Two year olds and newborn babies

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!

Adelaide Baby Photos by Janet Coelho
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Australian Border Collies

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.

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Miss Roly Poly

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Little Miss Roly Poly made my job easy today! Already 3 weeks old so not really a newborn as that’s supposed to be in the first 2 weeks, but she was really calm and relaxed, not quite as flexible as a newbie but still able to get into most of the cute baby poses.

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Double the cuteness

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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!

Sergeant Major, Great Dane

Adelaide Pet PhotosI 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!

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The cat that thinks it’s a dog

Adelaide Pet PhotosMortlock is a very chilled out cat, every day he goes for a walk with his humans, and for his photo shoot he walked here on a collar and lead!

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!

Happy 10th Birthday Huny!

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This beautiful Golden Retriever celebrated her 10th birthday with a photo shoot to mark the auspicious occasion! She’s such a gentle soul, and a very patient one too as she lives with a little fluffy white bundle of energy who jumps all over her, chases her and generally wants to play all day!

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