J'Adore Photography Ltd: Blog https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) J'Adore Photography Ltd jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:19:00 GMT Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:19:00 GMT https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u704000849-o813229410-50.jpg J'Adore Photography Ltd: Blog https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog 120 91 Is my newborn too old for a newborn session? https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/4/is-my-newborn-too-old-for-a-newborn-session Worried that your baby is too old and you have missed out on a Newborn Photoshoot?

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Hi, I am Nicole and I am a newborn and portrait photographer based in Falkirk, Scotland. I normally spend my days in my gorgeous studio, capturing lots of special memories with my newborn, baby, child and family portrait sessions. However, this last year has been slightly different and we have had periods of times when we have had to close our doors and postpone lots of client’s sessions. So many of my clients have been in touch worried that their new babies are now too old and they have missed the perfect age for a newborn session. Mummies, please do not worry – I have been photographing newborn babies for over 11 years, I have so much experience with babies and I cannot wait to capture these special memories for you.  Your baby is never too old to come into my studio, I welcome little ones of all ages.

 

I am so excited that we eventually have a reopen date and I can open the doors to J’Adore Photography again. I cannot wait to reopen on 26th April and welcome in all my lovely clients, many of whom have had to re-plan their sessions due to lockdown.
 

Mummies, just let me reassure you, postponing your newborn session does NOT mean missing out! I am a Falkirk Newborn Photographer who has been photographing newborn babies for over 11 years, I have so much experience with babies of all ages and I cannot wait to capture these special memories for you.  

 

Normally newborn sessions are carried out within the first 14 days after your little ones has arrived – this is because your baby will still be sleepy and squishy… However, I have learned from the last lockdown and restrictions that age really is just a number and I can still capture a gorgeous gallery of images with an older baby, in a style and poses remarkably similar to my newborn images.

 

After the last lockdown we had lots of older babies through our doors, and I enjoyed this slightly older age so much. With your baby being older during their session, this still means they may go to sleep and we can still get the sleepy newborn style pose (even if they just close their eyes for a second). However, this older age also means that your new baby will start to engage with me so your session may even involve some eye contact, expression and even some cute baby smiles.


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What if my baby doesn't sleep?

As you baby gets older you will notice that they will sleep less during the day… However, this is also a bonus in the studio, this means that we can also capture some gorgeous images with eye contact, engagement with mummy, daddy and/or siblings and maybe even some smiles.

 

We will be in touch with you just before your newborn session giving you some hints and tips to get your baby sleepy for their session. With them being slightly older, you will know your baby a little better and know if they will sleep and how to get them sleepy too. Please do not worry though because even if your baby isn’t sleepy that will not affect your session.

 

During a session with a slightly older baby, we do not worry if they will not go to sleep – we will instead concentrate on poses that are suitable once your baby is more alert and less bendy. With this age we love doing more wrapped poses, which are ideal to photograph your little one in props or with other young siblings.

 

Our hands style images are also the perfect addition to your older newborn session and the occasion to capture these amazing open eyes images as well as detailed shots of your baby's tiny features.

 

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Will there still be props we can use??

We have lots and lots of props for slightly bigger/older babies so please do not worry that you will get less variety. We have lots of gorgeous hats, wraps, headband, tutus, crates, hammocks and bowls that are perfect for bigger babies. We will still get you lots of images in a variety of different props during your session.

 

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Will I get less images than during a normal newborn session??

Absolutely not! We may just get a few different images that may differ from our standard newborn session, but we will work with you and your baby to get you the most amazing gallery of images for you to treasure forever. During your session we have the bonus of being able to include awake and expression images too, which are super cute.

 

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What is the next age you recommend after a newborn session??

At J’Adore Photography we photograph all the special milestones during a baby’s first year. The most common ages we photograph are Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months – during these stages your baby’s little personality will shine through, they will interact, show expression and smile too. If you have missed the newborn stage and would prefer to wait until an older session, then these are the next milestones we would recommend.

 

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Your baby is a special new addition to your family, and we would love to capture these special memories for you. Please do not worry that you have missed the perfect age. Remember, your baby is still the lovely new addition to your family regardless of their age and you can still have stunning, professional images, to look back on for years to come.

 

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I have operated my portrait photography business in Falkirk, Stirlingshire over the last eleven years and I have families visiting me from all over central Scotland. This means I have picked up lots of hints, tips and experience with babies of all ages. I hope this blog has put your mind at ease and you will arrange an appointment so that I can capture all these special memories for you (regardless of your little one’s age)

 

Our diary is now open, and we are taking bookings for after 26th April. We cannot wait to be open again and welcome you lovely families back into our studio. If you have had a baby during this lockdown or are currently due a new arrival soon then do not delay and get in touch so we can secure your slot.

 

We would love to capture these special memories for you.

 

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) baby photographer in falkirk falkirk newborn photographer is my baby too old for a newborn session https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/4/is-my-newborn-too-old-for-a-newborn-session Thu, 01 Apr 2021 09:18:40 GMT
Did you know all of this? If you are pregnant you have to read this! https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/3/did-you-know-all-of-this-if-you-are-pregnant-you-have-to-read-this Fascinating Facts

About Life Before Birth

 

Isn't pregnancy miraculous?  As a Maternity and Newborn Photographer based in Falkirk, Scotland I spend lots of time with expecting or new mums. I always find it fascinating how their bodies have changed to prepare and make these gorgeous little babies. When your expecting a baby its such a exciting time and its fascinating to know how your little baby develops and grows into a little person.

 

These facts really bring it home, our bodies are just amazing and do such a great job.. Well Done Mummy

 

BONES

You had 31% more bones whilst in the womb
so you would be flexible enough to pass through your mothers vagina on your birthday

 

HEART

Your heart began beating just 18 days after fertilization
It would eventually pump blood twice as fast as your adult heart, beating over 54 million times before your birth

 

HEALING

If your mother was in distress you sent stem cells
She sent you antibodies in return to protect you against diseases
 

GENDER

Your gender was determined at fertilization

If you are female you produced every egg you will ever have prior to birth.
 

EYES

At 8 weeks your retinas formed
You began to move your eyes in response to light 4 weeks later. you could tell if it was dark or sunny outside
 

MOUTH

The membrane covering your mouth broke at 10 weeks

You began to drink amniotic fluid comprised primarily of your own urine
 

FINGERPRINTS

Your fingerprints were etched into your skin by 9 weeks
Twins have different fingerprints
 

VOICE

Although no one could hear you, you cried in the womb
The sound of your cry was influenced by the language you heard before birth
 

GROWTH

In 4 weeks you grew 10,000 times bigger than the egg you started as
You weighed 6 billion times more than that egg when you were born at 9 months

 

ORGANS

At just 7 weeks and 1 inch long you had all of your organs
Your brain was the first to appear with brainwaves detectable at only 6 weeks
 

HEARING

Your cochlea reached adult size by 20 weeks
Loud noises often woke or startled you
 

TASTE

What your mother ate flavoured your amniotic fluid
You swallowed more amniotic fluid when your mother ate sweet foods compared to when she ate bitter foods

 

I hope you found all these facts as interesting as me. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy, treasure every second and moment because it passes in a blink of an eye. We would love to help you capture all these special memories so if you haven't already booked a Maternity or Newborn Sessions with us then get in touch to check for availability and get that slot all secured. 
 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) falkirk newborn photographer newborn newborn facts https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/3/did-you-know-all-of-this-if-you-are-pregnant-you-have-to-read-this Sat, 27 Mar 2021 10:05:18 GMT
Did you miss your Baby Shower? What about a Bubbles and Cuddles Party? https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/3/missed-your-baby-shower-how-about-a-bubbles-and-cuddles-party Did you miss your Baby Shower? What about a Bubbles and Cuddles Party?

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Hi everyone, I'm Nicole and I have been a newborn photographer based in Falkirk, Scotland for over 11 years - I spend so much time with expecting and new mums and really feel for everyone who has missed out on all the special pregnancy related things due to lockdown. I have therefore put together this blog to hopefully give you something positive to look forward too. 

 

Have you missed your Baby Shower? Your are expecting a baby,  you have spent years dreaming of your baby shower and how you would celebrate your pregnancy with all your friends and family. How upsetting that due to the current restrictions your much planned baby shower couldn't take place.

 

However, there is something new on the scene which you could start planning, so you don't feel you have missed out. Have you heard about the American Sip n See parties?... These are an alternative baby shower, which takes place after your baby has arrived. It allows you to have a little glass of bubbly with your loved ones and lets you show off your new arrival to all your friends and family. Everyone loves meeting a new little baby.

 

These Sip and See parties have been making their way to the UK and have now adapted a new name of Bubbles and Cuddles Parties -Why don't you plan your own Bubbles and Cuddles Party to celebrate your new baby with all your friends and family - What a nice thing to do to pass some time and give you something special to look forward too.

 

Now that restrictions are lifting it's the perfect time to plan a little Bubbles and Cuddles party to get everyone together to see your new baby. 

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How to Plan

Planning one of these parties will be really depend on what the current restrictions are at that time? How many households are allowed together? etc. 

  • You could hire a restaurant / cafe (will be dependant on social distancing rules when your party is taking place)
  • You could arrange a socially distanced garden get together - again dependent on numbers but you could give people a drop in time so that you are managing numbers dependant on what's allowed. 

I've complied some handy things below to help you prepare your perfect Bubbles and Cuddles Party and I've also designed you some invites for you too!

 

Picking a Date

I would advise sitting and looking over the roadmap out of lockdown and picking the best date, which is close enough for you to start planning but also allows the numbers you need for all the important people in your life to attend.

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The Invite List

This can either be all your family and friends (both mummy's and daddy's) or you can plan it as an only girl affair like a traditional baby shower... Either way I'm sure all your loved ones will take great delight in getting the chance to see you all and celebrate the new arrival of your little bundle. 

 

The Invites

I have designed a few invites for you below which can be downloaded HERE, printed and posted or sent via social media, WhatsApp etc to your loved ones.

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Things to do

There is a few things you can do at a Bubbles and Cuddles Party, but I think the most important thing is showing off your little baby... You can play some party games, get the guests to fill out a visitor book or advice cards for the little one to look back on in the future 

 

Gift list

Although there may not be anything you need because your little one is already here, everyone loves buying things for a baby and guests would love to bring a little gift for you and the baby. You could include a little list of things you still need to make it easier for them to decide what to bring... Gift vouchers for an up an coming photoshoot is also a good idea so they can help you capture all these special memories to treasure forever. 

 

Please let me know if you have planned or are planning your Bubbles and Cuddles party and how it went. 

 

Happy Planning

 

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

 

P.S if you have not yet scheduled your photo session to capture all the special memories of your new arrival - I am reopening on 26th April and would love to get you all booked in... Drop me a message to check for availability. 

 

If you are still expecting and your little one is not here yet we also have a guide for carrying out the perfect virtual baby shower which includes free invites/games- Pop on over and check it out HERE

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) baby falkirk newbaby newborn photography scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/3/missed-your-baby-shower-how-about-a-bubbles-and-cuddles-party Thu, 25 Mar 2021 17:38:55 GMT
Tips for emotionally preparing Daddy for your family photography session https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/3/tips-for-emotionally-preparing-daddy-for-your-family-photography-session OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA For some of us, preparing our men for the family photo session is as exhausting as preparing the kids. If your other half is happy-go lucky about photoshoot day then that’s excellent. However, If your dealing with someone who's reluctant, then here are some things you can do to help get them on board.

 

  • Especially if this is your first session together with the family now that the kids are mobile, let him know how the session will go and discuss your expectations. Also, if you have to bride the kids, communicate this so he can help remind them of the bribery - its so good to have him on board so you can work as a team.

 

  • Warn him that the kids will probably be crazy or freak out and that he should prepare himself for that. Let him know that Nicole has been photographing for over 11 years and there is nothing she won't have seen...  It will all be fine, even if a little crazy and just try not to get overwhelmed or stressed.

 

  •  Let him know that the more helpful he is getting himself and the kids ready, organised and onboard then there will be less chance of an arguement between you arising.

 

  • Remind him that the session is only for an hour (a few more if you have a newborn session) and then it will all be over. This will help his see light at the end of the tunnel so he can stick it out.

 

  • If your husband is being difficult, bribe him to cooperate during the session as well.. If it works for the kids it may well work for him too (they are big kids after all)

 

  •  And most impostantly - remind him, that you love him (and that he loves you and that's why he is cooperating with this). Tell him how much you appreciate his support and cooperation in this, and how pleased you are going to be with the finished photos. 

 

  • Explain that this is such a special event for you - you are always the one taking the photos and you don't have any professional family photos.... This will be such a special event and the images you will treasure forever - If he knows how important it is he will be onboard. 

 

Hope this helps

 

See you soon for your session - If you havent already scheduled your session then get in touch to secure your slot. 

Love

Nic  xx

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) daddy Falkirk husband photography scotland studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/3/tips-for-emotionally-preparing-daddy-for-your-family-photography-session Wed, 17 Mar 2021 10:36:23 GMT
Product test of the new Elinchrom ELC 125 & 500 https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/2/elinchrom-elc-125-500 elinchrom elc 125/500

I was super happy to be asked to trial the new ELC 125 & 500 lights for The Flash Centre/ Elinchrom. I run a very busy portrait studio in Falkirk, Scotland and was very excited to put the lights through their paces during my photography sessions, in a proper working environment.

 

I have been running my photography business for over 11 years and I have used various lighting brands before switching fully Elinchrom 6 years ago - which was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love my old Elinchrom lights and regularly use the Dlite RX one for my newborn and studio portrait work but on using the 125 for the first time I fell in love with it, It just felt more professional and off better build quality yet was still light enough to work with shoot by shoot.

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When the lights arrived at the studio it felt like Christmas, on opening the box I was filled with excitement - even with the "we believe in you" quote on the box - which made me smile from ear to ear. From the moment I opened the packaging I was struck by how “sexy” these new units looked compared to the rest of my Elinchrom gear. The kit comes in a lovely newly designed bag, which again is of amazing quality and is fully protective for the mobile/ location photographer. The full build quality of the 125 and 500 units is just amazing, they just ooze quality but are still super easy to use. 

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I am not the most technical person but unpacking and setting up the lights was a breeze. They were so easy to fit into my modifiers and the locking mechanism felt so positive, which again reinforced the quality feel of the lights.

 

I couldn't wait to get started with using these lights and once unpacked and installed I was good to go... I was blown away with these lights, the consistency of both the exposure and colour temperature are absolutely amazing. Not to mention the fast recycle time which came in handy for my toddler and cake smash sessions, where the subject sometimes doesn't sit still for a long period of time. I also loved the coloured groups on the side of the units, what a lovely new feature. This makes it so easy to see what group your light is on and make quick and easy adjustments.

 

These new lights are just so user friendly, especially working in a fast paced studio with time constraints - these just made my life so much easier. From the ease of setting up, shooting and also the consistency of the lighting both in exposure and colour temperature which also reduced my retouching/editing time.

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Having come to the end of my testing period I will be so upset to have to hand these lights back - I have loved shooting with them and really don’t want to see them go so will be investing in some myself and would recommend any portrait photographers to check them out.  

Here is a selection of my images shot with these fabby new lights... 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) elinchrom lighting photographer photography studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/2/elinchrom-elc-125-500 Mon, 22 Feb 2021 11:52:19 GMT
Tips for hosting a virtual Baby Shower https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/1/tips-for-hosting-a-virtual-baby-shower Tips for hosting a virtual Baby Shower
 

Are you due to have a baby? How exciting that you are soon going to welcome a new little bundle of joy into your life. Things are so different now with this dreaded virus, not allowing us to celebrate special events the same.  So how are you going to celebrate your pregnancy and your up and coming new arrival when you can’t have a baby shower with your family and friends…

 

As a maternity and newborn photographer I meet lots of new mums and mums to be and I want to help you all have the best possible virtual baby shower. Please don’t let lockdown stop you celebrating, organise a virtual baby shower or get one of your besties to arrange it for you. Give everyone something special to look forward to and get all your special people together online.

 

Here are some hints and tips to help you plan an amazing baby shower that you will remember forever. Make sure you download our Virtual Baby Shower Checklist  to help get you all organised - make sure you read to the end to get this. 

 

Before you start planning your virtual baby shower it's important to decide if you will host this yourself or allocate a special family/ friend to do all the planning for you? Once you have decided and nominated your host if it won't be yourself then the planning can begin.. 

 

who to invite

I think the best thing to start with first is who you want to be at your baby shower, this helps you decide the best date, time, venue, games etc, which will suit the majority of your choosen guests. The good thing with it being online is that numbers, location etc doesn't come into it... So write a list of your nearest and dearest and those people you want to celebrate this special moment with you as you get ready to welcome your baby into the world. 
 

What date and time

Now looking at your guestlist think about what would suit the majority of people when picking a date and time, Are people working? stay at home mums? When do people have child-care? The good thing is most people don't have a lot of things going on at the moment so the majority should be able to attend your baby shower. 

 

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Choose A Venue

Now it's time to decide on your venue.. There is so many different options for online get togethers but its important you pick the one that will work best for you and your guests. There is Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Facebook to name a few. I would suggest picking the one you are most confident and familiar with. Bear in mind some loved-ones may not be the best with technology so make sure its easy to use and have a test run with people you think may struggle to log in.

I love zoom and have used this for most of my online events during lockdown, bear in mind the free plan does have a 40 min time limit.  

Create A Timeline For The Event

This is optional but I would recommend setting up a timeline for your event especially if you are having a load of guests. When everyone hasn’t seen everyone for ages time can run away with all the hellos and catch ups, time may run away with itself and your party will be over before it  has started.

 

40 Minute Timeline

1-1.05pm – welcome and hellos to all those that arrive and this allows everyone to check their set ups and get online and ready.

1.05-1.25pm – It's party time – scroll down and I have some fab game ideas for you

1.25-1.35pm – Open gifts – skip this step if you would rather not open gifts during the party and continue playing games

1.35-1.40pm – Virtual Goodbyes – Its time to say goodbye

 

90 Minute Timeline

1-1.10pm - Welcome and hellos to all those that arrive and this lets everyone check their set ups and get online and ready.

1.10-2pm - It's party time – scroll down and I have some fab game ideas for you

2-2.20pm - Open gifts – skip this step if you would rather not open gifts during the party and continue playing games

2.20-2.30pm- Virtual Goodbyes – Its time to say goodbye

Plan Your Invites

Next it's time to plan the invites – now you can either send a email party invitation and here you can include the links for the virtual event or you can send a paper invite. I love paper invitations and love receiving something physical in the mail – We have some great downloadable virtual baby shower invitations for you to download at the end.

Gift Ideas

Are you planning on setting up a baby gift list to give people an idea of what they can buy you. People like having an idea of what you need and what helpful items people can buy for you. Mums-to-Be who have booked their newborn sessions with us love referring people to our gift vouchers because it means someone can buy them some credit towards their session/ products (which is really a gift that lasts a lifetime)

Decorations

Decorations

Decorating for a virtual baby shower is optional, but it will certainly help you get in the mood and feel the excitement. If you are planning a baby shower for someone else I would certainly get daddy-to-be roped in to help decorate mummies living room on the sly so she can have a lovely surprise, you can have some nice balloons, banners, plates and napkins and make it a proper celebration. 

 

If you are using zoom then you can also allocate a zoom background to your event, so no need to worry about decorations. 

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Virtual Baby Shower Games and Activities

 

 

Who's that baby – Before the call  starts everyone has to send a baby picture to the host and guests try and guess who is who

how well do you know mum?

How well do you know mum? Get guests to fill in their answers to how well do they know mum before the even – mum gets asked the questions on the event and gets the little cards to keep as a keepsake afterwards. Download yours here 
 

Guess the Number – Mummy holds up a jar filled with sweeties (mummies favourites) and all guests guess how many are inside – mummy gets to keep and eat all the goodies afterwards.

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Some advice for mum- Get guests to fill in advice for mum before the event, then read some of these out to mum during the event and then mummy gets to keep these cards afterwards. Download yours here 

The price is right – Have an array of baby items and everyone has to guess the cost – have some weird ones in there because it gets everyone talking about how things have changed since they had kids etc
 

mummy or daddy game

Mummy or daddy - A great wee game to get guests to fill in before hand or during the event. Download yours HERE 

 

Name that baby song – the host plays different nursery rhymes and guests have to guess the song


Sweet Baby Predictions - A great wee game to get guests to fill in before hand or during the event. Download yours HERE 
 

 

Who doesn't like some games without a prize... Its nice to have some prizes available for the winners... Here is some idea's to support local businesses too. A sweet treat box from a local company – we use Rokozy, a cake treat box delivered – if your local we love Sweet Bakery  or an afternoon tea – If your local we love Finnegans 

 

I hope this has helped you plan the best virtual baby shower, I have put together a host of FREE downloadables from invites, checklists, templates - download yours HERE ... Please let us know how your event goes. 

 

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

P.S- If you are local i have a great facebook page for central scotland mums if you want to join - click here... And also make sure you follow me on facebook and instagram to be keep up to date with what im up to and also any offers etc. 

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) baby Falkirk shower virtual https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2021/1/tips-for-hosting-a-virtual-baby-shower Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:26:22 GMT
Gorgeous Fine Art Child Photography Sessions at J'Adore Photography, Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/7/fine-art-child-photography fine art children We are loving these gorgeous fine art style Children's Portraits we have been creating at J'Adore Photography. We love how timeless these images are and they are something that you can proudly hang in your home for years to come. These images are all about capturing the essence of the real child, no fake smiles but genuine connection. Its all about the eyes, engaging with the eyes, getting the connection to the person and into their soul. We are more than happy for siblings, parents and families to be posed together during the session. We love getting close intimate images of you as a family that can be treasure forever and handed down through generations. 

 

We love these styled images and would love to welcome you and your little ones into the studio to capture some images of your little ones. Our fine art child sessions are suitable for any age as long as your little one can follow direction so that we can pose them to suit this style. We have a range of outfits and props in the studio and will direct you on items to bring along too. The session is only £60 which includes our time, talent, use of all our props, styling and a personalised viewing appointment to see your images and choose what products you want. 

Interested in coming into to studio for one of these sessions then please get in touch with us to check for availability.

 

Thanks

 

Nic x

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) child falkirk fineart photographer photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/7/fine-art-child-photography Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:26:38 GMT
Coronovirus and Pregnancy - my way of supporting mums-to-be during the Pandemic and Lockdown https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/6/supporting-pregnancy-in-a-pandemic

As a maternity and newborn photographer, I understand mums and mums to be, I normally spend everyday with them. Pregnancy is such a precious time but imagine going through the special journey into Motherhood whilst in the middle of a global Pandemic. Midwife appointments and  many antenatal classes have been cancelled and you have been placed in lock-down. You can't visit your mum for a cup of tea and a chat, you can't wander to the shops and pick up super cute baby-grows and items for your new arrival and your carefully planned baby shower has been cancelled. It's such a challenging time for all the mums to be during lock-down so I wanted to produce a nice safe group where these mums to be can turn to for advice, guidance, support and friendship. 

 

Part of the reason I am a photographer is because I want to capture special moments and what more special a time is there than being pregnant. If I can't take pictures I wanted to be able to make it special in other ways and give these mums the best experience they can have. Therefore, I created an amazing facebook group called Babies in Central Scotland - this group is filled with lots of expectant and new mums along with some specialists who can provide some advice, guidance and support. This is not a selling group just a nice group of ladies supporting each other during this strange time. We would love for you to come and join us and meet some other mums in their pregnancy/ motherhood journey. To join this group click HERE

 

We are delighted to have to following experts in the group providing some advice and activities - more guest experts to follow. 

J'Adore Photography - i am on hand to help manage the group and i have also provided some free guides such as an app to help you capture your own maternity photography.

Simple Positive Birth - who provides breastfeeding and hypnotherapy classes - she will be doing a free taster in the group for all new mums to be. 

Precious Time Therapies - Who has provided a free taster event on baby massage in the group and is on hand for further advice and support. 

Coco Moo's Music - is in the group and will be providing free baby music classes for all the little babies stuck at home. 

Baby Sensory - is a fun sensory class for babies and they will be providing taster sessions in the group

Daisy First Aid - Daisy First Aid offers fun and fear-free first aid courses designed specifically for parents and child carers

 

If you are expecting a baby and are looking for a newborn photographer for when your little one arrives then make sure you sign up to our waiting list so you can be notified when we are back open - we would love to capture your special memories - add your details here

Thanks for Reading

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) central scotland expectant pregancy support https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/6/supporting-pregnancy-in-a-pandemic Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:39:45 GMT
Pregnancy and Birth during a Pandemic - Kerri's story (Falkirk, Scotland) https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/5/pregnancy-and-birth-during-a-pandemic---kerris-story-falkirk-scotland Kerri's Story of her birth during lockdown

Hi,

Welcome to our blog post, I met the lovely Kerri in my Facebook group (Babies in Central Scotland) which I run to help mums-to-be and new mums cope with pregnancy and motherhood during this pandemic and current isolation... We have so many worried pregnant and new mums in the group that Kerri agreed to share her experience of pregnancy, Labour and being a new mum during this current Pandemic to provide a little reassurance and support to other ladies... Thanks so much Kerri for sharing your story about her labour experience at Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert, Falkirk, Scotland... 

 

How was it being pregnant during Lockdown? 

It was a strange experience going from being ‘free’ to locked down. I am a nurse and went from being frontline when Coronavirus was starting to do the rounds in China and wondering if it would have much impact here - to starting my maternity leave a couple weeks before it really blew up in the UK. It was strange feeling like I had abandoned my colleagues in such a time of need and it was strange becoming ‘vulnerable’ when usually I’m on the side of caring for people I would consider vulnerable.


