First Birthday Cake Smash Photography

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Are you thinking about a first birthday cake smash photography experience?  Is your baby about to celebrate their very first birthday.  A really precious milestone in their lives and a lovely age to have professional photographs taken.  This little cutie had a fabulous time at her cake smash photo shoot.  We started the photo session with some lovely portrait photographs with mummy and daddy on hand to ensure she was happy at all times.  It’s important to take some traditional portraits before we commence with the mess of the cake smash!  It’s great to have some time when you first arrive to take standard beautiful portraits.

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Once we have taken the portrait photographs which require just 5-10 minutes it’s then time to bring the cake out for your baby.  This is the fun bit and the time to allow them to get as messy as they want.  This is such a fun part of the overall session.  Taste touch, feel, smell – such also a lovely experience for your baby.  I have props at the studio that you can use including outfits, cake stands, bunting, wooden spoons etc.  Some parents like to really personalise their photo shoot and would prefer to bring along some favourite outfits and toys.   This little baby in these photographs is using all of my studio props including the fabric bunting, the tin bath, white towels, wooden spoon, bath toys etc.  The dress is also available (amongst other beautiful outfits) for you to use at the photo shoot.  The choice is absolutely yours.

It’s important not to rush this photo shoot session however I am also aware when baby is getting a little tired too.  The first part of the photo session cannot take too much time as your baby may become tired or uninterested but I can guarantee that when the cake comes babies get a second wind and love this interactive experience.  Of course, I wouldn’t want you to go home with a sticky, messy baby so we also have a little bit of bath time too at the end of the session which allows us to get your baby all cleaned up, wrapped in a towel and a bit of snuggle time with parents.  By this point in time, I promise you your baby will be worn out, perhaps ready for some milk and definitely ready for a little nap.

The full session lasts around an hour, sometimes a little longer and the session fee is £60 for the photo shoot including a complimentary 10×8 print.  You will also be invited back to the studio around 1-2 weeks after the cake smash photo shoot to see your final set of images which will be digitally enhanced and looking wonderful for your ordering session.   I will present your final gallery to you in a lovely slide show for you to enjoy.  

Please note unfortunately I do not provide the cake for these photo sessions due to the risk of allergies but I do have contacts for cake makers and there are also some lovely giant cup cakes available at some supermarkets.  The birthday cake in these photographs was made by her mummy as this little one has a lot of allergies.  

If you would like to book a first birthday cake smash photo shoot please do give me a call on 01455 233224 to discuss a date or to chat about the photo shoot in more detail.

First birthday cake smash photography is a fabulous keepsake of your baby’s special birthday.  

Newborn Baby Photography in Hinckley, Leicestershire

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Babies grow so incredibly quickly. It’s not long before those tiny new faces start to fill out and change, that lovely squishy newness starts to disappear as they put on weight and those tiny bodies start to grow. My newborn photo sessions are the perfect way to cherish that newness, to remember how incredibly tiny those toes were, how delicate those finger nails and how beautiful that sleepy brand new face looked.

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My studio in The Atkins Building in Hinckley, Leicestershire is perfect for newborn baby photo sessions. It’s a beautiful airy space with plenty of room so parents can relax in comfort and enjoy watching their gorgeous new baby being photographed.   A cappuccino also goes down well too…  The sessions are relaxed and unhurried, they generally last around 2-3 hours so there is plenty time to break for feeds and cuddles. I’m incredibly patient so there’s no need to worry if your baby is a little restless. The comfort and safety of your little one is always the main priority so you will never feel rushed.

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There’s a great selection of hats, wraps, blankets and props available in the studio and we will start the session with a chat about what you would like to use and what style of images you prefer. As you can see from the images we can keep everything very simple, we can use bowls and baskets and other props or we can aim for a combination of styles.

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The perfect time for a newborn baby photoshoot is when they are between 5 and 14 days old, I encourage mums to reserve a date for the session later in their pregnancy to ensure that I have availability. Don’t panic if your baby has already arrived, just give me a call and I’ll do my best to fit you in.

The newborn session fee is £85 which fee includes my time and talent on the day, my skills in editing the best images and a viewing session where you will return to the studio and I will help you choose your favourite images. You will also receive a complimentary 10×8” desk print.

If you prefer I can also bring my portable studio set up to your home in the Leicestershire area. The session fee for a home newborn portrait photoshoot is £150 and also includes a viewing session and a complimentary 10×8 desk print.

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If you would like to book your newborn session or request a copy of the brochure which is full of information regarding my newborn baby photo sessions, including what to expect, how to prepare and a full price list please give me a call on 01455 233224. If you prefer you can head over to the contact page and fill out the form or send an email and I’ll get right back to you.

Newborn Baby Photography in Leicestershire | Home Sessions Available

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IMG 0175  Newborn Baby Photography in Leicestershire | Home Sessions AvailableRecently I was asked why I offer home visits across Leicestershire for newborn photography sessions when I have my beautiful studio in Hinckley.

Many new mums are happy to escape the house for a couple of hours and relax in my studio whilst I photograph their new baby, but for others the thought of having to pack up everything needed to leave the house with a new baby as well as making themselves presentable can be overwhelming.

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If you are a new mum and don’t feel ready to go out for a few hours I really don’t want you to miss the opportunity to have some beautiful images of your precious new baby whilst they are still tiny so I’ll happily pack up my equipment and come to you.

