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Along with Christmas, Halloween is our favourite time of year, and there is nothing cuter than a little one in their 1st Halloween outfit. 

Is this an excuse for us to go mad with the Halloween decorations?  Probably, but with Orange lights, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, handmade bunting it's a sensory adventure for the little ones and a cuteness overload for us. 

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With so many outfits for little ones, we ask parents to bring their own and we do the rest. It's such a treat for us to see all the different outfits, I just love the orange tutu and striped leggings for Olivia's 1st Halloween.

 

 

Little Rio giggled the whole time, well when he wasn't trying to eat the pumpkins ha ha!!

 

 

So what happens to all those pumpkins? After the Halloween shootS are over and all the little monsters have gone home, we use the pumpkins to decorate the front of our house, along with EVEN MORE decorations ready for trick or treat!!

 

Please excuse the poor-quality phone pic, but our garden is just full of decorations. If you're in the area you are welcome to bring your little one's trick or treating ....... IF YOU DARE👻

Keep an eye on our My First Halloween booking page for package details and dates for the next not-so-scary photoshoot!

 

Kate x

 

 

 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Have A Maternity Photoshoot

 

Pregnancy is beautiful, but it doesn’t always feel that way. While you may be lucky enough to enjoy some of the perks, like glowing skin, and the cutest baby bump, you’re also going to see the downsides of pregnancy – swollen ankles, newfound tiger stripes, and a rollercoaster of mood swings.  Sounds fun, right? Since some expectant Mums often aren’t looking or feeling their best, especially towards the end, you may question whether you should take maternity photos at all.

If you don’t feel like you’re rocking this whole pregnancy thing, you should still have maternity photos taken. Even though pregnancy can have its less-than-enjoyable moments, your body is doing an incredibly beautiful thing. You’ll never regret documenting this change with maternity photos.  Here are five good reasons why every mama-to-be should schedule a maternity photo session.

 

Believe it or not, you are going to miss your bump!

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The truth is, while pregnancy is hard, there is something simultaneously magical about it. You’re growing a new life, and you’re the only one your child is depending on. You feel their every hiccup, every kick, and every headbutt to your ribs. You’re completely connected.

Once it’s over and done with, you’ll find yourself wandering down nostalgia lane and remembering all those baby kicks (and the ability to eat whatever you wanted guilt-free). So, it’s especially important to capture these moments because you won’t be pregnant forever, and your pregnancy will fly by quicker than you anticipated.

Having maternity photos to look back on will be a standing reminder of that magical time when new life was gestating inside your belly. When you see those beautiful pictures of yourself, you will always smile.

 

You may be shocked at how beautiful you feel.

Most women experience a decline in self-confidence as their pregnancy progresses.  Your ever-expanding tummy may seem like the perfect excuse to avoid taking photos for a solid nine months, but it’s just the opposite!

You see, at the end of the day you come to realize the beautiful truth – you’re growing a human being – and that is enough of a reason to celebrate!  Dressing up in a way that accentuates your bump, putting on some makeup, and pampering yourself (hello, pedicure!) for a photography session may be just what the doctor ordered for a case of the pregnancy blues.

 

 

Maternity photos may strengthen the bond between you and your partner.

 

Taking maternity photos together with your partner is a great way to strengthen your bond and celebrate the new life you’re bringing into this world. It’s that final chance to document how your is at the moment before morphing from a couple into a family.

Taking maternity photos can also help partners develop a strong emotional bond with their growing baby. Helping your spouse bond with your infant will also help you both re-establish your connection.

If this isn’t your first baby, you can bring along your older child to the maternity shoot as well.  Many older siblings find it challenging at first to adjust to a new baby in the family. Taking pictures with their pregnant Mummy can help them understand that a new person is coming and even get them excited about the baby’s arrival!

 

You can show as much (or as little) as you like.

 

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While many women choose to celebrate the changes their body undergoes during pregnancy and document them in photographs; other women are more conservative.  I will work with you to understand your needs and your level of comfort. One of the popular trends these days in maternity photography involves flowing fabrics that tastefully cover parts of your body while revealing the rest.  

 

Your child will love looking at the photos as they get older.

 

As your child grows, you will probably find yourself reminiscing about your pregnancy days and how quiet the house was. You’ll love reflecting on how you had such a tiny human growing inside you, and your maternity photos will be a wonderful reminder of a time long gone.

Your children will enjoy seeing these pictures when they’re older, too. They’ll absolutely love seeing how gorgeous their mama was when you were pregnant with them.

They won’t notice those few extra pounds and the bags under your eyes from your lack of sleep. They’ll focus on something more important than that – their amazing Mama!

 

These photos will be treasured.

Scheduling a maternity photoshoot should be on every mama-to-be’s checklist.

By having maternity photos taken, you’re giving your child a glimpse of a world they’ll never be able to see for themselves – the time their parents spent as a couple before they entered the picture. They’ll have physical proof of how excited you were to meet them.

As hard as it might be to envision now, time passes quickly. It won’t be long before your child may be showing these pictures to their own child. Your grandchild, who might only know you as the gray-haired grandma who is always quick to offer a hug and a biscuit, will have the opportunity to see you in another light.

That’s a tremendous gift to give your child and the children who come into your family after them. And it’s a great present to yourself and your spouse as well. It’s something the whole family will cherish forever.

 

Get in touch - I'd love to capture these memories for you.

 

Kate x 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Must-Take Photos Of Your Newborn Baby

 

In a flash, your beautiful newborn baby is here and you are caring for them at home. I'm sure you are snapping away, just desperate to capture every moment and memory of your precious bundle. While you are snapping away be sure to capture these top 5 photos in the first couple of weeks, while they are still so tiny.

 

 

Sleeping baby

They'll be doing a lot of this for a while (hopefully through the night) and these moments are just so precious. I bet you just can't take your eyes off of them. 

 

Eyes open

It's so easy to forget what your baby's eyes were like when they were born, and these are one of the first things to change. Make sure you capture those gorgeous peepers. 

 

 

Tiny baby detail

Not all your photos have to be of all of your beautiful baby. Their tiny features are just amazing, their tiny lips that pout when they are sleeping deeply, beautiful long eyelashes to make us all jealous and I don't think there is anything more adorable than tiny fingers and toes.

 

 

Get in the photo

You may be feeling tired, exhausted, overwhelmed, and not photo-ready, but you must take time to get in the photo.  The photos of your baby are precious to you but photos of you holding your baby are the ones that will be precious to your child as they get older. The photos aren't just for your memory box, they are for you to share with your child and possibly grandchildren - make sure you are part of the visual story.

 

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The moment family members meet

There will be tears, lots of happy tears. Older siblings bringing their baby brother/sister a carefully chosen gift, grandparents utter joy at the first sight of their new grandchild - these are moments to capture and treasure. 

 

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Posing your baby for the photos.

Keep it natural and photograph them as they are. Newborn photographers have been professionally trained to safely position and photograph babies in those super cute poses, please do not try this yourself - drop me an email if you'd like me to capture these moments for you. 

 

What can you do with all those photos?

 

Scrapbook

We all have hundreds if not thousands of photos on our phones or in a cloud somewhere. Make sure you create something special with the precious ones. Why not create a scrapbook including the photos above and newborn momentoes like hospital bands, 

 

Album

Create a photo album with your favourite photos so you have something to show friends and family, and to pass on to your children. Some of our studio families create albums annually with their favourite photos and memories for the year - what an awesome idea. 

 

Memory box

You can get some lovely personalised memory boxes or make it extra special by making your own. Fill it full of baby memories including prints of your favourite photos, and keep it somewhere safe. You'll have so much fun looking back through it in years to come.

 

Gifts & Announcements

Why not use your beautiful photos to create gifts for grandparents - you know they will love them. Or create and send announcement cards welcoming your new baby to the world. 

 

Photobox is a great place for prints, albums, and photo gifts. The prices are reasonable (especially if you wait for a sale) and, more importantly, the print quality is great!

 

I hope you enjoy creating your beautiful memories

Kate x

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Feel like a Busy Fool? Top tips to working smarter not harder https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2021/7/feel-like-a-busy-fool-top-tips-to-working-smarter-not-harder Feel like a Busy Fool?

 Top tips to working smarter not harder with Zoe Thompson from Build It Brilliant

 

Feel like a busy fool? What an awesome title for a blog, and I think I can hold my own hand up to this question. I've had the pleasure of knowing the lovely Zoe Thompson socially and to work with for many years, and I'm delighted that she's agreed to write a blog for us.  We recently had fun together during her Personal Branding Photoshoots creating on-brand images for her website and social media.  Generously sharing her top tips below, see how Zoe can help you to take control and stop feeling like a busy fool!  - Kate

 

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Do you feel like you’re rushing around doing lots of things but not getting anywhere?

Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I’ve worked as a solopreneur for the last 10yrs and as a supervisor supporting other solopreneurs in the helping professions for about 4yrs. As a result, I can confirm that feeling this way is very, very common.

So, in this article I’m going to share my top tips so you can stop feeling like a busy fool and finally, be able to find the space to breathe.

 

Your dreams can become a reality

 

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Imagine getting to the end of the day knowing you’ve done everything you need to. You close your laptop and even have time to grab a drink and sit enjoying the sun. Imagine what it would be like if your mind felt peaceful and you could have the time and space to take a breath and feel relaxed.

Unfortunately most solopreneurs don’t feel this way, instead their head is constantly in overdrive, they have a to-do list as long as their arm, which never gets done, and believe that they won’t be successful unless they have their nose at the grindstone 24/7. Sound familiar?

If so, I’m here to tell you that the former is absolutely possible, you don’t have to push yourself so hard all the time in order to achieve your dreams.

Okay so how do you make this happen........

 

Tip 1 - It’s not you, it’s your strategy

Most solopreneurs love what they do but spend little time working out their business strategy. They just start doing things and keep doing more things in the hope that eventually everything will work out. They end up with 24 systems doing different things, implementing 20 of their ideas at once (or procrastinating because they can’t choose which idea is best) and they end up spinning way too many plates.

To achieve the business, and life balance of your dreams you need an effective business strategy. The strategy outlines what you’re going to create and ensures you can achieve that in the hours you have available.

So many solopreneurs work way too hard because their strategy doesn’t allow them to earn the money they need to make. This was a mistake I made and learned from along the way.

About 4 years ago I was offering 1:1 services as a private therapist and I quickly realised there just weren’t enough hours in the week to market and serve enough people to earn what I needed to earn. Not to mention the huge emotional drain of this type of work which left me feeling exhausted. As you can see, it wasn’t me that was the issue, it was my strategy!!!

If you can relate, here are some questions to get you started with building an effective business strategy. If you spend some time understanding your answers to these questions it will help you to shape your business in a more achievable and sustainable way.

 

5 questions to get started on your business strategy


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  • How many hours a week can you realistically spend on your business?
  • How much money per annum do you want to make?

It’s important that you design your business in a way that enables you to make the money you want in the hours you have available.

 

  • What is the market missing, what’s the thing you could provide which customers would love?

So often we overcomplicate things and can’t see the wood for the trees. Stepping back and gaining a new perspective can help with creative ideas.

 

  • What information are you constantly repeating to every client?
  • Which elements of your processes could you automate?

Online technology gives us the ability to share our expertise with so many more people. The answers to these two questions give you opportunities to simplify, market and grow your business.

 

I find so many people in the helping professions struggle with business strategy, so I created my 4 step Blueprint and turned it into a book called the Build It Brilliant Blueprint. In the book I take you step-by-step through the process of building an effective strategy and give you more in-depth exercises to help you decide on what’s right for you and your business. If by reading this article, you realise you need help with the strategy part of your business grab yourself a copy. It’s available on Amazon.

 

Tip 2 - Mindset is key

What you focus on truly grows but how many of us are struggling on alone, trying to be strong whilst riddled with inner clutter which keeps us trapped in our current reality. You can’t move forwards and change your outcomes with ease without working on clearing the inner clutter. Your mind is a powerful tool but without realising it you can cultivate the worst from it rather than the best. Limiting beliefs, fear, negative inner chatter, confidence and self- esteem struggles, all get in the way of achieving your dreams.

When you start from within amazing transformations happen without having to strive and hustle. Here are some things you can do to start the process of mental decluttering and feel more energised and settled.

 

 

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  • Have 10-15mins of mental detox every day (meditation, yoga, mindful walking etc).

Your brain needs time to process all the information you absorb from the world, if you have a busy mind, it’s usually a sign of a backlog in your mental processing department. 10-15mins a day can make all the difference. Choose something you like and make it happen every day.

 

  • Change your inner dialogue – we can be so cruel and harsh with ourselves

Spend a day noticing what you are saying to yourself and if you are appalled by it's cruel and harshness, it’s time to make a pact to change it. Start saying nice things, catch yourself being harsh and change it. You may be surprised by the difference it makes.

 

  • Bring fun back into your life

Laughter, fun and enjoyment lift our spirits and renew our energy. Often, we’re working so hard we become trapped in our thinking and feel exhausted. I’m a massive advocate of finding the fun. Sometimes the best thing you can do is put whatever you’re doing down and go do something fun. When was the last time you belly laughed until it hurt? Do something this week to make that happen.

 

If you feel like a busy fool, it’s okay, you’re definitely not alone. It’s time to step back from the day-to-day grind so you can start to see the wood for the trees. Start with your business strategy, you’re probably trying way too hard and there are ways you could work smarter not harder. Book a little time in your diary to review your mindset, you’re probably being way too harsh on yourself and are in need of an inner spring clean. The tips I’ve shared here will give you a head start and I’m sure you’ll be feeling more empowered and energised soon.

About Zoe


 

Zoe is passionate about helping those in the helping professions to grow their confidence in using online technology so they can reach a wider audience and build a brilliant business. Zoe has 10 years of experience building e-learning and since 2011 has built her own successful private therapy business.

Zoe set up her company with £750 and turned it into a full-time career, she built herself an office out of wooden pallets and she learned to ride a motorbike at 34 years old. Throughout her life Zoe has taken leaps of faith and learned what it’s like to feel the fear and do it anyway. Her can-do attitude, zest for life and authentic nature inspire others to do the same and her therapeutic skills enable her to nurture and support others through their journey.

If you would like help to take your business online, Zoe will help you to build exciting online solutions that your customers will love, enabling you to create a sustainable business you are proud of.

 

Want to know more?

YouTube - You can find even more of Zoe's knowledge shared in bite-sized videos on her YouTube Channel 

Facebook - Get regular updates with Zoe on Facebook @builditbrilliant

LinkedIn - Connect with Zoe through LinkedIn

 

 

 

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why we don't hide the price of a photoshoot https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2021/7/why-we-dont-hide-the-price-of-a-photoshoot Why We Don't Hide The Price Of A Photoshoot

 

You think you're getting a bargain then reality hits. Many years ago, before we developed our own interest in photography, my husband and I had a photoshoot with a well-known national photography company (let's not name names here). We were offered a full portrait session AND a framed print for just £25!! Well, that's Grandma's Christmas present sorted!! The shoot was so much fun and we were really looking forward to seeing our edited photos.

 

The Big Reveal

On to the big reveal. We arrived at reception to see a Dad picking up a HUGE framed print of his kids. Discussing the price with another customer he looked more 'rabbit in the headlights' than delighted with his purchase. We were taken to a cosy waiting room where we sat drinking lovely coffee, listening to relaxing music and admiring the amazing photos on the wall. Full excitement and anticipation it was finally our turn. We were taken to, what felt like, a private cinema room. Soft music, low lighting and our gorgeous photos slowly turning round on a big screen - to say it was emotional was an understatement. What an experience - we were feeling special, in love with our photos, lucky to have this experience, and just delighted with the whole experience. At £25 for the shoot and a small framed print, surely this is an average cost for the prints - right? Based on this we'll be able to get them all!!

 

a framed photo from newborn photoshoot, Leeds, West Yorkshire. Framed newborn print

 

Then the sales lady (yes sales lady), went through the REAL prices, and our 'awesome experience' bubble burst! The prices were well outside our budget and, even with their kind offer of a payment plan plus interest  (yep, you read that right), we still couldn't afford more than the initial deal.

What started as the most amazing experience turned round completely and we left feeling embarrassed, conned, mislead, duped, disappointed, naive, stupid and lots of other words and emotions that guaranteed we would never go there again or recommend it to friends and family members.  

 

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How This Poor Experience Shaped Our Business

Now, as photographers, there are many hours of setting up, tidying up, and editing that are unseen by our clients,  as well as equipment and prop costs behind every photoshoot. I'm certainly not disputing anyone's expertise and pricing, in fact, I feel that many of my photography friends don't charge enough for sharing their talent, what I do object to are hidden costs that ruin the experience, leave a bitter taste and potentially lead the client to make a decision that, financially, isn't right for them.  

This experience helped shape the way we run our business. We want our studio families to have a fantastic experience from start to finish. With beautiful photos that they will treasure forever, linked to fond memories of the fun they had with us. 

All our packages are priced, clearly show what's included and we even show the cost of an upgrade with no pressure attached. The only surprise we want for our families is how beautiful their photos are.

New Mummy and Daddy with their babyFirst family photoshoot   
 

 

If cost is a consideration when booking your photoshoot then make sure you ask for a price list and make an informed decision when booking your photoshoot.

You can see all the details of our studio photography packages here, and if you'd like to create those precious memories with us drop me an email and we'll arrange a session that's right for you. 

Giveaway

If you are reading this before August 5th 2021 you could enter our Newborn Photoshoot Bundle Giveaway!! With one awesome main prize and several runner-up prizes - enter yourself or share this opportunity with a friend. 

 

Kate x


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrating Halloween 2020 Style

 

Choosing a spooky costume, carving a pumpkin, going to parties and of course trick or treating are all the things that make Halloween so much fun. 

To keep everyone safe, this year, some of those traditions may have to look a little different. Here are our top tips for a Safe and Spooky Halloween as well as a FREE safety poster for your door. 

 

Community Event - Morley Pumpkin Trail

Running right through until Halloween in Morley Town centre, there are 20 pumpkins to be found.  Grab your form in the shops and the WINNER will be announced and will receive a fantastic arts and craft prize and some TANG-TASTIC tasty Halloween treats too!! 👻

 


 

 

Pumpkin Carving

Here is one Halloween tradition that will continue and is safe and fun for everyone. The Spruce Crafts has some fantastic pumpkin carving ideas for kids

 

Virtual Halloween Party

Usually, it's so cold little ones have to wear a big coat and we never get to see their costume - this year stay warm and party online with friends and family.

Including :-

  • A fancy dress competition 🧙‍♀️
  • Musical statues (with spooky music of course)
  • Pumpkin carving competition🎃
  • Face painting as fast as you can -
    • Choose a referee to keep time and a judge to declare the winner.
    • Decide on one design for everyone to paint (pumpkin for example) 
    • In pairs (one pair per household), paint your partners face as fast as you can.
    • The referee can decide on the time allowed (keep it short) and when the time is up - 'PAINTS DOWN!'
    • Look at the painted faces on-screen (hilarious) and the judge can decide on the winner🎃

 

 

Trick or Treat - the 2020 way!

Neighbourhood Halloween Trail - Spot The Pumpkin🎃

What you'll need:|

  • little ones will need a bag or bucket
  • parents you will need a bag of spooky sweets.

Walk around your neighbourhood or areas you know love to decorate.  Challenge your little ones to SPOT THE PUMPKINS - for every pumpkin they spot they can pick a sweet from your bag🍬

This is a fun and safe way to see the decorations and still collect sweets. Remember, if you see other families doing the same to keep your distance. 

We'll be decorating as always, but we won't be encouraging trick or treaters with a polite poster on our door to wish them Happy Halloween. Drop to the bottom of this Blog to get your free poster.
 

Hunt For Halloween Treats

Hide sweets and treats in your home and in your garden. Give the little ones a bag or bucket and it will keep them busy for a while - long enough to put your feet up and grab a cuppa.

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Spooky movie night

Full of sweets and time to slow the celebrations down, snuggle up on the sofa with your Halloween sweets and watch a not so scary Halloween movie.

We love Ghostbusters, The Adams Family, Casper and The Nightmare Before Christmas but be sure to check the movies are age-appropriate for your little ones. (The original Ghostbusters still scares me - I mean the lady in the library😵🙈)

 

 

 

And of course, we couldn't write about Halloween and not mention our My 1st Halloween Mini Sessions. One of our favourite seasonal sessions and we're almost fully booked. Running on 24th and 28th October - drop us an email for details and availability.

 

 

 

Free Poster

For safety, you may prefer not to accept trick or treaters to your door this year. Let your Halloween callers know and wish them a Happy Halloween with our FREE poster - sign up to our mailing list and receive your electronic poster ready to print out straight away.

Grab your FREE POSTER here

 

 

 

 

Have a safe and spooky Halloween!

Kate & Pete

 

 

 

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TOP TIPS FOR LOOKING YOUR BEST ON VIDEO CALLS & FACEBOOK LIVE!

 

 

Zoom, Facetime, Webex, Facebook live - more and more we are using these resources to meet with our audience, join meetings and deliver live and pre-recorded tutorials. It's all very convenient until you see yourself in the window and wonder if you really look like that!! Looking great is important for your brand image as well as your confidence. Here are our top tips for looking your best!

 

What to wear

So this bit may give you permission to do a little shopping (you're welcome) because what you wear is important. As you would with any face to face meeting do your hair and put on your makeup, just because you're at home doesn't mean you shouldn't make an effort.  We're all guilty of wearing jogging bottoms, PJ bottoms and rabbit slippers - to be honest, if you don't see it on the video then I'm all for it and guilty as charged (sorry not sorry)! Here are a few helpful rules for the clothes you can see:

  • Block colours always work well on video whereas heavy patterns can make the views eyes boggle.
  • Consider wearing your brand colours on your videos - we always recommend this for Branding Photoshoots so why not do the same on video. 

