Coping with your newborn, your guide from one mum to the next.

Are you currently expecting a baby, just had a baby even if it’s your 1st or 3rd, having a newborn is hard work in the early weeks so here is some information I have pulled from the web to support and advise you on coping with your newborn.

Coping with physical pains: 

It’s important to understand that your birth may not go as smoothly as you want and you may suffer from some of the following:

  • Stitches (Use a jug of warm water while urinating)
  • infection (Make sure you get antibiotics)
  • Piles (Do not strain, eat plenty of fiber or take some supplements or lactulose to loosen your stools, you can also get Anasol a piles cream to help)
  • After birth pains (In your back or womb)
  • Mastitis (Breastfeeding)
  • Engorgement (When your breasts fill with milk and are particularly sore)
  • Sleep deprivation.
  • C-Section (Do not overdo it because this can lead to having pain in your scar for years to come afterward)
  • Struggling to establish breastfeeding (Its not natural and both you and baby need to learn)
  • Premature baby.
  • Cot death or born sleeping.
  • Baby brain- Forgetfullness (Write everything down, no seriously lists will become your best friend!)

Having a support network: 

Having a good support network is vital for coping with a newborn baby, a newborn baby is extremely challenging as they depend on you for their every need, 24-7. This takes a toll on your health and relationship. So maybe having a close friend or relative over for the first week or 2 could help, especially if you have a c-section or your partner needs to go back to work. You can then work in shifts so you can get some good quality rest, as sleep deprivation can cause some severe issues to your health both mentally and physically. Don’t be surprised in your newborn changing their sleep pattern, this is common. If you can’t have someone to regularly come over, having a friend to talk to in person or online can help you because sometimes having a good chat and cry is all the therapy you need.

Tiredness: 

Evaluate what is important and what is not and if you are able to nap when your baby is sleeping if you are feeling particularly exhausted or can you just put a load in the washer and sit down for an hour and watch some TV to catch some rest. Try not to control your babies sleep, they need much more sleep than adults and they also sleep lighter, which means they can wake easier. Keeping a baby awake will cause them to become very tired and grouchy, they will be much fussier and this will be more stressful. Co-Sleeping could help your baby feel more relaxed especially in the first 3-4 months as this is like the fourth trimester. Rember safety first though, don’t let them under the covers, place them above your duvet with their own blanket on them, with a pillow by the side of them to stop them rolling off the bed, or wriggling down. Also, don’t sleep next to them if you drink or take drugs and get a babysitter. Unplug your phone and rest your eyes as you feed your baby, get a 10-15 minute rest. Eat well and walk, sounds simple but it’s harder to do but it will really improve your life in the long run.

If you are still feeling extremely weak and exhausted weeks after giving birth, check in with your health visitor as you maybe anemic or suffering from post natal depression and they should help get you the right support and treatment into getting better.

Balancing life: 

Firstly, assess what is the most important in your life! Do you need to dust? No, but you do need to do the dishes, the laundry and put the bins out. Can your friend or relative meet you in town on your good days so you can go out for a walk and coffee, or come to yours if you are having a bad day and have your baby for a couple of hours so you can have a nap. If you are really struggling, visit your local home-start and see what they can do to help you. Work on creating a routine, this will help you feel much more focused and in control when you know what you are doing and your baby will become much more settled as they love routines! It could take up to 6 weeks to establish a good routine.

Yep you know what I’m going to say, the eat well, exercise and try and sleep well because really, it does your mind and body good, we need these essential things. Also, don’t try and do too much, you’re not superwoman and try not to compare to the other mothers around you, they are on their own journey so just focus on yours and doing the best you can. Finding other mums will help, so visit your local baby groups and arrange and go to mummy meetups in your baby-friendly places in your town so you can talk, because staying at home all day can become very lonely and exhausting to some and chatting with like-minded mums can help ease any anxieties or questions you may have.

