Curious Creatures Photography: Blog http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Curious Creatures Photography creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:20:00 GMT Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:20:00 GMT http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/img/s6/v140/u625803123-o1009809863-50.jpg Curious Creatures Photography: Blog http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog 120 80 Newborn photo session - Nelly http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/12/newborn-photo-session-in-cornwall--nelly I was so excited to meet this little lady for her newborn photo shoot!  I guess I'm excited before every newborn session but it's tinged with nervousness when I haven't met the family before.  I felt like I knew these guys well after their family/maternity session on the beach in October and was looking forward to catching up!  Having had a baby myself 6 weeks before meeting them, we had lots to chat about.  Their twin boys are 7 years old now so I'd imagine lots of details have faded from memory for them and it was good to pass on little bits of info I thought could be helpful whilst still fresh in my mind. 

Nelly is so gorgeous and she was lovely and chilled.  I loved the colours we used and the shots we got, but my favourite part was seeing the boys' reaction when it was their turn for photos.  Their excitement at being able to cuddle their new baby sister was palpable and so sweet.  I would never have placed Nelly with them if I doubted they could handle it, but they were thrilled with the responsibility and it was really the cutest thing.  The moment that will stick in my happy memory bank is when Alfie had her in his arms, and he asked his parents with a Christmas morning face if he could do this at home too. 

I can't wait to see them all again for Nelly's next milestone session at 3-4 months!

For bump to baby packages check out the First Year Packages page or contact me for more info - michelle@curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk.

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) cornwall baby photographer family newborn photographer cornwall studio truro baby photographer http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/12/newborn-photo-session-in-cornwall--nelly Sat, 02 Dec 2017 07:59:00 GMT
Counsell family bump photos - Corwall family photographer http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/counsell-family-and-bump-photos-cornwall I was so happy to do this session for my friend Emma and her family.  We met when I first started out as a photographer in Cornwall, bringing Isla in when she was 6 weeks old (if my memory is correct!).  They are also local to the Roseland, so it wasn't long before we were bumping into each other at playgroups and seeing a lot of mutual friends on Facebook etc. I always enjoy a chat with Emma and Ben absolutely loves playing with Isla! I was super excited when Emma announced she was pregnant, just a couple of months behind me!  And when she asked for a bump shoot because she'd never done it with Isla it was a no brainer.

We had the session on Pendower beach - one of the better known ones on the Roseland.  When there is a child included, these sessions generally are more of a family photo session, with maternity images included.  It's all the same really, isn't it?! I love that Emma included me in her decision making for outfits, and I like that they are coordinated without being too matchy. The teal works with the setting and the pink dress Isla is wearing just breaks it up a bit.

It was a bit of a grim day but not raining.  We had the session in the late afternoon - I always time it so that if the sun is shining, we get a bit of the golden light.  I still like the moodiness of cloudy days and it's great for a soft even light.

Family and maternity photography sessions can be anywhere in Cornwall - take a look in the sessions section for further info or get in touch!

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) beach family photos cornwall baby photographer family location shoot newborn photographer cornwall http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/counsell-family-and-bump-photos-cornwall Sat, 28 Oct 2017 20:19:00 GMT
Gabe - newborn photography home session http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/gabe---newborn-photography-home-session-Cornwall I was thrilled to be contacted by Clare to say she'd had a baby and wanted to book a newborn session.  Having just had a baby myself it was lovely to hear her news.  I'd photographed her with hubby Paul and their little boy Theo about a year ago, and again with Theo's grandparents a few months after that.  They were all lovely - we had beach sessions and they are still among my favourite shoots to date.  We decided to do the session at their home in Porthtowan.  It was unbelievably stormy (you know, those fronts that come in and dominate the news, wreck the roads, wreak havock!) so the drive across to the North coast was interesting, but I made it.  I nearly lost my car door when I opened it... but I made it!