 

Carolyn's brand colours are fire colours, so the reds and oranges in her outfit and background here are perfect!

 

 

 

 

Background

'It's behind you'! Keep your background simple and uncluttered - if your viewers are nosey like me, they'll be distracted by what's in the background. This can tell you a lot about a person so consider your background carefully. A messy room, a pile of washing up - all very distracting to the viewer and gives the impression the person running the video is very disorganised as well as diluting the message you are trying to delivery.  This is also an opportunity to create a background to represent you and your brand. Keep it simple with a plain wall with strategically placed products, appropriate quotes on the wall and objects in your brand colours. These all go towards strengthening your brand identity. 

 

Lighting

You've put the hard work in, got the outfit, decluttered the background but the wrong lighting can spoil it all. 

Natural Light 

To look your best you want to be lit from the front with soft lighting. Your easiest and cheapest option is natural light which looks great when you get it right.

When using natural light from a window, for example, make sure the light is in front of you so there is plenty of light on your face. Having a window behind you is likely to make you very dark and even silhouetted. If you have bright sunlight streaming through you’ll need to defuse the light with some soft while cloth.

 

Basic Mobile Lighting

You may have already seen these mobile ring lights. They are popular with those who like a nicely lite selfie, but also a  quick and easy option for lighting a live session on your mobile phone or laptop. With different brightness settings, these give a really even light and it just clips on your phone. You can take it with you, so is perfect if you want a quick and portable set up.


 

Beauty Ring Light

They are called beauty lights for a reason, they create a beautiful light that will help you look your best. Although they are portable they are quite big so great if you often create video or conduct 'lives' from the same spot. You have the option to place your phone in the middle of the ring or, if using a laptop, place the light just above your laptop in the centre. They come in various sizes so make sure you get one that works with your device as you can see here with the Spectrum Aurora.

 


 

 

 

 

Camera Level

So now you and your background are looking good - let's make sure your camera captures all your gorgeousness.

Save it for the selfies - the trend when taking selfie's is to take a photo from above. With a video, a camera that is too high will just distort your face and similarly, a camera that is too low will only highlight your nostrils and double chin - no thank you to that! Make sure your camera is at eye level for the most flattering angle.  If the camera on your laptop or pc isn't high enough consider a raising it up with a pile of books or grab an adjustable laptop stand (also great if you suffer from neck pain being hunched over a laptop).

 

 

That's close enough - we're not talking about social distancing here we're talking about being too close to your camera. Laptop and phone cameras are wide-angle which means if you get too close your features are distorted. Have a look at yourself on the video before you go live - would you look better if you took a step back?

 

Sound

It goes without saying that you should remove any sound distractions from the room like children and pets if possible, and close the window so it's as quiet as it can be. Depending on your device you may need an additional accessory mic which will make you sound much better, especially if you are stood away from your device presenting or making something. We use a lapel mic think the one below when we need to. 

 


 

Now you're good to go LIVE!!! If your confidence is making you hesitate, consider joining Carol Plant 'The speaking success coach' for one of her awesome programmes and find your speaking confidence. 

 

 

 

I hope these Top Tips have helped you create video and run calls that represent you and your brand well. 

Kate x

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Introducing.....Faye Larcum

Prism Business Branding And Development

 

 

I met Faye through a shared love of photography and as business owners, we really hit it off. I was in awe Faye told me how she'd built several businesses from the ground up and with all her expert knowledge and experience, she's now helping others do the same. 
 

At Campbell's Photography Branding we're all about building a strong brand with photography. But branding doesn't stop with your brand imagery, and should show throughout your business.

 

Prism Business Branding and Development helps small business owners to fully optimise their business through communication, digital media, customer engagement and planning. 

Branding spans across all aspects of a business and should be present in every interaction with potential customers. In order to take your business to the next level, it's important that there is a clear and consistent message that you are sending and more importantly that your customers understand!

We work with you to build your digital presence on the correct platforms, send consistent messages to your potential customers, ensure aftersales customer care is representative of the brand, raise awareness and drive reputation. 


Prism was created having experienced first hand how expensive marketing services can be for a small business, along with many businesses telling us they were stuck with where to turn for advice and support with branding, online presence and social media.  Prism's services wrap around all of these issues with services ranging from courses, coaching and mentoring and full social media management. 

 

 

 

With photography being an essential part of any branding and business development, we're looking forward to supporting each other's customers to build a strong brand.
Get in touch with Faye and see how she can help you and your business - tell her Kate sent you, faye@prismbranding.co.uk, or catch her top business tips on social media Facebook and Instagram

 

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Free Facebook Cover Template 

 

When a potential customer opens your Facebook business page, does your Facebook cover tell them how awesome you are?

To help tell your story with an awesome first impression,  we've designed a Canva cover template that's yours to download for FREE! Be sure to follow our TOP TIPS to customise the template and get in on brand.

This is just a taster of what's to come - we're busy designing beautiful Canva template bundles for you to download and stock images that are sure to make your brand shine online (ooh does that rhyme?). Not to mention take the headache out of creating beautiful social media posts!

 

Top Tips for keeping your Facebook cover on-brand

  • Change the colours to your branded colours
  • Add a photo that relates to your business - a product or a gorgeous photo of you and show your customers who you are. 
  • You can even change the font.
  • Find a quote that links with your brand values and resonates with your customers. 
  • And don't forget your logo.

 

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What To Wear For Your Family Photoshoot https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/6/what-to-wear-for-your-family-photoshoot  

What To Wear For Your Family Photoshoot

 

Got your portrait shoot booked, but what are you going to wear? Considering your outfits and coordinating your colours ahead of your session will really add to the photos that we hope you will love for years to come. Here are our top tips for choosing outfits that stand the test of time ahead of your shoot.

 

Consider the backdrop

If you're having a studio shoot, the background colour will play a part in your outfit choices. Get in touch with your photographer and find out what your backdrop will be. In our studio, we use a white backdrop to help make it all about you and your family.  If you're having an outdoor shoot you'll want to consider your location and the weather and dress appropriately.

 

Think Coordinating Colours

Find one fun pattern, like a floral print dress, skirt or shirt, and use that as your inspiration. Now you can coordinate everyone else's outfits around that one patterned item. We love the blues and white used to coordinate this family photoshoot.

 

 

 

Use Your Home Decor As Inspiration

Look around your home, what colours do you gravitate towards?  Do you like things more bright and vibrant?  Or more grey and neutral?  These images will be hanging up on your wall in your home for a year or more, consider the wardrobe combo and how it will look with your current home decor set up before choosing your colour palette. It might be helpful to decide ahead of time where the prints of the family photos will be displayed to inspire your clothing choices.

 

 

 

Avoid Logos And Characters

Not only do they date your photos, Logos and characters are also really distracting. After all, we want the focus to be on your gorgeous faces not on someone's T-shirt no matter how cute or funny the logo is.

 

Avoid Baggy Clothes

Bulky or baggy clothing are not flattering on anyone in pictures.  Even if you are self-conscious of your body, fitted clothing ALWAYS photograph better than baggy shirts or chunky sweaters.  The camera can't differentiate what is extra material and what is actually you.  A baggy shirt does not hide anything, it just makes you look large - so choose fitted (not tight) and feel fabulous. We all have our little insecurities and if you have an ounce of concern about your arms, boobs, upper thighs, etc. keep them covered, or I promise it will be the first thing you look at!

 

Avoid High Maintenance Clothing and/or Accessories

If the headband keeps falling off, or you are going to be constantly fidgeting with a certain shirt or skirt, you decrease the chances of loving all of your pictures.  High maintenance clothing makes for self-conscious expressions, fidgety arms and hands, and/or irritated family members.  It can also make for cute hair in the beginning and crazy hair at the end...keep it simple and easy to avoid grumpiness or bad pictures.  Once the session begins, the only thing you want to worry about is happy kids and smiling faces...not adjusting hair bows or pulling up trousers that are just too big.

 

Of course it's okay to show lots of personality

 

Mummy - Don't Forget About You!!

All too often Mum's spend ages choosing clothes for the rest of the family, leaving their own outfit to the last minute. Mummy make sure you spend time on your outfit, perhaps choose yours first and get the rest of the family to fall in line.

 

Make choosing your outfits part of the fun and perhaps use it as an excuse to go shopping (you're welcome)!!

Have fun and we'll see you in the studio soon.

Kate x

 

 

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Why A Colour Palette Is Important To Your Brand https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/6/why-a-colour-palette-is-important-to-your-brand Why A Colour Palette Is Important To Your Brand

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How To Create One

 

 

Brands and colours are inevitably linked – think Golden Arches, Tiffany Blue or breast cancer’s Pink Ribbon. After all, colours create a vibrant visual experience. They make things more attractive, affect our mood and can even subconsciously shape action. As a result, brands put a lot of thought into the colours they use because it is where the first impressions of your customers are based. 
 

Let's dig a little deeper, understand why colour is important, what the different colours mean and how to create a palette perfect for your brand. 

 

Did you know - According to the Institute for Color Research (CCICOLOR), the average person makes a subconscious judgment about a product, person or the environment within 90 seconds. More than 2/3 of that judgment is based on colour! 
 

 

Brand Colour Psychology

Colours are more than just a visual aid, they convey emotions, feeling and experiences.

Have a look at the colour board below, and the meaning linked to each. Which colours are best suited to your brand?

 

 

 

 

What To Consider Before Choosing Your Colour Palette

As well as the meaning of the colours there are other things to consider. 
 

Match the colour to the message.

Think about what you want to say and match your message to the right colour shade. For example, imagine a Tropical Island Carnival company using black and grey as their brand colours - it's doesn't quite fill you full of sunshine, fun or celebration does it?

 

Connect with your customers

Knowing and speaking to your ideal client is essential in all your marketing. When choosing your brand colours you should also consider your ideal client, what would appeal to them and encourage them to engage. Also, consider your brand's personality and whether the colour represents how formal or informal your brand is.

 

Did you know - MacDonald’s famous red and yellow are probably the two most difficult colours to combine. The jury is out on whether the founders conducted deep analytical research, or whether it was simply because they used Ketchup & Mustard in the original cheeseburger.

 

Choosing Your Colour Palette

We know why colour is important and which colours are going to appeal to your customer, now it's time to nail that colour palette. 

There are some great websites to help you.

 

A whole new colour palette

You can have hours of fun with Coolors colour palette generation website. You might want to set yourself a time limit - we got totally lost in all the pretty colour combinations. 

 

Create a palette around an existing colour

If you already have a base colour and know the colour number (#00000), you can use Colourspace to create a palette around your existing brand colour. Giving you different colour/shade options while maintaining a recognisable colour scheme.

 

 

 

Using Your Colour Palette

Now you've got your colour palette sorted, you need to make sure you are using it. Consistency in the use of your brand colours will only strengthen your identity in the market. It also helps you and your brand to stand out, eventually gaining the trust, loyalty and familiarity of customers.

  • When having a brand photoshoot (by the way, we can help you with that), use props and outfits in your brand colours to tie it all together.
  • Make a note of the colour number (#00000) for each of your colours, use these to make sure you get the colour spot on.
  • Use templates in your brand colours. Canva is a great tool for creating and branding post templates - you can use your colour numbers (#00000) for accuracy.
  • Make sure you use the same colours in your logo, on your website and across social media. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building A Strong Brand

In the coming weeks, we'll be launching new products to help you build a strong brand. With free tasters and launch offers up for grabs, make sure you add your name to the mailing list (below) so you don't miss out. Including:

Stock photo colour bundles - A whole stack of stock images in your brand colours to download and use across social media and your website

Canva Templates - Beautiful templates that are fully customisable, change the colours to those in your colour palette and away you go.

Social media planner - Success is in the planning and our handy planner will help you get ahead of the game. But more than that, it will help you recognise your ideal client, brand personality and tone of voice, helping you engage with your customer.

 

 

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Protecting Emotional Energy With Geraldine Crane https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/6/protecting-emotional-energy-with-geraldine-crane  

Protecting Emotional Energy With Geraldine Crane

 

We are privileged to welcome guest blogger, Emotional Energy Coach, Geraldine Crane. I first met Geraldine at a Connect Wakefield networking event, with a glow of calm and positivity you naturally gravitate towards her and I've been a huge fan ever since. I was curious about her job title, and after attending a talk that Geraldine gave, I fully appreciate her gift and the importance of recognising and looking after your own emotional energy.  I've had the pleasure of photographing Geraldine for her social media and website and what a privilege it was to soak up her positive energy and find out more about how she helps people. 

 

Here Geraldine shares her story and top tips for protecting your emotional energy. 

 

 

 

My Journey to Protecting My Emotional Energy and a

Few Simple Tips to Help You Protect Yours

 

Introduction

First, I just want to say a big thank you to Kate for asking me to do this guest blog and for all the support (and beautiful photography) she has given to me and my business.

Now to introduce myself, I am Geraldine Crane - Emotional Energy Coach.

Until the lockdown my mission with my work has been to help women who had lost their self-belief due to any kind of toxic relationship. It could be a family member, parent, friend, partner or even someone at work. Anyone, who has left them feeling drained, so they are constantly questioning themselves.  I help by using gentle intuitive coaching and hypnotherapy to guide them to reclaim their power, so they can feel more positive and in control.

Since the lockdown, my coaching and hypnotherapy has gone online, but it has still been very quiet whilst people are more focused at just adapting to these very strange times. As a result, I have focused more on sharing advice and supporting people in staying calm.

I am also a medium and whilst this used to play a small part in my work previously, as I often worked intuitively, I never really focused on it, for fear it may put people off. However, since the lockdown I have more and more been embracing my spiritual side and started posting card readings and messages on my social media. It would seem that these messages have brought people the most peace and reassurance. And so, it may be that once we eventually return to normal, my work will continue in this direction. Only time will tell. For now, I am simply using all the tools I have in my toolbox to help as many people as I can, to find some inner peace so they can stay calm in the chaos.

 

My Story

To explain how and why I became an emotional energy coach, I thought it would help if I briefly share with you my story. However, I would like to make it clear that I am not sharing my story to garner sympathy as a ‘victim’ nor to inspire you and make you feel like you should be doing more. I am merely sharing the journey, to explain how I have collected the tools that enable me to do what I do. In addition to that, I love to share my story in the hope that in may trigger in you, a conversation with yourself about things that may need to change for you, as well as removing some of the stigma around domestic abuse.

Work Background

Professionally my background is with the Probation Service, where I worked as a qualified Probation Officer for over 10 years on and off, as well as spending some time working within Drug Intervention teams.  Within these roles, I coached people to make better life choices, but it was exhausting working with people who did not want to be there. So, I moved on to join the charity sector, supporting women in their emotional recovery from Domestic Abuse (DA), an issue I was and still am deeply passionate about.

However, it was through doing this work that I finally came to realise that I, in fact, I had been a victim of emotional and psychological abuse for over 30 years.

 

I Should Have Known

In hindsight, I probably should have realised this much earlier, as I had been battling with serious bouts of anxiety for many years. I had my first major breakdown at 19, when I was forced to drop out of university, as I could no longer cope.

At the time I thought this was all due to the pressure of being a carer since the age of 12 to my mum, who had both mental and physical health issues. But finally, after my third major break down, whilst I was still working with DA victims, I started realising that many of the different forms of DA I spoke about with my clients, were far too familiar to me. For example;

  • Being isolated from certain family members,
  • Being made to question myself constantly,
  • Guilt trips and underlying threats of self-harm and suicide,
  • Never being good enough or doing things quite right.

 

Cycle of Abuse and Trauma Bonding

I simply had not realised that I was stuck in a chronic cycle of being treated so badly that my anxiety would cause me to breakdown, and then the same person would then rescue me.

This cycle had prevented me from seeing what was actually going on, as it caused a ‘traumatic bond’ to the abuser. – This happens when an abuser causes you harm, either emotionally or physically, then rescues you, by acting like the perfect partner, friend or parent…So basically you think the sun shines out of their arse  - often not realising they caused the whole issue in the first place.

Well I thought the sun shone out of my mum’s arse, she made sure she was the centre of my world and that she was always the one to ‘rescue me’ when I could not cope. It took me until I was 35, with the help of a bloody good counsellor,  and the support of my amazing husband to truly realise that she had been emotionally and psychologically abusing me for many years, manipulating me and distorting my world view. Finally, I realised that I was not the person she told me I was. I was not a ‘bad carer’ or ‘selfish’. I had to relearn who I was and discover what my view of the world was.

Many others around me had seen it of course, but simply could not tell me until I was ready to hear it. (My husband, bless him, has the patience of a saint!) But a realisation like this, you must come to for yourself.

 

 

Hardest Decision of My Life

Once I realised what was going on, I tried to put some boundaries in place, so I could still have a relationship with my mum. But she would not accept them and just got worse, so in the end I was left with no choice but to cut her out of my life. This was the hardest thing and most painful I have ever had to do, but it has also been the most significant.

When you cut out a huge source of negativity in your life like that, it leaves open so much space for positivity to pour in. I was able to re-establish relationships with other family, meet new amazing people and found new and exciting opportunities, which I would never have thought possible before. 

The first few months were really hard but once I started feeling stronger I decided to train as a hypnotherapist, and then decided to combine everything I had learned along the way both personally, professionally and spiritually to start my own business and as an Emotional Energy Coach, and I bloody love it.

 

Lessons Learnt – Gifts Wrapped in Sandpaper

I can see now that all I went through was a ‘gift wrapped in sandpaper’ (a reference from Lisa Nichol’s book – ‘No Matter what’) giving me the tools to help others and do work that really nourishes my soul (cheesy I know, but true).

So as I said before I have shared my story with you not to say  “oh, look what a victim I have been and look at all I have overcome”. There is so much competition now to be the biggest victim and that is not a race I am interested in. No, I shared my story to show that I am no longer a victim. That I took responsibility for my life and took action to change it, so I could find peace and balance.

I want others to see that no matter what is happening, they are the ones in control and have the power to change their lives. The main way I found to do that was to take responsibility for my life and to see that all negative experience brings a gift, a lesson, that will point us in the right direction for us. All I have experienced has given me the tools and the passion to help others, and to make a life that I love. Sure, I have down days, but I always know they will pass, and it is up to me to make the next one better. No-one is going to rescue you. You have to step up to the plate and be your own superhero ….(though a good coach can help you along the way 😉). Through all I have learnt I have finally come to love myself unconditionally, admittedly it’s still a work in progress and no doubt will always be, as I am human. But I do believe unconditional self-love has been the key to shifting the anxiety and if I can help others reconnect with their true selves and love that self…how AMAZING is that!

 

 

My Top Tips

So enough about me. I want to share with you some tips to help you protect your emotional energy during this crazy time. I have lots of tools I use in my coaching but these are simple things you can do right away so you can start feeling better now.

 

Protect Your energy

The first is a visualisation tool I call the Protection Pyramid. All you have to do is on a morning, before you start your day, simply imagine a pyramid around you. It may come down over you, build around you or you can step inside it…it really doesn’t matter.  Once you are inside the pyramid you can see that any negative energies will simply bounce off the walls, allowing you to feel calm and safe.

Every day you may find your pyramid is made of different things, as your subconscious or your higher self (however you wish to interpret it) will send you exactly what you need that day. For example, mine used to be made of solid steel and would often have spikes coming out of this if I was seeing my mum. These days it is usually made of glass, but it can be triple glazed some days, or it may be lined with pillows and cushions if I need some self-care.

Give it a go and you will see the negativity and the fear just bouncing off, like water of a ducks back. I used it when working with some very difficult characters as a probation officer and the difference it made was incredible, and with so much negativity and fear in the world right now, we all need a protection pyramid more than ever. But do make sure you do it when you first wake, before you encounter any negative energy from others, or you could end up locking their negativity in the pyramid with you.

 

 

Avoid negative media

The news can be very fear based, so turn it off! Yes, we all need to know what is happening right now, but just checking a news app once a day is enough. Instead, look for uplifting stories, watch uplifting programmes or movies. Allow yourself to see all the good that is happening and allow yourself to escape. Give your mind a break.

 

Be very wary of social media

Never mind all the fear-based stuff, the conspiracy theories and fake advice, social media can also be a huge source of pressure.  Pressure to be positive all the time, pressure to be perfect, pressure to be busy, pressure to learn, pressure to an amazing parent and home schooler, pressure to be a brilliant business owner, marketing yourself day and night with so many different models of working it can make your head explode.

There can be so much pressure from social media to be making the most of lockdown, all whilst dealing with an unprecedented situation no one has faced before and so no one really knows the right way to respond. On top of all that, many of us also have kids home full time and so we are also helping them to cope with it all. If you are feeling this way, take steps to reduce your time on social media where you can. Perhaps taking the app off your phone and only using your laptop. Or by giving yourself timeslots, whatever works for you.  Instead focus on self-care and compassion. In other words, just ‘be’ and anything else is a bonus!

 

Acknowledge your feelings 

The most important thing is to know your feelings are valid and to express them. Cry if you need to, punch a pillow. Let it out. If your bottle it up, it will only explode when you really don’t want it to. If you let it out, you then have space for calm and positivity to come in.

Do not put pressure on yourself to be calm and positive all the time, you are a human being. It simply is not possible, even at the best of times.

Know that any negative thoughts or feelings will pass and if you notice them and then let them go, then new thoughts and feelings can come in.

 

 

Music

Whether you dance, sing, play an instrument or simply listen to your favourite music, it can be so powerful, as it brings you into the now. You will not be thinking about the past or worrying about the future. It simply gives your mind a well-earned break.

