Today is the launch of my Mini Session Dates! There's nothing better than getting those dates booked in the diary and being prepared for the year ahead. I love doing mini sessions and this year I've added a couple of more. I have a mixture of indoor sessions in my warm and cosy studio and, out on location. Beach Minis which are fairly local to HULL....are my FAVE to do!! as well as Christmas Minis!
This is your chance to use the link below to secure your slots. No extra dates will be added. Once they are sold out, they'll be no more till 2025!!
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At Samantha Jade Photography, I have the privilege of capturing the most precious moments in a family's life. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing a newborn session for the adorable little girl named Liara. Using beige, gold, and pinks through this session, the aesthetics we're perfect.
At Samantha Jade Photography, my mission is to create timeless memories that families can cherish for a lifetime. I understand the fleeting nature of these precious early days, and my goal is to freeze these moments in time. The photographs from Liara's session will serve as a beautiful reminder of her early days and the love that surrounds her.
The newborn session for Liara was a truly magical experience, not only with how well this gorgeous little bundle modelled but the experience with her parents also. Through the beige, gold, and pinks of which her parents selected, I was able to create a dreamy and elegant atmosphere that perfectly showcased her beauty. I am grateful to Liara's parents for entrusting me to capture these precious moments and preserving them for generations to come.
If you're expecting a little one and would like to create your own unforgettable newborn session, I would be honored to be a part of your journey. Contact me at email@example.com today and let me capture the magic of your baby's early days.
A Dinosaur Blue and Green Themed Cake Smash and Splash Session with Samantha Jade Photography in hull, east yorkshire
I believe in creating magical and memorable moments for families to cherish forever. Recently, I had the pleasure of capturing an adorable little boy's cake smash and splash session, - a dinosaur blue and green theme!
The studio was set up with a vibrant blue and green backdrop from Props for Togs, dinosaur-themed props, and a custom-made cake that perfectly matched the theme brought by the clients as well as a personalised outfit for little B.
As a newborn photographer, I understand the importance of capturing genuine emotions and expressions. Throughout the cake smash session, I focused on capturing the little boy's wide-eyed wonder, and pure joy. Every moment was carefully documented, ensuring that his personality and happiness shone through in each photograph.
After the cake smash, it was time for a refreshing splash session. A mini bathtub filled with warm water and bath toys awaited our little adventurer. With splashes and bubbles, he enjoyed the water, creating adorable moments that were captured forever. His big sister ( who i photographed in 2022 for her cake smash and splash ) also took the opportunity to jump in the bath afterwards.
At Samantha Jade Photography, my goal is to create lasting memories that families can cherish for a lifetime as well as a fun, messy experience. This dinosaur blue and green themed cake smash and splash session was a perfect example of this. The photographs captured the essence of the little boy's personality, his love for dinosaurs, and the joy he experienced during the session.
The dinosaur blue and green themed cake smash and splash session was a roaring success. It was a pleasure to witness the pure happiness and excitement of the little boy as he celebrated his milestone in such a unique and fun way. If you're looking to create magical memories for your little one, consider a themed cake smash and splash session with me. Contact me today and let me capture the joy and wonder of your child's special moments. HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY!!
A Newborn Session to Cherish Forever
Welcoming a newborn into the world is a magical experience filled with joy, love, and wonder. As a photographer, I have the privilege of capturing these precious moments, freezing them in time for families to cherish for a lifetime.
It is moments like these that remind me why I am passionate about capturing life's most precious moments through the lens of my camera and why newborn sessions are my favourite.
In the world of photography, capturing precious moments and creating lasting memories is an art form. Recently, I had the pleasure of witnessing a truly adorable and enchanting lilac floral themed cake smash and splash photoshoot, filled with laughter, joy, and a whole lot of cake! Oh and mess!
As the little one, dressed in an adorable cream romper with lilac flowers had her sibling portraits with her big sister, the room was filled with excitement and anticipation on how she would react to a giant cake smash and splash. Would she do messier than her big sisters cake smash?
If you're looking to capture the magic of a special occasion, I highly recommend entrusting your memories with me at Samantha Jade Photography.
On Saturday, these two embarked on a journey of a lifetime at the lovely little Beverly Walkergate House Surrounded by loved ones, Ellie and Pauline said 'I do' in a celebration of pure love and devotion.
The air was filled with joy and anticipation as these two incredible women exchanged vows, promising to support and cherish each other through every twist and turn that life may bring. Their love radiated throughout the venue, both smiling ear to ear!
Beverly Walkergate House provided the perfect backdrop for this magical dayA lovely venue for those small intimate weddings.
To Ellie and Pauline, may your journey together be filled with endless love, laughter, and unforgettable adventures. Congratulations on your wedding day on Saturday, I hope the evening celebrations was everything you imagined.
A little preview into this gorgeous gallery, a beautiful newborn photoshoot. This isn't the first time I have captured this family therefore I always feel honoured to capture new additions <3
THE PERFECT AGE FOR A NEWBORN SESSION
The perfect age for a newborn sessions is... well, you can't pin point it.
However, I can advise from personal experience to get the squishy tiny newborn portraits that the best age is between 5 and 14 days although this doesn't mean you won't get the curled up squishy photographs after the 14 days, you absolutely can.... with a bit of patience.
ALL babies are different and I have had babies who have been 7 days old be really unsettled, or hate being curled up and on the other hand I have had babies be around 6-8 weeks old, slept like a dream and curled right up!
If you haven't already and are looking for a newborn photographer, you can book in via the button below. Please select your due date (or nearest to it that is available)
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Other than advice from my own experience, all I can personally say is what works for you, may not work for others. As we are all aware, everyone, even babies... are different and no two are the same, well, unless you are a twin?
SO HOW DO I GET A BABY TO SLEEP DURING A NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION?
99% of the time, I have a baby into a nice deep sleep within 10-20 minutes after their feed and wind and I believe the trick to this is mainly by staying relaxed with the baby and helping them fall into that nice deep sleep.
Tricks I use ALL the time is white noise.
YES! White noise, now I know a lot of my clients use this already, but I do get the odd client wow'ed by it and insist " We are using that tonight". I have my white noise playing on my Alexa in the studio from babies arrival, until they have left.
HEAT! Not direct heat, but because your baby is going to stripped down to nothing, to keep them happy it's best to have a nice warm studio for them, however it does make us fully clothed adults feel a little stuffy sometimes.
I swaddle as a last resort these days, as said above, no two babies are the same and not all sink into that deep sleep well enough for photographs, so sometimes I swaddles and get the baby nice and content that way. (See photo above!) Still makes for great portraits tho!
UPON ARRIVAL, IT WILL GO A BIT LIKE THIS...
-WHITE NOISE ON!!
- Strip baby down to nappy
- Feed, feed, feed baby. A newborn trainer taught me this trick and my gosh, it has worked a trick since! Feed them, so they are milky drunk. The fuller and more content they are, the better the session will go.
- After baby has been fed, I will then take them from you and sit them up right ready for their first photography, usually at this stage, the heater is on full and sometimes a dummy will be given if needed, but not always.
- Sometimes, a little stroke on the forhead and a little rock on my chair.
How I check that the baby is in a good sleep is by picking up their arm, if they pull it back and are tense, baby is not ready for portraits, however, if the arm is loose and floppy, your baby is in a deep enough sleep to continue.
Those little tricks work wonders for photography newborn sessions.
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