 

Were you worried how the pandemic would affect your birthing experience?

I was really worried that I wouldn’t be allowed a birthing partner. As visiting times all began to change and no one could give you a straight answer about what would be allowed it worried me. Being my first child I was worried enough without being able to get that reassurance from the midwives that I would be allowed my partner there too only worked me up more. I tried to stay calm and knew no matter what happened it would be for the best.

It was a bit gutting knowing the grandparents wouldn’t be able to come to the hospital and meet the baby the way I had always imagined but for me as long as Robbie was there with me then I could get over the rest of it.

 

How did your experience match up with your expectations?

My experience was amazing. I had an incredible midwife who I had previously met at parent craft classes in January and she was so calming and listened to all my concerns and needs and put me at ease straight away. She apologised over and over for wearing a mask and seemed genuinely gutted she couldn’t give me a hug after I had the baby 10 mins before her shift finished. My birthing experience wasn’t what I had planned - I wanted a water birth but due to baby being distressed ended up with hormone drip and epidural but Katie my midwife made my experience the best it could have ever been. In that time - Coronavirus didn’t even cross my mind even with the extra PPE all around me - they really make you feel like you’re in your own bubble and you’re all that matters.

 

Do you have any advice for pregnant ladies who are likely to give birth during the pandemic?

Don’t panic about your hospital experience - they make you feel so relaxed and special. Corona virus doesn’t exist in your mind for the moment your baby is born ❤️

 

How do you feel your Birthing Partner was treated during your labour?

Robbie was treated really well - I really wish he could have been allowed in with me in the antenatal ward for my induction but I understand why he wasn’t. It was hard and sad walking into the hospital with my bags on my own knowing the next time I left I would be walking out with a baby alone too but while in the labour ward he was treated no differently to what I’d expect without a pandemic.

When I was ready to move to labour ward I was given plenty time to get in touch with him and tell him to start making a move into hospital - they let him in as soon as I was in ward 7.


 

What was your birthing partners experience like?

Robbie has the same thoughts as me - wished he could have been with me for the beginning of the induction and found it hard to drop me off at the door and have to leave but knows it was for the best. We got to have 7 hours post birth in labour ward before I was moved back to Post-Natal ward and he never felt rushed to leave - that was important to me that he got the time to bond with roarie too and it was clear the midwives felt the same and were happy to give us that time while they had the capacity of rooms in labour ward.

 

What has it been like after the birth and getting discharged from the hospital?

I was moved to post natal ward overnight and was in until 1630 the next day. I found it really hard being there alone with a new baby that I didn’t have a clue what to do with. Especially knowing that In normal circumstances I could have had Robbie and my family there with me the full day visiting too. It was strange and I spent most of the time chasing the midwives to let me home! Robbie couldn’t come onto the ward to take us home so I never got that experience of being able to watch him take our son out the doors but it made it even more special when we were free to go knowing we would be together.


 

I hope reading Kerri's story about pregnancy and labour during lock-down helps to provide reassurance for all the nervous mummies and daddies to be out there. Big thanks again to Paula, Robbie and Baby Roarie for sharing their experience with us... 

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) birth falkirk labour lockdown newborn pregnancy https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/5/pregnancy-and-birth-during-a-pandemic---kerris-story-falkirk-scotland Mon, 11 May 2020 15:24:45 GMT
Pregnancy and Birth during a Pandemic - Paula's story (Fife, Scotland) https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/5/pregnancy-and-birth-during-a-pandemic---claires-story-falkirk-scotland pregnancy during lockdown

 

Hi,

Welcome to our blog post, I met the lovely Paula in my Facebook group (Babies in Central Scotland) which I run to help mums-to-be and new mums cope with pregnancy and motherhood during this pandemic and current isolation... We have so many worried pregnant and new mums in the group that Claire agreed to share her experience of pregnancy, Labour and being a new mum during this current Pandemic to provide a little reassurance and support to other ladies... Thanks so much Paula for sharing your story about her labour experience at Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert, Falkirk, Scotland... 

 

How was it being pregnant during Lockdown? 

Early on in the corona virus outbreak I wasn’t too concerned- it still felt like one of those things that was hyped up but would turn out not to affect me. I think the severity of the situation really hit me when pregnant women were placed in the ‘at risk’ category. I was 34 weeks pregnant, had just finished up work and was looking forward to spending the last few weeks with my 2 year old before her sister came along. I felt cheated out of that time- instead of days out we had to stay at home. 

Once we settled into some sort of routine I accepted it- I knew that these precautions were put in place to protect me and my unborn baby. 

1 week into lock down my partner was sent home from work and my mindset changed- having him there gave me support and made the long days easier. 

I’m hindsight it was a special time that we got to spend as a family of 3 before baby came along. 

 

Were you worried how the pandemic would affect your birthing experience?

At 36 weeks I had a growth scan and it was decided I would be induced at 38 weeks. I was expecting this as I had gestational diabetes in my previous pregnancy and this baby had been measuring big from the start.

The consultant was great at finding out information with regards to my partner supporting me in ward 8 and delivery ward. At my 36 week scan and consultant appointment (which my partner was not allowed to attend) I was informed that I would be allowed one birthing partner who would be able to stay with me in ward 8 during my induction process. However, things moved quickly in those two weeks and when my induction date came round, there were to be no birthing partners allowed in ward 8 and Instead only when you were transferred to labour ward would they be allowed in. To be honest, I was expecting the change as restrictions had been tightening in hospitals and because I had mentally prepared myself for it, i wasn’t too phased by the situation. 

It’s funny, you even get used to everyone in the hospital wearing PPE- it’s became the new norm.


 

How did your experience match up with your expectations?

The induction process was  generally more lengthy compared to my first baby. 24 hours in a ward that you can’t leave was a bit tedious but what I was pleasantly surprised with was the comradery between myself and the other woman in the ward, who were all in the same boat. 

With my first baby, all curtains were usually drawn and you didn’t really communicate with the other woman, but without birthing partners there to keep you company and having the exceptional circumstances to bond over, it was a really lovely experience to have with those other ladies. 

 

Do you have any advice for pregnant ladies who are likely to give birth during the pandemic?

Prepare! Think ahead with regards to you hospital bag etc. Pack extra things such as clothes, toiletries and snacks. Partners won’t be allowed in when you are on ward but they are allowed to drop stuff off at the door for you if you are desperate.

Try and embrace the situation- the people around you and the staff looking after you are all in the same position as you. Speak to them, offer support and learn from them. 

I found it was a mindset you needed to change- if you think positive and accept the position you are in, it makes it’s an easier process in the long run. 

 

How do you feel your Birthing Partner was treated during your labour?

My partner Rusty was with me during labour. I feel, and I’m sure he agrees, that he was treated very well by everyone on the ward. The midwives communicated well with him when I was concentrating on things in hand, he was offered food and drinks when I was, and was allowed to stay in the labour ward as long as I was. The experience my partner had wasn’t all that different from what it would have been if he was supporting me out with the pandemic. 
 

What was your birthing partners experience like?

My partner found it all a bit surreal. He felt a bit helpless being at home and not being able to support me whilst I was on ward 8. When he did get to come into delivery he felt welcomed, involved in the experience and overall was very impressed with the professionalism of the staff in difficult times.
 

What has it been like after the birth and getting discharged from the hospital?

With this being my second baby, I have the experience with my first daughter to compare too, and on a whole not much is different. They seemed eager to discharge from ward 8- which is understandable. I do believe they wouldn’t push someone to go home if they weren’t ready. 

The staff in ward 8 ask that whoever is picking you up from the hospital hands your car seat into the ward and then waits for you at the door. Someone from the ward will then help you with your bags and car seat. 

At home, use of PPE is an obvious difference when the midwife and health visitor has came to the house. Other than that, I had a visit from the midwife on day 2, 4 and 8 and the health visitor came on day 10 as normal.(Note- even though I gave birth at FVRH I am under Fife for my midwife/ HV care) 

On a personal note, it’s been quite difficult not having visitors or being able to show our new arrival off. Thank goodness for social media and video calls. I have to keep reminding myself that this is not forever- we will all be together soon and these days will be a distant memory. 

It is nice having my partner at home for a bit longer than his statutory paternity leave so I look at that as a positive and a really nice time that the four of us can share before life goes back to some sort of normality again. 

I would just like to reassure anyone who is due to give birth at FVRH that the corona virus won’t effect the level of care an professionalism you receive from all staff members. If you are in ward 8, try to remember that everyone is in the same position as you- speak to each other, share stories and offer support. We are all in this together.  
 

birth during lockdown

I hope reading Paula's story about pregnancy and labour during lock-down helps to provide reassurance for all the nervous mummies and daddies to be out there. Big thanks again to Paula, Rusty and Baby Stella and big sister Fern for sharing their experience with us... 

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) birth falkirk labour lockdown newborn pregnancy https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/5/pregnancy-and-birth-during-a-pandemic---claires-story-falkirk-scotland Mon, 04 May 2020 10:03:16 GMT
Pregnancy and Birth during a Pandemic - Claire's story (Falkirk, Scotland) https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/4/pregnancy-and-birth-during-a-pandemic---claires-story-falkirk-scotland baby ollie

 

Hi,

Welcome to our blog post, I met the lovely Claire in my Facebook group (Babies in Central Scotland) which I run to help mums-to-be and new mums cope with pregnancy and motherhood during this pandemic and current isolation... We have so many worried pregnant and new mums in the group that Claire agreed to share her experience of pregnancy, Labour and being a new mum during this current Pandemic to provide a little reassurance and support to other ladies... Thanks so much Claire for sharing your story about her labour experience at Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert, Falkirk, Scotland... 

 

How was it being pregnant during Lockdown? 

I feel like I had an ‘easy’ pregnancy, I didn’t really suffer from morning sickness or any of the usual complaints and I was loving every minute of it and just trying to embrace it - then coronavirus arrived... Before lockdown was announced my husband & I made the decision that he would be the one to go to the shops etc and I only really left the house for work or to walk the dog and it did start to take its toll. 

 

My baby shower was cancelled, I had this amazing bump I wanted to show off to everyone, but I couldn’t see anyone and as daft as it sounds - so many beautiful maternity clothes but nowhere to go. Then the anxiety kicked in, of all the changes at the hospital and so many rumours that you just never knew what was actually true and because things were changing every day you always had that fear at that back of your mind. The fact that John couldn’t come to appointments and didn’t get to hear the babies heartbeat those last few times or see the growth scan, I know it’s all for our own safety but I genuinely feel like we’ve both been robbed of some of the excitement of pregnancy and it definitely caused a lot more stress/anxiety towards the end than I realised at the time. 

 

Were you worried how the pandemic would affect your birthing experience?

When I got to the hospital John dropped me off outside and I had to go in alone, which was quite daunting as it was during the night so triage was upstairs and I wasn’t 100% where I was going but I knew that he wasn’t allowed in at that point so I expected it and was prepared.

Luckily, when I got there and was examined the midwife said I was fully dilated and was to phone John to come in and meet us in the Labour ward so I was only actually alone for about 20-30 minutes and when I say alone, the midwife never left my side, I just mean without my birthing partner. All the doctors and midwifes wore masks and never removed them so I couldn’t actually say I would recognise them if I seen them in the street but again that was to be expected and I know its for everyone’s safety. They were absolutely amazing during and after labour but we had to get transferred to postnatal ward around 4pm which meant that john was sent home and wasn’t allowed back until he picked us up the following day. This was the first time I got upset because there had been mixed messages/ reports of partners being allowed to stay on the ward etc even in rooms of 4 so I didn’t fully expect it and it honestly felt like my worst nightmare had come true. The midwifes were all amazing through and couldn’t have done more to help but it was the longest wait ever from 4pm until 9am the next morning when Ollie finally got his paediatric checks done and the ball finally started rolling for us to get home…

 

Do you have any advice for pregnant ladies who are likely to give birth during the pandemic?

My advice for anyone due to give birth during the pandemic would be to try not to let it ruin your experience! I know you’ll think it’s easier said than done but please take it from me, I’ve been there and done it and I regret the amount of stress, upset and sleepless nights I caused myself by reading stupid rumours and hearsay. Every midwife I spoke to made it clear that taking away your birthing partner isn’t something they are considering and it would be a massive decision if it did come to that and it wouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s rubbish if you’re kept in and your partner has to go home but you certainly aren’t along, the midwifes are amazing and so helpful and it’s a good opportunity to chat to other new mums in the same position as you.

 

How do you feel your John was treated during your labour?

I think he was treated the same as he would’ve if this wasn’t all going on, he was encouraged to be involved, got to tell me we had a boy and was asked if he wanted to cut the cord, je also got some skin to skin time with Ollie whilst I was being looked after afterwards and it was never made out like he was in the way or an inconvenience

 

What has it been like after the birth and getting discharged from the hospital?

We’ve had a midwife visit on day 3 and we get another visit on day 6 and I think that’s the last midwife visit, I’m not too sure on when we see a health visitor, I think I’ll find out tomorrow from the midwife. It’s rubbish that family can’t come to visit, everyone loves newborn hugs! I wish I could go out and about with him in his pram and show him off but obviously we can only go out for one walk and have to keep our distance but on the flip side it’s been great settling in as a family of 3 and get into our own little routines without worrying about constant visitors.

 

I hope reading Claire's story about pregnancy and labour during lockdown helps to provide reassurance for all the nervous mummies and daddies to be out there. Big thanks again to Claire, John and Baby Ollie for sharing their experience with us... 

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) birth falkirk labour lockdown newborn pregnancy https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/4/pregnancy-and-birth-during-a-pandemic---claires-story-falkirk-scotland Wed, 29 Apr 2020 12:38:41 GMT
Your having a baby - What to pack in your hospital bag? https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/4/what-to-pack-in-your-hospital-bag It's not long now until your baby arrives, how exciting that the countdown is nearly coming to an end. Now is the perfect time to pack your hospital bag and get everything ready for your little one to arrive. 

 

It’s so difficult to know what’s the best items are to pack in your hospital bag, to have all the essential items on hand for your labour and birth of your baby. I have a lovely photography studio in Falkirk, Scotland and because I specialise in Maternity and Newborn photography I see lots of mummies-to-be and new mummies in the studio… My lovely clients have helped me compile a list of essential items that you should have in your hospital bag to ensure that you are fully prepared for your new arrival coming into the world.

 

Please click the image below to download and print this off and tick off the items as you purchase/pack them. That way you will be all prepared and ready to wait on your new bundle of joy arriving.

 

Most of the ladies I spoke to specified that a hand-held fan, lip balm and a comfy t-shirt where the three must have essential items for the labour that they would recommend you have packed into your bag.

 

They also all agreed there were a few essential items for Daddy to have during your labour, a fully charged phone and charger so they will not get bored. Some snacks and drinks for daddy to be – This is more essential at the moment because daddies may not be allowed to leave the ward – Please have lots of goodies to hand because you will properly not feel hungry but you don’t want daddy getting hangry during this time..

 

We have also noted down a few must have photographs that you should capture whilst in the hospital. Your new babies hospital name tag on their tiny little hand, an image of the three of you together (the midwifes will be happy to help capture this), a picture of your new arrivals tiny feet/hands in your hand… Take a few images of all the tiny details of your hospital stay and make sure you get these printed so that these can be put in your baby book or memory box.  Memories are so precious, and it is lovely to have these for generations to look back on for many years to come.

 

 

 

Hospital Check List

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to read

Hope this helps

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk maternity newbaby newborn photographer https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/4/what-to-pack-in-your-hospital-bag Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:44:06 GMT
J'Adore Photography's Time Capsule to Capture these Memories https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/4/jadore-photography-s-time-capsule-to-capture-these-memories This moment in isolation,  that we are all living through,  will be something that is looked back on for lifetimes to come. Why don't you take the time with your child to document all these moments and fill in a time capsule for you and the future generations to look back on.. Imagine your child showing their family everything that went on during this crazy period. 

We have developed a time capsule for you, your child or family to fill out during isolation.. We are living a moment of history lets document all these memories for the future generations.

TIME CAPSULE

Download your Time Capsule 

Other things which would be good for putting in your time capsule are 

- The Letter from 10 Downing Street

- Some newspaper articles

- Some pictures/ photographs of your time in isolation - take a few images on your phone of different activities you have been doing and then get them printed from freeprints (use this link here and you will get 45 free prints a month and an extra bonus)

- Take some pictures of the supermarket queues, empty shelfs, the quiet streets and empty roads.

We look forward to hearing and seeing images about all your time capsules

Love and Hugs

Nicole (your family photographer)

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) time capsule https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/4/jadore-photography-s-time-capsule-to-capture-these-memories Fri, 17 Apr 2020 16:41:52 GMT
Free activities for children to do during Lockdown https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/4/free-activities-for-children-to-do-during-lockdown I have decided to write a blog post to help everyone stuck at home with young children. I feel blessed that my kids are older because i couldn't imagine surviving this lockdown with little children. I think social media has been a lifetime for many of us, allowing us to keep in touch with friends and family and also get activities 

 

Cbeebies

This ever popular website includes games, puzzles, singalongs. colouring in activities and of course they are linked to your children’s favourite shows,

cbeebies

Draw with Bob

Bob posts a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am.

draw with rob

The Maths Factor with Carol Vorderman

The Maths Factor is now FREE for everyone (usually about £2 per week) to support children’s continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.

the maths factor park

PE with Joe Wicks

Children full of energy? Put it to good use with Joe Wicks’ daily PE videos on Youtube… and more home exercise ideas for the little ones.

 

pe with jo

Cosmic Yoga 

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.

 

comic yoga

 

Myleene’s Music Klass

Curriculum based and most importantly, fun. There’s no need for instruments or to feel intimidated. Any age, any ability welcome. Music helps to look after our children’s minds and souls, especially at a time when they need it most plus, you may even find the next Elton or mini Mozart!

myleene music class

Phonics Play

A site packed with interactive phonics games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and many teaching ideas and resources. In response to the Coronavirus situation, they have decided to make PhonicsPlay free to use during this period. Children can use the site at home without their parents needing to subscribe.

phonics play

Edinburgh Zoo

A one for animal lovers! Since you can’t go to the zoo right now, Chester Zoo are bringing the zoo to you! They take you on virtual tour of of our zoo for a whole day of animal antics, fun facts, and exclusive behind the scenes knowledge from their zoo keeper team. If you miss the live streams, you can catch up on their YouTube channel.

Audible Stories

If your child likes listening to stories then check out Audible who have a huge range of free stories for all ages.

 

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NASA at Home 

NASA at home as a lot of space related activities for children of all ages. You can explore the moon or strange new worlds outside our solar system and learn about the universe from the team at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

 

nasa at home

 

Teach your Monster to Read

This groundbreaking game makes learning to read fun and covers everything from letters and sounds to full sentences. It’s been designed in collaboration with leading academics and compliments synthetic phonics programmes used in schools.

 

teach your monster to read

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

David Walliams has announced that he will be releasing a free audio story every day for the next 30 days in a bid to provide entertainment for children currently unable to go to school.

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Baking with the Falkirk Cake Lady

♥️♥️ sweet treat class ♥️♥️ Angela will make the classes as easy, cost effective as possible. The last thing I want is you all going out or ordering stuff and spending unnecessary money at this time. The first class will be a week on Wednesday (8th April) and it's a Victoria sponge cupcake class.

the falkirk cake lady

 

We also have a few things to keep you busy at home, we have some Apps and also colouring competitions for your little ones.. Please check out our things to do page - this will be updated over the weeks too

If you have came across any other great resources then please be sure to get in touch with me so i can add them onto the list. 

Thanks to everyone who suggested these idea. 

Stay Safe

Love Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) activities children Falkirk https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/4/free-activities-for-children-to-do-during-lockdown Mon, 06 Apr 2020 14:59:37 GMT
A look ahead to 2020 at J'Adore Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/1/a-look-ahead-to-2020-at-jadore-photography Happy New year everyone hope you all had a wonderful festive break and it is lovely to see you back on my blog. I have a few exciting plans already for 2020 with more to come... 

Superhero experience

Superhero Experience - This is due to come around March/April - we will be finalising details and launching these very soon so please join our superhero waiting list if you would be interested in when these are launched. Add your details to our waiting list and you may even win a free session 

The Fairy Experience

The Fairy Experience is due to return on 9/10 may. We are delighted to be the official "The Fairy Experience" photographers in the area and twice a year we have the studio transformed into a magical fairy garden and we welcome lots of little Fairies and Elves into the magical world of make believe. During this time we will transform lots of little ones into Fairies and Elves and capture lots of gorgeous images that you can treasure for generations to come. These sessions are super popular and sell out super quickly and are available to book HERE

baby face

Baby Face - This style is suitable for children aged 6 month to 5 years. This style is very contemporary in look with close cropped head & shoulder images in a really modern square format and presented in Black and White, its all about your child's features and personality.

Dogathon

Dog-a-thon - We are getting ready to launch our awesome Dogathon promotion and have 101 exclusive dog portrait sessions to donate, to help DogsTrust raise essential funds in 2020. Our mastery of light and professional posing makes every session a unique time and a memory never to be forgotten, especially when it is celebrated with our big art wall décor.
 

baby on a shelf

Baby on a Shelf - Our baby on the shelf portraits are both personalised and unique to you. Every session is slightly different as we use your own custom props and toys to bring the baby shelf to life. Our mastery of light and professional posing makes every session a unique time and a memory never to be forgotten, especially when it is celebrated with our big art wall décor.

 

Back to Black Session

Back to Black - Creative and Timeless Portraiture that you will treasure for a lifetime. Our Black & White portraits are both personalised and unique to you. Every session is slightly different as we use a combination of lighting techniques and styling to bring your portraits to life. Our mastery of light and professional posing makes every session a unique time and a memory never to be forgotten, especially when it is celebrated with our big art wall decor.

 

Looking to add more exciting things shortly too..  My friend Joanne Lewis who is a Professional Photographer Hertfordshire has also been planning her year and has written a lovely blog about the types of sessions on offer - please show her some love and check it out.. 

 

Looking forward to capturing lots of your memories in 2020... 

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk Family Photographer https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2020/1/a-look-ahead-to-2020-at-jadore-photography Wed, 08 Jan 2020 18:34:30 GMT
Things to do in and around Falkirk this Christmas https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/12/things-to-do-in-falkirk-this-christmas Christmas Adventures

Christmas Adventure - Callander House

Christmas is fast approaching and the Head Elf has just returned home from a well earned break, but things are not as ready for Santa as they should be.

The Elf Workshop needs more Christmas spirit and cheer, there's a long list of presents that need to be wrapped and ready for Santa's sleigh but the Santa clock has already started counting down, will it all be ready in time?

Perhaps, with the help of all of you Elf Interns, the elves might just make it in time for the big visit. It's going to be great fun, but don't just take our word for it.. This is such a magical event of the little ones - still some slots left -
Book Here 

 

Beecraigs - Festive Forest

Festive ForrestScreenshot Imagine a sensory explosion of seasonal magic! The wonders of a mesmerising secret forest, a spectacular and hypnotic experience in sight and sound... The scent of traditional, mouthwatering festive fayre.. An unforgettable Santa’s Grotto & Storytelling Experience filled with excitement, laughter and fun...And, like Christmas Day itself, some secret surprises along the way.

A fantastic fusion of festive memories for all the family in the incredible setting of Beecraigs Country Park!

For more information and online booking click HERE 

 

 

Aladdin - The Pantomine

Aladdin Falkirk Falkirk Community Trust is delighted to be working once again with Imagine Theatre to bring this traditional family entertainment to Falkirk.

With a law decreeing that the princess can only marry a prince, and the evil Abanazar up to no good, it looks as though Aladdin’s dreams may never come true. And he’s not the only one! Aladdin’s mum Widow Twankey, has got the mixed-up Chinese laundry blues which are not helped by the fact they’re also very poor…If only Aladdin could make his fortune and then all their dreams could come true.

FTH Theatre once again promise a show packed full of spectacular scenery, breath-taking costumes, stunning special effects, fabulous song and dance routines and hilarious slap stick comedy.

Make everyone’s wishes come true this Christmas and
book your tickets now for this magical family pantomime.

Santa's Grotto Alpaca Trekking Event

alpaca trekking santa grotto Come and experience Santa's Grotto at the Alpaca Trekking Centre, Come and trek with the Alpacas/Llamas, receive a quality present from Santa, 
7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd December. 
Book Now 

Santa Boat Trip at The Falkirk Wheel

Santa Boat Trip at the falkirk wheel Join us on a special journey to Santa’s grotto at The Falkirk Wheel this December!

Watch the kids beam with delight as Santa comes aboard our magical boat trip with gifts for all the girls and boys, dance and sing with the Elves and get your picture taken with Santa! Book your Tickets

 

Visit Callander House, Falkirk

Callendar House is the perfect day out on a crisp winter's day! Take a stroll around the beautiful park, stop in at the tearoom for a cuppa 'n' cake or pre-book a festive afternoon tea. You can explore the house, it's exhibitions, the Georgian kitchen and stock up on some Christmas pressies at the gift shop on your way out, free entry too...
 

Visit The Helix, Falkirk

The Helix The Helix is a beautiful place to be during all months however Winter is especially nice. With amazing walk ways, the Visitor Centre and some cracking events, take a stroll over and join us. 

Don’t forget to check out the gift shop in the Visitor Centre for your Christmas present shopping (and maybe a wee sneaky something for yourself as well!) We have a selection of unique gift items for everyone on your “nice” list. From Scottish Fine Soaps, produced right here in Falkirk, to a selection of handcrafted items from across the UK, there’s a wide choice to suit all tastes. Outlander fans will find the officially licensed range including magnets and the famous “Jamie Fraser” tartan shawl.