Don’t forget your “me time” even if that is just having a bubble bath or watching your favorite chick flick, because the demands of motherhood are so tough, trying to do it all perfectly will drive you mad! So if you need to go take a minute, ensure your baby is safe (Put them in their cot) and stand outside for 5 minutes to center yourself or call someone. You are not alone, so accept help when it’s offered to you and ask for it- There is absolutely no shame in it whatsoever. You were born to be real, not perfect.

  • Postpone draining events. Look after yourself.
  • Batch cook on your good days and freeze them for your bad days.
  • Keep your nappy bag packed, do it everytime you get back home.
  • Set attainable goals, sometimes getting a shower will be the best you can do.

Your relationship: 

Having a newborn baby is very tiring for a relationship as there is so much demand on bringing up your newborn as best as you can and juggling, work, and life. Tag teaming is really important so that you are both equally doing your bit, however, this does take a toll when you don;t have much time together, so once you have a good routine going you can schedule all important date nights. Don’t put these off or to the side, maintaining your relationship is hard work.

Accept help, it’s okay to struggle and it’s okay to ask, you are not meant to be perfect so if you are struggling with your partner or if he isn’t pulling his weight then have a good sit down and chat with him.

Baby care: 

So creating a parenting plan will help you, doing this you will need some time and resources so spend some time looking up information on the web or at your local library, having an educated knowledge of different parenting methods will hep you understand how you want to raise your baby and also basic care needs such as what to do when your baby has colic or a nappy rash. Be flexible because you may come across obstacles that will push you to your limits or won’t work for you, sometimes it really is down to trial and error. Keeping a baby diary or logging things onto an app on your phone will help you keep track of your medicines or when you have fed your baby or when they have slept, so you can best decide what to do next.

Embrace the chaos! 

Gosh, this is a long one this week, I hope that you find my blog useful so don’t forget to follow and share! 🙂

Love and light, Victoria.

 

 

 

Coping with Pregnancy, your guide from one mum to the next.

Whether this is your very first baby or even fifth, pregnancy is hard for some mothers, while others breeze through it others can be hospitalized. So I have dug deep throughout the internet and books to find the most relevant tips on coping with your pregnancy.

Exhaustion:

Particularly in the first trimester, tiredness is a huge problem pregnant women face due to the huge pressure of growing a baby, so if you feel like you need to take a nap and you can, do it! A happy and healthy mummy is a healthy and happy baby, so listen to your body and slow down if you need to! Can you ask family or friends to help out, hire a cleaner for an hour or 2 a week just to lighten the load a little? Go to bed earlier, sometimes little things can make a huge difference. Treat yourself, having a massage can really do the trick sometimes to reduce stress and help you relax a little.

Nausea: 

This is another one that gets most women, in fact, Nausea and sickness can hospitalize some pregnant women so it’s really important to try and keep hydrated. Eat small meals, frequently throughout the day to keep your blood sugar levels up and stay away from any harmful food that can cause bloating such as spicy foods and fast foods. Most women say ginger really helps them so a few ginger biscuits with your morning coffee can be a hit.  Making a diary of when you feel sick can help chart your good hours and you can plan your activities,  social and eat during that time. If you lose more that 5% of your body weight, then you must let your Midwife know. See if your partner can help tidy and reorganize the house to minimize odors that trigger you, if you have pets, you may need to clean them out more frequently as your smell will be heightened during your pregnancy. Avoid foods pate, soft cheeses, eggs, peanuts, and liver as these are particular foods that can cause harm during pregnancy. While you are out and about you can carry a little “Sick kit” with some wet wipes, tissues, hand sanitizer, nappy bags, boiled sweets and bottled water, for just in case you may need it as it;s better to be prepared than be caught out.

Sore breasts: 

Yet another lovely symptom of pregnancy is sore breasts, so when you’re in the house don;t wear your bra and buy a nice soft fabric bra that is not underwired or padded just for comfort.

Mood swings: 

Some women experience mood swings, some don’t like their partner touching them at all during this period in their life and this can cause a strain on the relationship. Sitting down with your partner and having a good one to one talk with them about all your feelings will help them try and understand the difficulties you are going through. If you feel like you have depression, then telling your midwife is really important so you can go through the right channels to receive appropriate treatment. It doesn’t make you a bad mother if you have a thunderstorm of crazy thoughts and emotions. Do try and keep your stress levels down, it really isn;t good for you mentally or physically.

