This coming Sunday I will be at the Oldham Academy at the Dragon’s Den famed Mum2mum Market. ( Nearly New and New Baby and up to 6 yrs Equipment and clothes amongst other things! ) I’ll be exhibiting some of my recent work, involving the Cardboard Box Project and the Tutu Shoots. My work at present is involving not only Maternity and Newborn sessions, but also babies in their first year and older children.
Mum2mum Market is at the Oldham Academy 1.30 til 3.30pm, this Sunday, 17th September. See you there!
I’ve recently had the pleasure of meeting little Piper when her mum brought her to my photostudio.
Let me introduce her to you: She was a two year old bubbly little lady, with a bounce of blonde hair and a wonderful smile to go with it.
Now usually I think twice about having a terrible two year old in the studio as the little maturing toddlers are well known to be brewing an awareness and understanding that what ‘they’ want ‘me’ to do, isn’t great fun but is much more amusing to do the opposite. Luckily with Piper we hit on a good note and got her very engrossed in dressing up in frilly dresses and playing with the very interesting toys I have in the studio.
She loved it, and experience and quick thinking allowed me to get a great range of images within the 20mins we managed to keep her attention for.
Then the strop happened – and everything ground to a halt. It made for one final image that is one of my favourites in the set – ‘Miss Diva’.
Here’s a few of the images from the session. The tutu dress was kindly loaned by Dawn Houston of The Small Business Emporium, Denton. The other clothes also available from the Truly Piper range also at The Emporium. A big thankyou also to Piper’s Mum Lis for her assistance in the studio.
If you’d like to enquire about your own photosession for your little lady or gent please contact me here.
Have you caught my baby images yet? Please take a look here.
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Either one to four people at the studio or I’ll bring the studio to your workplace. The studio is easily accessible by train or road and is a warm and welcoming place to relax and let the photographer capture you.
Let your customers see who they are talking to, so even add them to your email. Interaction and a personal service are proven to be winners in this online world.
£120 for individuals or £150 for multiples at the studio. For on location shoots please email me.
Want to talk images for your website or social media? Let me help your clients see your business with the help of a creative eye. Contact me here.
These makers’ photography course will aim to cover looking at your individual style and how to translate that into images for your website and online marketing and selling. The photography will include lighting, composition, best use of your camera, postproduction of your images and presenting them for online use.
You may be a fantastic maker but do you want to learn how your images can tell the story of your products and sell them?
Come and join a small group of Makers, discuss your ideas and learn form an experienced professional photographer the secrets to those wow photographs. There will be preparation required before the session, and review sessions online afterwards, so you’re not left on your own and can bounce questions as you learn. Bring your product items with you, your camera or smartphone, and start taking images that will help to improve your online presence amongst the plethora of images on social media. Learn ways to present them online and look at your own style and branding.
Session 10am-3pm with mentoring follow up – £70 each (payable on booking)
Places are limited to keep the learning experience personal.
5th June – The Small Business Emporium, Denton
Baby Photography, baby photos, recording your baby is so easy to do nowadays with everyone having a camera or smart phone. I encourage mums to take a photo a day to help to keep a record of the changes that are happening, as they so do very quickly between the ages of 0-12 months. This time will go so quickly and memories will likely to be confused and scant. After a year you’ll have a lot of iPhone photos but lost the opportunity for beautifully lit images that you’ll want to frame on put on your wall, in an album, or in a scrolling slideshow. Studio images don’t offer memories but do record them as they change, and make art.
This little chap was just tipping 4 months when he first came to the studio. He was very awake and interested in his surroundings. When he came back a couple of months later the changes were very obvious and he was near sitting and much more expressionate. What expressions does your baby make?
Have you caught my portfolio of other baby images yet? Go here and take a look.
Taking photos of your children is a great way to capture memories – you can improve on your photos with just 5 top tips.
