Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Cake Smash Photoshoots Blackpool



Cake Smash

What is a cake Smash

Well....
A cake smash is held at the end of a fabulous 1st birthday photoshoot, all the beautiful photos have been taken, your child in his/her gorgeous birthday clothes.
Little girls in tutu and pearls, little boys dressed in their best...
Then... Out comes the cake!!













Gorgeous Harley was up for anything, the messier the better AND so was daddy.
The lovely cake was dipped into by Harley, but that wasn't messy enough for daddy, 
he proceeded to scoop out the middle of the cake and add...
 Chocolate Yoghurt...very runny, very messy and great fun!!













Princess Reeva on the other hand liked to examine her cake, squish her hands into the firm icing and feel it go squidgy through her fingers, she was having a fab time eating this specially made cake and NO-ONE was going to take it off her.
Gorgeous child, beautiful images, I ended up having a 40 x 30 canvas made for the studio, it makes me smile every day.

Finally, the little one is wiped down and taken home for a bath and a well earned rest, the images are edited and shown in the studio a week or 2 later when mummy and daddy choose their wall portraits.
All framed images are hand made by a local craftsman in beautiful quality frames.
Every time I pick up the framed portraits, I marvel at how amazing the finished product looks, and cant wait to see them on the walls. 

To book your child's first birthday photoshoot and include the free cake smash  (you buy the cake), phone Sheila on...

07932685241

Or, pop into the studio for a chat and a look at our samples.

92 Redbank Road, Blackpool, FY2 9DZ

See you soon xxx



Blackpool Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer Phone Sheila. 07932685241 Phone Dove Photography for your Portrait sessions, Wedding Photography in Blackpool and the whole of the Uk, Commercial Portraits; Baby Bump/maternity portraits.... Special occasions like Parties, Christenings, Birthdays. Getting Married abroad... I will come to your Evening Reception and record your Wedding Celebration for you...

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Charity fun afternoon with 2 princesses.

Elsa & Anna Themed photoshoot for Charity fun day
12th July 2015


For tickets, Message Sheila on facebook Dove Photography (https://www.facebook.com/Photosbydove)
or Lucy &  Louise Children's themed appearances and party packages. 
 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Childrens-themed-appearances-and-party-packages/1531603063763518?fref=ts)

Dove Photography & Children's Themed Princess Parties have come together to offer a Charity fun day in aid of Brian House Children's Hospice.

Have fun with your favourite princesses Elsa & Anna.
Sing live in a singalong with Elsa.
Have a photo taken with The Princesses & take home an 8x6 image with your favourite princess.
Dress up in your favourite princess outfit if you like.

£10 per family

Prize Draw with prizes totaling over £500 to include 

1) A Frozen themed family professional photoshoot with Elsa & Anna with snow machine and goody bag and 3 beautiful 8x6 images worth £350 (in total)

2) A 30 minute princess appearance with surprise gift for the birthday child worth £75

3) Family Photoshoot with 2 8x6 images worth £100

Book your tickets now *(£10).
Limited places available

*Profit goes to Brian House Children's Hospice

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Blackpool Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer Phone Sheila. 07932685241 Phone Dove Photography for your Portrait sessions, Wedding Photography in Blackpool and the whole of the Uk, Commercial Portraits; Baby Bump/maternity portraits.... Special occasions like Parties, Christenings, Birthdays. Getting Married abroad... I will come to your Evening Reception and record your Wedding Celebration for you...

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Easter Newborn Portraits 2015

Easter 2015


Easter is so early this year, I'm looking forward to the holidays and the nicer weather.
Ive knitted a spring chick outfit and am so excited to be photographing babies in an Easter basket surrounded by little eggs.


Dove Photography Newborn Photography Blackpool

Beautiful little newborns, I love dressing them up, creating amazing memories (and embarrassing stories about how they poooooood all over the place) for when they are older.