Festive Fiction 

It’s Christmas time at Callendar House! And there’s plenty to do here - We will be reading classic and contemporary Christmas tales for children and adults in front of a roaring fire in Callendar House’s Georgian Kitchen on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout December. 
Featuring works by Terry Pratchett, Enid Blyton, Charles Dickens, and many more, join us here for a hot chocolate, a Georgian pastry, and a magical Christmas journey! 

This event is free and there's no need to book, simply come in to Callendar House's Georgian Kitchen and we can arrange a story just for you.

 

Fire and Light 2020

Make it a New Year to Remember!

Round off your Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations with an illuminated, magical journey around The Helix: Home of The Kelpies. This year’s theme for the popular Fire & Light show is 2020 Visions – bringing a fusion of past, present and future to Falkirk as part of Visit Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters. Book NOW

 

I hope you have found all of these helpful and will manage to make some special Christmas trips with the family.. If I have missed anything special or exciting then let me know so I can add this onto the list for other mummies and daddies. 

 

Love and hugs

Nicole 

Wanting to read some more then check out Cari's blog - she is a newborn photographer in St Albans and has wrtten a lovely blog on what happens during a cake smash session... 

 


 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Family Photographer in Falkirk https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/12/things-to-do-in-falkirk-this-christmas Wed, 18 Dec 2019 19:00:00 GMT
Choosing the best way to display photos in your home https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/12/choosing-the-best-way-to-display-photos-in-your-home Framed Wall Product
We love capturing all these special memories for everyone - but after your session what will you decide to do with your images, where are you going to display these and what products will look best in your home. We are proud to offer lots of stunning options catered to your needs and desires, from gorgeous memory books, Wall Art and Wall Collections. 

  Wall Photographs

  • Wall Art  – Dress your photos up with stylish frames to match your home décor. Display them in the traditional framed way or add a contemporary twist and have them printed on Aluminium or Acrylic where they can even be produced circular. We offer a variety of different styles to suit all tastes and budgets.

*When hanging photos on your wall (framed or unframed ) you can choose to hang a single photo, or a group of photos in a collection to really make a statement in your home.

 

We don't just have wall products, we also have lots of other options available too

  • Framed on Shelves, Desks, Tables – If you are renting or don’t want to put holes in your walls from wall art, you can also frame your prints and place them on shelves, desks, or tables around your home. (These smaller products also make ideal gifts for the family)
  • Photo Boxes – Customized photo boxes are just amazing! These are very popular amongst our clients and are a great way to treasure all the images from your session. This is a great way to display your photos, and you can keep more prints inside or use them as a keepsake box to house your precious memories.
  • Memory Books – If you just can’t pick out a few photos to display in your home and you need more space, you can always get an album printed up and place it on your coffee table or bookshelf. Pull it out and look through it to remember how fun your session was, and how much your family loves each other.
  • Digital images - We also have digital images available if you would rather print your own images, send them to family and friend, share on social media or create calanders, thanks you cards etc... Or just to safe keep all your memories forver. 

 

Cosytoes Photography who is a East Grinstead Cake Smash Photographer also has lots of gorgeous products available for her clients. I love when photograpers value products and helping customer display their images - helping make their house a home.. 

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk Photographer https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/12/choosing-the-best-way-to-display-photos-in-your-home Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:36:11 GMT
Whats the best age for a Newborn Photo Session? https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/12/whats-the-best-age-for-a-newborn-photo-session

 

newborn baby photography When should you book your Newborn Session? 

As a experienced newborn photographer I always get asked, when should I book my newborn session? What age is best for the newborn session to take place? I always recommend that the best time to book your session is as soon as possible after you have had your dating scan (12 weeks). We are highly experienced newborn photography specialists, and are in extremely high demand, so often get filled up really quickly. We only take a certain amount of due dates a week so we can be flexible when your little one arrives and schedule a newborn session within the early days. However, if you have just found us and your little one is already arrived then please get in touch to see if we can schedule you in. 

 

Newborn Photoshoot What is the perfect age for a newborn session?

I have been photographing newborns for many years and have found the best age to carry out your session is between 5 and 8 days old. Your baby will still be very sleepy, their feeding already established, their muscle tone is not established so they are still bendy and curly, their skin will be beautiful and clear with no milk spots yet. Also during this period Daddy should still be on paternity leave so can attend the session and we can get some lovely family images of you altogether - if your feeling up to it.


Obviously a 3 day window is not hugely achievable so in reality we recommend under 2 weeks as the perfect time for your session. I do tend to try and avoid under 5 days particularly if baby is breastfed as your little bundle will likely be still feeding lots to establish their eating pattern. I also tend to avoid days 12 to 14 as babies often have a wee growth spurt around then which means lots of feeding again!

 

Generally I will happily take newborn photos up to around 4 weeks. The older they get the less sleepy they are but up to 4 weeks we can still get lots of lovely sleepy images, sometimes though it will just take a little bit longer.

 

So to finish up the simple answer to the questions are book your due date in as soon as you can after the 12 week scan and within a day or two of baby arriving get in touch and we will schedule the session for when baby is under 2 weeks.

 

I hope that helps

Looking forward to capturing all your special memories of your new arrival.

Love and Hugs 

Nicole 

xxx

 

ps if you want to book or just want more info please get in touch - If you are not local to Falkirk then I would suggest searching for the best Newborn Photographer near me to research and select the best newborn specialist for you. 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) newborn photographer Falkirk https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/12/whats-the-best-age-for-a-newborn-photo-session Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:14:55 GMT
The Fairy Experience At J'Adore Photography - October 2019 Winner https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/11/the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography---october-2019-winner  

Well our judges have been super busy voting and they have now decided on a winner. Without further delay it gives me great pleasure to announce the winning fairy from our Scottish Fairy Experience held in October 2019

 

We would like to thank everyone that took part over the few days, we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as us...  It was lovely to meet all of you and capture lots of gorgeous images for you to treasure for a lifetime

 

 

Congratulations to our gorgeous winning fairy

 

 

Fairy Experience Winner Oct 19

What our judges said?

"We all loved this image so much, We loved her gorgeous smile and also her strong eye contact and connection... A truly stunning image that I would happily display in my own home... Congratulations to this little fairy and her family. "

 

Our winner will receive a stunning frame worth £300, of her winning image to proudly display in her home. 

 

We have had lots of requests for more fairy experience dates and are excited to announce our next dates are 9th - 10th May 2020 - Slots are available to book now by clicking HERE 


 

Thanks
 


 

Nicole x

 

I love checking out other photographers work and i fell in love with Jill's recent newborn images - she is a
Simple Newborn Photographer in Cheshire and has the most gorgeous images on her blog.. 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Fairy Photography Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/11/the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography---october-2019-winner Wed, 27 Nov 2019 18:21:38 GMT
Why Bribery is OK During a Child’s Photo Session https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/11/why-bribery-is-ok-during-a-child-s-photo-session Well the photo-shoot day has eventually came and I know it can be super stressful if you have little ones. Finding the right outfits and ensuring everyone is available on the same day and time for the session and getting everyone all ready and prepared and at the studio on time. However, once these tasks have all been nailed and you arrive at the studio and you have prepared everything perfectly – then the worst happens – Your child won't cooperate….. Even after you have coached them for weeks to get them prepared and ready for the session.

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I am here today to save you from this nightmare and help prevent this from happening with the power of bribery. I know some people frown upon this, however, they properly haven’t tried to get a two, four and six year old to follow their command and sit nicely together facing the same direction and smile. Its no easy task, as a photographer, I’m going to give you the green light and tell you its ok to bribe your kids for the sake of good photos. And I will let you into a little secret – that the majority of my clients use some form of bribery to get the best results.

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We have a very limited amount of time to get all the photos that you need, and I don’t want you to be stressed because little Tommy is having a meltdown or is hiding behind his hands for the entire session, sticking his tongue out or making a silly face. So, I welcome bribery with open arms. Every child is different when it comes to bribery, They all have different personalities and like different things. Some children are motivated by sweeties, others pennies – you just need to find out what works best for your child.

Here is some suggestions that people we have noticed clients using and they have worked.

 

· Sweeties, Ice Cream or Fruit Snacks

· Dinner at their favourite restaurant after the session

· Later bedtime

· That awesome toy they have been drooling over

· Extra TV time

· A sleepover with a friend

· Pennies

· Extended playtime

· They don’t have to eat their Veggies at dinnertime

· Give them back a privilege that has been taken away the last time they were naughty

 

While these aren’t the only options - we thought this would give you a starting point to brainstorm your own ideas that will help your child specifically to cooperate.

 

Thanks

Nic xx

Stuck with things to do on the lead up to Christmas then check out Kathryn's suggestions - she is a Newborn baby Photographer Sheffield and she has some amazing ideas and suggestions. 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk Child Photographer https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/11/why-bribery-is-ok-during-a-child-s-photo-session Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:11:29 GMT
Why Maternity Photography is so Important? https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/11/why-maternity-photography-is-so-important Even though pregnancy comes with lots of difficult trials, it is such an amazing time in your life. It is a time of celebration and anticipation as you prepare to meet your little bundle of joy. It is a time where you become strong - stronger than you ever thought you could possibly be. During this time, you create your initial bond with your child that will continue throughout your entire lives. We love Maternity Photography here at J'Adore Photography and we would love to capture all these special memories for you... Here is our top 5 reasons why you should get some professional Maternity Photographs. 

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  1. You are BEAUTIFULThere are very few women who feel like they are beautiful while they are pregnant - especially during their first pregnancy. However, the miracle of pregnancy is such a beautiful thing. I know you may not be feeling your best with swollen feet, stretch marks, sickness and hormone changes aside - but please remember from the outside we don't see all these things - Instead, we see a gorgeous woman bringing a new life (or 2) into the world with a beautiful little baby growing inside her. Falkirk Maternity Photographer

  2. There is no need to worry about your BELLY - Us ladies are never happy with our bodies, constantly on a diet, hitting the gym or following the next fitness craze.. However, during your pregnancy its time to embrace your body - a pregnant bump does a good job of hiding all they woobly bits so maybe its the first time in a while you will feel confident getting your tummy out.  falkirk maternity photographer

  3. A chance to bond with your PARTNER - It can be hard for Daddies-to-be to bond with an unborn baby, the baby isn't growing inside of them, moving around, getting hiccups or kicking them in the ribs... We all know how special it is when you feel your baby move for the first time, but for daddy it can be harder to imagine how wonderful that feels. By including them in your Maternity Photography Session it can help them bond with the baby.. It also gives them their own special memories and images to treasure forever. 

  4. Its fun and bonding for SIBLINGS too - If you have children already they will feel very special by being included in the Maternity session, hugging and kissing your bump and showing their love and bond with their new baby brother or sister. By being included in the session it helps them to feel important and creates some nice memories for them both. For some children a new baby arriving may be a worrying time with the change in the dynamics of the family, they may feel apprehensive about what will happen. During the maternity session it allows them to start imagining what it will be like when the baby has arrived. Most likely I will also be your Newborn photographer so with them being involved in the maternity session this allows them to build a bond with me which will also result in more relaxed newborn/ sibling images.  maternity photography

  5. Once its gone its GONE - There are only a few months in your life (per baby) that you will have the most glorious noticeable baby bump.. Sadly the bump takes months to show because before this people could mistake you for just putting on a few pounds. However, before you know it the birth will be done and your baby will be growing bigger every day and all the moments of your pregnancy will be a distant memory... You don't get this time back so let us capture these special memories for you to treasure forever.

We love meeting all the lovely Mums-to-Be when they come in for their Maternity - Bump Photography Sessions. Its lovely to capture all these moments and then meet the lovely newborns when they later come back for a newborn session. We would love to help you celebrate your journey into motherhood with one of our amazing Maternity Photography Sessions or one of our Bump Bowls Casts - Get in touch to check for availability and to book your session. 

 

If you know someone who is expecting and are looking for come lovely gift ideas then Brooke Duley who is a professional pregnancy photographer - Sunshine Coast has some fab ideas over on her blog - our you can purchase one of our gift vouchers HERE.

 

Love and Hugs

 

Nicole xx

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) maternity maternity photographer Falkirk https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/11/why-maternity-photography-is-so-important Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:38:57 GMT
4 Items to Bring to Help Incorporate your Pet(s) in your Family Photos https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/11/4-items-to-bring-to-help-incorporate-your-pet-s-in-your-family-photos We love fur-babies and always recommend that you bring them along to your family portrait session. If you are planning on bringing your pet to your session, then we are more than happy to welcome them into the studio and include them in your session. We love furry friends and are always pleased to add them into our sessions! Here are some things you should remember to bring to ensure everything goes smoothly:

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  1. A leash. This will help you keep your pet near to you and where you want him or her for photos. (They aren’t just for dogs, you know.) Be sure to bring a thinner leash, as they are easier to hide or edit out if necessary.
  2. A friend. Having someone come with you specifically to take care of your pet is ideal. This will help so that your pet is not running around all over the place or alone in the car, should you wish to take some photos without your dog.
  3. Treats. Treats are great bribery for your animal and are a must if your doggy is treat focused. These will help keep your pet still and focused on the camera and make my job a lot easier.
  4. A favourite toy. The noisier the better. This is also a great tool to help keep your pet’s attention on me. We can also use it for a fun game and get some fun interaction shots.

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Looking forward to seeing you all soon to capture all your family images – with or without a pet.

 

Love and Hugs

 

Nicole xx

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Now the days have got colder are you struggling to get your little one to wear their winter coat.. My friend Clare who is a Kent newborn photographer
 has written a lovely blog to help you get over this.. Pop on over and take a read..

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6 Stress Relieving Tips to NOT Have a Mental Breakdown During Your Session https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/6-stress-relieving-tips-to-not-have-a-mental-breakdown-during-your-session How Not to Have a Mental Breakdown During Your Photography Session

Family pictures are great, they help you create and remember fond memories of your loving family, this time of year the studio is filled with lots of extended families, whilst we create the most amazing presents for mums, dads and grandparents. However, we realise this day can get very stressful and we want to ensure this doesn’t happen. If your stressed it will show, and we want your photos to be carefree, relaxed and perfect (they are going to hanging on your walls for many years to come)… Here are some tips you can use on the day of your photo-shoot to help relax you.

 

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  • Take some deep breaths. Deep breathing is a common relaxation method. It can quickly calm your stress level and you can do it anywhere. Breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Counting slowly in your head while letting all that stress out. If the little ones are not behaving and won’t do what they are told – just breathe and relax – honestly, we have seen everything before.

 

  • Laugh – Laughter is a great way to release tension. It will also help your family relax to get some genuine smiles. Have everyone pretend to laugh and they will feel so ridiculous they will actually laugh. If this fails we have lots of special things up our sleeves to help these laughs come – from squeaky chickens or making daddy dance.. Laughter is not only fun but it will ease everyone into a more relaxed mode.

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  • Count Down Slowly in Your Head From 10 – Take a deep breath between each number if you are still feeling super stressed, start the process over – back at 10.

 

  • Distract Yourself – If your family or dog isn’t cooperating and you are getting super stressed, just take yourself away and give us a second. When you are feeling stressed because your family is not behaving as you planned, then this stress can sometimes make matters worse. Just take yourself away for the situation and let us work our magic – getting stressed and shouting at the children/dog sometimes makes things worse.   

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  • Trace Your Hand – Take your finger and trace a figure of eight on the palm of your opposite hand. This helps relieve stress and muscle tension.

 

  • Give lots of XOXOs – Not only will these make for cute poses, but one of the most effective ways to relieve stress is to hug or kiss someone. Gather your family in a big group hug or give your husband a kiss and let your worries melt away.

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During your time at J’Adore Photography getting your family photography session done we can ensure you will have a lovely relaxed experience and we will work our hardest to get some gorgeous images of you and your family. Hope you have enjoys our blog and this has gave you some helpful hints and tips for your photo session. I love reading other photographers blog and I have just came across Hannah's - she is a Newborn Photographer, Willaston and she has written a blog about fundraising for Team Anna...  

 

If you haven't already booked your family photography session in time for the best Xmas pressies then make sure you get in touch ASAP because slots as filling up super quick. 

 

Looking forward to capturing your memories

 

Love and Hugs

Nicole xxx

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5 handy tips to help you settle a baby https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/tips-for-settling-a-baby

I have lost count of the number of times i have been asked if I will do baby-sitting or if I can be called upon at 4 in the morning if the little one won't settle. I thought I would put together some handy tips which might help all you new mummies and daddies get through those first few months with a newborn.. hope it helps.... 

 

1) Swaddling – It surprises me how many parents haven’t heard about swaddling and don’t know how to do it. When you swaddle a baby it mimics the close feeling of being in the womb which making them feel all cosy and safe. Since their arms aren’t flapping about they tend to not startle and therefore settle and drift into sleep much easier than being free! If you are unsure how to swaddle your baby then click HERE for a great video tutorial to show you how to swaddle. 

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2 - White noise – would you believe the womb is a really noisy place to be! With the sound of mummy's blood flow and everything going on outside of her body then it’s really not much of a surprise that babies will be more likely to settle in a slightly noisier environment. When our babies come home we think they want peace and quiet and quickly turn down the tv, tell people to shhh and put in a quiet room. The truth is babies hate silence, and the use of white noise or a shhh sound will help them settle.  I have also heard good things about Ewan the Dream Sheep but alternatively if you need help NOW then just switch on the hoover or a hairdryer.

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3 - Face stroking – I find a variety of face stroking techniques really help soothe an unsettled baby. Between running a finger over their forehead, stoking their cheek or nose really helps settle a baby. Stroke a finger down the middle of your own nose, you find your eyes naturally start to close so imagine someone doing this to you repeatedly while wrapped up all cosy, wont be long until you feel asleep.

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4-  Bum patting – I always find that a gentle pat on a babies bum will help settle them and drift them off to sleep. Gentle patting reminds them of the rhythmic motion inside the womb as well as the sound of their mother's heartbeat while they are in the womb.

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5 - Removing all stimulants – sometimes your baby can just become very overstimulated…noise, bum patting, bouncing, shushing etc alll wont work and you cant settle them down. The best thing to do in this situation is to swaddle your baby up, lay them down in a darkened room and leave them for a few mins and see if they will settle themselves. We sometimes just get caught up in the fact that we should be comforting our babies and sometimes they just need space to calm themselves. 

 

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I have had the job of photographing 1000's of babies in the studio so I have picked up lots of hints and tips and I hope these all help a bit! I would love to hear your tips and tricks if you use anything different to settle your little ones! Just leave a comment at the bottom of the post!

 

Love and Hugs

 

Nicole xxx

 

I have also been catching up with my friend Kirsty this week who is a lovely newborn photographer in fife, she was telling me all about the Butterfly Network. They are a national network of photographers providing families with children that suffer from a life threatening illness, a beautiful family session and images... Click on the link above for more details... 

 
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) baby Falkirk Newborn Photographer newborn https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/tips-for-settling-a-baby Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:00:00 GMT
8 Ideas for Sentimental Newborn Props https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/8-ideas-for-sentimental-newborn-props Sentimental Newborn Props

Need some inspiration when picking out props for your newborn session? Want to make it unique and personal? Check out these great ideas for adding sentiment to your photos.

  • 1 - Recreate a parent Parent or sibling Sibling Photo

These types of photos show the same pose with different generations of your family. Show us a photo of you or your spouse when you were a newborn and let us create a similar photo with your child. If you have another child and want us to use one of their newborn photos to recreate instead, that would work too!

 

  • 2 - Blankets

Bringing blankets with sentimental value helps add interest and a story to the photo, we love when mummies and daddies brings some blankets/shawls that someone has handmade or has been passed down through the generations. Blankets a wide variety of textures and colours.

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  • 3 - Memories of Loved ones

If you have lost a love one then it is super special to include some of their items in your newborn session. We have included granny's nighties, granny's lockets, grandpas watch, Sands Teddy- bears, rings, books - anything that is special to you I would love to incorporate into your newborn session.

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  • 4 - Something from your Childhood 

We can also incorporate things from your childhood or example: stuffed animals, clothes, your bassinet, dolls, a wagon, basket, blanket, etc. something that can be passed down to your child that meant something to you when you were younger.

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  • 5 -Siblings’ Clothing

If you have another child and you have a favourite outfit that you used to put in when they were this size, this is a great time to bring that out and recreate some old memories.

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  • 6 -Occupations/Hobbies

If you or your spouse love your job and want to add something from it or one of your hobbies, this will help add a personal touch. Some examples: dog tags, sports helmets, a baseball, guitar, football, briefcase, camera, jersey, or hat. Of course, we’re open to your ideas as well his is just to get the ideas flowing.

  • 7 -Maternity photos

If you did a maternity session, you can do some similar poses with your baby and frame them side-by-side in your home or in an album. If you used an outfit or name blocks, ultrasound picture, etc. we can use those props again in these photos, too. We also offer Bump bowls at our studio with the amazing Lasting Memories. These bump bowls are only available for our pre-booked newborn clients and make the ideal unique prop for your newborn session - check out more details HERE.

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  • 8 -Wedding Rings

This is a classic shot having your child hold your wedding rings in their little hands or placing them between their toes is a good way to incorporate your rings into the shot. Although this photo , it will be unique because they are your personal rings and they show the commitment and love that you and your spouse have for your family. Alternative idea if you have a little girl, we could also use your wedding garter as a headpiece.

 

I hope this has given you some ideas of some special props you can use during your newborn session. If you haven't already booked your newborn session with us then be sure to get in touch ASAP so we can check for availability and secure your slot. We would love to capture these special memories for you. 

 

If you little one is already passed the newborn stage then the next milestone to capture is a Sitter session, which is another favourite of ours. Our lovely friend Marie who is a Newborn photographer in Worcestershire has written a lovely blog explaining what a Sitter Session is - pop on over and have a read.

Love and Hugs

Nicole 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) falkirk newborn photographers newborn photography newborn props https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/8-ideas-for-sentimental-newborn-props Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:36:55 GMT
7 Tips to take the stress out of photo day https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/7-tips-to-take-the-stress-out-of-photo-day How to prepare to ensure a STRESS-FREE fun-filled Photoshoot

 

When it comes to family picture day, a lot of stress is typically associated with the days leading up to the session and the session itself. If you speak to anyone who has been for a session at J'Adore Photography they will tell you that we aim to have your session as stress-free, relaxed and fun as possible. With being a family photographer, i'm here to help you relax and be prepared all at the same time, here are some handy tips for the lead up to your session at our Falkirk, photography studio. 
 

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1Find the outfits you want to wear a month in advance and set them aside somewhere safe. Then try them on a week ahead of time to ensure everything still fits comfortably and that you didn’t miss any stains or holes that you couldn’t see until they were being worn (also bring a few spare options just incase there are any unexpected surprises)

 

 

 

2. As soon as your family changes out of their chosen photo attire, make sure it is clean and ironed ready for the big day. Set the clothes together (sorted by person) and place them somewhere free from harm and dirt. Be sure to tell everyone that these are the picture clothes and should not be worn until picture day. This will help ensure no clothes go missing. Don’t, forget about shoes, jewellery, belts and other accessories.

 

 

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3. About three to four days prior to the session, start talking with your family members about the session and what will happen and how they should behave. If you plan on using a bribe then now is a good time to set that in place, Continue to talk to your children daily to prepare them for the session.

 

4. Two days prior to the session, pack a bag of everything you will need on picture day, snacks, props, bribery etc and put it somewhere you can grab it and go. Be sure to include wipes in case things get messy, an extra hairbrush, and other ‘emergency’ items such as hair clips and a back up lipstick.

 

 

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5.On the day of the session, make sure everyone is well fed, but no overfed. We don’t want anyone getting “hangry” (angry because they are so hungry) either. Do not get your family dressed in their photo clothes until after they have eaten, brushed their teeth. This will prevent spills and other messy accidents.

 

 

       6. If you have young children, avoid any coloured drinks the day of the session until after we have finished. Also, get them to wear a bib if they drink anything on the way to the session to save their shirts from wet spots or stains.

 

 

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7. Once you get to the session, try to relax. If you have set a bribe, please let me know so I can use that throughout the session if the children get restless. Just trust us and know that we will take care of things and will deliver amazing photos of your family. We are fully qualified and have been in business for nearly 10 years, with our skills and experience we will make it a lovely stress-free experience for you, resulting in the most amazing images that you can treasure forever.

 

 

If you haven't updated your family photography lately then we would love to welcome you into our gorgeous Falkirk Photography Studio and capture all these special memories for you. Please get in touch with the days and times that are best for you and we will check for availability. (slots are filling up super quickly at the moment so please don't delay)

Mini Moo Studios also knows how to get stress-free family photographs too. The Swindon Newborn Photographer has just launched her Xmas mini sessions which look like so much fun.. If your in that area make sure you check it out - https://www.minimoostudios.com/blogs/2019/10/9/lets-get-creative-and-make-some-fun-and-unique-images-for-you
 

Love
Nicole (your Falkirk Family Photographer)

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) falkirk falkirk family photographer family photography scotland stressfree https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/7-tips-to-take-the-stress-out-of-photo-day Wed, 09 Oct 2019 18:55:00 GMT
A little bit about me...The lady behind the camera https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/a-little-bit-about-me Hi everyone and welcome to my Blog. My name is Nicole and I am the lady behind J'Adore Photography.. Thanks so much for popping along to find out a little more about me - I am going to be keeping this blog more up to date with useful information, sneaky peeks and also some special offers so please make sure you tune into future posts.

To start off, I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about me for all of you that don't already know. I'm married to my high school sweetheart (Colin), mum to 2 kiddies (Morgan and Ethan) & 2 fur-babies (Walter & Ivy-Belle). We live in a gorgeous little cul-de-sac house in Polmont, Falkirk, Scotland. When i'm not in the studio you will either find me walking the dogs, snuggled up in front of the TV or down the gym working out (love a little combat and sprint classes at Falkirk Fitness).