Music is also a great way to reconnect you with your body which is particularly important, as when we become traumatised or fearful, we can become disconnected from our bodies.

Music lifts your frequency. We all vibrate at a certain frequency, the lower the frequency the more negative the energy, the higher frequency the more positive the energy. Hence when you listen to uplifting music you feel energised. Hence music can help lift your mood.

Music can also be joyously infectious and bonding…just try singing or dancing around family, especially young kids and see how quickly they start smiling, either laughing or dancing with you.

 

Play

When I say play, I don’t mean start playing hopscotch! Play is any activity that has no purpose, that when you do it time simply flies and afterwards you feel refreshed as it nourishes your emotional energy.

For each one of us, play will be different, for you it may be reading a good book, watching a good movie, or it may any kind of craft or art. It may be doing crosswords. It really does not matter as long as it is something you can lose yourself in and give your mind a break. And remember, self-care is not selfish, it is essential. You cannot pour from an empty cup, so allow yours to fill through play (whatever that means to you) then you will be much more able to help those around you.

 

 

My Services

I have lots of other ways you can help your self to feel calm, but these are the best starting point, as they are simple things you can start doing straight away.

However, if you would like to know more about my services please feel free to check out my website www.emotionalenergycoach.co.uk or my Facebook page www.facebook.com/emotionalenergycoachgeraldine

The main services I currently offer are online coaching, guided relaxation and spirit guide readings. However, I can also offer hypnotherapy as long as we can set up the meetings safely online.

Whenever I start coaching or hypnotherapy with anyone the first session is always a ‘getting to know you session’ where I go through an in-depth consultation, which enables me to tailor any future sessions to your exact needs. Then the following session can vary greatly depending on what you need and which tools we have agreed would help you the most. If you would like to know more, please get in touch and we can arrange a free informal chat to see how I can help. I love to talk as I’m sure Kate will agree, so please feel free to get in touch.

 

Big Thank You!

Thank you for reading my blog, I hope it has been helpful and apologies for the length, I just had so much I wanted to say, so thank you for sticking with me.  Geraldine 😊  - xxx

 

 

 

 

 

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Father's Day Gift Ideas https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/5/fathersdaygiftideas Father's Day Gift Ideas

 

With Father's Day just around the corner, here are our top fun and thoughtful gift ideas for the father figure in your life. Our 'Daddy You Totally Rock' mini photoshoots are taking place this year so of course, these will be getting a mention.

 

 

 

Pop Up Father's Day Card

We just love this fun pop up card from Amazon, and popped it in our basket straight away

 

 

 

 

Personalised Mugs

Who wouldn't love a new 'favourite mug' for their morning cuppa? Upload a photo of the family, the kids or a loyal pet to Photobox- you know they'll love it. With the current father's day discount, these start at just £4.99!!! You could fill it with their favourite sweets or some homemade biscuits - perfect!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daddysauras T-Shirt

Does your little one love Dinosaurs? Well, this has got to be the perfect gift from them this father's day, and at £7.99 with free delivery on Amazon, your pockets will love it too!!

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Jigsaw Puzzle

A personalised jigsaw from Photobox  with between 49 and 2000 pieces, comes in a personalised box- the perfect gift for Dad and Grandad. This will keep them out of mischieve. With the current father's day discount, these start at just £12.99. Now you just have to decide on which photo to use!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hiver Craft Beer

Erm....Yes Please!!! Award-winning craft beer gift set especially for Father's Day with free delivery on Amazon - we know a few Dads who would love this.

 

 

Photography workshop

We have so much fun teaching beginners and hobbyist photography with Going Digital Yorkshire - book a place on a workshop or grab a gift voucher they can redeem against one of the awesome workshops. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daddy You Totally Rock - Mini Photoshoot

Did we mention our Father's Day mini photoshoots are back? 'Daddy You Totally Rock' mini sessions are running on 19th June and available to book now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Father's Day to all the amazing Father figures out there.

Kate & Pete x

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Olivia's 1st Year Milestones https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/5/olivias-1st-year-milestones Olivia's 1st Year Milestones

 

I can't believe it's over a year since this gorgeous little one first came to visit me. What a privilege it has been to capture her first year of milestones. From her Newborn photoshoot through to her 1st birthday and all in our studio in Morley, Leeds. 

 

Olivia's First Birthday Mini SessionOlivia's First Birthday Mini Session

 

Olivia was just 13 days old when she first visited our toasty warm photography studio. She was good as gold and I had such a lovely time capturing precious newborn memories and stealing lots and lots of cuddles. 

 

Olivia's Newborn Photo ShootOlivia's Newborn Photo Shoot

 

 

Not forgetting her first Father's Day, when she came with Daddy for an extra special photoshoot

 

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Olivia had just learnt to sit independently when she joined us for her 'My First Halloween' mini photoshoot. Oh my goodness her outfit is the cutest and just look at her smile - I think she was enjoying herself.

 

 

Then a year after we first met we completed her first-year milestone with a 1st birthday mini session. No birthday photoshoot would be complete without balloons, bunting and our mini rocking chair.

 

Olivia's First Birthday Mini SessionOlivia's First Birthday Mini Session

What a privileged it has been to capture all these milestones and memories. Fingers crossed we'll see more of Olivia and her gorgeous smile as she grows. 

 

Olivia's First Birthday Mini SessionOlivia's First Birthday Mini Session

 

Kate x

 

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Welcome to the world Olivia https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/5/welcome-to-the-world-olivia  

Welcome To The World Olivia

 

A little older than most of our newborn babies, gorgeous little Olivia was just 5 weeks old when she visited our photography studio in Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

 

I just love meeting new parents who just can't take their eyes of their new baby. We always start our sessions with family photos and then give Mummy and Daddy the chance to relax with some delicious snacks while they enjoy the rest of the photoshoot.

 

Aww look how much Mummy and Daddy adore baby Olivia. What a privilege it was to capture their first official family photo.

 

At 5 weeks old, Olivia was quite alert and kept a keen eye on what was going on, this gave me the chance to capture this beautiful moment with Mummy.

 

 

It was time for Olivia to have her photos on her own so, while she was still awake, we caught her beautiful eyes on camera. With the simple backdrop it makes it all about her gorgeous face.

 

 

 

 

Our trusted Baby Shusher then worked it's magic with soothing sounds to relax baby Olivia, and it worked a treat for the rest of us in the studio too.

 

 

It wasn't long before the comfort of a warm studio and a super snug scene had her sleeping like...well... a baby. This gave me the perfect opportunity to get in close and photograph the little details. Tiny baby fingers and dimples are just so precious.

 

 

With a subtle hint of colour this has to be one of my favourite photos from Olivia's newborn photoshoot. Sleeping so sweetly this is all about Olivia and her tiny fingers and toes.

 

 

 

With time in between feeding and soothing, we had the opportunity to set up our teeny tiny baby bed. All snug in her wrap this is one to melt your heart over and over again.

 

 

 

Thank you to Olivia for all the cuddles and gorgeous photo. I'm already looking forward to her free little sitter session when I can photograph this next milestone and hopefully steal another cuddle or two.

Our studio Mummies have helped us create a FREE Newborn Essentials Checklist for you to download - click here to get your copy.

If you'd like to know more about the Newborn Photoshoots just drop me a  message I'd love to hear from you, or see all the details on our newborn page.

 

Kate x

 

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V.E. Garden Party Ideas & Family Games https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/5/v-e-garden-party-ideas-family-games V.E. Garden Party Ideas

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Family Games

 

V.E Day celebrations are just around the corner, the weather is going to be gorgeous!  We can't go out and celebrate but we can have a garden party at home!! It's a great idea for your family/household and we've included some fun games to keep you all entertained. We are in a bit of a 'make to and mend' era which makes all the more fun.  We've given you lots of suggestions for you to create an awesome party with things you'll find around the house. Go all out, imagine you've got all your friends coming and really go to town. 

 

First Up - Decorations

You can really get the children involved here and keep them occupied for hours. Decide on a theme together and either share the jobs out or make them together. 

Teepee - You could make a bedsheet teepee/tent for the kids. A little place to call their own and keep out of the sun.

DIY Bunting & flags - A great one for the kids. Use spare colour paper and/or card from colourful boxes, cut out different shapes to add to string or ribbon and hand it around the garden.

 

It's all in the detail - set the table, put some flowers in a vase, blow up those leftover party balloons - this is a celebration after all. 

 

 

 

Food,

Well, no garden party would be complete without the food glorious food. You may want to have a picnic, or posh it up a bit with a fancy afternoon tea (any excuse for a bit more baking), or keep it simple with a bbq. Maybe the kids would like their own picnic area leaving the posh take just for you.

 

 

Creative Party Drinks

The grown-ups need to keep cool, of course, so pop your favourite grown-up drink into ice ready for later. But remember, this is a big celebration so why not create your own V.E. day cocktail? You could get the kids to create their own mocktails - they will certainly have fun making something that is sure to be fairly horrible and very high in sugar so apologies in advance. 

 

Get dressed up for the occasion

Surly a homemade paper hat has never been more appropriate, I wonder who will win the best-decorated hat competition? And I think we all need an excuse to pop on a nice dress and bit a lipstick these days, so go head - feel fabulous! 

 

 

 

Family Games

There's nothing like a bit of sunshine to raise a smile and spend time having fun together. These gave are sure to be fun, will burn off some of that energy that all small humans seem to have, and give you time to sit back and enjoy a few minutes piece. 

 

Noughts & Crosses

With a bit of crafting needed to make the set, this is a great way to get the kids involved. Paint the noughts and crossed on stones, or get creative and make it bugs and bees, or strawberries and kiwi - whatever you like!!

 

Scavenger hunt.

If you haven't already, then you can download our scavenger hunt for the kids to do while you enjoy that delicious cocktail you've just invented. You can download it following the link here.

 

 

 

 

Hopscotch 

Do you have any of these foam numbers hanging around the house? They make a great hopscotch! Or draw your own on the patio with chalk.

 

 

And of course, don't forget to take lots of photos and capture all the fun memories from the weekend. We'll be taking our own advice and having a little garden party ourselves. We're especially looking forward to creating a cocktail or two after a little more decorating and refreshing of our photography studio in Morley, Leeds. Stay safe, stay home and enjoy the V.E. celebrations this weekend with your family.

 

Kate & Pete

 

 

 

 

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When you can't photograph smiles, make and photograph Disney biscuits. https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/5/when-you-cant-photograph-smiles-make-and-photograph-disney-biscuits  

When You Can't Photograph Smiles..

Make & Photograph Disney Biscuits!!

 

And why not?! Those of you who know us, know we love Disney! While we can't photograph gorgeous faces at the moment due to lockdown, we can make Disney faces (well Mickey shapes) and photograph those instead - every cloud has a Disney lining! 

 

Plain, with choc chips or dipped in chocolate - these biscuits are super easy and super delicious and perfect for you to make with the kids and enjoy with a cuppa -  why not have a go yourself!

 

 

Going online and buying these cookie cutters has been the highlight of our week - it's the small things.

 

 

 

While we anxiously awaited the arrived of Mickey, we found a super easy shortbread recipe which meant we could quickly get to the fun part - decorating!!!

Here is the recipe we used with thanks to BBC Good Food

 

Vanilla Shortbread - Ingredients

 

325g plain flour

200g chilled salted butter, plus a little more for the sheets

125g golden caster sugar

2 tsp good-quality vanilla extract

2 large free-range egg yolks

icing sugar, for dusting, or your favourite chocolate for decorating

 

 

 

Method

 

  1. Tip the flour into a food processor. Cut the butter into small pieces and drop them into the bowl, then whizz until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Add the sugar, vanilla and egg yolks and whizz to a smooth dough.

  2. With your hands, roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into a sausage shape about 25cm/9in long and 5cm/2½in in diameter. Wrap the roll and chill for at least 1 hour. (The roll can be frozen for up to 6 weeks. To use, remove from the freezer and allow to thaw for one hour at room temperature so that the dough is soft enough to be sliced into biscuits.)

  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4/fan 160C and lightly grease 2 large baking sheets. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into slices, each a generous 5mm/¼in thick, then arrange them on the greased baking sheets, spacing the biscuits slightly apart so they have a bit of room to spread as they cook.

  4. Bake for 12- 20 minutes until the biscuits are just turning pale golden around the edges, then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Dust generously with icing sugar. The biscuits will keep fresh for up to one week stored in an airtight tin. (We left the first batch in for 20mins and burnt them (oops) - so check them after 12 mins)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When they have cooled you can decorate them in whatever way makes you smile. For us it's chocolate all the way, but you may prefer a dusting of icing sugar, or why not use ready-rolled icing and use your cutters to cut the shapes out and decorate your delicious biscuits - YUM!! 

 

 

Okay so we won't be winning any awards from Disney or Mary Berry for our decorating - but it's not about that. We had fun making the biscuits, dipping them in melted chocolate and of course, we had to eat the left over chocolate. 

 


 

This is the only evidence that the biscuits ever existed. We have enjoyed them with coffee until we felt ill and hope you get the chance to do the same. 

 

Kate & Pete

Biscuit monsters & photographers.

 

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mothersdayminisessions https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/4/mothersdayminisessions Mother's Day Mini Sessions 2020

 

One fabulous day, 7 awesome photoshoots, 8 bunches of daffodils, a camera tin full of sweets for the kids and we're ready to GO!

With a special photography package designed just for mothers day, our sessions sold out very quickly. Armed with my favourite camera, spare batteries, a pile of memory cards and a load of fun ideas for the sessions, I couldn't wait to get started and capture all those fun personalities, precious smiles and beautiful memories for Mum's and Grandma's to treasure for ever.

 

Whether it's photos for the kids to give as gifts, or precious memories caught with Mummy (and sometimes Daddy too) it was sure to be a day to remember. Here's what we got up to....

 

With a little yellow ribbon, we tied 8 bunches of daffodils for the Mum's visiting the studio - We had to hide the flowers in the garden, we didn't want to spoil the Mother's Day surprise Shhh!

 

 

'Surprise Mummy -  these are for you' - This is just the cutest moment with a very delighted Mummy getting her flowers from her son. Melts your heart!

 

 

These two just couldn't wait to surprise their Mummy with her flowers.

 

 

 

It's all about the little moments. We try to capture traditional photos as well a fun moments that show the relationship - you can really see that Mummy and Daughter are best friends for life.

 

 

Mum doesn't always get in the picture, sometimes it's capturing the younger members to share with the family - and who wouldn't want a cute moment like this on the mantelpiece.

 

 

 

Is there anything sweeter? A kiss for Mummy caught on camera.

 

 

Sometimes our guests are a little bit shy. But with a little bit of time to play and support from big sister, it's not long before a photoshoot is filled with fun and smiles.

 

 

But of course all the photos really need to say is 'I LOVE YOU MUMMY!'

 

 

All the families had access s to their edited photos before Mother's day, with a recommendations to turn those digital images into something special with a print or photos product from Photobox.

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us in our studio in Morley, Leeds. Thank you for choosing us to capture your Mother's Day memories.

We have fun in the studio all year round, drop us a message and let us capture precious memories for you.

 

Kate x

 

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Camera Confidence Advice From Carol Plant - Transformational Life Coach https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/3/camera-confidence-advice-from-carol-plant---transformational-life-coach  

Camera Confidence Advice From

Carol Plant - Transformational Life Coach

 

 

If like me, the thought of having your photos taken has you running for the hills, then you will love this advice from guest blogger Carol Plant. Carol is a transformational life coach and has helped many people overcome their fear of public speaking - in our blog, Carol shares her top tips to help you overcome your fear of getting in from of the camera.  

I've had the pleasure of taking Carol's photos for her social media and website. Full of fun and very comfortable in front of the camera, it really shows in her picture. But how does she do it? Carol, it's over to you.......

 

 

Who loves getting their photos done?

 

I do!!

 

Wait, what, you DON’T??!!

 

How come?!  I’d love to hear the story you tell to yourself.

 

Let me guess. It goes something like:

 

  • “I’m too XYZ to take a good photo”
  • “I don’t know how to pose”
  • “The camera hates me”
  • “I smell” oh ok that one probably isn’t used as an excuse but it may as well be, as that’s what they are.

 

Yes, I said it, excuses.

 

Kate tells me plenty of you say to her that you know the importance of getting your branding photographs taken, but you don’t have the confidence to get in front of the camera.

 

Shall I let you into the secret to camera confidence?

 

Here goes my thoughts, in no particular order but as they occur to me:

 

 

  • The camera is very clever.  If you hate the camera, she will KNOW and rain her revenge on you 100x. You know what this results in? Yes, bad photos. She gives back what you give her and then some.
  • Because of this, I make sure the camera knows that I love her! Whenever a camera is pointed in my direction I make sure I am thinking loving thoughts about her. I imagine I am spending the day with my best friend that has my back and wants the best for me. I love you camera!
  • Having my picture taken is not about me. Yes, that’s right. It doesn’t enter my head that I’m having my photos taken. I’m there to have fun and chat to the photographer. I trust the photographer and the camera (love you!) to do their job. It’s not my job to worry about them.
  • If you worry about how you look, then either give yourself a break (you are gorgeous you know that right!?) or get some help. You can book a make-up artist, a style advisor, a personal trainer, a counsellor, or whoever you need to help you. If it helps boost your confidence then do it.
  • Book a photographer that you get on with. Should go without saying. Of course, everyone gets on with Kate! See it as a chance to chat and be creative.
  • Book a photographer who’s work you have seen. Ask for recommendations.
  • Listen to the photographer on the day of the shoot and follow her advice. She knows the best shot, the best lighting, the best staging. Of course, if you have some ideas let her know. They might be great ideas that will work. Better to suggest than to keep it to yourself.
  • Get used to the shutter sound of the camera. This can put people off their stride. You can practice at home with your own camera (most phones have the sound option).
  • Know that any photo can be deleted there and then.
  • Have fun. Even on a serious shoot. Life is too short.

 

 

 

There are plenty more ideas on how to increase your camera confidence.  These are a few to get you started. These work for me.

 

I would love to hear if you have any tips and if this has been helpful to you.

 

Best wishes Carol
Founder & CEO
Speaking Success System
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Mother's Day Gift Ideas https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/3/mothers-day-gift-ideas  

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

 

 

She's an incredible woman and has influenced your life in so many ways. This Mother's Day, create a personalised gift with your own photos to remind her of all the memories you've shared that she can keep close to her heart, or create new memories with a photoshoot in our studio in Morley, Leeds. 

 

Here are our top gift ideas:

 

 

Photo Mug

Mum and Grandma can have their favourite cup of tea looking at their favourite smiles on Mother's Day with this Photo Mug

 

 

Jigsaw

Who doesn't love a Jigsaw!! Put the puzzle together to reveal those precious smiles with the personalised Jigsaw

 

 

 

Personalised Apron

Got the next Great British Bake Off champion in your family? They will love this apron and it may encourage them to make you a cake - everyone's a winner

 

Photobook

Tell your story in pictures with a photobook you can all look through together and treasure for years to come.

 

 

 

Canvas Wall Art

Create beautiful wall art for that special lady with a Canvas print.

 

Traditional Prints

Print off your favourite photos and put them in a frame of your choice. Why not get the kids to decorate the frame- who doesn't love a macaroni embellished photo frame.

 

Photoshoot Gift Voucher

Whether it's a shoot for the kids or the full family, a photoshoot gift voucher creates precious memories for years and generations to come. Drop us an email and we'll start the ball rolling.

 

 

 

Happy Mother's Day all the awesome women who have supported us through the years!

Kate & Pete

xxx

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Essential Items & Gift Ideas For Mummy & Baby https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/2/EssentialItemsandGiftIdeasForMummyandBaby  

 

Essential Items And Gift Ideas For Mummy & Baby

 

Looking for that perfect useful gift for a baby shower with recommendations from a reliable source? We've got a list of ideas that Mummy & Baby will thank you for!!

This ultimate list of practical and essential items comes courtesy of Corinna Nicol, founder of The Mummy Circle, Wakefield. Running multi-award-winning Baby Massage classes and offering Post Natal Support, Corinna is the perfect person to recommend these products.

There is a large and supportive community of parents on The Mummy Circle Facebook page where you can find out about all the classes which are online and in person.  Thank you Corinna!

 

 

Jump To...

For Baby

Older Babies

Keeping it natural & eco-friendly - for Baby

Keeping it natural & eco-friendly - for Mum

Books we loved as children

Toys to support development

Gift Voucher

Extra Special Gift Wrap

 

 

For Baby




Changing Table Organiser

 

LOADS of space, portable, not to mention very stylish - this is a must-have!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Baby Wrap For Car Seat - With Seat Belt holes

 

Not only is it super cute and super warm, it's also approved by British Standard Safety Laboratory. Do they have them for grown-ups?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Older Babies

 


Bibs

 

They're 6 months old and it's getting messy!! These easy clean bibs will keep their tops clean for a little longer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Icy Bite Keys Teether

 

Sore gums and rosy red cheeky - this teether is rated by thousands of parents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



Award-Winning Teething Blanket

 

Different textures to soothe those sore gums and vibrant colours to aid baby's sensory development - you can see why parent love it.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Butterfly Lamaze Toy

 

Helping baby grow, discover and learn through play



 

 

 

 

 

 







Potty training pants

 

Cute, washable and highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Keeping It Natural - For Baby
 



Lavender shampoo and body wash

 

We love all things natural - especially for baby's skin at 99.2% natural this has a thumbs up from us.





Washable wipes

 

Better for baby, the environment and your pocket

 





Natural Baby brush

 

Natural bristles, hypoallergenic and can help to reduce cradle cap


 




Neals yard gift box



We are big fans of Neal Yard and have a number of their products. This baby gift set makes a lovely present. All natural so safe for baby's skin, the baby balm is useful for nappy rash, cradle cap and dry skin and is very effective for all. The baby oil is very useful for when your baby is first born for after bath massages.