They have a beautiful home, which they rebuilt themselves to their own design.  We stuck to the lounge which had great light.  Theo was asleep when I arrived, so I had a chance to catch up with Clare and Paul while she fed baby Gabe and tried to settle him.  When Theo woke up we got going, with a brief tantrum break, bless him.  It's such an adjustment bringing a new baby into the fold, and being in the thick of it myself I could really feel for all of them. But tears were soon dried off and we managed to get Gabe onto the floor for a few gorgeous photos.  I love these type of lifestyle sessions, there is no predicting what shots I'll be able to get (true of all sessions, really), and it's really about capturing details and real life for the type of momento images that hopefully as years go by become more precious.

Lifestyle sessions are great for any age, as an alternative to outdoors or the studio.  Please get in touch if you're interested in finding out more.

Here are a few from our session. 

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) cornwall baby photographer location shoot newborn newborn photographer cornwall http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/gabe---newborn-photography-home-session-Cornwall Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:24:00 GMT
Beach family and maternity session - Becci http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/Cornwall-beach-family-and-maternity-photo-shoot---becci My first session after taking 6 weeks off to have my baby and I couldn't have asked for a better way to ease back in!  A dreary, dark and gloomy day suddenly brightened up literally as we met in the car park, and it turned into a gorgeous autumn afternoon. This is by far the best time of year for outdoor photography sessions.  I'd quite happily have it autumn and winter all year round just for the beautiful light.  Summer is seriously challenging (for me anyway!) to shoot in, and I adore the golden earthy tones and soft side light.

But I digress!  Becci contacted me during my maternity leave and was already 31 weeks pregnant, so by our session she was a month away from her due date. She and husband Ben have two boys - 7 year old twins Alfie and Jack.  They were such fun, thick as thieves but so compliant too, taking direction with an eagerness to please that was simply adorable.  It was a good shoot - the light was perfect, the family were wonderful and I'm beyond excited about capturing their baby's first year!!

 

 

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) beach family session cornwall baby photographer location shoot outdoor family photography cornwall http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/Cornwall-beach-family-and-maternity-photo-shoot---becci Sun, 15 Oct 2017 19:56:00 GMT
Aurelia's Newborn Session | Cornwall baby photographer http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/aurelias-newborn-session-cornwall-baby-photographer Lovely to see this gorgeous couple again with their brand new gorgeous baby girl.  Aurelia was the last newborn session I had booked before I break to have my own baby, and she was seriously the easiest baby ever.  She hardly woke up, didn't make a peep the entire time and we were done in an hour and a half.  Newborn sessions can be very hard work, and can take hours if a baby isn't settling, and there is usually a lot of waiting and soothing which can be really tiring, so it was heavenly to have a very straightforward shoot (being almost 8 months pregnant and all!).

There's not a lot more I can say other than she was utterly beautiful and I'll love her forever for making the session such a dream!!

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Ysella's Outdoor first birthday photo shoot http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/ysellas-outdoor-first-birthday-photo-shoot Another outdoor first birthday photo shoot! Location - Ruan Lanihorne on the Roseland - one of my favourites.  It's so hard really to find outdoor locations in the Summer that aren't heavily shaded and have the right amount of colour and accessibility.  By the time we had this shoot I was in my 8th month of pregnancy and starting to feel it.  We started by the bridge and then went over to the other side of the bridge.  Embarrassingly about halfway through I suddenly felt really dizzy and proceeded to faint.  I had the sense to grab onto Ysella's dad's hand and hold on tight, and managed to stay on my feet while Kelen ran to my car to grab my water bottle.  They helped me sit down and come back around.  Fortunately Ysella kept herself amused and didn't think to wander anywhere near the river.  It was while I was sitting there still out of it that I looked over to her and snapped the ones of her by the basket which I couldn't resist.  I was soon ok and we carried on but I learnt to respect my body's limits that day and keep hydrated and not push it any more.

They were absolutely wonderful, and I hope Ysella has a brilliant birthday party!

