When you are faced with photographing a 12 week old puppy there are only a few thoughts running through your head. Firstly, the squish and secondly, the cuddles. There’s something about puppies that fills you with joy and honestly, their little faces are the best medicine. I’ve been wanting to explore pet photography and portraits, but if I’m being real here it’s also because I just really want to meet new dogs and cats.
Everybody meet little Busby – a pug cross a beagle – aka, a puggle. Possibly the cutest combination. I would also like to introduce the majestic Fulcrum, Busby’s mentor and adopted sister, who is a big white fluffball of patient (most of the time).
These two played and play-fighted with each other for an hour while I tried to sneak around photographing them, but often Busby bound up to me super excited and tried to lick my face. It was exhausting in the best way.
So, here we go. May I introduce: Busby and Fulcrum
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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.
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For now I will leave you with a wonderful gallery of lifestyle newborn photography of Georgia’s first few weeks at home.
Georgia’s Newborn Photos at Home in Farnham
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Back in the summer I had the pleasure of photographing Leo and his family in his back garden in Farnham, Surrey. The sun was so bright that day so we used it to our advantage to get beautiful lighting and sun flares.
Having family photos taken at home make the photos so much more unique to you and really gives you some beautiful memories of you in your own space. The children (and adults) are also so much more relaxed and that really shines through in the photos.
For this photos we started off by going for a short walk around Waverley – seeing the abbey, splashing in some puddles. This allowed me to get to know Leo and his family a bit more before we settled down for the photos at home. As the sun was just so gorgeous, we decided to set up a blanket in the garden and let Leo have lots of fun – there where bricks, bubbles, food and Leo was enjoying all of it.
If you are interested in some family photos for yourself, please do feel free to contact me here and we can discuss wha it is you are after. There’s currently a Black Friday offer running over on my Facebook, so if you’re reading this in time, it might be worth going to check that out too.
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But for now I will leave you with the gallery of Leo’s photos:
Farnham Family Photography in the Garden
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Jas Poole x
Family Photographer in Farnham
Hey! I’m Jas, your lifestyle family photographer in Farnham – If you’re looking for a family photographer, you have come to the right place. I photograph families of all shapes and sizes, focusing on real and candid moments – based in the town of Farnham in Surrey and surrounding areas I try to capture the uniqueness and happy moments in your family. From a newborn baby photo session to children to teens I aim to celebrate and capture this point in your family story.