I have been running my business J'Adore Photography nearly 10 years now and I can honestly say I have loved every minute, I love meeting new and existing clients and capturing lots of special memories for them to treasure forever. You will find me at my gorgeous studio at Burnbank Road, Falkirk.

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I love capturing all different types of photography from Newborn, Pet, Maternity, Cake Smash, Family, Fairy and Child. Through capturing different genres of photography I get to watch and document children growing from the very first Maternity session through to the family maybe extending with new brothers and sisters.

My love of photography started during my time at Queen Margaret University studying for my Media and Marketing degree during 2000-2004 (goodness I feel old). I loved taking images during my photography classes and learned on film... (How scary would this be today). During this time I loved photographing landscapes and street scenes (some of which were even hung in galleries). It was during these years that my passion began and my love of photography grew. I graduated with a 2.1 Honours degree in 2004 and continued photography as a hobby.


When me and Colin were searching for a wedding photographer in 2009 I realised that I couldn't find someone who captured things how I liked, I felt they were lacking the emotion and the little details that I found so important.... it was shortly after this that J'Adore Photography was born.. Then in 2012 I was delighted to be awarded my Licentiate status with the Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and Qualified status with The Guild of Photographers.

Since then my business has grew from strength to strength, with lots of amazing clients coming to the studio each week. I have won numerous awards and was delighted to be crowned the Under 5 Xperience Photographer of the year 2018 at the end of last year. I have lots of images as finalists in the running this year and i'm hoping I can win something again. 

Photography is such a joy and passion for me and I believe everyone should exist in images - Sarah from Angel Eyes Photography is a photographer near Yeovil in Somerset and she is talking on her blog about the importance of parents being a part of their children’s photographs. This is something I think is so important and you can read her blog here https://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2019/10/exist-in-your-childrens-photographs
- Pop on over and check it out.. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon

Love and Hugs

Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) falkirk photographer https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/a-little-bit-about-me Wed, 02 Oct 2019 19:00:00 GMT
The Fairy Experience At J'Adore Photography - August 2019 Winner https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/9/the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography---august-2019-winner  

Well our judges have been super busy voting and they have now decided on a winner. Without further delay it gives me great pleasure to announce the winning fairy from our Scottish Fairy Experience held in August 2019

 

We would like to thank everyone that took part over the few days, we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as us...  It was lovely to meet all of you and capture lots of gorgeous images for you to treasure for a lifetime

 

 

Congratulations to our gorgeous winning fairy

 

August 2019 Winner

 

What our judges said?

"We all loved this image, and are super delighted to select this little fairy as our winner. This little fairy looks so happy, we love her little crossed feet, happy smile and the eye contact. This image tells a story and it would happily hang in any home"

 

Our winner will receive a stunning frame worth £300, of her winning image to proudly display in her home. 

 

We have had lots of requests for more fairy experience dates and will be shortly launching our winter dates- if you would be interested then please register your interest HERE-and you will be the first to be notified of their release.  
 

Thanks
 


 

Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) competition fairy photography falkirk scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/9/the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography---august-2019-winner Mon, 09 Sep 2019 17:44:51 GMT
From Bump to Baby - Introducing Bump Casts to J'Adore Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/8/from-bump-to-baby---introducing-bump-casts-to-jadore-photography INTRODUCING OUR ALL NEW BUMP CASTS!!

Well this has been a long time coming - I have had this vision for a while now and it has taken me a while to get everything in place... I am so excited to announce that Bump Casts are now available alongside our Newborn, Bump to Baby and My 1st Year Packages.

Bump casts are a wonderful way of documenting your baby's first home... A bump bowl cast is unique to Mum & Baby, it is a special way to capture that fleeting moment of your pregnancy and something you can treasure forever. ❤️

 

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We can now offer belly bowls for all our pre-booked newborn clients- this is the ideal way to capture your pregnancy. Lasting Memories Hand & Foot Casting will be available on selected days to carry out your professional bump casts - which will then be ready for your little ones newborn session at J'Adore Photography. (these casts are only available to pre-booked newborn clients)

A cast of your ‘bump' is taken around 36-38 weeks, then during your little ones Newborn session, we gently place them back inside their own personal little Bump bowl and capture this unforgettable image of how they fitted into your tummy - putting them back where it all started!! How amazing is that? Once you come to view your newborn images you can then take your bump cast home with you and have this displayed in your home - what an amazing keepsake to show to your child as he/ she grows. 

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If you have already booked your newborn session with us then please message us to check for casting availability. If you haven't already booked your newborn session and want this opportunity for something different & unique then please get in touch for more details.

Thanks

Nic x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) awards belly bowl bump falkirk maternity newborn photographer pregnancy scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/8/from-bump-to-baby---introducing-bump-casts-to-jadore-photography Thu, 29 Aug 2019 19:26:57 GMT
Laura's Fitness and Boudoir Photography session to celebrate her recent weight loss. https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/8/laura Wow how amazing does Laura look? I was so touched when she got in contact wanting me to take some Fitness/ Boudoir style images of her in order to showcase her recent transformation. Laura has lost an incredible 2 stone and went from a size 14 to a size 8-10 through hard work and pure determination. She has been working with a personal trainer Linda @Bootyfit - their mission is - "To give all women the confidence through passion, design, and the relentless pursuit of self love"

 

Here is some images of Laura going through her journey  - scroll down to see images from her recent session with me. 

 

 

What made you decide to get a shoot?
I had previously had it said to me about a progression shoot and I quite liked the idea of it. Just to see what the difference was. Also as a confidence builder. Having a disability that stops you from loosing weight and tightening up as easily as others, knocks it out of you so the photos were partly to get the confidence back.

 

How did you feel during the shoot?
Talking to Linda (my personal trainer) about it we thought about getting a  shoot from a different angle rather than just a fitness shoot, hence doing the underwear images too. I was so nervous and out of my comfort zone coming into the session but as we got started i began to relax more and more.

 

How did you feel seeing the images?
My self confidence is quite low, I spend hours criticising myself so I was really apprehensive about viewing the images but seeing them was just amazing. I genuinely couldn’t believe it was me in the photos.

 

Would you recommend this experience?
I would highly recommend getting a photo shoot of yourself. Just the boost of confidence is something in itself. It was a lovely relaxed environment during the session, which helped massively - i really enjoyed the whole experience with J'Adore Photography. 

 

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Ladies we need to celebrate us more, I would love to photograph more ladies in the studio... have you recently lost weight, went through a transformation or just want to celebrate you - Then get in touch for more details and to book a session in the studio... 

 

Love Nicole xxx

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) falkirk fitness photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/8/laura Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:29:33 GMT
The Fairy Experience At J'Adore Photography - May 2019 Winner https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/6/the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography---may-2019-winner  

Well our judges have been super busy voting and they have now decided on a winner. Without further delay it gives me great pleasure to announce the winning fairy from our Scottish Fairy Experience held in May 2019

 

We would like to thank everyone that took part over the few days, we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as us...  It was lovely to meet all of you and capture lots of gorgeous images for you to treasure for a lifetime

 

 

Congratulations to our gorgeous winning fairy

 

The Fairy Experience - May 2019 Winner

 

What our judges said?

"We all loved this image, and are super delighted to select this little fairy as our winner. We loved the relaxed pose, the colours, tone and overall feel of the image... It is so classical and timeless and just draws you in - this will hang beautifully on someone's wall for many many years to come."

 

Our winner will receive a stunning frame worth £300, of her winning image to proudly display in her home. 

 

We have had lots of requests for more fairy experience dates and are thinking of doing a special one day summer event - if you would be interested then please register your interest HERE- If the event goes ahead we will give away a space to one lucky pre-registered person ..
 

Thanks
 


 

Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) competition fairy photography falkirk scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/6/the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography---may-2019-winner Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:39:22 GMT
How to give your children a greater sense of belonging https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/1/how-to-give-your-children-a-greater-sense-of-belonging We now live in a very digital age which I love, I love being able to video call my mum (who lives miles away) and also send her updated images of my children, our doggies and the family. Its great to keep connected and that way she doesn't feel as far away. For most of us, our mobile phones are where the majority of our photographs are kept.  The everyday images of holidays, days out, toothy grins, first foods, and silly selfies.  These are the images your children will cherish when they grow up – you must print them!  And you have loads of options for printing from your mobile phone – my favourite is Free Prints and I use this app to print off mobile phone images every month, date the pack and i know my children will enjoy treasuring these for many many years to come. 

 

However, our family photographs belong on the walls of our homes not only to decorate our house and make it feel more like a home but there is other benefits too. 

Psychologists have studied the effects of having photographs displayed in the home and there is some great positive effects. They have found that children who grow up with photographs displayed in the home grow up with a greater confidence and sense of belonging than those who didn't. Research has shown these children had stronger feelings of value and a better understanding of where they came from. 

 

However, its not just our children that benefit from us having photographs on the wall.... We also benefit - on they hard days - like when you get bad news or your kids just keep misbehaving and fighting all day. During these hard times seeing photographs on your walls take you to a happy memory and boost your spirits. I'm not saving photographs will solve all your problems but they will give you a boost, trigger a happy memory and give you a moment of gratitude for all the amazing people in your life. 

 

Do you have family photographs displayed in your home? If not get in touch to book your family session.

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) family photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/1/how-to-give-your-children-a-greater-sense-of-belonging Sun, 20 Jan 2019 20:54:25 GMT
Take Your Family Time Travelling https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/1/take-your-family-time-travelling Why Printing Your Pictures Is So Important

I’ll bet you have used your phone to take a picture of your family this week?  You might have used your phone camera today, you maybe even use your camera every day.  It has never been easier to take photographs – we all carry a phone camera with us everyday .  And yet our children have fewer and fewer physical prints to hold and look at.

 

When I was a little girl, I used to love looking through all the photo albums my Granny kept in her living room cabinet. She has so many photographs, there was writing on the back with names I didn’t recognise and dates from long before I was born. I loved looking at all the old images It felt like I was looking at a mysterious forgotten time and I loved looking at the clothing, the old vehicles in the background and seeing how my gran looked as a young woman.  It was like I was time travelling. I could spend hours with they photographs and chatting with my gran about the people, places and times they pictured.

 

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Imagine if those precious memories were instead sitting on something that needed a machine to let me see them.  A machine that was around in the 40’s or even the 70’s.  Even if my gran had kept the machines I’d needed, would just seeing them hold the same magic for me.  Definitely not.

 

So have a think about where you store your own family photographs.  Are they on your mobile phone?  A hard drive?  CD’s?  Mini discs? (remember those!?) Floppy discs?  You get my point – technology is changing so rapidly that it can be difficult to keep up.  The must-have storage of today is archived in favour of something new every few years.

 

The only way you can be sure to preserve your picture memories for your children and grandchildren is to print them.


Your Mobile Phone Pictures

For most of us, our mobile phones are where the majority of our ‘snaps’ are kept.  The everyday images of holidays, days out, toothy grins, first foods, and silly selfies.  These are the images your children will cherish when they grow up – you must print them!  And you have loads of options for printing from your mobile phone – my favourite is Free Prints and I use this app to print off mobile phone images every month, date the pack and i know my children will enjoy treasuring these for many many years to come. 

FREE PRINTS - 45 free prints a month

 

Your Professional Pictures

As well as the everyday images, most families choose a professional photographer like me to capture more important milestones. New additions to your family, birthdays, a new pet, or the annual family portrait, all involve a professional portrait photographer who can capture you all in a perfect setting, looking your best.  The portraits I produce at my photography studio in Falkirk, Scotland are your own personal works of art and are designed to be displayed in your family home.  There’s lots of evidence to show that it boosts self-esteem, confidence and contentment when your portraits are displayed in your home.

 

I offer clients print packages as well as wall art, and although I do sell USB’s which hold the digital copies of your images, I would always recommend purchasing prints and wall art products from me as I use a professional lab so I can guarantee the quality.  You don’t want to invest in beautiful portraits only to have them printed poorly. 

 

Time for new family portraits?  Click here to browse my portrait photography services

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk photography scotland studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2019/1/take-your-family-time-travelling Sat, 12 Jan 2019 21:00:10 GMT
The Fairy Experience At J'Adore Photography - Nov 2018 Winner https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/11/the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography---nov-2018-winner  

Well our judges have been super busy voting and they have now decided on a winner. Without further delay it gives me great pleasure to announce the winning fairy from our Scottish Fairy Experience held in November 2018

 

We would like to thank everyone that took part over the few days, we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as us...  It was lovely to meet all of you and capture lots of gorgeous images for you to treasure for a lifetime

 

 

Congratulations to our gorgeous winning fairy

 

fairy experience Nov 2018

 

What our judges said?

The judges said - "We all loved this image because the expression really captures the excitement that the children experience during their visit to the fairy experience"
 

 

Our winner will receive a stunning frame worth £300, of her winning image to proudly display in her home. 

 

We look forward to running the Fairy Experience again on 4th May 2019 when we will invite more gorgeous fairies and elves into the studio to enjoy this magical experience. Slots are available to book now - we are not sure if this will be our LAST ever event so slots are going very quickly - book your slot now to avoid disappointment.. For more details and to book your slot click here


 

Thanks
 


 

Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) competition fairy photography falkirk scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/11/the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography---nov-2018-winner Wed, 28 Nov 2018 21:17:21 GMT
The Fairy Experience At J'Adore Photography - May 2018 Winner https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/5/the-fairy-experience-may18-winner  

Well our judges have been super busy voting and they have now decided on a winner. Without further delay it gives me great pleasure to announce the winning fairy from our Scottish Fairy Experience held in May 2018

 

We would like to thank everyone that took part over the 4 days, we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as us...  It was lovely to meet all of you and capture lots of gorgeous images for you to treasure for a lifetime

 

 

Congratulations to our gorgeous winning fairies

 

Winner May 2018

 

What our judges said?

"This image is truly magical and captures the essence of the fairy experience perfectly. The colours, pose and their relaxed expressions just draws you into the image and tells such a wonderful story. Simply gorgeous and timeless which i would love to have displaying in my home."

 

Our winner will receive a stunning frame worth £300, of her winning image to proudly display in her home. 

 

We look forward to running the Fairy Experience again in Oct 2018 when we will invite more gorgeous fairies and elves into the studio to enjoy this magical experience. Slots are available to book now - we are not sure if this will be our LAST ever event so slots are going very quickly - book your slot now to avoid disappointment.. For more details and to book your slot click here


 

Thanks
 


 

Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) competition fairy photography falkirk scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/5/the-fairy-experience-may18-winner Fri, 25 May 2018 21:24:47 GMT
Introducing our Gorgeous Fine Art Child Photography Sessions. https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/4/fine-art-child-photography fine art children We are loving these gorgeous fine art style Children's Portraits we have been creating at J'Adore Photography. We love how timeless these images are and they are something that you can proudly hang in your home for years to come. These images are all about capturing the essence of the real child, no fake smiles but genuine connection. Its all about the eyes, engaging with the eyes, getting the connection to the person and into their soul. We are more than happy for siblings, parents and families to be posed together during the session. We love getting close intimate images of you as a family that can be treasure forever and handed down through generations. 

 

We love these styled images and would love to welcome you and your little ones into the studio to capture some images of your little ones. Interested in coming into to studio for one of these sessions then please get in touch with us to check for availability and more information. 

 

Thanks

 

Nic x

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) child falkirk fineart photographer photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/4/fine-art-child-photography Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:47:17 GMT
Ethan turns One - 1st Birthday Photoshoot - Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/ethan-turns-one---1st-birthday-photoshoot---falkirk-scotland It's hard to believe that this was my first time photographing the very photogenic baby Ethan. Ethan came to me to celebrate turning one and get some gorgeous images for his Mummy to remember this special milestone.


I honestly cannot put into words just how much I enjoyed photographing this young man. Ethan is now a whole 12-months old - they grow far too quickly... Mummy says it feels like it was only yesterday that she was bringing him home from the hospital!

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He came along to his photography session at our studio in Falkirk, Scotland with his Mummy and Gran. They had been worried that he would be strange and not cooperate for his photo-shoot.. Ethan quickly proved them wrong when he became my friend and posed for lots of amazing images, giving mummy a very large selection of different images to remember this special time.

Here is a small selection of my favourite images from his session with us at J'Adore Photography. We love capturing all the special memories of your little ones growing up.... Time goes far too quickly and they grow far too fast - treasure every moment... 

 

Thanks for reading

 

Love

Nic xx

P.S. Want to learn more about my First Birthday Sessions or our Cake Smash and Splash sessions then please get in touch for more information.

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) falkirk firstbirthday photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/ethan-turns-one---1st-birthday-photoshoot---falkirk-scotland Fri, 30 Mar 2018 14:58:28 GMT
Kia is a new big sister to Baby Daniel - Share their newborn photography session https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/kia-is-a-new-big-sister-to-baby-daniel---share-their-newborn-photography-session Welcome back, my oh-so-wonderful blog readers!

 

Today I'd like you to meet some very special people: baby Daniel and his older sister Kia! Our newborn shoot was triumphantly successful and I am ecstatic about the images I was able to capture! We had such a lovely time during Daniel's Newborn Photography Session when they came to my photography studio in Falkirk, Scotland shortly after his arrival.  I am so glad they choose to book me for this session because I loved capturing lots of lovely images for them to treasure forever.

 

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Kia is so happy to have a younger brother, and she made that apparent at our shoot! She was so loving and helpful towards her new baby brother and was a great extra pair of hands during the session. She even wants to be a photographer when she is older so it was lovely to have someone so young interested in what I was doing...

 

One thing's for certain – baby Daniel will always have someone looking out for him!

 

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As you can see from the pictures below, these little ones were so good during the session, and already share such a connection. I can’t wait to see how they interact as they get older!

 

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Thanks for reading and sharing this photography experience with us.... There is some more images from this session below. 

 

See you Soon

 

Nic x

p.s this little truck was made by Daniel's super talented daddy Martin and he has gifted it to me for future sessions... 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) brother falkirk newborn photographer photography scotland sibling studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/kia-is-a-new-big-sister-to-baby-daniel---share-their-newborn-photography-session Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:49:07 GMT
Lucia's Newborn Photography Session at J'Adore Photography Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/lucia Introducing... Lucia Helena Nieto

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I'm still flying high from one of the most amazing newborn photography sessions I've had in a while.  The adorable little lady in front of the lens, is the daughter of my good friends Jaime and Lisa. Mummy had booked her newborn photography session when she was still expecting, to ensure that we could fit in her new arrival when she decided to come into the world. She then contacted me when Lucia had arrived to arrange an exact day and time for the session. Lucia came into our photography studio in Falkirk, Scotland when she was only 10 days old, so still new enough to be posed to create these gorgeous newborn images. 

 

baby in hands

 

Baby Lucia was a little angel and slept peacefully through the majority of our session. I'm not gonna lie. When she showed up bright eyed and curious to our studio in Falkirk, I thought the session might have turned out a little tricky, but I was able to cuddle her and rock her to sleep resulting in us being able to get a full range of images for Mummy and Daddy. 

 

We have a full range of beautiful newborn props, backdrops, hats and headbands in the studio that we love to incorporate into your session. It was lovely to get a full range of different images for Mummy and Daddy, providing them with a good variety of different poses and props. 

 

Okay, no more talking (or would that be typing?). Check out little Lucia for yourself!

 

 

You may be seeing more of little Lucia in the very near future! I'm lucky enough to photograph her every few months with my Babies 1st Year package.

 

If you are currently expecting or have recently had a newborn and want to arrange your own newborn photography session - to capture all these special memories and get some gorgeous images to treasure for a lifetime then please get in touch

 

Thanks for reading

 

Love

 

Nic xxx

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The Pre-Session Warm Up https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/3/the-pre-session-warm-up The Importance of Photographer - Child Interaction - Time to Warm up Before the Session

I just wanted to take a minute to talk about the importance of the pre-session warm up. What is this, you might ask?

This is the photographer-child interaction time that occurs before we begin the session. I always suggest that you show up a little bit early, 

maybe 5 minutes,to your session so we have this time to get to know each other. Especially with young children, it’s going to be a little bit 

scary interacting with someone they’ve never met before. We want to ensure we can really show off your child’s personality, so we want him 

or her to be comfortable with us and with the environment

 

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If we were to just throw them into the middle of the session and there’s this stranger with a camera jumping around trying to get them to look

and smile, your child is going to tense up and there may even be confusion. We really just want everything to run smoothly.

 

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If you can arrive early, this will give me time to introduce myself to your child, and to try to get a vibe on how the session will go. Some children 

warm up right away, while others need the entire warm up time to start to feel comfortable and come out of their shells. And that’s okay that’s OK

 

 

After I introduce myself, I will try to get to know your child. I’ll ask them him questions about what they he likes, what they he don’t like, sing songs, 

maybe play a game, etc. Just to break the ice a little, so by the time the session starts, they your child is are happy and more familiar with me. 

Making sure you’re there early enough to have this time is probably one of the most important tips I can give you for your child’s session.

 

 

Once we’ve done a session and your child realizes that I’m not scary and we have fun together, the next session shouldn’t need much warm up 

time at all, if any. But for the very first session together, it is a must.

 

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Thanks

 

Nicole

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The SWPP annual photography convention - Jan 2018 https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/the-swpp-annual-photography-convention---jan-2018 In January I was delighted to be at The Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) annual convention in London at the Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road, London, W2 1JU. 

 

I have had my own photography business in Falkirk, Scotland for nearly 8 years now and I love keeping my skills up to date with regular training and development. This was my sixth time at the annual convention and it was such a wonderful event. I was delighted to be asked to be part of the print handling team during the judging process of the 20x16 print competition. This is a worldwide competition so there was a vast number of prints in each and every category. It was lovely to see all these stunning images and watch all the different judges opinions on the images displayed. Here is me with my wonderful print handling team (love you Belinda and John) - excuse the lovely blue polo.. ;-) 

The event also gave me the opportunity to see some amazing inspirational photographers from all over the world speaking about their photography, their passion and sharing their knowledge. Photography can be a lonely job, when I am not shooting I spend hours editing on my own, with little company. This event allows me to meet with other like minded photographers and chat about photography, business and everything else. I have made many friends over the years attending this convention and it is lovely to catch up with each and every one of them. 

The convention also has a very large tradeshow,  this allowed me to meet up with all my current and potential new suppliers, researching new products to bring you the very best products that I can. I love feeling all the products so that I can check their quality and make sure it is something that I know you will love and want to have hanging in your home. I have found some gorgeous lovely items that I cant wait to be offering to you all. 

The event finishes with a large awards night, which is such a great end to the event. I love getting all dressed up, seeing all the fantastic photography and seeing lots of my friend scoop up awards... None for me (one day..... and I have promised myself to enter more this year).

 

I love this large group photograph, which is captured every year by my amazing friend Christina Lauder (who had a very successful awards night) - Hope you can spot me!!

Thanks for reading

 

Love

Nic xxx

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) awards jadore photography swpp https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2018/1/the-swpp-annual-photography-convention---jan-2018 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:58:57 GMT
Those essential items for your labour ward hospital bag https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/those-essential-items-for-your-labour-ward-hospital-bag Now the time has come and your due date is edging closer and closer and its time to pack your hospital bag -  what should you pack, what are the essentials? It can be such a daunting task and its so furstrating on where to start. Here is some checklists on the essential items you need to be packing - hope this helps.

 

What should I pack for labour?

  • Your birth plan and maternity notes.
  • Dressing gown. This can be useful when you are pacing corridors in the early stages of labour, hospitals can be very warm so try to pack a nice lightweight one.
  • Backless slip-on slippers, that are easy to get on and off.
  • Socks. Believe it or not, your feet can get cold during labour.
  • Old t shirt or nightie (one that you feel super comfortable in). It will probably get a bit messy, so don't buy anything specially to wear in hospital.
  • Massage oil or lotion if you would like to be massaged during your labour.
  • Snacks and drinks for you while you are in labour
  • Things to help you relax or pass the time, such as books, magazines, or a tablet computer.
  • Hairbands or a clip. If you have long hair, you may want it tied up.
  • A Tens Machine if you are planning on using one.
  • Bottle of water – choose one with a sports lid
  • Healthy, energy-boosting snacks – labour can be a long and tiring business


What should my birth partner pack?

  • Water spray or a hand-held fan, to cool you down while you're in labour.
  • Comfortable shoes. They may be pacing the corridors!
  • A change of clothes. Your birth partner might not get the chance to have a shower for quite a while!
  • Bendy straws, to help you to have a drink during labour.
  • Swimwear, if they want to join you in a birth pool.
  • Mobile phone and charger. If their mobile has a stopwatch/timer function, they can use it to help time your contractions. Or if they have a smartphone, there are apps available that can do the job for them.
  • Digital camera or camera phone to take photos or a short film of the birth and early moments with your baby.
  • Snacks and drinks. You don't want a dehydrated, hungry birth partner looking after you. If they bring some snacks and drinks with them, they can stay with you, rather than leaving the room to search for food!
  • Magazines, newspaper, tablet and music – there’s often a lot of waiting
  • Change for car park/vending machine – in the rush, this is easy to forget
  • Contraction timing app – very handy indeed!

 


What shall I pack for after the birth?

