New Product 2018 | Baby Photographer Glasgow

If you follow me on Social Media you will constantly hear me harping on about printing your pictures, I can't stress enough how important it is. Digital photos are great, they're so instant and so easy to share, but you really can't beat having a tangible print of your images in your hands and on your walls. 

Technology fails, that is a fact. By not printing your pictures you are running the risk of not having them for future generations to look back on. We have learned so much about the generations before us, from the stories they left on film, it would be tragic if we didn't leave our own stories behind us.

This generation is the most photographed in all of history. Taking photos is a daily occurrence for many of us, a regular part of our days, but I honestly believe that we will be the generation that leaves the least amount of printed pictures. Our stories will all be lost, left to languish on out dated technology that can no longer be read. 

My photo sessions are simple, you have three Collection options to choose from, with Collection II and III being the most popular. Each of these include printed products for you to cherish, and keep for all the generations of your people who will come behind you. 

Sessions are booking now up until Summer 2018. Please get in touch if you would like me to capture your family memories.

Much love

JVP 

 

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Gracie | Toddler Portrait Session | Renfrewshire Photographer

Soft natural light, some simple styling and props and a beautiful little girl, that's all you need to create beautiful, timeless images that will transend gimmicks and trends. 

My laid back sessions are perfect for infants and toddlers who are never going to be interested in posing for the camera. The key is to just let them be themselves, let them act as they normally would and you'll get the perfect shot. Genuine connection and genuine expressions, what could be more perfect than that.

My 2018 booking diary is now open, if you'd like to discuss a session, please get in touch.

Much love, 

JVP.

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Simply Newborn Sessions | Newborn Photographer | Baby Photographer Renfrewshire

There really isn't anything more beautiful than a tiny newborn baby is there? I've been photographing babies for years now; my newborn photography sessions follow the same structure each time, I use outfits and props and include sibling shots or parent shots, I'll add hats and teddies and little headbands or pillows or covers. We'll settle and feed and photograph and repeat this on and on until all the shots are in the bag. Any of you who have ever had a newborn baby will know that all of this takes time, sometimes lots of time, 3-4 hours in some cases because you just never know how baby will be on the day. Sometimes baby will be awake for hours and we have to wait and wait for your little bundle to settle over to sleep before we can really get on with the session because an awake baby usually doesn't like to be pose for the photographer. :) 

Recently I've been thinking about this and really wondering if we always have to go this route with newborn photography. More and more I find myself drawn to the more natural shots in my sessions, the shots were baby is comfortably lying in a position that they have naturally fallen in to. As a mum myself, I'd want to remember every little detail about my child, it all passes so quickly (cliche, but true ) I'd want to remember exactly how they are, how they lay, how they curled, how they really looked when they were totally brand new. So with this in mind, I have decided to incorporate a new style of newborn photography into my business, simple newborn sessions, with no props or posing. Just beautiful, natural images of your beautiful bundle of joy.

The Simply Newborn Sessions are quick sessions that focus on your baby. The session will take approx 1 hour and includes approximately 20 high resolution, fully edited digital images and a framed print from your session.

The Simply Newborn Sessions are £250; There is a £100 reservation fee to hold your slot and the remainder is due at the time of your session. Please get in touch now would like to book your slot. 

 

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Renfrewshire Photographer - Outdoor Kids 2017

So, every year I plan to blog every session of every week of every month, but hey! who needs silly plans like that anyway? As usual, its nearly the end of Summer and I haven't blogged anything for months! So, here I go playing catch up (which wont last long, as I'm just heading into my busiest months of the year) but, I can dream, right?

As many of you who follow me on Facebook will know, I've been shooting a lot of 'Outdoor Kids' sessions this year. Back when I started them (9 years ago!!) I only did summer sessions, but as the years have gone on, they've become so popular that I've had to add additional dates throughout my calendar and now I'm shooting them pretty much all year round. 

The summer sessions are just about to come to a close, with the last lot due to take place in a couple of weeks time. After that, it will be warm woolies and wellie boots as we head into Autumn/Winter season. I can't wait, but for now, I'll leave you with this session from summer 2017, when the weather stayed right on our side for an amazing day of photography in Renfrewshire.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for my next Outdoor Kids sessions. Please fill in your details on the Contact form of this website. Thank you. 

 

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Newborn Photography Glasgow - Baby Ciaran

This little guy came to me recently for his newborn photography shoot in my little studio near Glasgow. The third and final baby in a lovely family that I've had the pleasure of photographing in the past. A gorgeous little guy who has made his family complete. How lovely for me to be chosen to take his first professional photos, it makes my heart sing. 