 

 

XL muslin/ swaddle



Now you know we love to swaddle babies in the photography studio during a newborn shoot- all be it a bit more creatively. We just love this swaddle blanket - nice and big so you can use it at your baby gets bigger, as a pram cover, receiving blanket etc.




Bamboo suction feeding bowl & weaning spoons



Natural bamboo and toxin-free silicone.  Just choose your favourite or create a collection for a great gift!






 

Keeping It Natural - For Mum

Breast pads


Washable, organic, super soft and reusable with storage bags, these are a great idea for Mum



Breastfeeding tea

 

Boost milk supply with this naturally caffeine-free tea - it's delicious too.

 

 

 

Classic Children's Books
 

Books we've all loved as children. Get them separately or buy together for a great gift.

 


 

   

 

Toys

These top picks for sensory and discovery toys support development, coordination and motor skills.

 


 




Gift Voucher

Of course, no gift list would be complete without a recommendation for a photoshoot gift voucher (from us of course) to capture all those precious memories and milestones in our Morley studio. Drop us an email and we'll send you all the details

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We hope you found the ideal gift from our list, that is loved by Mummy & Baby

Kate x

 

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What if my baby/toddler cries during their photoshoot? https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/2/what-if-my-baby/toddler-cries-during-the-photoshoot  

What if my baby/toddler cries during their photoshoot?

 

We all love those perfectly posed and beautifully styled newborn photos.  I've heard it said “Well, newborn photography is easy,  the baby is sleeping all the time and you can move them however you wish.”  "You get all the smiley toddlers in your studio, which must make sessions very easy." But these assumptions can’t be any further from the truth. 


 

With the best will in the world babies, and toddlers will have their off days and there is not a lot you can do about it (sorry). You may have the most placid newborn or the smiliest toddler, you bring them to our cosy studio in Morley, Leeds, and...........their pet lip comes out and they start to cry. They may be feeling unwell, off it, tired, the reason doesn't really matter, what does matter is they're not happy at that moment. 

 

With a newborn baby, we'll take our time and use the magical 5 S's to soothe baby, it takes patience (and I get lots of baby cuddles) but we'll get there eventually. Occasionally, if we have a baby with colic, all the love in the world may not settle them enough for a photoshoot and it's unfair on them to continue.

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With toddlers who are a little unsettled, we'll just take a little more time to play and help them get used to the environment, but again if they are unwell all they want to do is cuddle and sleep (I'm just the same when I'm unwell). A photoshoot when they are feeling like this isn't fun for anyone and certainly won't capture the smiley memories we're all hoping for. 

This can be stressful for parents which is understandable, but there's honestly no need to worry. Our aim is for our families and mini models to have a lovely time with gorgeous and fun memories that go along with the gorgeous photos. It might then be necessary, in some cases, to reschedule the photoshoot - it's not unusual and it's definitely not a problem.

Book your photoshoot confident that we'll do all we can to make and capture precious memories for you to treasure. 

 

Kate x

 

 

 

 

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Book Club https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/2/book-club Book Club

 

There is nothing like an inspiring book to get you motivated in business. Taking some time to stop, breath and read gets me motivated and ready to take on the world, or listening to an audiobook in the car can motivate me through the day.  There'll be monthly recommendations from me, awesome women I have worked with and our social media family on our Facebook and Instagram pages, updating this blog as we go. These are not necessarily books focused on business, just books that lift you up.  These might be:

  • Self-help books 
  • Biographies/Autobiographies
  • Guide/how-to books
  • Novels that inspired you

 

Do you have a book you'd like to recommend? Drop me an email, I'd love to hear from you.

 

 

Everything Is Figureoutable - Marie Forleo

 

Type = Self help

recommended by - Jen Murdock from The Learning Shed (Online education for Kids aged 3-7)

Format - Paperback, Kindle, Audiobook

 

What a corker this one is!! Recommended to me by Jen, I got an audiobook via Audible so I can listen to it in the car, while I'm editing, I even listen to it on a night. Endorsed by Oprah Winfrey who says 'Millions of young women look to Marie Forleo as their inspiration for empowerment and achievement', this book will help you overcome fears and even obstacles you've created but don't even realise are there!!

It has certainly given me a kick up the jacksy and opened my eyes to figuring stuff out instead of ruling them out!!

See the awesome reviews and grab yours via the link below. Get in touch if you have a book you think everyone should read. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEY to living the Law Of Attraction - by Jack Canfield

 

Type = Self help

recommended by - Kate Campbell

Format - Hardback & Kindle

 

This is one for all you Law Of Attraction fans! Some of you may recognise Jack Canfield from The Secret movie, he's also quoted in the book and author of the Chicken Soup For The Soul book series - I think that makes him a real LOA expert. I actually like this book more than The Secret, it's explained in simple terms with the bonus of guiding you through how to use it in your own life. It's a book I've read many times and this has just prompted me to get it out again.  

Just look at the awesome reviews and get your copy on the link below.

 

 

 

 

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse

 

Type = Self help - novel

Recommended by = Kate Campbell

Format = Kindle and Hardback (got to be seen in hardback to appreciate the illustrations)

I'd heard such a lot about this Sunday Times and New York Times best seller, and got straight online to order my copy.  What a treat it turned out to be. It's suitable for kids, but certainly isn't just for kids. Full of quotes and short stories of hope,  it's a book you can read together or, like me, read with a cuppa. You can pick it up and put it down, start in the middle or read it over and over again. The illustrations are hand drawn by the author, Charlie Mackesy, and include coffee cup rings which only add to the charm. It's a book I go back to time and time again when I want to just take moment - it really gives you that calm, feel good.. erm... feeling.

 

 

 

 

Creative Cash by Joelle Byrne

Type = Guide/How-to book

Recommended by = Kate Campbell

Format = Ebook and paperback

 

I was lucky enough to hear a talk by Joelle at a networking event. I was blown away by her ideas and generosity with her knowledge. I quickly joined her Facebook group Creative Cash - Earn More From Your Creative Business and got a copy of her book 'Creative Cash' which has been a complete eye-opener and business game-changer.  Geared around passive income and guiding you through the different options you have to build a passive income stream to complement your business, this book is packed full of ideas for your business, step by step guides and recommended resources to set you on your way. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

Type = Self Help/Guide

Recommended by = Kate Campbell

Format = Kindle, Audiobook and Paperback

This book was recommended to me by a friend who I already consider to be an inspiration (Gemma Herron, shout out to you), so when she recommends a book I take note. The author speaks from experience and is honest (and hilarious) about her early days floating around, working for herself, kipping on her friend's sofa and honestly believing that scraping by was the compromise for the privilege of self-employment (can you relate). Jen Identified and changed her self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviours to create the life she really wanted. In this book, she helps you recognise your own self-sabotaging beliefs (we're all very good at that), guides you through with exercises and top tips that give many 'a-ha' moments - This book will help you find your inner BADASS!! I first read this on Kindle and then got the Audiobook so I can listen to her no-nonsense and occasionally sweary advice, on the move. I've paid the recommendation forward and bought the paperback version for several of my badass friends, one of who went on to get a daily dose of badass inspiration with the quotes calendar (who doesn't love a motivational quote). Check out the links below and find your inner BADASS!!

 

Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Type = Self Help

Recommended by = Kate Campbell

Format = Kindle & Audiobook

When I first got this book I didn't really know who Rachel was, but reading this book turned me into such a fangirl!.  Full of brutally honest tales about her struggles and insecurities, mixed with humour and a real kiss ass attitude, Rachel is very relatable. She never went to college, doesn't have any high flying corporate experience behind her - she learnt all she needed for free on Google and built an empire from there. I often have this playing in the car - I'm on fire by the time I turn up to my next job! Give this NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER a squiz on the link below and see what I'm talking about. Happy Reading!

 

 

Kate x

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Brand Imagery Challenge https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/1/brand-imagery-challenge  

Brand Imagery Challenge

 

Congratulations - you've taken the first step to improve your brand imagery by joining our challenge. We've put together 5 actionable strategies to help you bring your imagery in line with your brand.  With an explanation of why it's important for your business and actions for you to follow, completing this challenge will help you stand out and make creating content easier. 

 

  1. Brand Imagery Guidelines
  2. Images - Back To Basics
  3. Extend Your Visual Branding
  4. Create Your Image Library.
  5. Keep Moving In The Right Direction

 

 

Brand Imagery Guidelines

When it comes to the imagery the aim is to ensure that ALL imagery is recognisable as YOU!. You need to make sure you have a consistent photo style, logo and colour palette across all social media and your website. The easiest way to keep track of this is to create Brand Imagery Guidelines and stick to them - Over time, your customers will see the consistency in posts and begin to recognise when a post is from you without seeing your brand’s logo or social media handle. 
 

Actions - Create your brand imagery guidelines

  • Have you got a logo? This is a must - If you don't have one you can create your own or ask someone to create one for you using fiverr
  • What are your brand colours? Consider these colours in the clothes you wear on a shoot and in the background of your images. Just a pop of colour tells your audience it's you. (You'll see our logo colours all over our social media - even bought a couple of new tops & stationery to match). 
  • Is your brand style - formal or informal? Light and airy or with bold colours? This style should be reflected in your images. Getting this wrong can be very confusing for your audience. Imagine a stuffy old boys boardroom photo for quirky young female sports clothing company 'Roxy' - it makes no sense. 
  • Are you going to use a filter - if so which one represents your brand style? 

 

 

Images - Back To Basics

Now you've created your guidelines it's useful to perform an audit of your imagery.  There are lots of stock images out there, and we often use them for a 'quick post'.  But with so many different styles, you have to be careful that the images are not confusing for your audience. Remember people connect with people - it's good to show people who is behind the business too. 

 

Actions

  • Perform an audit across all of your social media accounts and website - Ensure logos, banners and images are consistent with your brand guidelines,  and audit regularly.
  • Make sure you’re posting on a schedule consistently and that your content aligns with the look and feel of the branding you’ve established.
  • When choosing new images always ask the questions, 'is it in line with my guidelines', 'will my customer recognise it as me'

 

Extend Your Visual Branding

So now that you have a consistent visual brand across social media and your website accounts, it’s time to enhance that even further. What does that mean? It means ensuring you have the same colours, style and font reflected in your images, graphics and videos. When a photo/graphic is published on social media or your website, are the overlay text fonts consistent with your brand guidelines? 

Actions

  • Create templates for the same type of announcement (e.g. new product announcement, quotes, special offers) considering the font, colour and image design agreed in your Brand Imagery Guidelines.
  • Create photos and videos that keep your brand’s aesthetic and colour choices in mind. The posts should flow seamlessly into each other. Use carefully chosen stock images, when taking your own images consider your guidelines or ask a branding photographer to take a whole series of images that you can use confident that they meet your guidelines. - Of course, we're not going to miss the opportunity to promote our photography services here. Drop me a message I'm always happy to meet for coffee and chat about branding photography that tells your story.

 

 

Create Your Image Library

The, sometimes, overwhelming demand for continuous and fresh social media content can be eased by having everything prepared in advance and accessible anywhere, any time. A carefully created library will ensure you have on-brand imagery and templates to hand. 
 

For a more in-depth look at Image Libraries pop on over to our Image Library blog   

 

Actions

  • Brainstorm ideas of what resources you might need. Think about the articles you will write, blogs, social media posts etc and the resources you will need to complete them. These might be brand photography like portrait photos, products or stock images as well as logos and templates.
  • Create an online storage space for your library so you can access your image library anywhere in the world and allow shared access - we love Google Drive.
  • Organise your storage space, add your resources and keep it up to date!

 

Keep moving in the right direction

Thank you for completing our Brand Imagery Challenge, why not get your image library off the ground with a series of photos that are so much more than just headshots - they tell the story of your business. You can see more of the details on our website, or drop me an email and we'll arrange to meet for a no-obligation chat (any excuse to meet for coffee). Not ready to jump in front of the camera yet? Have a look at our Stock PhotoShop. and see if there is a collection in line with your brand colours. 

We hope you are now feeling more confident with brand imagery that is clearly YOU!

Kate x

hello@campbellsphotography.co.uk

 

 

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Celebrating January and February Birthdays https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/1/celebrating-january-and-february-birthdays Celebrating January and February Birthdays

 

Winter birthdays can be bleak for mums of January & February babies. We realise it’s not the easiest month for family and friends to splash out on birthday presents, and we're all recovering from Christmas and New Year celebrations. But that's no excuse, everyone deserves to feel special on their birthday and here are our top tips for a magical winter birthday!!

 

Party ideas

Winter or Frozen Theme

Not just an excuse to keep the Christmas decorations up for longer, but a sensible way to decorate the party without blowing your budget,  so you can spend the money Elsa where (see what I've done there). Frozen is always a popular theme, but if their not a fan of the movie make it more Winter Wonderland, you can use some of your Christmas decorations remembering it's a winter theme (not Christmas) so make it about trees, snow and ice! Choose a colour scheme - ice blue and white is perfect - and go for it!!

 

*photo credit Party City

 

Games

Snowflakes - Get the kids to make their own snowflakes and hang them up - they can take them home with them later (less clearing up for you). Make them from lollypop sticks or paper - The Best Ideas For Kids has some great examples.

The Chocolate Game - A game kids all love!! It's all about dressing up and trying to cut up and eat a chocolate bar with a knife and fork. Appropriate for ages 6+ Dress them in a wool hat, scarf and gloves and watch the fun! - Full details from The Activity Village

 

Food

 

Now you can easily get carried away here, one quick look for 'winter themed party food' on Pinterest and you'll have more ideas than you need. But if you want to keep it stress-free think Hot Chocolate and marshmallows (yes please!!) and regular party food. I mean, just look at this idea from Wide Open Eats

 

 

Gift ideas

Of course, there may be the odd toy that Santa forgot to bring, but if the toy cupboard is full why not consider an experience and a gift that will create memories.  

Sledging - there isn't much snow at the moment but you can have loads of family fun while sledging at Snozone

*photo credit Snozone

Photoshoot - well we're not going to pass up the opportunity to mention our fun photoshoots!! From 6th January to 14th February 2020 our mini sessions are just £55 to include 4 digital images of your choice - now those are memories that will last for every! Drop us a message to book 

 

Kate & Pete x

 


 

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Creating Precious Memories With Baby Georgie and Big Sister Grace https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/12/creatingpreciousmemorieswithbabygeorgieandbigsistergrace Georgie

 

There is nothing more precious than a photo of a newborn baby with their Sibling/s. When big sister Grace brought her new baby sister Georgie to visit we captured some beautiful memories. 

 

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Once we'd captured those precious sibling photos, Grace went off to have fun with Grandma for the day while we focused on photos of baby Georgie.

 

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In our lovely warm studio, we used our soft pink backdrop and wrap to complement her complexion. We started by wrapping Grace to make her feel safe and secure and to help her drift off into a deep sleep. 

 

Just look at those tiny feet peeking through, the perfect opportunity to capture those tiny toes.

 

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Sound asleep and all snug, we could now gently move Georgie onto her tummy. We just love this photo, it's so simple and all about Georgie.

 

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This is one of our favourite poses and photos to create for parents. Babies change so quickly and this photo shows just how small their newborn baby was, adding a wrap makes this the perfect photo to use to create wall art.


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With digital images included in our package, parents can use their chosen images to create and share as many prints and create as much wall art as they wish. All our newborn sessions include a free Little Sitter session - we can't wait to share these images with you too. 
 

Kate x

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Get Organised With A Media Library https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/7/Get-Organised-With-A-Media-Library  

Get Organised With A Media Library

 

Running a business in a busy social media world makes brand identity ever more important. Creating content can be time-consuming and quality over quantity is always best.

 

 

The, sometimes, overwhelming demand for continuous and fresh social media content can be eased by having everything prepared in advance and accessible anywhere, any time. To help you get focused on delivering quality content, get organised and create a Media Library. 

 

What is a Media Library?

A library of content that lives in the cloud, making it easily and instantly accessible to you and your team. All vital when putting together content for blogs, instagram, facebook, newsletter. Your library might include:

 

  • Logos & watermarks
  • Personal brand photos e.g. portraits, headshots, team photos
  • Product photos
  • Templates and guides 
  • Stock photography
  • Video clips
  • Audio snippets

 

 

What are the benefits of a Media Library

As a business owner life is varied, exciting and demanding, with portable tech giving us much more flexibility. This means we can write those blogs, social media posts and website content anywhere in the world. With your resources in your Media Library:

  • you have everything at your fingertips
  • you can create bulk content in one sitting
  • you can see what additional resources you might need.

 

Where to create your Media Library

Ideally, you want to be able to access your Media Library from anywhere in the world at any time, give shared access and an app may also be useful. There are many online storage solutions out there including:

  • Dropbox
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Google Drive
  • pCloud

 

Over to you....

Creating your own Media Library

Brainstorm ideas of what resources you might need. Think about the articles you will write, blogs, social media posts etc and the resources you will need to complete them. These might be brand photography like portrait photos, products or stock images as well as logos and templates.

 

Organise your storage space

Now you have your list of resource it's time to organise them into files. This will make it easier to find the right photo or document when you are in your creative flow.

 

Keep it up to date

Keep your storage space up to date with the latest document versions and the latest images. Consider your brand image and remove the resources that no longer compliments your brand identity.

 

Suggested resources for your Media Library to support your Brand Identity

 

  • Logos and signatures
  • Fonts - list the fonts that can be used to create consistency in your branding
  • Product images
  • Stock images - images that are ready to use in blog and social media post. Consider the colours in the images, do they complement your brand colours.
  • Portrait and lifestyle photos - personal branding photos of you showing your personality, photos of you at work building your empire. These images help tell your story.
  • Consider having your images in a range of crops -  square, landscape and portrait, so you have all social media formats covered.
  • You might want to write a short biography that you can call on when needed.
  • Selection of video clips with interviews/tutorials that you can use.

 

 

Creating content faster

 

Whether you are a solopreneur or part of an awesome team, being able to access essential resources on the move via your Media Library will be a huge time saver. Save even more time and let us create a professional profile, stock and product images for your Media Library with our Brand Photography 

 

Kate x

 

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Father's Day Gift Ideas https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/6/fathers-day-gift-ideas Our Top 5 Father's Day Gift Ideas!

 

A story about Daddy!!

We all love personalised books for children, I still treasure the one from my childhood (the book is only a few years old I promise) - 'Me, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves'. I"m sure this is where my love of all things Disney started.   Did you know you can now get a personalised adventure book about Daddy!!! A lovely way to involve the kids and create a story with familiar names through Not On The High Street 

 

Capture precious memories to last forever

Of course, we are slightly biassed but memories caught on camera are precious and will be treasured by generations to come. Whether those photos are with Dad, Grandad or both - all generations will love to look at these.  Join our Daddy You Totally Rock mini session this Sunday 16th June and let us capture those fun photos for you.

 

Photo gifts

So you've got some gorgeous photos from your 'Daddy You Rock' mini session, and with three digital images included what are you going to do with them? Don't leave them as digital, there are loads of fun photo ideas out there. Photobox have some great offers and really quirky gifts that Dad's and Grandad's are bound to love. We really like their Magic Mug!

 

 

Handmade with love

Get creative and help the kids bake some biscuits or buns for the father figures in their lives. There are some great, easy to use, decorating kits in the supermarket to really make it fun. And who doesn't love a handmade card! There are loads of quick and easy ideas on Crafty Morning  - I know it will make a huge mess but I guarantee it will be fun and why not capture some of the chaos on your phone - it's all part of the memory making.  

 

 

Time

There is nothing more precious than time  - so how about a Father's Day Picnic! Get the kids involved and go to the supermarket, let them decide on Daddy's favourite foods for the picnic. 'Let the kids choose! Are you mad' I can hear you all laughing - but I've been assured that jellybean sandwiches are a firm favourite of Dad's everywhere! If the weather's not on your side then all is not lost, have a carpet picnic at home instead.

As well as the usual (or unusual) sandwiches, you might want to include:

  • Sweets
  • A beer for Daddy
  • Game for you all to play (board game, an outdoor game like football or make up a nature treasure hunt - send Daddy and the kids on the hunt while you relax (you are welcome))
  • Don't forget to capture the fun on your camera/phone and consider printing one of your favourites. 

 

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Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's, Grandad's and Father figures out there!!

 

Kate & Pete

xxx 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meeting 'The Mummy Circle' Founder - Corinna Nicol https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/6/meetingthemummycirclefounder Meeting 'The Mummy Circle' Founder

 

The Mumpreneur

I initially met Corinna when I was asked to photograph the Girl Tribe Gang meet up in Wakefield. A monthly networking event for fabulous female business owners where Corinna is the Tribe Boss. The cocktails were flowing, the support was incredible and the advice from their Power Hour guest speaker was invaluable.

 

Not only is Corinna the organiser of the Wakefield meet up, but she is also the founder of The Mummy Circle - a fantastic place for parents offering baby massage, baby yoga and postnatal support in Wakefield. When Corinna asked me to take some portrait photos for her to use on social media I was over the moon.

The Shoot

We had a quick chat to see what Corinna wanted from her photos - relaxed images that represent Corinna and her friendly and approachable style.

We arranged a meeting place and armed with her favourite herbal tea we were off, chatting and snapping away to get those natural photos.

We were both temporarily distracted by a newborn baby - a newborn photographer and a baby massage tutor.....it was bound to happen. But we soon got back on track to create a collection of photos that Corinna can use on social media and her website for time to come. 

 

Advice from an award-winning Mumpreneur

Already a winner of various awards, Corinna has recently been nominated for an award with Forward Ladies and is an Mpower Awards Rising Star finalist, - Congratulation Corinna. We just had to take the opportunity to pick her brain.

