Back in 2015 Lauren and Oli received a gift voucher for a photoshoot from Theresa Elvin Photography. This was to celebrate the news that they were going to be expecting their first baby in the new year.
When they contacted me, they decided they would like to use the voucher to capture the beauty of their pregnancy with a maternity shoot. It was a lovely experience to capture the excitement of two people on the verge of becoming a family.
Once their photoshoot was complete, they decided there and then that they would like me to photograph their new baby when she arrived, so we converted their one off shoot into the 'Watch them Grow' package. This meant that they would have the opportunity of having three photoshoots within a year. So they decided to include the maternity shoot, a newborn shoot and then the final shoot would be near their baby's first birthday.
Violet Georgiana arrived in February and within a few days was in my Doncaster-based studio for her first photoshoot. She was a very good girl - with a tummy full of milk and a warm, cosy atmosphere, she slept throughout.
That was a year ago. I have followed her first year via Mummy's facebook page and have watched her change from a baby to a toddler.
Last weekend she visited me again, shortly after her first birthday. She's now a little girl with a big personality, running around my studio and playing with all the toys and props designed to keep her happy.
We started with some individual and family portraits and then moved on to the cake smash part. Violet needed no persuading and quickly got her hands into the cake!
After the cake smash fun and games, we got the bath ready and I captured her playing in the water with the ducks.
Thank you Michelle for purchasing the gift voucher from me and to Lauren and Oli for choosing me to be their photographer. It has been such a privilege to be part of capturing this family's journey over the last year and I hope they'll treasure their photographs for ever.