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Holly Rose | Newborn Photographer Near Me

I'm lucky, I'm one of those people who can honestly say that I love what I do, it's true, I love my job for many reasons. Taking photographs for families is a wonderful thing,  getting to be a part of the really special moments in someones life is an absolute honour and I will never take it for granted, One of the most amazing parts of my job is being trusted to capture the first few days of a new life. Photographing newborn babies is always special, but when that baby is the first child of a past wedding couple, well, that's really special.

Holly Rose is one of this babies. A few years ago I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful wedding of her Mummy and Daddy, and now I've had the pleasure of capturing Hollys' newborn photographs for them to treasure forever.

Hollys' Mum, Dawn, contacted me when she first became pregnant and we scheduled a date in for her expected due date. Holly didn't make us wait to long, she arrived right when she was supposed to and came to my studio when she was just a couple of weeks old.

Her session was perfect, sometimes babies will be hard to settle or don't want to sleep, but Holly was fabulous. She slept like a dream and allowed us to capture lots of lovely images.

The newborn stage flies by so quickly, babies change every single day, so getting your session booked in while you are still pregnant is really important so that you don't miss the vital first few weeks. Once baby arrives you will be less likely to find the time to schedule your baby photographs, so my advice is that you start looking for your preferred newborn photographer near Glasgow, sometime around your 20 week scan. By scheduling your session at this time, you can be sure that you will get a slot with an experienced newborn photographer. My diary books up weeks in advance so late bookings are never guaranteed. There is the odd occasion when I will have space available though, so please get in touch if you're looking for a last minute newborn photography session with me. I can usually get the desired results with babies up to 21 days old.

Knowing what style of baby photographs you would like will help in your search for a local newborn photographer. Some people like lots of props and add ons, while others prefer more natural newborn photographs. Others may like in an in home lifestyle session, its entirely up to you.

Most of my newborn photographs are taken in my little studio space in Kilmalcolm, near Glasgow, my style is mostly quite natural with most of the focus being on baby. However, I do use some props and digital artistry to add some variation to your finished gallery and to leave you with beautiful images that will take pride of place in your heart and your home for years to come. 

So if you are pregnant or have just had a baby and are looking for a newborn photographer near Glasgow, please get in touch. All of my session pricing and information is available on this website. I am currently booking for babies arriving in May 2017 onwards.

I hope to hear from you soon, but for now, I will leave you with Holly Rose when she was just 2 weeks new. The best little sleeper in town. 

 

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Baby Finlay | Newborn photographer near Glasgow

Let me introduce beautiful baby Finlay and his equally beautiful big brother, Rory. I had the pleasure of photographing them both recently in my little studio room in Kilmalcolm. Working with newborns and infants is extremely unpredictable and you never quite know how it will go, but these two were a dream and I loved every minute of photographing them, and chatting with their lovely Mummy and Daddy. I'm so glad they picked me. :) 

Here's a very small sample of the images that we captured on the day. Enjoy!

If you're planning a newborn photography shoot, please drop me a note to discuss. I'm booking now for babies arriving in March onwards. 

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Awake Babies | Baby Photographer Glasgow

What if my baby doesn't sleep during the newborn photo-shoot?

When we think of newborn baby photographs, most people imagine lovely sleepy babies in lots of different poses, but the reality of a newborn photo session is that baby is usually awake for a good portion of the time, especially if your baby photographs take place after the 10 day mark. 

When you book your newborn session with me, I will give some little tips for before you come along, so that (hopefully) your session will run as smoothly as possible, but lets face it, all babies are different and can be unpredicatable so the key is to remain relaxed on the day and work with what we have. The most important thing to me is that both you and baby feel relaxed and that we get a good selection of shots for you to choose from.

It's usually best if baby is a little hungry on arrival at the studio, this means that once you're with me, you can feed baby and hopefully he or she will doze off which allows us to go straight into sleepy poses. It doesn't always work this way though and sometimes baby will stay awake for a period of time before slipping off to sleep. Please don't stress if this happens to you, I actually really enjoy working with awake babies, I love to see their little expressions and their beautiful, clear eyes and more often than not, I find that parents love the images where baby is awake and alert.

I have lots of little techniques to use during the awake stage, such as posing with parent or siblings or wrapping baby up, then once baby falls over to sleep (which inevitabley will happen) I can move on to the lovely sleepy portraits that we all know and love.

Patience is key when it comes to working with newborns, and I have plenty of that, it might take 20 minutes or it might take 2 hours, but I can pretty much guarantee that your baby will sleep at some point, just leave it up to me. <3

 

The majority of my baby photographs are taken in my little studio room in Kilmalcolm. Clients come to me from Greenock, Paisley, Glasgow and surrounding areas. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your newborn photography requirements. 

