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Baby Lucia


I'm starting to do baby portraits regularly again and loving every minute of it.  Especially when I get shots like this next one.  I love it.  I only wish I had something like this of myself and my daughter.  Unfortunately as the photographer I rarely get shots of myself.  Not that I'm complaining.  I am quite happy sitting behind the camera and not in front of it. 


Once we got this shot I knew what we needed next, a matching set.  So we produced this one.  And now this is what my clients will be featuring as a focal point in their newly decorated lounge, side by side and extra large.  Just how I intend my portraits to be viewed.  The order goes in this week and I can't wait to see the finished product. 

 

Here's a prime example of how my clients inspire me.  Lucia turned up with a gorgeous pink tutu.  The colour is so vibrant and made for some lovely portraits.  Unfortunately Lucia is still a little too young and being unable to sit up made it hard to show off the tutu.  So we're going to leave it a couple more months and have her return when she's a little order to capture the next stage in her life.  I can't wait to photographer her again. 

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