Jules achieves “Master Craftsman” title

Master Craftsman Qualification for Julie Moult  based in Kirkby Mallory, Leicester, Family Portrait Photographer at Jules Photography & Little Creases Newborn Photography

This last year, as many of my clients will be aware,  I have been working on a collection of images to present to The Guild Of Photographers for assessment for my Craftsman Qualification.

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that finally last week my completed panel of images were judged by the Guilds team of International judges and I was actually awarded the “Master Craftsman” Qualification. This award means so much to me for many reasons but possibly the most important reason is that I know I am giving a truly Professional Quality Service and Product to my clients and Master Craftsman is a title I intend to live up to for the rest of my photographic career.

Throughout my photographic Journey I have participated In many training days with various Photographers in particular Damien Lovegrove  who I found extremely helpful and inspiring and I have always come away with new techniques that I have been able to apply to my own work. I think its very important to develop your own style and take inspiration from others to improve your own work and training is invaluable.

Learning to see images as a collection that represents your personal style is not always easy and my Guild Mentor Julie Oswin, a wonderfully talented acclaimed photographer, has played a huge role in helping me put these images together, and I am truly indebted to her for guiding me and encouraging me. She is a wonderful person and a fantastic trainer within the business of photography.

I would like to thank all of my clients, even if your imagesare not in this panel, you have all had an input and been extremely inspirational to me.

and finally thank you to The Guild for being such a nurturing organisation I love being a member of such a warm and friendly group of Photographers from all walks of life

Here is my final panel….

 

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Taron rocks his Cake Smash!

We had a ball with Taron for his Cake Smash Photo Session we started with some beautiful portraits, then casual portraits followed by a few cheeky nappy shots and finished with an all blue Cake Smash plus a lovely welcome bubble bath! Yep Mum Rosie & Grandparents didn’t escape the blue icing and were both wearing it by the end of the shoot unfotunately they didn’t fit in the bath!!!!

Cant wait for them to come and see all the images from this session, we captured some beauties!

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If you want to book your child’s Cake /smash Session, just complete the on line booking form HERE and I’ll contact you to arrange a date! You can bring your own cake or I can supply one for you.

Little Creases Leicester’s highly Acclaimed Newborn & Baby Photographer

Kirkby Moats Farm

14 Newbold Rd

Leicester LE97QG

Tel: 01455828380

Leicester Photographer Jules is a multi award winning photographer winning Image of The Year in 3 categories for 2015 with The Guild of Photographers

Newborn Image of the Year Winner 2015 !

Jules at Little Creases Leicester Newborn Photographer  wins 12 Awards at The Guilds awards evening!!

Last weekend was the long awaited Guild of Photographers Awards Evening for 2015….As you may have been aware 10 of my images had been nominated in 3 out of the 4 categories…I was absolutely thrilled to discover that I had won Image of The Year in all 3 categories which included Winner & Runner up in the Pet Category! To say I was over the moon would be an understatement…so to then be awarded joint-runner-up in the overall Image of the year was just fantastic.. My night could not get any better..so I thought, but to then find out that I was 2nd in the Photographer of The Year Awards for the Family People and Portraiture section was just incredible, also 3rd in the Newborn section and 12th in the Open section …I came away from the awards night with a total of 12 awards!! Its just so encouraging to have my work acknowledged by such a prestigious group The Guild of Photographers members include some of the best photographers in the country..It is a wonderful place to learn my craft and continue to grow.. I hope it also gives you confidence that I am dedicated to producing beautiful images for you and your family and that you are safe in the knowledge that I will always give you my best!

I may be celebrating for a very long time!

Picture below with my 3 winning images…beautiful Glass Plaques and certificates

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10 images Nominated for National Awards with the Guild Of Photographers

The New Year brought with it 4 Magical emails from the Guild of Photographers I cannot express how honoured I am to have my images nominated for the National Annual Awards again this year and to be considered one amongst some of THE best photographers in the Country!

PRESS RELEASE

Leicester Newborn, Baby, Family & Pet Photographer Jules of Jules Photography & Little Creases achieves National Acclaim!
Jules, a photographer based in Kirkby Mallory, Nr Hinckley Leicester has reached the Final of the fiercely contested Guild of Photographers Image of the Year Competition.

 The Guild is a highly respected UK based association for photographers which has members from overseas as well. Each year it runs an on-line monthly photographic competition with awards being given each month to the very best of the entries.

During the course of 2015, the competition attracted nearly 10,000 entries in 4 categories, and this week the Guild’s Judges have selected just 10 images in the various genres from the very best of the monthly entries, to go forward to the annual Final. Jules‘s has had 10 images Nominated within the 4 Categories of Pet Portraits, Babies & Toddler, Newborn and Maternity

 & children.

Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said “One of the Guild’s aims is to drive standards and creativity amongst photographers. Our monthly competition certainly does that, for the standard of the entries we see each month is quite staggering. To have an image recognised by the Guild in the monthly competition is difficult enough, so to have an image selected as being one of the best 10 in a category for the end of year Final is a quite remarkable achievement, and shows just how talented a photographer Jules is.

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Jules said “I live for my photography and put a lot of effort into developing my skills. One way I do that is to enter the Guild’s competition. It drives forward photography standards month after month so it helps me push myself. The images I see getting awards each month are inspirational, so knowing just how high those standards are, to have my images selected within the 10 to go through to the Final from the whole year’s entries is really really exciting. I couldn’t believe it when I found out.”