  • A going-home outfit. You'll need loose comfortable clothes to wear while you're in hospital and for the journey home. It will take a while for your tummy to go down, so you'll probably still need your maternity clothes when you get home.
  • Handouts about how to get breastfeeding started, which you received at your antenatal classes. If you have a contact card for a breastfeeding counsellor or specialist, take that with you too.
  • Nursing bras. Bring two or three.
  • Breast pads.
  • Maternity pads. Bring a couple of packs. Old pant or disposable maternity knickers
  • Nightshirt or T-shirt. Front-opening shirts are useful in the early days of breastfeeding.
  • Toiletries. Decant these into smaller bottles, or buy travel versions, to save on space in the postnatal ward. You may sweat more after birth, so take a deodorant.
  • Towels, hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Old or cheap knickers, or disposable knickers. Don't bring your best ones as they will get messy.
  • Nipple creamworks wonders on sore nipples during breastfeeding
  • Eye mask and earplugs, to help you sleep on a brightly lit, noisy ward.
  • Mobile phone and charger – let close friends and family know the happy news
  • A comfy going home outfit – you’ll probably still look 5 to 6 months’ pregnant and you’ll want your clothes to be comfortable

 

 

What should I pack for my baby?

  • Two or three sleepsuits and vests.
  • Baby blanket. Although hospitals are very warm, your baby may need a blanket if it's chilly outside when you leave.
  • Nappies, cotton wool, nappy bags Your newborn will go through as many as 12 in a day.
  • Muslin squares, for mopping up any milk your baby brings up (possetting).
  • One pair of socks or booties.
  • Hat.
  • Scratch mittens if the sleepsuits don’t have these built in
  • One outfit for the trip home (all-in-one stretchy outfits are easiest).
  • Baby car seat. Some hospitals won't let you leave by car without one.
  • Jacket or snowsuit for winter babies (remove before placing your baby in a car seat)

 

 

Other bits and pieces

  • Lip balm – the air on hospital wards can feel very dry
  • Support pillow – hugely helpful for the first feed
  • Contact lenses or glasses – only if you need them!
  • Flannel or sponge – even a quick wash will help you feel fresher
  • Disposable bags – useful for taking home dirty clothes

 

Happy Packing 

If you haven't already been in touch and booked in your newborn photography session for when your little bundle arrives - please ensure you get in touch asap to secure your slot so that we can capture these special first memories. 

 

Love Nic xx

drop me a text with DUE DATE (your due date) to 07912966299 and i will check for availability

 

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The Power of Bribery https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/the-power-of-bribery

Why Bribery is OK During Your Child’s Photo Session

Well photo-shoot day has eventually came and I know it can be super stressful if you have little ones. Finding the right outfits and ensuring everyone is available on the same day and time, getting everyone all ready and prepared and at the studio on time. However, once these tasks have all been nailed and you arrive at the studio and you have prepared everything perfectly – the worst happens – Your child won't cooperate….. Even after you have coached them for weeks to get them prepared and ready for the session.

 

I am here today to save you from this nightmare and help prevent this from happening with the power of bribery. I know some people frown upon this, however, they properly haven’t tried to get a two, four and six year old to follow their command and sit nicely together facing the same direction and smiling. Its no easy task, as a photographer, I’m going to give you the green light and tell you its ok to bribe your kids for the sake of good photos. And I will let you into a little secret – that the majority of our clients use some form of bribery to get the best results.

 

We have a very limited amount of time to get all the photos that you need, and I don’t want you to be stressed because little Tommy is having a meltdown or is hiding behind his hands for the entire session, sticking his tongue out or making a silly face. So, I welcome bribery with open arms.

 

Every child is different when it comes to bribery, They all have different personalities and like different things. Some children are motivated by sweeties, others pennies – you just need to find out what works best for your child.

 

Here is some suggestions that people we have noticed clients using and they have worked.

 

· Sweeties, Ice Cream or Fruit Snacks

· Dinner at their favourite restaurant after the session

· Later bedtime

· That awesome toy they have been drooling over

· Extra TV time

· A sleepover with a friend

· Pennies

· Extended playtime

· They don’t have to eat their Veggies at dinnertime

· Give them back a privilege that has been taken away the last time they were naughty

 

While these aren’t the only options we thought we would give you a starting point to brainstorm your own ideas that will help your child specifically to cooperate.

 

Thanks Nic xx

 

P.S the children in these images haven't necessarily been bribed these are just a few of my favourite child images 

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) falkirk photography studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/10/the-power-of-bribery Thu, 05 Oct 2017 19:48:47 GMT
Expecting?? YogaBellies - comes to Falkirk - Spaces Limited https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/7/expecting-yogabellies--comes-to-falkirk

Yogabellies Expecting mums are turning to ancient yogic breathing and relaxation techniques to help birth painlessly and without drugs. YogaBellies, focuses on classes for mum and baby during the perinatal period. YogaBellies are now bringing these techniques to the modern mother to help her enjoy pregnancy and yes, even birth! We are super pleased to see these classes coming to Falkirk...

 

These are beautiful classes for women during the prenatal period. We use proven holistic therapies, practices and yogic techniques to guide you through the amazing journey that is pregnancy and birth. Our prenatal sessions incorporate traditional yoga asanas, self hypnosis and deep relaxation, soothing comfort techniques for birthing and unique yogabellies toouch therapies for mum and baby. These classes are open to all women and 86% of our students have never set foot in a yoga class before. We have a whole host of studio and water based therapies that have been custom made for preganant mummies.

 

What kind of results are mums getting from attending YogaBellies classes?

• 65% of mums used no drugs whatsoever and cited breathing and relaxation techniques used in class, often along with other non-invasive comfort aids such as TENS machines and gas and air as their main choice of pain relief during labour and birth. YogaBellies mums were keen to try for natural birth where possible and felt informed and confident going forward.
• 62% of our mums were in labour for less than 12 hours (UK average 14 hours for a first time mum.) Relaxation has proven to decrease stress and the release of cortisol during labour, allows the muscles of the cervix to relax and speeds up labour as a result.
• Only 10% of YogaBellies mums had an epidural compared to a national average of 25%, with only 13% of YB mums using drugs at all during labour. The rest cited breathing techniques learned in class, water, self hyposis, Tens and gas and air as methods used.
• The c-section rate for mums attending YB classes was 17% compared to 25.4% national average (NHS Information Centre for 2011) and 26.6% average for Scotland.

 

Where are these classes?

The lovely Vicki has now brought these classes to Falkirk -

Launching 5th July 2017!
Class will be held at the Stenhousemuir Sports Centre.
Times – 18.30 – 19.45 and 20.00 – 21.15

 

About Vicki

Hi! My name is Vicki and I will be very shortly launching YogaBellies for Pregnancy in Falkirk. So Exciting! I live in Dunblane with my fabulous husband Grant and my beautiful daughter Aria who is two years old. Oh, I also have my little dog Bella!

I love, love, love yoga and also love spending time with my family and friends, who are all very important to me. Enjoy going walks, dancing in the living room with Aria and watching box sets with Grant. My favourite right now is The Walking Dead and Designated Survivor. Love Keifer Sutherland!

Yoga is an absolute passion of mine, something that I want to share and I cannot wait to get going and meet all you lovely ladies. Speak to you soon! Xx

 

We would love for you to get in touch with Vicki and pop along to her class - please tell her we sent you....

 

Thanks

 

Nic xxx

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Incorporating Pets into Your Photos https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/incorporating-pets-into-your-photos 4 Items to Bring to Help Incorporate your Pet(s) in your Family Photos

 

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If you are planning on bringing a pet to your session, we are more than happy to have you do that. We love furry friends and are 

always pleased to add them into our sessions! Here are some things you should remember to bring to ensure everything goes smoothly:

 

1. A lead. This will help you keep your pet near to you and where you want him or her for photos. (They aren’t just for dogs, you

 know.)  Be sure to bring a thinner leash, as they are easier to hide or edit out if necessary.

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2. A friend. Having someone come with you specifically to take care of your pet is ideal. This will help so that your pet is not

 running around all over the place or alone in the car, should you wish to take some photos without Fido. 

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3. Treats. Treats are great bribery for your animal. It will help keep your pet still and focused on the camera.

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4. A favourite toy. The noisier the better. This is also a great tool to help keep your pet’s attention on me. We can also use it for a 

fun game and get some fun interaction shots.

Looking forward to capturing some lovely images of your furry baby

 

Love Nicole  xx

 

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The Fairy Experience At J'Adore Photography - May 2018 Winner https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/the-fairy-experience-april-2017-winner  

Well our judges have been super busy voting and they have now decided on a winner. Without further delay it gives me great pleasure to announce the winning fairy from our Scottish Fairy Experience held in May 2018

 

We would like to thank everyone that took part over the 4 days, we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as us...  It was lovely to meet all of you and capture lots of gorgeous images for you to treasure for a lifetime

 

 

Congratulations to our gorgeous winning fairies

 

Winner May 2018

 

What our judges said?

"This image is truly magical and captures the essence of the fairy experience perfectly. The colours, pose and their relaxed expressions just draws you into the image and tells such a wonderful story. Simply gorgeous and timeless which i would love to have displaying in my home."

 

Our winner will receive a stunning frame worth £300, of her winning image to proudly display in her home. 

 

We look forward to running the Fairy Experience again in July 2018 when we will invite more gorgeous fairies and elves into the studio to enjoy this magical experience. Slots are available to book now and are going quickly - book your slot now to avoid disappointment.. For more details and to book your slot click here


 

Thanks
 


 

Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) competition fairy photography falkirk scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/6/the-fairy-experience-april-2017-winner Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:31:57 GMT
9 tips for preparing your child for their session https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/9-tips-for-preparing-your-child-for-their-session

Tips for Preparing for Your Child’s Session

child photography

 

Your session is right around the corner, are you ready? We have prepared a checklist of things for you to remember in order to help make sure your little ones is prepared for their big photo day..

 

1. Don’t forget to feed your child before the session. Also, pack snacks just in case hunger strikes again while we’re shooting.

 

2. Bring more than one outfit. Make sure you always have backup clothes just in case. And we suggest that you don’t change 

your child into their session clothing until after you have fed them. Also, be very careful with drinks, as well – only clear liquids in a safe cup. 

 

3. Let your child help when picking out their clothes for the session (unless they have a hideous sense of fashion.) By letting 

your child wear their favourite shirt or shoes, etc. this will help them feel more comfortable. If their choice of clothing is awful or 

doesn’t match, see if you can use that shirt as an undershirt or tell them him that they can put it on for a couple of shots at the 

end of the session. 

 

4. If you have a young child, try to schedule the session around their naptime so they she will be well -rested and happy for photos.

 

5. Have a bribery in place. Bring fruit snacks, candy, a toy, etc. and let them know that if they cooperates that they will get said bribery. 

Some parents have bribed their children by telling them if they are good, they can watch Netflix on Mummy or Daddy’s phone. Use 

whatever you think will work for your child to motivate them him to cooperate.

 

6. Bring along their favourite toy or blanket. This will help your child be comfortable in a new, unfamiliar surrounding. Just be 

prepared that this will probably become a prop in some of the photos, so bring something that is pleasing to the eyes or has 

sentimental value and you’d be okay with photos of it.

 

7. Talk to your child about the session and explain what’s going to happen. If your child is informed about the situation, 

it will be less scary for them when they come to the session. Tell them that they are going to meet a new friend who 

is going to take some pictures of them. Let them know that you’ll be there with them and that we are going to have lots 

of fun. We might change their clothes once or twice and ask them to sit a certain way. During the session, we can show 

them a couple of the photos so they she can put two and two together.

 

8. Bring Grandma (or someone else your child loves). Bringing along reinforcements is always a good plan. If grandma lives

 close by, or if your child’s favorite uncle has the day off of work, bring them him or her with you. You can use them this family 

member to help get your child to relax and laugh.

 

9. Wear sturdy shoes. It is a good idea to wear good, sturdy shoes to a session like this, as It’s hard challenging to chase a little one 

around in flip- flops or heels. During the session, I may ask you to grab them if they he keeps running out of the frame. My studio has a

large open space so children often like to explore..

 

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Looking forward to welcoming you all into the studio and capturing some gorgeous images to last a lifetime

 

See you Soon

 

Nicole

xx

 

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Sisterly Love - Lillie and Lexi - Newborn Photography with older Sibling https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/sisterly-love---newborn-photography-with-sibling

 

Welcome back, my oh-so-amazing blog readers!

 

Today I'd like you to meet some very special people - Lillie and her older sister, Lexi! Our shoot was amazingly successful and I am head-over-heels about the shots I was able to capture! 

 

Newborn and sister

 

Lexi is so happy to have a younger sister, and she made that apparent at our shoot! She was so loving, helpful and great at following my instructions, which resulted in some amazing images for Mummy and Daddy, who were desperate for images of them together.  One thing's for certain – baby Lillie will always have someone looking out for her

 

As you can see from the pictures below, these little ones were so good during the session, and already share such a connection. 

I can’t wait to see how they interact as they get older!

 

Newborn Girl and Sister

 

I love capturing all the special memories of your new arrival during my newborn sessions. Siblings are always welcome so we can get some gorgeous sibling images and family shots if you wish. 

 

If you are expecting and looking to get some professional images once your little one arrives -  I advise to book during their pregnancy, most people book after their 1st scan. That means I can reserve some time in my diary, an exact date is then confirmed once your baby has arrived !

 

I do prioritise for newborns, so I may be able to fit you in if you've just had your baby so please get in touch - they are only young once. Lillies mum hadn't booked her newborn session so I was so delighted I managed to fit her in... Although she was slightly older when she came for her session but she was a little angel and posed like a dream..

 

 

newborn girl

 

Thanks for reading! 

 

See you again..

 

Love and Hugs 

 

Nic 

x  

 

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk baby newborn photography scotland sibling sisters https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/3/sisterly-love---newborn-photography-with-sibling Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:53:49 GMT
How to eliminate fake smiles during your photography session https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/how-to-eliminate-fake-smiles-during-your-photography-session How to Get RealGenuine Smiles From Your Kids

Kids are completely unpredictable. They can be so adorable and easy going and laughing uncontrollably one minute, and the next minute, 

turn that charm off completely. They will typically smile for you all day long until you put them in front of a camera, then they freeze up 

like a deer in headlights. We want to avoid the gritted teeth and bug-eyed forced smiles during our session. 

 

 

baby smiling

Here are some things you can do: 

 

1. Make a list of things that your child thinks are are funny and send it to us prior to the session. This way, we can be prepared and 

add these things into our bag of tricks. 

 

2. Also give us a list of icebreakers for your child –. Tell us the kinds of shows they watch, music they listen to, friends’ names, 

favorite story, etc. This will give us something to talk to them about, and will help them  to forget that they’re are in front of the camera.

 

3. Practice phrases at home to see which ones will evoke the best smiles from your child. (Please, oh please, avoid “Say cheese!” unless 

that really works for you child.) 

 

4. Try out a couple of jokes with them. During the session, we can ask them to tell us a joke and this will typically loosen them up as they 

tell it to us.

 

5. If there is a song that your child loves, load it up to your phone and bring it along with you, or be prepared to sing it for them during the 

session.

 

6. Bring along a bribe (such as a toy, a trip to the zoo, etc.) try and show it to them, or remind them of it, during the session.

 

We look forward to meeting you at your session and capturing some gorgeous images to last a lifetime

 

smiling girl

See you Soon

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) child photography studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2017/1/how-to-eliminate-fake-smiles-during-your-photography-session Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:10:07 GMT
What is the best age for newborn images https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/best-age-for-newborn-images

newborn photography by J'Adore Photography - Falkirk, Scotlandnewborn baby photography

When should you book your Newborn Session? 

As a experienced newborn photographer I always get asked, when should I book my newborn session? What age is best for the newborn session to take place? I always recommend that the best time to book your session is as soon as possible after you have had your dating scan (12 weeks). We are highly experienced newborn photography specialists, and are in extremely high demand, so often get filled up really quickly. We only take a certain amount of due dates a week so we can be flexible when your little one arrives and schedule a newborn session within the early days. However if you have just found us and your little one is already arrived then please get in touch to see if we can schedule you in. 

What is the perfect age for a newborn session?

I have been photographing newborns for many years and have found the best age to carry out your session is between 5 and 8 days old. Your baby will still be very sleepy, their feeding already established, their muscle tone is not established so they are still bendy and curly, their skin will be beautiful and clear with no milk spots yet. Also during this period Daddy should still be on paternity leave so can attend the session and we can get some lovely family images of you altogether - if your feeling up to it.


Obviously a 3 day window is not hugely achievable so in reality we recommend under 2 weeks as the perfect time for your session. I do tend to try and avoid under 5 days particularly if baby is breastfed as your little bundle will likely be still feeding lots to establish their eating pattern. I also tend to avoid days 12 to 14 as babies often have a wee growth spurt around then which means lots of feeding again!

 

Generally I will happily take newborn photos up to around 4 weeks. The older they get the less sleepy they are but up to 4 weeks we can still get lots of lovely sleepy images, sometimes though it will just take a little bit longer.

 

So to finish up the simple answer to the questions are book your due date in as soon as you can after the 12 week scan and within a day or two of baby arriving get in touch and we schedule the session for when baby is under 2 weeks.

I hope that helps!

Nicole x

ps if you want to book or just want more info please get in touch

 
 
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) baby expecting Falkirk newborn photographer photography pregnant scotland studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/11/best-age-for-newborn-images Mon, 07 Nov 2016 11:51:48 GMT
The Fairy Experience October 2016 Winner https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/the-fairy-experience-october-2016-winner  

Well our judges have been super busy voting and they have now decided on a winner. Without further delay it gives me great pleasure to announce the winning fairy from our Scottish Fairy Experience held in October

 

 

We would like to thank everyone that took part over the 4 days, we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as us...  It was lovely to meet all of you and capture lots of gorgeous images for you to treasure for a lifetime

 

 

Congratulations to our gorgeous winning fairy

The Fairy Experience October 2016 Winner

 

What our judges said?

"This image is truly magical and captures the essence of the fairy experience perfectly. The warm colours, together with the little fairy's gaze just draws you into the enchanted pond as if you were there yourself, just beautiful"

 

 

Our winner will receive a stunning 24" inch box frame, worth £300, of her winning image to proudly display in her home. 

 

We look forward to running the Fairy Experience again in April 2017 when we will invite more gorgeous fairies and elves into the studio to enjoy this magical experience. Slots are available to book now and are going quickly - book your slot now to avoid disappointment.. For more details and to book your slot click here


 

Thanks
 


 

Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk fairy photography scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/10/the-fairy-experience-october-2016-winner Sun, 30 Oct 2016 08:24:33 GMT
What to Expect When I’m Expecting You https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/what-to-expect-when-i-m-expecting-you newborn image

The diary of a newborn and baby photographer is a complicated place! Nobody told your baby that they are expected to turn up for their portrait session and while some can’t wait to get here, some are fashionably late. This makes my diary a wonderfully fluid place!

 

When you first book your session you will be required to pay the booking fee (ONLY £20) to reserve your place in my diary. I take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I can ensure I can fit everybody in and work around midwife and health visitor appointments once baby is here. Once your baby arrives and you have settled back in at home just give me a call/email me/message me and we can then confirm the best date and time for your session.


Your portrait session will take place in my comfortable purpose designed photography studio in Falkirk, Stirlingshire. Newborn studios are not like traditional photography studios - they are designed to be warm and comfortable. I want you and your baby to feel relaxed and comfortable so you are able to feed on demand and put your feet up and relax (some new Mummies and Daddies even have a little snooze)


So that I can capture your baby perfectly while they are still so brand new, for most of the session your baby will be in their birthday suit. Newborn clothes never fit correctly so we don’t get to see all those beautiful details that say ‘hey I’m brand new!’ However, one of the downsides of this, is your baby is guaranteed to poop and/or pee on props, blankets, perhaps even me or you! This is just par for the course, something I’m used to dealing with on a daily basis and something I allow for. All of my blankets and props are washed after each session and I have plenty of cloths and towels to hand. You might want to pop a change of clothes for yourself into your changing bag, just incase the worse happens.

Your newborn portrait session can take up to three hours and the reason for this is your newborn will need feeding, cuddles and cleaning throughout the session which is baby led rather than photographer led!

 

I hope this article answers the many common questions but if you would like to book or discuss a session please contact me

 

I look forward to welcoming your little one into the studio and capturing some gorgeous images to last a lifetime

 

Thanks

 

Nic xx

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) baby newborn photography studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/8/what-to-expect-when-i-m-expecting-you Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:49:11 GMT
The Fairy Experience April 2016 Winner https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/the-fairy-experience-APRIL2016-winner Well our judges have been busy voting and they have now decided on a winner. Without further delay it gives me great pleasure to announce the winning fairy from our Scottish Fairy Experience held in April/ May. 

 

We would like to thank everyone that took part over the 4 days, we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as us...  It was lovely to meet all of you and capture lots of gorgeous images for you to treasure for a lifetime

 

 

Congratulations to Valentina - our gorgeous winning fairy

Fairy WinnerFairy Experience Scotland

 

What our judges said?

"Gorgeous eyes and a look of wonder on her face which tells a story. We loved everything about this image from the lighting, styling,  pose and the little girls expression. Everything works together to create a beautiful timeless image of a gorgeous little fairy. Congratulations"

 

 

Valentina will receive a stunning 24" inch box frame, worth £300, of her winning image to proudly display in her home. 

 

We look forward to running the Fairy Experience again in October 2016 when we will invite more gorgeous fairies and elves into the studio to enjoy this magical experience. Slots are available to book now and are going quickly - book your slot now to avoid disappointment.. For more details and to book your slot click here


 

Thanks
 


 

Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk fairy photography scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2016/5/the-fairy-experience-APRIL2016-winner Sat, 14 May 2016 08:40:55 GMT
J'Adore Photography - 2015 - What an amazing year...... https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/12/jadore-photography---2015---what-an-amazing-year 2015 jadore photography

 

Thanks to each and everyone of you for an amazing year. We have had a great year capturing all your special memories and giving you some gorgeous images to treasure for a lifetime. We look forward to the coming years and capturing more memories for you all. All our work comes through recommendation, so i would like to personally thank each and everyone of you for all your help and support in spreading the J'Adore Love. 

 

Hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and have a great New year. 

 

Love and Hugs

 

Nicole 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/12/jadore-photography---2015---what-an-amazing-year Tue, 29 Dec 2015 22:36:23 GMT
The Fairy Experience 2015 November winner https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/11/the-fairy-experience-2015-november-winner Well our judges have been busy voting and they have now decided on a winner. Without further delay it gives me great pleasure to announce the winning fairy from our November Scottish Fairy Experience.  We would like to thank everyone that took part over the 4 days, we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as us...  It was lovely to meet all of you and capture lots of gorgeous images for you to treasure for a lifetime, whilst also raising money for Falkirk for Mums - who we love to support.......

 

 

Congratulations to Katie - our gorgeous winning fairy
 

The Fairy Experience - Nov 2015The Fairy Experience - Nov 2015 Winner - fairy experience sessions held at J'Adore Photography - Falkirk, Scotland

 

What our judges said?

"We loved the overall feel of this image due to its technical qualities of lighting, the styling, the pose, the girls expression and the relaxed feel to the image. Everything works together to create a beautiful timeless image of a gorgeous little fairy. Congratulations"

 

 

Katie will receive a stunning 24" inch box frame, worth £300, of her winning image to proudly display in her home. 

 

We look forward to running the Fairy Experience again in 2016 when we will invite more gorgeous fairies and elves into the studio to enjoy this magical experience. Slots are available to book now and are going quickly - book your slot now to avoid disappointment.. For more details and to book your slot click here


 

Thanks
 


 

Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk fairy photography scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/11/the-fairy-experience-2015-november-winner Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:04:34 GMT
Mike and Stacey's Wedding - 22nd August 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/9/mike-and-staceys-wedding---22nd-august-2015-edinburgh-scotland On the 22nd of August I photographed the wedding of Stacey and Mike at The Quay, Musselburgh, Edinburgh. It was such a wonderful day, where the couple were surrounded by their friends and family, celebrating their wedding and starting married life together. I began the day by covering the bridal preparations at Stacey and Mike's home where Stacey, her daughter (Amy) and their lovely bridesmaids were getting ready for the big day

 

bridal preparations Musselburgh Harbor wedding

Their wedding was the first time I have photographed at The Quay and it was a stunning location, with amazing backdrops to create gorgeous images for them to treasure forever. 

Musselburgh Harbor wedding

I also managed to get some alone time with Mike, Stacey and Amy and during this time we went to Newhailes House, Historic Scotland. This was again such a stunning location, where we captured some gorgeous images of them all together. 

 

Scottish Wedding Photography

 

 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Stacey and Mike for choosing me as their wedding photographer, It was a truly magical day, I was glad to be there to capture all these special memories for you to treasure forever. 

Thanks

 

Nic x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Photography Quay Scotland The wedding https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/9/mike-and-staceys-wedding---22nd-august-2015-edinburgh-scotland Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:34:38 GMT
Alfie's Puppy Session https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/8/alfies-puppy-session

]]> jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) puppy portraits photography falkirk dog https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/8/alfies-puppy-session Sat, 08 Aug 2015 10:24:03 GMT Who says not to work with Children and Animals.. An amazing session at J'Adore Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/who-says-no-to-work-with-children-and-animals-an-amazing-session-at-jadore-photography How many times have you heard the term "never work with Animals and Children"?  That is never the case at J'Adore Photography, children and your furry babies are always welcome in the studio, we love working to get some gorgeous images for you to treasure forever. 

Recently we had a newborn session with the gorgeous Isla, Isla came to her session with her big sister Murran, who is still a toddler and also the family dog, Molly. It was lovely to get some gorgeous baby photos of Isla but also some images with all three of them together for Mummy and Daddy. 

As a dog owner myself I know how important pets are to the family and I feel where possible they should be included within your family portraits. 

