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Beautiful Bump Shoot Olney

Beautiful Bump Shoot – Olney

Most women don’t like seeing themselves in photos.  Most women don’t like what they see in the mirror.  Most women won’t book themselves a photoshoot because they think they won’t like the results.   This is a real shame so I recently started to do beauty shoots for women.  These are not boudoir shoots or makeovers, they are shoots where I photograph the beauty that I see in every single woman and I show that to them in lovely natural images.

The most common reaction I get when I send these photos out is “wow – is that me ?”   As women we really don’t see what others see when they look at us.

This beautiful lady’s husband bought her one of these beauty shoots for a gift (good man).  As she was pregnant, she decided to wait a few months for the shoot, so that we could capture her bump at the best possible time.  As this would be her last pregnancy, she was really keen to get some gorgeous images to treasure forever.

The shoots include make up and lashes and are a fabulous treat for yourself.   We have a bit of a laugh and it’s all very relaxed.   Doing this one as a combined beauty/bump shoot was really enjoyable and I was thrilled with the resulting images.  I hope you like them as much as I do.

This bump is now a gorgeous little girl and this lovely lady has her hands full.  So I hope these are a wonderful reminder of the pregnancy.

If you’d like a beauty shoot please get in touch on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk   You don’t have to be pregnant – infact if you aren’t, you get the added bonus of a glass of fizz to make the experience even more of a treat !

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Bump and Newborn Shoot Northampton

Bump and Newborn Shoot Northampton

I do lots of newborn shoots but don’t often do bump shoots, so it’s an extra treat for me having done a lovely bump shoot to then return and meet the baby.

The maternity shoot took place at the couples home in Northampton, with images both indoors and in the garden – my shoots always take place in your own home as this is more personal to the couple and produces nice, natural results.

Newborn shoots again are done at home so you can change the and feed the baby in your own environment and again it makes for a nice relaxed shoot.  This beautiful little girl was particularly chilled out.  She decided to arrive a bit early, but despite that, she was really alert and able to hold her head up really well.   She was a natural little model and gave me lots of opportunity to get a variety of different shots.

Some photographers only shoot images of the baby but I like to capture the whole family in a lifestyle type shoot – showing the relationship between all the members of the family.  I hope you enjoy this selection from this lovely shoot in Northampton.

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Newborn Photographer Broughton Northamptonshire

Newborn Photographer Broughton Northamptonshire

Part of my job as a newborn photographer that I really enjoy, is seeing older siblings with their new baby brother or sister.  This session was particularly special as I’d previously done a bump shoot with the family and the little girl was just great fun.  So I knew that she would be just as wonderful on the newborn shoot.  She also had the most lovely curly hair, just like her Mummy, and huge beautiful eyes – a photographer’s dream.  She was also a real little character which always makes for fun photo shoots. During the bump shoot she had lots of ideas of how she should pose and was keen to be in charge.

The bump shoot was done around the 32 week mark – I find this ideal as the bump is really obvious but Mum has not yet really got to the tired phase at the very end of the pregnancy term.  The newborn shoot was done around 12 days which is ideal for a newborn shoot.  The baby was into a settled routine with feeding but still very tiny and sleepy.

It was pretty difficult to narrow down the images from these shoots as there were just so many that I loved – intact I think there may be a couple of all time favourites in here.

So here are a selection from this bump shoot and newborn shoot in Broughton, Northamptonshire.  Hope you enjoy them.

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If you would like a newborn shoot get in touch on info@siobhanmurphyphotography.co.uk  if you have older children check out my main portrait site here

Bump and Newborn Shoot – Minki Van der Westhuizen

Bump and newborn shoot – Minki Van der Westhuizen.

Thought it would brighten up a dull winter’s day to share a 2 lovely shoots I did back in the summer.  They were a bump session and later a newborn session with the lovely model Minki Van der Westhuizen and her gorgeous family. I have photographed the family before when the little girl was born.   She was just a year old for the bump shoot and the magazines in South Africa were keen to feature of shoot of Minki with her fabulous bump and gorgeous husband and daughter.

The shoot was in the early morning sun and was beautiful.  Maternity photos are very special to have and remind you of how your bump looked and your shape changed before the baby came along.  Having another little one there can really make the shoot more fun.  So here are a few from the sunny bump shoot.

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It was wonderful to go back for the newborn shoot and meet the new little lady to join the family.  She was just adorable and her big sister was really cute with her.  Hard to narrow the pictures down but here are few that I really loved.

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Bump and Baby Photographer Watford Hertfordshire

I’m a newborn baby, family and child portrait photographer based in Northamptonshire but I also cover Hertfordshire where I was previously based.  Many of my past clients in Watford, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood and St Albans return for sessions year after year as their children grow.

I expect you remember this gorgeous maternity shoot combined with family shoot back in November in the Autumn leaves – Gorgeous Mum and 2 nutty little girls.  The newborn baby – girl number 3 – arrived just in time for Christmas and I was lucky enough to get some pictures on the day after she was born as well as when she was just a week old.  The wide awake shots were Day 1 – she was so alert and just wanted to feed and stay awake. By day 7 she was bit more settled and sleepy – but it enabled a lovely range of sleepy shots and more open-eyed shots.   You will see from the last shot that Mum and Dad were pretty determined during the pregnancy that there would be no more babies, but …..  looking at their faces, admiring their latest beautiful daughter I’m not 100% convinced it really is the last one !   Hope you enjoy this newborn baby shoot in Watford.