Without a doubt , summer is my absolute favourite time of the year for outdoor family photography sessions here in the beautiful Dorset. However, up until now, with the few exceptions I have tended to stick with the beach for family sessions in the Summer. The forest was sort of "reserved" for Autumn and even Winter family photography sessions.
I am lucky enough to live a stones throw away from the most beautiful beach in the entire world , Sandbanks. But just because we live here it does not mean that everyone is a beach family! This lovely family booked me for a session in Wareham Forest, and the beautiful natural backdrop and colours did not disappoint one tiny bit! I was absolutely amazed by the beautiful colours there, a place that I had confined to my "Autumn" photography location list, wow, I will most definitely be coming back here a lot more next year!
This gorgeous little man was 10 months at this family photography session. He was confidently sitting, and he was most definitely on the move, but not walking yet. We got some gorgeous smiles and cheeky faces during the session. Babies love being outdoors for their photography sessions, there is so much to look at, and they can move around freely if they want to, they are not confined to a tiny studio space. He did well to sit still for a few minutes in the cute little crate that I brought, but he was keen to get on the move after!
The beauty of being outdoors for a family photography session, is not only the natural beauty of the place that we are in, is that we can move around! Instead of having the same background and the risk of little ones getting bored staying in one spot, we can walk together, stopping at different photo opportunities throughout the session.
Towards the end of the session, we let him loose! It was SO cute to watch how he was figuring out the surface he was crawling across, he picked up his legs and walked on his hands and feet rather than crawling on his knees. I love little moments like this.
If you would like to see some more of my beautiful , natural family photographs, or would like to find out more including how much it costs for a family photography session in Dorset, please visit the family photography section of my website.
Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of photographing these gorgeous little girls at just 3 weeks old. They brought their big sister with them too, who I also photographed as a newborn! With just 18 months between them I am so excited for this family and what the future holds for this gorgeous trio of girls!
Newborn twin girls and sibling
The girls were so good during their session, it is so lovely to watch how they settle next to each other. I love to photograph twin babies together, and also take a few of them of their own aswell.
Newborn twin girls
If you follow me you will know that I am always talking about capturing babies naturally and how each baby is different. I absolutely love photographing twins because this really shows so much. It is so lovely to just watch them together, but in their own little ways, and being able to capture this for the whole family to appreciate forever is simply the best.
Newborn twins, individual photographs
You will also know how much I love baby feet!! So for twin sessions I get to capture double the baby feet cuteness, awwwwwwwww.
Newborn twin feet
For more information about my newborn photography sessions, please visit the newborn section of my website. I would love to hear from you if you are expecting twins and would like me to photograph them for you.
Summer is well and truly here in Dorset. What a scorching couple of weeks we have had! The children break up for summer soon so lets hope some of this lovely weather continues.
6 weeks is a long time, and I expect most of you have some plans already whether or not you are going away or have planned some fun days out , all of this costs money, so I am here to help you find lots of things to do all for FREE to fill up some of the days and keep the kids occupied.
There is so much to do on our doorstep for FREE, but there are only so many times you can go to the local park, beach or out for a picnic. so look no further than my ultimate FREE summer holiday guide, Enjoy!
Bournemouth Summer Live 12th July - 26th August in Bournemouth Square
You can enjoy live music and lots of FREE kids entertainment through the summer in Bournemouth Gardens this year. Please visit their Facebook page for up to date information of what is on and when.
Free tennis in Poole Park. Every Sunday 10-11am
Every Sunday morning in Poole Park you can come along to a FREE tennis coaching session. All equipment is provided so there really is no cost. You do need to pre register online to let them know you are attending. This also takes place at many other locations so you might find one online that is closer to you.
Wareham Wednesdays , every Wednesday throughout the summer holidays
Every Wednesday during the summer holidays, Wareham are hosting a variety of FREE family events. Please check their website for more information.
Summer reading challenge - through out the summer holidays
Each year the summer reading challenge has a different theme, we are particularly excited about this year as my daughter has been obsessed with space since she did a topic at school 3 years ago! This year the theme celebrates 50 years since the moon landing (which is on my daughters birthday yay!) As well as the challenge, there are LOTS of free local events at the libraries to keep your children entertained over the summer.