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) babies cornwall baby photographer first birthday shoot location shoot outdoors http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/ysellas-outdoor-first-birthday-photo-shoot Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:08:00 GMT
Lowan's Outdoor Birthday Shoot Cornwall http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/lowans-outdoor-birthday-shoot-cornwall Lowan, my favourite little chunkster! It was such fun and an honour to take photos to commemorate his first birthday. His parents wanted something fun and casual, and being mid summer in the height of a heat wave outdoors was a must.  Man it was hot!  Being 7 months pregnant didn't help! But it was absolutely fabulous down by the river at Ruan Lanihorne, and Lowan loved being outside, playing in the grass and munching on a cupcake.  This is the most lovely, sweet family and I really think of them as friends after spending the past year getting to know them all.  Happy birthday precious boy!

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) cornwall baby photographer first birthday photo shoot location shoot outdoor baby photo shoot http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/lowans-outdoor-birthday-shoot-cornwall Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:52:00 GMT
Alfie's First Birthday Outdoor Photo Shoot http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/alfies-first-birthday-outdoor-photo-shoot-Cornwall Baby Alfie is besties with Lowan, who I have photographed a number of times.  I met Alfie when he came for a Christmas mini session last year at about 5 months old, so I was thrilled to be asked to take his photos again for his first birthday.  His mum wanted to do something outdoors, being summer and all, and I found the perfect location not far from me on the Roseland Peninsula.  We met on a beautiful sunshiny morning and I'd arrived early to rake away all the old grass cuttings under a very knobbly tree which was the perfect spot for some prop shots. They arrived and I suggested we walk over to the grassy field to start off before the sun got too high, and then we could return to the shady tree which was near the cars (in the corner next to the car park in fact) and take the rest there afterwards.  We had a lovely time in the field and then headed back.  To our dismay a car had been parked right under the tree (not that it was really in the parking lot) and our spot was no longer available.  By then the sun was too high and I needed shade, and there was nowhere else with cover.  We had not choice but to drive down to the beach and continue the session there, so we headed to Pendower and took the prop photos of Alfie by the hedges in the car park there.  He wasn't in the best of moods but I love what we got!  It's going to be Lowan's birthday shoot in a couple of weeks and I love how similar they are!

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Sophie's Sitter Session on the beach http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/baby-photo-session-on-the-beach-Cornwall Aw the gorgeous Sophie! Back for her sitter session, and we were treated to the perfect sunny summers day at Pendower Beach. This is such a cool age to photograph - so happy and there's quite a lot you can do so there is always a lot of variety.  Sophie was a dream, and it was lovely to spend time playing and laughing with her - just look at that smile, it's just amazing and so infectious! It was still a bit bright, being Summer and all, and I am a huge fan of sticking to the shade when the sun is so strong.  She's just a little ball of happy fire and I can't wait to see her for her 12 months session later in the year!

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) babies cornwall baby photographer location shoot sitter session http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/baby-photo-session-on-the-beach-Cornwall Thu, 29 Jun 2017 20:24:00 GMT
First birthday Sundae Smash photo shoot for Noah http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/sundae-smash-first-birthday-photo-shoot-Cornwall Noah Morris my main man! Turning one has never looked so much fun!! Cake smashes are a bit hit and miss - some kids love the cake but lots don't, and after 20 minutes of poking it and trying to get off the set we have to call it a day.  So when Noah's mum suggested ice cream instead, I was all over it! Sundae smash it was!  So much simpler to prepare and he absolutely loved it!  We all laughed til we ached and I had a ton of gorgeous funny photos at the end of it to go through and whittle down.  The bubble bath at the end has never been so needed - I mean, he really did need a bath!! This was not a wet-wipe job! What an awesome session and sad to say goodbye to another family I've spent the past year getting to know and becoming friends with.  Hope it won't be long before the family expands and I get to see them all again with a second baby :) (we discussed it - it's imminent !!)

