Monday, 6 March 2017

Mummy and Me...

One of my wishes for Honey and Ace's first few years was to have loads of photographs to look back on. When I had to buy a new phone with a larger memory even though I had thousands of photos backed up on our various computers and hard drives, I knew I was on track to achieve my goal! The only problem is, that I have taken most of them so I'm not in them, does anyone else have the same problem?

If you're furiously nodding in agreement, then a Mummy and Me shoot at the Oobaloos studio is what you need! Sheryl works hard to achieve a series of beautiful photographs which perfectly encapsulate the love between a Mother and her child/children.

Dressed in neutral, comfy clothes, Honey and Ace took it in turns to crawl all over the studio while Sheryl moved around, using the natural light to capture their cheeky poses and smiles.

Then came the challenge of getting them to stay vaguely near each other while they had some pictures taken together (cue cries of 'reset' and 'stop climbing on your sister'). I love this shot because it shows how they so often are at home, playing separately but wanting to be near each other, it makes my heart burst!

After that, we all piled in and played 'catch Ace before he crawls off the edge', resulting in some gorgeous shots that sum up how we spend most of our mornings at home!

A quick costume change (into pyjamas, which Honey thought was really funny as it was 9:30am) for some storytelling and our 20 minute session was up. It doesn't sound long but I can assure you, it was perfect for those with the attention span of a 11 month old or a three year old and their wrangler Mummy!

I can't recommend Sheryl enough, she has provided us with so many treasured memories over the last few years and I'm sure she will be there to capture many more as Honey and Ace grow up! If you're still undecided about booking in, here's a short interview Honey and I conducted to help you get to know the lady behind the lens!

How did you come up with the idea for the Mummy and Me package?

Since I opened my Essence Studio I have been trying to work out the best uses for it. I'm not a big fan of plain backgrounds and flash lights, I always lean towards finding natural light. I designed my setup to be neutral, natural looking and not forced.

I asked a photographer friend to come and model with her 1 year old to see how it looked and was super pleased with the outcome (see Facebook post above). Non cheesy, natural engagement and connection. Perfect for my style so I designed the Mummy and Me package in time for Mother's Day.

The sessions are short and sweet. I shoot really fast as I know little ones have a teeny tiny attention span. I want to get the goods before the bottom lip and bribery comes in!

Haha, I totally know what you mean! Where would be your dream photography location?

My dream photography location is to actually shoot a family on a beautiful, sandy beach. I have photography friends all over the world and I get so jealous. Our nearest beach is Weston Super Mud. Need I say more?!

That would be amazing, if we ever win the lottery, we will definitely fly you out to far flung places to be our official holiday photographer! What's your favourite colour?

My favourite colour is purple.

Honey whole heartedly approves of that and says that purple looks nice next to pink! What's your favourite food?

My favourite food is bacon.

Honey is unsure about this one but Mummy now fancies a bacon sandwich! Do you like biscuits?

I love ginger nut biscuits.

Yum! What's your favourite flower?

My favourite flowers are gerberas. I had these in my wedding bouquet.

I've just shown Honey a picture of some gerberas online and she has pronounced them 'the most beautiful flowers in the whole world' and agrees that they're perfect for a wedding! What's next for Oobaloos?

World domination my friend. I adore shooting weddings all summer and catching up with my family shoots in spring and autumn. The female portraiture in The Essence Studio is new for me this year so I will be working hard on getting that nice and established.

So there you have it, watch out world, Sheryl is coming to get you! You can follow Ooobaloos in Instagram or head over to the Oobaloos Facebook page to book your session or to book one for someone else as a wonderful Mother's Day treat. I promise, you won't regret it! 

*Although we were very kindly gifted the Mummy and Me photoshoot experience, all thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own.

Honey wears... Pink tunic by Gap Kids
Ace wears... Grey chinos by Next

Photo credits to Sheryl Fish of Oobaloos Photography

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  1. They're totally gorgeous pictures!! I love the light, and the neutral colours of the children's outfits, and they're really really natural pictures! I'm not surprised you're so pleased with them! I really need more pictures of the children with me in them, I'd like to look into one of these shoots!

  2. I love these pictures! I know a few friends who have also had photos taken by Sheryl and they've been just as gorgeous, she's so talented! (Think I found this from #bigpinklink but the comment box wasn't appearing)


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