 

 

If you are expecting and are looking to get some gorgeous images of your newborn when they arrive please get in touch ASAP to check for availability

 

Thanks

 

Nicole 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk baby dog newborn pet photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/who-says-no-to-work-with-children-and-animals-an-amazing-session-at-jadore-photography Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:36:34 GMT
Back to School Mini Photography Sessions, Falkirk, Stirling, https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/back-to-school-mini-photography-sessions-falkirk-stirling Back to School Photography

Well the Summer Holidays haven't even started yet but here at J'Adore Photography we are already planning our Back to School Mini Sessions. We know how important a time it is when your little one starts school or goes into the next year in their school journey. 

 

We are again doing our Back to School Mini Sessions, which use all our lovely props and backdrops and gets you a lovely variety of images to capture all the special memories of your little ones school journey. These sessions only run over set days and fill up really quickly so please get in touch ASAP to secure your session. 

 

You can contact us online, via facebook,  text on 07912966299 or via email at jadorephotography@live.co.uk

 

Thanks

 

Nic 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk School photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/back-to-school-mini-photography-sessions-falkirk-stirling Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:51:56 GMT
Dance Photography - Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/dance-photography---falkirk-scotland Recently I carried out a session with the super adorable Elliot. I have held of sharing this session until she had competed in her first dance competition (she came 3rd - :-) well done Elliot), as I didn't want to spoil the surprise of her amazing costume. Here is a selection of my favourite images from her session, What a gorgeous little girl with such a wonderful character.. 

 

I love photographing dancers and capturing their Elegance, Flexibility and Shape. Elliot was super excited during her session and we managed to capture lots of amazing images capturing these special moments (I won't share what Mummy had to say to Elliot to get some natural smiles ;-) ).

 

 

During the session I also captured some images with Elliot in a recent special wedding outfit and also some images of her playing dress up with her Gran's shoes. Little girls grow up so quickly and it is wonderful to capture them at this special time in their lives as it helps to treasure these memories forever. As a mum to a teenage daughter I know how quickly they mature and grow up so don't let these special times fade and get some professional portraits to treasure forever. 

 

Looking to get some gorgeous dance portraits then get in touch to check for availability for our dance photography sessions.

Contact us on 01324 630584 or email us at jadorephotography@live.co.uk

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) dance photography scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/dance-photography---falkirk-scotland Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:58:44 GMT
Father's Day Photography Mini Sessions June 2015 - Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/fathers-day-photography-mini-sessions-june-2015---falkirk-scotland

When did you last have a professional Portrait taken of you and your Dad? I know mine was as long ago as my wedding and it is something on my wish list to do soon.

 

Memories are so precious and it is lovely to capture these memories to last lifetimes and be passed through the generations.

 

Give the Gift of Photography.. We have a fantastic Father's Day offer during 20-22nd June ONLY when you can come into the fabulous studio in Falkirk, Scotland and have a mini session with your dad for only £20 - (which includes a mounted 10" image)

 

Limited availability so please contact us ASAP to secure your slot..

p.s - family images can also be taken during your mini session.

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk Fathers Day photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/fathers-day-photography-mini-sessions-june-2015---falkirk-scotland Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:10:01 GMT
J'Adore Photography - Our NEW Gorgeous Digital and Print Collection https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/jadore-photography---our-new-gorgeous-digital-and-print-collection Digital and Print Collection

 

Have you seen our gorgeous digital and print collection? This is the perfect way to present and store the images from your session and treasure your memories to last a lifetime. 

 

We love this collection because not only does it give you the digital files with a licence to print but you also get 10 beautiful professionally printed images for you to display in your home, a gorgeous presentation box - all enclosed within a lovely gift bag. 

 

How Gorgeous is this?

 

Nic 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk photographer photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/jadore-photography---our-new-gorgeous-digital-and-print-collection Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:43:52 GMT
The Fairy Experience 2015 winners https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/the-fairy-experience-2015-winners Well our judges have now decided and it gives me great pleasure to announce the two winning fairies from this year's Scottish Fairy Experience.  We would like to thank everyone that took part over the 4 days, we hope you and your children enjoyed it as much as us...  It was lovely to raise money for Falkirk for Mums - which is a local charity close to our hearts, who we love to support.......
 

Congratulations to these gorgeous fairies
 

 

 

 

 

 

Both families will receive a stunning 24" inch box frame, worth £300 each, of their winning images to proudly display in their homes. 
 

 

We look forward to running the Fairy Experience again around Sep/Oct time when we will invite more gorgeous fairies and elves into the studio to enjoy this magical experience. Please make sure you like our facebook page to be kept up to date with our special events/promotions.
 


 

Thanks
 


 

Nicole x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk fairy photography scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/the-fairy-experience-2015-winners Mon, 18 May 2015 19:42:14 GMT
A little bit about me... Nicole Whyte - Photographer - Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/a-little-bit-about-me-nicole-whyte---photographer---falkirk-scotland

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/a-little-bit-about-me-nicole-whyte---photographer---falkirk-scotland Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:06:06 GMT
J'Adore Photography - Teen/ Senior Photography Sessions.. Falkirk, Edinburgh, Glasgow https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/jadore-photography---teen/-senior-photography-sessions-falkirk-edinburgh-glasgow  

Graduating from High School is the first major milestone in the lives of our children, these special moments should be captured so these memories can be treasured forever.. 

 

Nicole is a Multi Award winning photographer who would love to welcome you into her professional studio in Falkirk while she creates some amazing images of your teenagers, providing you with a great photography experience and more importantly gorgeous images to last a lifetime

 

J'Adore Photography Teen Sessions

 

Please get in touch ASAP if you want a teen session booked in as session fill up quickly...

 

Thanks

Nic
 
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk Teen photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/3/jadore-photography---teen/-senior-photography-sessions-falkirk-edinburgh-glasgow Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:07:46 GMT
Welcoming Back - The Fairy Experience at J'Adore Photography, Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/2/welcoming-back---the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography-falkirk-scotland  

 

 

Between 1st-4th May 2015, we are delighted to be having the studio transformed into a magical fairy garden again and welcoming lots of little Fairies and Elves into the magical world of make believe. During this time we will transform lots of little ones into Fairies and Elves and capture lots of gorgeous images that you can treasure for generations to come.

 

 

Who can take Part?

We offer fairy experience sessions for girls age 0-14 and boys aged 0-6. We provide all costumes and props so you just need to worry about bringing your child to the studio and enjoying the experience. We would advise when booking your session you avoid nap and snack times so we can get the best possible images for you.

 

Siblings can have a joint fairy/elf session allowing you to get gorgeous images of them all together and individually.

 

 

 

How Much Does It Cost?

These "official" Fairy Experience sessions costs only £20, this is then refundable off any products you choose to purchase when you view your images after your session

 

The event is hosted to raise money for Falkirk for Mums and we are grateful for the support given by the wonderful Ria. We are overwhelmed by the support she gives local families and all the local discounts she secures Falkirk mums. If you don't already have a discount band we have these available for a donation of £1 to Falkirk for Mums.  

 

We would be most grateful for your support but would like to take this opportunity to highlight that there is no obligation to purchase anything. We would like to think our portraits sell themselves and there will be no hard selling techniques. We do offer a range of beautiful finished professional products, with packages starting from only £49, so we do have something for every budget.

 

 

 

The Competition

And that's not everything, you also select your favourite fairy/elf picture and this is then entered into our competition where our judges select their favourite image. There will be 2 winners who will both win a 24" box frame each (worth £500)

 

 

How can I book?

We do need to advise that these sessions sold out very quickly last year so please dont hesitate to secure your slot, Please call us on 01324 630584/ 07912966299 or you can email jadorephotography@live.co.uk or facebook us as www.facebook.com/jadorephotos 

 

 

 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all...

Nic x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Experience Fairy Falkirk Photography photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/2/welcoming-back---the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography-falkirk-scotland Sun, 08 Feb 2015 13:52:37 GMT
Newborn Photography - Customer Feedback - Newborn Photography - Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/Imagenewborn-photography---customer-feedback---newborn-photography---falkirk-scotland  

 
 
I booked my newborn shoot when I was 38 weeks pregnant knowing I would be delivering the week later via c section but unfortunately I had to rearrange our appointment as my baby boy ended up in intensive care fighting for his life.
 
Sending the email to say he was sick made me so sad because I was in shock with it all and I had no idea how to word it in an email. Nicole was amazing very understanding and compassionate and told me to message any time once David was better.
 
Thankfully he spent 3 weeks in hospital and I managed to get another appointment for 3 days after his release. I was so nervous about it all because watching someone else hold my precious baby after what he had 
been through and the fact a few weeks earlier I was planning a funeral was tough and made me anxious but after about an hour I felt comfortable.
 
We were never rushed and even when David got unsettled Nicole was fab at settling him again. The pictures we got were fantastic and the service was outstanding.  A true professional and not someone who is just in the photography business just for the money.

Thank you for our memories.
 
Dawn Bell
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) newborn photography review https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/Imagenewborn-photography---customer-feedback---newborn-photography---falkirk-scotland Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:00:00 GMT
Some recent feedback from a recent bride - wedding photography - Falkirk https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/some-recent-feedback-from-a-recent-bride---wedding-photography---falkirk PrintPrint After viewing some of Nicole's award winning work we decided she would be perfect for our Hogmanay Wedding, her modern spin and fresh looking pictures were exactly what we were aiming for. I contacted Nicole and found her extremely easy to talk too and after we explained what we were looking for she recommended a package to suit all of our needs. I had a meeting with Nicole and found her extremely professional but in the same breath by the time she left she felt like a friend. 

Nicole and her Husband arrived at our venue early and set up with minimal fuss, they both stayed in the background snapping away, capturing the 'natural shots' we had asked for. When it came to the staged shots we all laughed so much and felt so relaxed with them there. 

I would highly recommend J'adore photography for their professionalism and ability to follow our initial instruction down to a fine art. Hats off to you Nicole! 

Joanna Miller

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk photography scotland wedding https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/some-recent-feedback-from-a-recent-bride---wedding-photography---falkirk Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:30:32 GMT
Newborn Photography - Customer Feedback - Newborn Photography - Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/newborn-photography---customer-feedback---newborn-photography---falkirk-scotland From my point of view I loved the experience from my first contact with yourself to the pictures hanging on my wall. Heavily pregnant and unable to spend a lot of time arranging a sessions found it unbelievably easy to contact and arrange a session with you remotely and felt very well guided and informed.

When it came to the actual session itself it was 8 days after I'd given birth and I was feel...ing very vulnerable and protective of my newborn daughter but felt completely comfortable and trusting when allowing you to take care of my daughter throughout the session.

I felt that you understood and recognised my anxiety and also felt very supported when needing to breastfeed my baby throughout the session (something that was brilliant during the first few days when we were still trying to get to grips with breastfeeding ourselves!).

The viewing appointment was personalised and at a very convenient time for us - and suffice to say I adore the final pictures that we have on our wall that have captured my young daughters cheeky personality perfectly from those first few precious days.

Thanks for the whole experience.

Debbi
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) newborn photography review https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/newborn-photography---customer-feedback---newborn-photography---falkirk-scotland Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:00:00 GMT
Customer review - Fairy Experience Session - Photography, Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/customer-review---fairy-experience-session---photography-falkirk-scotland  

I have used J'Adore photography on 3 occasions now and will continue to use in the future! Nicole is very professional with her work and makes you and the kids feel relaxed so you can enjoy your session without feeling rushed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Its clear she loves what she does and the final products are amazing! So many people have commented on my pictures and I wouldn't recommend anyone else!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Donna Simpson

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) feedback photography review https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/customer-review---fairy-experience-session---photography-falkirk-scotland Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Some lovely words from a bump to baby customer - Maternity and Newborn Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/some-lovely-words-from-a-bump-to-baby-customer---maternity-and-newborn-photography In 2014 I done a bump to baby photoshoot with Nicole! I was around 30 odd weeks so i was huge uncomfy and feeling a little nervous for the bump shoot!

Nicole reassured me she has some magic tips to make sure my bump looked perfect and she made me feel so comfy and at ease saying my bump looked great gave me the confidence to pose for the camera she had some fantastic ideas with wraps scarfs and ...floral hair pieces she also encouraged me to bring my 14 month old husky along as he been my baby before i became pregnant she was so good with him you can tell she loves animals and working with dogs isn't the easiest but she got him involved and captured some really classy images!

Then along came baby so was less than 2 weeks old and we went in to the studio perfect calm atmosphere and she just cuddled him and soothed him to capture some fantastic images for us we of course had a pee moment as baby boy with no nappy it was going to happen me being the new mother panicked but Nicole kept her cool and was like happens all the time some great props used and also encouraged us to bring our own!

Love looking at all her work she does with her clients! Would recommend her work to anyone!

Lynsay sherry x
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) maternity newborn photography review https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/some-lovely-words-from-a-bump-to-baby-customer---maternity-and-newborn-photography Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:00:00 GMT
Some recent feedback from a cake smash client - cake smash photography - Falkirk https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/some-recent-feedback-from-a-cake-smash-client---cake-smash-photography---falkirk PrintPrint Hi Nicole,

Where do I start...you were so good with my kids that my baby girl didn't want to leave & just kept cuddling you! My son keeps going on about our day at 'Coles getting our photos taken...this from the kid who won't ever stand in front of a camera!! The finished pics are amazing & absolutely worth every penny! We'll be back again no doubt!

Loved the cake smash (& extra little sibling) session, you're so professional yet you're so relaxed & at ease with the kids, even when they keep moving & wriggling about...you have the patience of a saint!

Well done, thank you & keep up the cracking job!!

Take care & thanks again,
Caroline xx

Caroline Forrest

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk cake smash photography scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/some-recent-feedback-from-a-cake-smash-client---cake-smash-photography---falkirk Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:56:15 GMT
J'Adore Photography - Sharing is Caring.. Professional Photography Giveaway Competition https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/jadore-photography---sharing-is-caring J'Adore Photography is all about photographing family memories and some of my favourite personal photographs include my close friends and family, that's why on our facebook page this week you can win your best friend their ideal photography session in our Falkirk Studio. Best of all you will win one for yourself too! Multiple entries are welcome if you have more than one friend who you think deserves the gift of photography.

Its super simple to enter! Click HERE

1. Make sure you are a fan of J'Adore Photography on facebook
2. Like the giveaway image
3. Tag your friend in a comment & tell me which session you think they’d love to win

4. Winner will be randomly selected on 12th Jan 15 and you and your friend you nominated will both win a session of your choice.

 

Choose from: Maternity, Newborn, Older Baby , Family, Cake Smash, Teen or Pet session

 

 

Best of all you can choose a 10" print from your session of your favourite image.

If you don’t win don’t worry! Random entrants will receive little surprises in their inbox.

Don’t forget if you need photographs of your baby, family or older children.. Contact us here to get in quick!

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2015/1/jadore-photography---sharing-is-caring Sun, 04 Jan 2015 10:32:13 GMT
J'Adore Photography Gift Vouchers - The ideal gift that lasts lifetimes https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/jadore-photography-gift-vouchers---the-ideal-gift-that-lasts-lifetimes These last few months I have had loads of people popping into the studio to purchase gift vouchers for Christmas presents. A gift voucher for a photography session makes the ideal present for someone because not only do they get to have an amazing experience in the studio getting some gorgeous images created but it also captures memories so they will last forever and be passed down through generations.

 

Our gift vouchers can be for any sessions, Maternity, Newborn, Child, Cake Smash, Pet or Family  - and start from £30. You can also add on extra credit onto your gift voucher so your loved one can select some of our gorgeous products. Gift vouchers can also be purchased for someone who has already had a session at the studio so they can select some images/ products from their session.

 

If you are looking for a photography gift voucher then please get in touch ASAP to arrange your purchase, You can collect from the studio or we can post to you if that's easier.

 

Thanks

 

 

Nic

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk gift vouchers photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/jadore-photography-gift-vouchers---the-ideal-gift-that-lasts-lifetimes Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:49:54 GMT
Bo'ness Halloween Family Fun Day https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/boness-halloween-family-fun-day Saturday was the Bo'ness Halloween Family Fun Day and it was a great success. Well done to all the local businesses who organised this event, to increase the footfall in the town centre. The event was completely free of charge and there was lots of activities including a Treasure hunt, Trick or treating, Halloween games, Prizes for best dressed, Spooktacular fun from children's theatre, Bo'ness and an amazing Performance by Street Bratz.

 

 

 

 

It was lovely to feel a great atmosphere within the town centre and seeing all the effort people made to dress up and also take part in all the activities. Loads of people participated in the treasure hunt, which resulted in groups of people walking in and around the local shops. 

 

 

Shopping local is really important in order to support local small businesses, To highlight the importance of this local shops boarded up the front of their shops to show how the high street would be effected if these businesses werent there. There are lots of fantastic shops offering lots of different services in Bo'ness. There is over 50 shops in the town centre and the treasure hunt helped highlight all these fantastic little shops on people doorsteps.. Unfortunately, if these shops aren't used, then you will lose them. Please help support small businesses by shopping local.

 

 

 

 

I had a great time at this event, capturing lots of photographs of the day to share with you all.

Thanks for inviting me

 

Nic 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) bo'ness halloween street photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/boness-halloween-family-fun-day Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:20:37 GMT
J'Adore Photography - Our Gorgeous Box Frames https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/jadore-photography---our-gorgeous-box-frames  
 
Our box framed prints offer a contemporary alternative to a traditional framed print. This product comes in a range of different sizes, so it has the flexibility of being displayed on it's own or in a collection with other images. The box framed print features a stunning satin finished image in a beautiful ash frame, which shows off an image perfectly. 
 
 
 
 
The print is produced using archival inks and printed on 200gsm paper then sealed with satin seal to give the print extra protection. The image is then hand mounted onto a solid board and mounted to the top edge of the frame giving a box effect.
 
 
These gorgeous box frames are available in black, brown and natural finish so they can compliment any room.
 
 
 
 
 
Prices start from only £125, If you are looking for a box frame of your favourite image then get in touch for availability and pricing. 
 
Thanks
 
Nic x
 
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) products https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/jadore-photography---our-gorgeous-box-frames Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:16:05 GMT
Absolutely Sweet - The supplier for our cake smash sessions - Bo'ness, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/absolutely-sweet---the-supplier-for-our-cake-smash-session

 

Just thought I would do a post about the local business who supplies our cake smash cakes. We have used Absolutely Sweet for all our cake requirements both for the business and for personal reasons since she opened. 

 

 

 

 

The shop is located at 62 South Street, Bo'ness, EH51 9HA and they can be contacted on 01506 825741. The shop is gorgeous and the amazing fresh baked smell hits you as soon as you walk through the door.. Be prepared that on visiting there is so much choice, with lots of irresistible goods that you will be spoiled for choice.

 

 

Absolutely Sweet bakes everything fresh, so you know you are getting the best possible quality at a fantastic price. They supply everything from cupcakes, scones, cheesecake, biscuits, traybakes, meringues and not forgetting the custom designed celebration cakes for all occasions including weddings, birthdays, christenings etc

 

 

 

We are delighted to use Absolutely Sweet for our cake smash requirements and would recommend you give them a visit or if you are having a fayre or event then get in touch as they would love to have a stall selling their lovely goods. 

 

 

 

Thanks

 

Nic 

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p.s dont forgot to like Absolutely Sweet on Facebook for offers and promotions

 

*images provided by Absolutely Sweet.. 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) cake https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/absolutely-sweet---the-supplier-for-our-cake-smash-session Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
Looking for something different?? Urban Kids Photography Sessions https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/looking-for-something-different-urban-kids-photography-sessions Looking for something different for your child's portrait session? Want a change from boring standard school headshots? Then look no further than our amazing urban kids photography sessions!!

 

 

 

 

We love welcoming children into our relaxed friendly studio environment, getting them at ease and capturing some gorgeous images for you to treasure forever. We have a range of different props and backdrops and welcome you to bring any props (footballs, scooters, bikes) etc with you and these can be incorporated into the images. 

 

Since our sessions take place in our large professional studio it becomes a fun experience for the children, being indoors means I have full control of the environment, I can make sure the lighting and settings are perfect and more importantly we don't have to contend with the great Scottish weather.

 

 

 

 

As children become older they don't want to sitting saying cheese and having boring posed images of them hung on the wall, so instead we make your child the star of the photograph, we make it fun and creative and create gorgeous unique images of your children that you will both be proud of and want hanging in the family home. 

 

 

 

The session is only £20 which include a 30 min slot in the studio and a 5" mounted image, additional images can then be purchased starting from only £15. 

 

Limited availability so please book your urban kids session now to secure your place. Please contact us to arrange a suitable date and time

 

Thanks for reading

 

Nic 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) child photography urban https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/looking-for-something-different-urban-kids-photography-sessions Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:17:14 GMT
J'Adore Photography hosts the biggest coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan... https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/jadore-photography-hosts-the-biggest-coffee-morning-to-raise-money-for-macmillan It's Macmillan's biggest fundraising event,  people across the UK hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. In 2013, 154,000 people signed up, raising a record £20 million. Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. And as treatments improve, more and more people are living with cancer in their daily lives. The money raised at the coffee morning will help make sure no one has to face cancer alone, from the moment they’re diagnosed, through treatment and beyond.  Every year I like to raise money for a cancer charity after losing my gran in 2010 to this horrible disease, and this year I decided to host a Macmillan coffee morning. 

 

Our Coffee Morning will be held at our photography studio in Falkirk on 4th October 2014 between 10-12, we will have lots of cakes, goodies and coffee available for you all with raffles and sweepstakes also taking place, it will be a fun filled morning for all the family. We are delighted that Absolutely Sweet, Bo'ness is going to be donating some scrummy cakes and treats for the event as I am not the best baker in the world.. Absolutely Sweet has a lovely shop in Bo'ness where you can purchase custom designed birthday cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, chessecakes and a whole host of other yummy home baking. I would recommend you all pop down for a visit

 

We would like to invite you all to our coffee morning to help us raise money for this worthwhile cause, If you have any home baking or raffle prizes you would like to donate to help us raise funds these will be greatly appreciated

 

We have some great raffle prizes so far from The Milk Barn, Glitter it by Laura, Midasina Massage Centre, Barista Coffee House, The Armadale Cheesecake Experience

If you cant make it there is still a way to donate... Any donations appreciated..

 

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Thanks

 

Nic 

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ps if you are attending please let us now on our fb event so we can have a rough idea of the numbers we need to cater for 

 

J'Adore Photography by Nicole Whyte

12 Burnbank Road, Falkirk, FK2 7PE

www.facebook.com/jadorephotos 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) charity fundraising https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/jadore-photography-hosts-the-biggest-coffee-morning-to-raise-money-for-macmillan Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:00:00 GMT
Back to School Photography Sessions - Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/back-to-school-photography-sessions Well that's the summer holidays over and all our boys and girls will be back at school. I have had lots of people contacting me regarding back to school sessions and capturing gorgeous images of your little ones starting school or returning to school. Starting school is such a special time in your little ones life and why not have some professional images taken that will last a lifetime

 


 

Mention this blog post and you can book a back to school mini session for only £20 (before 30th September 2014). This includes a 30 min session, online gallery and a facebook image to share with your friends. 

 

Limited availability so please get in touch ASAP to check for availability and to book your session.

 

Thanks

 

Nic 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) school photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/back-to-school-photography-sessions Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT
Shae's 6 Month Session - My 1st Year Photography Package - Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/shaes-6-month-session---my-1st-year-photography-package---falkirk-scotland Shae came to visit me for his 6 month session recently and it was lovely to have him back in the studio. Shae's Mummy had booked the "My 1st Year Package" when he was a baby so I have already managed to capture some gorgeous baby images of him and now he is 6 months and sitting up it was time for the next session in his My 1st Year package. 

 

 

He was a pleasure to photograph and was so happy and smiley that we managed to get lots of different set ups - allowing Mummy and Daddy to have a wide selection of different images to help them treasure this important milestone. 

 

 

 

Our My 1st year package is very popular as it provides a record of your babies 1st year and all the important milestones along the way - here is some further details of this package.

 

Sitter Session - around 6/7 months - ONLY £60

Session lasts up to an hour in our professional photography studio in Falkirk, This includes full use of all our outfits, set up and props and can also include family & Sibling images. 

 

After your session you will be invited back for a personalised ordering appointment, where you will view your finished newborn art and choose what images and products you want to purchase. We do have a full range of products for all tastes and budgets starting from only £50, wall products from £100, digitals from £150, albums from £300 and special collections from £350.

 

Looking to get some gorgeous images of your 6 month old baby then get in touch ASAP to check for availability and to book your session.

 

Thanks for reading 

 

Nicole 

 

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p.s have you liked us on facebook - if not please give us a like - www.facebook.com/jadorephotos 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) 6 month session my 1st year https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/shaes-6-month-session---my-1st-year-photography-package---falkirk-scotland Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:36:46 GMT
Charley's Newborn Session - Baby Photography, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/charleys-newborn-session---baby-photography-falkirk-stirlingshire-scotland This is gorgeous Charley who came to visit me for her newborn session in August, she was only a tiny 7lb and 3.5 oz when she was born and was the perfect little angel. Mummy and Daddy had been given a newborn gift voucher as a present from Auntie Coral.

 

 

Mummy contacted me early on and we were able to schedule her newborn session in quickly to allow us to get the best possible images from the session. Newborn sessions are best carried out within the first 10 days if possible so that your baby is still sleepy, relaxed and able to be posed into all the cute newborn poses

 

 

 

Charley came to visit me in the studio when she was 12 days old, she was still very sleepy and was one of the best babies ever, so we got a great variety of images from her session. I carry out my newborn sessions from my studio in Falkirk. Operating from this professional space allows me to have all my props, equipment etc to hand, allowing me to get the best images possible from your session. Visiting me at the studio also allows you to get out of the house and have an adventure packing up all the bits and pieces you need and escaping visitors for a while. Lots of new mummies and daddies have mentioned how lovely it is to get out of the house and escape all the hustle and bustle a new baby brings and relax for a while I settle your baby and get some gorgeous images for you. 