 

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) cake smash cornwall baby photographer first birthday session sundae smash http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/sundae-smash-first-birthday-photo-shoot-Cornwall Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:52:00 GMT
Mills family and maternity session on the beach http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/mills-family-and-maternity-session-on-the-beach-cornwall Loved this maternity session at Pendower beach for this family.  Gabriel is the cutest - just look at his big blue eyes!  And don't get me started on his gorgeous mum and dad - this is one good looking bunch!

We originally met at Carne beach just down the road but the tide was freakishly high and all that was left of the beach was taken up by some grumpy fishermen so we hopped in our cars and headed to Pendower where there the sand goes back a bit. It was perfect and the morning's rain was all gone. Gabriel had so much fun being the centre of attention, getting loads of cuddles and exploring.  His world is about to be rocked by a new baby and at age 2 he's a bit young to understand. I'm sure he'll be great though and I look forward to meeting his new sibling soon! 

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) beach bump photos cornwall baby photographer family location shoot maternity photo shoot newborn photographer cornwall http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/mills-family-and-maternity-session-on-the-beach-cornwall Tue, 30 May 2017 19:08:00 GMT
Albie's Sitter Session http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/baby-photographer-cornwall-6-months Milestone sessions and bump to baby packages make me so happy!  It's hard not to fall in love with these little ones when you are seeing them grow up through their first year.  It was super to see Albie and his parents again - each time feels more familiar and like old friends which is what I love the most.  This age is fabulous to photograph.  He is now 9 months and can sit very well unaided, and is just such a cute little charmer.  These sessions are lots of fun, full of playfulness and laughter.  I could have spent all day just playing with Albie, trying to make him giggle.  Won't be very long until his first birthday session.  Until then, here he is in all his blue-eyed gorgeousness...

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) babies baby photographer Cornwall boy cornwall baby photographer studio http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/baby-photographer-cornwall-6-months Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:41:00 GMT
Fundraising for Children's Hospice SW - family photography mini sessions http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/fundraising-for-childrens-hospice-sw---family-photography-mini-sessions This year I decided to offer seasonal mini photography sessions and donate all the shoot fees to Little Harbour (the children's hospice in St Austell).  If I can do a small something to help bring comfort or a smile to children and parents dealing with limited life conditions, it's my way of expressing the gratitude I have for my family's health.  

The first day of mini sessions was on 13th November 2016 for outdoor family photos.  I picked a spot local to me on the Roseland Peninsula called Towan Beach - I love it for the beach and fields, even though it's a little further out for non-Roselanders to travel.  Once again, the weather gods were kind to me and despite not great forecasts and wind and rain the day before, we had a bright, dry afternoon. 

Each family had 30 minutes shooting time and I met the first lot on the beach - Kathy, Matt and their two girls.  Next up was baby Theo with his grandparents, visiting from Spain.  I'd photographed him with his mum and dad on the beach a few weeks prior so it was nice to see him again so soon after.  Lastly was Karen, Phil, Charlie and Archie for the perfect golden hour session.  I love how they all turned out and it was really great fun and a good challenge doing a few sessions back to back.  It was a fantastic way to raise some money and get a taste for mini sessions.

Here are a few from the day.  Make sure you like my Facebook page to keep informed about future mini sessions - I'm thinking of doing some more in Spring 2017.

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Lucy & Billy's Maternity / family outdoor photo shoot http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/lucy-billys-maternity-/-family-outdoor-photo-shoot This one of those sessions I shall never forget.  It was one of those stormy-then-sunny days - bright sun with black clouds around, rain coming and going.  We'd scheduled the shoot and were in touch through the day deciding whether to go for it or not.  The weather appeared to be improving so we decided to go ahead.  It was Billy's birthday so they were out for the day and some online research of areas that we could meet halfway brought up Laddock.  I know it's beautiful around there and was delighted to find a walking route map starting from Laddock woods - it sounded ideal: accessible and easy to find for both of us.

