4 month old Aamir

Posted on December 8, 2018 by Love Lula Photography under Newborn
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With little argument, most baby photographers will agree that 1 to 5 month old babies are at the most challenging stage to photograph. Because they aren’t sitting yet, there is a much shorter list of possible poses and set-ups and while they are smiling and making eye contact, it is generally more challenging.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to meet Aamir, 4 months old back then. He was smiling, he was playing with his feet and loved tummy time. Plus hugs and kisses with the parents – and we got a great variety of beautiful portraits. 

Parents often ask me what is the right age to photograph their baby. My answer is – there isn’t one! All ages are perfect as I can always capture different expressions and abilities that come with the age. 

So if you are thinking of booking a session – don’t wait for the perfect moment. Every moment is perfect! 

If you are interested in finding out more about newborn, baby or family sessions, please do contact me with all of your questions.

 Sessions are held at my home studio in Staines, Surrey or your chosen location.

Love Lula Photography is a newborn,  baby and family photographer, based in Surrey. I cover Staines, Weybridge, Windsor, Slough, Bracknell and many more.

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David

Posted on December 6, 2018 by Love Lula Photography under Newborn
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I always have this warm feeling in my tummy, when I’m waiting for a baby to arrive in my studio.

A warm feeling, that you get when your mum cuddles you or when you drink a hot chocolate under a blanket in a middle of a snow storm. A feeling of comfort and content.

These babies bring me so much joy. Have you noticed what happens to most people, when they see a newborn? They can’t take their eyes off and they smile! Yes, they smile and they all go ‘Awwww…’

I go ‘Awwww…’ to every little cute baby that comes to see me, as they are all beautiful and amazing little human beings. And I feel privileged to be able to photograph them.

Look at little David. Isn’t he a piece of heaven?

 

 

 

 

 

And here is an example of the memories that parents are able to take home, tangible memories. Heirloom albums and mounted photographs.

 

 

 

If you are interested in finding out more about newborn, baby or family sessions, please do contact me with all of your questions.

 Sessions are held at my home studio in Staines, Surrey or your chosen location.

Love Lula Photography is a newborn,  baby and family photographer, based in Surrey. I cover Staines, Weybridge, Windsor, Slough, Bracknell and many more.

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New year – just to be me…

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Love Lula Photography under Our life

 

As we switch off the last of the twinkling lights, put away the fading tinsel and sweep up the fallen needles from the tree, as we pack school lunches, iron uniforms and set alarms ready to face the real world after the magic of the last 2 weeks, it’d be easy to feel quite down at the moment…

Another Christmas finished.  Another year over. 

Our facebook newsfeeds and our TV screens are already full of all the usual new year messages…all the things we ‘should’ be doing.  New Year new you?  New diet? New exercise plan? Resolutions to make ourselves eat, look, move and feel better than ever?  Just as soon as we’ve recovered from the pressure we put on ourselves to make Christmas perfect, now we’re bombarded with messages to make ourselves perfect!

Well, do you know what?  To our children, we already ARE perfect.  Just as we are. 

So this year I’m making a different kind of new year’s resolution, I resolve to just be. 

To just be me, just as I am. 

To just be with my children, with my family.

They grow up so fast, we already miss so much, let’s not miss any more!

So although the Christmas presents may already be gathering dust in the corner, there’s another kind of presence we can give, receive and enjoy all year round.  The gift of just being present.  In the moment.  Enjoying, capturing and savouring all those little every day moments.  Capturing those precious images.

They may seem like nothing at the time, but it’s all those little, fleeting nothings that really add up.  That smile, that hug, that laugh.  Those little eyelashes fluttering.  Their little chests rising and falling as they breathe in their sleep.  A skip in the park, a dash through the rain, a silly shared joke.  Those are the things that matter.  Not what size jeans we’re wearing or how many times we went to the gym.

So I’m going to stop and enjoy those moments.

I’m going to breathe them in, get my camera out and capture them, write them down and collect them in a gratitude jar like this one.  I love keeping a gratitude jar, it’s like creating a tiny little time capsule of all our happiest moments, or an amazing family album of words rather than photos!

 

 

And then this time next year I’m going to get that jar out and look back over all those little moments, and fall in love all over again.

Wishing you the happiest of years for 2018 – be sure to collect the moments and then savour the memories.

 

 

 

If you are interested in finding out more about newborn, baby or family sessions, please do contact me with all of your questions.

 Sessions are held at my home studio in Staines, Surrey or your chosen location.

Love Lula Photography is a newborn,  baby and family photographer, based in Surrey. I cover Staines, Weybridge, Windsor, Slough, Bracknell and many more.

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A photograph of Christmas past

Posted on December 21, 2017 by Love Lula Photography under Our life

With just a few days to go now until Christmas, we’re all getting a little bit frantic. There’re lists for presents, lists for jobs, post-it notes on every cupboard door as we dash about trying to gather all the elements together. All elements that we think will make the perfect day.