Becoming single: 

Unfortunately, sometimes this can happen and what a scary time to be having a baby and having to cope on your own, from your first or if you have other children this is going to be a challenging time so it’s important that you reach out for support from the people you trust during this time. Gingerbread is an association that helps single parent families, so it maybe a good idea to meet up with other single mums and make a support network especially if you have limited family to help you. Try and keep as healthy as you can to combat the signs of stress, eat well though you may not have an appetite and exercise by walking, swimming or a pregnancy yoga class. Finding that balance is difficult, but in the long run it will help smooth things out.

Money or becoming homeless: 

Nothing worse to be held stranded, but sometimes unfortunate things help, here is where your local council can help you out. Find your local citizen’s advice to get some advice on what government and private associations is available and they maybe able to point you in the right direction to what benefits you are entitled to. Your Local Jobcentre you can apply for a crisis loan. Preparing for your birth will help you keep focused, aiming to do power walking for some exercise and see what anti- natal classes are available for you, this will help you meet other mums to be and give you lots of support. Visit your local home start for added support and see what groups are running at your local sure start community center. Evaluate your immediate needs, what you completely need to survive and work on them first, secondly work through your emotions.

Evaluate your immediate needs, what you completely need to survive and work on them first, secondly work through your emotions do you need extra support and an assessment to the mental health services, just to help you manage your emotions during this difficult time. there is no shame if you do; it’s much better to have a healthy mum and baby than a struggling mum, be safe! Talk about your feelings, don’t bottle them up because sooner or later you’ll explode and that could be messy! Lastly, educate yourself and create a support network to get you through this dark time, because “this too shall pass”

So that’s what I have for this week, I hope that you find it of some use, please do follow me and share with your friends and family if you find my blog interesting.

Love and light, Victoria.

Why investing in children’s portraits are so important

There has been a study done by Tulane university during 1975 in America where by children were given Polaroid cameras and advised to take a photo of themselves a day with assigned poses, emotions and expressions for 5 weeks and were given scrapbooks to create from the images they had taken. The evidence collected by the team found that 37% of the children’s self esteem had risen during the project.

As parents we want to do the best for our children and raise healthy and happy children but we may not realize the huge powerful impact that having professional imagery of your children printed and how it can increase a child’s confidence and worth.

Having a good and updated family photograph hanging up on your wall in your family home will re-enforce your child’s vision of your family unit creating security and reminding they are a valued member of your family and where they belong.

Dr Krauss from Cleveland, Ohio, USA is a licenced physiologist and he created “Photo therapy and mental health” in 1988 which explains the foundation of  photography in therapy, he believes that children understand this on such a simple level, I am loved and important when you have a large portrait of them up in your home. He believes that their portraits should also be in their bedroom so it’s the last thing they see at night and first thing they wake up to, emphasizing the importance and value of themselves.

In today’s highly technology world, it has become popular to buy “digital files” from photographers, however the experts stress about the importance of buying good old fashioned framed prints and canvases that are ready to hang from the photographers and not USB or CD that is most likely put in a draw as the impact on devices is not half as strong in boosting your child emotional well being. Having photos on display thought the house is a constant daily reminder without the need of charging or turning on devices, it serves in teaching your child that they are the first in the pecking order and not technology.

There is so much simulation of the brain with sensory impact of holding a print within your hands says Craig Steinberg, a licenced physiologist in USA who works with young children in therapy, he says that the sensory impact just isn’t there when you are swiping a phone or tablet or clicking a mouse when looking at photos compared to the sensory impact of turning photos in a photo book or holding prints.

It is well discussed and used within the mental health flied through the world and the importance of having good professional family portraits, make sure you have them done at least every 2-5 years to keep the fresh and updated.

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Love and Light, Victoria.

Amelia, Jake, Macy, Lianne and Evans.

