Rainbow Smiles

Rainbow Smiles Children's Charity
Rainbow Smiles Children's Charity

Rainbow Smiles

 

“Children may not remember all the hard work and support that was required to raise them properly but they will always reflect on how happy they were while growing up. Children deserve to grow up knowing they were worth it and that they mattered enough for people to care.”

Nicky Mclean

Nicky Mclean Photography is more than just capturing a pretty picture. We are very aware on how important it is to capture the best memories for our wonderful clients and their families.

On the other hand, we are also very aware of the dismal reality of children in this world who do not have a happy time growing up. We thrive on sharing part of our success with the amazing charity organisations that are committed to improving the lives of children and their families in our community. We are always looking for effective ways to be part of the bigger picture; being part of the solution.

Raising Smiles

Raising Smiles is a charity that has been setup to provide smiles and happiness to children that are in hospital or hospices throughout the UK.

www.raising-smiles.org

Phone: 0800 772 0824  /  Email: [email protected]

Registered Charity: United Kingdom Charity No. 1180029

Baby Outdoor Photoshoot

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“Watch Me Grow”

Milestone Baby Photoshoot Collection”

The first year of your baby’s life is honestly one of the most engaging and ever changing few months you will ever live with your baby. Reflecting on this year will leave you feeling like you have run a marathon – all the milestones and increased independance.

There are so many cute moments you are going to want to remember. This is where our “Watch Me Grow” Baby Photoshoot collection comes in and can really help you to achive this.

A very basic baby milestone guide for the 1st year include:

Finding my Toes and tummytime : around 3 to 5 months

Sitting and possibly Crawling: 6 to 10 months

First Steps: 1 year and onwards

Every baby is very different and the above guide is only a rough idea what is ahead. Every baby develops at differnt rates. If capturing your baby during the 1st year, it is best to have enough time in between your shoots so you can see enough changes over the time period.

Milestone: Toes and Tummy Time

3 to 5 months

(Your baby has found their toes and is holding their toes in their hands or just bringing their toes up in the air. Tummy time is popular at this stage as their neck is getting really strong now and they can look up a little). Your baby’s face and expressions would have changed a lot from their newborn stage.)

 

Milestone: Sitting and Crawling

(6 to 10 months)

Your baby will start seeing the world up right which will bring along a huge amount of independance and intrigue. Thisis truly a fun and beautiful time which is fully red rosey cheeks and gummy smiles. Again your babies face and expressions are changing.

Milestone:  First Steps

(1 Year and onwards)

Your Independant Baby has got a mind of their own and have hit the wild ONE! This is genuinely such a special time for you as a parent and celebrating with family images with your not so baby anymore is a splendid occassion. I absolutely love capturing these sessions.

We will capture portraits of your baby, family portraits with you and your baby and all together and finish off with your chosen way to celebrate their birthday albeit with a cake, balloons etc.

I then complete the session with your baby having a bubble bath and capture some final images for your gallery. So you not only go home with a beautiful full gallery of images but also a clean and probably tired baby.

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How does the “Watch Me Grow” Baby Photoshoot Collection work?

 The “Watch Me Grow” Collection consists of two mini shoots and one Family Birthday Shoot.

 

What is included:

* Session Fees: 2 mini shoots of 1 hour and 1 birthday Family shoot of 1 1/2 hours

 

The Milestone Shoots are evenly spread out as follows:

1st Mini Shoot – 3 to 5 months

2nd Mini Shoot – 6 to 10 months

Birthday Family Shoot – 1 year and onwards

 

* Full use of studio props and outfits

* Professional Editing and retouching of the images from your sessions

* A private Gallery where you can view your gorgeous new images and choose your favourites.

* Full Gallery (around 25 images ) per session on a USB which will be in colour and black and white.

* A beautiful keepsake coffee table book with all your favourite images over the year.

* A 50% Deposit is required for the Baby Plan

 

Package price: £450

 

 

 

PORTFOLIO “WATCH ME GROW” MILESTONE BABY PHOTOSHOOT

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Welcome to the family!

Family Photographer sharpen pet photography skills!

 

Capturing newborn babies and their families also lends itself to capturing the small, furry friends that join our family. Today I was the family photographer for our little Owen, our classic English Bull Dog Pup. We are really excited to have a little puppy in the house again. Our Bull Mastiff is having to share the sofa and his toys. Here are a couple of images of our little guy. He is so adorable.

I used my favourite lens to capture Owen which is my canon 70-200mm 2.8. Puppies tend to huddle around your feet so it is really difficult to capture their cuteness. Owen was just walking around and with this lovely lens, I was able to lie down and just observe him. Treats and some very weird whistling noises helped to grab his attention.

Sending a cheers out to all the pet photographers out there. You see all these gorgeous images of pets and think – I can do that! Boy this was a lot tougher that I expected. I think I will stick to babies.

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I am taking this opportunity to recommend our dog trainer Mark Walker who is amazing. Mark was recommended to us and he is the best decision we ever made as pet owners. Mark has a fantastic way with dogs.

Facebook: @markwalkerdogtraining

 

There are some amazing pet photographers in Edinburgh. I thought I would also recommend a few that capture animals beautifully.

 

GWS Photography 

Nicola Ptak Photography

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