1.Get down. Being on their level helps you to connect with your child and also makes their eyes appear larger and so even more appealing. Crawl on the floor with them, or put them up on a sofa so you can easily make eye contact.
2.Fill the frame of your camera. Again their eyes are seen larger and it’s that contact that helps to draw you into the photograph. The bigger your children are in a photograph the more detail you will see. It’s these little details that change over the years and so will be so appealing to capture. Eyes, eyelashes, nose shape, ears etc.
3.Remove distractions from the background. Try to make sure you don’t have too much going on in the background. Too much detail in your photograph will take your attention from the children and make your eye rove around the photograph. The children are the most important thing you are photographing and so let them be.
- 4. Make their eyes sparkle. When taking a photograph look at their eyes, do they have a light or twinkle in them? If not try turning them to the light of a window, or reflecting light back into them with a mirror or even table lamp. If outside try to capture them with a refection of water or the sky in their eyes, so making them glint. This will make them look bright and awake.
- 5. Get them talking. Getting down on the floor, talking and playing with them will encourage your children to be less anxious about the camera and what you are doing, and will allow you to capture more natural photographs of them being them. It also captures them playing with toys that they likely will grow out of soon, or doing activities like drawing and painting that again they may do less of as they grow and change.
We’re looking for a baby or toddler of the year 2017– do you have them?
Is your baby or toddler amusing, cute, naughty or cheeky enough to be baby/toddler of the month? Can they pull amazing faces, perfect smiles for the camera? Do you want to win 4 seasonal photoshoots during 2018 with prints of your choice?
Jude Gidney, the Professional baby and child Photographer, is running a baby/toddler* competition every month over 2017 to find 11 babies/toddlers and a final outright winner. She will be holding the photographic sessions at the Reclamation Room, Lees Street in Uppermill on the last Friday of every month – 9.30-3. Entrance is free and children may be entered during more than one month although they can only win in one month. Prints are being offered and for each bought £1 will be given to Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.
Just come along to the home of Scona Café and join in the fun.
The overall winner will be crowned as the face of the year – Jude Gidney Photography and will receive 4 photoshoots, 1 in each season of the year – sessions taking place outside and in, and they will be treated to model status. They will receive 2 x 12×9” Prints of their choice from each session. This is a prize worth over £600.
So put it in your diary – the last Friday of every month, and get down to the Reclamation Room**
For terms and conditions or any questions please contact me – Jude
*Up to 4yrs by Dec 31st 2017
**Reclamation Room between 9.30 and 3 the last Friday of the month.
Images will be viewable and voted for on this website. All email addresses submitted will be used by JGP only and not passed onto a third party. All children photographed will have signed permission by a parent or legal guardian.
Welcome to Millie’s Fundraising Charity Fashion Show Album. The Fashion Show was of Lucy Cobb of Uppermill’s Clothes, jewellery and accessories. It was held at Milan Bar in Lees. All funds raised go towards helping to get Millie on a holiday of a life-time to Disney World in Orlando, America.
Hopefully the photographs speak for themselves in how the evening went and how much Millie and others enjoyed it. Thanks for looking.
This Thursday saw yet another great evening of Best Oldham Businesses. We gathered at Milan Bar in Lees for a private function, meeting with current members of The Best of Oldham brand and potential businesses looking to join us. Richard Taylor of the Best of Oldham introduced the evening and it’s current members, outlining the benefits of being part of the brand. He mentioned the latest initiatives to help to get our brands ‘out there’ and ones in the pipeline.
We then were treated to pie and chips and chatter between known and new businesses. Personally I may benefit from at least 4 connections including a Wedding enquiry, two staff image sessions for websites and a family photoshoot.
Here are images that hopefully tell the story of the evening and illustrate the energy that was very apparent.
Staff Images for your website and Business Profile images are a major part of my involvement with The Best of Oldham, telling the story of your business. Please contact me here and I’ll be happy to talk through with you how I can help.