We all think we’ve got plenty of time, but by the time we’ve managed the school jumper day, the school Panto trip, school Christmas lunch and the final party, we realise the cards still haven’t been written and we’re rushing headlong towards the last chance to post them.

It’s been weeks since the children wrote lists of gifts they would like from Santa – and of course, they change their minds every week, making the shopping just that little bit trickier. No parent wants to let their child down, and even as we tell ourselves that Christmas is not about presents, it’s easy to forget that with all the pressure to spend, spend, spend.

Looking back to my own childhood though, do Ireally remember what it was that mum bought me each year? I remember peeling the potatoes with my brother on Christmas Eve, or taking photographs of the family sitting at Christmas dinner, laughing at cracker jokes and surrounded by delicious food. I remember the smell of the Christmas tree and my father knocking family portraits off the table as he carried it into the house.

Christmas now never seems quite so magical as I see the mechanics behind it. The food never smells quite the same in my own home, the mystery of Father Christmas isn’t as exciting now I’m an adult – but I know I’m creating the same magic now for my children – building their precious memories of family time together, snapshots of childhood they will remember forever. And after all, family is what Christmas is all about.

Enjoy your family time this Christmas – and if you have time, dig out your old photographs and show your own children just how much things have changed, and just how they stay the same.

To all my clients, friends and family – have a wonderful, Merry Christmas.

If you are interested in finding out more about newborn, baby or family sessions, please do contact me with all of your questions.

 Sessions are held at my home studio in Staines, Surrey or your chosen location.

Love Lula Photography is a newborn,  baby and family photographer, based in Surrey. I cover Staines, Weybridge, Windsor, Slough, Bracknell and many more.

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Schools are closing soon…

Posted on December 19, 2017 by Love Lula Photography under Our life

Xmas is just around the corner. Just few more days and the schools will close for holidays….

And the list of things to do is not getting any smaller! Cleaning, shopping, presents wrapping, cards to write… and while you crack on your things in the kitchen, you can hear the faint moaning coming from the living room… “Mum, I’m bored…’ and then a little bit louder – ‘Mum, I’m bored, I have nothing to do….’

And you really have no time to take kids to the park now, or play, or do colouring together….

So here I have a little handy list for you, that will definitely help to keep your kids entertained over the busiest period.  And possibly even over Christmas too, so you can sit down and have a well deserved glass of Prosecco.

A list of the kids favourite movies on TV over the festive period. Print it out and have it handy. I know I will 🙂

Happy Christmas!

 

Movies over Xmas 2017

 

 

If you are interested in finding out more about newborn and baby sessions, please do contact me with all of your questions.

 All sessions are held at my home studio in Staines, Surrey.

Love Lula Photography is a newborn,  baby and family photographer, based in Surrey. I cover Staines, Weybridge, Windsor, Slough, Bracknell and many more.

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A newborn photography session – the beautiful Charlotte

Posted on October 30, 2017 by Love Lula Photography under Newborn

 

It is always difficult to me to find words when writing about newborn sessions.

What can you say without repeating yourself? Of course they are adorable, of course they are cute and sweet, and so little and just a miracle.

As a mum myself I know how fleeting these moments are and how important! And how much we don’t want to forget anything.

We will never have the same day with our child again. Tomorrow they will be a little older than they were today. Today is a gift.

Have a wonderful life Charlotte.

 

 

 

And the end result of my amazing day with Charlotte, to help the family to remember these moments…

 

 

 

If you are interested in finding out more about newborn and baby sessions, please do contact me with all of your questions.

 All sessions are held at my home studio in Staines, Surrey.

Love Lula Photography is a newborn,  baby and family photographer, based in Surrey. I cover Staines, Weybridge, Windsor, Slough, Bracknell and many more.

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Best Cake Smasher ever!

Posted on September 28, 2017 by Love Lula Photography under Baby

 

 

Not long ago I met Ayush. I met him, because it was his 1st Birthday and it was time to celebrate.

Celebrate with a big cake! His mum went a bit crazy, as the cake was the size of Ayush!

The whole point was for Ayush to smash the cake. And he did, big time! I think this perfectly reflects his personality – sweet all over! Best cake smasher ever!

I haven’t laughed so much for a long time…

Have a look.

 

 

 

And the end result is something I love the most – tangible, timeless, beautiful album.

Hope the parents will love it too. And I really hope I will meet Ayush again soon, as he is such an adorable and happy little boy.

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in finding out more about newborn and baby sessions, please do contact me with all of your questions.

 Most of the sessions are held at my home studio in Staines, Surrey.

Love Lula Photography is a newborn and baby photographer, based in Surrey. I cover Staines, Weybridge, Windsor, Slough, Bracknell and many more.

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Expecting twins?

