Samantha Prewett Photography is turning 5 in January 2018. I am having a massive online party to celebrate with LOTS of giveaways!
I am really excited to announce that in January I am celebrating 5 years since I started Samantha Prewett Photography! To celebrate I am having online facebook party with lots of games and £100's worth of prizes from myself and other Dorset businesses.
I have lots of amazing prizes to giveaway from myself and lots of other wonderful local businesses including:
An amazing curry hamper from Hari Hari
A new baby gift basket from Teds Toys in Ringwood
A gift voucher for baby yoga from Nature, Nuture, Love
A gift voucher from ZenBaby
A lovely Avon Hamper from Clare's Team Avon
A gift voucher from Sunflower Baby Massage
A voucher and some gifts from Puddle Ducks, Dorset
Some cool handmade trousers suitable for cloth bums from Loved Garms
A framed set of baby footprints from Precious Memories
A voucher for a first aid course from Daisy first aid, Christchurch and Poole
A voucher for a deluxe belly bump cast from Rock the Bump
An aloe vera gift bundle from Forever living by Jennie Stone
A children's baking set and jar of marshmallows from Table Top Treasure
Prizes are still coming in so there will be lots more to win, this is just a selection of what I have been given so far.
The event is taking place between 12-15th January 2017, and you can join in by clicking on this link.
A newborn lifestyle or "fresh 48" session takes place in your home soon after you baby has arrived. My main aim for these sessions is to capture the new addition to your family in his/her natural home surroundings.
For this session, at the request of the parents, I brought a small amount of props with me and managed to capture a beautiful mix of natural lifestyle and some slightly more "set up" images.
I met this gorgeous little man last month at his home in Poole, Dorset for his Fresh 48 photography session. He is very lucky indeed, to have 2 adoring older brothers, who were amazing at having their photos taken with him.
I was very lucky this home had a large window so I was in natural light heaven. I managed to get some gorgeous shots in front of the window before moving on to some family photographs.
I always aim to capture some natural shots during these lifestyle session, of you feeding, cuddling, interacting with your baby , and this is exactly what we managed to do.
There are so many beautiful photographs from this Fresh 48 session, I can't possibly include them all on here. But Mum and Dad loved them so much, the decided to buy them all!
Newborn lifestyle photography sessions are becoming increasing popular, they are an even more natural way to capture your family , and they work perfectly if you already have children as they are always more comfortable in their own homes rather than coming into a strange new place. If you are expecting soon, and would like more information on a newborn photography session, please visit my newborn area of my website, or contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
This month I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous little one again for her 9 month session. I first met her back in January for her newborn photography session here at Samantha Prewett Photography in Poole, Dorset, and this month I photographed her at Upton County Park.
It was so lovely to see how much she has grown since January, I feel really privileged to be invited back to photograph babies as they grow and capture these special memories for their families to treasure forever.
We started off with a few photos of her and her gorgeous Mummy together, which I am sure you agree are beautiful.
Then we took some photos of her on her own in a little wooden box, which she seemed to be quite happy in! Gorgeous don't you think?
Baby/family photography packages start from £85 and include some digital images. I tend to photograph outdoors between March and October. If you would like a session over the winter, I would suggest booking a family lifestyle home session, or if you baby is under 5 months I can photograph them here in Poole. If you are interested in booking a family session, you can find out more by visiting my family photography section on my website ,or you can contact me.
Something that I feel very passionately about is the "natural" part of my brand. This is where I think I differ from the majority of the hundreds of other newborn photographers out there.
So what exactly do I mean by "natural posing" ? Surely, anything "posed" can't be natural?
Well, I perfectly combine the 2 things to create beautiful photographs for you.
I "pose" babies by creating beautiful artistic setups of colours that compliment each other and your baby and placing them into these set ups. Then instead, of making sure each shot is "perfectly posed" I let your baby pose! Sometimes I give them a helping hand, but more often that not, the natural positions that they get themselves in are picture perfect already! I am there for all the little things like if they decide to put their hands over their face or to cover up their modesty!
Please don't get me wrong though, its not as simple as just setting up some things, putting your baby in then taking some photos! If you have been to me, you will understand and appreciate the care and attention that goes into each and every photograph that I take. I have over 4 years experience of photographing newborn babies now, and I know how to naturally work with your baby to create these perfect photographs that you will treasure forever.
Each baby is different and likes to go into different positions, here is the same "pose" with different babies, you can see how each baby is different and unique and how they want to position themselves differently. I tend to help them a little bit for this pose, but I will never put them into any positions where they need supporting by a hand that then needs to be edited out afterwards.