Here is a shoot I did for Marleigh (without embarrassing cute props)...
Gorgeous new baby xxx

Dove Photography Newborn Photography Blackpool



I will post some Easter props soon, I have vintage Easter eggs from Germany which will adorn my Easter tree, little Easter figures and beautiful Easter eggs. Watch this space.

What props would you like your precious little one to be photographed in, if any.
Please leave your comments below.

Thanks, and have a lovely run up to Easter.

Much love, Sheila xxx

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Blackpool Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer Phone Sheila. 07932685241 Phone Dove Photography for your Portrait sessions, Wedding Photography in Blackpool and the whole of the Uk, Commercial Portraits; Baby Bump/maternity portraits.... Special occasions like Parties, Christenings, Birthdays. Getting Married abroad... I will come to your Evening Reception and record your Wedding Celebration for you...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Newborn portraits in Blackpool

Newborn Babies


Newborns shoots are amazing, squidgy little fingers and toes, little bits of dry skin and milk spots, tired mummies and daddies who brave the elements to capture their baby for memories that will last a life time.
Baby will never be this tiny again in his whole life, a miracle trusted in my care to get all the photos we need to document this amazing time in his life.

I am honoured to be a newborn photographer, I have received training by the best to ensure I am up to date and fully aware of baby safety.
Although I had 4 children in 4 years myself, its good to know that Im still doing it right, this tiny babys mum called me the baby whisperer which I loved.
My experience and love of babies and children shows in my work, parents feel safe letting me hold and photograph their special bundle. For that I am truly grateful, and moved, as I know I would want only the best and most experienced of photographers handling my baby.

The Session


The session is usually held before baby is 10/12 days old as they are still curly (not an official term ha ha) and bendy and look amazing in props. There is no time limit, and nobody will be turned away if their baby is a little older, but it would be unrealistic to expect all asleep and newbaby shots when your child is now alert and taking everything in (yes, even at that age they take in so much information, they are learning all the time).
The session can take up to 3 hours, but mum and dad can rest in that time, read a book, fall asleep, just watch (which many do) and see how its done.
Props and clothes can be chosen beforehand or left to me, usually a favourite toy is brought in and sneaked into a photo with love.
After the shoot, about a week later, mummy, daddy, grandma and grandpa (if wanted) come to the viewing and purchasing session, where they can shed a tear of happiness at the slideshow and beautiful images (I cry too, it can be very emotional).

Viewing and purchasing appointment


Once purchased, the goods are ordered and delivered within 2/3 weeks, customers usually keep in touch on facebook and let me know how baby is doing and book straight away when #2 #3 and occasionally #4 are expected.
I love being your family photographer, your children will love the magic studio settings where gorgeous family images are captured along with the beautiful newborn photos.

Here is a little look at last weeks baby, amazing little Oliver, pride and joy of his mummy and daddy, and, a delight to photograph.




Thankyou Oliver Samuel, you are beautiful, and ROCKED the new Easter Bunny costume :-)

Sheila xxx

Dove Photography Studio
92 Redbank Road
Bispham
FY2 9DZ

07932685241

01253 423112




Blackpool Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer Phone Sheila. 07932685241 Phone Dove Photography for your Portrait sessions, Wedding Photography in Blackpool and the whole of the Uk, Commercial Portraits; Newborn Photography in Blackpool, Baby Bump/maternity portraits.... Special occasions like Parties, Christenings, Birthdays. Getting Married abroad... I will come to your Evening Reception and record your Wedding Celebration for you...

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

February Already... Half Term Offer

I cant believe its February already.


I'm getting into the swing of things and marketing my business, but I forget I have to do it 2 months in advance ha ha. Im sure I will get there in the end.

Its half term next week in Blackpool, from 13th Feb - 23rd Feb, so, although I'm a bit on the late side, I have decided to have a fab half term offer.

Easy on the pocket, a great laugh and a mothers day or Easter present ready made (I am so thoughtful he he).

