Blog - May 2013

Baby, child and family photography session in Bromley, SE London
31st May 2013
A couple of weeks ago I went to Bromley in South East London for a baby, child and family photography session with the very cute 7-month old baby Fleur and her big sister Marlene (yes, they are French!). Such happy and smiley children, who were a joy to photograph. I have decided that I should tell all future families to wear bright colours, as I think they really make the picture pop. I especially like Marlene's tutu which was made for her by a family member! Here are my favourite pictures from the photo session, the first two especially really make my heart melt :-) What do you think?

Sara-Jane x



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Wimbledon newborn photography session - 6 day old Freddie
31st May 2013
I met 6-day old Freddie at a newborn photography session in Wimbledon, South West London. He was the best behaved newborn baby I have ever had the pleasure to photograph. He slept for most of the session, didn't cry when he was awake and didn't need to stop to feed at all. Because of this he is the only newborn I have ever photographed in an hour and a half!! (normally sessions take about 3 hours!). I was also able to get all of the newborn pictures which are only possible when baby is asleep, such as the one on his front below. The family loved every single one of the images I uploaded to their online gallery!

For those of you who wonder what a baby photographer's trick is to get a newborn to sleep soundly through the session, there are three main necessities:
- a very very warm room - this means heating even in summer
- a very full belly
- a white noise app (the heartbeat is their favourite noise!)

Hope you love the pictures! Mum and dad certainly did :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Wimbeldon, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Christening in Bromley, SE London - baby, child and family photography
24th May 2013
A couple of weeks ago I was at a christening in Bromley, South East London taking photos of the beautiful baby Eliza and her family. Their photographer had cancelled on the day, so I stepped in, and I am so glad I did. It was the most incredible fun! Whilst the adults sipped champagne, the children had their own room with private entertainer (Mr Wand - he's brilliant!!) and as much ice cream and sweets as they could eat (I may have sneaked a few sweets myself!!!). The feedback I got from Eliza's mum was so lovely:

"Sara-Jane did the photography for my daughters christening and she was most professional from start to finish. The photos that she took were beautiful and also she got some lovely natural ones of the guests. The final edit CD is brilliant and the quality of the final images well worth the money. I would highly recommend Sara-Jane and have nothing but compliments about the photos."

Below are some of my favourite pictures from the day, of Eliza, her sister and her dad. Enjoy!

Sara-Jane x



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Newborn baby and family photography in Battersea, SW London
14th May 2013
I love newborns! Their cute squishiness, the fact they sleep all the time, those lovely curled up shots. However, at his newborn baby photography session in Battersea, SW London, 7 day-old Zachary broke all the rules, and was awake for most of the photoshoot. He was a happy little bunny though so the pictures turned out beautifully. I turned many of the family ones into black and white as I love the timeless feel of them. Which one is your favourite?

Sara-Jane x



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Newborn baby photography in Kingston hospital, Surrey
07th May 2013
One week ago today my nephew Tommy was born, 4 weeks early, weighing 4lb 11 - so teeny but perfectly formed. So I went into Kingston hospital in Surrey to visit my sister and Tommy that day .... obviously with my camera in hand!!!! The youngest baby I have ever had a newborn photography session with was 5 days old.... so this was a first. And a first to have the shoot in the hospital!

The challenge with newborns is very red blotchy skin and lots of flakiness. This is where black and white is your best friend! Converting the images to B&W evens out the skin tone and saves a lot of time in post-production editing.

Enjoy these pictures :-) There will be a lot more as Tommy grows up! And I can't wait until the family are back home and I can do a proper newborn session.... the ones of Tommy and his big bro Bobby will be sooooo cute!

Sara-Jane x



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