To find out more information you can visit the summer reading challenge website. The idea is to ready 6 books over the summer , and you collect stickers and other rewards along the way to complete your poster. At the end you are usually rewarded with a certificate and a medal.
Poole Park Fun Day - 25th July 2019 10am-3pm
Poole Park are holding a FREE family day on 25th July. Most activities are FREE so there is no need to spend any money if you don't want to. Why not take a picnic and make a day of it? For more information please visit the facebook event page.
FREE children's craft workshops at Hobbycraft - various dates
Hobbycraft are running their FREE childrens craft workshops again this year. They have lots of dates throughout the holidays and this year the kids can make many things including; windsocks, windchimes, decopatch animals, suncatchers, do ceramic painting and much more! All event are FREE but you need to book in advance through eventbrite.
Poole Quay - Quay for my car, July 26th, 2nd 9th 16th 23rd and 30th August from 6pm
Sponsored by Poole Pirates, the Quay for my car event creates a bustling, lively atmosphere that can be enjoyed by owners as they mingle with fellow enthusiasts and spectators who want to catch a glimpse of the line up. There is a different theme each week, you can find out which cars you can see on which date on the Poole Tourism website.
FREE family activities and fireworks on Poole Quay 25th July, 1st 8th 15th 22nd and 28th August 2019 from 7pm
Get your groove on for Rockley's Summer Spectacular as fabulous FREE live music, entertainment and fireworks come to Poole Quay!
From 7pm there is a whole host of FREE family entertainment on Poole Quay, followed by a fireworks finale at 10pm. Find out more on the Poole tourism website.
Monday 19th August 2019 - Potterne Park / Moors Valley
If like me, you run your own business, a good friend of mine Joanne Dewberry, organises regular netwalking events where you can get together with other local small business owners and chat as it can be lovely sometimes working for yourself. This summer holiday she is organising a child friendly meet up at Potterne Park, where we will walk to Moors Valley and have a picnic together. The children can bring their bikes or scooters if they like and make a day of it. I went to one of these events she organised last year and I have to say it was one of the best days of the school holidays. If you would like to find our more you can visit Joanne's facebook event page.
Bournemouth Air Festival 29th August - 1st September
The Bournemouth Air Festival is now in its 11th year! They have a jam packed schedule of flying demos and many other activities and stands along the beach. You can visit their website for more information.
Other FREE things to do:
If you want to do something that does not tie you down to a certain date, here are a few of my favourite FREE things to do in Dorset;
> Visit the beach, its a lot quieter first thing in the morning or after dinner in the evening
> Go to a local splash park. There are so many locally including; Redhill Park, Littledown Park, Upton County Park, Hamworthy Park, Christchurch Quay, Boscombe Gardens, and Brewery Square
> Try out geocaching. This is a fun app you can get on your phone that gives you the co ordinates to find a little box which sometimes has treasure inside! There is a free app for this.
> Paint some rocks to hide. And don't forget to keep a look out for some when you are out and about. There are many facebook groups that you can join to follow where your rock has been, my favourite is "BH Rocks"
> There is a fantastic little farm on Portland that is FREE to enter. We love going here. And Portland is a beautiful place for a picnic too. Visit Fancy's Farm website for more information
> Birds of Poole Harbour on Poole Quay is free to enter. The children (and you!) can have lots of fun finding out about the local birds and maybe even spot some in the window with their binoculars. They often have a bird hunt trail and colouring out too.
Wow I can hardly believe that I am writing this school holiday blog again, it has only just been the Easter holidays hasn't it?! This is also a rather special one for me, as it means that I have now done an entire years worth of half term FREE activity blog posts since I started my first one last Summer.
So here is my round up of what you can do across Dorset during the May school half term for FREE.
FREE Toy Story party at Smyths Toy Superstore - 25th May 2019
Smyth's Toy Superstore are having a Toy Story party on Saturday 25th May from 9am, while stocks last. Join the party with FREE face-painting, DJs and FREE Toy Story 4 minis, stickers and posters to give away. You could also win a £50 voucher on the hour, every hour from 9am to 1pm! Please visit their website for more information.
The Great Wildlife Exploration - Kings Park, Boscombe 25-26th May 2019 10am-4pm
With a whole host of activities going between King's Park Athletics Stadium and East Cemetery 10am-4pm, for this fun, free, wildlife day. There is also a special dawn chorus bird walk taking place on 26th May at 6am.
