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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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.