Victorian Models for Tailors Through Time

Such fun day today…

It was a wonderful family occasion working for my Aunt who is an extremely talented seamstress and runs “Tailors through Time”.

She has been very busy designing and making each and every outfit as it would’ve been made during the Victorian era, so that she can take them into the local schools of Crawley, Horsham and the surrounding area and provide workshops for Year 3 and 6.

The plan today was to go to Weald and Downland museum so the children could have a look round  and try on the outfits in the beautiful museum setting.  Due to the rain though, we ended up bringing the photo shoot session forward and the children had a great time trying on the outfits and testing out their “Victorian” poses in the studio instead.

I’m really excited about editing the photos but here is one sneak preview of all the children together in the amazing period costumes.  If you are a teacher and are interested in Victorian workshops for Year 3 and 6, these outfits are absolutely beautiful and your students will love to try them on. Colour versions and closes up to follow….

The models here are:

Hayden – age 10, Katie – age 10, Maddie – age 8, Alfie – age 7, Harvey – age 6 and Bailey the dog – age 9 and as you can see the outfits fit them perfectly.

victorian worskhops

 

Exciting times with Fit Mummy

I had an exciting meeting this week with Sarah from Fit Mummy.

As a photographer I love capturing photos of newborn babies and children but as a mum who loves sport I understand how hard it is to fit in exercise.

Sarah and Lizzie are both fitness instructors and mums who realised that there is little in the way of exercise for mums to be and mums once the babies arrive so between them they have designed some wonderful classes.  They provide pre and post natal classes once your baby arrives.  The wonderful thing about these classes is that you can attend them with your baby.  It’s a wonderful way to lose your baby weight but without having to leave you gorgeous new baby with someone else.  Being a new mum can also be a lonely time as you adjust to looking after something so fragile but Fit mummy sessions also provides a great social network.

Sarah and I have decided to join together to show new mums what opportunities are available. I will be attending some of the classes to meet the Fit Mummies and to capture some photos of them with their babies participating in the sessions with Sarah and Lizzie. 

I will also be offering Fit Mummies a special discount with will enable them the ability to have a photo session to capture either some maternity photos or newborn photos once the baby has been born.  Watch this space because more information will be coming soon….

 http://www.fitmummy.co.uk/our-classes/

 

 

Postponed newborn photo session….

victorian photo session

Unfortunately today’s newborn photography session had to be postponed, which does happen when working with brand new babies and their mummas.  My studio in Billingshurst was all set up and ready to go so I couldn’t decide what to do with my new three hours of spare time.Victorian practise (1 of 5)

In my head a list as long as my arm was forming but instead…..Victorian practise (3 of 5)

 

Practise won…. but no babies…..ummm…… dolls and teddies it is though… Slightly harder to pose than a gorgeously new squishy baby but there is definitely less poo and wee.  I also really enjoyed using the new back drop, baby bed and antique pram though and can’t wait to put them into practise.

Victorian practise (4 of 5)

If you’re thinking of a newborn photo shoot please do not hesitate to contact me at clairewildersphotography@gmail.com

 

The earlier you book the better but even if you’ve just had your baby we can still get some beautiful photos for you to keep forever.Victorian practise (5 of 5)

 

Fathers Day Session – the forever lasting gift

 

Gifts for that special man

celebrating on Fathers Day steve and Maddie (1 of 2)

Don’t know what to buy, on Fathers Day, for that special person in your life?

How about a photo session.. The session can either be run prior to fathers day so that you can have some gorgeous prints ready as a gift on Father Day or it can be afterwards with both the adult and children together once the gift has been given

(This offer isn’t limited to the father and his children, it is whoever is special in the childs life…could be a step parent, Uncle, Grandad or even a single parent that celebrates Fathers Day)

£35 plus 10% off package prices

or

£75 includes three 10 x 8 inch prints, two 7 x 5 inch prints and 5 images to CD to keep.