Paper Heart Photography Lancashire: Blog https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog en-us @Paper Heart Photography Lancashire paperheartphotographyuk@gmail.com (Paper Heart Photography Lancashire) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:28:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:28:00 GMT Brothers... https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/7/brothers-Preston-photograher-Lancashire Leighton and Albie

 

I've photographed these two little cuties a number of times over the last few years and they are the loveliest of boys... 

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We arranged a shoot in the local park and there were lots of things for the boys to explore as well as being able to runaround and play, they soon relaxed and we got some lovely shots of them together and by themselves, along with some with Mum in too.
 

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Family photo shoots can take place around Lancashire, popular locations are local parks and green spaces although you can also choose to have a session in your own back garden...

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Children's outdoor photography is a lovely way to capture your little ones in a natural and relaxed environment, allowing their personalities to shine through 

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Contact me here for more information

 

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Back to School Photography Preston https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/7/back-to-school-photography-preston-Lancashire Back to School Photo Shoots

Summer 2019

 

Do you have a little one starting school this September or would you prefer an alternative to the standard school photos? 

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This years back to school photography sessions will be taking place outdoors on August 2nd, 9th and 11th near Preston and August 14th near Blackburn. Sessions are 20 minutes long and start at £25 for 3 digital images to download. Siblings can be included and you are able upgrade your package at any time to include extra digitals/prints. £10 deposit to secure your session.

 

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To book your session or for more information please contact me at ollieandgeorgephotography@gmail.com

 

 

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Well, the sun is finally shining and it's warming up, hopefully it'll last for more than a few days! I love summer, it brings some sunshine (forever the optimist) summer holidays for Ollie, lazy days, beach fun and some much needed family time. Every summer I do a photo shoot with Ollie on the beach, well I try, some summers he's not been very co-operative but now that he's nine I'm hoping he'll be a little bit more enthusiastic! I love being able to capture him as he grows, I just wish it would slow down a bit and he wouldn't grow so fast...time really does fly! 

 

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If you've been thinking about a family photography session summer is a good time to do it, it should be warm enough not to have to wear thick winter coats and every where is so green at the moment... Country parks are popular locations this year, both Cuerden Valley Park near Preston and Yarrow Valley near Chorley have beautiful settings as well as many other locations around Blackburn and Lancashire. I have cleared a few Sunday mornings/late afternoons over the next month to do some summer mini sessions, these sessions are shorter than a standard session but still long enough to capture some beautiful family, or just the children, photographs, if you'd like more information you can email me at ollieandgeorgephotography@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

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Ribble Valley Lancashire

One of the things I love about being a baby and children's photographer is that I often get to see the babies progress through their first year and beyond

Alana first came to see me as a teeny newborn, that's her on the home page of my website, then she came back for a baby milestone session once she was sitting, a Christmas mini session and most recently her 1st birthday cake smash and splash.

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Alana is such a happy, smiley baby girl, it's been so much fun to photograph her this last year, I hope I get to see her again soon!

 

Please contact me for more information about the sessions that I offer, I'm currently updating The Baby Plan and it will be available to book again very soon. The baby plan offers discounted sessions from maternity through to turning 1.

Sessions take place in my fully equipped baby and children's photography studio in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire close to both Preston and Lancashire

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Ollie & George Photography Studio

Ribble Valley, Lancashire

 

From June 1st 2018 the referral scheme will be changing and will be so much better!! We have the loveliest customers and love that you recommend me to your friends and family so here's a little something to say thank you...and I get to see you again too :) 

 

 

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Father's day Mini Sessions https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/5/Preston-photographer-fathers-day-mini-sessions Ollie & George Baby and Children's Photography Studio

Ribble Valley Lancashire

 

 

Father's Day Mini Sessions

Perfect for presents for Father's Day...Sessions can either be Daddy and the children or just the children as a surprise present for the big day 

Sessions take place at my studio on the A59 near BAE Samlesbury

Limited Availability

Sessions start at 9.30am and end at 2pm on the Friday and 3.30 on the Saturday

£10 deposit to secure your session

Contact me here to book

 

 

 

 

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Ollie & George Baby and Children's  Photography, Preston and Blackburn Lancashire

 

If you're anything like me you've always got your phone handy, ready to take a pic of your kids should they do anything remotely cute or silly so the chances are you've got an insta account full of cute baby photos/your kids in cute outfits and on holiday etc... Ollie let me take some quick photos of him, with a great deal of bribery, just to show you how you can make those photos a little bit better... 

If you haven't already, download the Instagram app to your phone and get it all set up, find some friends on there to follow and you can follow me too instagram.com/ollieandgeorgephotography

Top tip #1...

Check the background of your photo, if you have enough time have a look on your screen and see what's in the background...you don't want your followers to be distracted away from your beautiful kiddos by your messy bedroom/what you ate for lunch/bins in the garden, a quick glance and if you're not liking the background you can just change your position so the background is a bit more pleasant :) 

 

 

Top tip #2 Lighting

If you're outdoors the best place for a photo is in the shade, if they're under a tree you often get lots of patches of light and if the sun is on their faces you'll more often than not have a lovely picture of your child squinting

I couldn't get a photo of Ollie squinting as he complained that I wasn't paying him enough!

Top tip #3 Expression

It's great to capture your child's many expressions, especially the more natural ones and the best way to do that is just to wait, phone in hand...watch them play, interact with them and just be relaxed, eventually you'll get a great one...probably the worst thing to say is 'smile' as this will just result in their 'cheese' face, Ollie's 'cheese' face needs some work!

Top tip #4 

Eventually you'll get a half decent photo...this was the best I could get...background not too distracting, no harsh lighting on his face and although the smile is a bit forced it's not too bad so, time to upload it to Insta

Once your photo is showing in the insta app it gives you options to edit it and add filters that aim to make your photos look stunning...choose your filters carefully some can make your kids look like they were an extra in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, remember you can tone the filters down so they look a bit more natural.

You can also have a play with the editing options, things like brightness can really help a photo taken somewhere dark

Top tip #5

Hashtags # add hashtags to your photo so that friends, family and followers can easily find your images on insta, you can hashtag for companies your child's clothes come from or the brand of toy/car etc in the photo, you never know they may end up featuring your photos #fame

 

My final tip is to just keep taking photos, you can never have enough photos of your kids :) 

 

If you pop your insta in the comments I'll follow you <3 

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Preschool Sessions

 

New preschool photo shoots now open to bookings!!