FREE Unicorn or Dragon slime making workshop at HobbyCraft
On 27th, 29th and 31st May you can attend a FREE children's workshop at Hobbycraft where they can make their own slime to take home! These events need to be booked in advance, you can do this online. I have taken my children to many free workshops here, they have made the slime and it is a really good recipe, it keeps for ages and is not too sticky, so I can personally recommend this one.
Netwalking at Moors Valley - 28th May 2019 - 10am
If like me, you run your own business, a good friend of mine Joanne Dewberry, organises regular netwalking events where you can get together with other local small business owners and chat as it can be lovely sometimes working for yourself. This May half term she is organising a child friendly meet up at Potterne Park, where we will walk to Moors Valley and have a picnic together. The children can bring their bikes or scooters if they like and make a day of it. I went to one of these events she organised last year and I have to say it was one of the best days of the school holidays. If you would like to find our more you can visit Joanne's facebook event page.
Free Family bottle top workshop at Dorset Scrapstore - 29th May 2019
During the May half term Dorset Scrapstore have a FREE workshop on for children , for more information please visit their facebook event. Members children can also fill up a tub or bucket of scrap at any point during half term week.
Learning to grow at Wyevale Garden Centre - 2nd June 2019
A fun new activity for kids of 3 years + to learn all about growing plants.
Come along on the first Sunday of the month for an educational planting activity, and get your Little Diggers planting and learning! Each month we will be picking a fruit or vegetable to talk about. Children will learn all about planting seeds, and how to care for them. They will also have the chance to plant their own seeds to take home and watch them grow!
30 minute activity at 10:30am and 11:15am
FREE monthly kids’ planting activities
All activities include a cup with planted seeds, a colouring sheet, and a fact sheet to take home.
Please visit their facebook event page for more information.
Other things to do for FREE in Dorset
Some of the best things to do for free when you are stuck for ideas:
1. Check out your local library, there are lots of FREE events on over the holidays.
2. Go to the beach / park for a picnic
4. Crabbing at Poole or Mudeford Quay
5. Visit an outdoor paddling pool, you can find a list here.
6. Paint some rocks and hide them for others to find. There are lots of local facebook groups for this, some local ones are "Poole Rocks" and "BH Rocks"
I hope you all enjoy the holidays, and I will be back with my special summer holiday blog of free activities soon , it will soon come!
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A few weeks ago this gorgeous little girl came to see me with her beautiful Mummy for her baby photography session and I thought I would share some of the beautiful images with you all as often people are not aware that I photograph "older newborns" here as well as brand new ones.
This gorgeous little girl was 3 months when she came to see me at my home in Poole for her baby photography session. 3 months is such a beautiful age to capture, they are starting to show their own little personalities at this stage, and we may even get a smile or two!
The set up of your baby photography session will be very similar to my newborn sessions. I have some gorgeous larger props that I like to use for babies and we also do some simple, natural photos too.
Whilst most parents choose to bring their own outfits, I still have a few beautiful outfits and headbands here for older babies too.
Baby sessions are usually around 1 hour, which is a lot less time than a newborn session, as by now your baby will be a little more used to the world so will probably not need as much settling as a brand new baby. But please don't worry, we still have plenty of time to stop for cuddles and feeds if we need to, just like newborn sessions, my baby sessions are completely baby led, and if we need longer than 1 hour then that is completely fine.
If you have just missed the newborn photography stage or would like some up to date photos to show how much your baby has changed over these first few precious months, please visit the baby photography section of my website to find out more information and my prices. I would love to hear to you to start our special memory making journey together.
I little while ago I wrote a blog on why I offer newborn photography from my calm welcoming home environment, now I am going to share with you why I don't have offer studio family photography either.
We live in such a beautiful place. Dorset has it all, from the beautiful golden beaches of Sandbanks, to the luscious green countryside. I feel truly blessed to have been brought up here, and I can't ever see myself moving away from it. Which is why I absolutely love photographing families outdoors in Dorset. Why have a plain studio backdrop when nature can offer a much more beautiful one, we live here , so lets celebrate it and use the beauty around us to capture some gorgeous natural photographs of your family that you will treasure forever.