 

 

 

I aim to make these sessions as relaxed as possible - I have plenty of parking at the studio and I also have changing and feeding facilities on hand. The sessions have no set time restrictions and we allow the baby to dictate the session. Although only tiny they control the whole session, they know what poses they like, what props they like and when they want to sleep etc. 

 

 

 

Cara (Charley's Mummy) wrote: "The session was great fun, made us laugh and most importantly you were great with Charley and took care in placing her into different positions and you also took the time to sooth her when she was a bit unsettled xx."

 

 

Thanks for choosing J'Adore to capture these special memories to last a lifetime

Nic 

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If you are expecting or have recently had a new baby please contact us ASAP to check for availability and to book your session. You can contact us here, on Facebook or via phone on 01324 630584

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk newborn photography scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/charleys-newborn-session---baby-photography-falkirk-stirlingshire-scotland Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:00:00 GMT
From Bump to Baby - Maternity and Newborn Photography - Falkirk, Stirlinghshire, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/from-bump-to-baby---maternity-and-newborn-photography---falkirk-stirlinghshire-scotland I love capturing all your special memories and creating gorgeous images that you can treasure forever. Susan contacted me when she was pregnant to enquire about our photography services. I offer a range of different packages for Maternity and Newborn photography - Please see below for further details of my packages. Susan soon decided on our Bump to 1st birthday package, as this would allow her to capture all the special milestones in her babies 1st year.

 

 

 

 

I enjoyed meeting Susan and her lovely family and capturing lots of gorgeous images for her to treasure for a lifetime.. Time passes so quickly so it wont be long until its time for the 6 month session

 

 

 

 

Sessions are best booked in ASAP due to limited availability... Please contact us ASAP to secure your session - call on 01324 630584, facebook us  or email on jadorephotography@live.co.uk
 

Packages Available:

Bump Photography Session - £60
Ideally between week 28 & 34

Newborn Photography Session - £80
Carried out ideally within the first 14 days (products purchased separately)

Bump to Baby Photography Package - £130 - saving £90.00
Includes either a maternity photo session or a Maternity bump cast and a newborn session when your little bundle arrives. More details of our amazing bump casts can be found HERE


Baby's 1st Year - £160 - saving £130
3 photoshoots throughout Baby's 1st year, including a print of your choice from each of the three sessions at the end of the year. Products are then available to purchase after each session. *

Session 1 - Carried out ideally within the first 14 days
Session 2 - at 6-7 months.
Session 3 – Cake Smash session - around Baby's 1st birthday.

Bump to Baby's 1st Birthday Package - £190 - saving £180
Combining both the Bump Photography Session and Baby's 1st Year package to provide a beautiful record of this special time for you and your baby to treasure in years to come – includes a 5” mounted image from each session *

After your session you will be invited back for a personalised ordering appointment, where you will view your finished newborn art and choose what images and products you want to purchase. We do have a full range of products for all tastes and budgets starting from only £99**

Gift vouchers are also available, which make the ideal gift for any Mummy to be or new arrival.

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to read

 

Nic

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Maternity https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/from-bump-to-baby---maternity-and-newborn-photography---falkirk-stirlinghshire-scotland Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:30:00 GMT
Gorgeous Baby Photography, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/gorgeous-baby-photography-falkirk-stirlingshire-scotland Have you recently welcomed a new arrival into your family? Time passes so quickly when your little bundle arrives and before you know it they are growing up so quickly. We specialise in baby photography, which covers the tiny baby stage up to an older baby. We have a large fully equipped studio in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, this allows you to enter our stress free environment and enjoy a lovely relaxed session capturing some gorgeous images of your baby.

 

 

4 month old baby

 

 

When photographing an older baby we are able to concentrate on eye contact with the camera and capturing all their gorgeous little features. We still have a wide range of props and set ups we can use to create beautiful images that you will treasure forever.  

 

 

Sleeping baby in Hammock

 

 

It is never too late to capture images of your baby so please get in touch ASAP to check for availability and to book your baby session. 

 

 

Thanks for reading

 

Nicole

 

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If you haven't already liked us on facebook please pop on over and give us a like... www.facebook.com/jadorephotos 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk baby photography scotland studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/gorgeous-baby-photography-falkirk-stirlingshire-scotland Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:25:02 GMT
The Fairy Experience at J'Adore Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography

 

In May we were delighted to have the studio transformed into a magical fairy garden and welcome lots of little Fairies and Elves into the magical world of make believe. During this time we transformed lots of little ones into Fairies and Elves and captured lots of gorgeous images that will be treasured for generations to come.

 

 

We would like to thanks everyone who came to visit us during the fairy experience we all had a wonderful time during this experience  and we hope to do something similar soon. Please make sure you like us on facebook to be kept up to date with offers and promotions. 

 

 

 

Our judges selected our 2 prize winners who were delighted to receive their stunning box frames. Here is the winning images, congratulations girls. 

 

 

 

 

The event was hosted to raise money for Falkirk for Mums and we were grateful for the support given by the wonderful Ria. We are overwhelmed by the support Ria gives local families and all the local discounts she secures Falkirk mums. If you don't already have a discount band we have these available for a donation of £1 to the Falkirk for Mums Charity.  

 

 

 

 

If you missed out on the Fairy Experience we can still capture some gorgeous timeless portraits of your little ones to treasure forever, our session fee is only £30. Unfortunately, we fill up extremely quickly so if you are looking to get booked in please get in touch ASAP to check for availability. 

 

Thanks

 

Nic x

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Experience Fairy Falkirk Photography photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/the-fairy-experience-at-jadore-photography Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:39:53 GMT
Bump to Baby Photography - Falkirk, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/bump-to-baby-photography---falkirk-edinburgh-glasgow-stirling-scotland At J’Adore Photography, Falkirk, we will capture in a modern and contemporary way a collection of extremely bespoke images of your growing miracle for you to cherish forever. Through the use of subtle lighting and our experience, we will create a beautiful timeless collection of images for you and your baby. Having experienced pregnancy first hand, I know it is an amazing stage in a woman's life and having a portrait photography session is a great way to remember this special time and show off the body's beautiful curves and 'bump' and capture these memories to last a lifetime.

 


The best time to have a maternity (bump) photography session is between weeks 28 and 34 of the pregnancy when your bump tends to be a good size to capture on camera and hopefully you will still be feeling good with your healthy pregnancy glow. It's a special time for the whole family, so partners and any children you may already have are more than welcome to join in your Bump Photography Sessions.
 

 

And why not continue with your baby's photography collection here? You could always upgrade to our Bump to Baby package where you could return for your baby's first ever pictures, captured between 3 - 14 days old whilst your newborn can still curl up, snug and sleep on contently or even upgrade this to our bump to 1st birthday to capture all these special milestones during your little ones 1st year.

 

 

Whether it's a mounted image for you to frame, a tailored designed album or a fabulous wall image you can display proudly, you will be pleased to start of your baby's photography collection here.

 

 

 

The Newborn Baby session can take place any time after birth depending on the style of photos you are looking for. Newborn babies can be photographed when they’re asleep as well as awake. Newborns within 2 weeks of birth will still retain their natural curl they had when in the womb, which is ideal for capturing some once in a lifetime images.

 

Sessions are best booked in ASAP due to limited availability... Please contact us ASAP to secure your session - call on 01324 630584 or email on jadorephotography@live.co.uk

Packages Available:

Bump Photography Session - £30
Ideally between week 28 & 34, including a 5" print of your choice from the session.

Newborn Photography Session - £45
Carried out ideally within the first 14 days (products purchased separately)

Bump to Baby Photography Package - £60
Combining the two photo sessions detailed above, including a 5" print from each of the session – saving £45.00

Baby's 1st Year - £110
3 photoshoots throughout Baby's 1st year, including a print of your choice from each of the three sessions at the end of the year (with option to have prints presented in a display album or acrylic block):
Session 1 - Carried out ideally within the first 14 days
Session 2 - at 6-7 months.
Session 3 – Cake Smash session - around Baby's 1st birthday.

Bump to Baby's 1st Birthday Package - £120
Combining both the Bump Photography Session and Baby's 1st Year package to provide a beautiful record of this special time for you and your baby to treasure in years to come – includes a 5” mounted image from each session

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Bump to Baby maternity newborn photography scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/bump-to-baby-photography---falkirk-edinburgh-glasgow-stirling-scotland Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:03:20 GMT
J'Adore Photography's search for the Next Teen Model https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/jadore-photography-s-search-for-the-next-teen-model April saw J'Adore Photography doing a search for the Next Teen Model. We were delighted with all the response we received regarding this and overwhelmed with all the beautiful girls who entered the competition.

 

Hayley Robertson of HR Make Up Artistry was on hand to provide professional make up for the girls and give them the full fashion experience. The girls then had a fashion shoot in the studio where we captured lots of gorgeous images. Their favourite image was uploaded onto our facebook page for the public to vote.

 

Next Teen Model 2014

 

The winner of the competition was the gorgeous Chloe with the image showing above Chloe was delighted to be crowned the winner and had an amazing experience during the competition which helped with her confidence.

 

 

Missed out on our Next Teen Model Competition then Teen Sessions are a great opportunity to get some gorgeous images of your teen and capture memories to last a lifetime, Contact us now on 01324630584 or jadorephotography@live.co.uk to get booked in - Gift vouchers also available.

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk photographer photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/6/jadore-photography-s-search-for-the-next-teen-model Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:24:23 GMT
Dance Photography - Tap, Scottish and Ballet Dance Photoshoot https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/dance-photography This month saw me carry out numerous dance photography sessions with gorgeous dancers from The McKechnie Dance School. The dancers were taking part in their dance show and arranged photography sessions in the studio for when they had all their gorgeous stage outfits.

Dance Photography Scotland

I love photographing dancers and capturing their Elegance, Flexibility and Shape. The girls were all super excited during their sessions and we managed to capture lots of amazing images capturing these special moments.

Little girls grow up so quickly and it is wonderful to capture them at this special time in their lives as it help to treasure these memories forever. As a mum to a teenage daughter I know how quickly they mature and grow up so don't let these special times fade and get some professional portraits to treasure forever. 

Ballerina Photography

 

Looking to get some gorgeous dance portraits then get in touch to check for availability. Contact us on 01324 630584 or email us at jadorephotography@live.co.uk

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) dance photography scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/dance-photography Fri, 04 Apr 2014 19:18:44 GMT
Falkirk Photographer Picks Up 3 International Awards At Annual Awards Ceremony https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/falkirk-photographer-picks-up-3-international-awards-at-annual-awards-ceremony
Last weekend saw the Guild of Photographers hold their annual awards dinner and although I didn't have a full year of competition entries (having only joined in April) I was delighted to be placed 3rd amongst fellow international photographers in the multi-genre category of Photographer of the Year, whilst also scooping 10th place in the Wedding Photographer of the Year and 9th place in the Open Photographer of the Year category.
 
 
 
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The Guild which has been in existence since 1988, is a highly respected photographic body dedicated to enhancing skills in the art, craft and profession of photography. It organises what is potentially the most demanding of annual photographic competitions. Photographers must submit several images a month for assessment over the course of a year, and only those with the highest combined scores at the end of the year are awarded the Guild’s coveted ‘Top 10’ Photographer Award! 

 

 
Being a fully qualified member of the Guild, means I have achieved ‘Qualified’ status, which is aligned to standards of competence and understanding, thus reflecting a level where the customer should be ‘delighted with the results’ of a tradesman (the photographer in this case). In other words ‘Qualified’ indicates professional ‘competence’ to a level where the Guild is willing to recognise the photographer as an ambassador of the association. Most months I have enjoyed entering their monthly competition, where around 1000 images a month are submitted to The Guild with less than 10% achieving any award or recognition.
 

 

I'm completely overwhelmed by these awards.  I was unable to attend the awards due to other photography commitments and hearing I had achieved these awards made me ecstatic. I would like to express my gratitude to The Guild but more importantly to all my clients as without them putting their faith in me to capture their special occasion and memories I wouldn't have images to submit.

 

 
 
Guild Director Steve Thirsk said ‘This is an incredible achievement! With nearly 10,000 images assessed from throughout the UK, Europe and further afield for Nicole Whyte to receive three Top Ten awards from the Guild is clear evidence of her consistently high standard of photographic skills. Nicole should be very proud of her outstanding achievement - I am not surprised her services are sought after as I can only applaud them!!
 
Thanks to each and everyone of you who have supported me over the years... 
 
 
Love
 
Nicole
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) awards photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/falkirk-photographer-picks-up-3-international-awards-at-annual-awards-ceremony Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:30:08 GMT
Local Scottish Photographer steps on the other side of the camera https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/local-scottish-photographer-steps-on-the-other-side-of-the-camera-for-training-course

Local Photographer snaps up new techniques in Fuerteventura and gets on the wrong side of the camera

I have just returned from an intensive International photography training programme based in Fuerteventura. The course is aimed to improve technical skills, artistic awareness and creativity in photography. The training included many new aspects of digital photography, advanced lighting, composition and business acumen together with presentation and image manipulation skills.

 

Top professionals from around the world shared knowledge with participants and time was set aside for special 'hands on' workshop sessions to allow me to use the opportunity to try out new techniques and ideas before returning to the UK. Whilst here I was asked by some top UK photographers to model in front of the camera in both training seminars and private sessions, this is not something I am used too. I was flattered and some what nervous but found it an enjoyable experience and it was great to see how you all feel in front of the camera. I have definitely picked up some techniques that I can use within my sessions.

Nicole's Modelling experience

 

 Images Taken by David P Macdonald and taken during his training masterclasses - to view more of his work please visit http://www.davidpmacdonaldphotography.com/

Images Taken by David P Macdonald and taken during his training masterclasses - to view more of his work please visit http://www.davidpmacdonaldphotography.com/

Nicole Modelling on the stairs

 

I would like to thank the organisers of Photo Training Overseas, those who encouraged me to attend (the 2 Daves and Alan), all the speakers and delegates most of whom I can now consider as close friends. The last week has been truly life changing for me and has given me a push in the right direction with where I want to go with my photography, I appreciate everyone's help and encouragement.... 

 

Hope you all like the images - funny seeing myself.

 

Love and Hugs

 

Nic x

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) modelling https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/local-scottish-photographer-steps-on-the-other-side-of-the-camera-for-training-course Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:07:12 GMT
Award Winning Wedding Photography, Contemporary Portrait Photography, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/award-winning-wedding-photography-contemporary-portrait-photography-scotland I just received some really good news.... I was delighted to find out that I had been awarded a GOLD image for the image below in The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. This competition is a worldwide competition so achieving a gold award is a great achievement and something which I am very proud off. Gold awards are deemed images of the highest standard, They are published in Professional Imagemaker Magazine and are also put forward to the annual judging for Portrait Photographer Of The Year 2013.

 

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The image was taken as part of a series of images which involved "see no evil", "speak no evil" and "hear no evil". Special Effect make up was carried out by Sarah Scars who was fantastic in recreating my vision. Modelling was carried out by Thomas who runs I Candy Butlers. Thomas was a great model and allowed my creativity to run free, Thomas was unable to see when the makeup was applied but still allowed us to transport him to the location and chain him to a chair... Big thanks Thomas.

 

The session was carried out on location in an industrial warehouse, which was perfect in creating the grungy backdrop i was looking for. We have already captured "speak no evil" and will shortly be creating "hear no evil", so please keep an eye on facebook for further updates. 

 

Looking to get some creative, unique photography then get in touch ASAP for further information. Contact us at jadorephotography@live.co.uk or on 01324 630 584 /  07912966299

 

Thanks

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk awards location photographer photography scotland scottish studio wedding https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/10/award-winning-wedding-photography-contemporary-portrait-photography-scotland Sun, 06 Oct 2013 17:01:44 GMT
Award Winning Pet Photography, Falkirk, Scotland (location and studio photography) https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/award-winning-pet-photography-falkirk-scotland-location-and-studio-photography In July I received some really good news.... I was contacted by the Guild of Photographers who advised me I had been awarded 7 Bronze awards in their Image of the Month Competition and 1 Silver Award. I was really excited and proud of this achievement and thought I would take this opportunity to share these photography images with you.

 

Here are some examples of the pet photography I received awards for in the monthly competition. As a fully qualified photographer I like to take time to construct a pet image which is unique to your animal and shows their character. All pets are part of your family and it is important that you have images of them for years to come. 

 

Here is a gorgeous image taken of Cooper, the Westie (West Highland Terrier), this was taken during a  photo shoot for Cooper's Pet portrait session. This image was taken in our fully equiped photographic studio, at 12 Burnbank Road, Falkirk. Pet photography is becoming really popular as people have realised how important it is to get some gorgeous images of their beautiful pets and animals.

 

This image received a Silver Award with the Guild of photographers, Silver Images are images that are very well crafted at a professional level- difficult to achieve

 

 

Here is another beautiful pet portrait, this time of the gorgeous Jessie the Border Collie. This image was a location image that was taken during a location session at the Crook O- Lune in Lancaster whilst i was visiting family.

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of Photographers, Bronze awards are Images that are very well crafted at a professional level, this Bronze awards are difficult to achieve.

I am a true animal lover so Pet Photography is really close to my heart... Don't leave it too late and book your pet in for their own photography session, I would love to capture images of them so you have these important images to treasure forever... Contact us at jadorephotography@live.co.uk or on 07912966299 to book your pet session.

 

Details of the other award winning photography images will be posted soon..

 

Thanks

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk animal awards location photographer photography scotland scottish studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/award-winning-pet-photography-falkirk-scotland-location-and-studio-photography Wed, 21 Aug 2013 19:09:37 GMT
Award Winning Wedding Photography, Falkirk, Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/award-winning-wedding-photography-falkirk-stirling-edinburgh-glasgow-scotland I just received some really good news.... I was contacted by the Guild of Photographers who advised me I had been awarded 7 Bronze awards and 1 Silver award in their Image of the Month Competition. I was really excited and proud of this achievement and thought I would take this opportunity to share these photography images with you.

 

Here are some examples of the wedding photography I received awards for in the monthly competition. As a fully qualified photographer I like to take time to construct an image which is unique to your client, wedding and their special day.

 

This image was taken during David and Vicki’s wedding at Glenskirlie Caste, Banknock, Stirling. I loved photographing David and Vicki’s wedding because the venue was stunning and all the wedding party and guests were lovely and friendly.  I posed Vicki and David in the stunning grounds and enlisted the help of some wedding guests to throw confetti over the wedding couple.

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

 

This image was taken in Polmont Park, Polmont. This image was constructed using natural light and the use of a reflector to create a gorgeous lighting pattern. The hair was styled by Liane Murray Hairdressing and the makeup was applied by the talented Hayley Robertson from H R Makeup Artistry.

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

 

I am a true romantic and love weddings and being your wedding photographer allows me to capture all the special moments of your big day. I feel having been a bride enables me to put myself in your shoes and capture all the intimate moments i wanted captured during my big day.

We do fill up really quickly for our wedding photography so if you are planning your wedding, get in touch ASAP to secure your date. Contact us at jadorephotography@live.co.uk or on 07912966299 to book your pet session.

 

Details of the other award winning photography images will be posted soon..

 

Thanks

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk awards location photographer photography scotland scottish studio wedding https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/award-winning-wedding-photography-falkirk-stirling-edinburgh-glasgow-scotland Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:56:15 GMT
Cake Smash Sessions - Celebrate in Style https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/cake-smash-sessions---celebrate-in-style Our cake smash sessions last an hour and takes place at our professional photography studio in Falkirk, Stirlingshire. Your session begins with some gorgeous family images (if you like) and also some images using our beautiful props - a lovely vintage bath, a handcrafted bed and some lovely tutus and bow-ties.

We then get all set up for your cake smash, a cake is provided which is professionally baked cake. This part of the session is filled with lots of fun for all the family and creates some gorgeous images that you will treasure forever. You also don't need to worry about all the mess as we will tidy this up all for you.

 

Our cake smash sessions are only £60 which includes your session and cake - products can be bought seperately starting from £15. We would love to welcome you into the studio to help celebrate that special birthday and get some gorgeous images for you. Most people like their sessions to be carried out on or around the special birthday so get in touch now to check for availability and to get your session booked..

Get in touch via email at jadorephotography@live.co.uk or call 07912966299

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk cake smash photography studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/cake-smash-sessions---celebrate-in-style Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Newborn Photography Specialist Falkirk, Stirling, Edinburgh, Glasgow and surround https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/newborn-photography-specialist---falkirk-stirling-edinburgh-glasgow-and-surround Nicole is a Scottish Newborn Photography Specialist, who captures both classical and modern newborn photography. During a newborn session she focuses on the little details and ensures she gets gorgeous newborn art images that can be treasured forever. Her style is timeless, beautiful and creative thus resulting in you receiving unique fine art images of your new arrival. 

As a mother herself she understands how important it is to have some quality newborn images to remember all the little details of your precious new arrival, from their tiny little fingers and toes, to the wrinkled skin and fuzzy hair, they grow up so quickly. 

Why Choose J'Adore Photography

Nicole is a fully qualified photographer with extensive years of experience in photography and the newborn photography field, Thus ensuring she is able to capture some amazing newborn images for you.  Unfortunately, people ignore this experience and book with unqualified, inexperienced photographers only to then have to book and come to J'Adore Photography to have their sessions redone, if we cannot schedule you in for a session then this newborn time is gone as unfortunately you cannot turn back the clock. 

Nicole is a member of The British Association of Newborn Photography (BANP)  This is a specialist organisation which promotes safety in newborn photography. The association insists upon safe working practices and all members are fully insured and signed up to their code of conduct.  As a member, Nicole have been assessed to a professional standard and deemed appropriately skilled working with newborn babies.  

My training in the field of newborn safety posing is extensive and continual, and I keep up to date with all the latest developments to ensure a safe and happy baby.

When should I book?

Your session should ideally be booked in advance of your due date and of course the dates will be flexible depending on whether your little one has arrived early or late or on occasion arrives exactly on your due date. It is never too early to book your newborn session as we only take 4 due  dates a week so we can ensure availability when all the little babies arrival. 

To book you session please contact us to check for availability, if we have your due date available then a £10 non refundable booking fee is required to secure your newborn session, Once your little bundle arrives you then contact us to arrange an exact date and time for your session. Once your baby arrives the newborn session should be held within the first two weeks of their arrival in order to make the most of their long sleeping patterns and their bendiness. 

How long will our session take?

During your newborn session we will work with your baby and wait until we manage to nurse them into a deep sleep before starting the session. We would advise you to come to the studio and change your babies nappy and then feed them to ensure a full tummy and a settled baby. Our sessions are relaxed and will take as much time as required, please allow 3 hours for your session

Can Mummy, Daddy and/or siblings be included in the session?

During the newborn session we will capture some family images and also some images with siblings, Although the main focus of your session will be your newborn so these other images will be slotted in throughout the session. If siblings are very young and will become unsettled we would recommend you to get someone to bring them to the session at the beginning and then we can capture some sibling images and then they can go away. Our studio is very near Monster Mania so siblings can always be taken her for a play whilst we capture the remaining newborn images. 

Do you use different props?

Your newborn sessions is dictated by your newborn as they will determine what they like, some babies don't like being posed on their tummy, feel unsafe in the hammock or wont settle in props. We have an extensive range of props which we are constantly refreshing and changing and will only pose your newborn in props and poses that they feel comfortable in. If you have any favourite props if you let us know at the start of your session then we can try and incorporate these into your session. 

 

How Much does it cost?

Our newborn sessions are only £45, This includes our time and expertise, you will then be invited back to your private viewing where you will view all the edited fully finished images from your newborn session, you can then purchase a range of products starting from £15. 

 

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Newborn Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/newborn-photography-specialist---falkirk-stirling-edinburgh-glasgow-and-surround Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:11:39 GMT
Our Professional Photography Studio in Falkirk https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/our-professional-photography-studio-in-falkirk After years of operating from our lovely home studio in Polmont we have outgrown this and have moved to a lovely commercial photography studio in Falkirk. Our new studio is situated in Burnbank Road, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, which is easily accessible from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife and beyond. 

 

We viewed a large number of commercial units before we found the perfect space for our photography needs. Our lovely studio has a large shooting room, where there is plenty of room for fun during your sessions. We have lots of allocated parking spaces also so you don't need to worry about getting your hair wet or having to carry your babies far to get to the studio.

 

We have toilets, baby changing facilities and also hot and cold drinks on hand to make your experience at our studio as enjoyable as possible. 

There are lots of benefits from you and your family coming to a commercial photography space instead of being photographed in your home or on location. 

 

  • Coming to a fully equipped studio means that the professional environment along with your fully qualified photographer (me) ensures you get the best images possible. I am fully trained and qualified and have all the correct equipment at hand in the studio, which i know how to use properly to get amazing results for you.

 

  • The professional environment makes it more of a day out for you and your family and we will make sure you have an enjoyable time.

 

  • Your children/pets etc are out of their own environment, so this results in them being more aware of their surroundings and more responsive to interact with me during your session so we can capture more emotion in the images. 

 

  • I know there is enough space available for large family groups and space for running, jumping and having fun in my studio which may not be achievable in your home.

 

  • If you are buying a gift voucher for someone you want to ensure you are giving them that professional experience not having them photographed at their own home or someone elses home.

 

  • If you are anything like me and you have someone coming to your home i overly tidy and worry about mess - if you are coming to visit me in our professional studio you don't need to worry about any of this as you are coming to me so you can just worry about getting yourself ready.