If you happen to be having one of those days where you just don’t seem to be able to get anything done there’s really no need to worry. I’ll get on with doing my thing and you can sit and relax, have a cup of tea and watch me work. You can even stay in your pyjamas if you like, I’ve had two babies myself and remember those days well so I won’t be the slightest bit surprised!

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The ideal time to photograph your gorgeous newborn baby is when they are between 5 and 14 days old. The sessions can be booked whilst you are pregnant but don’t worry if your baby is already here, give me a call on 01455 233224 and I’ll do my best to fit your session into my diary.

There’s a lovely brochure available full of information regarding my newborn baby photo sessions, including what to expect, how to prepare and a full price list. If you would like a copy please give me a call on the number above. If you prefer you can head over to the Contact Page and fill out the form or send an email and I’ll get right back to you.

Newborn Baby Photography by Lesley Bee

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Newborn baby photography.  One of my favourite sessions to shoot.  And why?  Well, just take a look at the gorgeous, precious photographs below.  Newborn baby photography is so important in the very early days.  Capturing photographs of your beautiful baby during the very early stages – just amazing!

Newborn baby photography sessions are also even more special when I have also photographed the wedding of my clients.  It fills me with great pride when couples come back to me and allow me to photograph their new baby.  It’s just so lovely to see them again (of course), but also to share a little of their ‘joy’ at being parents for the first time.

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Just look at his beautiful face, and how content and happy he is.  And bonus?  I get to have a little cuddle too.  Always a bit of a perk to newborn baby photography sessions.

The bow tie in this shot was from his own little outfit and as his daddy is a bit of a bow tie fan then it was just a perfect shot to take.  We also used his parents wedding rings in a couple of his photographs.

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I have lots of props in the studio to use for newborn baby photography photo shoots, including knitted hats, lots of warm and snuggly blankets, baskets, boxes, furniture props etc.  I always advise parents to bring along any items that they may wish to have featured in their photographs.  Often parents bring along a favourite hat or blanket that grandma has knitted.  Or a favourite teddy to include in the images.   It just adds that personal touch.  However, often parents fall in love with my hats, blankets etc.

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Newborn photography sessions take around 2-3 hours and sometimes longer.  I will work around you and your new baby.  We can drink coffee, chat and relax so that parents and of course new baby feel at home.  I have photographed some newborn babies and less than 2 hours, and with others the shoot has taken up to 4 hours.  If it takes a while for your baby to settle and they require regular feeding and cuddling then of course I sit back and we take a break.  It’s simple.

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If you would like to book a newborn photography photo shoot please call me on 01455 233224.

The session fee is £70 and this fee includes the time and talent to photograph your baby.  Digital collections of around 25+ images provided on a USB stick with usage rights are £395.  I  also have wall art collections from £300.

Gift Vouchers are available from £70 up to any value and these are the perfect gift for baby showers…

 

Newborn Baby Photography Leicester

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Are you looking for newborn baby photography in Leicester?    Have you been thinking about having your newborn photographed?  It is such a precious time for you and your new arrival.  It’s also the perfect time for their first professional photography session.  You will never get this time back again, I know…  I am now a mother of teenage girls and I just cannot remember them as tiny babies anymore.  Thankfully I photographed them A LOT… during those early days and I have albums to prove it.   Albums that my daughters often look at today.

The recommended age for a newborn session is under 2 weeks old.  Around 7 days is just perfect for capturing sleepy, contented and very cute baby images.  A newborn photography session cannot be rushed and often during this 2 hour session we have to stop for changing, feeding and cuddles.  But don’t worry… I am patient and never rush baby photography.  Parents can sit back and relax whilst I do my thing…

Would you prefer for me to visit you at your home and photograph your new arrival with minimal fuss and no change to your routine? Often new mummies would like to stay at home rather than the preparations involved for a studio visit.  The home visit fee is  £95  and includes a 10×8 complimentary print.  This fee is for home visits in Leicestershire.   I will spend around 2 hours at your home, photographing your new baby quietly and patiently and with minimal fuss.  I understand that I need to be patient and work around the necessity for feeding, cuddles, comforting and changing. Just a cuppa to keep me going, and you can leave me to it.  You will be invited to my studio a couple of weeks later to view your images and select your favourites to purchase.  I offer beautiful wall art, desk prints, albums and digital files and there are samples on display at my studio.

Alternatively you can bring your newborn baby to my studio here  at the Atkins Building in Hinckley, Leicestershire.  This session fee is £60 for up to two hours of photography and this session also includes a complimentary 10×8 print.  Again, you will be invited back  to the studio a couple of weeks later to view your images and select your favourite images to purchase.

I also have beautiful hand made Gift Vouchers from £60,  so if you are planning a Baby Shower and want to purchase something really special from all of the family and friends for the ‘mummy to be’ please call me on 01455 233224. Or email info@lesleybee.co.uk for further information.  I am happy to post out Gift Vouchers for photography sessions free of charge.

This beautiful little baby boy was photographed at home and he was just perfect.  I also photographed his mummy and daddy having cuddle time with their new baby boy…  Perfect!  So…  if you are looking for newborn baby photography in Leicestershire, then look no further and give me a call today.  Don’t hesitate, you will never get those early days  back again with your newborn baby.

 

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