 

 

What are your top tips for new parents?

Don’t compare yourself or your baby to anyone else. Trust your own intuition and know that you are the person who knows your own baby best. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and don’t try and be superhuman. New mums need to rest, so take it whenever you can (and don’t feel guilty about it!)

How do you manage running a successful business with family life?

In short, my mum! She has helped me so much since having my first baby, and knowing that my children have such a lovely bond with her has been invaluable. Without her support, my business would not be where it is now.  

What's the best piece of advice you've been given in business?

My lovely friend Sarah Pearson-Wood (Brave Girls Business Club) who is an amazing business coach, says to focus on who your ideal customer is, and hone down all your marketing/social media posts to appeal to that person.  

What are your top tips for branding a business?

The Mummy Circle is welcoming and inclusive and focuses on the basics: nurturing touch, singing, and community. I wanted my brand to reflect that and decided on a really simple logo that I designed myself using Canva. I was once told that you are your brand, and therefore it’s important to make yourself visible. I’m still working on that as it doesn’t come naturally putting myself out there, but Kate’s lovely photos have helped!  (Aww thanks Corinna)

 

Join The Mummy Circle with Corinna on Facebook and Instagram and keep an eye out for the next Girl Tribe Gang meeting in your area

 

And ask us how we can support your branding with images that represent you and your business. 

 

Kate x

 

 

 

 

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How Personal Brand Photography Can Grow Your Business https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/5/how-personal-brand-photography-can-grow-your-business How Personal Brand Photography Can Grow Your Business
 

If you own a business relying heavily on your online presence, then investing in personal branding photography is an essential part of your marketing. Especially if you want your photos to show your personality and tell a story.

Purchases are often made based on emotions attached to first impressions. Personal branding can help influence what your customer thinks and feels about your business or products and hugely affect the success of your business.

 

Custom professional photography is a huge asset to any business and having a library of images to draw from can save you time and money not to mention what the images say about your fabulous business.

 

Make the most from your investment by:

 

  • Placing them throughout your website - to help tell the story of your business. People do People and personalising your website helps to create trust.

 

  • Using them on all your social media accounts to increase visibility and engagement. Think about the images that stop you from scrolling, that inspire you, what impression did those images create for you.

 

  • Using them in newsletters - to 'show' your customers, it's more effective than telling them.

 

  • Using them in press releases - got an event to shout about or a new product/service? It's free marketing! Use your awesome new Personal Branding photos to attract press and attention

 

  • Placing them in your sales and landing pages - did you know this could lead to better conversion rates.

 

  • Showing people who you are - add a photo to your email signature and if you get the chance to speak at an event, send them a photo along with your bio to personalise it.

 

  • Using them in your print marketing - using your personal branding photography in brochures, leaflets etc will help people remember who you are.

 

 

 

 

I love meeting up with people to get a better understanding of their personality and brand identity. This always helps me to get the photos that represent them and their business. Get in touch and ask me to create brand images that tell your story and inspire your customers. 

Personal Branding With Campbell's Photography

 

Kate x

 

 

 

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Top Tips To Create Your Own Flatlays https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/5/top-tips-to-create-your-own-flatlays Top Tips To Create Your Own Flatflay

 

We love creating flatlays for ourselves and especially for our Personal Branding customers. A Flatlay is an easy way to showcase awesome items you own/sell, tell a story, and wow your social media followers. Our top tips below will help you to take your own using just your mobile phone and a few key items.

 

1 - Backdrop 

Keep it simple and use a plain backdrop. This could be a plain floor (we use the white studio floor), wooden flooring or just a large sheet of card. 

 

2 - Lighting

There is no need for fancy lighting - use natural light. Set your scene up next to a large natural light source - we set our scene up next to the open studio door. Best done on a cloudy day so that the light is nice and soft - sunlight will only leave harsh shadows. 

 

3 - Decide what you will use your flatlay for.

Tell your story -Are you having a creative day? Perhaps a notepad, pen and cup of coffee would be a great image. 

Background - Use a select few items to create a flaylay with a large amount of space so you can add text as and when you need to. This is a great way of creating recognisable imagery

Your branding - Use your brand colours throughout to tie it all in.

4 - Finishing touches

Edit your photos using the Instagram presets. Consider which present best suits your brand style and stick to the presets so there is consistency in your imagery

 

 

Want more professional-looking flatlays but short on time? Have a look at our stock photo shop and see if we have a collection in line with your brand, or ask us about Personal Branding Photography.

 

Kate x

 

 


 

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Brodie // Newborn Photography Leeds https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/4/brodie---newborn-photography-leeds Brodie

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Welcome to the world Brodie!! At 8 precious weeks old he's a little older than most of our Newborn babies but, as you can see from the photos, that doesn't matter. He was more alert than a younger baby which meant we could capture those beautiful eyes - I mean, just look at those eyes!

 

We cuddled (I love a cuddle) and I swaddled Brodie who eventually fell asleep in his cosy wrap. We could then capture the most precious sleepy photos, he even gave us a little smile (he was definitely smiling, it wasn't wind honest).  He eventually woke up and I tried wrapping him again, but it didn't work this time - he was on to me and watched me all the time, striking the cutest of poses as I captured those gorgeous eyes. 

 

With Mum and sister relaxing close by and enjoying some of our treats, it was lovely to hear all about Brodie and how his little personality is starting to develop. I'm over the moon to be able to share these gorgeous photos for you.

 

Kind words from Brodie's Mummy

Kate did an amazing job with my 8-week old son, She made us welcome and it was a lovely experience too, I'm in love with my pictures 💙 Will definitely be using Campbell's photography again in the near future x
 

If you'd like to ask me about our newborn photography you can drop me an email here. I'd love to hear from you.

Kate xx

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Olivia // Newborn Photography Leeds https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/4/olivia---newborn-photography-leeds Olivia

 

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Beautiful little Olivia was just 13 days new when she came to visit us in our Morley studio. All that gorgeous hair and those rolls - oh my, those rolls!! I just wanted to cuddle her all day. However, I did manage to put her down just long enough to take these beautiful photos. 

 

Gently moving her into poses that she was comfortable with (Olivia loved being on her tummy), we were able to take beautiful, natural photos to capture her newborn features, and of course all that squish. Using soft colours and fabrics it makes it all about Olivia.

Mummy and Daddy were close by throughout, relaxing and enjoying the treats we get in for all our new parents - 

 

I just loved creating these beautiful memories for her parents to treasure forever, and we're over the moon that Olivia's parents love the photos too

We love the pictures! 

Can’t wait to come back with Olivia’s sisters for another shoot. 

 

If you'd like to ask me about our Newborn Sessions you can drop me an email here, I'd love to hear from you.

Kate xx

 

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The Ultimate New Parent Gift Guide https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/3/the-ultimate-new-parent-gift-guide  

The Ultimate New Parent Gift Guide

 

 

Struggling to find the perfect gift for expectant parents? One way to help make sure they have everything they need is to ask them to create a Baby Wish List on Amazon. Similar to a wedding list, they can share it with friends and family to avoid duplication. Failing that we've asked the experts (our Photography Studio Mum's and Dad's of course), to make a list of what they would put on their wish list. They've also been honest about gifts to avoid.

 

Gift Guide

 

Food - The top suggestion from our studio parents, the gift of food was described as a god send. With a new family member to take care of, the last thing new parents have time for is cooking let alone eating! Some home cooked meals to pop in the freezer will go down a treat, or companies like Chef On Board  make lovely home cooked dinner hampers like the popular 'First Week Food Box for Mummy & Daddy'

Tropic Skin Care - Natural products for parents and baby without any of the nasties. Parents rave about Tamanu Healing Balm - it's great for nappy rash, eczema and stretch marks.  The So Sleep pillow mist is safe and soothing for both baby and for parents which has got to be a winner. The Tahitial Vanilla and Coconut bath foam smells like paradise and because it's also 100% natural its perfect for baby as well as parents. A gift from Tropic is a gift for the whole family. 

 

Ollie The Owl - With soothing sounds including a heartbeat, rainfall, white noise static and a lullaby, as well as a warm light Ollie The Owl helped give baby Lara her first full nights sleep!!

 

 

 

Don't forget the parents - A voucher for a meal out will give the new parents just a few hours to enjoy each others company (you may also need to be available for baby sitting duty). Or perhaps some bath stuff for Mum and a treat for Dad, it's not just about baby.

 

Vouchers - sounds boring but very useful. With a voucher parents can buy what they need, when they need it. Especially useful as the baby gets a little older. ASDA and Mothercare vouchers are always gratefully received, and an Amazon voucher will get used up during those night time feed shopping sprees.

 

 

Gift of time - Take a home cooked meal round, offer to do some house jobs like ironing or cleaning. You can't wrap it up and put a bow on it but the Parents will love you forever!

 

A Keep Sake - ....like a photo shoot! Suggested by some of our lovely Mummies and you know we couldn't leave this one out. A precious newborn session is a perfect way to capture the first family photo and beautiful newborn photos. Buy a voucher and create memories which will be cherished for years to come. The voucher can be used for a newborn photo shoot or a mini session to capture milestones as their baby gets a little older.  

Still not sure? - have a look on Don't Buy Her Flowers, this site is great and full of ideas for really thoughtful gifts not just for new parents but for any occasion. We love the hampers they do for Men, Women and couples

 

 

Gifts to avoid

Okay, so the lovely new parents would never be as rude as the lady in the photo, but no one wants to give a gift that isn't useful. 
 

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Baby bath - Big to store and heavy to lift with water in, our studio Mum's tell us that bath seats are much more useful.

Don't buy just for the sake of it, - you are bound to waste your money. If you're stuck, get a voucher from Mothercare, ASDA or Amazon.

Clothes - it's so tempting to buy the super sweet teeny tiny newborn clothes. But in reality, babies spend their first 3 months mostly wearing sleepsuits as they need to be changed... often! Lots of parents sadly pack away beautiful baby clothes that haven't even been worn. Resist the urge and refer to our list above. 

 

Thank you to everyone who helped put this guide together. We hope you've found this useful and you've managed to get a present the new parents will love.

Kate & Pete

 

 

This blog contains affiliate links which means that, for some of the products, we get a little bit of commission for which we are very grateful, Thank you🙏
 

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Newborn Photography - We Answer Your Concerns https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/2/newborn-photography---we-answer-your-concerns Newborn Photography - We Answer Your Concerns
 

 

The first few months of your child’s life is a whirlwind of change, as your little one puts on the pounds. One of your biggest wishes will be that you could freeze every moment, so you can really cherish your baby as a teeny-tiny human. And that’s why newborn photography is so important, but what about those niggling doubts? 

 

My baby will be unsettled

They might be, and that's okay. Our sessions are up to four hours long, this is to allow time for feeding and soothing. Mum and Dad always know best and it takes time and patience to settle your baby. As you can imagine, we also have a few soothing techniques which usually work a treat and get baby into the deep and settled sleep (here are our top tips).  However, there is no magic baby settling wand (now wouldn't that be a great product!) and occasionally babies just don't settle. We are lead by baby and if they're not happy then we will reschedule - it's important that everyone is relaxed and enjoys the experience including baby, Mum and Dad.

I will be late for the session

You know we've only ever had one newborn family arrive on time! It's all about baby now and there is absolutely no pressure to be on time. We arrange a rough time for you to arrive and book the whole day out so you can arrive when you and baby are ready. A hungry baby and a dirty nappy will always scupper your best intentions. We'd much rather you arrive when you are ready, relaxed and ready to enjoy your photoshoot, even if that's a couple of hours later than scheduled.

Will my baby be in safe hands?

I'm fully trained by one the UK's leading newborn photographers, with equal amounts of technical and safety training. Continuous training is vitally important to keep up to date with safety and posing techniques. Being a BANPAS (Baby And Newborn Photography Association) member we get the support and training we need to ensure your baby is in safe hands.

I know I'm going to love all the photos, but I'm scared I won't be able to afford them.

We are always upfront about all our prices and packages. With a standard package price for the session including a number of images, and an optional upgrade if you just can't choose. You can then make an informed decision about the session confident that it fits in your budget and there will be no nasty surprises. 

 

 

 

Have we answered all your concerns about a newborn photoshoot? Drop us an email if you have any questions or if you'd like to book your newborn photoshoot with us.

 

Kate x


 

 

 

 

 

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Top Tips For Baby's First Month Of Life https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/2/top-tips-for-babys-first-month-of-life Top Tips For Baby's First Month Of Life

 

Baby’s first month of life is exhilarating, exhausting and magical all at the same time! Our studio Mums are sharing their advice for baby’s first month of life that will hopefully make your transition into parenthood easier.

 

BABY’S FIRST MONTH: Bonding

One thing to know about newborns is that it is one of the fastest stages your child will go through. It passes really quickly. Keeping that in mind, try to let the rest of your life slide for a while. If you don’t have many expectations of yourself for what the house should look like, what your “schedule” should look like, or how often you have showered or cooked a meal, you will enjoy this stage so much more. Plan on being flexible, and don’t value your worth on how much you get done in a day. That first month will be all about baby, and it’s quite the transition so be easy on yourself. Make that first month all about snuggles and skin-to-skin and quiet bonding because it will pass more quickly than you know and these will be moments that you treasure for the rest of their life.

 

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BABY’S FIRST MONTH: Nappy Changing

Top Tip from one of our Newborn Mummies. "Newborns require a LOT of nappy changes for that first little bit but it doesn’t stay that way forever. Having several 'changing stations' throughout the house will be a lifesaver. Just a simple bin or container with nappies, wipes and some nappy sacks so that you don’t have to go and get these items every time a nappy change is needed." We put a small box together for the studio for Mummies to grab during a newborn photoshoot.

 

 

BABY’S FIRST MONTH: Changing Table

Speaking of nappy changes, this next tip comes from another one of our studio Mummies. "Because those frequent nappy changes only occur for those first few months, my husband and I both felt that investing in a changing table was a waste of money and space. We got a travel cot complete with changing table instead. We now have a travel cot and changing table that can be attached, and then stored away, and we're ready to get away or for anyone who volunteers for overnight babysitter duties". The Hauck Sleep N Play Centre  would be a great option

 

 

 

 

Baby’s First Month: Hormones

Postnatal depression is surprisingly common, with 1 in 8 Mums seeking help from their GP's. Since you never know if postnatal depression is going to rear its’ ugly head, we thought it was important to include.  Please know that as your body transitions from being pregnant back to being 'normal', that there will be a LOT of hormonal changes. This can result in postnatal depression and has nothing to do with you! Don’t feel bad or guilty if you are experiencing this during baby’s first few months of life. If you think you might be experiencing postnatal depression, take a look at this article from The Baby Centre and talk to your doctor. You will not feel this way forever, we promise!

 

 

 

Keep A Diary With Our Tiny Toes Notebook & Journal

So much happens in the first month and we highly recommend keeping a brief diary of the good the bad and the ugly. Those nights when baby kept you awake all night - write it down, those super cute facial expressions - make a note, or Babies first bath when baby isn't sure and you might be quite nervous - write it while it's fresh.

We know time is an issue but capture the memories before you forget, you'll be glad that you did -  Looking back you'll appreciate what an awesome job you did and you'll be able to share these memories with you little one when they get older!!

Designed by us our Tiny Toes notebook and journal and the perfect ways to capture your first-month memories and beyond

 

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Spiral notebook - https://rdbl.co/316uvvq

 

 

 

 

 

We hope these tips are helpful, and most of all…we hope you will remember that there’s no perfect way to parent. You might decide to do things totally differently to your friends or family members. Follow your own mother’s intuition, and most of all…enjoy those baby snuggles!

 

 

Why not take some of that snuggle time in our cosy studio in Morley. Join us for a Newborn Photoshoot and let us capture those first few precious days/weeks.

 

Kate x

This blog contains affiliated links which means we get a little bit of commission, at no cost to you, every time you place an order and we are very grateful so thank you!!
 

 

 

 

 

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Back To School Photos With A Personal Touch https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/1/back-to-school-photos-with-a-personal-touch Back To School Photos With A Personal Touch

 

 

Are you left a little disappointed by impersonal school photos? A moment in time and tradition we feel obliged to buy, just like our parents did for us?

I've been looking back through my old school photos with fondness (and a little horror) and also a little sadness. If it wasn't for my Mum loving writing the year on the back of the photos, I wouldn't have a clue when it was taken. And I'm still left wondering which school year I was in and who my teacher was. Who were my best friends at this time? What did I want to be when I was older, I wonder if I wanted to be a photographer?

 

 

 

This year we are introducing our own Back To School photo shoots. The chance to capture your little one looking cute and smart in their uniform without any school dinner down their front. With a little more time to capture their personality and with the addition of a personalised chalkboard background to perfectly capture memories for you all to treasure. 

 


 

Our first photo shoot will run on March 2nd 2019 with an additional date in September. See more details and book your place via our Back To School page.

 

 

I'm really so excited to run our first sessions and I'm especially excited to see what ambitions all our little ones have for their future!

 

Kate x

 

** Photo has been shared with parents permission, though personal details have been changed.

 

 

 

 

 

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Professional Baby Photos: Why They Will Be The Most Treasured Items You Own https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/1/professional-baby-photos-why-they-will-be-the-most-treasured-items-you-own  

Professional Baby Photos: Why They Will Be The Most Treasured Items You Own

 

I have come to realise that life is so incredibly precious.

 

As a newborn photographer I hear amazing stories of joy and triumph, but also, sadly, stories of heartache and loss that will be with me forever.

It’s these stories that remind me every day how precious life is. Sadly it’s often only when we experience this loss or simply realise our children are all grown up, that families look back with regret, wishing they had taken the time to capture those precious early moments.

For this reason, Baby Photography,to me, is a passion and a real privilege.

Baby photography is the epitome of love and there is nothing more important to me than capturing images of children as they grow. Your professional photos really are the most treasured items we will ever own. And here’s why…  

 

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1. Baby Photography Reminds Us How Fast Time Flies

As a new or expectant parent, it can be an enormously overwhelming and exciting time. There is so much to prepare for when you are expecting a new baby and, of course, the hustle and bustle of life with a newborn can hit like a wave.

But this time is not forever… In fact, it’s a very fleeting moment in our lives that is gone in a split second. A time that can easily be forgotten… Unless it’s captured in photos.

Baby photography is your chance to capture not just your little one in photographs but to capture the moment in time when they joined your family and your life changed forever. Because you may not realise it now, but years down the track you will find old baby photos and you will realise just how fast time does pass.

 

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2. Baby Photography Shows Us How Much Life Changes

Just like the trick of time… flying past without us noticing, life changes can also play tricks on us. Because when we are busy with everyday activities we don’t often stop and think about how much life has changed, how far we have come, how quickly our children are growing.

Every second of every day babies are growing and changing. What your baby looks like yesterday can be completely different from today. And while you may think you have plenty of time to take photographs of your baby, trust me, you really don’t.

If you haven’t taken the time to capture your baby in photos while they are still very young, you will miss the opportunity to capture them in a stage of their life that they will never be again… For tomorrow they will be different.

 

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3. Baby Photography Takes us Back in Time

Baby photography is our doorway back in time. A doorway to memories that may have been forgotten about or pushed to the back of our mind. Memories that can catch our breath or bring on overpowering emotions that we don’t even realise we still have within us.

When you see a photo of your babies when they were young you are instantly transported back to that time and place… And you start to remember not just the emotions, but the smells, the sounds and a whole host of other memories from around that time.

And those memories lead to stories. Stories of what life was like the photos were taken. Stories that compare photos throughout generations. Stories that make up your family’s history and are passed down from generation to generation.

Baby photography opens a door to the past that is full of stories that keep the memories and the moments alive forever.

 

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4. Baby Photography is a Gift to Your Child

How far back can you remember your childhood? Back to when you started school? Before you started school? Do you remember your toddler years? Chances are you don’t remember back that far and what you do remember is probably someone else’s memory that has been relayed to you.

This is why baby photography is such a gift to your child. While they may not have their own memories of when they were a baby, their photos are mementoes of that time. Photos show your child what their life was like from the very beginning. It shows them what they were like as a newborn and the transition they went through from newborn to child to adult. This is such an important gift to give your child. It gives them their identity… right from day one.

And, this is a gift that keeps on giving. When they grow into young adults and start having children of their own, they can pass on the memories about themselves as babies to their own children. They can compare their own baby photos with the photos of your grandchildren. Comparing features and traits. Building a bond that can only exist between a parent and their child.

 

 

5. Baby Photography is Your Gift to Your Family

The beauty of photography is that it can be shared. It’s one gift that truly keeps on giving. Taking the time to take baby photos while your child is still a newborn is a gift that you can give your family far greater than any other gift you have given them before.

Because when you capture the most gorgeous newborn photograph and pass along copies and keepsakes to your parents, your grandparents, your siblings, your aunt and uncles, the first thing they are likely to do is share the photos with their friends, neighbours and other family members.

Everyone loves a baby and baby photography is the best way to share love… In the most tangible way possible.

 

 

6. Baby Photography is Your Gift to Yourself

Let’s not forget the most important person in the equation here… You! If your baby’s photographs are going to be anything, then let them be a gift to yourself.

These are your memories after all. They represent the time you spend growing your precious bundle in your belly. The many hours you spent rocking your newborn to sleep, the absolute joy you felt when you saw the first hint of a smile.

Baby photography is a celebration. A celebration of a new life that you have created! What better way to celebrate than to capture the milestone with professional photos that can be cherished forever and become family heirlooms.

And that is why professional baby photos WILL BE the most treasured possession we will ever own.

 

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Don’t miss your opportunity to create priceless memories. Contact me today to discuss how we can create beautiful newborn images for you and your family to treasure forever.

