Our second newborn photo shoot

I’ve probably confused you somewhat with the title of this post. I haven’t managed to defy odds and pop out another baby in the space of six months, I’m just a really rubbish blogger and have had this on my ‘to write’ list for an eternity.

When Frankie was two weeks old we invited the fabulous Jen from Kimber Kreative into our home to capture our new little addition. I’d discovered Jen via a local parents Facebook group and loved what I had seen of her photography. When I contacted her, I was amazed how reasonable her rates were. Rather than a fee for this, a fee for that and extortionate prices for every photo you fell in love with, she offered a flat rate for a newborn photo shoot, with all the digital images included.

We had a photo shoot for Lottie when she was two weeks old and I love the memories and there are some beautiful photos. But Jen’s photography was a completely different experience – a very relaxed and enjoyable hour for us all. And when I saw the shots, I was overwhelmed. In a little over an hour in our company, she captured the essence of each one of us perfectly. And if I could put every single one in a frame, I probably would.

I think it takes a real talent to come into someone else’s house who you have never met before, especially one with a wary and rather shy toddler in it, and make everyone at ease enough to get such great photos. Jen has that skill, as well as an amazing photographic flair, on top of being a genuinely lovely person.

I’ll stop gushing in a moment, and let the photos speak for themselves, but one of the things I wasn’t expecting, but was delighted to receive, was shots of us as a family and of Lottie as a todller, rather than just of Frankie as a baby.

I’ll let the photos talk for themselves now…




  1. Jen Kimber
    October 5, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Oh Katie! This bought tears to my eyes…thank you so much for the most amazing review. I still treasure the memory of that session and hope I get to see how your girls have grown with another shoot soon. Thank You, thank You, thank you. Xxx

    • heelsandhooves
      October 5, 2017 / 11:22 am

      I’m so sorry it took me so long to post them. Honestly Jen, we couldn’t be happier with the photos and I still get a bit emotional every time I look at them! We’ll definitely have more sessions with you as the girls grow up. I so wish I had your talent at photography xxx

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