Georgia’s Newborn Photos at Home in Farnham

Aug 16, 2018 | At Home, Documentary, Family, Newborn, Toddlers | 0 comments

suhagra price list 40x40 A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of being invited to photograph the beautiful 10 day old Georgia with her parents and older brother at home in Farnham.

10 days old is probably the perfect time to photograph a newborn photo session – the newborn is still pretty teeny tiny but at the same time they are now a little bit more aware of the world and able to connect more with parents and family and sometimes look towards the camera too.

The love and connection between these guys is so abundant in all the photographs and I can’t wait to show you an excerpt of my favourites from the gallery I sent over to them. For me the magic of newborn photography comes in the raw realness of the newborn at home and the connections between the whole family. If it were me, these are the kind of things that I would want to remember.

If you are interested in booking your own family photography session in Farnham or surrounding areas, please do drop me a message and we can discuss and start the ball rolling.

For now I will leave you with a wonderful gallery of lifestyle newborn photography of Georgia’s first few weeks at home.

Jas xo

Georgia’s Newborn Photos at Home in Farnham

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Jas xo

5 Benefits of Photo Sessions at Home

I often get asked whether or not I think photo sessions are ‘better’ at home or outside somewhere pretty. Ultimately, it comes down to what you want to get out of your photos. Another blog post will be up soon around photos taken on location, but for now…

Here are some of the benefits of having photos taken in your own home:

1 Calmer Environment

I have found that sometimes if you get kids dressed up and taken them out they can get really excited and hyped up. While this may not be a bad thing, if you’re after more natural and cosy photos, being at home can often help make things more calm and relaxed.

2 More Memories of Home

When you look back at photos from the past taken in your own home, you can also remember where you were in your life at that point as well as your family. The decor in your home, little nicknacks, how the nursery looked, what you were enjoying at that time – it all becomes part of the memories captured in the photos. It also makes it easier to use various props like a favourite toy, dressing up outfit or piece of artwork.

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3 No Outsiders

Sometimes it can all get a little bit self conscious when you’re out in a local park and people are walking by and having a bit of a look at what you’re up to. While this doesn’t need to make a difference, at home you get to control who is around to see what’s going on. You can be as silly and goofy as you like and not have to worry in the slightest.

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4 Authentic Family Life

I love photographing in a documentary style, and being at home let’s everything unfold naturally. Going down for a nap, painting, lunchtime, playing in the garden are all parts of your life that you can have photographed that wouldn’t be possible on location.

5 It (Can Be) Less Stressful

Having a photographer come to your home can be a lot less stressful than getting everyone ready, packing a bag, herded into the car and then at a certain location on time.

So there we have it. What do you think? Have you ever had a photo session at home and how did it make you feel? The ‘5 Benefits of Photos on Location’ will be out soon.

If you are interested in booking your own family photo session, please do drop me an email here and we can start planning your photos! You can also follow me on instagram.

Have a great day,

Jas

Summer Family Photos with The Oultons in Hindhead

Hey guys! How are you? If you’ve been following my work for a little while, you may well recognise the lovely people in this family. To anyone new here – welcome to The Oulton Family from Hindhead! I have been photographing this family around once a month since the birth of their first son Chester, and in June 2018 Chester turned four years old. Wow! Four years, I’ve only just realised that. Chester and I also share the same birthday, so we have a little connection there too. I have been lucky enough to watch them grow month by month and photograph their journey and life.

The Oulton’s have a beautiful home near Hindhead in Surrey, and on this day the whole family was around to celebrate Chester’s 4th birthday. We mostly photographed in their lovely back garden in some gorgeous (but HOT!) summer sunshine.

Below are just a selection from that photo session, and I love how much they have all changed from this time four years ago. The boys are so grown up now! Just look at them.

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CHECK OUT that amazing Thunderbirds cake Chester has right there – yes please. Click here to see an older photo session of these guys back in the winter.

I’m a family photographer based in Farnham, but also cover lots of surrounding areas such as Guildford, Haslemere, Aldershot, Alton, Godalming and many more. If you are interested in booking a family photo session for yourself please feel free to drop me a message and we can get you booked in for your own beautiful photos.

