Bump 2 Baby – Welcome Baby Penelope into the world!

Maternity & Baby Photography Studio in Arbroath, Scotland.

I love when my baby photography clients return as their families grow!  I met Mummy Dawn almost exactly 5 years ago to photograph her gorgeous baby daughter Bethany!  Earlier this month Dawn came in looking amazing, especially considering she was literally days away from giving birth!  Yesterday I was delighted to welcome little baby Penelope into the studio!

Penelope was a dream baby, apart from a wee grunt or squeak here or there she barely made a noise through the newborn portrait session… she was so good I decided to try out a shot Ive fancied doing for a while but just never had the perfect prop for it!  As you all probably know we are stocking a fab range of furniture from Pepped Up Studio (which you can see HERE) so I thought why not make use of some of the pieces while they are here! So the amazing blue dresser that I have in my studio was pulled across and we stuck wee Penelope in a drawer!  This post will come with the usual disclaimer of no babies were harmed in the making of this shot!  It was all very safely done with weights in the back of the drawer and mums hand inches away in case she moved at all so no need to worry.

I love it!  I love creating fun images, something a wee bitty different.  I first got this idea after seeing my friends a fellow photographers Dave Silvester and Christina Lauder (who is holding a workshop on child portraiture in my studio by the way! See HERE for more info) do a similar shot and just knew I had to create my own version of it!  I may be a wee copycat but in the world of photography we all get inspiration from here, there and everywhere and I am not afraid to say I do ‘borrow’ ideas.  However I do them in my own style and create an image that is ‘me’ and not just a straight copy.

Bump 2 Baby plan sessions are my favourite as it’s a great way to get to know the parents before their little one arrives!  We still have our Bump 2 Baby plan available at an introductory price of £59 (usually £89).  This will be ending soon though and we are off on our travels from mid june to mid july so we do recommend getting in touch as soon as you can to book in your sessions.

So here is little Penelope from Bump 2 Baby!  Isn’t she just the cutest little munchkin?  And how fabulous did Dawn look in all her glowing bumpy goodness!!