I have dogs, two of them and I can readily see why people call them ‘man’s best friend’. However, dogs are practical to take everywhere and so I also firmly believe that you have a fabulous friend in a Teddy Bear. This is little James with two of his favourites and you can see how well they are getting along. I’ve known James since he was just two weeks old when he came to visit for newborn photos and his parents for a bit longer as I had the pleasure of sharing in their wedding day. So it’s lovely to catch up at their first Joey Club session now that he is four months old.
Joey Club is free if you have had your newborn photography at the studio or just £39.95 for the year if you haven’t. There are three sessions – one each at 4, 8 and 12 months – and at the end of the year, you choose your favourite image from each for your triple aperture wall frame.
Session 1 – 4 Months – Obviously at this stage, your baby is still physically limited in terms of supporting themselves so this session is shot on my specially designed beanbags that allow them to sit upright and comfortably for at least a portion of their photos. They love this as it gives them the freedom to see exactly what is going on whilst remain secure and snuggled in. I have lots of backdrops, outfits and accessories for both boys and girls but of course, you are invited to bring along any special outfit or items that you would like to include in the session.
Session 2 – 8 Months – As well as still making use of our baby beanbags, we will also have a play with a bit of ‘tummy time’ and if your little one is already mobile, I will get some of those ‘action shots’ as they start to crawl about. Again, I have a range of outfits, props and accessories that you are welcome to use or bring along things you would like to include if you’d like to – treasured toys, family heirlooms, or just clothes you adore them in.
Session 3 – 12 Months – The 12 month session is a birthday themed session complete with props and accessories, which we play with along with obviously capturing your little one as they reach their landmark first year. You are invited also to bring along a cake to add a ‘cake smash photography’ session in as well. This is wonderful fun if a little messy but there is nothing a few wet wipes and a damp flannel can’t fix in a moment or two. Basically, your baby gets to explore, play with and in some cases eat their birthday cake whilst we capture everything on camera. The resulting images are cute, funny and ones to really treasure.
Find out more about the Joey Club – Baby Photography Club for 0 – 12 Months here, register and book your first session online or just get in touch if you have any questions.