Outdoor family photography in Dorset is a fun experience, it is not just having your family photographs taken, you will remember the day too. The children will be much more relaxed than if you were to bring them into a photography studio for a traditional family portrait session, and they can play during their session too. You may have a favourite family place that you would like to meet me at, or I can recommend somewhere ( I have my favourites list!) and the time of the year is up to you aswell. I used to think you could only do outdoor family photography sessions during the summer months, but there has not been a month of the year that I have not photographed outside in! That said my absolute favroutire time for outdoor family photography is during the summer evenings, when the light is just starting to settle down for the day is all soft and golden.
Family photography is often booked to mark a special occasion, such as your pregnancy, or your baby's first birthday. I have a special section on my website that shows you some options for baby's first birthday, and a maternity section too if you would like to find out more. But I really do believe it is important to have some beautiful family photographs taken when your children are small , even if it not a "special occasion".
If outdoor photography isn't really you, I can also come to your home to capture your family in your own surroundings for a family lifestyle photography session. This is sometimes a better option if you would like family photographs taken during the colder months, or if you have a small baby.
So what are you waiting for? Let me capture some beautiful family memories for you in the beautiful place we live, Dorset. Please contact me if you would like to book in. Or you can find lots more information, and lots more beautiful photographs in my family photography section of my website. I would love to hear from you to capture some beautiful memories for your family.
It is nearly Easter! Which means most parents will be on the look out for things to do to fill up the two weeks holiday that don't cost a small fortune! Last summer I wrote a blog about free activities and events and it went down so well I decided to repeat it for each half term since then, so here we are again! I absolutely love the school holidays, I work hard all year and really look forward to spending quality time with my beautiful children. It can get expensive though, so I always make a note of all the FREE things going on locally in Dorset and we use that as a guide. I have done all the hard work for you and decided to share it once again. I hope you enjoy it and find some fun things to do that will save you some money!
Bouncing Bunnies Easter Trail at Poole Museum 6-22 April
Throughout the Easter half term holidays, Poole Museum are running a FREE Easter trail. Collect your form on the way in and find the bunnies around the museum for a chocolate prize at the end. Please visit the Poole Museum website for more information and opening times. The museum is FREE to enter for all.
Easter Egg Hunt at Stewarts Garden Centre 6 - 19 April
Keep your little ones entertained this Easter with an Easter Egg Hunt! Pick up a form then explore the centre to find the Easter eggs hidden around the shop floor.
There's a little reward for every completed form and an Easter hamper for one lucky prize draw winner at each centre!
The prize will be drawn on Friday 19th at 5pm and the winners will be notified by telephone.
For more information please visit the event page on Facebook.
Learning to grow at Wyevale Garden Centre 7th April 2019
A FREE fun new activity for kids of 3 years + to learn all about growing plants.
Come along for an educational planting activity, and get your Little Diggers planting and learning! Each month we will be picking a fruit or vegetable to talk about. Children will learn all about planting seeds, and how to care for them. They will also have the chance to plant their own seeds to take home and watch them grow!
30 minute activity at 10:30am and 11:15am
All activities include a cup with planted seeds, a colouring sheet, and a fact sheet to take home.
Easter small furries workshop at Pets at Home, Branksome
Almost every day during the easter holidays, pets at home are holding FREE small animal workshops for children at 1130am. The workshops are aimed at kids aged 5-11, helping to teach them how rewarding pets can be and how to care for them, making sure you and your kids are all clued up on pet welfare and responsible pet ownership. They will meet friendly small furries whilst learning how to keep them happy and healthy during a fun and hands-on experience! You do need to pre book tickets for these events, you can do so by visiting the pets at home website.
Netwalking with Joanne Dewberry - 8th April
If like me, you run your own business, a good friend of mine Joanne Dewberry, organises regular netwalking events where you can get together with other local small business owners and chat as it can be lovely sometimes working for yourself. This Easter she is organising a child friendly meet up at Potterne Park, where we will walk to Moors Valley and have a picnic together. The children can bring their bikes or scooters if they like and make a day of it. I went to one of these events she organised last year and I have to say it was one of the best days of the school holidays. If you would like to find our more you can visit Joanne's facebook event page.