 

Kate x

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Everyone Sparkled In Our Glitter Mini Sessions 2018 https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/12/everyone-sparkled-in-our-glitter-mini-sessions-2018
Everyone Sparkled In Our Glitter Mini Sessions 2018

 

The excitement, the fun, the glitter, the smiles and the mess has all gone but the memories and the photos remain. What an amazing day!!

 

I don't know who was more excited, us, the kids or the parents as we started a full day of Glitter Mini Sessions in our studio in Churwell, Morley.

We use gold confetti during the photo shoot so that it's safe to use - here is Amelie to show us how it should be done!!

 

 

I mean, where else can you throw glitter around and not get told off? Orla really got into the sparkly fun!  

 

 

 

The more excitement there is, the more glitter is thrown and unfortunately spectators can get caught in the glittering chaos. Orla's brother was one such victim (Sorry Ollie).

 

 

 

 

When customers leave you lovely feedback and a photo to show they've found glitter in their boots, you know they've had a great time.

Kate is very warm and welcoming and made my five year old girl extremely happy super excited and I know she will of got some amazing pictures! Orla had so much fun and if she could have stayed longer I think she would have done! Kate allowed lots of time and even kept Orla entertained after the shoot whilst I breastfed my son!

 

 

Many of the photos have been used for presents for friends and family, we'd love to see their faces as they open their present with sparkly smiles.

 

Don't you wish there was something like this when we were all younger? In the end, I couldn't help but join in.... just for a second. Thanks to Orla for letting me join her.

 

 

 Here are some of the photos from the Glitter Mini Photo Shoots so far, what beautiful memories. 

 


 

 

 

We'll be running two Glitter Mini Sessions on 23rd March 2019 . Book yours online - https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/glitter-mini-sessions-march-2019

 

Kate & Pete

 

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Meet Harry & Woody

 

We love Disney here at Campbell's Photography and when Toy Story fans Aaron and Callum brought their newborn baby Harry to see us, we just had to include his favourite toy in the photo.

 

Fast forward 6 months when they brought Harry back for his Little Sitter photoshoot, included in our Newborn photoshoot package. Of course it just had to be Toy Story. So we watched the movie - for research purposes of course -  and set about creating a scene perfect for any Disney fan

 

Creating a backdrop in just the right colour, our photography studio doubled up as a workshop as we painted the backdrop.

 

 

 

With those recognisable cloud shapes, we had so much fun putting it all together.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have to say we were pretty pleased with the final result.

 

All we needed now was our Model and his friends.


 

You've got a friend in me...


 

 

Thank you Harry, for inspiring our favourite photoshoot so far. Mmmmm I wonder what we'll do for your 1st birthday???

 

Kate & Pete

 

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Christmas At The Campbell's - Christmas Mini Sessions https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/12/christmas-at-the-campbells---christmas-mini-sessions  

Christmas At The Campbell's

 

The photoshoots are all done and the Christmas scene has been taken down,  what a fantastic Christmas it has been! We have laughed, danced and done loads of star jump (helps bring a smile to those who are a little unsure) and we have loved every minute of it!!

With Christmas Mini Sessions for children who can sit independently and older, and this year introducing a dedicated day for babies with our Christmas Baby Mini Sessions - this really has been a Christmas to remember.

 

Many babies were just too young for our mini sessions so we set up an extra day just for them. With a little extra time to settle the babies, we captured their first Christmas and stole a few cuddles. I think you'll agree these precious ones have made the sweetest photos.  

 

 

For our standard mini session, we turned up the Christmas music, put on our Christmas hats and Jingled all the way. Just look at those smiles!!

 

 

With a little gift from Santa for every visitor, this was the perfect start to a great Christmas.

  

We have some lovely memories that we will treasure, and feel lucky to have created photos for families to treasure too. 

A huge thank you to everyone who came to visit and joined in with the Christmas fun!! We'll be putting a new scene together for next year - is it too early to starts planning for it??!! 

 

Kate & Pete


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Mini Session 2018

 

🎶'It's Christmas time.....'🎶
 

The Christmas countdown has begun and we are steaming towards 2019! HOW did that happen?!

We'll be getting fully festive in the studio again with our gorgeous traditional Christmas scene and a surprise gift for every child who joins our Christmas Mini Sessions on 17th November.

We are also introducing our Christmas Mini Baby Sessions on 16th November An extra date put aside for smaller babies who need a little extra time to settle.

 

 

Christmas Mini Sessions* - £45

  • 20 minutes of festive fun in our Morley studio.
  • 4 digital images of your choice to download and use as you wish.
  • Maximum 2 children per session
  • Access to our VIP facebook group
  • Optional upgrade
    • £40 for ALL edited digital images as shown in your gallery

*Suitable for children who can sit independently and older

 

Christmas Mini Baby Sessions* - £45

  • Up to 45 minutes of festive fun in our Morley studio.
  • 4 digital images of your choice to download and use as you wish.
  • Maximum 2 children per session
  • Access to our VIP facebook group
  • Optional upgrade
    • £40 for ALL edited digital images as shown in your gallery

*Suitable for younger babies who can't yet sit independently

 

 

 

What to wear

You may choose a party dress or trousers and shirt, or, if you prefer a more casual look, your little ones could wear their Christmas jumpers/outfits or even their Christmas pyjamas.  Of course it's equally important that we have new Christmas jumpers for the shoots too 😃

How to book

Book online via our website! See which slots are still available and book your session, we'll then be in touch to request a £10 deposit to secure your place with the final payment due on the day. 

 

 

We are so excited to welcome back some past clients and meet new ones this year. Looking forward to spreading a little Christmas cheer!

With love

Kate & Pete x

 

  • Sessions run on advertised days only
  • Max 2 children for Christmas mini sessions, Max 1 Baby for Christmas Mini Baby Sessions
  • You will need to bring you own outfits.
  • Digital images are downloads only. 
  • Edited photos will be available two weeks after session.
  • All sessions are in our Morley studio
  • We have a tight schedule so late arrivals will forfeit their session.
  • £10 Deposit is due at time of booking and is not refundable or transferable. Bookings not secured with a deposit within 3 days will be released.
  • Final payment is due the day of the session.

 

 

 

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You've got to love a glitter mini session!!

 

 

 

These kids had so much fun in our studio and so did we!!  It brings us such pleasure to watch as they go crazy with glitter.  Something most wouldn’t be allowed to do indoors but here there were no rules, just fun!  Sparkles everywhere.

 

 

 

Back for October half term by popular demand, these photos make fantastic Christmas gifts for friends and family.

 

 

A studio full of glitter at the end of the day shows just how much fun it has been. 

 

 

 

 

So much fun and so much glitter - is that C-3PO or Kate in the video😀!!!

 

 


Unleash your inner sparkle and join in the magic on Saturday 27th October - Just £55 for the session and 6 digital images of your choice!

Kate x

 

 

 

 

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Cycling To The End Of The World

 

We were super excited when asked to take some promotional shots for the very inspiring Team RASA's Matt Gibson and Amy Souter, who are attempting to cycle through South America on a tandem bike!!!  The first ever attempt at the world record for cycling the length of South America on a tandem bike! The friends will start their adventure on 1st October in Columbia, aiming to finish 50 day's later in Ushuaia Argentina - also known as The End Of The World!!  

 

 

We caught up with them at the Cow and Calf in Ilkley to capture them as they tackled the steep hills in preparation for the ride of a lifetime. Hiding in the bracken to get the perfect angle, I could be heard shouting  'can you cycle up the hill one more time, I just want to try something else?'. Really sorry guys, think of it as practise 😊

 

With no support team Matt and Amy will be raising money for charties very close to their hearts.

Bloodwise is very close to Amy as she nearly lost her sister to leukaemia a few years ago and was fortunate enough to be able to successfully give her stem cells.

Matt has chosen Cancer Research UK after a close friend and mentor of his passed away from cancer at 39 – the same age Matt will be while undertaking this challenge – and wants to support an organisation aiming to dramatically improve chances of people surviving cancer.

You can donate through their fundraising page.

 

 

We finished the day with a hot chocolate (apparently it's law - and a very good law it is too) and a long chat about their inspirational trip. You can read more about their adventure and track their progress through their website, or follow Matt and Amy's adventure on Facebook and Instagram and give them lots of encouragement.

 

 

 

 

Team Campbell, wishes Team RASA all the best for their big adventure - we'll be watching closely and cheering them on!!!

 

Kate & Pete

 

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Welcome to the world little Lara - Newborn Photoshoot Morley, Leeds https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/9/welcome-to-the-world-little-lara---newborn-photoshoot-morley-leeds Welcome To The World Little Lara

 

Beautiful newborn baby Lara came to see us for her first ever photoshoot at just 12 days old.  

We always start with a few family photos. Feeling sleep deprived, a family photo shoot isn't always at the top of Mums list, but I think you'll agree this photo is beautiful and so precious.

 

 

Of course, we love a sleepy baby so we can curly then up into those super cute poses, but sometimes babies have other ideas. Lara was settled and enjoying the session far too much to sleep. She kept a close eye on me, and what a treat it was to photograph those beautiful eyes.

 

 

Snug as a bug in a beautiful wrap the urge to sleep was just too much in the end and we got a lovely selection of sleepy poses and photos.

 

Our newborn package includes 10 digital images. But did you know, if customers upgrade and take all their digital images, we run a competition on Facebook to give the Mummy & Daddy a chance to win a print of their choice AND create a collage for them as an added extra?

 

We were over the moon to receive an email from Lara's parents to show us what they had done with their gorgeous photos. What a treat to see the precious photos we take on display. 

 

 

 

 

 

And what means the world to us is a lovely review 

Kate did an amazing job with our daughter's newborn photoshoot, she was so kind and gentle with Lara and went with the flow when Lara was too nosy to sleep. The resulting pictures are amazing, so beautiful and natural. I will definitely be returning to Kate and Campbell’s photography to capture Lara’s milestones, thank you 

 

For newborn sessions, I try to get as much variety as I can by alternating the backdrops, wraps, headbands, and other accessories to make sure we get as many different shots as possible. I also like to pose them differently and try to get them awake, sleeping, smiling, and all swaddled up.

If you are expecting and would like to have beautiful memories of your family, book your newborn portrait today. It’s never too early to book your little one’s newborn photo shoot and spaces are limited.

 

Kate x

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Fresh 48 - Essential photos to take during the first 48 hours https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/9/fresh-48---9-essential-photos-to-take-during-the-first-48-hours Fresh 48 - 9 Essential photos to take during the first 48 hours

 

The first week of your baby's life will be a whirlwind of joy and new experiences. Before you know it, it will be over. It helps to think ahead about what pictures you would like to capture. Here are a few ideas to get you started.....

 

Popular photos

1. Proud Parents - First moments with Mummy and Daddy are must have pictures.
 

2. Sleeping: You'll have an abundance of these pictures but I know you will treasure everyone!

 

 

Photos you may not have thought about

3. First looks: Seeing your baby for the very first time is the most surreal, incredible experience possible.  If you have someone capture a photo, a series of photographs, or even a video of this special moment I promise you will treasure it forever.  Not because it’s glamorous, but because it’s raw and full of meaning. Whether you want to share these moments with the world or treasure them privately, they will allow you to re-live this special experience over and over. Ask a family member or friend take them, or even ask a nurse (I really don’t think they’d mind– some even offer).

 

4. Detail shots: Newborn babies change so quickly.  Make sure to capture all their sweet little features before they go changing on you.

  • Hands
  • Feet
  • Ears
  • Facial features
  • Leg rolls
  • Hair (many times they will lose their hair in the weeks following birth so it’s fun to remember how much they were born with).

 

5. With Siblings: If you have more than one child, get some of when they first meet and some at home when they are a little more comfortable with one another.  

6. First family photo: These are by far some of our favorite pictures; all of us together for the first time.

7. Awake: Good luck getting any of these pictures but if you can, it’s wonderful to have some pictures of their eyes because they will most likely change.

 

8. VIP's: Friends and family alike may visit you at the hospital and you will want to remember some of the first people that met your bundle of joy.  Be sure to snap some of those pictures as well!

9. Funny faces: Each baby will have a few signature faces that you’ll want to capture.  They will make some memorable ones especially during all the poking and prodding in the hospital; their first bath will certainly get a reaction.  And if you see a little smile, well we know it's not a real smile but capture it anyway :)

 

 

The photos don't have to be perfect, leave the professional pics to us. This is all about capturing memories and moments in their first, fresh, 48 hours.

When you are home and settled into a routine (or not) that's the time to have their first professional newborn photoshoot. Their first professional family photoshoot, photos with their siblings and those beautiful and natural photos of them curled up that you can print, share and keep for ever.  A newborn photoshoot in our Morley studio is a chance for Mummy and Daddy to rest, enjoy some snacks, sit back and watch as we photograph their beautiful newborn baby.

 

Email us and book your session before your baby arrives and your whirlwind of joy begins.

 

 

Kate x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newborn Photoshoot / Morley, Leeds / Welcome to the world Harry https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/9/newborn-photo-session-/-morley-leeds-/-welcome-to-the-world-harry Newborn Photoshoot, Morley Leeds - Welcome to the world Harry
 

 

Fellow Disney lovers Aaron and Callum, brought their gorgeous newborn baby boy Harry to see us. Just 11 days old he was just such a cute baby and slept the whole way through his newborn photoshoot. You can see from the family photo just how proud the new parents are, and when Mum, Aaron, asked me to take a photo of Harry with Woody I just couldn't resist.

Mum and Dad enjoyed all the snacks we had on offer while we chatted about Disney (a lot) and I gently moved Harry into the beautiful poses and took photos. We chose simple back drops and wraps to make the session all about Harry (and Woody).

Enjoy this sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing Harry again when he comes back for his little sitter mini session.

Kate x

 

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Why I love photographing newborn babies and families https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/9/why-i-love-photographing-newborn-babies-and-famiies Why I Love Photographing Newborn Babies & Families

 

As part of Team Campbell, working alongside Pete,  I've been lucky enough to experience lots of different types of photography including product photography, real estate photography and wedding photography. Within our studio I've taken Corporate headshots for Judges and even shot a portfolio for a budding model, but my absolute passion is photographing newborn babies, children and families.  

 

Why I love photographing newborn babies

To start with I get lots and lots of cuddles (yes, a slightly selfish reason). The sessions involve lots of settling and soothing which means lots of cuddles for me. I get to spend time with these precious newborn babies who are just a few days old and then take photos of them as they sleep peacefully - it just doesn't get any better than that. 

 

 

Meeting the happy parents

Because these sessions are quite long with plenty of time for feeding and soothing (and more cuddles), I spend lots of time with amazing parents who tell their unique stories and share precious memories with me. Sleep deprived, they just gush with pride when I gently move their baby into those squishy poses. It is such a privilege to be able to sit and chat with families about their birth experience and be a part of this time they will never get back.

 

The challenge

Every baby is beautifully individual, some are sleepy, some want to keep an eye on me and others need a few more cuddles to settle. I love being kept on my toes by these little bundles, and creating a session on the spot to suit them.

 

Keep it natural

I love working with soft coloured wraps and backdrops in my newborn portraits. It makes it all about squishy baby and their cute nose and toes. I'll use natural materials like our wooden bowls to create images that are classic and timeless.

 

 

Always learning

Over the years I've had one to one training from the best newborn photographers and completed many online workshops. The latest safety training is essential and learning new poses and wraps keeps it exciting for me and offers something new to our lovely parents. 

 

Watching them grow

We have lots of lively children in our studio, many of who came to us as bumps and newborn babies. Capturing those milestones as they begin to sit independently and come for a 'little sitter' session, and join us to celebrate their first birthday is such a privilege for me. As they get older and siblings come along, capturing their smiles while they play is what makes my day. Brothers play fighting, big brother protecting little sister, families laughing together - these are precious moments that parents treasure. 

 

Capturing memories and moments that families will treasure forever is an absolute pleasure.

 

Kate x

 

Drop me an email and ask me about capturing your family memories

 

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Top Questions To Ask Your Newborn Photographer https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/9/top-questions-to-ask-your-newborn-photographer  

Top Questions To Ask Your Newborn Photographer

There are some amazing newborn photographers out there. You want a photographer with a style that you love and pricing that matches your budget,  but more importantly a fully trained photographer that you can confidently trust with your precious newborn baby.

Here are some questions to consider asking before you make your decision.

 

1, Are you trained in professional newborn photography, and how do you keep up to date with newborn photography safety?

Safety should always be your first question. If price is your first consideration you may end up with a photographer who isn't trained and therefore doesn't know how to pose safely. 

 

2, Are you a member of any newborn photography associations like BANPAS?

BANPAS is the “Baby and Newborn Photography Association” and promotes safety among newborn photographers. They have a directory of members that parents can use. If your newborn photographer belongs to this association you can be assured that they strongly believe in newborn safety.

 

3, Are you a full time photographer?

When choosing a photographer it's important to know if this is their full time job or if it's just a hobby for them. A full time photographer has invested in their business and their training and has the experience of many many newborn sessions.

 

4, Ideally how old is a newborn baby when you photograph them?

They are newborn for such a short time, it's important to know the window for the session. Usually between 5-14 days.

 

5, What does a session involve?

As new parents you have so much to think about. By understanding ahead of the session how long it will take and what to expect, there will be no surprises and you can go along and enjoy the session.

 

6, What are your prices and are their any hidden costs?

Be clear on the pricing. A cheap newborn session may be attractive initially, but how much will it cost you to buy your images after the session and is it in your budget? Look at the price of packages and be aware of additional costs should you chose to buy extra images later.

 

7, Can I visit your studio ahead of the session?

Why not arrange to visit the studio before you make any decisions. By meeting the photographer face to face you can make sure you are comfortable with the environment, ask them to talk you through a session and see if they are the right photographer to capture your newborn baby. Any newborn photographer would be happy to show you around.

 

8, What is your availability

Having asked all your questions you may now have found your perfect newborn photographer.  Secure your session as early as possible (ideally after your first scan) as newborn photographers get booked up, with a short 14 day newborn window you don't want to be disappointed.

 

 

Drop us an email and send us your questions.

Kate x

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Staying cool this summer https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/6/staying-cool-this-summer  

Staying Cool This Summer

 

Of course we're not talking about the latest fashion from the Paris catwalk, we are talking about top tips for staying cool in the warm summer months.
 

Coping with hot weather during pregnancy

How to keep your baby cool when it's hot

Dressing baby for bedtime

 

While feeling tooooo warm and trawling the internet for tips to keep ourselves cool, we really started to feel for Mamma's-to-be and those with really young children. To make it a little easier for you we've collated the best 'cool' tips from experts at babycentre, Emma's Diary and baby sound asleep . While it's warm you'll find us in the studio with the big fan (usually reserved for floaty maternity photos) and drinking the cold drinks we've bought in for our lovely customers - you know you are welcome to join us 😄📷.

 

Coping with hot weather during pregnancy

How to keep cool when you're out and about

Tips from babycentre.co.uk

  • If possible, try to plan your outdoor activities for the cooler part of the day. Save anything strenuous for the morning or evening when the sun is lower and temperatures are cooler.
  • Carry a fine water spray. It's a great way to cool down, giving you a little burst of refreshment when you need it. Small plastic bottles with spray nozzles are available from most chemists. At home, store the bottle in the fridge for extra refreshment. You can even add a drop of moisturiser to help keep your skin hydrated.
  • Buy a fan. Either a folding paper fan or a hand-held battery-operated one will work well. They're particularly handy if you're stuck on a crowded bus or train, or in a traffic jam on a hot day.
  • Stay out of direct sunlight wherever possible. If you're on a beach, find a shady spot under an umbrella or parasol. This is especially important when the sun's at its highest, which is between 11am and 3pm for UK summers.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. You can dehydrate easily when you're pregnant, which can make you feel faint, tired and dizzy. To help avoid this, carry a bottle of water and take regular sips throughout the day.
  • Find time to go for a swim at your local pool or take a dip in the sea to help refresh you on a hot day. Swimming is also an excellent form of exercise in pregnancy and may help reduce any swelling in your lower legs and ankles.
  • Minimise your salt intake. This will help to combat water retention and make you feel more comfortable.
  • For an instant cool down, put your wrists under a running cold tap or pour a little water from your bottle on to your face or the back of your neck. It really does work and it feels lovely!

 

What you can do to stay cool indoors

  • Fans and air conditioning are fast, effective ways to cool down. Just remember that when you're pregnant, it can take longer than normal for your body to adjust to any temperature changes. Try to reduce the heat gradually if possible, and give yourself time to adapt when moving from one environment to another.
  • Consider a lukewarm shower or bath to give you some immediate relief from the heat. Don't have the water too cold though. A cold shower may sound appealing, but can actually make you hotter as your body generates heat to make up for the sudden chill.
  • Try using Mint shower gel for instant cooling!
  • Why not sit back, relax and put your feet in a bowl of cool water!!
  • Close the blinds or shutters to give yourself some shade and cool the temperature.
  • Wrap a cool, wet bandana or scarf loosely around your neck. It will help cool the major arteries in your neck and make you feel more comfortable.
  • Pace yourself. Ask for help if you're too tired to cook, clean, or run errands. Put your feet up whenever you can. Growing a baby is hard work and you need plenty of rest during the day. If it doesn't absolutely need to be done now, or if someone else could handle it, don't do it!
  • On a night open your loft hatch (if you have one) and let the heat rise. Try putting a fan in front of an open window to pull the cool evening air into the room. 