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Why should you have a newborn or baby photo shoot? | Baby photographer Paisley

Photographing newborn babies is one of my very favourite parts of my job, what is there not to love about spending a few hours with a gorgeous snuggly, brand new baby? I've been offering newborn photography for over 5 years now and it just never gets tiresome. Capturing those first few special weeks in a child's life is a joy and a privilege that I never take for granted.

As a mum of 3 myself, I completely understand the utter adoration that you feel for your new child, I remember well, those moments when I would just stare and stare at my little baby, lost in the utter disbelief that I had made something, someone as perfect as this. If you are anything like me, you are probably snapping away all day, every day on your smart phone or tablet, uploading your shots to Facebook or Instagram and promising yourself that you'll get those shots printed as soon as you find a spare 5 minutes, but if you're anything like me, this spare 5 minuted never come. You're tired, you're trying to figure out a sleep schedule and a feeding schedule. You're trying to figure out when you'll get washed, or eat, or make it out the front door, the last thing you're doing is trying to figure out when to print the 500 photographs that you've taken each day. Don't get me wrong, I truly believe that all parents should have a point and shoot camera to capture moments as they happen, but you can't beat the beauty of professionally shot images taken by a specialist newborn photographer.

Newborn Safety.

Newborn photography is not something that just anybody can do. A reputable newborn photographer will be highly experienced in handling babies and will have the safety of your precious bundle at the forefront of their mind. Posing and photographing babies is something that  requires, knowledge, experience and lots of lots of patience, I can assure you that I have all 3 in abundance... Having 3 babies in 2 years will do that to a girl! ;) 

The environment is also very important. The majority of my newborn photography takes place in my dedicated space in The Cargill Centre in Kilmacolm. The room is simple and small, but is perfect for a new baby photo shoot. Because the space is compact, I am able to heat it and make it super comfortable for your new baby who loves to be warm, its not so comfortable for adults at times though, so I always advise that parents dress in layers that can be removed. This calm, stress free environment is perfect for capturing the newborn photographs that we all love.

 

Photographic Prints and Wall Art

Your newborn photo shoot with JVP is not just about your time in the studio. All of my packages include both printed and digital products, so you are guaranteed to have tangible products after your time spent with me. Of course you will print your own snaps along the way, but there is nothing to rival a professional photograph taken by someone who understands lighting,  posing and styling. These are the images that will fill your walls and be passed down from generation to generation.

 

Family Photographer

By coming along to a professional photographer for your newborn shoot, you can ensure that all members of your family are together in at least one shot. You will hear me going on and on about the importance of existing in photographs for our children and our children's children, thats not going to happen if you are always the one snapping away with your smart phone. I've lost count of the amount of times that new Mums have thanked me for encouraging them to be present in photos with their babies, its such a special time in your life and believe when I say that in years to come, you will cherish these photographs. I know how it feels for them not to exist, I don't have one single photograph with me and my baby twins together, I would give anything to be albe to turn back time.

 

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Portrait Photographer Glasgow | Children's Portraits

November 1st, I can't believe it, how on earth did we end up here? This year has flown by for me and has been the busiest year for my business to date. I am so thankful for that, for all my clients, old and new, and those who continue to support me and use my services, year in, year out.

When I first started photographing children, I was solely an outdoor photographer using natural light and nature focused backdrops in my images; I still love that more relaxed, informal style of shoot and run quarterly 'Outdoor Kids' sessions which always book up within days of release. However over the years, my work and style has evolved and these days you will often find me in studio making simple, distraction free portraits of children.

As a portrait photographer I am always striving to produce the best quality portraits that I can and there is nothing more beautiful than a simple, timeless portrait of your child to adorn your wall.

I love capturing children just as they are and have a relaxed approach when working with them, which, I believe, really puts them at ease. My style includes spontaneous, fun shots with natural smiles however, my real passion lies with Fine Art inspired images which capture so much more.

"Photography is about capturing souls, not smiles" Dragan Tapshanov 2013

My studio portrait sessions all include a series of Fine Art inspired images and I find more and more often that these are the shots from the session that parents really fall in love with and want to have hanging in their homes. I am a full service photographer, which means that you will always have tangible products from your session with me. I fully understand parents desire to have the digital files which are included in all of my collections , but you just can't beat seeing your beautiful, artistic portraits in printed form. I have seen many a mum moved to tears when I hand the finished products over.

All of my studio sessions take place in my allocated space in The Cargill Centre in Kilmacolm, which is a beautiful little rural village in Inverclyde. Clients travel to me from all over... Glasgow, Paisley, Greenock and surrounding areas. 

All of my full sessions are tailored to your needs, there is no time limit on shooting and pre session styling advice is given to ensure that you get the most from your portrait session with me.

Time flies, our children grow and change so quickly, but with beautiful portraits we can hold on to them just as they are. I would love to capture the beauty of your child for you. 

 

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