Millie Shaw is five and full of fun.

Baby and newborn photographer jude gidney

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)


Millie Shaw is five and full fun

Millie Shaw is five and full fun

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.

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