 

How to prepare for your maternity experience, Gainsborough portrait photographer

L E T ’ S C A P T U R E T H E M A G I C O F M O T H E R H O O D

Photographing mums to be, newborns and babies are my true passion, I adore photographing Mothers to be and precious newborns because there is nothing more beautiful in my eyes. Pregnancy is a time of excitement and a personal bond between you and your baby, and I understand that you wish to capture the anticipation of one of the most unforgettable moments of your life and thus is why I specialize in maternity photography. While maternity photography can seem intimidating to some women, as a parent myself I’m dedicated to capturing genuine smiles and making my expectant mothers feel at ease and look beautiful.

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About my experience and style:

I love to use natural and bold colours so that there isn’t anything too distracting from the beautiful mother to be, leaving the emphasis on the bump however with a hint of colour and the occasional prop to add creativity to your photographs producing a pure and simple portrait.

I like to keep sessions short to avoid feeling uncomfortable because being pregnant myself I know how exhausting and hard work it can be! If you would like to capture your pregnancy and your newborn I do a “Belly to baby” package. One experience whilst you are in your 3rd trimester and then a newborn experience when your baby is no older than 1 month old.

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Preparing for your experience:

Before your experience please insure you have done your nails nicely as these will be photographed as you place lovingly your hand on your bump and remove large jewelry so that the focus remains on your baby bump leaving only sentimental items on for a clean photograph. Please have a snack to keep you refreshed and full of energy but not too filling so that you feel uncomfortable/bloated for your experience. Put Moisturizer (coca butter) on one to two hours before your session, this will help minimize redness and dry skin and give your skin a nice fresh feeling.

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What to bring:

Do bring your ultra sound image with you as well as anything personal that you have for your baby such as a named plaque. My job as a photographer is to make you feel amazing and provide you with an experience you will never forget and producing memorable photographs and after you can just throw your jammies on and relax.

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What to wear:

* It’s advisable not to wear anything tight a few hours prior to your experience as you don’t want marks on your skin.

* Long white/Black skirts with a Boob tube.

* Plain colored maxi dress or/and a bold color pretty dress.

* Jeans preferably dark Blue without the bump adjustment with a Black/White boob tube or Black/White/Grey plain long sleeved T shirt.

* Matching Lingerie set.

* Black trousers and White/Black/Grey colored shirt/top.

* White/Black/Beige/Grey cardigan.

* Lace bandu in Black/ White/Grey/Beige.

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What to Expect at your session:

When you arrive after our introductions we can have a drink and a little friendly chat about what we are going to do during the experience, what ideas and what you have bought with you (As I know that as bump grows it’s difficult to find something that fits and is comfortable for you) Once we are all settled we will start our experience. If you are uncomfortable at any point, you must tell me. At the end of the experience I will show you the different products available for you to purchase at your viewing and ordering session which will be held a week after your photo experience, then you can have a think of what you’d like to give as gifts for friends and family and discuss which images you would like hanging up on the walls of your home from your experience and I will give you a price list to go home with to help guide you and then all you have to do is wait for the reveal of your photographs at my home studio a week later.

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What to expect After your experience:

After the experience I hand pick the photos that I feel represent you the best so that I can bring them to their full potential in my editing process. You will then have a stunning collection of images to view at your reveal and ordering session. I never give out unedited photographs or RAW files, I may not make a lot of adjustments on a photograph, but I like to tweak it to bring out the colour or remove some over exposed areas when people where white ect. I want your photographs to be perfect for you, I am an artist. I will make adjustments such as cropping, black and white conversions. If you would like bespoke retouching please contact me to discuss this, I do remove spots while I edit. Once your photos have been beautifully edited and are ready for the “viewing” I shall contact you for you to come over to my studio where I will reveal your photographs via a slide show and you can go through the decision process where you can choose what prints and products you would like to purchase, this will take around an hours’ time. Please bring money with you to pay for any additional items you would like. Prints and products can take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive and once they have arrived I will contact you again so that you can pick them up, which I am sure you will be very excited about! Please let me know who is coming to the viewing and try and arrange childcare for little ones so that you can have full focus on viewing your photographs.

