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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 next month!

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 I 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:

  • 4th March at Baby Sensory Cheadle
  • 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
  • 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 wanted 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

DIDSBURY AND SALE BABY SENSORY CLASSES

Baby Photos at Didsbury and Sale Baby Sensory 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 South Manchester classes next month!

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 12th-14th March 2019.

Baby Sensory South Manchester

What is Photo Sensory?

Photo Sensory is a new concept that Kerry and Mel are really thrilled to be bringing to your South Manchester Baby Sensory 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 Karen with me who will invite you over for your baby photos as soon as it is your turn.

Baby Sensory Didsbury and Sale

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.

Baby Sensory Manchester

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 have worked in conjunction with Baby Sensory before, but this is the first time I will have come in to the classes in Didsbury and Sale so I am very much looking forward to it. It will be wonderful meeting you all and capturing 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.

Cake Smash Photos South Manchester
Cake Smash Photos Didsbury

Have Your Cake and Eat It

Why Cake Smash Photography is Great For Your Toddler’s Biggest Milestone Yet!T

That famous saying of ‘Have your Cake and Eat it’ really is a reality for all the little babies of Stockport! Cake Smashes in Stockport are a fun, messy-play way of celebrating your baby’s first birthday. The first birthday is an exciting time and milestone for many parents, particularly mothers. It is a time of joy and reflection on the fun and challenges of the last 12 months. Suddenly, your tiny newborn baby is approaching their birthday.

These sessions are as straight forward as they sound! A Cake-Smash!!

Your baby gets to eat their very own, FIRST BIRTHDAY cake. They actually get to ‘Have your Cake and Eat It’.

Cake Smashes originated in the USA and since its arrival to the UK, they have been growing in popularity and sweeping across the country faster than you can imagine. They have become increasingly popular with parents in Stockport. Parents see it as an alternative to lots of presents.

Cake Smash Photos Stockport

Consider it as an opportunity for a really fun, sensory experience; one that you don’t need to clean up afterwards because that is what I’m there for! Bonus!

‘What If My Baby Doesn’t Like Their Cake Smash?’

Every baby is different and whether they decide to dive in and smash their cake everywhere or gently pat the icing, it is still an opportunity to capture their personality. The benefit is, that if there is plenty left over at the end – you can take it home and ‘Eat It Too!’ No matter which way they choose to get stuck in, the best part of it all is witnessing your little one have some fun.

About The Cake Smash Milestone Photography

Sessions last about 60 minutes. This is plenty of time to take lots of gorgeous photographs. This is usually more than enough time as sensory activities can get overwhelming. Your baby will most likely want to sleep on the journey home too! These high energy portrait photography sessions are really great for babies and toddlers up to the age of 2 as they are still likely to be in the exploratory phase of their development. Sessions at NC Hopes Photography, Stockport are very relaxed and baby-led. I take some time to get to know your little one and capture some ‘clean’ portraits to begin with.

Smash Cake Photo Shoot Stockport

Can my older child be included in the session?

Sibling photos and family portraits are all included in your package price. These take place at the start of the shoot. Then comes the CAKE! As your little one interacts with the cake they will enjoy the sensory experience of using their hands and feet, exploring the taste of their cake and seeing it!

How amazing is that?

If they are crawling or even walking, this adds so much more fun to their portrait session! Catching them and putting them back on set always produces the biggest smiles and giggles around the room. To round the session off, your baby is offered a ‘Splash’ session with a warm, bubbly and interactive bath to wash off the cake and this part is a favourite amongst all babies that come to the studio! It is also a perfect way to wind down and then dry off with you before getting dressed again.

Following your session, I carefully retouch the best 20-25 images from your baby’s gallery and in about 3 weeks time, you are invited back so we can sit together and watch a high resolution slide show of their images to decide on your favourites for wall-art and digital packages.

Things to bring…

There are a few things that would be ideal if you brought with you! Cake gets everywhere! So please do bring a change of clothing, especially if you wish them to wear something different for the Pre-Smash portraits. Bring their favourite towel to dry away all the bubbles from the Splash. Finally, a favourite toy to keep them entertained should they require it and any specific items that you would want to be included.

First Birthday Milestone Upcoming?

It is recommended that you are booked in advance of your baby’s birthday. These sessions are limited in numbers and can book up months in advance.My studio is based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport. There is onsite parking which makes it super easy to arrive with your little one and all their bits and bobs!

To book your session click here or alternatively give me a call on 07422528951, or drop me an email!

From Newborn Photography to First Birthday Cake Smash Photos

From Newborn Photography to First Birthday Cake Smash Photos

Watch them grow….

Baby and Newborn Photography Stockport, Cheshire

As a Baby and Newborn Photographer in Stockport Cheshire one of the best parts of my job is watching your little ones return. Newborn Photography to First Birthday Cake Smash Photos is a real journey. Seeing how much your babies have grown literally melts my heart, and it is an honour to be able to do.

From those maternity and pregnancy bumps, to newborn babies. Capturing all the different stages is truly incredible.