 

Capture some special memories of your little one before they start school

Ollie & George Photography

Professional studio near BAE Samlesbury

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15 minute photo shoot 

One child/Twins

Choice of backgrounds

10 digital images with print release 

Collage print 

£99

Special introductory rate of £49

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£20 deposit secures your session contact me here to book 

 

 

 

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Blackburn Lancashire

 

It's no secret....I love cake smash sessions!!!

Luna came all the way from Morcambe for her 1st Birthday cake smash photo shoot. Luna's mummy was the winner of the 3k giveaway and chose a cake smash to celebrate Luna turning one.

Luna arrived smiling and pretty much smiled all the way through her session, she was a delight to photograph and her big personality shines through in her photographs.

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****Happy Birthday Luna****

 

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Special Offer for Bookings made in April

(session can take place throughout the year)

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Standard giant cupcake or single tier cake from Smashing Cakes included (upgrades available) 20 digital images for you to download including a beautiful digital collage, print release so you can print as often as you like. 

This offer is available for bookings throughout 2018 but needs to be booked in April. A £25 deposit secures your date. To check availability for your date just message me here

If you have any questions just let me know xx

 

 

 

 

 

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Newborn, Baby & Children's Photographer

Ribble Valley Lancashire

 

I have the most amazing clients, many come back to me year after year to update their family photos and when they add to their family, I love that they choose me to capture their family's story. I really do appreciate every single one of them, however, I know that for one reason or another, not everyone can access professional photography so I would like to give away a family/couple/children's photo shoot, this can be in the Ribble Valley studio or outdoors around Preston/Blackburn. 

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What I would like you to do is to nominate someone/a family you think would love a photography session and tell me a little about their story. Their story may involve a difficult time or it may be a happy ending (adoption etc) or it may be someone that has helped you/your community in some way. 

 

To  nominate: 

You can nominate them here on my blog by adding a comment or you can nominate them on my Facebook page here just scroll down to the post and add your comment. Please make sure you post on the original Facebook post as I can't keep track of comments on shares. You can tag who you'd like to nominate on the post on my FB page and let me know why they should win. Make sure you like and follow my page so that you can keep track of the nominations. With a bit of help from Sarah (you'll probably know her if you've had a Christmas Mini Session with me) nominations will be narrowed down to 3 and the winner will be drawn from a hat. The winner will receive either a child/family or couple photo shoot with 10 digital images to download and 3 prints at 8 x 10"

Closing date for nominations is midnight April 30th with the final 3 being chosen by May 5th and the winner will be announced May 7th

If you have any questions please feel free to message me

Good Luck!

Debbie 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cake Smash & Splash Photography Session Preston, Lancashire https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/4/cake-smash-splash-photography-session-preston-lancashire Reece's Cake Smash & Splash Photo Shoot

Preston Lancashire

 

The Planning

Reece's Mum got in touch whilst I was running an offer to photograph certain cake smash themes that I wanted to try and she chose the 'Blue' set up.  I knew that I wanted to use the blue background paper and my clue cake stand and I loved the single tier style cakes and wanted to use one for this rather than the giant cupcake. Luckily Vicki over at Smashing Cakes is a mind reader and super creative so I can loosely explain to her the colours and design I'd like and she'll come up with an amazing cake, she really is a gem! I wanted to keep this set up quite minimal so that the baby was the main focus so I thought that the balloon style bunting would be cute...

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The Cake Smash

The session started with a mini portrait session, this is perfect for updating your little ones photographs as well as for gifts for family. This part only takes 5-10 minutes and then it's time to get ready for the cake :)

 

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Reece LOVED his cake and soon got stuck in to it....he had a few little tastes to start then started to smash it up, he had an amazing time!!

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The Splash

Once the cake was smashed and Reece was done it was time for the splash, most babies really enjoy the splash part of the session and Reece did too. The splash is a great way to get some fun images for your cake smash gallery and means your little one will go home nice and clean! 

 

If you are interested in booking a 1st Birthday cake smash session just send me a message here and we can check availability around your baby's birthday.

 

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Near Blackburn Lancashire

 

Hector's newborn Photography session

 

When families contact me to book a newborn photo shoot for their new baby they will often request some images with baby's big brother/sister(s). Hector's family did just this, I love capturing sibling images, these are really special and are often the most treasured by families, however, not all siblings particularly like the new baby in their family or like being photographed full stop!

 

This can make it tricky for us baby photographers and we (with the family) will often resort to a certain level of bribery but working with the family we can usually persuade the older sibling to have a couple of shots with baby...

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Hector's big brother Walter arrived beautifully styled and needed a little bit of that bribery but it was soooo worth it!

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Hector wasn't terribly sleepy on the day of his newborn photo shoot and it took a little while to settle him after the excitement of having is photograph take with his big brother and then with his very lovely family but we got there and isn't he just beautiful!!

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At her newborn session Wallis's Mum had requested a purple background so when I advertised discounted sessions to use some backgrounds and do specific themes I thought Wallis would be the perfect baby for the purple cake smash set up. We teamed the purple with silver to break it up a little and Wallis arrived at the studio in the Ribble Valley with the most amazing tutu for her session... I need to go tutu shopping!

 

We started the session with some simple portraits of Wallis before we moved on to the cake smash, Wallis was really keen to get stuck in...  Purple & Silver cake smash photo shoot Blackburn, Lancashire, baby & family professional studio photographerPurple and silver cake smash photo shoot Blackburn LancashireBeautiful baby girl purple, lilac and silver cake smash and splash photography session Ribble Valley Lancashire cake smash and splash photographer in PrestonPurple & silver cake smash and splash photographer in BlackburnBubble bath splash photo shoot. Beautiful baby girl purple, lilac and silver cake smash and splash photography session Ribble Valley Lancashire cake smash and splash photographer in PrestonPurple & silver cake smash and splash photographer in BlackburnBubble bath splash photo shoot. Beautiful baby girl purple, lilac and silver cake smash and splash photography session Ribble Valley Lancashire cake smash and splash photographer in PrestonPurple & silver cake smash and splash photographer in BlackburnBubble bath splash photo shoot. Beautiful baby girl purple, lilac and silver cake smash and splash photography session Ribble Valley Lancashire

 And then it was time for the splash 

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 All clean and ready to go home, taking the rest of the cake with her. 

 

The new, premium, cake smash & splash sessions are coming very soon!!!