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How much does it cost?

Includes a 30 minute photo session, 2 Outfit changes, 10 fully edited images to choose from at your in person reveal and ordering session one week after your experience. You will receive a 12 x 8” fine art print upon your order, A la Carte products are available or upgrade to receive 45 minutes, 3 outfit changes and 15 images on a USB drive with a printing licence plus 2 keyrings for £350.

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Payments:

The package fee is due at booking, which is non-refundable. This payment ensures that the day is booked just for you, I have arranged childcare and I am prepared for your experience accordingly. Payments can be made by Cash, direct bank transfer or PayPal, failure of deposit fee results in cancellation of your experience. Due to sickness or family emergency yes you may re-schedule ONCE and your fee covers this. You may re schedule in advance no less than 24 hours prior to your experience. For packages over a course of a year payments will be split throughout your experiences. Payment plans are available for additional products from your package.

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Love and light, Victoria.

 

 

How to pose for a more flattering you #portrait photography

So you have booked a photographic experience and your worried how to look and you want to look your best, right on! Here is some additional tips for you to prepare you for the most successful photoshoot!

  • Create separation between your limbs from your body, this prevents the arm/leg from being squashed against your body filling it, this is an optical illusion for a slimmer appearance in terms of overall width.
  • If you rise your arm to your head, this will cause a shadow across your face, bring out your elbow to avoid this and keep an even light.
  • When facing away from the camera avoid looking directly to the camera causing the whites of your eyes to show, looks lightly over and down to your nose.
  • Elongating your neck creates elegance and height, so Lift your head and stretch it out whist lowering your chin slightly, this will feel uncomfortable but will help reduce double chin, even popping your chin out towards the camera will give your jawline destination. This is called “turtling” just like a turtle pops out of it’s shell.
  • Never stand directly in front of the camera, always turn your body slightly, create a slimmer waist by pulling your hands in rather than hanging them on your waist.
  • Always pop your hip and stand on your tiptoe to create more definition in your body.
  • Think ballet hands, nice and soft with bent digits, keeping your flat hand directed away from the camera.
  • wear clothes that flatter your shape.
  • If your being photographed face on, cross your ankles from your calves, this will make your hips appear narrower and legs look longer.
  • While smiling, press your tongue on the roof of your mouth, this will extenuate your jaw and reduce double chin.
  • Don’t fake your smile, the camera never lies!
  • Stand up strait, don;t slouch, work that body! You will look more confident and elongate you in your photos.
  • Do something with your hands, keep them moving, play with your hair, put your hand in your pocket, put your hand on your hip, work it and if you have a joint, bend it because standing front on with your hands dangling in front of you is not flattering!

I hope this list helps you, love and light, Victoria.

 

How to look after your prints and products

So you have invested in buying prints and products from your Gainsborough portrait studio, here are some tips in how to care for them so you can get the most out of them!

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ALBUM CARE

With proper care and handling, your photo album will last a lifetime and beyond. We recommend the following precautions be taken to maintain the archival quality of your album and to extend the life of your investment:

  • Handle album and its pages with care to avoid bending, denting or scratching surfaces.
  • When not in use, keep your album in its original storage bag and box.
  • Always turn pages by their edges near the center of the book rather than outer edges.
  • Store album flat, in a cool, dry location without exposure to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light.
  • Never keep your album in an upright position, unless you have it wedged tightly between heavy book ends or between other books to keep it shut tightly.
  • Storing vertically may weaken the integrity of the spine.
  • Dust as needed with a dry cloth.
  • For albums with leather covers, leather cleaner is recommended.
  • Avoid touching print surfaces with your fingers and clean with a soft, dry cloth.

Since every home is different every album will be affected differently. Depending on the size of the book, the type of paper used and the style of album you purchase. To a certain extent slight page warping is normal. Ultimately, albums are made for us to use and enjoy. Their primary function is to protect what lies within. A little wear and tear shows love and adds history and personality to the book. We wish you a lifetime of viewing enjoyment!