Come and join me for a fun packed session with your little (big) ones, do your hair and make up and let this be your once a year day when you are officially recorded with the kids for family halls of fame.
I look back on my family photos, when professional photography wasn't as affordable, and am hard pushed to find any of me with the kids. It was always me taking the photos, so either, we got a blurred image of me that one of the kids took or none at all.
Now, this is all well and good, but, how can I now prove that I actually look better with age (its true, honest).



The Olden Days



2015 Newborns


I've had lots of little dudes in the studio over the past few weeks, all boys.
Now, I love boys, they are squidgy, cuddly and downright gorgeous, and when they are older they are so loving, cheeky and mischievous, but I think its about time we had some little girls in.
I've knitted an Easter chick outfit for tomorrows little boy, but want to try out my Easter bonnet,  I'm not sure Olivers mummy and daddy will let me put a bonnet on him!!!
Come on girlies, we need to catch up :-)

Newborn Photographer Blackpool

I love knitting and crocheting new props for my newborn photography shoots, It means that nobody else has the same EVER he he, I like to be a bit different.

Family Photos


If you would like to arrange a themed shoot, or have any ideas for a family shoot that is different, or totally you, just let me know. The studio can be arranged and dressed in any way we choose, now that is original.

Have a great day, dont forget to pop in for a chat and a look around, almost all the furniture and props are for sale, which means that the studio is ever changing and truly original and I love showing it off. 

Much love, Sheila xxxx




01253 423112

07932685241






Blackpool Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer Phone Sheila. 07932685241 Phone Dove Photography for your Portrait sessions, Wedding Photography in Blackpool and the whole of the UK, Commercial Portraits; Baby Bump/maternity portraits.... Special occasions like Parties, Christenings, Birthdays. Getting Married abroad... I will come to your Evening Reception and record your Wedding Celebration for you...

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas


Well, its that time of year again, time to wish all my friends, family and customers a very Merry Christmas.


2014 has been amazing, In February, I came across a little shop selling wool and sewing products and fell in love with it. My studio opened at the back of that shop on my granddaughters 1st birthday 4th Feb 2014.
Then

 


A very good friend of mine supported me and believed in me and my talents, and lent me the money to furnish the studio and get set up in record time. I thank you xxx
Its quite a learning curve running your own business from premises, and I've had my ups and downs, but started to get into the swing of things by summer... When...a car came crashing through the window!!!
Unfortunately, this caused lots of problems for the lady who owned the shop and she had to step away from the business, leaving me with a HUGE decision... Do I... Leave my little studio which I have grown to love, or, put on my big girl knickers and take over the whole shop????

Those who know me know my knickers are big (lol), so not being one to be disheartened, I enlisted the help of my (many) sisters and big family and within a week of the new foor, windows and doors going in,  we had cleared and decorated the studio in such a unique way that I am still amazed by it every morning when I open up.


Now




I have a beautiful studio space which sings to my heart.
Every season it will change, it already changes every week as people come in to buy the shabby Chic furniture that I buy and paint, the beautiful little object and curiosities I find and buy and sell.
At the moment I have Christmas pots and hand tied wreaths, in summer there will be beautiful flowers and plants, hanging baskets and displays, I have such amazing ideas for beauty and nature along with photography and old furniture, this will be an eclectic mix, I cant wait to share it with you.

Pop in to see my ever changing beautiful photographic studio, we sell amazing portraiture, gifts, flowers, shabby chic furniture and little quirky bits and pieces that I find along the way. I would love to share with you the wonderful ways we have to preserve your memories for ever and ever.