I hope you are all well, and thank you so much for reading this blog and visiting my website. Feel free to have a look around. If you’d like to follow along, I invite you to follow me on my Instagram too!

It’s so super hot at the moment, keep cool and stay hydrated.

All the best,

Jas Poole

Oscar’s 3rd Birthday Party – Family Photography in Ash Vale

This month I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph little Oscar to celebrate his 3rd birthday. It also introduced me to the place of Ash Vale photography, which was somewhere so close to me that I had just never explored before. So – yes to exploring new places!

During a full photo session, the time allocated is two hours. During these two hours you can (within reason) do anything that you would like – stay at home, visit the grandparents, go for a walk etc.etc. It’s completely up to you and what you want to get out of a photo session with me.

We started the photo session by spending the first hour having a family adventure through the woods, finding dandelions and beetles, and trying to stay away from those pesky stinging nettles. The walk was such a lovely way to get to know the lovely family I was photographing and also to explore some great woods that I’d never been to before. The weather was absolutely gloriously sunny so it was wonderful and refreshing.

After the walk, we went back to Oscar’s house where I spent the last hour or so documenting Oscar’s gorgeous little party with his friends and family. The cake, Peter Rabbit themed of course, was so stunning and the joy and happiness on everyone’s faces as they celebrated where full of love and pride.

Posted below are a small selection of the final images from the day – I’ve left out any images of the other children specifically just to respect their privacy. BUT here is a good old overview of our wonderful shoot in the sunshine in Ash Vale, with little Oscar and his family.

If you’re interested booking your own photos please send me a message here or see here for more information.

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Enjoy! Jas x

The Farrants – Family Photos in a Sunny Farnham Park

Well, it seems like spring and summer has well and truly hit us now with some glorious sunshine. Knowing England it will be raining and possibly snowing again pretty soon, but on one of these lovely patches of sunny weather I had my first bright family photo session of the year at Farnham Park.

Now, being in England, photographing in bright sunlight is something I don’t get to do too often so this was a literal breath of fresh air. The warm tones and contrast in the photos was a new challenge but I love the air of adventure and happiness the bright sunshine adds.

The Farrant family where absolutely wonderful – and Oscar was a complete superstar for the camera. Not forgetting at all little Tilly, who was her happy and very patient little self the whole way through. Oscar was a big fan of dinosaurs and was the perfect big brother collecting flowers to give as gifts to his parents and his baby sister, Tilly.

If you are interested in booking your own family photos please do check out some more info or drop me a message too. I still have some availability this summer to book in family sessions so if you have any questions either don’t hesitate to ask me.

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Have a wonderful Spring and Summer!

Jas xo

Dave & Steph – Alice in Wonderland Themed Wedding

I first met Dave at university – we where both studying a degree in photography. After we had graduated Dave contacted me and asked if I would photograph their wedding – I was already sold, but then he told me it would be Alice in Wonderland themed and I was more excited than ever.

The whole day was full of the cutest little details of Wonderland. As well as being a beautiful wedding with awesome guests, it was also really fun to spot all the Alice in Wonderland details as you went along. Their wedding was at Bickley Manor Hotel which suited the quirky but ornate theme of the wedding perfectly. The music in the evening was possibly, yes, the best I’ve EVER heard at a wedding.

Thank you to Dave and Steph for inviting me to your ‘wonderful’ wedding, I had so much fun.

Rhiannon & Pete – Rustic & Floral Chichester Wedding

When Rhiannon and Pete asked me to photograph their wedding it was a really easy ‘yes’. We have known each other since school, and Rhiannon is one of the kindest and smartest people that I grew up with.

Their wedding ceremony was at Singleton church in West Sussex which was the most gorgeous and idyllic little setting in the middle of the Sussex countryside. It also turned out that I knew the reverend – it’s a small world!

We then moved down to Boxgrove Priory for the couples photo session and the Boxgrove Village Hall for their absolutely beautiful and stunning reception. It was rustic, floral, hand made and I loves every single detail of it.

For their couple photos we made sure to include Pete’s pride and joy – his wonderful mini!

