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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am absolutely in love with this set up for my Cake Smash Sessions. This little lady’s mum asked for some flowers and a girly theme and i rolled with it, with a custom background made from props for togs, who are amazing! such an amazing and cost effective supplier. I borrowed the little crown from Liz wood Photography who is my idol, my mentor and most of my friend!! and mummy brought a little pink tutu and crown with her! So cute and it all came together so well.
How i run a cake smash session is to start of taking some natural portraits, just with your little one as they are, followed by the cake smash part of the session, there is a lot of parents who think that the little one eats the cake :O I assure you it mostly for a prop and messy play, You get to take the gorgeous custom cake home for you and your family to enjoy! After the Smashing! we move onto my gorgeous roll top bath, where we let your little one play with the water and bubbles <3
If you would like any information or to book a session they are charged at £150 which includes your entire session, Cake, theme and downloadable images, Its a brilliant 1st birthday gift and one that you and your whole family can enjoy for years to come.
Cam please shout out to my lovely friend Linzi in Derbyshire of MLB photographic also runs cake smash sessions down south if you are in the area, her portfolio is full of gorgeous little ones and adults, how fun would it be as an adult hehe! If you have a special birthday coming up… Check her out :). She has the cutest little Winnie the pooh theme! Id love to recreate in my own artist way one day <3
I think we can all agree my little lady in this session is just beautiful!! I struggled with which images to preview from her gallery, may i thank her family for allowing me to share some of her beautiful gallery with you <3