 

 

 

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Cake Smash Set Ups https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/cake-smash-set-ups-Lancashire Cake Smash Set Ups

 

Discounted sessions styled by me, everything included you just bring the baby :) 

 

A very limited amount of these available if you would like to book send me a message with your choice of set up. 

 

Sessions to take place in Feb/March I will do my best to accommodate your preferred dates but I am still waiting for some props to arrive from overseas

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If you have any questions just let me know

email: ollieandgeorgephotography@gmail.com

facebook.com/ollieandgeorgephotography

 

Thank you!!

 

 

 

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I've been watching donut smashes in the US for a couple of months now and they're really taking off as an alternative to a cake smash for babies first/second birthday. I quite like the idea that the donuts are quite a good size for little ones to pick up.....so today I had Kaiden in to see how they work.

 

Caiden is such a happy, smiley little boy, he was the perfect model :) 

 

He had lots of fun exploring and playing with the donuts

Caiden had little tastes but he was more interested in playing than eating them


So, what do you think??? 

I'm thinking of adding them to my packages, with a special offer to start with :)

 

Many thanks to Caiden's parents for bringing him for the session 

Oh and i've spelt donut the American way ;) 

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paperheartphotographyuk@gmail.com (Paper Heart Photography Lancashire) & 1st 1st birthday cake smash birthday blackburn blackburn" cake smash blackburn cake smash preston donut in lancashire photo photographer photographer in preston preston preston lancashire uk professional newborn photographer shoot smash https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/11/donut-smash-birthday-photo-shoot-Lancashire Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:23:52 GMT
Lemmy's Pumpkin Themed Cake Smash https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/pumpkin-themed-cake-smash-Preston-Blackburn-Lancashire-uk I first met the very lovely Lemmy at a family shoot in the country park earlier this year, she was a little sweetie so i was delighted when her Mummy got in touch to arrange a cake smash & splash photo shoot for her 1st birthday. Lemmy's Mummy had suggested an autumn/pumpkin theme and between us and Vicki at Smashing Cakes we came up with a set. 

 

Lemmy and her family came along to my new studio on the A59 between Preston and Blackburn, Lancashire all the way from Manchester. Lemmy was feeling happy and we started off with some little portraits which soon got her used to being in the studio, the lights and me :) We moved on to the cake part of the session, you can never really tell how a cake smash is going to go, babies are so different and all react differently to the cake and the textures, some dive straight in whilst others take a while longer to work it all out and some need a little help. Lemmy, well Lemmy was probably the best cake smasher I've photographed in nearly 6 years, she was amazing!! I think we were all a little taken aback by her enthusiasm, there was no stopping her!!

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Once she had eventually finished with the cake she had a lovely splash in the tub to get clean and ready for the drive home. 

Happy 1st Birthday Lemmy!!!

 

 

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Model Call https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/9/model-call-childrens-photographer-Preston-Lancashire I am looking for a super cute baby boy or girl aged 11-13 months for a very special session!

Babies should be sitting unaided and generally happy.

Images will be used for advertising on social media/website etc so a model release will need to be signed, in return you'll receive around 25 digital images by download as a thank you for your time.

Session will take place in the next few weeks and will be lots of fun  

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If you are interested please comment with baby's age and gender, you can post a photo on here/my facebook link or you can send it to me in a private message if you prefer. 

I will choose the baby on Sunday evening (Sept 10th)

Please share with friends/family 

Good Luck!!!

Debbie

 

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Toddler Mini Sessions now on sale! https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/toddler-mini-sessions-on-sale-now Toddler Mini Sessions

Now on Sale!!!

 

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These sessions are perfect for little ones that are walking and don't want to be confined to a studio and they make perfect Christmas presents for family

 

30 minute session in a country park (choice of 3)

very limited availability!

 September 7th/8th/16th/17th and 19th 

(if it rains we'll reschedule for a mutually agreeable day)

 

Packages

 

Package 1

Session  and 5 beautifully edited images to download

print release to print as often as you like

£75

 

Package 2

Session and 10 beautifully edited images to download

print release to print as often as you like

£99

 

Package 3

Session and all (15-20) beautifully edited images on USB

print release to print as often as you like

£125

 

£25 deposit payable upon booking with the outstanding amount to be paid on the day of your session

 

 

Special offer on Print Packs

1 professionally printed print at 12 x 8"

3 8 x 10s and 5 at 7 x 5"

£25

5 professionally printed prints at size 8 x 10"  £25

10 professionally printed prints at size 7 x 5"  £20

 

20 x 16 Premium quality canvas £75

 

If you're wondering how a toddler session goes click here for Lily's toddler session, she didn't sit or even stand still for a minute!!

To book please send me a message with the date you would like and a preferred time and let me know how you'd like to pay the deposit (PayPal or Bank Transfer) 

If you have any questions just let me know :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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paperheartphotographyuk@gmail.com (Paper Heart Photography Lancashire) beautiful blackburn child lancashire leyland location on outdoors outside photography portrait preston lancashire uk professional newborn photographer shoots https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/toddler-mini-sessions-on-sale-now Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:29:44 GMT
Outdoor Photography Sessions for Toddlers https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/why-outdoor-sessions-are-best-for-toddlers-Preston-Lancashire I've been doing quite a few outdoor sessions this year and I LOVE them!!

 

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For family sessions outdoors is the only real option as there's just not enough room in my 'studio'. I love that so many of my clients think of me as their family photographer and bring their babies back to me for milestone sessions and 1st birthday or cake smash photo shoots but once the little ones get to be full on toddlers being in my little studio space has been quite challenging, for me as a photographer but most importantly for them as a toddler who just wants to explore and be free! 

 

Lily who I recently photographed did not sit still for a minute, we had to be super quick!

 

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So, I've decided that I'll mainly be taking toddler and child sessions outdoors, they are so much more fun, little ones can run around and explore and I can still capture their personality and photograph them in a much more relaxed and natural way. 

 

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Outdoor photo shoots can take place in a location of your choice, within 15 miles of Preston, country parks and private gardens are the most popular choices.

 

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The weather can be a little problematic but as long as it's not raining or blowing a gale we'll be fine and if it is we can reschedule. 