FREE Children's writing workshop in Christchurch on 9th April
7-16-year-olds are invited to come along to Meeting Room 1, at Mudeford Wood Community Centre, Pipers Drive, Mudeford, BH23 4TR on Tuesday 9th April, 10am-12pm. We will be focusing on short story writing, on the theme, Christchurch – Past, Present and Future.
To book onto this workshop please contact Chantelle directly via email; email@example.com
Or visit their website for more information.
Spring craft day at The Furlong, Ringwood on 13th April
Join in on the courtyard on Saturday 13th April between 11am & 3pm for a day of spring themed arts & crafts, Easter activities & bunny-tastic mask making fun for all the family.
The talented team from Arts2Educate will be again providing craft workshops and spring themed activities such as making mini chick cards, bunny masks, flower garlands, bug art displays and more! There’s also face painting & a giant selfie photo frame to capture that perfect picture.
The event is free to attend (with the exception of the cakes which will require a charitable donation) and in the event of bad weather some of the activities may need to be modified. Please visit The Furlong website for more details.
Lets Play, The Eco Hub, Poole Dolphin Centre on 16-18 April
The arts festivals theme is all about the importance of play and enjoyment of The Arts. It will run as an open 'play centre'. Activities will set up around the Eco-Hub for children and their adults to engage with. As well as that there will be workshops for children to sign up for, run by The Dorset ScrapStore and artist Immy Fooks. Keep an eye out for these workshops as will book up quickly!
Suitable for ages 4 - 11. Please visit their facebook event page for more information.
Hobbycraft kids club - FREE colour in eggs
Hobbycraft have FREE craft workshops during the Easter holidays on the following dates: Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th, Friday 19th April 2019. Suitable for ages 4 and over. All children under 16 years must be supervised by an adult at all times. To book a place you need to visit the hobbycraft website.
Free children's crafts at Dorset Scrapstore, 18th April
Members children are invited to join in for an afternoon of free Easter themed crafts . No prebooking is required for this activity. Please note you must have a membership to take part in this activity. You can become a member when you visit us at a cost of £5 per family. Please contact Dorset Scrapstore for more information via their facebook page.
Brewery Square Easter Egg Hunt
The 4 day Brewery Square Easter Egg Hunt is back for another year!
Families are invited to Brewery Square to hunt for the Easter Egg images around the square, in return for a free prize!
The Easter Egg Hunt is being held from Good Friday until Easter Monday (19-22 April) from 10am until 4pm.
- Collect a form on the day from the Concierge Office (we can be found opposite the Dorchester South Train Station)
- Hunt for the Easter images around Brewery Square
- Complete your form, and return this for a FREE Easter prize!
The event is free to enter, and is suitable for children up to 15 years old.
Easter in Poole - 20th April
Poole in the place to be on Saturday 20th April with lots of FREE entertainment including an Easter trail, kids’ crafts and face painting.
Everything will be taking place mid-way down the high street, next to W E Boone & Co.
All day: face painting and children's entertainers Jamie Jigsaw and Carol
10am - 1pm: Mad4Animals
11am - 3pm: The Parkour Project workshops & displays
12pm - 4pm: The Project Climbing Centre slackline workshops & displays
Collect your Easter egg hunt entry form from one of the Poole BID team and explore the town to find all the clues and win a FREE chocolate egg. For more up to date information, please visit their facebook event page.
FREE Easter Egg Hunt, Fisherman's Haunt, Christchurch, 21st April
Join in for a traditional Easter egg hunt, starting at 10:30am on Easter Sunday. Free tea and filter coffee for accompanying adults, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Free entry numbers will be limited due to the popularity of this event last year. Please visit their Facebook event page for more information.
I hope you all have a lovely Easter break with your families, and hopefully this has helped you plan in some things to do and save you some money. Please do let me know in a comment below if you know about anything I can add to this, thank you.
This is the third time I have been lucky enough to be asked by Tesco photo to review some of their photo products. I am delighted to be able to share my experience with you, especially as you can easily order your own direct from Tesco photo from the beautiful photographs I have provided you from your photography session at a very good price.
