New Product

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Introducing a brand new product to my range, I hope you love them as much as I do!

My Photoblocks come in a set of 3 x (6 inch square) with lovely rustic easels to display them on.  If you are looking for a different size please let me know.

The Photoblocks are hand crafted from the finest birch plywood, creating naturally beautiful products for your images. Your images are mounted onto the wood before being  sealed with a UV resistant layer. All photoblocks come ready to hang with built in hangers, meaning they lay straight and flush against the wall every time.

They are then finished with soft round edges and a fine brushstroke pattern creating a natural looking product with a hand painted effect.

Click  on the links below to find out more –

 CHILD/FAMILY PRICES

NEWBORN PRICES

ENQUIRY FORM

www.katherinehancock.photography

Newborn, Child & Family Photographer in Chorley PR6 0AS     01275 264346

 

Mummy & Me!

Mummy & Me!

Mothers Day Portrait
Mothers Day Gift

We all have loads of pictures of our children, right! but do you have any with YOU in them? You are the most important person in your children’s lives, and they will want images of Mum and Dad with them as they get older. Especially when they have children themselves (maybe) and you become Grandparents!!! I am really looking forward to this stage, but I have a while to wait yet.

I am also guilty of not getting IN those photo memories, and being a photographer I should know better.

Does your partner complain that you never take any pictures of them with the kids!!!

I hope I can help with that!

As Mothers Day is next month (26th March) I will be doing a competition to win a Mini Photo Shoot at my home studio in Chorley, Lancashire – more info soon x

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Bye for now

Kath x

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Something a bit different!

Something a bit different!

As you know I usually photograph babies and children but today I had the pleasure of working with Sophia who owns Peonybox a company that sells amazing silk filled quilts, pillows and other gorgeous silk products. I know first hand how lovely it is to sleep beneath a silk quilt as I have one myself and I love it, its so soft and light plus its free from any harmful chemicals and its hypoallergenic properties ensure a healthy sleeping environment.

The pictures I have taken for Peonybox are to help update the website and launch new products. With the help of the lovely Model, we were able to capture some fantastic  shots.

If you want to find out any more info or order a silk product click HERE

Bye for now

Kath

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What to Expect when I’m Expecting You

What to Expect when I’m Expecting You

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 £65 deposit 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 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 studio. 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 with refreshments and a magazine (I even have some new dads who take a quick nap!)

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 3 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 on – 01257 264346    kathhancock@yahoo.co.uk

www.katherinehancock.photography

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Should I have a Maternity Shoot?

Should I have a Maternity Shoot?

I have had the privilege of being pregnant twice, I loved the idea of being pregnant and how special it was to be carrying a brand new life inside me but in reality I felt tired, big, heavy and the last thing on my mind was a ‘Bump’ photo session.

But remember, you might not feel your best, but from the outside, we see a beautiful woman bringing a new life (or two or more!) into the world, with a gorgeous little baby growing inside of you. Pregnancy is a thing of beauty, awe and amazement for many people – and it will be for you too if you ignore the cheeky gremlins in your mind telling you otherwise. Gosh, some women will surely feel envious and jealous of you too, remembering what a special time pregnancy was and/or wishing they were in your shoes! You will only be pregnant a few times (if that) in your entire life. No matter if you think you look far from glowing or glamourous, a skilled pregnancy photographer can easily draw out the beauty, love and femininity of your pregnancy.

Some Wonderful things about having a Maternity Session –

Making memories – You might be unsure about it now, but if you don’t have a photography session while you’re pregnant, you’ve lost the chance to create once in a lifetime memories – you can’t get them back. Photos also trigger memories, feelings, emotions… they help you remember more vividly. Even if you don’t care for the memory for yourself, I can assure you that when your children are older, they will be delighted to see the photos of their pregnant mamma, while they were growing inside of you.

Bonding – It can be harder for a dad-to-be to bond with an unborn baby, since the baby is growing inside of you, moving inside you, having hiccups inside of you – and not him. You might feel all warm and fuzzy when those things happen, but he can’t feel it so he doesn’t know how wonderful it is. But putting dad in the picture (pardon the pun!) can help him bond with baby a bit more too, and it gives him some special memories of his own – aside from you yelling at him for bringing you a cheese and tomato sandwich when you asked for a cheese, anchovy and pickle sandwich! It’s also a lovely way for siblings to spend some quality time with you and help prepare them for their new brother or sister.

Its Fun– Many pregnant women I speak to tell me that they had lots of fun and laughs during their photo shoot. If you choose a photographer that suits your personality and style you want from the shoot, you’ll have a great time. Make sure you do your homework though, and that the photographer is experienced in maternity photos – a normal photographer may not have the same creative ideas and poses suitable for a pregnant woman.

My Maternity sessions take place in my cosy home studio in Chorley, Lancashire.  I advise mum to be to come around 32-37 weeks pregnant. I have a lovely gown which you can use (pictures above) so its best to wear white underwear. you can also have some photographs in your own clothes and any ideas you have are great. Its also nice to bring your scan picture and/or some little booties. You can come with your partner or come alone and surprise him with the pictures later.

I can also provide a Bump to Baby package, so let me know if you want more info.

Thanks for reading

Love

Kath x

To book or more info –

www.katherinehancock.photography

kathhancock@yahoo.co.uk

01257 264346

 

Foods that may affect breastfed babies sleep

Foods that may affect breastfed babies sleep

I have come to realise that some foods we as mums eat while Breastfeeding may affect Babies sleep and how settled they are, and its quite a good idea to avoid these foods for a few days before your Newborn session.

  • chocolate
  • spices (cinnamon, garlic, curry, chili pepper)
  • citrus fruits and their juices, like oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit
  • strawberries
  • kiwifruit
  • pineapple
  • the “gassy” veggies (onion, cabbage, garlic, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, and peppers)
  • fruits with a laxative effect, such as cherries and prunes

A daily cup or two of coffee is fine, but too much caffeine can interfere with your baby’s sleep or make him fussy. Remember that caffeine is also found in some sodas, teas, and over-the-counter medicines.

Please do not remove all these foods from your diet without medical advice but its fine to experiment to see if one or two of these foods are affecting your little one.

full report here – Baby Center

Well done if your a breast feeding Mum, as its really not easy, but keep going as long as you can. here are some of the benefits –

NHS

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