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Portrait info Brochure

 

Contents

 

 

 

01 / introduction

 

02 / newborns & babies

 

03 / children's & family Photography

 

04 / pricing

 

05 / F.A.Q,s

 

06 / About

 

07 / teen shoots

 

08 / contact

 

 

 

 

Hello, I am Karen and I have been a PROFESSIONAL photographer since 2009. I started out photographing friends children which proved very popular. after more advanced training, I went into wedding photography. After shooting countless weddings all over the country, I have now gone full circle and am once again loving photographing children and babies. You can read more about our journey on page 6.

 

 

 

what if I get a skin breakout ?

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Lifestyle

Newborn & baby shoots in the comfort of your own home.

I CARRY OUT ALL THE BABY SHOOTS MYSELF AND ALWAYS WANT TO ASSURE PARENTS THAT I DON'T NEED LOTS OF SPACE OR A PERFECT HOME. I KNOW YOU HAVE JUST GIVEN BIRTH. I can BRING ALONG EVERYTHING I NEED SUCH AS CLEAN THROWS AND WRAPS or we can use yours. YOUNGER SIBLINGS WILL FEEL RELAXED POTTERING AROUND IN THEIR OWN HOME AND JOINING IN. I look for warmth, tenderness and connection to produce photos with heart. I feel overly posed baby shots are often missing that soul therefore i don't pose babies in baskets or buckets other than their own moses basket if they happen to have one..

 

Baby led simply means I will make sure I work around your babies and CHILDREN'S needs so that you can stop feed and comfort your baby. or hand out snacks to older siblings. No rush no stress.

 

NEWBORN SHOOTS ARE IDEAL FOR BABIES FROM ONE WEEK TO THREE WEEKS. I DO ALSO Love TO CAPTURE OLDER BABIES which is best WHEN they are smiling and HOLDING THIER HEAD UP themselves. Usually at two to three months onwards.

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Lets have an adventure children & family portrait

shoots

 

 

I love capturing and freezing the wonder of childhood and always aim to make the shoot a game or an adventure, sitting still is so over rated don't you think ? i just love the carefree joy that children radiate. I keep it all stress free and fun. The shoot will seem more of a game to them. It is important to me when capturing families or siblings that it is obvious that the group of people on the picture belong together and the love and closeness is reflected in the image. I trained with the amazing children's photographer Annabel Williams who championed this style.

 

does your family love dancing in the kitchen, a day at the beach or a longer family walk. Perhaps your children like to raid the dressing up box. Whatever they like to do we would love to capture it.

 

 

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Pricing

The value of your photos is something that increases each year. We all buy or want stuff but that stuff won't mean a lot in twenty years time. As your children grow those fleeting moments captured forever will mean everything. Babies change within weeks. At first they almost look like sweet fragile little birds but pretty soon they are well fed little babies all chubby and smiling. We all love our children and know that they are the most valued before anything else in our life. They become your whole life. Nobody ever regrets paying for a professional photo shoot.. I GENUINELY want you to have some really wonderful photos to love and pass down.

 

framed prints and beautiful albums are also available to purchase.

Events

 

Christenings, birthdays, reunions, all your family events. professionally captured forever

 

 

 

 

 

 

fully hand edited high res images on USB

 

Highlight slideshow

 

Image licence with permissions

 

passworded online private gallery

 

Travel outside of cambridgeshire may incur a travel fee.

 

 

enquire for a quote below.

Family & baby Shoots

 

most popular

Ideal for Newborns but also available for children and family shoots within Cambridgeshire. Further afield may incur a fee.

concept and planning discussions

 

your portrait shoot.

 

All images hand edited.

 

passworded online private viewing gallery

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all high res images supplied on USB

 

image licence with permissions.

 

options to purchase prints and albums and slideshows.

 

 

 

£250

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Portrait faq,s

 

Why should I have a Portrait

shoot ?

There may not be many opportunities to get your family on a photograph all together as often one of the family will be behind a camera or phone and it's usually the same person. Having a professional portrait shoot will provide you with those fantastic memories and good quality professional images for you to pass down as heirlooms or make fab wall worthy art for the walls. It will also foster a feeling of value and belonging for children of any age to see photos of themselves around the house. As they grow older they will realise you made those investments in professional photography for them.

what age is best for a baby shoot ?

If you want those delicate newborn shots the best age is one to three weeks. Some couples want them as soon as possible so that they can send out announcement cards or siblings can help cradle the baby. One to three weeks old is a good age for newborns simply because they tend to be more sleepy and more settled. Babies change quickly and they will look totally different at six weeks. Others wait until the baby is able to hold their head up and smiling. I do offer special rates if you would like various different stages captured. Don't worry if your babies newborn skin has milk spots. I do heal babies skin in photoshop but still want them to look natural.

Where do the shoots take place ?

For family shoots, I would advise you choose somewhere you like to go as a family. A woodland walk or beach, somewhere you feel totally relaxed.we can also carry out shoots in your home which we can combine with outside shots to get two different looks. If you have a young baby we can carry out the whole shoot in your home.

Will you pose my baby ?

My style is for very natural shots and therefore I won't need to put your baby into various poses. I may gently move the blankets if it is riding up higher or lower than I want for the shots or reveal a tiny toe or hand but I leave the cuddles to you so that I can keep shooting and capture those heartwarming shots. Some of the sweetest and most natural shots are when babies are in their parents arms.

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About us

Karen and Doug are both professional photographers based in Cambridgeshire and also married. They have been photographing Weddings, Portraits and commercial work since 2009.

It was during her career as a nurse in the operating theatres that Karen went into professional photography. "I knew I was in the wrong job when I was involved as part of the team in a very interesting operation but was more interested in one of the nurses new baby photos " She entered some of her Portrait work into a prestegious competition and won out of hundreds of photographers including professionals. The prize was a year long bespoke Photography course. Although Karen wanted to focus on children's photography, the course introduced her to the idea of shooting weddings and It wasn't hard to persuade Doug to join her. When they started out professionally they hoped someone may just like their work. Their relaxed personalities and easy going photography style meant that It quickly took off. They have now shot countless weddings. "We have met so many wonderful people, genuine lovely couples and families and also along the way, singers, actors, footballers. All kinds of faiths all kinds of personalities. We have had a blast.". In March 2024 they shot their final wedding and Karen has now gone full circle and is once again capturing new babies and families.

 

Karen is easy going, extremely calm and great with children. She loves her garden, practices yoga and also paints. She grew up in Suffolk in an arty family surrounded by brushes in jam jars but also spent five years living in America which influenced not only her photography style but her appreciation of good customer service. Cornwall and Scotland have a regular pull on the heart whenever there is a chance to travel.

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Teens and

model shoots

 

Great for a teen Birthday gift.

 

I have worked with many models of all ages over the years and for some teens it's a dream come true to have a model shoot by themselves (parents welcome) or with a small group of teen friends, maybe with their bestie. They can have a really good time dressing up, outfit changes and feeling like they are on a real photo shoot. Pamper them even more with The luxury of Professional hair and make up before the session.

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Get in touch

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