 

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I'm going to be advertising some toddler mini sessions for September, if you'd like to be notified when they go on sale just send me a message here 

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Beautiful Baby Blake https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/beautiful-baby-blake A few weeks ago I had the very beautiful Blake in for his newborn photography session. Blake has lots of hair and although he thought he'd like to stay awake to see what was going on for a little while he did have a lovely sleep so I was able to capture some beautiful images of him for his (very lovely) parents.  Newborn photographer Preston, Lancashire, covering Blackburn, Chorley and Wigan, baby pictures LeylandNewborn baby photographyBeautiful Blake

Once he was sleeping soundly I made sure to photograph all the little details, babies grow so quickly so it's lovely to have the photographs of his tiny hands and feet to look back on in years to come. 

 

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Welcome to the world little man, it was a pleasure to have you in the studio!

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Lily May's 1st Birthday Cake Smash and Splash https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/lily-mays-1st-birthday-cake-smash-and-splash-Preston-Lancashire I first met Lily May when she came for her newborn photo shoot here at Ollie & George Photography about a year ago now, she was such a beautiful baby girl.....

I got to see her again when she came for a Christmas Mini Session in November, she was sitting and her personality was really starting to come through.

A couple of weeks ago Lily May returned for first birthday cake smash and splash, she's grown so much and that personality has developed in to a happy, confident and pretty determined little lady, she has two  (adorable) big brothers who had better look out!!!

We started off the session with some portraits Lily May is from a motorcross family and her lovely Mummy brought along Lily May's motorcross outfit, how cute does she look???

 

Then it was time for the cake which was made by the very lovely Vicki at Smashing Cakes

Lily May had a fabulous time, she didn't eat much cake but she had a lot of fun making a mess....

It all got a bit much in the end...........

We ended the session with a splash in the tub 

Happy Birthday Lily May, it's been such a pleasure to photograph you through your first year xxx

 

 

To book a cake smash or first birthday photo shoot for your little one you can contact me here for more information and a discount code valid for bookings made before May 31st. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cake Smash Photo Shoots https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/4/cake-smash-photo-shoot-Preston Cake Smash & Splash Photo Shoot 

                                                   What's it all about?

 

If you're approaching baby's 1st, or even 2nd, birthday you may be thinking about having some professional photographs taken to mark this huge milestone, it's a great time to update your images and they make fabulous thank you cards and gifts for friends and family. Not so long ago there were simply child portrait sessions and it was just a case of choosing the photographer whose style was right for you, then, the cake smash arrived from the USA and that changed everything! 

I was one of the first in the area to start to offer cake smash sessions over 4 years ago now and literally no one knew what they were all about.  Cake smash photo shoot Preston Beautiful 1st Birthday Vintage pink and gold girls  and SplashCake smash photo shoot Preston Beautiful 1st Birthday Vintage pink and gold girls and SplashFamily photographer Blackburn Beautiful 1st Birthday Vintage pink and gold girl Cake Smash and Splash Photo shoot, Preston, Leyland, Chorley, Lancashire

It's thought that the cake would encourage a little one to sit still for short periods whilst the photographer captured a range of images while the baby smashed the cake and for the post part this is the case. If you've ever tried to take photos of your crawling/walking 1 year old you probably know it can be a tricky age, as soon as you get them to look at you and you've got your camera/phone ready, they've gone! 
 

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And what about the cake? surely they shouldn't be eating so much cake at such young age? well to be honest....they don't eat much cake at all, they tend to have little tastes, most families are able to take their cake home and enjoy a slice with a cup of tea. Although some cakes are well and truely smashed! 

 

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Cakes are included in all of my packages and come from the fabulous Vicki at Smashing Cakes, 5* hygiene rated and able to cater for a range of allergies/intolerances. 

 

Sessions start with a mini portrait session in an outfit that you've brought with you, this only takes about 10 minutes, babies start getting a little restless if it goes on too long. Birthday photo shoot at Ollie & George Photography BlackburnBirthday photo shoot at Ollie & George Photography BlackburnProfessional children's photography studio, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Once we've done that baby changes in to their cake smash outfit, I have a good variety but some parents do bring their own, we go through colours/themes/outfits a week or so before the session so that I can ensure I have everything I need, earlier sometimes and then in comes the cake. We put baby down and off they go!

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Some babies really go for it from the start whilst others are a little hesitant to start with, it is totally normal for them to take a little time to realise that they can touch/eat/bash the cake and I do have some ways to encourage them. Whilst your baby is busy enjoying their cake I am busy taking plenty of images of your little one, including their messy toes, fingers and faces. The session is very baby led and most babies enjoy a little cuddle part way through, ensuring the parent is also covered in cake! 

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After the cake comes the splash, a little tin tub (I have a few to choose from) and a few bubbles make for fabulous photographs. This is probably my favourite part of the session, little ones love to have a good splash. 

 

We end the session with a quick shot of them wrapped up in a cosy towel/dressing gown which is so sweet. 

 

Your gallery will be ready to view within 2 weeks of your session, often much sooner depending on time of year, you select your images on line, there are usually upwards of 50 images to choose from and then if you have products included in your package they will be prepared/ordered. 

 

If you'd like a copy of my cake smash guide, would like to check availability or have any questions you can contact me here or through my Facebook page. Saturday sessions fill up quickly but I still have a few available in the coming months.

My packages are here and can be customised to suit your needs/budget

Thank you for reading

Debbie 

 

"What a really wonderful experience for our little boy. He had the cake smash and tub time for his first birthday, we got so many wonderful photos, and the shoot itself was so much fun, he loved it. I would recommend Ollie and George photography to everyone" (Milly K)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Giveaway https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/giveaway8ac6c6 GIVEAWAY 

 

As you may(or may not) know I give away a session a couple of times a year, usually to say thank you for following my work and all your support throughout the year. We all lead such busy lives and I really do appreciate you taking the time to comment/like/share my posts

 

***Thank You***

 

 

To Enter simply like the post on Facebook (Like Ollie and George Photography's Facebook page if you don't already). Tag a friend if you know someone who would like to enter and then leave me a comment with whether you'd like a family/baby/child photoshoot.

Once the entries are closed i'll give you all a number and use a random number generator to pick the winning number. 


 

Session must be taken within 2017 on a mutually agreeable date and can include only one family. No cash alternative and this giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook. 

Good Luck!!!

 

 

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Spring Mini Sessions https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/spring-mini-sessions-Preston-Lancashire Spring Mini Sessions

A perfect gift for Mother's Day, gift cards are available

Available throughout March/April

30 minute session

Online private viewing gallery

10 digital images to download

2 Print at 8 x 10 (from chosen images)

3 prints at 5 x 7 (from chosen images)

In studio or on location

Print release

£25 deposit secures your session

 

 

£85

 

Print packs and digital upgrades available

To check availability or to book a session please click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I do a lot of cake smashes here at Ollie & George Photography but sometimes a family wants to celebrate without a cake and these sessions are lots of fun! 