 

  • We tidy up all the mess for you, from Newborn sessions, cake smashes, paint splashes you don't have to worry about the mess. 

Looking forward to welcoming you all into our lovely studio..

Please keep your eyes peeled for our open days and special events..

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk photography studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/8/our-professional-photography-studio-in-falkirk Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:17:32 GMT
Scottish Wedding at Barony Castle https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/wedding-at-barony-castle I first had contact with James and Maya when they were planning their Scottish Wedding and were looking for a Scottish Wedding Photographer to cover their special day. The had choosen to get married at the gorgeous Barony Castle in Pebbles. The castle is a spectacular wedding venue and provided the perfect backdrop to providing stunning wedding images for James and Maya. The castle is located just 35 minutes (17 miles) south of Edinburgh on the edge of the Scottish Borders.

I arrived at the venue early in the morning as Maya and her gorgeous daughter Sophie had just returned from the hairdressers and were starting getting ready in the gorgeous honeymoon suite. I love being present during the bridal preparations and capturing all the little details that make up the special day. I like capturing the nerves, excitement and build up of emotion.

 

The grass lawn was set up beautifully for the wedding ceremony to be held, it was a glorious summers day and everything had been planned beautifully. Although i wasnt permitted to take any images during the ceremony I was allowed an image of the bride walking up the Aisle. The image that i captured resulted in being one of my many favourite from the day. I love the emotion and proud showing on the Father of The brides face.

 

After the cermony was completed i managed to sneak away with the bride and groom to get some gorgeous fine art wedding images. It wasnt hard to find stunning locations within this venue, the vast gardens and bandstand enabled us to capture lots of special images which James and Maya will treasure forever. Creating these special images for the bride and groom is one of my favourite aspects of Wedding Photography as I know only too well how quickly your day goes by so it is important to have gorgeous images to help you remember your special day forever.

Everyone then all gathered into the conservatory to hear the speeches and eat a delious meal, the speeches were wonderful and filled with emotion throughout.

Everyone then spilled out onto the lawn area into the glourious sunshine, sipping cocktails and eating sweets from the candy bar. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere with everyone chatting and having fun. Everyone then moved onto the evening reception area for the first dance and the evening reception.

I would like to thank James and Maya for choosing me to be there wedding photographer, I had a wonderful day in this fantastic Scottish wedding venue and loved being able to capture amazing images for you to treasure forever.

Wishing you many more years of happiness

Love

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) wedding photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/wedding-at-barony-castle Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:00:00 GMT
Award Winning Fashion Photography, Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/award-winning-fashion-photography-falkirk-scotland Over the last few months i have won a large selection of awards and have found it difficult to keep you all updated so i have scheduled a few blog posts to update you all.. I promise i will try and keep blogging more regularly...

 

This image was taken during a portrait session with my gorgeous daughter Morgan, This image was composed and created within about 5 minutes just using one standard speedlight and a reflector. I created this image to prove it was not all about kit but understanding what to do with it. . This image was awarded a Bronze award with the Guild of Photographers as part of their Image of the Month Competition, which is an award difficult to achieve..

 

This image was taken during a session with Hr Makeup Artistry for her portfolio. On this session we went to Bo'ness Shore and styled the models to fit in with the brief. This image was executed using the natural sunlight, which was structured with the use of a reflector . This image achieved a Bronze bar with the Guild of Photographers in their Image of The Month Competition.

 

Looking for the ideal gift for a loved one or just to get some gorgeous images of your children/ family for yourself then get in touch at jadorephotography@live.co.uk and we can arrange a session for you.

 

Thanks

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) fashion photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/award-winning-fashion-photography-falkirk-scotland Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:15:00 GMT
Award Winning Pet Photography, Falkirk, Scotland (location and studio photography) https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/award-winning-photography-scotland---pet-newborn-maternity-wedding-photographer Over the last few months I received some really good news.... I was contacted by the Guild of Photographers who advised me I had been awarded 6 Bronze awards in their Image of the Month Competition for the month of June and 1 Silver and 6 Bronze for the month of May. I was really excited and proud of this achievement and thought I would take this opportunity to share these photography images with you.

 

Here are some examples of the pet photography I received awards for in the monthly competition. As a fully qualified photographer I like to take time to construct a pet image which is unique to your animal and shows their character. All pets are part of your family and it is important that you have images of them for years to come. This week a dog in my family had to be put to sleep and it is times like these that you can cherish the images that you have of your furry friends.

 

Here is a gorgeous image taken of Pixie the Pug, this was taken in our fully equipped studio as part of Pixie's Pet portrait session. Pet photography is becoming really popular as people have realised how important it is to get some gorgeous images of their beautiful pets and animals.

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

 

Here is another beautiful pet portrait, this image was taken as part of the Paw-Traits dog competition when i raised a large sum of money for the Dog's Trust. This image was taken in our fully equipped studio and a range of gorgeous images were captured which can be treasured for years to come.

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

 

 

This image was taken during a visit to my mums when i was testing a new lens, This image was taken in my mums dining room using natural light bouncing in the window. This portrait is of Jessie my mum's Border Collie who is very sucessfull at agility..

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

 

Here is another beautiful pet portrait, this image was taken as part of the Paw-Traits dog competition when i raised a large sum of money for the Dog's Trust. This image was taken in our fully equipped studio and a range of gorgeous images were captured which can be treasured for years to come. This image is of Murphy the Border Terrier and was taken during a location session at Linlithgow Loch.

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

I am a true animal lover so Pet Photography is really close to my heart... Don't leave it too late and book your pet in for their own photography session, I would love to capture images of them so you have these important images to treasure forever... Contact us at jadorephotography@live.co.uk or on 07912966299 to book your pet session.

 

Details of the other award winning photography images will be posted soon..

 

Thanks

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk animal awards location photographer photography scotland scottish studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/award-winning-photography-scotland---pet-newborn-maternity-wedding-photographer Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:15:00 GMT
Award Winning Child Photography, Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/award-winning-children-photography In April i was delighted to find out i had recieved 7 Bronze awards with the Guild of Photographer. Here is a selection of the images i recieved awards for my child photography. As a mother i know how important child photography is and how it is essential to capture their true personalities when capturing an image.

 

This image was taken during a portrait session with the gorgeous Lucy, whose mum and gran had brought her into the Studio to get some gorgeous images of her. Lucy was a joy to photograph and lots of amazing images were captured. This was my favourite image of her session, I love the timeless and fun feel of the image, it is an image that won’t date due to any fancy Photoshop techniques so it will be able to be cherished over the generations. This image was awarded a Bronzw award with the Guild of Photographers as part of their Image of the Month Competition, which is an award difficult to achieve..

 

This image was taken during a surprise portrait session for a 60th Birthday present. Malia and Erika came along with their cousin Lacey to the studio to get some lovely images for their Gran’s 60th birthday, portraits make lovely presents because they can be cherished forever and handed down throughout generations. I love images of Lacey, with the nice relaxed expression, showing the beauty of the child in the image. There is nothing worse than having forced smiles and expressions within images as they don’t show the true character of the people. . This image achieved a Bronze bar with the Guild of Photographers in their Image of The Month Competition.

 

Looking for the ideal gift for a loved one or just to get some gorgeous images of your children/ family for yourself then get in touch at jadorephotography@live.co.uk and we can arrange a session for you.

 

Thanks

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) child photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/award-winning-children-photography Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:30:00 GMT
Award Winning Wedding Photography, Falkirk, Scotland (location and studio photography) https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/award-winning-wedding-photography-falkirk-scotland-location-and-studio-photography Last month I received some really good news.... I was contacted by the Guild of Photographers who advised me I had been awarded 6 Bronze awards and 3 Silver awards in their Image of the Month Competition. I was really excited and proud of this achievement and thought I would take this opportunity to share these photography images with you.

 

Here are some examples of the wedding photography I received awards for in the monthly competition. As a fully qualified photographer I like to take time to construct an image which is unique to your client, wedding and their special day.

This image was taken during the bridal preparation images at David and Vicki’s wedding at Glenskirlie Caste, Banknock, Stirling. I loved photographing David and Vicki’s wedding because the venue was stunning and all the wedding party and guests were lovely and friendly.  I posed Vicki beside the window to get some gorgeous natural light hitting her face and showing her dress and flowers, I love the overall romantic feel contained within the image.

This image received a Silver Award with the Guild of Photographers, Silver awards are Images that are very well crafted at a professional level, this Silver awards are difficult to achieve.

This image was taken during Margaret and Richards wedding which took place at Callendar House, Falkirk. This image was completed reportage and natural which made it even more special to me. I love the lighting hitting the little boy and I love the rustic feel of the image through the exterior building behind the subject. Photography is about having an eye for special moments and capturing these special moments to create a record of people’s memories

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

 

I love the story held within this image, this was taken during Mya and James wedding at Barony castle, Pebbles. I wasn’t allowed to take any images during the ceremony but was allowed to capturing some images of Mya walking up the aisle. I love this image because of her dad’s expression, how proud does father of the bride look?

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

I am a true romantic and love weddings and being your wedding photographer allows me to capture all the special moments of your big day. I feel having been a bride enables me to put myself in your shoes and capture all the intimate moments i wanted captured during my big day.

We do fill up really quickly for our wedding photography so if you are planning your wedding, get in touch ASAP to secure your date. Contact us at jadorephotography@live.co.uk or on 07912966299 to book your pet session.

 

Details of the other award winning photography images will be posted soon..

 

Thanks

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk awards location photographer photography scotland scottish studio wedding https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/award-winning-wedding-photography-falkirk-scotland-location-and-studio-photography Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:45:28 GMT
Award Winning Pet Photography, Falkirk, Scotland (location and studio photography) https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/award-winning-pet-photography-falkirk-scotland-location-and-studio-photography Sorry for the delay but i just wanted to let you all know that in April I received some really good news.... I was contacted by the Guild of Photographers who advised me I had been awarded 7 Bronze awards in their Image of the Month Competition. I was really excited and proud of this achievement and thought I would take this opportunity to share these photography images with you.

 

Here are some examples of the pet photography I received awards for in the monthly competition. As a fully qualified photographer I like to take time to construct a pet image which is unique to your animal and shows their character. All pets are part of your family and it is important that you have images of them for years to come. This week a dog in my family had to be put to sleep and it is times like these that you can cherish the images that you have of your furry friends.

Here is a gorgeous image taken of Cooper, the Westie (West Highland Terrier), this was taken during a  photo shoot for Cooper's Pet portrait session. This image was taken in our fully equiped photographic studio. Pet photography is becoming really popular as people have realised how important it is to get some gorgeous images of their beautiful pets and animals.

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

 

Here is another beautiful pet portrait, this time of the gorgeous Murphy the Border Terrier. This image was a location image that was taken during Murphy's Paw-Traits session which was to raise money for the Dog's Trust. The session took place at Linlithgow Loch, using natural light

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of Photographers, Bronze awards are Images that are very well crafted at a professional level, this Bronze awards are difficult to achieve.

 

I am a true animal lover so Pet Photography is really close to my heart... Don't leave it too late and book your pet in for their own photography session, I would love to capture images of them so you have these important images to treasure forever... Contact us at jadorephotography@live.co.uk or on 07912966299 to book your pet session.

 

Details of the other award winning photography images will be posted soon..

 

Thanks

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk animal awards location photographer photography scotland scottish studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/7/award-winning-pet-photography-falkirk-scotland-location-and-studio-photography Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:18:06 GMT
Our Lovely New Photography Studio - Falkirk https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/our-lovely-new-photography-studio---falkirk Hi everyone,

 

Sorry I have been slipping on these blog posts but just thought I would post an update on what has been happening in the world of J'Adore Photography. We were delighted to sign the lease on an amazing property in Burnbank Road, Falkirk on 14th June and have been busy at work trying to get it perfect. The property is perfect for everything I need as it has a large shooting room which is filled with gorgeous natural light, a spacious editing, storage room, toilets and 6 parking spaces for all you lovely customers.

 

We have had all the walls painted in the shooting room, these are now a beautiful white and we have had a lovely oak effect vinyl flooring purchased from Carpet Ways in Falkirk and fitted from Bundy Pro Fitting. It is slowly starting to take shape and we cant wait to share the next part of our journey with you and open the doors to our new photography studio.

 

We have had a business landline fitted in the property and now have a new landline number which is 01324 630 584, You can still get me on my mobile number and of course through email and facebook.

 

Our signs are in the process of being printed and will be fitted next week by David at Sign Central, David was a joy to work with he is very talented, punctual and friendly, I love doing business with people who I like and I would happily recommend him to anyone looking for any signage to be done - although not fitted yet, the bits I have seen are amazing and I am super excited to get these finished and up.

 

We are now trying to schedule an open day when you can all come for a look at the studio and have some fun but we are unsure when to schedule this with the summer holidays creeping up on us. If anyone has any suggestions of the best date then let me know.

 

I will take some images soon so I can update you all..

 

Thanks for all your support and encouragement over the years

 

Nicole

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk photography studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/6/our-lovely-new-photography-studio---falkirk Sat, 22 Jun 2013 09:19:58 GMT
Award Winning Maternity Photography, Falkirk, Scotland https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/5/award-winning-maternity-photography-falkirk-scotland Last month I was delighted to find out I had won 3 silver awards and 6 bronze awards with the Guild of Photographers. This was a great achievement and honour as these awards are hard to achieve.

This image was taken during a recent maternity session, Andrew and Rhianydd came to visit me before their daughter was born to get some images of the very start of their family journey together. During the session I produced a range of maternity images and even had some images including their gorgeous dogs, which are also part of their family. I love the dramatic lighting on this image and also the composition and story of the overall image. This image is even more special to me because gorgeous little Maia came to visit me in the studio for her newborn session a few weeks later. This image received a bronze award with the Guild of Photographers in their Image of the Month Competition

Expecting a baby then get in touch to get some gorgeous Maternity images, Maternity images are best taken 4-6 weeks before your due date. Most Mummies to be upgrade their session to a Bump to Baby package or a Bump to 1st Birthday Package to ensure they catch all the special milestones in their babies first year.

 

Get in touch now at jadorephotography@live.co.uk or on 07912966299 to book your session, we accept bookings after you have had your dating scan, it is never too early to book as we have limited availability.

 

Thanks

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) maternity photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/5/award-winning-maternity-photography-falkirk-scotland Wed, 15 May 2013 08:00:00 GMT
Award Winning Pet Photography, Falkirk, Scotland (location and studio photography) https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/5/award-winning-photography-scotland---pet-newborn-maternity-wedding-photographer Last month I received some really good news.... I was contacted by the Guild of Photographers who advised me I had been awarded 6 Bronze awards and 3 Silver awards in their Image of the Month Competition. I was really excited and proud of this achievement and thought I would take this opportunity to share these photography images with you.

 

Here are some examples of the pet photography I received awards for in the monthly competition. As a fully qualified photographer I like to take time to construct a pet image which is unique to your animal and shows their character. All pets are part of your family and it is important that you have images of them for years to come. This week a dog in my family had to be put to sleep and it is times like these that you can cherish the images that you have of your furry friends.

 

pet photographer, Falkirk, Scotland Here is a gorgeous image taken of Cooper, the Westie (West Highland Terrier), this was taken during a location photo shoot for Cooper's Pet portrait session. This image was taken at Linlithgow Loch, Scotland. Pet photography is becoming really popular as people have realised how important it is to get some gorgeous images of their beautiful pets and animals.

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

 

Here is another beautiful pet portrait, this time of my very own baby girl. This is Kiara, the German Shepherd, who is 10 years old. I have had Kiara since she was a puppy and I love capturing images of her. This image was taken in my photography studio in Polmont, Falkirk and Kiara loved every moment (as she got some yummy treats).

This image received a Silver Award with the Guild of Photographers, Silver awards are Images that are very well crafted at a professional level, this Silver awards are difficult to achieve.

This image was taken during a location session for Tom to get some images of his gun dogs.. We pulled on wellies and headed out to Stirling, Scotland to get some images of these gorgeous gun dogs in action. Jet and Skye were trained perfectly, which resulted in them being amazing models. We got a range of images from this location photography session, which resulted in showing the dogs true characters.

This image received a Bronze Award with the Guild of photographers, Bronze awards are Images of a strong standard at a professional level, which is a great achievement.

I am a true animal lover so Pet Photography is really close to my heart... Don't leave it too late and book your pet in for their own photography session, I would love to capture images of them so you have these important images to treasure forever... Contact us at jadorephotography@live.co.uk or on 07912966299 to book your pet session.

 

Details of the other award winning photography images will be posted soon..

 

Thanks

 

Nicole

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk animal awards location photographer photography scotland scottish studio https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2013/5/award-winning-photography-scotland---pet-newborn-maternity-wedding-photographer Mon, 13 May 2013 09:06:30 GMT
Barony Castle Wedding https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/9/barony-castle-wedding Barony Castle, Peddles is a stunning wedding venue and a great venue for capturing some amazing wedding photographs. With wedding photography the location does contribute to your overall images as it provides the back drop to every image. Working as a wedding photographer at Barony Castle means that you are provided with a vast amount of possibilities enabling you to capture stunning images for the bride and groom.

Barony Castle has lots of features which can be used to enhance the bride and grooms wedding images, with turrets, impressive stone facade, bandstands  and not to mention the 25 acres of gardens and mature woodland, which can all be used to create stunning wedding images. The gorgeous courtyard allows you to have your ceremony outside during the summer months, when all set up for a wedding it looks spectular and really does add impact on your special day

The castle is located just 35 minutes (17 miles) south of Edinburgh on the edge of the Scottish Borders and would make a stunning wedding venue if you are in the planning stages.

 

 

If you are getting married please get in touch to discuss your wedding requirements.

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Scottish wedding https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/9/barony-castle-wedding Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:41:43 GMT
WANTED - - -- Gorgeous Dogs https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/9/wanted--------gorgeous-dogs As a dog owner myself, dog photography has always been something close to my heart and when i was given the opportunity to join a group of like minded photographers and raise money for the Dog's Trust i jumped at the chance.

We will be teaming together as Paw Traits and will be running a dog photography competition. At present the last minute details of the competition are still being finalised. I can currently advise you the competition is scheduled to run until the end of November and your fluffy friends will be able to come to J'Adore Photography to have their portrait taken for entry into the competition (all for a small donation to dogs trust).

 

These images from all nationwide photographers will then be judged by a multi award winning photographer and the best image selected, this dog will then win the large cash prize. There will also be a regional prize winner who will be selected from all the dogs i have photographed.

 

I hope you will all get your dogs booked into the competition and help us raise money for a fantastic cause...

 

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Falkirk dog dogs pet photographer photography trust https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/9/wanted--------gorgeous-dogs Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:44:33 GMT
Awarding Winning Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/7/awarding-winning-photography-i-just Awarding Winning Photography

I just thought i would share that i have been awarded a GOLD award with the Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers from their monthly competition. Gold Awards will go forward to the annual judging and are deemed to be images of the highest standard and will be published in Professional Imagemaker  magazine.

Winning this Gold award means that i will also be in consideration when they pick the Photographer of the Year 2012 in January.
 


Here is the winning image which was taken at a normal portrait session with the adorable Evie. She was a joy to photograph and there was lots and lots of amazing images from her session but this was my favourite as it had a classical timeless feel to it. The image was shot against the grey wall of the studio and i only used one light and the Damian McGillicuddy 19" beauty dish (my favourite modifier). Sometimes simplicity is the key.
 

 
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/7/awarding-winning-photography-i-just Mon, 09 Jul 2012 01:58:00 GMT
High School Prom Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/6/high-school-prom-photography-thurdsay High School Prom Photography
 
Thurdsay 7th June 2012 saw me photographing the gorgeous Amy Portis on the way to her high school prom. High school Prom Photography is important as it allows their special night to be recorded for years to come and helps to preserve their memories so they can be shared with others.
 


I arrived just as Amy finished getting her gorgeous make up done by the lovely Laura Sneddon, her hair had already been beautifully styled by Gemma at Salon K in Bo’ness. I began scouting the house to see what lovely images we could capture that would record Amy’s Special Day and provide her with images to treasure forever.
 
 
I began by taking images of Amy when she was stepping into her dress with the help of her Aunt Sharon and Cousin Julia. One of the benefits of being a female photographer is that I can interact well with the girls, enabling them to feel comfortable and relaxed, which helps them enjoy their day. I love getting preparation shots as these mark the important start to the evenings proceedings. Prom photography is all about capturing all the details of the day
 
When Amy stepped into her gorgeous Mori Lee Paparazzi gown she just sparkled and looked like a real life princess. She had purchased her dress from Gwennes in Broxburn. She then stepped into her stunning crystal shoes from Benjamin Adams Gaga which were purchased from The Hummingbird Boutique in Falkirk. After putting on these stunning shoes she really did look like Cinderella, ready to go to the ball.
 
I managed to capture lots of beautiful images of Amy looking like a princess ready to go to her high school prom and also lots of fabulous group shots for the family to treasure. After I finished taking lots of images of Amy and her family and friends she then headed off to her special High School Prom at Glenbervie House Hotel in Larbert.
 
If you have a High School Prom or other special occasion, which you would want photographed then please get in touch
 

 
 
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Event Photography Falkirk Female Photographer Glenbervie House Hotel High School Prom Prom Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/6/high-school-prom-photography-thurdsay Wed, 13 Jun 2012 04:55:00 GMT
Latest Mentoring Session with Damian McGuillicuddy https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/5/latest-mentoring-session-with-damian Damian McGuillicuddy at his new studio in Oakbase. Although I have trained to degree level I find it is important to constantly train and learn new skills as a photographer, to push yourself to be the best you can be. Our mentoring session always begins with critique of our images which I find invaluable and this helps me grow as a photographer.

After this we were in his new shooting space with the lovely model Paula Vickers. Damian once more reinforced to us how important it was to visualise an image before setting up and shooting. The lighting, styling and pose should all marry together to produce an image which tells the story you are trying to portray.

We started by capturing Paula in a lovely soft feel where the lighting, posing and styling all combine effortlessly together to tell the story.

After this we moved onto a completely different style, lighting and pose to produce more contrast and create a more dramatic feel to the image.

I find my mentoring sessions one of the important factors, which have helped me on my journey as a photographer. This month I achieved my Licentiateship with the Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers which I have to put down to my constant mentoring and support from one of the best in the industry. After all he is a Grand Master!


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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Training Lighting Posing Fashionable photography Mentor Me On Steriods https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/5/latest-mentoring-session-with-damian Wed, 16 May 2012 09:07:00 GMT
A great newborn session with the gorgeous Jamie https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/great-newborn-session-with-gorgeous Although this session was carried out a few weeks ago and Mummy, Daddy and all the family have already received their orders I wanted to share an image and some details of this amazing newborn session. Jamie was born early on 25th February weighing a tiny 6lb 6.5oz.

He arrived at the studio for his newborn session on 19th March and was a delight to photograph and a perfectly behaved baby. He was relaxed between poses and prop changes and had no toilet accidents, which is rare for a newborn session and honestly when these little accidents happen it is not something that I mind.

I managed to capture lots of images showing how small Jamie was and even captured an image on the vintage scales, which showed his exact weight on that day. A few weeks later at the viewing of the images Mum choose a Coffee Table Album book, which is a great record of his early days and something she has mentioned she already likes looking back on.

Gaynor his mum has mentioned to me how happy she is that she got his newborn session carried out when she did as looking back on these images has helped her remember how tiny he was in those early days... Please don't leave it too late and get images of your newborns as early as you can to help you persevere those memories for generations to come..

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) baby photography newborn photography studio Family Photography Falkirk https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/great-newborn-session-with-gorgeous Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:32:00 GMT
A Beauty Shot close to my heart https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/beauty-shot-close-to-my-heart
My Daughter is now at the age to appreciate photography and loves spending time in the studio and seeing the end results. She is already showing a passion for photography and i am hoping one day she will follow in my footsteps.

Here is a wee sneaky peak of one if the images i captured of her.



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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Fashionable photography Family Photography Beauty Shot https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/beauty-shot-close-to-my-heart Tue, 24 Apr 2012 06:38:00 GMT
Lynsey's Maternity Session https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/lynseys-maternity-session

I enjoy Maternity photography because it allows me to create timeless, elegant imagery for the Mum-To-Be to treasure forever and share with generations (including the little bump). Many mums regret not capturing their bump but once it’s gone unfortunately you have missed the opportunity so please remember to book in your maternity studio session for 4-6 weeks before your due date ASAP.

We also have fantastic Bump to Baby and My 1st Year packages that may be of interest to you.
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Bump to baby Bump photography Maternity Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/lynseys-maternity-session Tue, 17 Apr 2012 23:29:00 GMT
Fun, Funky & Fashionable Wedding Photography https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/fun-funky-fashionable-wedding

I love attending the Loxley Lab and looking at their new innovating products and getting new ideas of what products to offer my clients.

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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) Wedding photography Funky Fashionable photography Fun https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/fun-funky-fashionable-wedding Tue, 17 Apr 2012 04:53:00 GMT
The New Studio Space https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/new-studio-space
Ok and here is the new space....... LOVE IT... I have had lovely reactions from all of you that have been in the new studio space so thank you for all your comments and support!!! x
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) polmont photography studio Falkirk https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/new-studio-space Sat, 14 Apr 2012 01:36:00 GMT
really trying to blog https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/really-trying-to-blog

Trying to get organised today with freshening up the website and getting to grips with this blog before next weeks hectic week with training and sessions....

I leave with this promise that i will be blogging regularly now
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jadorephotography@live.co.uk (J'Adore Photography Ltd) vampire photography underworld https://www.jadorephotography.co.uk/blog/2012/4/really-trying-to-blog Sat, 14 Apr 2012 01:06:00 GMT
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