Much love and happiness to you all and a Very Merry Christmas from Dove Photography

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07932685241











Blackpool Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer Phone Sheila. 07932685241 Phone Dove Photography for your Portrait sessions, Wedding Photography in Blackpool and the whole of the Uk, Commercial Portraits; Baby Bump/maternity portraits.... Special occasions like Parties, Christenings, Birthdays. Getting Married abroad... I will come to your Evening Reception and record your Wedding Celebration for you... New studio at 93 Red Bank Road, Blackpool FY2 9DZ

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Newborn Photo Shoots (and nostalgia)

When my children were little (many moons ago) there were no such things as digital cameras, newborn photo shoots, matching pram, bag and outfit etc. Everything was more casual, we had a film in the camera for special occasions like Christmas, birthdays and holidays, but really, everything just 'happened' around us without much thought to detail. Whilst this was a little more relaxed than today's pace of life, we did tend to miss out on things that are now deemed as important.

I so wish I had photos of my children looking sweet and gooey, gorgeous and fluffy, cute and cuddly. I wish I could see a photo to remind me of them with the yellow Giraffe, the scraggy teddy and the doll called Jamie that came everywhere with us. I have some treasured old photos that I took myself when I was rushed off my feet with 4 under 5's but would love to be able to look back on professional images that captured them as they were and not as I saw them after no sleep and the weekly trip to the supermarket. Ha ha, it must have been a sight to behold, mum +4 with a huge Silvercross pram and a carry bag underneath for the shopping," Don't do that! leave that"!! PUT HIM DOWN!!!! all the time maintaining a look of normality whist hissing under my breath. I wish I had photos of that too, in fact, in this day and age it would be a video on facebook he he.

I suppose the point of this little story is to try and explain how important our memories are. As you get older, time flies past so fast, its hard to remember whats happening now, let alone what happened 25 years ago, but, our memories are important, they make us who we are,  photos help preserve these memories forever.


Beautiful newborn Harley-Jay was a pleasure to photograph, his mummy and daddy signed up for the bump to baby package which means I will see him again when he is 9 months old and for a Cake Smash (I love cake smashes) for his first birthday. I love seeing these scrumptious babies grow, and feel privileged to be asked to record their 1st year.

(Cake smash with a difference, these twins were 2 so didn't like 'smashing', so they used spoons ha ha)

Much love to you all

Sheila xx












Blackpool Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer Phone Sheila. 07932685241 Phone Dove Photography for your Portrait sessions, Wedding Photography in Blackpool and the whole of the Uk, Commercial Portraits; Baby Bump/maternity portraits.... Special occasions like Parties, Christenings, Birthdays. Getting Married abroad... I will come to your Evening Reception and record your Wedding Celebration for you...

Monday, 3 February 2014

New Photography Studio in Bispham Blackpool


I am so excited, my new studio opens tomorrow 4th Feb 2014, well, I say it opens, I have the keys, and tomorrow, me, my friend and one of my sons will be moving my furniture in to create the Dove Photography Studio.
It wont take much as its lovely as it is, I just need a little bit of creativity, some backdrops, lights, my big red leather Chesterfield chair and... Voila...

It all started when I went for a crochet lesson. I called in at a lovely craft shop on Red Bank Road in Bispham Blackpool.
Like a lot of crafty women, I cannot walk past a wool shop without drooling (sad I know) over gorgeous colours and textures of new yarn. I wouldn't mind, but I have bags full of fabric and wool, gadgets and needles in my loft.
I only wanted to look (hmmm, Iv'e said that before ha ha).

Anyway, somehow Wendy (the craft shop owner) and I got chatting about crochet, before I knew it I had booked myself a lesson.
(I can actually crochet (lol) but needed to be able to finish off the ends of rows).

An hours lesson turned into 3, chatting and crocheting non stop and as I was leaving I decided to ask if she wanted someone in her shop. She said yes and that was it!!!

I actually did go away and think about it, 2 days is a long time for me to think about something so deeply, I showed my friend and my children, then decided to go for it. You only have one life, no point in getting old and wishing you had done it and not just talked about it.

This is how I saw the space whilst I was having my crochet lesson.



I fell in love with it. My signage is now up and Im raring to go.