Annabelle had been for a Christmas Mini Session a few weeks before her birthday shoot so I had already met her and her very lovely family and we'd had a chance to chat about how they'd like the session to go. Between us we came up with a plan to make Annabelle's 1st birthday one to remember for years to come. 

On the day of the session Annabelle's Mummy brought along a beautiful dress and co-ordinating props for Annabelle and she looked just adorable, I love the colours, they match my logo!

Annabelle was super happy and gave me lots of laughs and expressions, I got lots of images for her family. 

 

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Annabelle really enjoyed her session, she is such a happy/smiley baby she made my job very easy indeed:)

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To end the session Annabelle had splash time in one of the little splash tubs, this was lots of fun and Annabelle LOVED it!!!

Here's a little video Annabelle\s Mummy recorded during splash time and a one of the final images of the day.

 

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If you're interested in finding out more about celebrating your little ones birthday with a cake smash & splash or a birthday photoshoot like this one you can contact me here

Thanks for reading :)

 

 

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Why so young..... Newborn Photography Sessions https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/when-is-the-best-time-to-schedule-a-newborn-photography-session When is the best time to have a newborn photography session at Ollie and George Photography? I get asked that all the time so I thought I'd write a little blog about it.

 

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The ideal time to have your babies newborn photography session is somewhere between day five and day fourteen, this is because, whilst babies are still this young they are more likely to sleep well and stay settled and their little bones are still very soft which means they will (mostly) be able to be posed in those beautiful curled up poses you see all over the internet.

After around fourteen days baby's skin can become inflamed with baby acne and other conditions.....and then there's colic, a colicky baby may be unhappy to be posed on their tummy as they may be uncomfortable, it can also take longer to settle a colicky baby.

However, I am happy to photograph a newborn up to around three weeks old.

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When to book your newborn session?

I always suggest that you book your newborn session after you have had your twenty week scan, however, as soon as you think you may want to have a newborn photo shoot I suggest you contact me so that I can pencil you in. I only take ten newborn sessions a month so availability is quite limited, I do this so that I am sure to have a choice of two or three sessions available to each client. Because I only take a limited number of bookings this does mean that I can often fit in those that haven't even thought about a newborn session until their baby has arrived so please don't hesitate to contact me if you think you've left it too late, I usually have a session free most weeks.

 

If you'd like a copy of my newborn session guide you can request one here

If you have any questions about anything discussed here (or not) please ask :) 

 

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Happy New Year https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/happy-new-year Well it's the end of 2016, I hope you've all had a good year.....It's been a good one here at Ollie and George with newborn training from Cass Davies, winning photography awards and going full time. Plans for 2017 include newborn training with the very awesome Rachel Vanoven (from the US) in March, the possibility of an actual studio space later in the year as well as developing outdoor and maternity sessions, so, it's going to be a busy one! 

To celebrate the new year there will be a quick sale starting new years day, sessions will be very limited, just 5 mini newborn sessions and 3 mini cake smash sessions, sessions can take place at any time throughout 2017. These sessions are to take place on a weekday as my Saturdays are already getting busy.

 

A £50 deposit is required to secure your booking which can be paid by cash/Paypal or bank transfer

 

Mini newborn session offer, these are a shorter session than the full one and don't include siblings or parent shots, however they can be upgraded to include them if desired. 

Session and 20 professionally edited images on usb

£150

 

Cake smash mini session offer....this is purely the cake smash part of the full session, this can be upgraded to include the portrait session and/or the bath session if desired. 

Includes giant cupcake or single tier ombre cake

20 professionally edited images on usb

£150

If you'd like more information or to book click here 

 

Happy New Year!!!!

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**** Black Friday Sale **** https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/-black-friday-sale2 Last years black Friday sale went a little crazy so don't miss this years offers......

available until they sell out or 9pm Sunday November 27th


 

If you'd like more information or would like to book please contact me thought the contact tab above.

All sessions must be booked in and deposits paid by 9pm Sunday 27th November. 

All session may be upgraded.

 

Strictly for sessions taking place in Jan/Feb/March 2017  (*babies due dates to be within these months)

 

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Cheeky Charlie's Cake Smash and Splash https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/cheeky-charlies-cake-smash It's almost a year ago now since Charlie came in for his newborn session, he was only a few weeks old and a little dot, such a sweet baby. Charlie's Mum came with a cute little outfit for him and we set about creating some lovely images for his family.....one thing you really notice once you have a child is how fast time goes by, it flies!! 

 

And we did this

Then Charlie came back for his cake smash session and he rocked it!!

We started off with a mini portrait session, Charlie looks like a little prince don't you think? 

 

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Then it was time for the cake.......

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Happy Birthday Charlie!!!!

 

 

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Happy Birthday Isaac https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/happy-birthday-isaac Little Isaac, first came for his newborn session just about a year ago, he came back for his 1st Birthday Cake Smash and Splash recently and he had a fabulous time. I love when babies come back for photo shoots or join The Baby Plan, seeing them grow and their little families take shape is really special and little Isaac has the loveliest of families! However, Isaac's not exactly little anymore, he's going to be tall like his Daddy!

 

One from Isaacs newborn session

 

and now, a year on!

 

 

 

 


Happy Birthday Isaac!!!

 

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Eva's 1st Birthday Cake Smash & Splash https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/evas-1st-birthday-cake-smash-splash-Preston-lancashire The very beautiful Eva came in for her 1st Birthday cake smash session recently. Eva was just adorable and probably the smiliest 1 yr old i've ever had the pleasure to meet! 

 

We started off with some portraits before moving on to the smash part of the photo shoot. Eva's Mummy chose the loveliest cake, I think it's my new favourite and I've already had a number of request for similar. Luckily Vicki, who makes all the smash cakes, over at Smashing Cakes is amazing and did a great job!

Eva kept on smiling, she really got stuck in to smashing the cake before moving on to the splash, which she also loved!!

 


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If you're interested in a cake smash & splash at Ollie & George Photography for your little ones birthday, please contact me and i'll send you some more information. Sessions take place at my in-home studio in Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire.

