Patience & Respect
We respect our tiny visitors in all that we do. When we handle your baby, we’ll show them the care and sensitivity as if they were our own. We’ll take our time as we work to get the best results from your little one… even babies don’t like to be rushed. These tiny people already have preferences! Every image reflects the smallest details, eg, laughter, which is expressed by the eyes as well as the mouth so making the session as lighthearted as possible is important as we want to capture genuine expressions. This is why we shoot several images of the same set up in order to select the best image. It’s the tiniest details that reflect an emotion which make a shot great , and why we only select the best – your gallery will average between 15 and 25 final images. It’s not always the smiles that give an image impact, sometimes a baby’s coy expression or inquisitive look towards the source of fun can really pack a punch. Our approach to baby portraits is refreshingly yet deceptively simply. We won’t do anything that either looks unsafe, uncomfortable, disrespectful or just downright wrong. If baby looks safe, happy, content and perfectly relaxed in our photography, then that’s because they really are, simple!
Authentic & Ethical Editing
Photoshop is like a gift from the digital gods, boldly cleaning up flaky skin, crusty noses, milky moustaches and slobber everywhere. However, we believe that our clients deserve professionally edited portraits that are sympathetically hand retouched to preserve fine detail and skin texture We never use automated photoshop plugins that in our view, have a tendency to produce mushy, plasticky skin. Subtle, restrained and professional retouching removes the non-permanent blemishes that would otherwise distract from a baby’s natural features. Bogeys and snot are never a good look, especially when magnified in your feature piece above the fireplace! Whereas permanent features such as moles, birthmarks, fine hairs and milk spots remain untouched
Further reading on our approach and use of Photoshop: Bogeys, Snot & Slobber