Posts tagged ‘baby’

March 12, 2011

A photo for today.

Just a photograph for the day. Mr one year old has been sitting very happily in the sand pit, all by himself, playing.

Baby in the sand pit


March 10, 2011

First for our second

Our baby has just turned one! So it’s time for a first birthday party for our second little chap.
We set a date for a party, invited our guests, and then I got so caught up in other things for a while that the planning came to a halt! But, panic not, I’ve got it all sorted . . . or, most of it . . .
I was stumped for cake ideas until just a few days before the party. Inspiration did strike eventually, though. A theme idea emerged and I found a promising cake recipe courtesy of I pretty sure I’ll be breaking some quite important rule by serving my guests a recipe I’ve never tried before – but I’m brave, and they’re unsuspecting.
I wrote a list of food and beverage ideas. Then I talked to hubby and revised said list of food and beverage ideas. The next day I rewrote the list and shopped for supplies. It’s a picnic party so we’re not producing anything elaborate (aside, perhaps, from the all important cake). I suppose I should be thinking about attractive ways to present it, hmm . . .
We have family members driving down, and flying in, to celebrate with us. I feel fortunate that we can see so many of them on the day. I hope they know that we appreciate it.
I hope to have  a replacement camera in my hands on the special day, so I hope, accordingly, to be able to share the day with you via a few well selected photographs.                     Watch this space.

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November 9, 2010

How to find a baby photographer

Wherever you are in the developed world, you can probably find a specialist baby photographer for your area on this website:


September 22, 2010

My Little Button Baby Plan

The Little Button Baby Plan is a combination of 5 portrait sessions that take place in your little one’s first year.

I photograph baby at each precious stage and provide you with a complimentary 5″x7″ print (valued at $46 each, or $230 all together). Additional framed or canvas prints will be available for purchase.

Your investment for this service is $900 – a saving of 10% on separately booked sessions.

Of this, 50% is payable at the newborn session and the remaining 50% is payable at the 6 month session. At the end of the 12 months you’ll have the option to purchase a beautiful, handcrafted album that contains a selection of portraits showcasing your baby’s first year – the ultimate baby album!

The Sessions

NEWBORN – Best before baby is 2 weeks old so I can capture his/her curly, sleepy, newness.

3 MONTHS – Full of smiles and wonder.

6 MONTHS – Sitting and super smiley! – One of my favorite ages.

9 MONTHS – Crawling and discovering a whole new world.

12 MONTHS – Standing, walking, giggling explorers.

This package is wonderful value and an unparalleled way to document your precious bub’s start to life.

Call to book on 021 490 202

N.B. Travel to some areas will incur additional charges.

September 8, 2010

Preparing for your baby’s in-home portrait session

Baby SS at homeYou’ve found the trendiest photographer in town, had yourself on the waiting list and have just booked your appointment for a creative session for your baby. What do you do now?

Here is some advice on what your next steps for your baby’s in-home portrait session could be.

1. Talk to your photographer about what sort of portraits you would like (e.g. nude, indoor, outdoor) and which space in your house might be best to use.

2. Think about what you want to do with the finished product; for example, do you want a framed print to hang on the wall or albums for you, baby and the grandparents?

3. On the day, be sure to heat the chosen room to a temperature that baby will find comfortable if stripped down to just a nappy or onesie.

3. Choose a few outfits with plenty of colour but not too many dizzying patterns. Having a few options laid out when your photographer arrives will help you to keep your stress levels low.

4. Have a couple of your favourite baby toys and/or blankets handy. Perhaps you’d like to match them to your chosen outfits.

5. Keep a bib or dribble cloth handy to protect baby’s clothes.

6. If you’re planning to have some nude shots taken, be prepared with a towel to give baby some nappy-free time on first and/or keep baby’s nappy and clothes fastened loosely. This is helpful for avoiding red marks on baby’s skin.

7. If you expect to be in some of the frames be well-groomed. Not only will a manicure, hair-do and makeup all leave you looking fabulous in your portraits but they are also a well deserved treat for a mum such as yourself.

7. RELAX. If you’ve chosen a specialist baby photographer you can feel assured that he/she will know to expect the unexpected and will be practised at being patient. Do feel free to be yourself with your little one as baby will be more comfortable if you are comfortable.

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