Baby Toto Arrived!x

A few months ago I had the privilege of taking photos for my friend and her family of three as they announced another was on the way.  I was delighted to be asked to take photos of new arrival Baby Toto when he was just a few days old. He’s actually called Thomas but his big brother has renamed him and I think it’s going to last!  It was another afternoon of laughter, cuddles, kisses and smiles – plus a cuppa or two.

As always, Christopher charmed the camera and I focused on capturing natural relaxed moments of a family who are all smitten with their newest addition.  And who wouldn’t be?  He’s adorable!  Here’s to many more happy family photographs! x

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Take Another Shot

Sometimes it’s worth remembering that in most cases, we can always take another shot…  my work and style is evolving and I’ve been enjoying looking back at the shoots I’ve been privileged to shoot this year (so far!).  I’ve got many more to edit and share with you… you’ll see more in my end of year review but for now… here are a just a few of my favourite moments. xTake Another Shot Collage WR

Newborn Photography: The Dinwoodie Family

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At the start of May I had the incredible privilege of taking some lifestyle portraits for adorable newborn Callum and his lovely parents, Lynsey & Iain.  Since it was my first official newborn session, I was a little nervous but I needn’t have worried.  I could not have been luckier. Callum was a wee star and slept peacefully through the majority of the day before waking a little towards the end for some beautiful shots to camera.  It became clear early on in that he gets his talent in front of the lens from his parents.  Both were great, adding in ideas that they had in mind, finding gorgeous poses naturally and following direction easily. The light was great and the colours everyone dressed in just worked beautifully. Here are some of my favourite shots… x

 

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And then there were four…

My childhood friend asked me to help them make an exciting announcement recently.  A new addition to their wee family is on the way!   047_2015-11-03-Family-Portrait-K-M-C-Mei-Photography WR

Not-so-little Christopher will soon be a big brother…

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…and have a Luigi to his Mario.

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It’s always a treat to work with friends and family but to be involved with such a special moment in my friend’s life so early on was a real privilege.  We had a fun afternoon taking lots of different photos and trying to keep a boisterous toddler entertained long enough to sit still for me to snap the shutter.  To say it’s a challenge is an understatement.  I think we all had to take extended naps afterwards.  However, entertaining a toddler, faux mustaches, Super Mario Bros, lots of laughter and taking photos is definitely not a terrible day at work… x

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A Family Tree

Original Family Tree CropI’ve loved this photo for as long as I can remember.  It lived in a box of photos and memories until I framed it one day.  It currently sits proudly on display in my parent’s house and makes me smile every time I see it.

I’m the one at the top of the tree on my Dad’s shoulders, not paying any attention to the camera.  My sister sits in my Mum’s arms with a seemingly innate ability to work the lens at a very young age.  I’m told my Uncle Alan is the photographer.

I love everything about it.  The tones, the graininess, the pose and of course, the people.  It’s my favourite family photo.

When my sister started a family of her own, this photo naturally came to mind and I was delighted to have the opportunity to recreate it during a wee photo shoot I did for them earlier this year.  This time my cheeky niece took my place at the top of the tree and my new nephew is pride of place at in my sister’s arms.

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It’s a more modern take thanks to our lovely Scottish weather preventing us from getting outside that day but I love how it turned out.  More importantly, so did my sister.