MAMA SESSIONS

I'm so excited to be able to offer this service. MAMA sessions are for YOU - documenting you as a mother, and as a woman, giving you stunning images to cherish always

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WHAT ARE MAMA SESSIONS?

Shut your eyes and think about the images you wished you had of you and your baby - are they intimate + natural at home shots, or beautiful outdoor portraits? No matter where we are, my focus is capturing the love + connection between you and your little one/s. I can visit you at home, or we can adventure to a beautiful outdoor location. Whether that's in the river, by the sea, or deep in the woods - we can choose what makes your heart sing loudest.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE MY CLOTHES OFF?

Not if you don’t want to! The beauty of MAMA sessions is that they are completely and utterly unique to you - so you can bare as much or as little as you want. Whatever you decide, the end result will be beautiful!

WHAT IF I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD?

That’s not a problem! It just means more cuddles, more giggles and even more love! If you are a mum of two or more, having a second adult helper with you is really helpful to keep everyone happy.

DO MY IMAGES NEED TO BE SHARED ONLINE?

Nope! I would say around 50% of all my clients choose to keep their images private, with no social media sharing, and I am more than happy to accommodate this. When you complete your booking form, there’s a consent section where you can let me know your preferences.

I’M NOT VERY PHOTOGENIC/I’M NERVOUS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA - HELP!

Please don’t worry. Honestly, just about everyone feels like that and it’s completely understandable. But I have worked with hundreds of women, babies, children and families, and will quickly have you feeling comfortable. Like with my newborn sessions, your MAMA session is more about quality time with your baby/child, cuddling, playing and cuddling some more, rather than a ‘photo shoot’. While you may not be able to forget I’m there (especially if I’m trying my hardest not to fall over in the river with bright pink wellies on), I do my best to make sessions super relaxed and enjoyable. meaning you can concentrate on the snuggling!

OK, I THINK I’M IN….WHAT NEXT?

I'm delighted to be able to offer two packages for MAMA sessions, which are as follows -

MAMA SESSION + 10 digital images with full printing rights £275

MAMA SESSION + 20 digital images with full printing rights £325

Outdoor mama sessions are only available up to the end of September (before the autumn chill hits!) but indoor sessions are available all year round.

FIRE ME AN EMAIL

I’m always happy to chat and answer any questions you may have - don’t hesitate to pop me a note if there is anything you’d like to ask! You can email me here or if you are taking the plunge and want to get booked In, then you can book your session via this form

ABERDEEN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER - FORMARTINES

OMG. I’m not quite sure how it’s happened but I haven’t blogged a family session in nearly ONE WHOLE YEAR. Oops. I’m immediately rectifying that by bringing you a teeny peek of the gorgeous Parles who joined me at Formartines (next door to Haddo House, with a coffee shop that could be considered the finest purveyor of home bakes within a 20 mile radius!) for a fun family session in the sunshine a couple of months ago! Hopefully now I’ve got one done, the rest will swiftly follow - I can’t believe I haven’t shared them with you already!

You can find out more about my family sessions right over HERE

FAMILY SESSION ABERDEEN - FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER IN ABERDEEN

We had the perfect day for a lovely indoor/outdoor family session with the McCarry family - the sun was shining and little Iona was feeling happy to show me round her neighbourhood, with a little walk round Hazlehead before settling in for some more photos in the cutest spot just behind their house! Indoor/outdoor sessions are perfect if your baby isn't walking, or if you just prefer to stay a bit closer to home! Here's a wee peek at their gallery - 

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY IN ABERDEEN - BABY E

Aberdeen has been experiencing a baby boom these past few months, and I have had an amazing time meeting so many gorgeous new families and getting to spend some time photographing them in their homes! Theanna and David were referred to me by a mutual photographer friend for their newborn session, and I caught up with them a few weeks after baby Ellie made her early arrival in to the world. Both sets of grandparents had flown over the Atlantic to meet her, and it was extra special to be able to capture some moments with them as well. Here's just a little sneak peek from their gallery - 

This was pretty much Ellie's first thought of me - B O R I N G! 

If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire, I'd love to hear from you. My sessions are relaxed, baby led and very natural - I capture you and your family, just as you are. Having worked with hundreds of families, your baby is in safe hands - find out more information here or email me here

LUCIA - NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY IN ABERDEENSHIRE

After a gorgeous outdoor maternity session the week before Lucia made her appearance in the world, I couldn't wait to head out to her parent's Inverurie home to photograph them all settling in as a family. I adore newborn sessions - and the connection I quickly build with you means that I can tell your family story in heartfelt and beautiful way. Lucia's mum wanted to capture their breastfeeding relationship, and it was an honour to document it for them - you'll see a sneak peek of their full gallery below. 

