I try to make my home studio an oasis of calm and serenity when I have a newborn client in. Alas, when Miss Sophie paid me a visit it was anything but!
You see on this particular morning Mr JB was in the lounge watching the TV, still recuperating from his extreme dog walking injury. The back garden is being remodelled to enable me to shoot family portraits outside and the gardeners were blasting their eighties power ballads out of portable speakers. That blended with the strains of Bloomberg from the TV. Bert and Ernie my two Frenchies were most put out to be shut in the kitchen, especially when they knew Mr JB was in the next room so they were barking especially loudly at every movement the gardeners made. If that all wasn’t enough, Miss Isla, Miss Sophie’s 22-month big sister decided to cry. A lot.
You know what though? The moment mum Kate handed Miss Sophie to me none of that mattered. It literally just all faded away and all that was left was this gorgeous eight days new perfect little girl and me.
She was a little doll and the first newborn girl I’d had in for what felt like ages. So I indulged myself with a tutu!! Luckily mum was on board 🙂
I also had the chance to use my new cloud prop. It was made by the best wood turner in the business, my dad.
I had hoped to get some pictures of just Miss Isla as she had the most amazing huge blue eyes. When she did smile it lit up her whole face. But she was being quite shy and staying close to Daddy. Bearing in mind her little world had just been turned upside down with the introduction of a little sister she was doing remarkably well. You could see how much she already doted on her new sister (hopefully that will still be the same when she is 16 and Sophie is borrowing her clothes!!).
Ultimately though the session was about Miss Sophie and was a gift from Kate’s sister for the new arrival. (That’s correct – little-known fact – I offer gift vouchers so you can give the gift of memories to someone 🙂 ). My absolute favourite picture from the session is the one below *swoon*
Welcome to the world, Sophie.