Rainbow themed Cake smash Photography session in Fife

Rainbow themed Cake smash Photography session in Fife

I was so lucky that this little lady’s family popped in for her cake smash session! It was so lovely to see mummy again and I photographed her two big sisters Cake Smash sessions too! She rocked her session and was so so funnny!! From dancing for us to baby shark and twirling to her gorgeous wee smile!! She has a blast with her Splash part of the session too!! Thank you so much to her family for allowing me to share a few images from our session <3

 

What make photography important to me?

What make photography important to me?

I know its Cleshea to hear Photography is the best job in the entire world! But coming to the end of the working year and think about things has me somewhat emosh!  Sometimes when I read that I myself think wow that’s cheesy BUT after giving up a job in IT which I loved, I truly followed my gut feeling about going Full time with my photography career.   I remember the moment that I quit my full-time job fondly because I woke up one morning and I said to Phil (my husband aka hairy face) I just don’t want to work at the company I was anymore and his reply shocked me he said well quit then! Shocked I said can we afford that? I can’t just quit my job can I?    well…. turns out you can!

I was already following the photography route so I was working full time and my little business was also full time too, I was working every evening and every weekend, I was running myself into the ground and It was affecting my health and mental health too.  I wasn’t happy at all and life is to short to work in a job where your whole heart isn’t invested.

My clients to me are everything, I can’t believe that I get to share a small part in people’s lives.  I never take it for granted that my clients put their faith and trust in me.  I try as much as I can to deliver what they envision by speaking with them and trying to understand who they are and what photography means to them and then I take that and look for the rawness in their lives to deliver a gallery I am proud of.

What makes me happy is when I nail a shot, for me,  I try to capture the true emotion of human lives, the love shared between people, the hidden smiles! A baby’s first steps, a cuddle with parents, from life coming into this beautiful world to leaving families with lasting memories.  I view photography as an art to me an image is a frozen moment in time that can be looked at and reflected on for years and years to come.

My best friend passed away 12 years ago and there isn’t a single day that passes by that I don’t think of him and miss him.  I only have one image of us together with our friend Claire and It is one of the most treasured photographs that we have but the quality means we could never print the image and frame it, which breaks our heart I truly wanted no one to go without having images of a special time in their life or person.

During my time studying photography at college, I invited my closest friends to come into the studio and we did a photo booth set up to make some fun memories, Photography doesn’t have to be serious it can be, and it can be fun and everything in between.  These are some of my favorite images despite my dodgy editing haha! But it was so important to me to document times in not only my life but their lives too as they mean so much to me .. I’ve been fortunate enough to have captured them growing up from getting married to having their families, it been a massive honor to take my camera along for the ride and I have been there for it all and its meant more to me then words could ever express <3

Here are a few images from our photo booth – ( The handsome lad in the blue hoody is my crush ) I hope they make you smile like they do me…. xoxo

People say so often I want to do photographs but after …. ****insert reason**** such as haircut, weight loss, etc but the truth is time isn’t limitless and you are perfect just the way you are 🙂 and to the people who love you you are perfect always!! They don’t care they just want to look back at memories of you like these photos mean so so much to me.  The power of photography is incredible and the meaning will last generations after ours.

Thinking about memories and capturing them Andrea who is a Children’s photographer Llanelli has written a blog on what’s new with her and her business for 2020….

If you would like to discuss booking a session please contact me to discuss your requirements

 

A Floral Cake Smash …. Is this not the cutest theme?

A Floral Cake Smash …. Is this not the cutest theme?

 

When little Mina’s mummy asked for a Floral cake smash theme I was so excited to put together a little set, The background was made by props for Tog’s, The little flowers were just from my local Ikea and mummy brought Mina’s outfits.  She was an absolute star for her cake smash, She loved the little stand which I bought from The wooden Prop co.   She would giggle at mummy making silly faces, and Danced along to Baby Shark.

A BIG thank you, Mina and her family for allowing me to share a few images from her cake smash session <3

My Favourite Suppliers….

My Favourite Suppliers….

As a newborn photographer starting out in newborn photography fife I felt that i fell down the Rabbit hole of feeling i had to OWN everything under the planet!!!! Its not true,  When starting out there are a few MUST haves like a good beanbag, a background stand, a few backgrounds and a few props…. Newborn Baby posing do a fantastic Starter kit here  which includes a beanbag, a cream background and a few headbands…

It looks to me like an ideal starter kit for anyone considering newborn photography. ( I fully encourage training before safely trying to create a newborn photography business and will do a blog on my fav trainers soon :).