Newborn Photography to First Birthday Cake Smash Photos Stockport

The emotion you feel can be overwhelming

For many mothers, the changes in your baby as they grow can leave you feeling emotional. Being a parent is such an incredible journey, a whirlwind really! First time round you have no idea what has hit you. You change and grow so much as individuals and as a couple. Many parents who come along for cake smash photos can get really emotional, particularly when they see their edited gallery. For me, the first birthday of my son felt like a real milestone. Despite having this beautiful little toddler developing in front of my eyes with such a wonderful little character, I felt as though I was losing my baby and couldn’t help but feel sad.


Capturing the changes is so very important

Newborn Photography is an amazing time to capture. All the sleepy, curly like, womb-poses and all those newborn baby details. Once baby grows and starts laughing and smiling, they really ooze personality. You almost fall in love with them all over again…for a different reason.
I believe for parents, having baby photos of each stage of development is the greatest treasure in life. It is also the greatest gift you can give your child when they are older.

Until you baby turns in to a big boy or girl and tells you they no longer want to hold your hand…you never truly realise how quickly the time goes by.

Baby Photos Stockport

Baby Phoebe, from Bump to Baby

When Phoebe came to see me for some newborn photography she travelled all the way from Kendal to Stockport. Her mum is also a Baby Photographer, but Clare asked if I could capture Phoebe and the family at this special time. After all, taking photos of your own little ones can be really hard, especially after the trauma of birth. Clare also came for a maternity pregnancy photoshoot. She wanted some gorgeous pictures of her special bump and for her older daughter Abbie to be in them too.

So Phoebe’s journey is captured from the very start. Take a look at how amazing Clare looks. You would never guess she was 34 weeks pregnant here, would you?

Bump Maternity Photos Stockport

Sitting Session

Just a few weeks ago Phoebe came back to see me, this time for her ‘Sitting Session’. Like with all babies during my photo sessions, I want them to feel comfortable in their surroundings before we begin. There is no point in making a little one sit on a set they don’t know and expecting them to be happy straight away, or even want to stay there. It’s unrealistic for the majority.
Some babies will happily be my best friend from the start, some will take some time to warm up. Phoebe was the former which was great! Straight in to her bunny outfit she went and smiled away like a true model.

Look at how much she has grown! Still that same face, but beaming with personality now. Just gorgeous. It’s not until you put photos side by side that you really do see how much they’ve grown.

Cake Smashes Stockport


I am always so thankful for you all that you continue to choose NC Hopes Photography to capture these everlasting memories.
I am looking forward to seeing Phoebe and her family again when Phoebe turns 1. This time for some Cake Smash photos of Phoebe! I can’t wait to update this blog then for you all to see how much more Phoebe has grown again!

Contact me today to book your session. Whether it be for maternity bump photos, a newborn photography session, cake smash photos, a sitter session or some outdoor family portraitsh!

Newborn Baby Photography Stockport

Newborn Baby Photography Stockport has grown in popularity dramatically in recent years. The rush for parents to get the best newborn photos and have a baby photoshoot has become a priority.

Newborn Baby Photography Stockport
Photographing babies

Photographing babies….lay them down on a blanket and snap away, right?

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Newborn Baby Photography sessions are really tough despite what all the behind the scenes images may look like on Facebook and Instagram. The sessions are the most complex in the Photography world and need specific and in-depth training. I started out photographing babies who were older. I then moved on to the idea of Newborn Photography as I gained confidence. It didn’t take long for me to realise how difficult it is to pose a newborn baby. Recreating an image found when searching ‘Newborn Photography Pinterest’ really isn’t as straight forward as you would think. However being able to work with tiny newborn babies is an absolute honour. The more families I have the pleasure of meeting, the luckier I realise I am to call this my job!

Newborn Baby Photographers Stockport
Newborn Photography Training

Over the years I have trained with various top newborn photographers across the UK and overseas. One of my favourites includes the very talented Jillian Greenhill Photography, based in Dubai. I have worked incredibly hard to perfect the art of Newborn Photography. It is important to me that I am providing my clients with the best possible service. This includes effective and thorough training. Ensuring your Newborn Photographer is experienced and fully trained is paramount. It also allows you to relax during the newborn baby photography session knowing your baby is in safe hands.

What happens during a Newborn Baby Photo session?

I make my parents aware before their newborn baby photography session that the shoots can take between 2 and 4 hours. Often people wonder why it takes so long. It is all very dependent on your baby. All babies are very different to one another. Some sleep soundly throughout where as others are sensitive to touch and wake easily. Some also need feeding frequently. Even from birth newborn babies have their own personalities and therefore they dictate the progression and pace of the shoot.

Baby Photos Stockport
Baby Girl Newborn Photos

The beautiful Hattie came to my Stockport photography studio for Baby Newborn Photographs just before Christmas. Mummy and Daddy, Hayley and Ben found me via Facebook recommendation. They travelled from Timperley in Altrincham and were such relaxed first time parents. Hattie was just 8 days old when she came and a dream to work with! She slept really well and had the most gorgeous head of hair. Hayley and Ben chilled out and watched Love Actually on the sofa as I snapped away. I love that new parents feel at ease when in my home studio.

Newborn Baby Photographer Stockport

To find out more about Newborn Baby Photography Sessions Stockport please drop me a line. Email: nchopesphotography@outlook.com or call me on 07422528951 and take a look at my Facebook page for more example images!

Newborn Baby Photos Stockport
Family photos in Newborn Photo Shoot Stockport