 

How to keep your baby cool when it's hot

Tips from Emma's diary

 

How to keep cool during the day

  • Avoid synthetic fabrics that trap heat; opt for loose natural fibres like cotton or muslin
  • Give babies as much nappy-free time as possible
  • Stay in the shade and encourage your child to spend some quiet time to prevent him sweating too much
  • Playing in a paddling pool will keep kiddies cool. Keep it in the shade and supervise their play
  • Use a mini fan if you are out and about
  • Use cold, wet flannels, or give them a tepid bath or shower to cool their skin. Let them air dry rather than using towels
  • Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluids

 

How to keep cool at night

  • Remove unnecessary bedding. Opt for a cool muslin sleeping bag
  • If he is still hot let him sleep in a vest and nappy, or even just a nappy
  • Open windows in several rooms to create a through breeze
  • Give them a tepid bath, or sponge bath, before bed and let them air dry while lying on a towel so the evaporation of the water will cool their skin down
  • Keep bedrooms cool throughout the day by closing blinds or curtains. Turn a room fan on before bedtime. A fan can be left on all night – but well out of reach and never pointed directly at the cot or bed
  • Hanging wet towels over chairs or windows cools the air
  • Remove waterproof under sheets or cover with several layers of cotton sheets to absorb perspiration

 

Dressing baby For bedtime

From Baby Sound Asleep

 

 

 

 

Stay Cool😎!

Kate & Pete

 

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Top Tips From The Happy Kids Coach https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/4/top-tips-from-the-happy-kids-coach  

A big hello and thank you to our guest blogger, Ali Archbold - The Happy Kids Coach. 

 

 

Hi, I'm Ali and I'm a happiness & well-being coach for children and families based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

My mission is to make family life easier by improving your understanding of both yours and your child’s behaviour to encourage communication and connection. This, I believe, is the key to happy kids and happy families. 

 

TOP TIP FOR MANAGING ANGER

This last week has been a stressful one, we've moved house and it's been a big change for us all! Change can be difficult, especially for children so it's no surprise emotions have been running pretty high in our house this week for everyone - especially for Little E.

This morning was particularly difficult.

Little E was getting very frustrated and angry at everything which was making me really frustrated and angry too! Words weren't working, giving choices wasn't working, trying to do the 'right thing' wasn't working and I was running out of options and very quickly running out of patience!

Things were just going from bad to worse and Little E was on the edge of a major meltdown and I could feel myself getting wound up too! Then I remembered something from a book I'm reading called 'How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen' by Julie King and Joanna Faber, and I'm so pleased to say it worked brilliantly.

Here's what happened.......

Instead of reacting, I took a deep breath and responded by asking her to come over and show me how angry she was. I gave her a pen and paper and encouraged her to keep drawing how angry she was feeling. She got stuck in straight away! 👍

I continued to acknowledge her anger by saying things such as 'wow you're really angry' and 'look how angry those eyes are in that face you've drawn'.

I then took a separate piece of paper and showed her how angry I thought she was by tearing it up in front of her and then throwing it up in the air like confetti! She giggled - ahhh ☺️ (*cue sigh of relief!*)

We did this together a couple of more times to get our anger out and then stomped on the pieces on the floor! It was very satisfying!

Afterwards we both felt much better. We talked about how good it felt to get those angry feelings out and when I asked Little E to draw how she was feeling now, she drew a rainbow and said she felt happier (*cue second sigh of relief and a big smile!*) 🌈 ❤️️ it worked yay!

Sometimes getting creative can really work well to help kids express themselves, particularly when they're struggling to understand or explain their own feelings.

By sincerely acknowledging our child's feelings and allowing them to get them out and deal with them in a healthy way, we are preventing our child from stuffing those feelings down within themselves which can, and will, cause problems later on.

Acknowledging and accepting our child's feelings helps them feel understood and when we understand each other, we're more likely to get along. Agree?

No one likes to feel angry, however anger is a healthy emotion, it signals that there are other feelings at play causing the anger, usually feelings of sadness, fear or disappointment.

Next time your child is feeling angry, why not help them get creative to get their anger out? This works for all ages and many different emotions too, Little E is 4 and was able to communicate it really well

 

Keep an eye on The Happy Kids Coach facebook page for more tips including: .

 

  • "Can we start again Mummy" - an opportunity to press the reset button when tension and emotions run a little high
  • "Love is in the air" - tips to help your child feel loved
  • "Being ourselves - a really positive activity you can do with each other to say what you love and appreciate about each other and to show that it’s ok to be who you are.
  • "Top Tips for a stress free morning" - Perfect if you are tired of constantly repeating yourself and feeling like you're nagging your children to 'do this' and 'do that' to get ready for school.
  • "Bad dreams" - Make your child's bad dream less scary

 

Recommended by Ali, why not get more great advice from Joanna and Julie in their book.

 

 

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Having A Smashing Time In Our Studio https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/4/having-a-smashing-time-in-our-studio  

HAVING A SMASHING TIME!!

 

We first met Blake when he came to see us for his newborn portrait session at just 10 days old.

(ssssshhhh sleepy baby)

 

 

We can't believe this was a year ago, and we are delighted that he came to visit us again for his First Birthday Cake Smash!!

 

It all started with a very sweet portrait shoot with his sister and a few photos with the First Birthday scene set up just for him. 

 

 

 

And then it all got a bit messy!..... Who doesn't love a HUGE piece of chocolate cake for their birthday - we definitely do!!! As the sugar kicked in the smiles got bigger!!

 

('chocolate cake all for me!!')

 

 

And soon it was time for big sister Libby to drop in and lend a hand eating the huge birthday cake.

(mmmmm we all love chocolate cake)

 

As you can see it gets very very messy in our cosy Morley studio, and we were delighted when Blake offered to help with the cleaning!!

('I'll just clean this bit up')

 

Thank you for coming to see us again Blake (and thank you for cleaning up!). Happy 1st Birthday!!

Kate & Pete

 

See details on our studio prices or email us for details about our inclusive cake smash package

 

 

 

 

 

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Hoppy Easter Everybunny https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/4/hoppy-easter-everybunny  

 

HOPPY EASTER EVERBUNNY!!!

 

Sorry about the title we just couldn't help ourselves :)

 

Well it was laughter and chocolate all the way as we had our first portrait mini sessions at Junglecatz play centre in Morley, Leeds.  We got our fun Easter scene set up in their lovely party den, put on our bunny ears and got ready to snap away!!

(very cute scene even if we do say so ourselves)
 

We had so may smiley faces come to see us for their Easter Shoot. There was even a surprise visit from the real Easter Bunny!!!!

(just look at those cheeky faces)

 

All our little bunnies went away with a smile (as you can see) and a digital image to print and share with their friends and family. The perfect way to capture those precious milestones and memories. 

 

A huge thank you to everyone who came to have their portrait taken, and thank you to Junglecatz in Morley for having us and making Easter so much fun!!

 

Happy Easter

From 

Kate, Pete & the Easter Bunny

 

 

 

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Bunnies, Chicks and Junglecatz! https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/bunnies-chicks-and-junglecatz  

Bunnies, Chicks and Junglecatz

 

Well it's been a very exciting time here at Campbell's photography. We popped round to Junglecatz indoor play centre in Morley for a coffee and a chat, and they very kindly asked us if we'd like to run a photo session at their Free Easter Event!  With the promise of a visit from the real Easter Bunny and the hope of some Easter chocolate how could we refuse!!

Photo copyright Junglecatz.co.uk

 

Junglecatz is a fantastic place for children to play and a relaxing space for parents, grandparents and carers. You can even grab lunch and a coffee while you are there.....and cake, you must try the cake! We will have to insist on having a go on their amazing play frame and ball pool before giving it our full approval (ha ha), but the smiles on all the kids faces I think is proof enough. 

Photo copyright Junglecatz.co.uk

 

 

So who's going to join us on Wednesday 28th March? A full day of activities free to everyone, including:

🐰Easter themed colouring in
🐰Egg hunt (who can find the golden egg to receive a treat!) 
🐰Easter related quiz and activity sheets
🐰Plus regular intervals of Easter bunny with bubbles and dancing!!

We'll be upstairs with all our lights, backdrop and Easter props all ready to take photos of your little ones.  We're doing it at an introductory price of £8 which includes your sitting and one digital image which you can download from our website and share and print as many times as you like.  Your photos will be edited in time for Easter and they make lovely Easter gifts for family and friends.  We'll be offering great deals if you want to buy more or even all of your edit images. 

 

 

 Awwww look at their faces!! Do you think they just spotted the Easter Bunny?!

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Baby Smiles https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/bounding-baby-smiles  

Beautiful Margaux, only four months old, was full of smiles when she joined us in the studio. With our new Baby Smiles package we were able to capture that beautiful smile, those squishy rolls and even caught her as she tried to push up. 

Babies change so quickly and it was a real please to capture her little personality and this milestone for her lovely mummy.

 

Here are just some of our favourites. But, to be honest, with a smile like that how could we ever chose a favourite. 

 

See more about our Baby Smiles sessions and book yours in our cosy studio.

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Mini Sessions https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/christmas-mini-sessions  

Get all your Christmas presents sorted in one fell swoop with our ...............

 

 

Christmas is absolutely our favourite time of year here at Campbell's Photography. It's a magical time of year for all, but especially for children. For us it's all about tradition, family and of course too much chocolate!

We've gone all out this year with a brand new scene and props for our Christmas Mini Sessions so we can capture that Christmas magic. To make the experience even more magical we'll be using this as an excuse to put up even more decorations, play Christmas music and hand out treats to kids from 1 to 92 (as Nat King Cole would say). So dress your kids in their favourite Christmas outfit, come and visit us to capture your own Christmas memories and get all your Christmas presents sorted at the same time!!

 

BOOK ONLINE NOW

 

Please see Rules below for conditions and restrictions

 

 

 

 

Saturday 2nd December - One Day Only - Limited Spaces

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Customers who book our Christmas minis and Kids minis will get Priority booking for our January Mini Session Voucher - these make great Christmas presents!

Rules

  • Kids only
  • Perfect for little ones who can sit independently and older children
  • Max 2 children
  • Images available for 9th December
  • Digital images are downloads only.
  • All sessions are in our Morley studio
  • We have a tight schedule so late arrivals will forfeit their session.
  • Payment is due at time of booking and is not refundable or transferable
  • This offer cannot be used alongside other offers and promotions unless stated

 

 

Merry Christmas

Kate & Pete

 

 

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Simply Kids Mini Sessions at Christmas https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/simply-kids-mini-sessions-at-christmas  

 

Keeping it simple just in time for Christmas with a day of mini sessions for kids. We'll create fun photos in our studio, there will be no fuss just our simple white backdrop for the timeless look making your photos the perfect gift for Christmas, birthdays and for yourself!!

 

 

One Day Only - Limited Spaces

 

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(Please see rules for conditions and restrictions)

 

Create fun memories with us on Sunday 26th November with our Simply Kids Mini Sessions, 

  • Fun 20 minute session in our studio
  • No themes, just a timeless white background and those lovely smiles
  • A little treat for the kids - it's still Christmas after all
  • Online gallery with lots of images for you to choose from
  • 5 high resolution digital images for you to download and use/print as many times as you like
  • Optional upgrade to buy all digital images
  • Invitation to join our VIP facebook group for priority booking of mini sessions, special offers and discounts.
  • Priority booking for our January Mini Session Voucher - these make great Christmas presents!

£75

Upgrade at booking or at your session for an additional £24 (total £99)

Upgrade after your session from your gallery for an additional £50 (total £125)

 

 

 

 

Rules

  • Kids only
  • Perfect for little ones who can sit independently and older children
  • Max 3 children
  • Images available from 6th December
  • Digital images are downloads only.
  • All sessions are in our Morley studio
  • We have a tight schedule so late arrivals will forfeit their session.
  • Payment is due at time of booking and is not refundable or transferable
  • This offer cannot be used alongside other offers and promotions unless stated

 

 

 

 

 

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Spook-Tacular Halloween Mini Sessions https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/9/spook-tacular-halloween-mini-sessions We LOVE Halloween here at Campbell's Photography!!! Can you tell??

One of our favourite things is to see everyone dressed up in fabulous Halloween outfits. Parents spend ages choosing or even making the perfect costume - what a shame the kids grow out of their outfits so quickly.  Which got us thinking..... Why not run a day of fun Halloween mini sessions to photograph kids in their favourite outfits with an amazing Halloween scene.

One Day Only - Limited Spaces

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Get your costumes ready and create fun memories with us on Saturday 28th October on our fun Spook-Tacular Halloween Mini Sessions, 

  • Fun 15 minute session in our studio
  • 'Not so scary' Halloween scene, spooky music
  • No tricks, lots of treats for little ones (big ones as well)
  • Fun props
  • Online gallery with 5+ images for you to choose from
  • 1 high resolution digital image for you to download and use/print as many times as you like
  • Optional upgrade to buy all digital images
  • Invitation to join our VIP facebook group for first refusal priority booking for mini sessions, special offers and discounts.

£25

Upgrade at booking or at your session for an additional £25

Upgrade after your session from your gallery for an additional £40

Rules

  • Kids only
  • Perfect for little ones who can sit independently and older children
  • Max 3 children
  • Images available for 31st October
  • Digital images are downloads only.
  • All sessions are in our Morley studio
  • We have a tight schedule so late arrivals will forfeit their session.
  • Payment is due at time of booking and is not refundable or transferable
  • This offer cannot be used alongside other offers and promotions unless stated

 

 

Can't wait to see all your amazing costumes!!! Now what will we wear???.......

 

 

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The 5 S's - Soothing techniques to calm baby https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/8/the-5-ss---soothing-techniques-to-calm-baby  

The 5 S's - Soothing Techniques To Calm Baby

 

There is nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby. Getting baby to sleep, however, can be something of a struggle.

During our newborn sessions, we use the 5 S's to soothe newborns as they can't do it themselves. These techniques can help at home too.

Your baby has just spent 9 months cosy and warm in Mummy's tummy. These techniques are designed to mimic some of the motions and sounds that are familiar and therefore, comforting to a newborn baby.

I don't do these in any particular order and sometimes use more than one at once (ie swaddling & side). Some babies just need a feed and they fall sound asleep, with others I'll try some if not all of these techniques. Our sessions are baby lead and above all it requires patience and calm.

 

Swaddling 

Babies are used to being in a small tight space in the womb, so swaddling them to restrict movement makes them feel safe, calm and happy. I always tell Mum and Dad that I'd like to swaddle their baby and make sure they are happy for me to do so. I usually find babies settle very quickly when swaddled with parents asking for advice on how to do it themselves :). Ask your midwife or take a look at nct website for more advice and safety tips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shushing

Newborns are used to hearing Mums blood flow making quite a loud 'whooshing' sound in the womb. Therefore any kind of shushing or white noise will be comforting for a baby. 

In the studio, I use either the awesome 'Baby Susher' (recommended by my newborn photography tutor and loved by parents) or the 'Sound Sleeper' app on my ipod. White noise can be played quite loud (as loud as a shower) and has been very effective in sending sleep deprived Daddy's off to sleep in the studio too. 

 

This super cute little fella has been to our studio many times. Recommended by our parents from our Facebook Family, Ewan The Sheep also gives the best cuddles.

 

Swinging

Life in the womb is very jiggly so gentle movement can be comforting. Holding a newborn close to your chest and swaying backwards and forwards until they sleep or gently rocking them works wonders.

 

Sucking

The sucking reflex comes from deep within the nervous system and triggers a calming response from the baby. Dummies are a great tool and can satisfy the need to suck that all babies have. We encourage parents to bring there own dummies but always have some on stand by just in case. We found the Avent Soothie to be great. However some parents choose not to use dummies and of course we will always respect this. 

Side/Stomach

Newborns feel more secure on their side or stomach and sometimes just need a little time on their side to settle (this technique is for soothing NOT for sleeping). I usually start my sessions with a side pose to help settle the baby. 

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Try these techniques on your baby, stay calm and hopefully you'll see your baby start to settle. Some days are easier than others, you've got this!

Katex

 

All our recommendations have been tried and tested by us or by Parents who are part of our studio community. We use affiliate links in this blog so if you make a purchase using the links we get a little bit commission at no expense to you! So thank you very much :)
 

 

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Why family portraits are so important https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/why-family-portraits-are-important As photographers, we always stress the importance of getting family portraits taken. We always sympathise with parents who don't like standing in front of the camera, we don't like it either! We could list a thousand reasons why we don't want our photo taking, this blog explains why you should trust your photographer, value and enjoy a family session. 

Family portraits make it possible to freeze time and capture an entire family at one single moment. In our technology crazed and fast paced world, it is sometimes hard to look back at our lives and remember what happened, with who, and when. Having pictures of the family at different stages in life is a great way to retain those valuable memories and make them last a lifetime. 

 

The key is to find a photographer that will connect with your family and capture their smiles naturally.

 

Here are our top reasons why family portraits are so important.

 

Time goes so fast

 

We say it, and hear it said, so many times 'children grow up so quickly'. Within a month of being born they will change so much, and that's why being able to photograph newborn babies and families as they grow is such a privilege. 

 

 

It boosts your child's self esteem

David Krauss, a licensed psychologist from Cleveland, Ohio says, I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part of that family unit. A photographer’s job is to create and make the image look like a safe holding space for kids where they are safe and protected. Kids get it on a really simple level.”

 

 

 

Family Fun

Family portraits are the perfect way to make fun memories with your entire family, with family snaps usually one family member is left out of the shot because they are the one taking the photo. In our ultra busy, technology driven world a fun professional family portrait is a great family bonding activity. 

 

 

 

Memories that last for ever

 

Unfortunately our time here is limited. Tomorrow is not promised and photographs provide an everlasting memory for family members to cherish and use to tell stories to future generations.

 

 

 

With photography being such a powerful tool in the world today, you have the opportunity to capture wonderful family portraits, and relive them all throughout your future. When it comes to spending time with your family, there is certainly nothing more important than always remembering the fun times you have shared together.

Kate & Pete

 

 

 

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Reasons to be excited about rain on your wedding day! https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/reasons-to-be-excited-about-rain-on-your-wedding-day  

Months, even years of planning and the only thing you can be certain about – is that no matter what, you can’t change the weather. It will be what it will be.

In some cultures, rain on your wedding day is considered good luck, symbolising fertility and cleansing. So whether you are superstitious or just prefer to look on the bright side, think of it this way: Who couldn't use a little good luck on their big day?"

A good wedding photographer will always have a rainy day plan, so relax and look forward to your special day come rain or shine :)

Here are a few of the reasons why we get excited about rain on a wedding day...

 

#1- More intimate ceremonies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2- Beautiful rain photos 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3 - After the storm, dramatic skies can make your photos extra special

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4 - Nothing like rain to make you want to cuddle up and take shelter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 - Cool indoor shots - it's a chance for us photographers to get creative!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why I Joined BANPAS (Baby & Newborn Photography Association) https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/why-i-joined-banpas-baby-newborn-photography-association

I’ve Joined BANPAS! And I'm delighted.

As a newborn and baby photographer, I have to take the safety of my little clients very seriously.

It might surprise you to know that the newborn photography industry is completely unregulated. Photographers like me, who take safety seriously, have to take it upon ourselves to be trained and educated on how to ensure the beautiful images we create are done safely. I take this very seriously and had my training with Vicky Woods, a respected and experience newborn photographer and trainer. 

Being a newborn and baby photographer requires a unique set of skills and there is a worldwide organisation that exists to support photographers like me, who want to have access to ongoing safety training and resources that we can use to provide clients like you with a better service.

I’m delighted to have joined BANPAS (Baby &Newborn Photography Association) and you will be able to find me on their directory of photographers here. They also have a fabulous facebook page for pregnant and new parents here.

I’d be delighted to chat to you about how I can create a beautiful gallery of images for your newborn, and very happy to chat to you about how I do that safely.

Give me a call or drop me an email for a chat or to check availability.

Kate x

07712 895620

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Little Blake's Newborn Session https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/little-blakes-newborn-session  

It was a day full of cuteness and cuddles in our portrait studio when Blake came to visit for his newborn photography session. Cuddling Blake to soothe him, then patiently and safely placing him in the poses gave Mum the chance to relax and enjoy some of the treats we have for our deserving parents (who doesn't love Pringles, chocolate and flapjack - yum!). 

It was great fun for me, and I had the chance to try out some new back drops and props. 

He was a little curious and woke up for a while to watch what was going on. I swaddled him in one of our lovely wraps and he loved it, and when we placed him in our cozy trench bowl he soon fell sound asleep.


I tucked both his legs in when I swaddled him, but Blake decided he preferred his leg sticking out - who am I to argue.

He was obviously trying to tell me he wanted a close up of his tiny toes!

We got some lovely feedback from Mum - it means the world to me to know Parents enjoy the experience as much as they love their cute baby photos

I recently had a newborn photoshoot with Kate for my son and in one word it was 'OUTSTANDING!' Kate was amazing with him. She was very aware of his cues and when the right time was to get the perfect pictures without disturbing him. She was very patient to his needs and working around his routine. And was VERY understanding when "little accidents" happened on her bedding and materials that he kindly left behind!! The photos I received at the end we're perfect and just what we wanted and more. They brought tears to my eyes (happy tears of course) I would have no doubt in recommending Kate to anyone and already have!! I expect I will in the future use Campbell's photography for further special occasions and moments in our lives as I know they would capture those memories perfectly. Thank you Kate for capturing our first memories of our beautiful son, these will be treasured forever xxx

Welcome to the world Blake!

Kate x

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Newborn Photography - Safety First https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/5/newborn-photography---training-and-baby-safety Newborn Photography - Safety First

 

It's such a privilege to photograph those precious early days of a new life - it takes patience and I absolutely love it. 

shhhh baby sleeping

 

As a newborn photographer safety always comes first. My training day with Vicky Woods (Pennycress Photography), a respected trainer and very talented and experienced newborn photographer, was fantastic. With baby's safety at the forefront of everything we did, we looked at safety when using props and posing little ones, keeping a hygienic studio, props and environment. It's so important to make sure baby is comfortable by recognising signs, using soothing techniques, swaddling, checking circulation and body temperature (our studio is heated for baby's comfort which means it's very warm for us adults). I'd never put the baby at risk for the sake of a photo. 

