Why 3-4 months is one of the best ages to have your baby photographed

The newborn stage is a very desirable time for a parent to have their baby photographed. The problem is that many parents are so preoccupied with preparing for their baby’s introduction to the world that having professional photos of their new arrival hasn’t even occurred to them. By the time mum and dad have become acquainted with their new arrival and change of lifestyle and started thinking about a professional portrait, their baby is not a newborn anymore.

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Does that resonate with you? No need to worry! If your baby is still a few months old, this might be the best time for you to get his or her portrait done. Why? While newborn photos can be lovely and very artistic, they are usually done while the baby is asleep. When they are a few months old, they have started to develop a personality and facial features. Now is a great time to capture their liveliness.

Theyusually can smile by then. And what a lovely smile it is.

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They laugh and play.

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Their expressions are priceless!

 

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And because they haven’t developed the strength to crawl away, it is not a struggle to take their photos! I really enjoyed taking these babies’ photos and I look forward to taking more in the future.

Don’t let this time precious time pass by without recording them. If you would like to book your baby photography experience with me, please visit my website. I look forward to hearing from you!

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New portrait box

I have a new 8×10″ portrait box to join my list of photography products. It is hand made in Italy by Album Epoca. With a rigid, wooden exterior covered with a soft-touch material, it is perfect for baby shoots as well as portraits.

Sonic at Castle Galleries

Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge fan of Sonic The Hedgehog. I have been ever since his first game debuted on the Sega Megadrive in 1991. So it was with great pleasure to have visited Castle Galleries in Canary Wharf, London where I viewed two outstanding art pieces celebrating Sonic’s 25th anniversary.

The one shown above is a huge painting on canvas by Robert Oxley measuring 27 x 36 inches. Viewing it on a screen means nothing. It looks like one of hundreds of fan arts that you see on the internet. But seeing it in person is a totally different experience. The size is impressive enough but you also appreciate the 3D-ness, for want of a better word, of the paint itself and how glossy those streaks of paint are. It has now got me thinking of buying one for my home, which I never would have considered had I only seen it on the internet.

This is similar to how I want people to feel when they see their photos on theĀ albums and large wall art that I offer.

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The item above is a multi-panel frame which measures 30 x 30 inches and is currently hanging proudly in my home. It is one of many options that I provide for my photography clients. It is absolutely beautiful and I admire it everyday. In fact, Castle Galleries has this exact same frame for some of their artwork so you know it is of an extremely high standard. I feel inspired to add more samples to my collection!