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Natural Newborn Photography | Newborn baby Photographer, Glasgow

I'm not going to lie, when I first made the switch from styled newborn photography to baby led newborn photography, I was a little bit nervous.

How would I fill a gallery with no props for variation? How would I deliver the 25 images that I promise from a newborn shoot, if all I was photographing was a baby with nothing else to jazz up the session?

How silly of me, those nerves were completely pointless. You see, I really struggle to keep my session images to 25, infact for the most part, clients will walk away with many more images than that.

And it's all because your baby is amazing, so different and unique. Full of little traits that no other baby has. So by following their lead in a session, the possibilities are endless and you'll be left with images of your baby, exactly as you'll want to remember them.

Its best to photograph newborns in the first 14-21 days post birth, however my more relaxed style of photography means that this is not an absolute requirement.

All sessions take place in my cosy home studio in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire. A newborn session will last approximatley 1.5-2.5 hours.

Its best to book well in advance as newborn spaces are limited. I only photograph a set number of newborns per month and book out space in my diary to accomodate early and late arrivals. However, I will on occasion have some last minute availability.

Please give me a shout if you’d like to chat about a session.

Much love,

JVP. x

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Most Popular Baby Names 2018 | Newborn Photographer | Glasgow

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If you’re due a new baby sometime soon I’m pretty sure there will be many things running through your mind, not least the all important task of naming your new love.

Naming your baby is one of the most important jobs you’ll have as a new parent, the name you choose will most likely be with them for life and that can be a pretty overwhelming thought. However, choosing names can be so much fun, and if you’re anything like me, you were probably thinking about all the possibilites while the lines were still developing on your test… Believe me when I say that my list was long, very, very loooong! :)

According to the National Records of Scotland, Jack was the top name for baby boys in 2018, holding the top spot for the eleventh consecutive year, while Olivia was the first choice for girls for the third year running.

TOP BOYS NAMES 2018 - NATIONAL REGISTER OF SCOTLAND

  1. JACK

  2. JAMES

  3. OLIVER

  4. LOGAN

  5. LEWIS

  6. LEO

  7. ALEXANDER

  8. HARRIS

  9. RORY

  10. NOAH

  11. LUCAS

  12. HARRY

  13. CHARLIE

  14. THOMAS

  15. JACOB

  16. ALFIE

  17. ARCHIE

  18. FINALY

  19. MAX

  20. FINN

TOP GIRLS NAMES 2018 - NATIONAL REGISTER OF SCOTLAND

  1. OLIVIA

  2. EMILY

  3. ISLA

  4. SOPHIE

  5. AMELIA

  6. ELLA

  7. AVA

  8. GRACE

  9. ARIA

  10. JESSICA

  11. CHARLOTTE

  12. SOPHIA

  13. LILY

  14. LUCY

  15. FREYA

  16. EVIE

  17. HARPER

  18. ELLIE

  19. ELIDTH

  20. MIA

How does your list compare to the most popular choices from last year? Only one of my three childrens names features on the list, Sophie at number four. The other two, Daniel and Ana, haven’t made the cut!

So, good luck on making your decisions and remember to enjoy the process because naming your baby is fun, fun, fun!

Happy list making!

Much love,

JVP

Favourite Image - December 2018 | Baby Photographer Glasgow

Sometimes, I take an image that really makes me feel something, for some reason or another it moves me. This is one of those images. I’ve looked at it so many times and I love it more each time. I can’t put my finger on exactly why I love it so much, but that wee hand hold between Father and Son has definitely got something to do with it. ❤️

I’m so glad that I was able to capture the moment for this new Father now and for this new baby to enjoy in years to come. ❤️

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How much does Newborn Photography Cost? | Baby photos Glasgow

If you are reading this blog, I'm guessing that you are either expecting or have just had a new baby. You've decided that you'd love some beautiful newborn photographs to document your new bundle, but you just don't have any clue on how much you'll be expected to pay. So, let me do my best to address this question for you.

The simple answer is that Newborn Photography pricing varies massively across the industry for a number of reasons, such as the photographers style, experience and skill level. The amount of time that your newborn session will take to shoot, edit and present and of course, the amount and quality of products that will be included in your package.

So, where do I lie in the market and what does a newborn photography session cost with me?

