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Beautiful Family Photos Stockport

The decision to have your family photos taken is an important one. It’s not only important for you as a family, but it is important for your children and their confidence and self-assurance. Seeing photographs on the wall of you and your family as a ‘unit’ is a warm and reassuring feeling. It is that constant reminder of who you are and what you all mean to one another.

When having your family photos taken in Stockport it is important to find a photographer who will capture you and your loved ones in a style that you love. Grace told me at Penelope’s viewing session that she had followed my page for a while and loved the style of photography that I produce. Taking family photos is not just about snapping away for me. It is about capturing you and your family ‘as they are’. I don’t like forced poses and smiles, I want you to be authentically you!

Baby Photos in Stockport

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting this lovely family. Penelope, Rob and Grace. Penelope was one of the funniest baby’s I have had the pleasure of meeting. She was so full of personality and sass. Pointing her finger at her mummy and daddy and ordering them about. Who were they to ignore her demands???? You have to love how bossy little girls can be! Their sense of independence is so endearing.

Family Photographer in Stockport

Penelope came for her baby photos when she was 8 months old. She was sitting well and at the perfect age to have some gorgeous images taken. We started the session with some beautiful family photos to help warm Penelope up…not that she needed it! This was a great opportunity to get some lovely natural images of Grace, Rob and Penelope as a family.

Family Photos Stockport

To book to have your family photos in Stockport then send me an email at nchopesphotography@outlook.com or book online.

Celebrating the 1st Birthday!!

Your little one turning 1 is a really important milestone. So how do you go about celebrating the 1st Birthday??

Every family is different and has different ideas on how to celebrate that very special birthday. I think with your first child, the occasion is all the more special. Becoming a parent for the first time and reaching that ’12 month’ milestone is a real achievement. It is also a real mix of emotion. It’s an achievement to celebrate. Some parents plan a big family celebration, inviting everyone over with a cake and balloons…where as others opt for a celebration with their antenatal or NCT friends.

Pink Cake Smash set-up Cheadle Hulme

Another really popular way of celebrating the 1st birthday is to have a Cake Smash! So many mums contact me asking for Cake Smash availability on their child’s actual 1st birthday. It is a really lovely way to spend an hour of your little one’s special day and parents get so much pleasure out of watching them enjoy the cake. Siblings and other family members are also welcome to join in the fun so it can be a real family occasion.

Family Photoshoot Stockport

The cake smash sessions start with any sibling or family images that you may want. It is a great way to get your little one warmed up and ready for the Cake Smash element. We then introduce the cake after a quick change of clothes and the celebration begins!

Rosie came for her Cake Smash Photoshoot in January. Walking already I knew I would have to move fast! I met Rosie’s family Sophie, Andy and Reuben a couple of years ago when Reuben came for a newborn session. It was lovely to have them back and see them as a family of four. Rosie’s mummy Sophie runs Sophie Dee School of Dance just around the corner from me in Cheadle Hulme. I love connecting with other business women in the area. It is important as a local business to support others and Sophie Dee’s School of Dance has such an amazing reputation. I am really looking forward to booking my daughter some classes very soon.

Have a look at some of the lovely images from Rosie’s Cake Smash photoshoot. Celebrating the 1st Birthday with 3 different outfits, a cake and the help of her big brother!

Sibling Photoshoot
Sibling image taken in Stockport Photography Studio
Family Photos Stockport
Cake Smash with siblings Stockport
Little girl's Cake Smash in Stockport
1st Birthday Cake Smash Bramhall
Cake Smashes in Stockport

If you are interested in celebrating your little one’s first birthday with a cake smash get in touch on 07422528951 or drop me an email at nchopesphotography@outlook.com

BABY SENSORY CLASSES EAST CHESHIRE

Baby Photos at Baby Sensory Classes East Cheshire

If you have made it to this page, then hopefully you are as excited as I am that I will be bringing Photo Sensory in to your Baby Sensory East Cheshire classes in the coming weeks!