Modelling is exhausting

 

Did you know I’m a member of BANPAS (Baby And Newborn Photography Association), the UK’s only dedicated trade association for Newborn and Baby Photographers? BANPAS promotes safety and awareness of safety amongst it’s newborn photographers. They support photographers in many areas of their business including sharing best practice in terms of working safely with newborns and babies. It's great being part of really supportive community of newborn photographers. With ongoing training support through BANPAS I make sure I'm fully up to date with safety training and putting Baby and Mum first.

Pretty in Pink

 

Whether choosing us or another photographer it's worth doing your research to check for training, experience and that your photographer is linked to associations such as BANPAS. Having a budget may also be a consideration but check if budget photographers have done their training. Are they taking into consideration your baby's safety at such a low cost of shoot? Photographers who charge more for their photoshoots do so for reasons such as their experience, training, cost of their equipment, insurance etc. So please, take a number of factors into consideration when choosing your newborn photographer, and if you have any queries about how they may work or their environment then give them a call and make an informed decision. 

 

 

Have a look at our prices and product bundles, or if you'd like to ask me any questions or book a session then get in touch by email or give me a call 07712 895720

 

Kate x

 

 

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Family Fun In The Studio This Easter https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/4/family-fun-in-the-studio-this-easter  

The Easter holidays were in full swing when the Lambert Family visited our studio. As this was their first photo shoot as a family it was a new experience for them. The kids were full of smiles from the start and I knew this was going to be a great shoot.

They'd taken our advice and co-ordinated on clothes which makes a timeless photo and also helps put all the focus on the lovely faces in the photos.

 

Young George started the shoot by helping me to 'test the lighting', and thought the shoot was over after just one photo. We had to explain this wasn't like a school portrait and we'd be having fun and snapping away for a while :). He then couldn't wait to show his personality in his photos.

 

Heidi was next and showed us her best party trick - wow!

 

And Francesca is just beautiful in this simple portrait photo.

 

Even Mum & Dad had their first portrait together since their wedding day - love it!

 

The family photos continued with all the kids together - you can really tell how close they are.

 

Then more family fun - I could have photographed this family all day!!

 

 

Drop us an email if you'd like to join us in the studio.

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Denton Hall Wedding - A Sunny August Wedding For Gail & Richard https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/denton-hall-wedding---a-sunny-august-wedding-for-gail-richard  

We want to take you back to August last year when the sky was blue and it was warm and sunny, for the beautiful wedding of Gail and Richard Frost at Denton Hall, Ilkley. 

This was a new venue for us and we were very excited as we drove up the hill and saw the signs for their wedding.

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Joined by close family and friends they tied the knot at St Helen's Church, a beautiful 14th century church with it's stunning stained glass windows in the grounds of Denton Hall. 

The sun shone and the fizz flowed as the guests celebrated Gail and Richards wedding in the stunning Yorkshire Countryside. 

Everyone enjoyed a delicious wedding breakfast catered by The Box Tree, and there was lots of laughter (and a feather duster for the bride) during the speeches, before the guests danced the night away.

We consider ourselves very lucky to have been chosen to photograph their special day. Here are some of the photos from Gail and Richards beautiful wedding at Denton Hall

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Thank you for reading our blog, we hope you enjoyed it. Feel free to share on social media using the links at the top of the page.

Kate & Pete

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Having a smashing time - studio cake smash https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/having-a-smashing-time---studio-cake-smash  

Earlier this month beautiful little Sienna came to see us for a photo shoot to celebrate her first birthday. What better way to celebrate than with a big pink cake!!

We love to photograph a cake smash and always start the shoot with a few photographs to capture the cuteness before we get messy with the cake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We absolutely loved the outfits that her Mum and Dad brought for her. We thought they were perfect for the portrait shoot and cake smash, but we gave Sienna the chance to check her hair and outfit before we continued:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the shoot we discovered Sienna LOVES marshmallows. Before we had chance to bring the cake out she was tucking into them mmmm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then it was time for cake..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Cake? What cake? I never touched the cake!'

 

 

 

 

What a fantastic way to celebrate being ONE.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us in the studio for a cake smash. As you can see, it's always lots of fun! - Cake smash prices and bundles

Kate & Pete

 

 

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Newborn Photography - Keeping It Natural https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/newborn-photography---keeping-it-natural  

Photographing precious newborn babies in their first few days is such a privilege. We keep our newborn baby photography natural, using soft colours and fabrics which makes it all about your baby and their little nose and toes.

 

 

 

 

 

Our garden studio is warmed up so it's toasty for the little ones. We position them safely and make sure they are comfortable throughout the session.  We often include Mum and Dad and siblings in photos as well, though we don't rush and might even take a break so that baby can feed.

 

A precious moment with big sister captured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We absolutely love these photos. Baby holding Mum & Dad's fingers shows a new family together. The editing technique used in the babies portrait makes it all about his beautiful eyes,  we have a large framed print of this in our studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ideally newborn photographs are taken when your baby is between 5 and 10 days old. Of course we photograph older babies, they don't like to curl up like newborns but we still capture those beautiful moments as they start to show their personality.

 

An older baby, this little one just didn't want to sleep. We captured his personality and beautiful big smile as he giggled his way through the session.

 

 

 

 

 

Find out more about our newborn portrait packages on our website, or drop us an email if you have questions or would like to book in with us.

 

When do you book an appointment? - Get in touch towards the end of your pregnancy and book your newborn session a few days after your due date. Once you are home with your baby get in touch again to either confirm or move the date. When you first book your appointment we'll give you a call to go through some details, understand what you are looking for from your photos, and answer any questions you may have.

We like to keep it natural but occasionally break from the mould. We couldn't help but take this cute Christmas photo requested by Mum.

 

 

 

 

 

When you book your appointment with us we give you tips to guide you and help you prepare for your session. We know how hectic it is when baby arrives so it gives you one less thing to think about.

 

This newborn session was particularly special as we photographed Mum & Dad's wedding a few years ago.

 

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Wedding Inspiration https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/wedding-inspiration  

It's the start of a new year and Brides and Grooms to be are getting back into wedding planning. With so many great venues and suppliers out there how do you decide??

 

Events management company, dine.co.uk, have done all the hard work for you. They have locally recommended venues, suppliers and advice and tips on how to prepare. Their wedding planners can help take all the stress out of the planning by helping to organise your big day.

 

 

We've had the pleasure of photographing weddings at some of their recommended venues including their flagship venue The Mansion at Roundhay Park. We are delighted to be featured as recommended photographers in their Leeds Area Guide

 

 

 

 

If you'd like to chat to us about your big day and see if we are the right photographers for you, then drop us an email or have a look at our wedding packages.

 

 

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What does your profile photograph say about you? https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/what-does-your-profile-photograph-say-about-you  

‘You don’t get a second chance to make a great first impression.’

 

We’ve heard that saying many times, however with social media playing a huge part in our lives, that first impression is often made before we’ve even met someone. A quick look at your profile photograph on social media or your website, and your connections are already forming an opinion of you.

What does your profile photograph say about you? ‘I like to go out with my friends on a weekend’,  ‘I take a great selfie’? All fine... unless you are looking for a new career, want to raise your professional profile or if you are building your business.

Your profile photo plays an important part in how you are perceived by your connections on social media and your website, so you may want to change it.

Consider the platform you are using, your audience and what you want your profile photograph to say about you/your business? ‘I’m professional’, ‘open’, ‘approachable’ etc.  

 

Here are some tips for a photograph that makes the right impression.

  • Make sure the person taking the photo knows how to use a camera (no selfies please).
  • You should be the only person in the photograph so your audience knows who they are connecting with.
  • Plain backgrounds work best, nothing too distracting – remember it’s all about you!!
  • Get a selection of photographs to use when appropriate – formal, more relaxed, an outdoor shot if appropriate for you. You will need close crops for your social media profile pictures, but wider photos may be more appropriate for your website.
  • If using a professional photographer, make sure you acquire the rights to use the photos.

 

Here are just some of the professional photos we've taken for various companies and individuals. Click here for details on our professional shoots.

 

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Baring All For Charity - (by Kate) https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/12/calendar  

At the beginning of 2016 I was approached by Rachael Kennedy, the president of Morley Womens Institue and founder of Olio Projects, about the opportunity to photograph a calendar for the Morley WI. As a member of the WI I was quite intrigued and then they told me more......................

This was to be a nude calendar!!! Remember the brave ladies of Rylstone and District Women's Institute, who took the world by storm with the original WI nude calendar? Inspired by them, this was a nude calendar featuring the ladies of Morley WI. In true WI spirit we'd be raising funds for charity. A charity very close to the hearts of the committee members, all money from the calendar was to be donated to - BTRS (Brain Tumour Research and Support)

 

I have to admit, when I found out more my reaction was ‘OMG No way!!”, ‘I can’t do that’ ‘ is it a bit extreme if I move to Spain?’. Then I thought, 'if the ladies can get their kit off then I can take a photo'.

 

The idea was not to imitate the original calendar, but to create a calendar that captured the fun, strength and beauty in the ladies of the Morley WI. Meeting with the steering committee we agreed 'events' would be our theme and decided on an event for each month. I drew pictures to show the ideas for each month and presented them to the group. Now, baring in mind that I can't draw (at all), the ladies had a good laugh at my drawings which broke the ice and got us all in the spirit of the calendar. Here is my drawing for June (Wimbledon) - really don't see what is so funny :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With support from other WI members we started the difficult task of finding and collecting props for each photo. With the deadline fast approaching, we gathered straw bales, tennis balls, flowers (thanks to Janet at DW Hunt), Christmas trees, magnums of fizz and more.... To help with any last minute nerves the ladies and I attended a confidence building session with Zoe from Refreshed Minds. With a confident spring in our step WE WERE READY!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We gave our studio and home over to the ladies who drank Prosecco and ate chocolates and strawberries while awaiting their turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With two days to shoot all 12 months and turning the studio round in between each shoot, it was run like a military operation (with fun & fizz). There were a few nerves, lots of laughter, and the odd tear when the ladies thought about their own personal reasons for taking part. One thing is for sure - a group of women supporting each other is a powerful thing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the shoot wrapped and our achievement celebrated in style at the 'after shoot party', we were all so proud of what we had achieved. Then finally, the finished photos were on the way to the printers.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

My part in the calendar was complete but the promotion and selling of the calendar was just beginning. And what a response we had! The Yorkshire Post ran an article while the ladies went on a promotional tour of Morley visiting sponsors, attending the Lord Mayors Lunch and running stalls at the White Rose shopping centre, Leeds training station and LGI - phew!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's not surprising that within the first 24 hours they had raised over £3000!! Not content with staying local, the calendar went global - with the Morley WI calendar ladies being found in Oz!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With just about all the calendars sold, I'm looking forward to seeing the calendar on the wall of many homes during 2017.

Missed out on a calendar but still want to make a donation? Visit the Just Giving page and support BTRS.

On a personal level this has been an amazing experience. I've made lots of friends along the way and have a huge amount of respect for the beautiful and brave ladies who had the guts to bare all for charity, I feel very privileged to have been part of it.

 

Kate

 

Calendar sponsors

Chocolate Beauty Spa

Hytal Kitchen & Bedrooms

Robrook design & Print

DW Hunts Florist

Stapleton Gardner Solicitors

Onwards & Upwards

 

 

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From Camera To Classroom https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/from-camera-to-classroom I'm still learning - Michelangelo aged 87

We never stop learning! We have become experienced in certain fields, but there is so much to photography that we will always be inspired by others and what's around us. With a photography diploma behind us and a string of photography courses, we will always want to learn more.

We were asked to share our knowledge and join the team at Going Digital Yorkshire , supporting their hands on one day photography workshops for budding photographers. Working with Pandora and the team has been great fun, with Kate training and Pete assisting, it's double trouble for the students! Designed for hobbyists, they offer a range of workshops starting from the very basics on their 'Get Off Auto' course, to more specialised workshops and walks, as well as one to one bespoke training days. It's so rewarding seeing those lightbulb moments when students realise they've mastered another new technique.

 

Bespoke One To One studio photography training day with Pete.

Kate supporting the student through their outdoor assignment on the Get Off Auto workshop.

Student photographs from the Deer photography walk at Fountains Abbey, and Night photography walk in Leeds.

 

Who we admire

We are lucky to have people around us who we admire and who inspire us everyday. From family and friends who continue to inspire us with stories of courage and determination, to experienced photographers who spark our creativity and encourage us to step out of our comfort zone.

 

Where we get our inspiration from

"Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you." - Grace Coddington

It's true, inspiration is everywhere!! What's around you at any given moment can spark inspiration if you are open to it. In today's digital world we enjoy being wowed by photographs on Instagram, and the amazing photos posted by Going Digital students on the Going Digital student Facebook page. 

We get a lot of inspiration from watch movie's and TV shows. We often pause the TV when lighting and framing of a scene catches our eye, and we discuss how we can use the idea (yes, conversation can be very boring in the Campbell household for those not into photography). Have you ever seen the framing in House Of Cards with Kevin Spacey?! 

 

Want to channel your inner David Bailey? Start your journey with Going Digital Yorkshire.

 

Kate & Pete

 

 

 

 

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There's no business like 'The Photography Show' business!! https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/4/theres-no-business-like-the-photography-show-business  

Writing the blog title has given me a theatrical earworm! Our apologies if it's done the same for you, but I think the subject of this months blog deserves the build up?

Every year we take a trip to The Photography Show at the NEC. It's exciting, inspiring and motivating, you've just got to hold on to those purse strings! Here's what we got up to this year!

 

Who we spotted

Marian Sterea - International wedding photographer.

We attended his inspiring workshop and picked up some great ideas and tips that we can't wait to try with our Brides and Grooms this year. Including using fairy lights and a perspex sheet to create some really creative shots. 

This is the workshop we attended - see if you can spot Kate in the audience.  (Photo by The Photography Show)

 

Christian Anderl - Portrait Photographer

We also attended a speedlite portrait workshop with Christian Anderl. We just couldn't believe the effects he got with very little equipment. We've been practising already and we're looking forward to trying these new techniques in our portrait sessions and with our Brides and Grooms. (Photograph by The Photography Show)

Wow moment!

The biggest Wow! moment came when we went to a talk by Simeon Quarrie. Known for his amazing wedding photography, he talked us through his process for planning wedding and engagement shoots that tell the couples personal story. Getting to know the couple and storyboarding his ideas helps him to create and tell their story in a photograph. Looking through his photographs we were just speechless. (Photographs by Simeon Quarrie)

 

New products

Our supplier, Loxley Colour,  pulled out all the stops this year with an amazing display of new and exciting wall art and albums. Watch out for their new products making their way to our studio in the coming months.  (Photography by Loxley Colour)

Couldn't resist

We failed to hold on to our purse strings. Coming home with a new camera, two new lenses and filters - we just couldn't resist the show day bargains - oops!!

 

We left the NEC feeling inspired and exhausted. Next year we are going to stay over so we can attend even more workshops and learn more for the very best in the business. 

Looking forward to next years Photography Show already!

Kate & Pete

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Sweet Like Chocolate https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/2/sweet-like-chocolate Pete and I really enjoy having the opportunity to work with local businesses, meeting great people working hard to make their business a success. As true chocoholics we’ve especially enjoyed working, and building a great relationship, with the ladies at Chocolate Beauty Spa in Morley. Working with Chocolate Beauty Spa has given us the chance to try different photography techniques and produce some great photos.

 

Treatment Rooms

It’s not only customers having a makeover, the treatment rooms got one as well. We went along and photographed the new relaxing rooms.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gift Vouchers

Pete was asked to photograph their new gift vouchers.  Always up for a challenge, Pete used this as an opportunity to get creative and take more than just a photo. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pamper Parties

More recently they’ve launched their Pamper Parties. A true pamper party with makeover, manicure and a photo shoot. I go along and photograph the fun to give the birthday girl lasting memories of her party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time For A Treat!

After all this hard work I think I’ll book myself in for a bit of a pamper! Oh and a bar of chocolate of course.

 

See more about the our favourite spa - Chocolate Beauty Spa

 

Kate

 

 

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Finding The Balance As Professional Photographers https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/1/finding-the-balance-as-professional-photographers  

When we started our business we thought that wedding photography would be our focus. We saw our business as purely a wedding business with a dream to fill our calendar full of amazing weddings.

We quickly found our style and enjoyed putting lots of time and energy into giving our Brides and Grooms a great experience, creating amazing photographs and designing very special albums.

 

 

 

Putting this amount of energy into wedding photography isn’t sustainable and so we had some choices to make.

* Simplify our weddings, photographs and album design so we can fit more in.

Or

* Reduce the number of weddings and keep them special!

 

We thought long and hard and knew that we wouldn’t enjoy simplifying weddings. So…

 

..how were we going to make this work?

 

We expanded our business to include other types of photography and I’m please to say, it paid off!! We now photograph a handful of really special weddings each year, putting all our energy into capturing the special day and creating a beautiful album.

In addition to weddings, we enjoy:

Real-estate photography - photographing larger properties going on the market

Portrait photography – having fun with families in our studio,

Training budding photographers - sharing our knowledge and passion for photography by training hobbyists through Going Digital Yorkshire

 

Make over & pamper party portrait shoots -  Photographing fun make over and pamper parties with Chocolate Beauty Spa and Pamper Me UK

We consider ourselves very lucky to have developed a business that makes us proud, sparks our creativity and never ever feels like a ‘job’.

 

Kate & Pete

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2014 - Oh What A Year! https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/2014---oh-what-a-year 2014 - Oh What A Year!!

 

What a great year Kate and I have had.....

We've had fun in our portrait studio in Churwell, Morley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've shared wedding days with our brides and grooms and captured all the special moments with our wedding photography.

 

We've continued to have a great relationship with Pamper Me UK photographing their pamper parties, and with Chocolate Beauty Spa photographing for their website.

 

 

Product photography has kept us busy and challenged us with new and exciting opportunities. Working with The Essential Atomizer Company as well as photographing properties across Yorkshire and cars for Jaguar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've had the opportunity to share our knowledge and passion for photography with others by joining the team at Going Digital Yorkshire and supporting their training courses.

(photo by Pandora Maund)

 

 

I had a great time this year working for Capita and Telefonica, with the highlight being the Dr Who themed NPower conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are very grateful for all the opportunities that have come our way in 2014 and we'd like to thank you for your support.

Here's to an exciting 2015 - may it bring you all good health and happiness.

From The Campbell's

 

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Merry Christmas Everyone https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/merry-christmas-everyone  

Merry Christmas Everyone!

 

Christmas is just around the corner and we are coming to the end of our Christmas portrait shoots in our Morley portrait studio.

 

It’s been a full and fun few months in the studio with our Christmas mini shoots just for kids and our Family Christmas offer. We’ve had mini Santa’s and Elves coming to visit as well as a special appearance from Minnie Mouse!

A wintery Christmas scene, Santa hats, baubles, wooden stockings and candy canes all helped to raise the Christmas spirit for the kids mini shoots. A big thank you to Magpie Handmade Crafts for supplying the wooden stockings. 

Here are a few highlights...

   

 

As always we had lots of fun when families came for their portrait shoots. Young cousins came for their first photograph together and a very special guest joined us.

 

 

Still looking for a great Christmas gift?

It’s not too late to order a voucher from us.

£25 to include a portrait shoot and 1 x 12x8 inch print. Increase the value by £10, £20, £30 + to include a wall art voucher which can be redeemed at the preview against prints and canvases etc.

To order a voucher just drop us an email.

 

Kate and I are getting ready to put our decorations up and say cheers to you all. 

Thank you for supporting us and we want to wish you all a…

Kate & Pete

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Holidays are coming...... https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/holidays-are-coming Holidays are coming to Pete Campbell Photography – and we haven’t seen the Coca-Cola truck yet!

 

The first sign of Christmas for Kate and I, has always been the Coca-Cola truck appearing on the TV. With the cold weather outside and the Coca-Cola adverts with the snow, the bright red truck and of course Santa, you know the festive season is on its way.

This year Christmas planning started in August at Pete Campbell Photography. Like elves, in a workshop we set about creating Christmas portrait packages and choosing our backdrops and props. It was very exciting but felt very strange planning for Christmas while sitting in the summer sun.

With the kids back at school we started our advertising campaign on Facebook , we were surprised to see how many of you are getting into Christmas early as well. Our Christmas mini shoots - just for kids have been really popular with our first session already full. The new Christmas backdrop has arrived and we've got our Christmas props ready to go.  Too impatient to wait for the next shoot, we've been in our Morley studio taking loads of photographs with the new backdrop and it looks great, we can’t wait to get started!

 

 

 

 

Our family portrait shoot with our Christmas offer starts this weekend with the Christmas mini shoots - just for kids starting next week – it’s full steam ahead for us from now through to Christmas. With mince pies for all our visitors and a little something from Santa for the kids, this seasons Christmas portrait sessions are going to get everyone in the spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not thought about Christmas gifts yet? It’s not too late....:

 

Got a question for us? Drop us an email or give me a call on 07711 502948

Holidays are coming, holidays are coming...

Pete & Kate

 

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(Campbell's Photography - Morley, West Yorkshire) Christmas mini shoot Christmas present Morley christmas offer family portrait kids portraits leeds photography portrait studio west yorkshire https://www.campbellsphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/holidays-are-coming Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:10:15 GMT