Many of the mums and dads that bring their brand-new little beans to us, ask us what we offer for older babies. They want to capture every stage of their baby’s development, as they learn to crawl, to smile, to chatter, and eventually to walk.
The next step, after newborn, is our ‘Sitter’ shoots. These Bigger Bean shoots are designed for babies who are around the 7-month mark, who can sit independently, but are not yet able to crawl. We want to capture those first cheeky grins as they look straight at the camera or play with their toys, without them venturing off to explore the studio! We understand that it may be hard to keep your little one’s attention for long periods of time, so we can stop for feeds, nappy-changes, and cuddles as many times as we need to.
Many families want to preserve the magic of those first few steps and words, and to track the huge changes that your little bean undergoes in those first two years. These shoots always keep us on our toes; with many little beans toddling around, we have to employ every tactic to keep them happy and focused! We stop for treats, games, and mummy and daddy cuddles as many times as we need to, in the process capturing some fantastic natural shots that our parents always love!
We can include props along the birthday theme, such as balloons, bubbles, bunting, and our silver Number 1, or we can keep things simple, timeless, and unfussy, with a clean white background and a few of their favourite toys.
At this age, we hope to capture each jumping bean’s personality – all those individual laughs, giggles, and facial expressions – to provide you with a collection that really reflects their emerging individuality.
Each Bigger Beans and Jumping Beans Photography Experience includes:
Up to 1 ½ hours in the studio with Sonja
A series of classic poses in a timeless set
A chance to include some favourite toys
A choice of family photograph
A private cinema-style viewing of your collection two weeks later