My newborn sessions are bespoke, and completely tailored to the needs of your family - they are relaxed, natural and totally baby led. With lots of time for cuddles, feeds and a cup of tea, it will feel more like a morning spent cuddling your baby than a photo shoot. You can find out more information about my newborn sessions here

MONTE - FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY IN ABERDEEN

Photographing toddlers is lots of fun, and Monte was no exception. I joined Monte and his parents at their beautiful Aberdeen home, and got we got right down to playing, watering plants and having a giggle. After a little while, we headed across to Old Aberdeen for a little wander and the opportunity to get some outdoor images. Indoor/outdoor sessions are great for older babies and young children, as it gives them plenty of time to relax and forget the camera is even there. You can view more of my family portfolio here, and if you would like candid and relaxed images of your family, I'd love to hear from you 

ARCHIE - NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER IN ABERDEEN

Oh Archie. My first baby of 2018 was a deliciously squishy gorgeous baby boy called Archie, who is very lucky to have two wonderful big sisters to take care of him. His lovely mama is a little bit of a superwoman - she was even out volunteering for the Aberdeen branch of NCT when Archie was just over a week old! Here's just a sneak peek of their at home newborn session, and some lovely words from Emma 

"What a lovely, relaxed time we had during our little boys newborn photo shoot. Vivienne captured real life moments with our wee boy and his big sisters. I am so pleased with the finished photos and these will be a great reminder of the early days of Archie’s life. Precious memories."

Expecting a 2018 baby? I'd love to hear from you - get in touch here 

SUMMER FAMILY SESSION IN ABERDEEN

I'm only about 6 months late in blogging this session! Here's a throwback to June last year, when this lovely trio travelled up from Stirling to have a family session with me here in Aberdeen. Rebecca was just picture perfect with her freckles and bucketload of cuteness! 

 

CAPTURING PERSONALITY - FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY ABERDEEN

No family is perfect, and as a photographer, it's the perfectly imperfect moments that I love capturing most. The cheeky grins, giggles, twirls, jumps, stick finding, leaf throwing, rounds of peekaboo, and shrieks of laughter as your children run in the completely opposite direction to my camera are what makes a session special. I want you to remember it as a lovely few hours spent with the ones you love, rather than an experience to be endured! 

This was my third time capturing the Farthing family, and I just wanted to show you a handful of their 'perfectly imperfect' moments

Family sessions are available all year round - if you'd like to book yours or gift a voucher, then you can contact me here

NCT ABERDEEN MINI SESSIONS - OCTOBER

The NCT mini session photo fundraiser event is such good fun! I love meeting lots of lovely new families, and getting the opportunity to photograph some existing clients again, knowing that the images we create are often Christmas gifts. I took the mini sessions to my home town of Culter this year, and it served as the perfect backdrop for giggly smiles and mischief making. Thank you to all the families who take up these slots every year - they help raise vital funds for the Aberdeen branch, meaning they can do more awesome work supporting local parents. 

Here's just a little glimpse of what we got up to! 

FAMILY SESSION AT HOME - ROSE TURNS 1

You might remember the beautiful baby Rose as a teeny tiny newborn on the blog earlier this year. I had the pleasure of going back to visit the gorgeous Woodward family as they prepared for the very exciting occasion of Rose turning 1. We started at their home in Bridge of Don, before heading over to a chilly but beautiful Scotstown Moor for some outdoor shots, where Rose's grandparents (and their super cute dog) joined us! Here's just a few images from their session 

I shoot outdoor sessions all year round - you don't need to wait for 'good' weather to get your family portraits taken!  And if the weather is really against us, then an at home session, no matter how old your baby or child, can be the perfect solution. I'd love to chat - pop me a message! 

NCT Aberdeen Mini Sessions - Aberdeen Family Photographer

There was an abundance of cute at the NCT Aberdeen mini sessions a few weeks ago, and this gorgeous brother and sister pair were no exception. Chloe's curls are just to die for! Here's just a few images from their mini session. Mini session vouchers are now available for Christmas - pop me an email if you'd like more information! 

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY - NCT ABERDEEN PHOTO FUNDRAISER

Oh it's been quiet here, I am sorry! September/October was a super busy time, and I've neglected my poor old blog. .But, I'm looking forward to showing you lots of gorgeous images, starting with this beautiful threesome who came to see me as part of the NCT Aberdeen Photo Fundraiser event! Every year, local photographers help to raise money to help support local parents across the region, and it's always really popular, with slots selling out in less than 2 hours this year! Thank you to everyone who purchased a slot, which helped the branch raise hundreds for their support groups and services

Sarah - Outdoor Family Session in Aberdeen

Even with 5 adults accompanying her, it was definitely young Miss Sarah who took us for a walk on this lovely family session last month! So full of mischief and quite literally a whirlwind of gorgeous curls and giggles, we had great fun running around in the woods on a lovely sunny afternoon. 

The seasons are changing and my most favourite (and busiest) time of year for family sessions is coming up!  Autumn is a wonderful time to capture you all together, with the beautiful gold and red colours of the trees providing the perfect backdrop. Pop me a line here and tell me what you'd love for your session!