Posted on September 19, 2017 by Love Lula Photography under Maternity

Do you know someone expecting twins? If so, please share this amazing opportunity. I will be inviting 2-3 sets of newborn twins to my home studio in Staines for an exclusive modelling session.

 

Would you like a complimentary belly cast session AND a newborn session?

The mum-to-be will receive the pregnant belly cast bowl and a complimentary mini newborn session including one photo of the babies in your belly cast.

I’m looking to have the sessions done within the next couple of weeks.

 

Due to the amount of applicants only mums that are willing to accept the below be accepted.

*Must be available for a weekday session

*Must be willing to sign a model release form, which allows me to use the photos for marketing purposes

*Must be available to travel to the Staines-upon-Thames for the bump casting and the mini newborn session

*Must pay £50 deposit to secure the space, which will be refunded after the newborn session

*The babies should be between 6-14 days old for their session if they are full-term

*Must email Sylwia at hello@lovelulaphotography.co.uk with the following information: current belly photo, name, email, phone number and due date.

 

 

Here are some answers to most common questions:

 

Q: How old do the twins need to be for the session?

A: If the babies were born at full term we will schedule the session within the first 5-14 days of life, please contact me directly if the babies were born early

 

Q: Where will the session be held?

A: For this model call the session will be held in my home studio in Staines-upon-Thames, TW18.

 

Q: What will the images be used for?

A: As this is a model call you are allowing me to use the images of your children and family in marketing, advertising, and any other promotional materials I use. I will never use full names of your children or family in any blog post or marketing materials.

 

Q: What do I get for my time? And how long will the session last?

A: The belly casting session will take about an hour. The belly cast is for you to keep after the newborn session. The newborn mini session will last between 1-2 hours and you will receive 1 digital image with print release from an online gallery. There is no obligation to purchase, however additional products and digital images will be available for purchase.

 

Q: What do we need to do to prepare for the session?

A: After a contract and model release is signed I will discuss preparations instructions for a successful session, you will receive these in written form.

Q: I have other questions, what should I do to get them answered?

A: Please an email to hello@lovelulaphotography and I will be in touch!

 

 

Please don’t feel upset if you’re not successful on this occasion, there are a couple of other new projects coming to Love Lula Photography, that I will be needing models for, so keep an eye on my blog and Facebook page to get the latest updates.

And please feel free to share this post with others who might be interested.

Before I met you Anaya…

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Love Lula Photography under Newborn

A big part of what I am doing is meeting a lot of new people, a lot of new parents… They are entering an unknown world of new emotions and love, that they have never experienced before.

This time I met amazing, loving and kind couple, parents of a beautiful little girl Anaya.

And I think this poem, that I have came across somewhere on the internet, describes perfectly the overwhelming love parents feel when they meet their new baby…

Before I Knew Your Name

Before I knew your name,
Before I saw your chin and your nose,
Before I counted your fingers and toes,
I asked heaven for someone as wonderful as you,
And ever prayer and wish came true.
I dreamed of you…
Before I knew your name.

 

 

 

And the end result of this beautiful session is this classic heirloom album…

 

 

 

If you are interested in finding out more about newborn and baby sessions, please do contact me with all of your questions.

 All sessions are held at my home studio in Staines, Surrey.

Love Lula Photography is a newborn and baby photographer, based in Surrey. I cover Staines, Weybridge, Windsor, Slough, Bracknell and many more.

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Maternity Bump Cast Model Call – July 2017

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Love Lula Photography under Maternity

** MATERNITY BELLY CASTING MODEL CALL **

 

 

Expecting a baby this summer? Would you like a complimentary maternity photo session AND a newborn session?

I am in the process of adding belly casting to my maternity and newborn sessions and need a few people willing to be the first to try it!

 

I am looking for a pregnant model (34+ weeks) who would be interested in modelling for a professional pregnant belly cast photoshoot.

The mum-to-be will receive a complimentary pregnant belly cast bowl, 3 digital images of the belly casting session itself and a complimentary mini newborn session including one photo of the baby in your belly cast. You will also receive discounted pricing for any products or prints you order.

 

I am looking to get the shoot done on Thursday 6th July.

 

Due to the amount of applicants only mums that are willing to accept the below be accepted.

*Must be around 32+ weeks pregnant on 6th July

*Must be willing to sign a model release form, which allows me to use the photos for marketing purposes 

*Must be available to travel to the Staines-upon-Thames for the bump casting and the mini newborn session

*Must pay £50 deposit to secure the space, which will be refunded after the newborn session

*Maternity and belly cast must be done between 32 and 37 weeks and your mini newborn session must be done before baby is 12 days old

*Must email Sylwia at hello@lovelulaphotography.co.uk with the following information: current belly photo, name, email and phone number.

 

Please don’t feel upset if you’re not successful on this occasion, there are a couple of other new projects coming to Love Lula Photography, that I will be needing models for, so keep an eye on my blog and Facebook page to get the latest updates.

And please feel free to share this post with others who might be interested. 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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