Unicorns really are the 'in' thing at the moment, and seem to be getting more and more popular as time goes on, so it was only a matter of time before I was asked to do a unicorn themed cake smash!
I'm a bit unicorn and rainbow mad (I know I know, climb on the bandwagon!) and mum asked for girly colours, so I took the theme and ran with it! We decided on a pink backdrop with complementary coloured decorations - including pom poms, which serve as a fantastic distraction when baby has had enough of the cake!
This session was a cake smash only, usually my first birthday cake smash sessions include portraits before and a splash session afterwards, so once the set was ready, it was time to unleash the cake! (Unicorn cake, of course!)
I absolutely love having a theme to work with for cake smash sessions - and I am pretty much up for any ideas! The crazier the better, after all, you only turn one once!
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Adam - Older Newborn Session at Little Cherubs Photography, Cambridgeshire's Specialist Baby Photographer
Many photographers have a time frame for photographing newborns, and turn away babies older than 10-14 days. I am different in that way, no baby is too young or too old for my studio!
We may not be able to get all of the sleepy squished up curly poses, but there are still some gorgeous images available - especially as older newborns have discovered smiling!
9 week old Adam's mummy and daddy wanted some images while he was still small, but not tiny. They came all the way from Melbourn, south of Cambridge, for their session in November.
Have a look at a selection of images from his gallery, he was such a beautiful happy little boy!
As Adam was an older baby, he wasn't up for sleeping very much, but found it hilarious when I chatted away to him, he was even chatting back to me (well, in his own way!)
I wrapped Adam up in the (optimistic) hope that he may nod off after a feed, his face told me how he felt about my plan:
Adam brought one of his best outfits to use in some photos, he looked so cute and dapper!
For the briefest of moments, after plenty of milk, cuddles and shh-ing.... we got this!
I loved meeting Adam and his family, they were wonderful to work with, and I was so pleased with their gallery.
So, if you are worried that you've missed your window of opportunity for a newborn session, don't panic! Get in touch and let's get planning your session.
Well what can I say about Rio? Absolutely beautiful little boy, definitely knew what he did and didn't like!
As I do for every newborn session, I warmed the studio up and set up some prop combinations so that we would be ready to go as soon as the new family arrived.
We started with parent and family portraits, then moved on to Rio's. I like to get babies down to their nappies and use wraps and outfits before being super brave and shooting during nappy off time. Well! Rio had other ideas and did not like being in just a nappy and was even less unimpressed when I tried taking his nappy off!
After some time I made the rarely-made decision to postpone the rest of his session, as he was not settling at all despite my best efforts. This decision is not made lightly and in five years is only the second time I've had to do it. I asked Rio's parents to bring him back a couple of days later and hope that he was feeling a little happier.
The day Rio returned with his Mummy, I decided that I'd give up on any undressed shots, and so he remained wrapped for the duration of the session, and he was just SO good! It really does make a difference when sessions are baby led, and I think the results show it.
Isn't he the cutest little thing?
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The ramblings of Emma, Little Cherubs photographer in March, Cambridgeshire