Here are some natural light portraits taken in an overgrown field, this field was right next to a main road…it just shows that beautiful photos can be taken anywhere if you know what to look for.
Whether it be in your backyard, a park, or on the side of the road look for beautiful light and non-distracting backgrounds. Golden hour is an hour before sunset or an hour after sunrise. Go chase the magic!
At the studio, we are NEVER short of head wear for our newborn and children sessions. I am often asked where I get my beautiful bows, top-knots and headbands from so I thought I would let you all in on my little secret…Bambino Designs!
This little gem of a business was founded on Facebook and has quickly become a one stop shop for headbands, clips, bows, top-knots, bloomers and a range of other baby goods. They cater from newborn – 6yrs but I find some of the styles would be perfect for adults too especially when you just want something to keep your hair back. My two girls love the top-knot style headbands because it’s almost the ONLY way of keeping their hair back out of their faces and having a comfy fitting helmet at the same time. Gone are the days of tears and ponytails digging into the back of heads before we can even leave the driveway, lol.
One of the best things about the range is that they are completely child friendly, no complaints of itching, hurting, digging in or heaviness (important for babies) they are so comfortable to wear.
Here is an example of some of their ‘Top-Knot’ range, the colour combinations and patterns are endless. If you have a particular colour your after the owner Laura will only be too happy to help.
To purchase any of these beautiful headbands and bows for your newborn or children’s upcoming session please see the wonderful lady at Bambino Designs, I have linked her page at the bottom of this post. If you come in to the studio I have plenty of stock for you to have a look at…I dare you not to fall in love.
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Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the Khoo family at the Botanic Gardens Mt Cootha. It was a lovely warm morning full of energy and fun, just the way family sessions should be. I have a comfortable relaxed approach to my family sessions, I feel that children do much better when they are free to run around and expel that excess energy in between the more posed shots. Children have very little patience so breaking the session up into a posed…casual…posed…routine allows me to get a good variety of images.
I had given the family some ideas in regards to wardrobe before their session and they did a fabulous job of co-ordinating their outfits. I stress to my clients that it is not important to match but its imperative that the clothing is co-ordinated to a overall colour theme. Clothing is something that cannot be fixed afterwards and can really be the thing that makes or breaks your family photos. See my guide to Portrait Preparation for more information on co-ordinating your outfits.
Recently I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous little angel, meet Fiona only 5 days old and already making such an impression on the people around her. What a lovely session this was, a little unsettled at first but after that extra feed, extra cuddle and an extra cute hat, we got some beautifully curled sleepy shots…just precious x