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DVD CARE:

Handling your DVD Hold the disc by the edges or by the center hole.

Hold, store and use your disc with a little extra care.

Avoid excessive heat. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight, excessive heat or humidity. In particular, do not leave a disc on the dashboard of a car.

Operating conditions: should be between 23 and 131 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 to 55 C) and 3 to 95% Relative Humidity.

Storage conditions: should be held within 5 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 to 70 C) and 3 to 95% Relative Humidity.

Cleaning your disk: Do not use benzene thinner, anti-static agents or conventional LP record cleaners. Because the disc is written in a spiral track, drives are particularly sensitive to scratches that follow the curve of the disc. For this reason, always wipe in a straight line, from the center of the disc out, in radial fashion. That way, any inadvertent scratches or residue will be perpendicular to the track, causing minimum interference. Store discs vertically and in a dust-free case whenever possible. Keep the disc clean and protected from dust, stains, fingerprints and water marks. These can degrade the optical performance of your drive, causing read/write errors. Remove dust or lint from the disc with a soft dry cloth. If the surface should become stained or contaminated, gently wipe it off with a soft, dry lint-free cloth; a commercial cleaner or ethyl alcohol.

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CARING FOR YOUR ART:

Here are some steps that one should take to preserve the investment of memories. This will ensure that your art can be passed down to future generations. Here are some guidelines to help you with this task. To keep your art beautiful for all time, please follow these simple rules:

  • Since Prints and Canvases are not waterproof, care should be taken to avoid subjecting your art to moisture.
  • Store and display your images in a low humidity environment where temperature remains moderate and not extreme. Over time, intense light may cause color in stretched art canvas and prints to fade. For this reason, we suggest keeping canvases and prints out of direct sunlight and clear from reflected light from mirrors. Heat can be an images worst enemy. We recommend keeping canvases away from direct heat from sources such as fireplaces and radiators.
  • Avoid touching canvases directly with your hands. The natural oils on your skin can damage the inks and/or the canvas.
  • To clean, use a clean, dry, lint-free cloth or feather duster to keep your canvas dust free.
  • Session Albums should be stored flat to protect the spine. Avoid resting anything heavy on your book. Do not get pages wet. If you do, dry them quickly and let the book dry before closing it. Store book in a dry and moderately cool place as extreme heat and humidity will affect your session album.
  • Digital files (or Session Disk) should be backed up and saved. We recommend storing it in a different location than the original. Be sure to store your disk in the provided case to avoid scratches and store it in a dry safe place.

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I do add this information in with your perchance but I do hope that this information helps you understand your photography experience better. I have taken great care in working hard to provide only the best for my clients.

Love and light Victoria.

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How to prepare for your children’s portait session

Within This Moment Photography was originally founded in 2011 and has been delivering creative photography for all special occasions ever since. Specializing souly in Newborn,  and child portraits. Created by Victoria, with almost a decade experience working with families of all diversities and cultures she is truly passionate about her art and exceeding her clients expectations within a professional service. My aim is to provide quality premium products and service for those who value art and cherish their life and family experiences.

Thank you for selecting me as your photographer, I strive to give my clients a fun and personal photography experience, Please read through this guide to help you plan and prepare for your session with confidence. Be sure to contact me with any questions if needed.

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The most exciting element of my work is meeting so many families and making relationships with them. My aim is to make your experience as fun and personal as possible. Don’t worry about your child being of a high spirit or busy character, as a mum myself and plenty of experience working with children I have valuable patients and I know how stressful it can all be!

There is plenty of time to settle in, have a snack or a break when needed. I want my clients to feel at ease and as relaxed and comfortable as they can be. Thus resulting in a more pleasurable and successful experience. For toddlers I may need parents or guardians help getting the child attention, usually many children warm quickly to my bubbly and kind personality and easily directed for stunning imagery.

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My child photography is based on a classical and traditional style with the occasional use of props. Artistry sessions are ideal for those seeking more than a traditional posed photograph and are wanting to create something creative and striking in an artistic style. Sibling simplicity sessions are available also.