 

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Jasmine's Cake Smash https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/jasmines-cake-smash2 Jasmine came for her 1st Birthday cake smash session and she got pretty messy!!

Jasmine's Mummy had chosen a really pretty colour combination of peach and gold and it looked beautiful..... Here's the cake, Vicki at smashing cakes did a great job and even did peach and gold bunnies!!  Pretty cake smash cake in peach and gold with bunnies, smash and splash 1st birthday photo shoot, Preston, LancashirePretty cake smash cake in peach and gold with bunnies, smash and splash 1st birthday photo shoot, Preston, LancashireBeautiful peacha dn gold cake smash giant cup cake with bunnies

 

Jasmine was eager to get to the cake and after a few little tastes she enjoyed getting messy and made quite a mess :) 

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Even covered in cake, she's still beautiful!!

 

If you'd like to book a cake smash session please get in touch :) 

 

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The Baby Plan, Newborn to 1st Birthday Photography Sessions https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/the-baby-plan-newborn-to-1st-birthday-photography Almost a year ago I had the pleasure of photographing the very beautiful Amelie at her newborn photography session here are Ollie & George Photography. Amelie's Mummy (and possibly Daddy ;) ) had some really lovely ideas and we had a great session. We captured some beautiful images of Amelie for her family

 

 

Once Amelie was sitting unaided we scheduled in her sitting session, these normally take place between 6 and 8 months of age, when baby can sit without support and without tipping over, these are one of my favourite sessions, babies are (generally) happy, smiley little things and their personalities are really starting to show with lots of facial expressions and movements. Amelie was a star!! 

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Then a little over a week ago Amelie came back for her 1st birthday photo shoot and cake smash.....Amelie is now walking and is the sweetest little girl with the most beautiful smile, it has been so lovely to be able to follow her journey through her first year, oh and she was quite a fan of the cake!

 

 

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Competition Time https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/6/competition-time
Competition Time!!!
Ends 9pm this evening.........Win a Summer Mini Session worth £99 on my Facebook page.....See image for more details.
I will be running Summer Minis at the end of July/beginning of August. 30 min session either at the beach or in the country park for children/families. Sessions will cost £99 and include 5 images to download from your private, online, viewing gallery. I will be advertising these in the next week or so but if you'd like to book early please send me a pm.
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VIP Group https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/3/vip-group Just incase you haven't seen it, I've set up a little group for clients where you will find out about special offers/discounts/mini sessions and model calls before I advertise them publicly, I also have a 'recommend a friend' scheme and a standard 10% discount for returning clients. 

Would love you to join us, here is the link 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1594093084248364/?ref=ts&fref=ts

 

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Cake Smash Special Offer https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/cake-smash-and-splash-special-offer A very special offer to celebrate 3 years of cake smashes!!!

 

 

Cake Smash and Splash Photo Shoot

 

Mini portrait session 

standard giant cupcake, use of outfits/props, cake smash session

tub time splash session

Private online viewing gallery

All of your beautifully edited gallery images presented on a bespoke USB (min of 35)

Print release

App of your images

Professionally printed 12 x 12" collage print

£150

 

Please note a booking fee of £50 (deducted from you package balance) is required to secure your date and book your cake with the remaining balance of your package due on the day of your session.

If you are already booked in for a cake smash and would like to change to this package just let me know.

Offer is limited to the first 10 bookings at this price

Book before March 31st, session to be taken in 2016

 

Upgrades and gift certificates are available

Payments may be made by cash/paypal or bank transfer

 

 

 

 

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It's Giveaway Time https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/its-giveaway-time A huge thank you to everyone for following my page, as a little thank you here's a little giveaway

To enter please like my page facebook.com/ollieandgeorgephotography, I'd love you to share my page too but it's not a requirement for entry, like the giveaway post on my facebook page then leave a comment with your child's age.

Entries close 8pm February 29th and the winner will be announced shortly after.

As a little bonus everyone who enters will be entitled to a 10% discount on a portrait session!! 

 

 

 

 

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Newborn Photography Award https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/awards I joined The Guild of Photographers last year, it's a well regarded photography association that has some amazing photographers amongst its members. Part of the reason that I joined is that I want to further develop my skills and continually challenge myself. The Guild runs a monthly, national, competition for its members which is judged by some of the top photographers in the country, competition is steep and the judging is harsh! This was my second time entering (the first time back in October I didn't do so well) and one of my goals for 2016 was to win an award for my photography, so I was absolutely thrilled to have achieved a Bronze Award for this image of Charlie and his beautiful sister in the category of newborn and baby photography.

Many thanks go to Charlie and his family for all of their support!

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Newborn Photography Session Special Offer https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/1/newborn-photography-session-special-offer The final offer for the New Year is for a newborn photo shoot!!

Full newborn session (2-4 hours) with use of props

Private online viewing gallery

20 images on a USB with print release

2 professionally printed prints at 8 x 10"

Your own App of your chosen images

If you would like more information or have any questions please feel free to get in touch.

£145 

Limited to the first 10 bookings, session needs to be taken within 2016, offer open until January 10th, £45 deposit secures. Gift certificates always available.

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Cake Smash Special Offer https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/1/cake-smash-special-offer The next special offer is for cake smash and splash sessions!

These are a fabulous way to celebrate your little ones 1st birthday, click here to find out what happens during a cake smash session.

Price includes customised standard giant cupcake by Smashing Cakes/use of props and outfits/mini portrait session before things get messy/cake smash session/clean up tub time at the end/private viewing gallery of all of your images/10 beautifully edited images on USB with a print release to print as you wish/2 professionally printed 8 x 10 prints/product upgrades available at a discount.

There is a 10% discount for returning clients

Please note these are very popular sessions and the offer is limited to the first 10 bookings, deposit of £45 is required to secure your booking, this is the last time these sessions will be available at this price. Please contact me through facebook or click here to book.  

 

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Little Sitters Special Offer https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/1/little-sitters-special-offer Here's the first special offer of the year, there will be a couple more this weekend to celebrate the new year! 

Little sitter sessions are one of my favourites and are perfect for capturing that stage when babies that can sit independently but are not yet crawling/walking, usually around 6-9 months.

Special offer sessions need to be booked by January 5th and a £25 deposit will secure your booking. Sessions are to be taken within 2016. I only have 10 of these sessions available so contact me soon to book :)

ps. 10% discount for returning customers

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Christmas Photo Shoots https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/12/christmasphotoshoot Happy Christmas to all my lovely clients and followers, I hope that everyone has had a magical time. 

