Nikki Hopes is a newborn and family photographer based in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire

Newborn session with Baby Sofia 

It’s been a good while since I have taken some time to write a blog. After having a baby myself just over a year ago I have had to take a step back from some of the admin side of having a business which means I have some catching up to do!  However, now I am back to it and I have promised myself that this year’s resolution is to be more organised and better at updating the website and giving you guys a little bit more of me…showing you what I am up to and letting you know about projects I am working on! 

Anyway…back to baby Sofia! This little darling was born in December and came in for her shoot just over 10 days later. Mum Ellie was no stranger to me as I had had the pleasure of capturing her first born, Harry just under 2 years ago. As a newborn photographer I am so grateful to be in a position where I get to meet so many new babies in the first few weeks of life! All so different to each other, even so early on. Being able to document families as they grow from one to two, then sometimes two to three children is such an honour and I am grateful to Sofia and her family for making the journey to see me in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport as they are not local. Having your own business can be really challenging at times so when clients return to you, ultimately you know you are doing something right. 

Sofia was generally really sleepy during her shoot and with such a beautiful head of hair and the most perfect little button nose she was incredible to photograph. I can see already that she will be the image of her mummy as she grows up…and mummy is a stunner let me tell you, so she is one lucky babba :) After this session I found myself looking back at the pictures I took of Sofia’s little brother Harry to see if I could find any likenesses with them both. I have posted a couple of images of Harry at the bottom of the post so you can see what you think?

Baby Harry below from two years ago….. I can definitely see the likeness!