I arrived first and was a little confused - all I found was a farm gate and some small holdings.  No parking or anything as I'd imagined. I asked a dog walker about the woods and he pointed to a large copse in the distance, saying it wasn't far and confirmed that the stile behind my car and wide mud path was the way.  Hmm, not sure a pregnant woman with a two-year old and small dog would manage that.  They arrived and I explained the situation, but despite a sudden shower opening up on top of us, they just shrugged and said fine.  So off we set, in the mud.  Fortunately we all had wellies on and somehow made it over more stiles and through cattle churned muddy crossings to the small wood.  The clouds lifted and the colours were just perfect for a couple of photos there.  We carried on along the path to see what lay ahead, when suddenly a cow in the field alongside started to run towards us.  Instead of stopping and carrying on with his business when he got to the fence, he started sort of jumping, and his herd all turned and began making their way towards us as well.  There was no question in my mind that they had malicious (if not murderous!!) intentions and we were in danger of being stampeded if they figured out how to leap over the fencing.  It was terrifying!!!  We turned around smartly back along the path, and unsurprisingly they turned too, growing in their numbers.  It was only a few meters thankfully and we got to the wooded bit and could turn off the path and get away from the field and those menacing cows!

It was very shaded and gloomy especially as it was now overcast, but the colours were really beautiful and we had a lovely spot on the edge where the light could come through.  We had a fun shoot there and I'm very glad to say there were no more threatening incidents with cows!

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) bump shoot cornwall baby photographer family location shoot maternity photography outdoor family photographer Cornwall http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/lucy-billys-maternity-/-family-outdoor-photo-shoot Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:41:00 GMT
Baby Christmas Mini Sessions in Cornwall http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/christmas-mini-photo-session-cornwall Christmas mini photo shoots for babies under age 1 are now booking fast!  They will take place in the studio on the Roseland Peninsula, 25 minutes from Truro and St Austell, on 20th November 2016. 

Christmas is officially on everyone's radar now - it's all over the shops and everywhere you look.  If you'd like to avoid getting too caught up in the shopping frenzy this year, and just enjoy it for the fun things, then a mini session might be for you.  Short and sweet photo sessions that take half the time, for a nice selection of images and a special selection of products that will make the perfect gift for friends and family. 

Details are over on the Christmas Sessions page and please do get in touch if you're interested in a full or mini Christmas session. 

I am so excited about these mini sessions - it's going to be Christmas cuteness overload!

Here are some of our cute Christmas baby model, Nancy :)
 


 

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) Christmas Christmas mini session Cornwall Cornwall baby photographer http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/christmas-mini-photo-session-cornwall Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:27:38 GMT
Baby Ruan - newborn photo shoot http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/baby-ruan---newborn-photo-shoot Looking at his gallery, it's easy for me to forget how tough this session was.  In fact, I'm pretty proud of how many I managed to get despite the fact that he did not want to play ball for most of the gruelling 4 hours we spent in the studio!  This little fella just wanted to feed and sleep right there with his mum, and woke up as soon as we tried to move him.  Nevertheless he is just lovely and I adore these images from his session!!! 

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) babies baby and family photographer Cornwall cornwall baby photographer newborn newborn photographer Cornwall studio http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/baby-ruan---newborn-photo-shoot Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:41:00 GMT
Why I love sitter sessions http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/sitter-sessions-cornwall I recently photographed a baby sitter session at one of my current favourite outdoor locations, Tresillian (just outside Truro city).  Sitter photo sessions, in case you didn't know, are for babies aged around 7 - 10 months, when they can sit unaided but aren't yet walking.  They are super fun to do - there's a lot of versatility in 'poses' at this age, and the reason I absolutely love sitter sessions is that I can control the composition, or what's in the shot.  The beauty of babies this age is that they are upright and independent but aren't running all over the place, so I can place them exactly where I want them and 95% of the time that is where they will stay.  The artist (control freak) in me is very happy with this!  I can pop them in the best light with the background I like, and compose the photo how I want to.  This, together with the cuteness factor, makes the most gorgeous images possible.

