Autumn Baby Shoots

Autumn Baby Shoots are here and we are loving it!

 

 

This special season is a wonderful time to capture some beautiful images of your baby. Unquestionably, Autumn is my favourite season of the year. The sun glowing through the autumn leaves is breathtaking. We are so fortunate to experience this gorgeous time of year with our families and friends.

At this time of year, I love to capture amazing images of babies, families and children enjoying the fresh air. Besides the abundance of fallen leaves providing a wonderful opportunity to capture some fun and candid images, sometimes I bring the leaves into the studio to create precious and eye-catching images for your photographs. A beautiful blend of Woollen sweaters and natural beauty for your photographs.

Last but not least, children love to play in nature playing and having fun. It is worth every second stepping into nature and enjoying the beauty.

This is an adorable collaboration images I have captured over time during this special season. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed capturing them.

 

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Fun things to do with your family Celebrating Autumn in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

1. First and foremost, Princes Street Gardens is phenomenal at this time of year.  Enjoy a splendid picnic with your children in the park. In addition, you will find the Floral Clock ticking away, the historical Scott Monument and the Gardeners Cottage. Without a doubt this is a great place to capture special photo memories of your children relaxed and happy.

2. Secondly, visit the Ivy Autumn Display. The Ivy is a snazzy restarant located in St Andrews Square and they go crazy with seasonal decor. Expect bigger and grander than ever. Insta-worthy fun photos with the whole family.

3. Breathtaking and Iconic Ivy turning from green to deep red can be found near the Dean Bridge which takes over the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art.

4. Visit the incredible Marshmallow Lady! This famous destination is very popular for monster marshmallows and include complete enjoyment! Especially the gourmet marshmallows the size of the palm of your hand. Imagine a photo with a Supersize marshmallow!

5. You cannot even go on to winter without visiting Craigie’s Farm without going apple picking and pumpkin shopping in their gorgeous fields and fresh air. This is a winner everytime with the children and you will definitely have great photo opportunities here.

 

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Keeping your children entertained in the October holidays

can be quite a challenge especially when the weather is chilly and windy.

Nonetheless, there are great ideas to keep the kiddos entertained.

Check out our pinterest board for some cool ideas:

 

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/NickyMcleanEdinburgh/autumn-fun-for-the-kids/

 

Autumn Baby Shoots is a wonderful shoot

 

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Jaxxon Baby Photoshoot

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All that said, a newborn photoshoot is still worth the effort. The 3 hours you’ll spend having your newborn photoshoot will give you a lifetime of joy and pleasure. Every time you look at those photos on the wall you’ll remember just how teeny tiny your baby was and how much love you have for that child.

Two-week-old babies are great for newborn sessions. They are still super sleepy, easy to pose in traditional newborn poses. This is why many people that teach newborn photography use it as the date to gauge when a baby is too old for newborn pictures

Children develop neck strength at different rates but between 12 and 16 weeks is usually about right for a photo shoot. This is such a lovely age, still tiny babies but full of personality.Amazing maternity, baby, infant and cake smash portraits in the best studio in Scotland. Edinburgh and Murrayfield maternity, newborn and cake smash portrait photographer.Award-winning family photographer, specialising in newborn, maternity & family photograph.Edinburgh based baby cake smash photographer Nicky Mclean will captures those special moments that families treasure for a lifetime.

Edinburgh’s most loved maternity and newborn baby photography studio based in Murrayfield, Edinburgh. See why families come back year after year.

Maternity and Newborn photographer Edinburgh. Nicky Mclean Photography specialise in creating beautiful images from bump to baby & beyond! Relaxed newborn baby photography. Professional Edinburgh Newborn Photographer. Family and newborn photographer serving Edinburgh and Glasgow area.

Edinburgh Newborn Photoshoot Connor

Sweet Baby Boy

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I had the privelege of capturing this adorable little newborn boy who was only 9 days new. I was surprised at his focus and thoughtful stares throughout the session. Other times he had the longest and deepest sleeps. His parents really enjoyed choosing the different colour for their final images. They chose props they loved. We created the most beautiful images of Connor which I know they will reflect on many, many days as he grows up.

I captured Connor in stunning blues, sage greens and creams. I always ask and hope parents bring special gifts and thoughtful keepsakes to incorporate in their images. These images are documenting their unique life together. 

A few images from this lovely newborn photoshoot of this precious baby boy

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A newborn photoshoot is an extremely special session. Your little baby will be changing daily at this stage. The newborn session is a purely baby led session in a calm and comfortable environment. Baby safety is the mosy important aspect when capturing your baby which means a newborn session can never be rushed and proper attention is given to your baby at all times.

All that said, a newborn photoshoot is still worth the effort. The 3 hours you’ll spend having your newborn photoshoot will give you a lifetime of joy and pleasure. Every time you look at those photos on the wall you’ll remember just how teeny tiny your baby was and how much love you have for that child.

Two-week-old babies are great for newborn sessions. They are still super sleepy, easy to pose in traditional newborn poses. This is why many people that teach newborn photography use it as the date to gauge when a baby is too old for newborn pictures

Children develop neck strength at different rates but between 12 and 16 weeks is usually about right for a photo shoot. This is such a lovely age, still tiny babies but full of personality.Amazing maternity, baby, infant and cake smash portraits in the best studio in Scotland. Edinburgh and Murrayfield maternity, newborn and cake smash portrait photographer.Award-winning family photographer, specialising in newborn, maternity & family photograph.Edinburgh based baby cake smash photographer Nicky Mclean will captures those special moments that families treasure for a lifetime.

