I’m sat here in the grey, trying to mind my time wisely as I don’t have much of it. I realized I haven’t posted anything recently. I generally like to wait til I have new photos, but last week’s session was sadly rescheduled due to a case of newborn pimples. It is all clear now and I am very much looking forward to play and cuddle my morning away later on this week. Until then I will post some photos that I just love and they should be up for the sake of sharing them with the world, or at least some of my followers…
This is my little one who is well used to me taking her photo. She still gets annoyed after a while. Of course now SHE wants to hold the camera – maybe when she’s a bit older…
The wind was remarkable this day but Olivia was a gem. Absolutely stunning and full of energy.
Mmmm…cakes! We were all drooling at this bakery, you just can’t see the adults…
This one is a personal favourite. Simply because she was saying to me very sternly, “Get down! That’s dangerous!” Can you tell I was being reprimanded??
If I remember correctly, she is singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to herself. You can see why I love what I do…
This little one is stunning! And a complete natural…
This is all for now. Keep an eye out at the weekend for more photos of newborn bliss. And pray this chesty cold might shake beforehand.
So as the Valentine’s Day gift was officially released early, I can now post the gorgeous photos from last week’s shoot. Hooray!
I could not be happier with the results. Hannah did such a lovely job of being the centre of attention and even when “off camera,” her personality really came through. I have put some of my favourites on the Children’s reel, but if you just don’t want to flip through all those, here are some of my faves!
Seriously, isn’t she just gorgeous? There are several shots that were not planned but just simply happened – my favourite kind…This is one of those perfectly unplanned ones.
Hannah is also American at her roots. I’ve known her since she was just a tiny baby so it was extra special to get to play and photograph her. Of course, her mom was excellent at getting her attention and keeping her upbeat when it counted. You can tell how much Hannah adores her in these shots.
This is what we call SASS! And she’s got plenty of it. What does she have planned? So cute and so mischievous at the same time – I love it!
Probably one of my absolute favourite shots of all time. This one reminds me of a Shirley Temple still. As if she is wearing little tap shoes and is about to sing “Lollypop, lollypop, oo la la lollypop…” I don’t even know if Shirley Temple sings that song but it seems to suit. On a perfectly random side note, ‘Heidi’ was my favourite film growing up. That and 7 Brides For 7 Brothers…and Oklahoma…My Mom brought us up on musicals. I’m bringing Mia up on Mickey Mouse, Charlie Brown and The Talking Heads…
I think she was hiding her toys in her skirt in this one. She didn’t know I was watching…
Finally, another favourite and probably one that will be gracing my walls as well.
I could not have planned for a better day. Happy Valentine’s Day to all! And thank you to Gina and Hannah who let me be apart of their day and special present. It was a pleasure!
There is a problem. I am a perfectionist and therefore it is all slightly a problem. You see, when you are a perfectionist, nothing is good enough or the best it could be and you end up working on one little project far longer than you need to. My Yoga Teacher would ask, “Why waste so much energy?” Of course I could come up with several relatively convincing answers, but when it comes down to it, why am I wasting so much energy? And what is perfect anyway?
I am saying this as I just spent a rather long time fussing about with this one photo trying to get the colour on black & white effect to be completely perfect (it takes a lot more than you might think). Hence zooming in, mixing colours, eye-drop tool, zoom out, zoom in, and so on for the better part of two hours. Will it look amazing? Of course! I just spent hours on it. Does it make it any better or worse? I don’t know. I would say better. I always want to give my all and make it perfect. But would the untrained eye notice that fraction of a pixel that should be red but is actually grey? I’m not so sure.
My perfectionism lies in the “what ifs.” What if that person does notice – will they trash all my work because of that one tiny speck I missed?
Now here is where my Teacher has a point. Look at all that energy! I could have done so much more with it. Like painted my toenails or uploaded the remaining photos into a neat little client folder. Or maybe hung some shelves…
Whatever the alternative, I reckon I am learning a much needed lesson. Maybe, just maybe, I care a little bit more than anyone else. And maybe I should lighten up a bit. I mean, it’s all just about fun and laughter and all that, right? Isn’t there a quote about not sweating the small stuff?
Dear Universe, can you get me a lotus leaf in a hurry? Thanks…