Let’s start with an introduction! My name is Nikki. I am a specialist Baby and Family Photographer based in Cheadle. I am teaming up with Baby Sensory in your area to bring a brand new service to all the Baby Sensory Mums, called Photo Sensory! These special Photo Sensory classes will be running at your usual venues on the 1st -4th April 2019.

Baby Photos Wilmslow

These Photo Sensory classes will be running as follows:

  • 1st April at Baby Sensory Romiley
  • 2nd April at Baby Sensory Wilmslow
  • 3rd April at Baby Sensory Poynton
  • 4th April at Baby Sensory Adlington

What is Photo Sensory?

Photo Sensory is a new concept that Becky from Baby Sensory East Cheshire is excited to be bringing to your classes!
Having a new baby is such an exciting time. Many mums say to me how they wished they had had professional photographs of their little ones in their first 12 months. However, in the whirlwind of it all had never quite got around to it. As a mum myself I completely understand this. There really aren’t enough hours in the day! That’s why Photo Sensory is so fantastic, as it is bringing this amazing service to you. Offering you the opportunity to have beautiful baby photos taken during your class.

What to expect during Photo Sensory classes

Your Baby Sensory class will run as normal.  The only difference is that in a corner of the room will be my little pop-up studio ready to take beautiful baby photos of your little one! The theme this time will be ‘Baby Bunnies’. With Easter and Mother’s Day on the horizon, these photographs will make the perfect gifts.

At the start of your class you will be asked to fill out a registration form if you would like some baby photos. There is of course no obligation for you to have your baby photographed.

Once you have filled in your form you will be allocated with a number. We will run on a first-come, first-serve basis. I will have my lovely assistant Judith with me who will invite you over for your baby photos as soon as it is your turn.

Baby Photos Poynton

During your Photo Sensory slot

When it is your turn to come for your photos, you will be given the chance to get your baby changed. Each Photo Sensory session will last no longer than 5 minutes. This is to ensure that there is enough time for everyone to have the opportunity of a photograph before the next Baby Sensory class starts.

Your baby will be sat on my backdrop or lay down if they are not yet able to sit up unsupported. Then I will snap away!

After we have taken a few photographs I will then show you the unedited versions. At this point you can select the ones you would like to buy.

You will receive an email prior to the class with the pricing structure on so that you know in advance what your options are.

Card and cash payments are acceptable on the day. Orders must be made there and then so please come prepared.

photographers poynton

What happens next…

I will then go home and edit your baby photos from all the Baby Sensory classes. Digital images will be emailed to you within 7-10 days and mounted prints will be delivered back to your group 2 weeks later. All in time for Mother’s Day and in plenty of time for Easter!

Does my baby have to have a ‘Bunny’ themed photo?

The ‘bunny’ theme is just an option. I have these outfits in pale blue, white and pink. I also have a little white bear outfit too. However, if you would just like your child photographed in what they are wearing to their class then this is of course fine too.

Recommendations on clothes that photograph well include anything pastel in colour, white, denim or neutral.

I am also really excited to tell you all that during the week of Photo Sensory I will be running a competition for the Baby Sensory Babies to win a FREE Birthday/Cake Smash session for your little one’s 1st Birthday!

cake smash photos poynton
Cake Smash Photos Wilmslow

If you have any further questions, please feel free to send me an email. My details are at the top of this page.

What to Wear for a Family Photoshoot, Stockport

Family Photoshoot outfit ideas

As we reflect on all our memories, it’s hard to recall ones that don’t include our families. There’s something special about looking back on family photos over the years gone by. Family photos are a moment saved in time, that inevitably will be cherished forever. So when it comes to what to wear for a family photoshoot, it’s good to plan in advance. After all, Family Photoshoots don’t happen every day, so it’s important to get your look right.

There are many aspects to consider when deciding what to wear for your family photos in Stockport. When coordinating outfits  don’t get too caught up with trying to get everyone to match. If you can pick a couple of key focal colors and textured clothing items, this will be advantageous.  It’s also important to consider the season. You want your photos to take on a timeless feel.

