Blog posts by Stephanie Warne

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4 Family milestones worth documenting with photography

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Any family event is paparazzi worthy, we think. Like the first time your little one smiles, and those first steps. What about the very first haircut? Dad’s amazing promotion, and mum’s first book signing definitely make the list too. But there are a few events that just shouldn’t be missed and it’s these memories we feel absolutely must make it into the family album. The birth of a child. The welcoming of a sibling into the family “Uh, that’s obvious...

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The best time to have newborn photos taken

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The great thing about taking photos of a newborn is that they’re pretty compliant and you can get them into the most darling positions. We’ve all seen the “barrel” photos of the little newborn sleeping peacefully on a bundle of hay, or the “I’m getting lost in all the blankets around me” newborn images. Luckily for mums and photographers, newborns spend so much time sleeping that indeed, many photographers suggest taking photo’s before the two-week mark. You’ve got about 3...

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Tips for choosing family outfits on a family photo shoot

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It’s that time of the year that most kids and teenagers dread. Mum whips out her knitting, sewing patterns from the late 80’s and the fabric that her great, great-aunt passed down to her grandmother in the 1930’s. It’s got all the makings of a blockbuster horror movie fitting. But it really doesn’t have to invoke feelings of terror and embarrassment every year. Mums take note that those matching jumpers for every member of the family are a thing of...

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10 best gifts for new mums

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It’s not always easy getting a gift for someone, but what do you get for a new mum? She’s just been showered with everything her little one could want and you know that very little of those gifts were intended for her. Here are our thoughts on the matter. 1. Sleep If you could bottle sleep it would sell and make a small fortune. Sadly, sleep and its effect have not been bottled yet. You can however offer the new...

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Where to buy maternity clothes

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Hands up ladies if you can remember a time when being pregnant was all about covering the baby bump in baggy clothes? It’s certainly not a shameful thing, so why cover it? Luckily nowadays there’s a whole variety of designers and brands that cater just for you big-bumped ladies, and best of all, they’re stunning maternity clothes that will make you want to look for an occasion just so you can show your bump off in style. We put together...

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