I hope that you have enjoyed reading this blog that I really enjoyed putting together for you. If you would like to read more about my brand, I have a few other articles about my brand message here:
You can find out about my beautiful, natural packaging here.
You can find out what is is like coming into my lovely calming home for your newborn photography session here.
And finally, you can find out why it is important for me to use only natural light in my photography here.
If you would like anymore information on my newborn photography sessions, here in Poole, Dorset. Please visit my newborn photography section of my website here, or contact me here.
Ok, so the title of this post just gave it all away and you don't "need" to read more to find out what this article is all about, but please do, it has taken me hours and hours to compile this!
This September marks a huge milestone for me, whilst a lot of you will be getting ready for your babies starting school, I have been also celebrating the fact that the first babies I photographed 4 years ago are starting their school journeys this month.
To celebrate, I invited the little one's who I photographed as my first newborns 4 years ago to a little "I am starting school" session. Those of you who know me, know that I am not your typical "school/studio" photographer", so I decided to take them all to the beach! Their Mummies and Daddies were very brave allowing them onto the sand with their brand new precious school clothes and shoes, but I am sure you will agree it was definitely worth it and I hope they love these photos of their gorgeous little ones as much as I do.
I got quite emotional looking back at all my old photos to compile this blog post, I bet the families will too!
The three children that came were all absolutely amazing and seemed to enjoy themselves, and agreed that photo sessions on the beach are much more fun than in a studio! I got them to practice for their official school photos , which resulted in a few cheesy smiles but I managed to get some gorgeous natural ones aswell :-)
This lovely little man could have a whole blog of his own! I first photographed him whilst he was still in his Mummy's tummy, and have continued to photograph him and his family ever since. I have actually lost count how many sessions I have done for them, but I had a look through today and picked out a few photos to share of him from the past few years.
I would like to wish them all a super happy start to their new school journeys this month, and thank them for coming and doing this for me. It means a lot to have had all the support over the years and I hope its not the end of our time together. xx
This year myself and the lovely Emma from Sunflower Baby Massage created #littlepacksoflove.
We work closely with a number of other maternity and baby related businesses who, like us are all based in Dorset to create these lovely little packs to give out to our clients.
We are currently planning batch 4, which will be ready to give out in September 2017. Every 2 months we get together with a few other lovely ladies to put our packs together. Each pack contains flyers with an exclusive offer on, goodies and samples for local businesses. This is a not for profit project, the idea is to create little goody packs that we can all hand out to our own clients, and for them to be useful, not just bags of flyers. We like to think of them as local bounty packs.
Some of the regular contributors to the packs include ; Table Top Treasure nearly new sales across Dorset, Rock The Bump pregnant belly casting, Families Online, Butterfly Dreams bump painting, Daisy First Aid, Precious Memories baby castings, Jennie Stone International Business Coach, The Essential You essential oils, and many more. We are always looking out for new goodies to include in our packs, so if you can help, please do get in touch.
We always have a fun evening putting the together, each pack is handmade with lots of love inside. If you have been lucky enough to have one already, we hope that you liked it. They are currently being given out to our own clients and at events that we attend, which so far have included the Mothercare Expectant Parent Evenings, The Dorset Bump to Baby Show and at Table Top Treasure events. We are not yet ready to distribute them further as they take a lot of time to produce, and we want to keep them local, but who knows what the future holds for our little packs of love.
If you would like to find out more about the businesses contributing to our packs , please visit my Dorset Baby Directory Page.
This month I was invited to attend and photograph a Table Top Treasure, baby and child nearly new sale. I love going to these type of events as a buyer, so I was very excited at the prospect of attending one as a business stall holder.
When I arrived, I found my name on my table, along with a goody bag and an information / tips sheet which was very handy. I set up my table, then walked around and took some photos of the lovely items everyone was selling. As well as myself, there were a few other businesses there including TiliRex, with their beautiful handmade clothes, Waterbabies and some amazing homemade cakes and treats for sale.
I had a great morning at this event, as well as meeting lots of lovely families who loved my work and were interested in booking, I got some bargains for my children too. I was very impressed at the selection of items available for sale here, most of these sales only cater for baby items but I managed to get some clothes for both of my children (age 6 and 8) as well as some new toys at amazing prices. I will definitely be attending again, as a buyer and hopefully as a seller as well.
For more information on where and when the upcoming Table Top Treasure events are happening, you can visit their website, or follow them on facebook.
