Little girls in beautiful tutu dresses, dancing with teddies and galloping on rocking horses always bring a smile to their faces, and an opportunity for lovely memories to be captured.
These dresses are loaned to me by Dawn Houston, a creative dress-maker who stitches wonderful powder puffs of girliness for the little ones, and big ones, to wear. She sells them from The Small Business Emporium in Denton.
Here’s a few from a recent tutu photo session:
I’ve been asked quite a few times recently for Bump to Baby Photography Session Packages.
So I’ve put together some for you. It’s fantastic to you when you are expecting, have a girly ‘get to know you’ Maternity Session and then when your baby does eventually arrive, you will get to know me and me you, and the session will run so much more smoothly.
Packages include Maternity shoots to into the first year of your baby’s life, creating pieces of art that you’ll want to show everyone and cherish. Packages include Maternity photo sessions, Newborn baby sessions, 6 month baby sitting sessions, 1 year birthday celebrations with Cake-Smashes (messy) Tea Party Sessions (cute clean fun) and Bubble Bath Sessions, and portraits beyond of them as a Toddler.
Please download the Bump to Baby Package Price List here – Maternity to Newborn
Want to inquire or book your own session, please contact me by either ringing 07759 599134 or go here.
Beautiful babies, changing so quickly in the first year of their lives. From Newborns, sleepy, curly little characters to sitters and then up onto their feet. They’re all wonderful opportunities for capturing moments in their developing worlds.
Ten things to capture yourselves:
- first smile
- baby stretches
- little character traits that you may notice like wriggling their noses, or fanning out their hands
- first roll
- sitting progress from needing support to sitting alone
- first laugh
- playing with a favourite toy
- mode of transport be it crawling, shuffling or rolling
- first steps and expressions
These are all little moments that can easily be captured on a smartphone or camera. They may seem cute at the time but they’ll be wonderful to look back upon years later. Remember to back up your images or even get them printed as simple prints put into an album or in a printed book. Images on a computer or phone are easily lost!!
Have you had a look at my portfolio yet? It may give you some more ideas – go here.
Wish to book your own session – newborn, 6 month or cake smash or one year session? – go 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
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 12x9” 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.
Millie Shaw is five and is full of fun. Millie is a very brave little girl. She was born with congenital abnormalities that she has been battling against for all of her life. She’s just turned five and is a little ray of sunshine.
I recently put out a call for a child model for a photosession and style I wanted to work on and refine. I asked for a five year old with blonde curly hair.
I put the call out on social media, on twitter’s #oldhamhour on a Monday evening. (#Oldhamhour is a special hour on a Monday evening that I actually set-up two years ago with the help of one other business Whittaker Design and a Charity ABC Diagnosis. With work and health commitments Lee from Whittaker Design Architects took over, and now it runs as a great way to meet with other local business and charity co-ordinators. )
Millie’s Grandma saw the call and suggested Millie. I believe she was wondering if I would be interested as Millie is disabled. I was more concerned that Millie wouldn’t get on with my dog that I wanted in the session. Millie actually has lung problems and so it was best not to bring the dog near her. As it was I managed to use a bit of photoshop wizardry and include Harvey in one of the images…. (continues under slideshow)
It was so lovely to meet Millie and her Grandma and Mum. Millie is five and full of fun. During the shoot we needed to be mindful of her abilities but with care and attention she managed to pose beautifully for a great range of images.
Since the session, Millie’s Grandma, Tory, has held a Charity Dinner in order to raise funds to get Millie to Disneyland. It was a great evening and lovely to meet more of her family and friends. Tory is organising a fashion show in November with Lucy Cobbs of Uppermill, and then another in the New Year. I will be supporting them through her efforts and hope you can too.
Millie and Tory deserve a very big treat.
For more details of the events please contact me here.
These are images taken at Oldham Event Centre and Oldham Athletic’s ground on the afternoon that The Best of Oldham sponsored the match. The football match took place between Oldham Athletic and Chesterfield. It resulted in a 0-0 draw.
The Best of Oldham, Richard ‘Tickle’ Taylor invited his members to join him for the afternoon. We were wined and dined at the Oldham Event Centre, very much enjoying the meal prepared by Simon Wood ( masterchef winner 2015) and his team. At half time we retreated back to the Event Centre for refreshments and then back to watch the football. All players played well, but both teams were a match for each other and no goals were scored.
After the match, we were introduced to the man of the match, and he presented Richard Taylor with a signed shirt. Once all the formalities were over the Best of Oldham members then relaxed and enjoyed sampling the bars and pubs of Royton.
It was a very enjoyable experience enjoyed by all, and many thanks to Richard for his hospitality.
I’ve recently been inspired to do an at home shoot with my little King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. Meet Harvey, he’s an orange dog! The official name for him is ruby and his official title is Herald of Spring of Heronbank – but that’s a little difficult to shout out when recalling him on the footpath. I’m just priming him for a shoot later in the week in the studio, but wanted to teach him a few moves beforehand to make things easier.
I actually managed to get him to learn to sit with his back to the camera, result!! He’ll do anything for a little piece of cheese. The training was taught to me by Lucy, the animal behaviourist. She spent time teaching me, and Harvey some simple commands, using click training, which I am now extending for the shoot. He’s so willing to please me, it’s easy once he gets the hang of what to do – but getting him to understand the command in the first place takes patience.
Durban Mill, previously standing majestically in Oldham, is no longer after being demolished to make way for new housing. I was asked to record the conditions of the Mill just before it was razed to the ground, capturing the derelict nature and the felling of the chimney. We climbed up onto the roof of the Mill, having to wear rubber gloves as the pigeon poo was deemed a risk to health. I found it more concerning that I may slip on the poo as I ascended and descended what was only a rather worn ladder to reach the roof area, with a heavy rucksack of photographic equipment on my back.
The tour of the Mill took us down into the depths of the bowels, which rather reminded me of the film ‘being Malcolm Malkovich’ as the ceiling reduced by a half and we were near walking with bended heads. All that on the whole was viewable was the remains of what seemed like a rapid exit by any company previously using the building, dead pigeons and their deposits prior to death.
It was a sort of exciting visit but now the brick dust has settled, time to show the images.
Wanting records made of your building/business?…..contact me