Please don't strangle him......

It's that time of year again. I need to start writing Christmas cards so I don't end up hyperventilating in early December at my 8ft long to do list. And for cards I need a photo of the Cameron smalls, preferably smiling, preferably with clean faces and preferably with no older sibling doing actual bodily harm to Baxter. It's a lofty aspiration I know.

So today was the day. It was sunny - too sunny. What happened to nice bright, cloud diffused light Scotland? Either dull and grey or eye wateringly bright. I know, I'm never happy.

We went in hunt of a nature filled beauty spot and ended up a mile from home sitting on an old towel. All the glamour.

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I'll keep trying :)

Baby in, baby out

If you're a Pinterest addict like me, you'll have seen photo collages like these before. I always thought they were so cool so I thought I'd have a go at creating my own.

Of course, the image you have in your head is often not quite as slick or as cool when you actually do it, but it's still a nice memory and will be funny for Baxter to look back on I'm sure. The baby in shots were about 1 week before he was born and the baby out shots are about 6 weeks after he was born. What a difference a few weeks makes.

What I notice about these excluding the really cute baby is this. Pre baby I had lipstick on, hahahah. Pre baby I was not quite as ghostly pale. Pre baby I didn't have under eye circles for miles. Post baby though I have a facial bone structure. I didn't notice how puffy my face was before hand - I didn't think I was as swollen but check out that water retention. Also a professional would have taken off her necklace and worn the same pair of glasses doh!

Check out my Pinterest boards here if you want to see what other cool ideas I can butcher some time soon:)

More Corrin

I first photographed Corrin when she was just a few months old. I had such a good time doing it and the fact Vivienne and Craig liked the images I took really boosted my confidence. So when Vivienne asked me to take some photos of Corrin at 6 months I was chuffed and really looking forward to it.

As life conspired it turns out Corrin was a bit older at nearly 9 months when we eventually took these photographs but I don't think when we look back that will matter. She was beautiful as a newborn and she is still as captivating. The bluest eyes which sparkle in the light and she was content and happy which made things so much easier.

I guess photographing friends is much easier than 'strangers' but I felt so much more confident this time and didn't feel any pressure to do anything in particular so I just let Corrin do her thing, tried to make sure my settings were right and we got on with it.

I enjoyed this so much, thanks Vivienne for the chance to practise and  you are such a joy for your family wee Corrin. These shots are some of my favourites, love her twinkly eyes so much. 'Til next time Miss T!


Back.....

I got my camera back!

I can't tell you how many times I've reached for it over the past couple of weeks and been sorely disappointed that I don't have it to hand. I've been all over Instagram, obnoxiously so for the time my camera has been away but prepare for a flood of photos in the next few posts if you will.

My family joke with me that nothing happens without me taking a photo of it and they are probably right. I didn't realise what a big part of my daily routine using my camera is though or how much I would miss it when it was gone - a lot. Even on days when there's no time for knitting or sewing or anything else there is always time to snap a few pictures. I so enjoy seeing my photographs on the laptop screen both for the memories they capture and because I can see if I've doing something well or tried something new. I'm addicted for sure.

The work on my camera was done under the warranty and took 4 weeks less than we thought it might so I'm feeling lucky.

Of course the minute I had it back in my paws I was snapping away, and Greig will be delighted I'm posting these photos of him in his pyjamas. Delighted.


Newborn

So it's not often I upload photos from my camera to my computer, view them on the screen and  think 'nailed it'. Usually I see technical errors, silly mistakes and missed oppotunities. But that's how I improve (I hope).

This morning the stars aligned and I had the chance to take some photos of Baxter. It was sunny and I knew the light would be great for photos. Greig was here to help me, Baxter was a happy little soul so we went for it. And when I opened up the files I thought straight away 'nailed it'.

These so perfectly capture my 2 week old boy. He loves, loves, loves to be cuddled. He is starting to have more awake time when he looks into your eyes and sees your soul as only tiny babies can.

His eyes are still a little red - the result of his super quick birth - but they are so expressive already. And he looks so like Brodie yet I know it's Baxter from his expressions.