I really enjoyed the Christmas Mini Sessions this year it was lovely to meet some wonderful new clients as well as see the returning children grow, they do grow too fast though :(  some that came for their newborn photo sessions are now fully mobile (and very active) toddlers. 

Now that Christmas has been and gone I can share a few images (with parents permission).....

One little cutie that came for a photo shoot is Howie, he was a little star and totally scrumptious, I wanted to steal him but his lovely Mummy just wouldn't let me! 

I love little sitter sessions, they are some of my most favourite stages to photograph, I'm going to be running a 'Little Sitter' special offer very soon so check back regularly!

 

 

 

 

 

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Aaron's 1st Birthday Cake Smash Session https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/10/cake-smash-1st-birthday-photo-shoot Aaron came for his 1st Birthday cake smash session at the weekend, he is such a cutie, (his hair is just amazing!) and he quite liked cake, at the beginning anyway! 

 

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Twin Cake Smash Session https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/twin-cake-smash-session One of my most asked questions is 'what happens during a cake smash session?' so, thought I'd blog a recent cake smash session, to give you an idea what you can expect during a photo shoot here at Ollie & George. 

So let me introduce you to Alice and Joseph, beautiful twins that came in for a 1st birthday cake smash session.

Aren't they just adorable!!

 

Cake Smash sessions always start off with a 10-15 minute regular photo shoot in outfits that you bring along this is a great way to update your photos for your walls/grandparents/presents etc I love this part of the session as this age is just perfect for portraits, I always encourage parents to be in some of the images too but it's not compulsory! 

 

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Once we've captured some portraits, the parents and I discuss the outfits for the cake smash session if they've not already been decided. I'm always happy to work with parents on a theme if you have ideas or to suggest cute outfits. Clients are welcome to choose from the outfits I have available and we discuss any extra props that they would like to use/have brought with them, we generally have a discussion via email well before the session so that we can make sure everything is in hand.

Then we bring in the cake!

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My fabulous cake maker Vicki at smashing cakes, is a talented and creative lady who is always happy to work with clients to create the perfect cake. Cakes average around £20 depending on how elaborate the design is and they are always delicious!!

The moment when the babies see the cake for the first time is always a magical moment that I love to capture, their faces just light up and they tend to get a little bit excited.

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Then the fun begins!! 

Whilst some babies are happy to get stuck in straight away more often than not things start slowly with little, tentative, touches of the cake with a few looks to their parents to check they're not going to get in trouble. Once they get the hang of things it gets rather messy very quickly, I always advise parents to bring a change of clothes/not wear their best outfit as it's very rare for the parents not to end up with more cake on them than the babies!

 

Some babies like to cover themselves in cake whilst others aren't so keen to get messy but i've only ever had one baby that ate a lot of cake and that was Vicki's (from Smashing Cakes) little girl, she obviously knew her Mummy's cake was tasty! 

The cake smash comes to an end when the babies show signs of having had enough, it tends to be a joint effort to contain the cake covered babies and with plenty of clean towels and things on hand it's generally a quick process to get them clean and dressed again. 

I've recently added a splash session as an optional extra to the cake smashes, these are lots of fun and babies always love them and they add an additional 5+images to your gallery for you to select from. 

So, if you ever wondered what happens in a cake smash session now you know, they are a really fun way to celebrate a first or second birthday, full of laughter and create memories that will last for a very long time! 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss availability you can email me on ollieandgeorgephotography@gmail.com or through the contact button on the top of my website.

I hope you enjoyed the images of Alice and Joseph, as you can see, they had a fabulous time at their photo shoot! 

 

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Cake Smash Special Offer https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/cake-smash-special-offer Two blog posts from me in one week is a little unusual but I thought I'd share this special offer here in case you don't follow my Facebook page (click the Facebook icon to find me).

A fantastic cake smash offer, saving £90!!!

This offer will be available to book until the end of May for sessions to take place before the end of 2015

Sessions can be upgraded to a 'smash & splash' (which includes 5 extra images) session for an extra £25

Sessions include a 15 minute portrait session, a full cake smash session, a fabulous giant cupcake (standard design) by Smashing Cakes, use of outfits and props, 15 fully edited images on USB, personal online gallery and print release for you to print your images where you wish.

Availability is limited, especially for Saturdays, a £25 deposit secures your date. 

To book this offer click the 'contact me' tab and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Gift certificates and payment plans always available.

 

 

 

 

 

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Newborn Photography Safety, it's Important! https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/newborn-photography-safety-its-important Safety should be the No1 priority when photographing newborn babies, it is here at Ollie & George Photography!

When I took my first steps in to the world of newborn photography (from travel and architecture) I was drawn to the beautiful images of sleeping babies all curled up and looking angelic, often in a bucket or other such household item. I wanted to do that, create beautiful images of a family's beautiful new baby.

After a lot of research I started to understand that to capture these images well took an awful lot of skill, time and patience. And so began my journey, now two years in the making, in to this very special world of newborn photography.

After numerous training sessions, plenty of practice, getting insurance and most recently, becoming a member of the Baby and Newborn Photography Association (Banpas) an association that requires photographers to show they are insured and working safely, I now feel confident to call myself a newborn photographer.

Along the way I quickly learnt that some of those stunning photos, of babies in poses, weren't exactly what they seemed.For example you have probably seen the froggy pose, where a baby is lying on it's tummy with it's head resting on its hands, supported by it's elbows, is actually (if done safely) 2-3 images merged in to 1! (click here for an example of how this is achieved) In each of the photos a parent or assistant is supporting the baby to ensure that it is safe and will not fall, potentially causing the baby harm, unfortunately not all photographers have the training/experience to know this is and will prop the baby up and just hope that it wont move while they get the photograph. A breaking news story names a popular high street studio that has put the safety of babies at risk by putting the baby in this position, without support, and the baby has fallen, this chain is also responsible for another very recent incident, where a baby has fallen from a posed position. 

So, my message is, choose your photographer carefully, ask questions (we really don't mind), talk to other people who have used the photographer, ask if they worked safely. Talk to your photographer about any poses you would like to attempt, then if we say 'sorry, he/she isn't going to go in to that pose' know that we are saying that as your baby's safety is our top concern and we wont risk that safety for a photograph, ever. During your photoshoot if that photograph does anything, whatsoever, to make you feel uncomfortable or think that your baby is not safe then you must say something, if the photographer is trained and experienced they will be able to reassure you and make you feel at ease by explaining what they are doing  but if a photographer is potentially putting your baby at harm they need to stop.