Edinburgh’s most loved maternity and newborn baby photography studio based in Murrayfield, Edinburgh. See why families come back year after year.

Maternity and Newborn photographer Edinburgh. Nicky Mclean Photography specialise in creating beautiful images from bump to baby & beyond! Relaxed newborn baby photography. Professional Edinburgh Newborn Photographer. Family and newborn photographer serving Edinburgh and Glasgow area.

Sianna Newborn Photoshoot 2 months old

Sianna Newborn Photoshoot 2 months old

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All that said, a newborn photoshoot is still worth the effort. The 3 hours you’ll spend having your newborn photoshoot will give you a lifetime of joy and pleasure. Every time you look at those photos on the wall you’ll remember just how teeny tiny your baby was and how much love you have for that child.

Two-week-old babies are great for newborn sessions. They are still super sleepy, easy to pose in traditional newborn poses. This is why many people that teach newborn photography use it as the date to gauge when a baby is too old for newborn pictures

Children develop neck strength at different rates but between 12 and 16 weeks is usually about right for a photo shoot. This is such a lovely age, still tiny babies but full of personality.Amazing maternity, baby, infant and cake smash portraits in the best studio in Scotland. Edinburgh and Murrayfield maternity, newborn and cake smash portrait photographer.Award-winning family photographer, specialising in newborn, maternity & family photograph.Edinburgh based baby cake smash photographer Nicky Mclean will captures those special moments that families treasure for a lifetime.

Edinburgh’s most loved maternity and newborn baby photography studio based in Murrayfield, Edinburgh. See why families come back year after year.

Maternity and Newborn photographer Edinburgh. Nicky Mclean Photography specialise in creating beautiful images from bump to baby & beyond! Relaxed newborn baby photography. Professional Edinburgh Newborn Photographer. Family and newborn photographer serving Edinburgh and Glasgow area.

Photographing Children with Special Needs

Photographing families with special needs has truly been a blessing and I have learnt some very helpful lessons that have changed the way I prepare for all my phootgraphy sessions. I hope these few tips shared below will help you to have the same wonderful experiences I have had capturing children and their families with special needs.

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TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHING

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

1. Get to know your client’s special needs before the session

It is really important that you get to know and understand your client’s special needs before your session. An initial consulation gives you an opportunity to get to know your client and find out more about them and their family.

 

2. Use a reward system to connect and encourage children with special needs

A reward system works with all children and particularly children with special needs. It is important to mention this to the parents in your initial consultation. Rewards gives you an extra toll to use while photographing children.  These rewards can vary with each child so it is essential that the choice of reward is discussed with the parent.

You may find that the agreed reward might even come out during the session if you find you are battling to connect with the child. A reward that you ca use to play and interact with gain the trust of a child.

 

 3. Allow extra time for children with special needs

All family sessions can become challenging due to many different aspects. Sometimes it can just depend on the mood of the child. With special needs, it helpful to have allocated extra time. It helps to slow down as a photographer and allow the child to get to know you. Giving the child a few extra breaks is also very helpful. You want to document the child being themselves. These are the images your clients are truly going to cherish.

 

4. It is helpful for mum and dad to understand the session flow

Parents are usually quite nervous about a photo session especially parents with children with special needs. This really helps with understanding the process and enjoying the shoot.

 

5. Know when to end the session

Family sessions with special needs run the same as any other family session. However, you will come across a photo session where nothing is working. You can try every trick up your sleeve, be as prepared as possible but sometimes it can all appear impossible. You cannot force a child to have photos taken.

Sometimes, it is best to just reschedule and try again. It happens. Another day is a different day. It does not mean that it is doomed to fail. It just means, today is not the right day. You will be glad you did not push.

 

6. Choosing the best location for a child with special needs

Look for a location based on the child’s special needs. If your little client has sensory issues, then a quiet location would be best. Look for a place that is safe and has space for a child to explore.

Consider the child’s personality. If your little client is shy, don’t go for a busy park but maybe a private, quiet space where the child can relax and enjoy.

 

 

 

 

All that said, a newborn photoshoot is still worth the effort. The 3 hours you’ll spend having your newborn photoshoot will give you a lifetime of joy and pleasure. Every time you look at those photos on the wall you’ll remember just how teeny tiny your baby was and how much love you have for that child.

Two-week-old babies are great for newborn sessions. They are still super sleepy, easy to pose in traditional newborn poses. This is why many people that teach newborn photography use it as the date to gauge when a baby is too old for newborn pictures

Children develop neck strength at different rates but between 12 and 16 weeks is usually about right for a photo shoot. This is such a lovely age, still tiny babies but full of personality.Amazing maternity, baby, infant and cake smash portraits in the best studio in Scotland. Edinburgh and Murrayfield maternity, newborn and cake smash portrait photographer.Award-winning family photographer, specialising in newborn, maternity & family photograph.Edinburgh based baby cake smash photographer Nicky Mclean will captures those special moments that families treasure for a lifetime.

Edinburgh’s most loved maternity and newborn baby photography studio based in Murrayfield, Edinburgh. See why families come back year after year.

Maternity and Newborn photographer Edinburgh. Nicky Mclean Photography specialise in creating beautiful images from bump to baby & beyond! Relaxed newborn baby photography. Professional Edinburgh Newborn Photographer. Family and newborn photographer serving Edinburgh and Glasgow area.