Doing these sessions outdoors is fantastic for the variety of backdrops available - the possibilities are limitless and it's so awesome playing with the light and different scenes.  This shoot for Maia took place on an overcast Tuesday afternoon.  As long as it's not raining, I don't mind if it's sunny or cloudy.  We were lucky enough to time it perfectly for the peak of the autumn.  The leaves had changed and were still fresh on the ground - not yet turned to dark mush.  It had been dry for the few days prior to the shoot too so fortunately the ground was fairly dry. 

It's a wonderful stage in babyhood to document.  As soon as your little one can walk you'll realise how suddenly babyhood is over.  Whether in the studio or at a local outdoor location, photographs at this age are not to be missed!

To enquire about or book your baby's sitter session, contact me

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) babies baby photographer Truro cornwall baby photographer location shoot outdoor baby photos Cornwall http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/sitter-sessions-cornwall Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:28:00 GMT
Eva's Cake Smash Session http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/evas-cake-smash-session Eva is the third in a trio of babies who have had their bump to baby packages with me, all born within a month of each other and all close friends, so it's been a lot of fun and I'm sad to have now completed the last one. Noah and Charlie have had theirs, and it was nice to prepare for a girl's cake smash for a change - I have had a run of boys lately!  We went for champagne & ivory colours and natural light.  Eva arrived bright and cheerful, full of cheeky sweet smiles.  As is usually the case, it took some time for her to take interest in eating any cake but I think she liked it in the end :)  She was happiest standing up so I put the cake on a chair and let her grab it off there.  The bubble bath was fun too - she loved the bubbles and squishing a green rubber duck that had caught her attention.  I had to try a mop hat on which I bought for these sessions.  I'm not sure I like it, part of me thinks it looks cute but I'm also thinking it looks ridiculous!  See what you think.  Anyway, I had fun playing with her and I don't think she cried once!  Awesome Eva, hope to see you again perhaps next year!!
 


 

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) cake smash Cornwall cornwall baby photographer girl's cake smash http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/evas-cake-smash-session Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:27:00 GMT
Albie's 4 month milestone session http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/albies-4-month-milestone-session The wonderful baby Albie came to me for his latest milestone session recently.  He's just turned 4 months old (already!) - the last time I saw him was at his newborn photo session and I was so looking forward to meeting him again.  He was a pure delight and even treated us all to a fit of the cutest baby giggles while I was playing around with him.  I was too caught in the moment to think of flicking on the video camera function unfortunately - that would have been amazing.  But here are some fun ones of him for you anyway :)
 


 

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) babies cornwall baby photographer studio http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/albies-4-month-milestone-session Sun, 09 Oct 2016 20:04:00 GMT
Beach baby photo shoot with Elodie http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/child-photography-on-beach-cornwall Elodie!  One of my very first babies I photographed.  Her mum had a bump shoot with me - the first I ever did actually while portfolio building - and we went on to have a newborn session, 3 months, sitter session and first birthday cake smash for little Elodie.  And now she is about to turn 2 and has a new sibling on the way! It's so exciting! 

We met down on Pendower beach (one my locals) on a beautiful autumn morning.  Elodie is so easy to work with - just goes along with everything in her cute little way.  She loved collecting shells, and was very happy down by the water.  The sun was getting a little bright so we moved back up to the shade of the rocks, with her horse.  Too cute.  I love how toddlers play and outdoors is the perfect environment for lovely photos of them in their little world.

I can't wait to meet the new addition to the family soon!

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creaturesphotography@gmail.com (Curious Creatures Photography) beach child photographer cornwall cornwall baby photographer location shoot http://www.curiouscreaturesphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/child-photography-on-beach-cornwall Tue, 04 Oct 2016 19:08:00 GMT