What to expect at your experience…..

When you arrive after our introductions we can have a drink and a little friendly chat about what we are going to do during the experience, what ideas and what you have bought with you Once we are all settled we will start our experience. If you are uncomfortable at any point, you must tell me.

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Just as we Finnish our experience…..

I will show you the different products available for you to purchase at your reveal and ordering session which will be held a week after your photo experience, then you can have a think of what you’d like to give as gifts for friends and family and discuss which images you would like hanging up on the walls of your home from your experience then all you have to do is wait for the reveal of your photographs at my home studio.

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What to wear?

– White/Black/Grey/baby pink/purple or Blue dress.

– Prom dress.

– High fashioned outfit.

– White Shirt and Demin/Black or Grey Hot pants.

– Dark Blue Jeans and checkered style Shirt/or white shirt.

– Tuttu Skirt and Blows with Jacket.

– Spanish style dress.

– Military Jacket.

– Waistcoat and boob tube/White vest.

– Vintage outfit/dress.

– White Vest and white Nickers.

– Top hat, Braces, Flower headband, Angel wings, Tiara, Collars, Indian headdress and shoes to match outfits.

– Outfit of your choice.

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What to expect After your experience:

After the experience I hand pick the photos that I feel represent you the best so that I can bring them to their full potential in my editing process. You will then have a stunning collection of images to view at your reveal and ordering session. I never give out unedited photographs or RAW files, I may not make a lot of adjustments on a photograph, but I like to tweak it to bring out the colour or remove some over exposed areas when people where white ect. I want your photographs to be perfect for you, I am an artist. I will make adjustments such as cropping, black and white conversions. If you would like bespoke retouching please contact me to discuss this, I do remove spots while I edit.

Once your photos have been beautifully edited and are ready for the “viewing” I shall contact you for you to come over to my studio where I will reveal your photographs via a slide show and you can go through the decision process where you can choose what prints and products you would like to purchase, this will take around an hours’ time. Please bring money with you to pay for any additional items you would like.

Prints and products can take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive and once they have arrived I will contact you again so that you can pick them up, which I am sure you will be very excited about! Please let me know who is coming to the viewing and try and arrange childcare for little ones so that you can have full focus on viewing your photographs.

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Payments:

The package fee is due at booking, which is non-refundable. This payment ensures that the day is booked just for you, I have arranged childcare and I am prepared for your experience accordingly.

Payments can be made by Cash, direct bank transfer or PayPal, failure of deposit fee results in cancellation of your experience.

Due to sickness or family emergency yes you may re-schedule ONCE and your fee covers this. You may re schedule in advance no less than 24 hours prior to your experience.

For packages over a course of a year payments will be split throughout your experiences. Payment plans are available for additional products from your package.

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You may be wondering?

Are there policies for rescheduling a experience?

Due to sickness or family emergency yes you may re-schedule ONCE and your fee covers this. You may re schedule in advance no less than 72 hours prior to your shoot, please note that I arrange shoots when I can get childcare so no shows not only take up my time but takes it away from my children also. All my contact information is available on my site.

I am not sure on the outfits I have for my child?

You can send me some photos of your chosen outfits and I can let you know if they are suitable. If you are struggling you can rent out outfits from my wardrobe service for £10 an outfit.

Can I have more than 3 outfit changes?

Yes of course you can, additional outfit changes are £25 with three images to choose from each one. You can have up to 6 outfit changes.

If there is anything else you need to know, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

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How much does it cost again?

My standard child portrait experience involves 1 hours photographic shoot,

three outfit changes,

15 edited images to choose from at your reveal and ordering session at my home studio one week after your photoshoot.

A 12 x 8” fine art print on your order and A La Carte products available all for £70.

Upgrade to have a usb of printable images and 2 keyrings for £350

Sessions can be held in my home studio in Gainsborough or on location within the Gainsborough area.

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So your all set for your photographic experience with Within this moment photography, I can’t wait to meet you!

Love and light, Victoria.

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