Well, the answer is that I am not the cheapest photographer in the market, so if you are shopping on price alone, I may not be the right fit for you. However, I am skilled and experienced and very capable of producing beautiful images that will stand the test of time. So, although I am not the most expensive photographer, my services do come at a price. However , I am aware that budgets vary, so I have tried to keep this in mind by offering Collections to suit different needs.

A simple newborn session with me starts at £275 which includes your session, production of the images and your choice of 10 favourites which are sent to you via digital download to be reproduced as you wish. 

For those of you who want more images but dont want prints, there is a Collection of all images for £350. 

My most popular Newborn Photography Collection is priced at £395, which includes your 2-3 hour session in my cosy home studio, all of your Digital Images (Approx 40) a Luxury Memory Box of every image, professionally printed to ensure that they last a lifetime and beyond and a bundle of 5 Fine Art Prints that are mounted and ready to be placed in frames.

High quality Newborn Baby Photography is a luxury, however its an investment that lasts a lifetime, so be sure to pick wisely when your time comes. Cheap is not always the best option.

Full pricing for sessions can be viewed here on my website. Please have a look and be sure to get in touch if you have any questions or want to book your session.

 

Much love,

JV10

 

 

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Family as Art | Custom Framing | Newborn Photographer Glasgow

Digital images are hugely important to many of my clients, I get that! We live in the digital age where images are shared across various forms of Social Media, multiple times per day. I include digital files with all my packages as standard, however I really can't stress enough how important it is to print your images for prosperity.

I offer custom framing and many of my clients choose to have their favourite image printed and framed by me, this makes my heart happy. You see, there are many, many different forms of printing available in the market place today and many of them are really sub standard. High street printing facilities might be quick and cheap, but cheap isn't always good. Colours can be off, clarity is non existent, theres no depth or shadow... All the things that make a good picture good. Cheap printing can ruin a beautiful image and make it just not beautiful anymore.

Professionally taken photographs, should be professionally printed. You wont regret it.

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Pippa | Session Sneak Peak | Newborn Photographer Glasgow | Baby Photographer Renfrewshire

As time passes, its so easy to forget how absolutely tiny our little babies are when they arrive into this world. Everything changes so quickly, so before you know it this tiny brand new stage is over. So, for me, scale is very important in new-born photographs. I always try to incorporate poses or frames that best display how small a newborn is.

The moment I saw Pippa I knew that I had to highlight how tiny and petite she is. So here we are, Pippa, 5 little pounds of pretty perfection, all wrapped up safely in her Daddy's hands. 

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Newborns Unscripted | Baby Photographer Renfrewshire

'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication' - Leonardo Da Vinci

Isn't that the truth? In years to come you won't care about elaborate poses or props. All you will care about is how your baby looked when they were brand new in this world. Don't underestimate the power of a simple image and how it will make you feel when those precious newborn days are a distant memory.

2018 sessions are now available for booking. If, like me, you can see the beauty in simplicity, please get in touch.

With love,

JVP

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Outdoor Kids | Renfrewshire Photographer

Do you remember the late summer, when the days were long and the sun was still shining? They may seem like a distant memory now, but I can assure you that they happened, there were a few and I have the images to prove it.

I always seem to be so lucky with my Outdoor Kids, on location photo shoots, in all the years I've been doing them I've only had to cancel once, I'd say thats quite something when you live and work in Scotland, where our weather isn't always kind. 

This session was one of my favourites from this year, three GORGEOUS kids in lovely low sun on a lovely end of summer/early autum day. It was perfect, even if we did have to 'contain' the littlest for some of our shots. ;) 

Outdoor Kids runs every year, there is a waiting list for slots as it ALWAYS sells out, usually before going on general release. So, if you want to find out when the next sessions are running, please head over the contact session and drop me a note. I'll add you to the list and you'll get first refusal when I have dates arranged.

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Martha | Simple Newborn Photographs | Newborn Photographer Renfrewshire

Martha, a tiny little bundle of perfection, who didn't make a peep during her simple newborn photography session. Quite possibly one of my favourite newborn sessions yet, with simple, authentic props and styling and lots of natural newborn perfection. 

I dare you not to feel broody when you feast your eyes on these beautiful shots of this most beautiful little girl.

My booking diary is open for 2018. Please get in touch to arrange your baby photography session.

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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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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Muse.

My girl, my beautiful, beautiful girl.

My Sophie.

My Muse.

Or one of them, at least.

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