As my business grew, Every session i reinvested back into my business and my style started to develop.. I love neutral tones, lots of creams, browns, and grey colours… I love Dainty little headbands, gorgeous floral crowns, Knitted bonnets.  For me less is more <3

Here is a list of my favourite suppliers 

Bespoke Newborn Props – Amazing and gorgeous knitted props, Mary looks for the finest Yarns that are gentle on newborns and takes so much time and detail in her work, I have lots and lots of her props.

Props for togs – I adore the range by Honey Pie Photography and own a number of their drops, Kerrie also offers bespoke printing so if there is a theme i am trying to create she is amazing and does her best to help which i think is a fantastic service.

The Wooden Props Co – I literally need to hide packages from my husband!! but they do everything from cake stands to professional posing props all brilliant value for money <3

Blessence Props – I adore Blessence’s wraps they are so stretchy and a wide variety of materials and colours, The pricing is also very reasonable!!

Kingdom Furnishing – Do the cutest little chairs, Ive used them on cake smash sessions and even at weddings

Newbornprops.eu – Are a fantastic allrounder website for props from gorgeous flokatis. wraps, props, and bowls.  They are one of my fav go to places… Delivery is quick too <3

I am sure i will add to this list over time but in the meantime …..

Have you ever wondered how to capture beautiful family photographs in everyday life? Brooke from Sand piper photography who is an insanely talented professional maternity photographer in noosa has wrote the most fantastic blog giving some really useful tips on how to capture some beautiful images of your own family with tips from how to create stunning images and even styling tips <3

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog i hope you like it & the links are helpful.

xoxo

Newborn full sessions v’s Newborn mini session…

Newborn full sessions v’s Newborn mini session…

I offer two newborn packages:- a full newborn session – (£230) and a mini newborn session – (£99). When a client calls me to discuss the options available, Some clients will often ask me what is the difference between the Full session and a mini session so I thought it would be a great idea to write a little blog with some more information that could be helpful while making this decision that is best for you and your family.

Newborn baby in blue background

Newborn Photographer fife

As always its best to book either session after your 12-week scan, so we have plenty of time to discuss your requirements and likes and dislikes, and we can ensure a tailored session for you. The newborn mini session is a simple no-fuss session without props, backgrounds, no sibling or family images, just your sweet little new baby, you get a choice of one hat or headband, on a beanbag with baby wrapped or in clothes. We don’t wait for the baby to fall asleep and the session length is 30-45 minutes. We can’t add on parent or sibling posing as then it’s a full session with all the time that is involved, however – you get 5 incredible images of your perfect little baby in a no-fuss session.

Baby boy in light blue blanket

Newborn Photographer fife

The time allocated in the sessions are also different, Most of my newborn photography mini shoots take around 30 – 45 mins as we are not waiting for your little one to fall asleep we are photographing them as they are in most cases wide awake and happy and content.   Whereas a full session can last between 2-3 hours depending on your little one and the images that we create together, It allows for extra time for those all-important family images & sleepy curly gorgeous poses, sometimes using props to create gorgeous stylized portraits that you will enjoy for many years to come.

Newborn girl in yellow dungarees

Newborn Photographer fife

During the newborn mini session I like to strip the session right back and keep your gallery very simple using only one color, one hat / headband and only 5 images simple and beautiful photography focused around your baby naturally as they are, whereas a full session the use of props, fluffy rugs, outfits, sibling shots, and family shots are inclusive, It is a fuller gallery of around 30 – 35 images using lots of different styles and poses and props.

Newborn in dads hands

Newborn Photographer fife

 

Regardless of if you want to book a full or a mini session, all sessions are discussed beforehand so that I can really understand your vision and what style of session you would prefer.  The editing in a full session usually takes longer and is more specialized so another consideration I ask my clients to make when deciding on a full or mini  session is how quickly you require the images as a mini session I aim to deliver your images within 24 hours and a full session can take up to 3 weeks to edit.

Newborn in white blanket and outfit

Newborn Photographer fife

While I am discussing the difference in session types that I offer….. I stumbled across Marie from Marie Myers photography who wrote a brilliant blog this week (which can be found HERE) with fantastic advice on when to book your newborn photography session which I found really helpful and Interesting.

Marie says that 2019 has been an exciting year so far for her, with the opening of her new studio at The Barns in Tardebigge. she feels that it has been the best decision she has ever made. from improving her quality of work.  She has worked really hard to make it a really homely and comfortable experience for her clients, who she wants to sit and relax with a hot drink, while she captures precious images of their beautiful babies.  Please check out her portfolio and work esp if you are in the Tardebigge area and are looking for a Newborn photographer in Worcestershirer.

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If you would like any more information on a full or a mini newborn photography session in fife with Bella photography fife please use the contact us form, call me on 07810750856 or email me at Kirsty@bellaphotogrphyfife.co.uk.