Last week I had a really fun session with Jennie from Jennie Jones Global on Sandbanks beach, capturing some natural fun "headshots" for her home business.
Jennie is a past client of mine and we have kept in touch since she brought her little one to me for his newborn photographs 4 months ago when he was just 9 days old. Recently she asked me if I would be able to capture some natural shots of her and her boys for her website. Jennie runs a business from home which fits around her young children so she wanted to incorporate them within her photo session to show everyone this.
Jennie wanted a blue theme to match her new website, so I spotted these beach huts which we think worked great! Also the blue from the sea, and the fact that she even brought blue beach toys for her boys to play with complemented it all perfectly!
Jennie has ended up with many lovely photographs to choose from , I am not sure how she is going to choose the ones for her website , but that is down to her now.
If you have your own business and would like some professional photographs for your website and or social media, I would love to capture some beautiful natural shots for you.
Prices start from £85, for more information please message me or give me a call 01202 465053
A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of capturing some of this beautiful little one's birthday celebrations. I first met her when she was 4 month old, and this time I was invited to their home to capture some gorgeous memories for her first birthday.
The session was a total success, we got the perfect mixture of cake smashing and family photographs which I hope will take pride of place in their home next along with her 4 month photographs which I saw on the wall on the way in.
We started the session with some family photos , and then some of just her on her own. I am sure you will agree she is absolutely gorgeous, she certainly brightened up my day! Then we moved on to her cake smash, which she loved. She got stuck right in and was not afraid to get messy at all. Then she got in the bath and I packed up to go home.
Her family have ordered some more large prints from me, I cant wait to see them when the arrive, I really do love seeing my photographs in print.
I know that a lot of people choose to print their own photographs from their sessions, If you have done this I would love to see them on your walls, if you have please do send me a photo over.
If you would like me to capture your babies first birthday or any other special occasion, I can either come to you or we can meet at a beautiful outdoor location. For more information please visit my family section, drop me a message or give me a call 01202 465053
When clients book in for their newborn photography session with me here in Poole, they often wonder why I say to allow up to 4 hours. In fact a lot of people just assume that they will not be here for anything like 4 hours and book appointments in the afternoon, and this sometimes leads us to rushing the session towards the end.
I have been photographing newborn babies for over 4 years now, so it is not that I don't know what I am doing. As I am sure you can all appreciate newborns come with their own time schedule, and do not stick to ours. All of my sessions are totally baby led, if baby wants a feed or a cuddle we stop for this. Working with such a small precious little person we need to go completely with their needs to make your experience with me as enjoyable as possible.
If you have ever been to a traditional family photography studio before, you will know the drill. You get maybe half an hour (if you are lucky) to get those all important photographs, if it does not happen during that short amount of time, it does not happen at all. I want to be able to offer the opposite of this, and I will spend plenty of time with you getting those all important beautiful, natural shots.
Another thing a lot of new parents think is, how on earth can I spend 4 hours taking photographs? It does not work like that at all. We do not spend 4 hours taking photos, and the likelihood of you actually being here for 4 hours is actually very low, but I like to make sure we have blocked out the time just in case we need it, which we sometimes do. Even if you have a very sleepy baby, you may find the opposite when they come here, it is a brand new experience for them (and you!) and it is very stimulating for them. Likewise, if you baby is a little more unsettled in general, they might be more settled here , I have lots of experience with babies and I know how to work with each individual baby and how to settle them.
So to round up, please allow up to 4 hours for your newborn photography session. This also allows for a little bit of leeway if you are a little late , I know what it is like trying to get out of the house with a brand new tiny baby! Most sessions are around 2 hours, but some go on longer , please don't panic if you are here the full 4 hours, some babies just need a little bit more time to settle in. And please try not to book appointments after your session as it will be a rush for us to be finished. I know this sometimes cannot be helped , so if you do , please let me know so that I can make sure we are finished and not rush at the very last minute. I aim for your newborn photography experience in my home to be as calming and relaxing, and comfortable as possible.
If you would like to read more about newborn photography experiences with me at Samantha Prewett Photography, here are a few useful links:
Read about your newborn experience here
See a full newborn gallery from one single session here
Visit my newborn section of my website here for more information and prices
About my blog
Welcome to my blog. This is much more than a way of just sharing photography sessions. It is best way to really find out what you are going to get from your experience with me, through behind the scenes, articles on what I do and why I do it. And to find photography tips and advice aswell as entering some great competitions.