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Petticoats & Lashes Photography – Toddler Photoshoot

There’s something really special about having professional photos taken of our children. It’s a great way for a keepsake and great for Christmas gifts for the grandparents. Over a week ago we took Alex along with his cousin Lucy to get some photos done with Charlene of Petticoat & Lashes Photography by Charlene Hoey.

Charlene is my younger cousin but I choose her to do the photos because she is incredibly talented and so laid back and easy to work with. She didn’t show any frustration or annoyance towards Alex or Lucy who were a little apprehensive at first to get their photos taken, although when they both finally warmed up we got some cracking photographs.

We went to Calendar Park to take the photos as it’s big, has lots of trees and looks very autumnal which was the aesthetic I was looking for. I think Charlene was able to capture a lot of photos which she narrowed down to almost 70. I don’t envy her having to shive through all the photos looking for the best, the ones she selected and sent over are exactly what I wanted.

A few days after the shoot Charlene shared some of the pictures on her Facebook page and instantly I was so glad that she took the photos. They are stunning. She has managed to capture some truly gorgeous moments with Alex and Lucy and there is even one with me, David and Alex.

One of the great things about Petticoats & Lashes Photography is that you get the digital rights to the photos meaning that I can print them as many times as I want and share them with friends and family.

I love the photos so much that I’m getting Charlene to take photos of m next year for my big birthday. This is massive because I hate getting my photo taken but the one of the three of us is so good. I want to frame it without being embarrassed about how I look

If you’re in the central Scotland area and are looking to get some amazing photos taken I would highly recommend Petticoats & Lashes Photography by Charlene Hoey. Her website is currently under construction but you can find her on Facebook which I’ve linked above.

Have you ever had a professional photo shoot taken of your kids or even yourself? I’d love to hear other people’s stories and experiences.

Thank you for reading

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12 Comments

  1. What beautiful photos! If I ever had a family I’ll for sure do something like this, those memories are beautiful 😍 and it looks like so much fun!
    The fact you get rights to the digital copies is ace too as you usually don’t get that!

    Ysabelle x
    http://www.thegrahamsmiths.com

    1. It was lots of fun. I loved walking through the dried leaves. I was like a big kid lol. X

  2. What beautiful photos you have a talented cousin. I think its great you have a digital copy and the rights to use them. I bet u had lots of fun having them done.

    1. Thank you. We did. So much so I’m getting photos done next year for my big birthday. X

  3. These photos are so lovely! I agree that things like this make great presents too because of the memories they hold. Xx

    1. Thank you I am so happy with them. X

  4. Beautiful photos. I hate having photos of myself done, we had some professionally done years ago and I begged mum not to put them up lol!! Think your cousin looks far more talented than the one who did ours though!!!

    1. Thank you. Aww I’m sure they’re not that bad. She is very talented indeed. X

  5. SamBlogger says:

    What lovely photos – they’re so cute! The quality is really outstanding here 🙂

    1. Thank you. I wish I was as talented as Charlene at photo taking x

  6. ingridhughes says:

    What beautiful photos!! I want to take some with our 8 month old baby but my husband thinks I’ve gone photo crazy!
    xx
    Ingrid
    http://www.ingridhughes.com

    1. Thank you. Tell your husband that he’s the crazy one. I do admit in the first year or so I was constantly taking pictures but not as much now. That’s why this Photoshoot is so special. Xx

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