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All I have to do now is fill it with gorgeous New Born babies in baskets, Mums to be, families and surprisingly,doggies.

Yes, one of the first people to book a shoot is the owner of a fabulous little pooch. How exciting.

Well, I have to go and pack all my lovely gear ready for tomorrow...

More photos to follow with tales of my gorgeous little studio in all its loveliness.

Sheila

Dove Photography Studio
92 Red Bank Road
Blackpool
FY2 9DZ



















Blackpool Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer Phone Sheila. 07932685241 Phone Dove Photography for your Portrait sessions, Wedding Photography in Blackpool and the whole of the Uk, Commercial Portraits; Baby Bump/maternity portraits.... New born baby photos. Getting Married abroad... I will come to your Evening Reception and record your Wedding Celebration for you...

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Signing book for a perfect wedding gift

Iv'e not blogged for a while for lots of reasons too personal to mention on a blog, suffice it to say... 

I am back :-)


A couple of weekends ago, I had the privilege of taking photos a young couple getting married at the end of March. The reason for the shoot was a *'signing' book had been given to them as a gift from me for booking their wedding with Dove Photography.
The shoot was really good fun, they even brought their cute little sausage dog with them.
We met up at the local park which has an amazing variety of locations in a relatively small space.

Check these images, you wouldn't believe we were in Blackpool in the middle of winter would you?




It got me thinking, what a fab present for a bride and groom.

The book can be personalized from the buyer, with a special message to the bride and groom, I wish I had thought of this before...ha ha

The usual price will be £125 for the photo-shoot and 15 images in the lay flat book, however, if you would like to buy this for yourself, one of your friends or family members who have booked their wedding photography with Dove Photography the opening offer is £95 if you order before June 25th 2013.

Have a fabulous day, Its good to be back blogging :-)


Sheila



* A signing book is a book that guests sign at the evening reception leaving a personal message to the bride and groom, usually generic, the signing book mentioned above is obviously a very personal memento for the bride and groom, with photos of themselves (and maybe their dog) to encourage messages from friends and family. The odd personal photo can be included if required.

PS. The wedding was amazing and the signing book a great success. 





Blackpool Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer Phone Sheila. 07932685241 Phone Dove Photography for your Portrait sessions, Wedding Photography in Blackpool and the whole of the UK, Commercial Portraits; Baby Bump/maternity portraits followed by New baby Photos....
Special occasions like Parties, Christenings, Birthdays. Getting Married abroad... I will come to your Evening Reception and record your Wedding Celebration for you...

Thursday, 8 March 2012

How to overcome being a nervous bride :-)

Today I've taken another booking from a bride and groom who HATE having their photos taken.
Over the years I've become somewhat of a specialist with nervous brides (though It is unusual for both the Bride and Groom to be nervous), and I have a special strategy for helping them overcome their nervousness.


Its quite simple really... I meet them often... maybe 3..4..5.. times between booking the wedding and the actual Wedding Day. This means we form a close relationship, I meet the children, mum, mother in law... In fact anyone who is there when we meet up.


We talk about them, their families, their wedding... all sorts of stuff, It doesn't have to be wedding related. By the time the wedding arrives, you/they are so comfortable in my company, nervousness doesn't come into it.


Today's bride and groom will have a pre wedding shoot which will be fun and casual, with or without children and wherever they like to go. So, it could be the beach, park or just the back garden in summer. I want my wedding couples to be so comfortable that smiling (or not) isn't an issue in their wedding photographs.


If you are worried about having your wedding photos taken, don't despair...
Just give us a ring, buy some Lady Grey Tea  and we can chat about how to overcome your nervousness... By the way... Milk chocolate digestive biscuits go really well with a cup of tea and lots of wedding talk ha ha.


Here are a few couple of our most nervous brides... 







That was when we booked I must add... By the time the weddings came shyness etc. was forgotten and a good time was had by all.

Have a great week




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