Those of you that have had a newborn photoshoot with me know that I make sure your baby is comfortable and safe at all times, I will not put them in to positions that have potential to cause them harm and I will often ask you, the parent, to support your babies head/stay close to your baby if need be.

While looking for your newborn photographer in your area I recommend that you talk to friends that have recently experienced a newborn photoshoot and use the search facility on the  Banpas website.

Debbie xx

 

 

 

 

 

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paperheartphotographyuk@gmail.com (Paper Heart Photography Lancashire) Newborn baby photography safety 1st birthday cake smash Bamber Bridge Preston Lancashire UK studio portraits https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/newborn-photography-safety-its-important Tue, 19 May 2015 19:57:14 GMT
Becoming a Specialist Newborn Photographer https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/becoming-a-specialist-newborn-photographer For a few years now I have wanted to specialise in newborn photography, I was drawn in by the beautiful, curled up sleepy baby images that had started to become a familiar sight on the websites of many an American photographer (not to mention all the super cute props!). The trend for newborn photography in the UK has really taken off, with many parents requesting posed studio sessions of their brand new addition.

So, in my desire to specialise, towards the end of 2014 I took the plunge and joined the Baby and Newborn Photography Association (Banpas). I'm so glad I did!! Banpas's main aim is to ensure the safety of babies during newborn shoots but they also offer a wide variety of training sessions, which are fantastic!

As part of the registration process images and insurance documents had to be submitted for approval and within a few weeks they were satisfied I met the criteria and was accepted as a member. 

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Newborn photography is only for the brave and certain qualities/skills are required!!!

  • Patience, sessions generally take 2-3 hours, sometimes longer, it all depends on the baby's needs and babies have their own agenda!
  • Calmness, the ability to remain calm is essential, babies can sense hesitation/tension and it can unsettle them
  • Sensitivity, to the baby's needs and the parent's, awareness of when they need a little privacy or just a little time to relax
  • A strong back, 2-3 hours working with a tiny baby on a bean bag and in props can take it's toll
  • and most importantly an understanding of the capabilities of brand new babies, how to pose them safely and knowing where it is safe to touch their delicate little heads this is gained by training and constantly learning from specialists

I am loving every minute of my newborn sessions,  I'm now on my way to becoming a specialist but I will still be photographing milestone sessions, family portraits and fabulous cake smashes. I will be doing some maternity training in April so look out for a model call if you'll be 7-8 months pregnant around that time. 

If you'd like a copy of my 'what to expect' newborn photography guide or to enquire about availability please contact me on the 'contact' button at the top of this page.

In my next blog post you'll get a peek inside my studio!

 

 

 

 

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Mother's Day Mini Photography Sessions Preston Lancashire https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/2/mothers-day-mini-sessions-newborn-baby-child-photographer Mother's Day is coming (March 15th) so why not treat your Mum, or yourself, to one of our mini-sessions!

Mini Sessions are a shorter than a regular photo shoot, are always lots of fun and give you the opportunity to update your little one's photographs for a great price!

Mini Sessions will run from February 27th to March 2nd and will be based in my home studio, there is a possibility of a location shoot if there are enough clients wanting one. To take place near Preston, Lancashire

Outfit changes, use of props, 6 digital images and a print release are all included in the price. Prints and products are available if required but, as always, there's absolutely no pressure to purchase.

Gift Certificates are always available, if you'd like to treat a new Mum to a newborn photo-shoot please see details on my website.

 

 

 

 

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New Name News https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/childrens-photo-shoots-Preston-Lancashire It has been a little while since I updated my blog and there have been some big changes here so make yourself comfortable.

New name - some of you may already know that i've had to change my business name and everything that goes with it. It has taken a little while to work out the details but I finally decided on the name 'Ollie & George Photography' after our little boy 'Ollie' and his rather crazy labradoodle friend 'George'. The website and Facebook page are both up and running now, there is still some tweaking to be done but it wont take too long! I've also signed up to google+ and twitter so feel free to follow me on there too (links are at the top of the page).

Banpas - Baby and Newborn Photography Association, I'm very happy to report that my application to join this fantastic association has been accepted and i'm looking forward to learning new skills and undertaking lots of training with them (I've already had some training in the use of twitter with more to come next week). Banpas ensure that the photographers in their association handle and pose newborns safely and carry insurance appropriate to newborn photography. 

The studio is also having a bit of a revamp, new little area for parents to sit, better storage for all the props (I know, there are lots!) and I'm in the process of ordering new products to display on the walls so that parents can see what is available. I'm also working out the details on a couple of special offers so keep an eye on my fb page (link at the top) for those! Keep checking back for children and family photography in Preston and surrounding areas of Lancashire

Deb x

 

 

 

 

 

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Children's Photographer Preston Lancashire https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/beautiful-newborn-baby-professional-photography The best time to photograph newborns is between 6 and 12 days old, once I receive a booking I pencil in a provisional date and then confirm a date once baby has arrived. If you don't manage to make a booking during your pregnancy then get in touch and i'll do my best to fit you in. If your baby is over a few weeks old it may not be possible to get those beautiful curled up newborn poses but it is still possible to get beautiful images of your baby.

I recently photographed a beautiful baby girl, at five weeks old she was wide awake and very alert. She was such a good little girl, didn't mind me moving her around to get different shots, in fact I think she quite liked the camera. The family wanted images to put on canvases in their home, they chose a lovely black and white collage as well as the one below. I'm looking forward to photographing this lovely family again.

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Back to School Photographer Preston Lancashire https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/back-to-school-prefessional-photography-session Well it was my own little boys first day of school last week and what better way to remember this special time than with a little photo shoot. Those that know Ollie know that he's not overly keen on having his picture taken so a bit of bribery was required, he will do anything for a new hot wheel car!

We headed out to our local country park, which has some beautiful locations that are great for photographs and after a spot of conker collecting we got on with the photo shoot. I'm pretty pleased with the results.  

 

There's still time to book your back to school mini session, contact me for more details.

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Welcome to Ollie & George Photography, children and family photographer in Preston Lancashire https://www.ollieandgeorgephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/welcome-professional-portrait-photographer Welcome to my brand new sparkly blog to go a long with my brand new sparkly website. Here you'll find special offers, news, recent work and personal work, I hope you'll come back often!!!

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