However, the most important part of your family photoshoot is to document the love that your family shares. You want the images to demonstrate and bring to life the bond that you share with those special to you.

Family Photo Outfit Ideas

Below are a few ideas of how to achieve that stylish look to your family photos.

  • Plan your outfits in advance. The more time you allow yourself to plan your outfits, the less stressed you’ll be.  In addition, the more comfortable you will feel on the day.
  • Choose coordinating colours, not matching. It can be difficult deciding on colours of outfits for family photos. Colours that coordinate well are a good start. You can accomplish a cohesive look without every family member wearing the exact same outfit. By selecting a colour scheme and using hues that complement each other, you can achieve a more natural look across the board. Pick two main colours and then add softer tones to accent and complete your colour scheme.
  • Another important factor to consider is your home decor. These images are going to be adorning your walls for many years, therefore clothing needs to complement the colour scheme in your house.
  • Location, location, location. Are you going somewhere with lots of autumnal foliage, or somewhere like a beach where the tones are more neutral?  Select a colour palette for your outfits that will complement the setting. The colours you choose need to complement your background, rather than compete with it.
  • Consider the season in which your photoshoot is taking place. Each season is associated with different colours, weather and landscapes, therefore think about the types of colours that will complement these.
  • Practical outfits are essential, particularly for children. If your kids are not comfortable then you’re photo shoot is going to take a lot longer. Don’t make it more difficult on yourself or your photographer to get the perfect shot.
  • Accessories are a great way of adding style to your outfits and family photos. For example, if Mum is wearing a red woollen jumper, adding a red woollen scarf to your daughter’s outfit will tie in perfectly.  These accessories will allow for a more cohesive feel.
  • Avoid patterns, logos and strong prints. These rarely photograph well.

Seasons

The season in which you have your family photos will impact on the outfit you wear for your family photos. Here are some ideas below on colours that work well for the varying seasons:

AUTUMN FAMILY PHOTO OUTFIT IDEAS

Autumn is such a popular season for family photos in Stockport. As the weather starts to cool down and the leaves change colour the scenery around us takes on a completely new look.

Colours that photograph well for Autumn Photo Shoots include:

  • Maroon and Brown
  • Denim and Tan
  • Navy, Tan and Cream
  • Denim, Red and Yellow
Family Photos Stockport

WINTER FAMILY PHOTO OUTFIT IDEAS

The colder winter weather encourages the incorporation of some great accessories in your family photos. Scarves, coats, hats…maybe even wellies!

Colours that photograph well for Winter Photo Shoots include:

  • Navy and Red
  • Denim/Navy and White
  • Red, Tan and Denim
  • Red, Grey and Black
Family Photoshoot Stockport

SPRING FAMILY PHOTO OUTFIT IDEAS

Spring is another lovely time of year to have your family photos taken. Stockport and Cheshire are full of beautiful Spring locations and the colours are in full bloom. As the weather picks up, consider wearing lighter materials, cheerful hues and maybe even a dress or shorts!

Colours that photograph well for Spring Photo Shoots include:

  • Blush and Teal
  • Light blue, Tan and White
  • Navy, Yellow and White
  • Blush and White
Family Photographers Stockport

SUMMER FAMILY PHOTO OUTFIT IDEAS

When the sun is out, you can’t help but feel at your best! Summer family photo-shoots are all about that casual-summer-vibe! Therefore dress accordingly! For instance, wear light cottons, gingham patterns for the kids and summer dresses! Sandals also look great!

Colours that photograph well for Summer Photo Shoots include:

  • Tan and White
  • Orange and Teal
  • Light Blue, Tan and White
  • Blue, Green and Yellow
  • Denim and White
Family Photos in Stockport

Think ‘Timeless’…

To conclude, when picking an outfit for your family photoshoot the most important thing to remember is that these photos are forever. Select outfits that will make ‘timeless’ portraits. Styles come and go, but you don’t want these family photos to date on your walls….so try to keep it as simplistic as possible.

Boohk your Family Session and capture some incredible memories!

