Wow, this newborn baby looks like she made a visit to the beauty salon to have her eyebrows and lashes touched up, but at only 16 days old it’s all perfectly natural and perfectly perfect! And she was such an easy baby to photograph too, no fussing no crying just little miss perfect!
I’m dog sitting for 2 friends at the moment, so my doggy household is now 4 dogs. All the dogs know each other as we human friends all belong to the same running club and take our dogs for a run too so they all get along great.
This is the scene first thing in the morning while I’m making my morning coffee and they are very patiently waiting for their breakfast, I just love them!
Oh my goodness, the bigger of the two Great Danes is only 5 1/2 months old, the small one is only a few weeks but one day she will be that big. And one day soon they will both be bigger altogether! Hopefully their humans have a big house!
I love doing these before and after photos, every time someone books a pregnancy photo shoot I’m always hoping that they will be keen to do something like this. It takes a bit of planning and finding out what style is most appealing to the mum to be, and then having the patience in the middle of a newborn baby shoot to get it all together. But what a fantastic keepsake to remember the whole experience of that anticipation of a new baby followed by the intense love for a newborn baby.
Bet that got your attention!
Zac is an elderly gentleman and a real sweetie. His companion is a small “white fuffy” dog who keeps him on his toes and is probably keeping him young. He has been with his rather lovely human all his life which is 12 years, and hopefully has quite a few more to go because they both love each other dearly.
Only 13 days young this newborn arrived at my studio with parents and all grandparents in tow, quite a crowd and a lot of love in the room, she is totally adored by everyone, and with good reason … what a gentle and contented baby she is, she would make even the hardest heart melt.
Hard to imagine that this little bundle of wrinkles, cuteness and velvet fur will one day be big enough to need a single size human bed to sleep on! But that’s Great Danes for you, her humans are totally enjoying this cuddly, lapdog size … because it won’t last long!
I’m always happy when my clients call me up to say they have had another baby and want to come back to do photos with the new baby. But I must admit that my heart sinks a little when they ask if they bring baby number one along as well … who is now 2 years old. You know what they say about the “terrible twos’! There’s a good reason for it!
Of course all parents want to get beautiful photos of their children together, but working with 2 year olds is really hard. And when you add a new born baby and all the safety issues that go with it, well it just gets harder. But how can I say no? It’s what every parent wants, so I just cross my fingers and hope for the best. And when it goes right, it goes really right!!! We worked hard to get this shot, but it was so worth it!
Australian Border Collies come in a variety of colours, these 3 are all collies ranging from elderly to middle aged to puppy. They all live together and happily their human is a fantastic dog trainer, so photographing them is a breeze! Lovely, happy and calm dogs they are incredibly intelligent and love to please, and I’m always pleased when I get the annual phone call to say it’s time to update their photos as I know the photo shoot will be a lot of fun.
Double the trouble, but also double the cuteness, twins can be a real challenge to photograph. Of course every parent wants gorgeous pictures of the two together, but actually getting them both fed, calm and posed at the same time is really hard.
These two were lovely to work with, the little boy in particular was such an easy going baby and fell asleep at the drop of a hat (even a yellow and blue long tailed stripey one!), his sister was a bit more fussy but we girls are allowed to be fussy!
I first photographed Sergeant Major (known as Sarge to his friends) when he was just 3 months old. He was the most delightful puppy, already partially clicker trained and just all paws and ears and fur like velvet. His human decided that being a Great Dane he was going to grow at a tremendous rate and we would do a timeline of photos to show how much he grew in his first year.
Well, let me tell you, Great Danes grow very fast! He came back today aged 5 1/2 months, so only 10 weeks later and I hardly recognised him! And he still has lots more growing to do!
Absolutely divine personality (or is that catonality?), so relaxed and sure knew how to strike a pose, and when he’d had enough he curled up on my dogs bed and had a snooze!
I first photographed this little guy when he was still a baby bump and not even born! Then I did newborn photos of him when he was about 9 days old, and now he’s back this time 8 months old and very pleased with himself that he can sit up unaided.
It’s always a pleasure when my clients come back and I get to photograph the growth stages of their babies, I love to see how they’ve grown and changed over the year, and they are such lovely milestones to capture and treasure the pictures forever.
I can’t wait for his first birthday when we can add the last photo to this timeline picture.