovely when a local baby comes to the studio. Millie’s parents hadn’t seen my photographs before but her grandma spotted my work on Facebook and contacted me to book straight away as her little granddaughter had already been born. I always try my best to fit babies in late notice and Millie was no exception.

Millie came later that week to my studio accompanied by her lovely parents. Unfortunately poor Dad was suffering from a bad cold! I dosed him up with some lemsip max strength – all part of the service 😉

We got a fantastic collection of images both in props, posed on the beanbag and on my gorgeous new brown real wool rug.

The colour scheme was very earthy and organic to showcase the natural beauty of baby Millie who really shone in her images. It included a lovely handmade outfit from Floffytops and a stunning bead and pearl halo from Love Rosalie. Finally, she rested on a lovely chunky knit stuffer from Cwtchi Coo in my favourite little prop at the moment – my little grey basket.

If you’re interested in booking a newborn session – please contact me now!

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Cheshire Newborn Photographer – Baby Dominic from Nantwich

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles”

Baby Dominic’s Mum – Carly, from Nantwich, got in touch right back in the new year as she’d seen the photos I’d been taking of babies and was keen to book her newborn shoot with Little Primrose Photography early. Dominic kept us waiting at the end of her pregnancy and just like everyone else, I was so excited when the message finally came through to say he’d arrived!

It was a pleasure to finally meet Dominic and his parents. His session went really well and as usual, Dominic was a big fan of his milk and we had frequent breaks for snacks and drinks throughout. Dominic was wide awake for the first part of his shoot – he wanted to watch everything that was going on and his big eyes look absolutely amazing on the photos! We just carried on and I popped Dominic into a couple of different props and poses and captured those beautiful eyes and inquisitive stares before he finally dropped off to sleep on the beanbag.

We chose a gorgeous brown colour scheme – my favourite! Most of my props are handmade and his little pants and hat set were no exception. These were made specially for his shoot to match his ‘ginger biscuit’ colour scheme. Dominic absolutely loved my little wooden bed at the end – it’s definitely the baby favourite! They adore being all snuggled in the covers.

If you’d like to book your newborn shoot, the best time to book is straight after your 20 week scan. I will put your due date in my diary then when baby is born we can book your session in within those first 4 weeks while they are still sleepy and content. I limit how many newborns I book in per month so that I can be completely flexible for my mummies and it also means I can usually accommodate late bookings. So if your baby has already been born but you’d like a shoot, please get in touch.

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Newborn Photography – Sandbach, Cheshire. Alfie and family from Alsager.

“ Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.”

– Vietnamese Proverb

Should you have newborn photographs taken of your 3rd child? Absolutely!

Whether you’re expecting your first child or third child, a newborn shoot is a priceless opportunity to catch that tiny, sleepy stage that your baby goes through for only about 4 weeks! Their little windy smiles and curled up legs will change so quickly it would be so sad to miss it – before you know it they are sitting up munching on a carrot stick!

When you’ve already got older children and you’re worried that you didn’t have photos taken of the others, why not get them involved in the newborn shoot?

When Nicola approached me about a newborn shoot with her two other children I leaped at the chance! I think that sibling photographs are so essential. If not the most important photos of the whole shoot! Occasionally, they are also the most difficult to achieve! As the siblings are usually toddlers or old enough to understand that this foreign body has come into their lives and is taking up so much of Mummy’s time and energy, not to mention love! This time it was different, as Gracie is 11 and Harry 8, they were implacably behaved and their love for their new baby brother was so clear!

Alfie was brilliant and we got lots of little smiles throughout the shoot. He slept so well and loved being all snuggled on my beanbag curled up.

If you’d like to see more of my newborn photographs, take a look at my newborn page or scroll through more of my blogs!

Don’t forget to book just after your 20 week scan to ensure availability.