BABY SENSORY CLASSES STOCKPORT

Baby Photos at Baby Sensory Classes Stockport

Baby Sensory Stockport classes

If you have made it to this page, then hopefully you are as excited as I am that I will be bringing Photo Sensory in to your Baby Sensory Stockport classes in the coming weeks!

Let’s start with an introduction! My name is Nikki. I am a specialist Baby and Family Photographer based in Cheadle Hulme. Some of you may remember me from the Christmas specials that we ran in December. It was a pleasure to meet you then and I am looking forward to seeing all your faces again! I can’t wait to see how much the babies have grown!

These Photo Sensory classes will be running as follows:

  • 5th March at Baby Sensory Heaton Moor
  • 6th March at Baby Sensory Heaton Mersey
  • 7th March at baby Sensory Cheadle Hulme
  • 8th March at Baby Sensory Gatley
  • 11th March at Baby Sensory Cheadle
  • 20th March at Baby Sensory Heaton Moor
  • 22nd March at Baby Sensory Great Moor
Baby Photographers Stockport

What is Photo Sensory?

Photo Sensory is a new concept that Natalie from Baby Sensory Stockport, and her class leaders, Sarah and Michelle are really thrilled to be bringing back to your classes. The Christmas sessions were such a success that we want to run them again.
Having a new baby is such an exciting time. Many mums say to me how they wished they had had professional photographs of their little ones in their first 12 months. However, in the whirlwind of it all had never quite got around to it. As a mum myself I completely understand this. There really aren’t enough hours in the day! That’s why Photo Sensory is so fantastic, as it is bringing this amazing service to you. Offering you the opportunity to have beautiful baby photos taken during your class.

What to expect during Photo Sensory classes

Your Baby Sensory class will run as normal.  The only difference is that in a corner of the room will be my little pop-up studio ready to take beautiful baby photos of your little one! The theme this time will be ‘Baby Bunnies’. With Easter and Mother’s Day on the horizon, these photographs will make the perfect gifts.

At the start of your class you will be asked to fill out a registration form if you would like some baby photos. There is of course no obligation for you to have your baby photographed.

Once you have filled in your form you will be allocated with a number. We will run on a first-come, first-serve basis. I will have my lovely assistant Karen with me who will invite you over for your baby photos as soon as it is your turn.

Baby Photos Stockport

During your Photo Sensory slot

When it is your turn to come for your photos, you will be given the chance to get your baby changed. Each Photo Sensory session will last no longer than 5 minutes. This is to ensure that there is enough time for everyone to have the opportunity of a photograph before the next Baby Sensory class starts.

Your baby will be sat on my backdrop or lay down if they are not yet able to sit up unsupported. Then I will snap away!

After we have taken a few photographs I will then show you the unedited versions. At this point you can select the ones you would like to buy.

You will receive an email prior to the class with the pricing structure on so that you know in advance what your options are.

Card and cash payments are acceptable on the day. Orders must be made there and then so please come prepared.

Newborn Baby Photos Stockport

What happens next…

I will then go home and edit your baby photos from all the Baby Sensory classes. Digital images will be emailed to you within 7-10 days and mounted prints will be delivered back to your group 2 weeks later. All in time for Mother’s Day and in plenty of time for Easter!

Does my baby have to have a ‘Bunny’ themed photo?

The ‘bunny’ theme is just an option. I have these outfits in pale blue, white and pink. I also have a little white bear outfit too. However, if you would just like your child photographed in what they are wearing to their class then this is of course fine too.

Recommendations on clothes that photograph well include anything pastel in colour, white, denim or neutral.

As mentioned earlier, I have worked in Stockport Baby Sensory classes before, so it will be wonderful to see you all again…and meet all the new faces! I hope to capture some beautiful baby photo keepsakes for you and your family to treasure!

I am also really excited to tell you all that during the week of Photo Sensory I will be running a competition for the Baby Sensory Babies to win a FREE Birthday/Cake Smash session for your little one’s 1st Birthday!

If you have any further questions, please feel free to send me an email. My details are at the top of this page.

Stockport Baby Cake Smash
1st Birthday Cake Smash Stockport