I was delighted to see that Tesco offer photo mugs, and I have often thought about ordering some personalised ones to serve tea and coffee to my lovely clients when they come in for their newborn or baby photography session. So I decided to design and ordered myself 4 mugs. I also love having some products to show off when clients come here, to give them ideas of what they might like to do with their photographs from their session. I was very surprised to see the large range of mugs you can get. I had my idea of what I wanted on mine, a logo on one side and a collage of photos on the other. It was very easy to use the online designing and ordering system, you can even rotate the mug 360 degrees to see what it will look like when it is printed! Once ordered, the mugs arrived within 2 days! Like most photo gifts you can choose to collect from store the very same day or choose home delivery.
Photo mugs make a great gift idea, especially with Mother's day coming up soon. You can check out the range of photo gifts that Tesco Photo offers on their website.
I honestly cannot believe where the last year has gone, and that it has been 12 months since I last shared an entire newborn photography gallery via my blog! So it is about time that I shared a recent session with you all so here it is! I think it is important for you to see EVERY single photo from one session to help you decide if I am the photographer for you.
This gorgeous little girl was 14 days old when she came to see me recently with her big brother. We started off with some photos of them together, and at just 15 months old big brother was amazing! When siblings come to newborn photography sessions, I tend to take baby wrap them up nicely, and settle them down before bringing their older sibling over. I know I have to be ready and quick for these shots as toddlers are not often keen to lay there for more than a few seconds!
After the sibling shots she was still awake, but very content. So we moved onto her first set up, one of my favourite baskets with a nice lace wrap. Mum and Dad were keen on neutral colours, with a touch of girly, which is what I do best for girls. I do have a small amount of pink or lilac which I can use when requested but mostly my style is creamy, neutral colours. I really love the ones where she is kicking her leg out, she really liked stretching and was not too keen on being bundled up into a ball. Every baby is so different, I love working with them and seeing their own little individual personalities.
After the first set up she was still awake but still happy so we moved her into my wooden crate which I like to use as a little bed with my soft fluff. We popped a little headband on her too. She was happy having a little stretch and we got a great shot of her looking right into the camera which I absolutely love. She started getting a bit sleepy after being snuggled in there so I decided to take her out and wrap her up and get some sleepy shots next.
Mum told me she liked the photos of baby wrapped up on my fur so we went for these next. She was happy to be tightly wrapped up now and was beginning to fall asleep. We got another fantastic set of photos including a windy smile which I chose as the featured photo for this blog!
She was fast asleep by now so we got some lovely sleepy photos. She was not keen on being on her tummy so positioned her on her side and we got some lovely photos. After this we managed to get one more photo in a new set up and then she woke up and we decided it was a good time to end the session.
Hello, I am Samantha. I would like to welcome you into my beautiful home and my world of newborn baby photography.
Bringing your tiny precious little newborn baby into my home is a perfect relaxing experience for all of us. I want you to feel at ease here, as you would in your own home. This is my main reason for choosing my home as my "studio" space rather than a purpose built studio which can sometimes be a bit daunting to brand new parents. Let me make you a hot drink for you to enjoy as I settle you and your baby in.
My lovely open plan space has a full kitchen should you need to warm up any bottles, and I can even provide you with a tub of cotton wool and water which to clean your baby if we need to, sometimes newborns have gacky eyes so a quick wipe now saves me lots of editing time and helps your beautiful photographs stay natural. My bathroom is just the other side of the wall where the photography session will take place, so you will never be far away from your baby should you need to use it whilst you are here, please don't feel you need to wait until you get home!
If you haven't already given me your "wish list" of photos we will sit down together to discuss which props and colours you would like me to use. I focus on this more than which "poses" you would like, as every single baby is different, some like to go in certain positions, some not so much. You can expect to spend 2-3 hours with me, and I spend all this time getting to know what your baby likes and what soothes them, making your baby led experience with me as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. I have years of experience on hand, but your baby is always in charge. Quite often they will not want to sleep as it is a new environment for them, but please do not worry , I have lots of ways of photographing awake babies, and I absolutely love to see their eyes open in some of the photographs.
Most parents to be / new parents have lots of questions when they get in touch to book, so I have recently created a new page of FAQs to read. If you would like to read more about your newborn photography experience with Samantha Prewett Photography, I have another useful blog I wrote a couple of years ago but it is still applicable. This goes into more detail about what to expect when you come to me. I hope you have enjoyed reading this little insight into my world of newborn photography, and please do get in touch if you are interested in booking your newborn photography session with me.