Vintage newborn & child portraiture

April 09, 2019  •  1 Comment

3 years ago one of my wedding couples came to me for photographs of their baby girl and, because we have done a few outdoor family shoots since I have had the pleasure of seeing her grow up.  Last week was a special treat because not only did I get to photograph her again but also meet and photograph her week old brother!

I photograph several 'babies' each year but once born, life generally takes over and rarely do people come to me early enough to photograph their baby within the first 14 days which is when you can get the seriously cute sleepy and wrapped images.  Beyond this age most babies have discovered they have plenty of room to stretch and getting those arms and legs from waving around can be somewhat of a challenge!

So I was in for a real treat with this cute little bundle because mom and dad were also looking to get a variety of image 'looks' and after the standard 'white-background' shots, out came the props and different backdrops including a moon for some light images (including the cuddly elephant that made an appearance in his sister's baby photos) and for the vintage shots a large wooden bucket and trug and a simple fluffy mat.  Some simple vintage-style portraits were also taken of his extremely photogenic sister and so I finished the shoot a very happy bunny and their parents have kindly granted permission to share a handful.  Enjoy!



Leah and Kevin(non-registered)
All we can say is thank you. We were more than lucky to have found you (well Phil we met first) at the wedding fayre all those years ago. Think it was all the Safari talk that sold us on both of you being part of our wedding and your amazing work has meant we have continued to use your extraordinary photography skills over the years and look forward to continuing (although we don’t really have much wall space these days!) Thank you Maxine for being a great photographer and generally such a lovely person. We couldn’t have been more happy with our treasured photos.
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A run down of some of the locations I have photographed at:

Ardencote Manor

Athena Theatre Venue, Leicestershire

Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove

Birmingham Town Hall

Blakelands Country House Hotel, Halfpenny Green

Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Brockencote Hall, Chaddesly Corbett

Cadmore Lodge, Tenbury

Cameron House, Shores of Loch Lomond, Scotland

Cliveden Hall, Berkshire

Chester Zoo (Oakfield House), Chester

City Rooms, Leicester

Cookley Village Hall, nr. Kidderminster

Coombe Abbey, Coventry

Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham

Copthorne, Merry Hill

Crown & Sandy's, Ombersley

CSN, Birmingham

Curradine Barnes, Shrawley

Delbury Hall, Shropshire

Dudley Register Office, Dudley

Dudley Arms Hotel, Himley

Dunsley Hall Hotel, Kinver

Event City, Manchester

Forest of Arden Golf Club, Solihull

Grafton Manor, Droitwich

Grand Station, Wolverhampton

Grimstock Country House Hotel, nr. Curdworth

Goodyears Pavillion, Wolverhampton

Hadley Park House Hotel, Telford

Hartlebury Castle

Hawkstone Park, Weston under Redcastle, Shropshire

Henley in Arden Golf Club, Warwickshire

Highbury Hall, Birmingham

Hilton Hotel, Berlin

Himley Golf Club, Swindon

Himley House Hotel, Himley

Hinckley Island Hotel, Hinckley

Holt Castle, Ombersley

Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove

Kidderminster Registry Office, Kidderminster

Lee Brockhurst Village Hall, Nr. Wem

Leigh Arms, Northwich

Madeley Court, Telford

Manor Hill House

Moxhull Hall

Netherstowe House Hotel, Lichfield

Northumberland, Trafalgar Square, London

Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas

Pantheon, Rome City

Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire

Priory Park, Dudley

Raddison Blu Hotel, Birmingham

Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Estoria, Rome City

Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury

Sherbourne Park, Sherbourne, Warwick

Stourport Manor

Somerford Hall, Wolverhampton

Spring Grove House, West Midlands Safari Park

Stone Manor, nr. Kidderminster

Stourport Manor

Stourton Rugby Club, nr. Stourbridge

The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford

The Belfry

The Dudley Arms, Himley

The Granary, Shenstone

The Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove

The Kingfisher, Wall Heath

The Mere, Manchester

The Metropole, NEC Birmingham

The Mill, Alvely

The Moat House, Acton Trussell

The Mount, Tettenhall

The Old Rectory, Wem

The Old Vicarage, Worfield

The Oratory, Birmingham

The Pear Tree, Smyte

The Plough & Harrow, Edgbaston

The Quality Hotel, Dudley

The Village Hotel, Dudley

Wroxall Abbey

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