Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pregnancy Photography

I love using my camera, but I have no training. So when a friend of mine asked if I would bring my camera with me next time I was around to take some pre-baby shots, I was excited but quite nervous.

My friends are very photogenic, thus that part was easy and they have a cute little backyard that the sun sets gently upon in the afternoons. So we got outside to take advantage of the non-direct afternoon light, had some laughs and got snapping.

My favourite photos are usually ones where the subject isn't looking at the camera and this was the case with these shots as well.

We got out some bits and pieces from the baby's room, which added a nice touch, we thought.  Isn't the owl wearing the baby's beanie cute!

A couple of the photos couldn't be used as I didn't pick up that I had the handmade fabric block letters in the word 'peanut' around the wrong way, but I was too busy laying on the ground trying to get the right angle and lighting in my lens, and the mosquitoes had well and truly started biting by then!

I think the photos capture beautifully the glowing pregnancy of my friend and this post might show that you don't necessarily have to pay big to have a professional do pregnancy photos if you don't have the time or the money. I think a few simple shots taken in and around the house where the baby is going to call home, is just as nice.

Little Ladybird

p.s, they have since had a beautiful baby girl!

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Four Generation Photography

We are very lucky in my family to have four generations of woman, spanning 92 years old to 4 years old!

I saw this photography idea on Pinterest and I thought it would be fun (and harder than expected) to do a four generation photo myself.

I took a photograph of my grandmother (who is, from what Google says, the Greatest Generation), holding a picture of my mum from Generation Baby Boomers, holding a picture of me from Gen X/Y, holding a picture of my daughter from Gen Z

A photo, I'm sure that, in many years from now, will be one of my favourites and will be passed down. But for now, it's a Mother's Day gift.

Published in Family Tree Magazine

Little Ladybird
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