Dakota and Candy – Mummy & Me

Candy came to me wanting some pictures to remember life as it was just now – with the gorgeous little Dakota. We decided to do an intimate photo session at her home to capture those special little moments between mother and daughter in their natural habitat where they were both already comfortable and surrounded by the things they cherished.

Dakota has a love for the Lion King, and it just so happens that I do to. I love that Simba is making a little appearance here, it makes these images all the more special.

Thank you Candy and Dakota for making this session so special.

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SleekLens Review – Landscape Adventure Collection

The people over at buy dapoxetine in the uk SleekLens were kind enough to gift me the buy lexapro online uk Landscape Adventure Collection in exchange for an honest review on my blog, so here we go.

The actions are available in two formats – Lightroom and Photoshop Actions. This review will be about the Photoshop Actions, although I can imagine that a lot of things may apply to both. Using photoshop actions in this way is not really something I have used in this way before. My usual workflow of editing images works mostly in Adobe Camera Raw with a bit of Adobe Photoshop to bring some magic – so this was something a bit different.

In this review, I dug up some old photos I took at Center Parcs earlier in 2017, and also a photo from a bluebell wood that’s right next to my nan’s house.

Installing SleekLens

SleekLens installs super easily – it’s a set of actions. You can double click on the actions file that you download, and it all automatically imports into Photoshop and BAM it’s all there and it’s ready to go.

In order to put SleekLens through it’s paces, I did not edit the photos in Camera RAW beforehand, so the images I’ve tested this on are straight out of camera – a bit underexposed as that is how I shoot – and a little flat.

What You Get

Here you can see the actions that are included with the SleekLens Adventure Landscape Collection.

Sleeklens review - landscape adventure collection

Using the Actions

The actions are very easy to use – from the menu you just select what you would like to apply to the image. I would suggest that after each action is applied to your liking, you flatten the document before applying any more. On some of the actions you apply a layer mask to control where it is applied which is very VERY useful. As the actions are applied to a separate layer, you can also adjust the opacity each time to get the desired effect. They are easy to use and control.

Before and Afters

The first action which I would like to give a high opinion of in the ‘Clarity’ tool. As you can see with the image below, when you are dealing with highlights and shadows that are quite different, Clarity is a very quick and easy way of recovering some lost details.

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BASE Clarity + TONE Colour Pop

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BASE Clarity + BASE Morning Light + SPECIALITY Sunset Flare + TONE Sunset Colours + TONE Colour Pop + ENHANCE Sunset

With these actions I found myself wanting to turn everything into a beautiful sunset as they did a really brilliant job of enhancing that kind of thing. In the above image, it was shot as the sun was going down but you can’t really tell in the original apart from the direction of light through the trees. After playing around with some of the actions I think it looks so magical! The SPECIALITY Sunset Flare and ENHANCE Sunset (used sparingly) really do make a sunset pop.

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BASE Clarity + BASE Morning Light + TONE Sunset Colours + ALLINONE Subtle Sunset + ENHANCE Sunset

SleekLens review before and after landscape

BASE Clarity + BASE Morning Light + TONE Colour Pop

Overall, I would say that this set of actions are pretty great. If you are taking a lot of scenery shots they make your workflow much quicker and to a high quality. I think they would be good for a blogger or someone who travels a lots and takes a lot of photos that need just a little bit of enhancing.

However, if you are someone who likes to control each part of an image and add different filters and layer masks – this is probably not for you. The effects you get with the actions is very good, but if you are experienced with Adobe Photoshop, there are obviously other ways to do it.

Pros

  • Good quality actions
  • Speeds up editing and workflow for landscapes
  • Great for adding details to landscape photos easily
  • Good for people who don’t know photoshop too well but like editing photos

Cons

  • Lack of control if you like to fine tune the minute details (but then you probably wouldn’t use an action in the first place)

Will I use them?

For Landscape photos like sunsets or something that needs a something extra, I think I have been converted. It’s a useful bit of software to own. I would love to try out their portrait collections too.

I’m really grateful to have had the opportunity to try out the http://vipluxsalon.com/?cpt_service=eyelash-extension Landscape Adventure Collection actions from SleekLens – it’s always good to try something new and it’s given me a few tricks to use on future photos.

I hope you’re having a great day,

Jas xo