On the 1st of May 2012 I received news I had been awarded 3 'Highly Commended' awards in the International competition run by the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP). These images won highly commended in the Bump & Baby, Studio Portrait, and Fine Art & Pictorial Categories. In January this year 'Highly Commended' replaced The Societies Silver award and are judged to be above standard, isn't that just what any parent would want their babies first photographs to be !
Images judged at this standard are reviewed every three months. More judges will access them and if they feel they are of a high enough standard they have the potential of being reclassified as Gold. I am delighted to have my images be judged at this level, and I think it shows my commitment to the intense training I've accomplished over the last few very busy months. It has been well worth while, and I look forward to serving more of Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire's new parents with a high standard of newborn photography. The images I submitted were very much part of a normal session, and each is of a different families baby, the families can look forward to seeing many more images from their session - these were some of the 'sneak peak' images for the Small Prints Photography face book page at www.fb.com/smallprints
To add to an already wonderful day, I had my first booking for a Christmas baby ! My lips are sealed ! It's so lovely to be trusted with someones special news. I can't wait to photograph their baby, time passes so quickly, Christmas will be here before we know it.
I advise parents to book during pregnancy, as we arrange the actual day and time of your session after your baby arrives. It's good to book perhaps after your first baby scan, to avoid disappointment. Booking ahead also means you have lots of time to 'hint' for gifts of Small Prints Photography gift vouchers ! Memories make the best gifts !
Below is a slideshow of some of my favourite images from recent shoots. The sound track is a new song I have added to my collection of licensed tracks I have available to parents who choose to have a 'Work of Heart' slideshow created and it is indeed 'Perfect' for a new baby's first images. I hope you enjoy it !