Jules’s image along with the others will now be printed ready for the Competition Final later in January, and the overall winner will be announced at a lavish Awards night in a magnificent Jacobean mansion in Cheshire on 6th February.

 To find out more about the Guild of Photographers visit their website www.photoguild.co.uk

To find out more about jules visit their website

www.juelsphotography.org www.littlecreases.com www.flareweddings.co.uk

Here are my 6 Baby Maternity & Children’s Category Nominated images

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Teenie Mylas Newborn Session

There is no better assurance from the parents of their precious newborns that they  have complete trust in you and what you do than when you look up and they are both fast asleep!!!

I totally fell in love with this little girl! Love getting the christmas outfits out in the run up to christmas and then I get to see all the ” babies first christmas” cards.

October is proving a very busy month at Little Creases Leicester Newborn Photography Studio so many new babies!

 

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Its been boys, boys, boys just lately here at Little Creases, Leicester Family, Newborn & Maternity Photography Studio….I always seem to get girls and boys  in three’s!  Here is gorgeous Rocco and his beautiful big sister Akacia. So much love for this little man from his sister she just wanted to kiss him at every opportunity.

we photographed Rocco in his mummy tummy with Akacia too 🙂

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More Safe Baby Posing

This is another example of how important it is to ensure your newborn baby is photographed safely.

As a professional photographer I have a code of conduct to never put anybody, Person, Baby, or Pet at risk to capture an image.

This wonderful image of baby Esmae is taking in two stages, firstly I photograph the dreamcatcher hanging with the fur blanket and then I sat the dreamcatcher with baby on the beanbag and photographed her with Mummy right by her head. I then take the two images into photoshop and merge them together resulting in a beautiful yet totally SAFE image As a member of BANPAS you can be assured I am a photographer capable of creating composite images and will always have your baby’s safety in mind throughout your session

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As a Newborn Photographer  I need to have photographic skills, Photo editing skills but I need to be totally comfortable and confident in handling your baby, soothing and keeping her settled.

I hope this gives you a little insight into what goes on in and after a Little Creases Newborn Photography Session

I will be posting some before and after editing images soon so keep checking back with me.

A guide to Safe Baby Posing

Newborn Baby Photography is a must we want to capture our teeny newborn as they grow so quickly by Leicester Leading Newborn and Baby Photographer Jules at Little Creases is aware of the dangers that you and your baby may be facing if you are not aware of Safe Baby posing.

When you decide to entrust your precious new baby into the hands of a photographer do you ever consider wether

they are trained in safe baby posing?

I doubt it…you are paying for a professional photographer so you would expect nothing could go wrong,

To become a member of BANPAS ( Baby & Newborn Photographers Association) I had to submit images of how I perform composite images before becoming a member. This in turn provides you with the reassurance to know that I am trained in safe baby posing.

I thought it would be a good idea  show you how I shoot one of my favourite images … Baby in the air in Dads hands.

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This would be a very dangerous pose to perform if Dad held baby in the air as this image suggests

baby could wriggle or jolt and could quite easily be dropped. Trained Newborn Photographers know how to

shoot these poses safely so don’t be afraid to ask if your Newborn Photographer is trained…. and if you feel

at any time during a shoot your baby is in danger you do have the right to say something.

Here is the image straight from my camera without editing. As you can see Baby is lying on her side safely on the bean

bag and Dad is just gently cupping her in his hands.

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keep following my Blog Posts for more safe baby posing images and don’t put your baby at risk, choose your Newborn Photographer

carefully, your baby is far too precious to be put a risk for an image x

Frequently Asked Questions about your Newborn Session

I have put together a few frequently asked questions and answers to help mums and dads understand how a Newborn Photography Session works and what is involved. Other photographers may do things differently so always check with them before booking .

When do I book?

You can book your session as early as your 20 week scan…once you have had the scan I can allocate a couple of weeks for you around your due date and then as soon as baby has arrived you can call me to arrange a day and time and we can chat about everything. This is advisable as I can get very busy and allocating your due date means you will always have your slot reserved. You can call or email me to book your session I take a £25 deposit at the time of booking and this is deducted from your package cost.

When is the best time to have my session?

To get the very best from your newborn session your baby needs to be between 5 and 14 days old and preferably no later than 3 weeks. This is due to the fact that they are still super sleepy and still curled so we are able to position baby in all the sweet poses you have seen on my website.

What happens at my session?

My Newborn sessions start as near to 10am as you can make it as babies tend to suffer less from colic earlier on on the day…I work in a cosy room at Miracle In Progress 3d/4d Scanning Clinic in Shepshed where you can sit and relax while your session takes place. Your session usually takes between 2 – 4hrs as a lot of time is taken with feeding changing and settling baby and changes of backdrops props and etc…there is no rush and we can take our time. We will have discussed any preferences you may have when we arranged the day and time for your session i.e what sort of shots you would like, family shots, colours etc.

Do you take Partner & Sibling images?

I love taking Mummy and Daddy shots during my newborn sessions, and my style is relaxed and informal so even the most camera shy can be assured I won’t ask you for fake smiles etc..often the best images are when you are not looking at the camera and even baby in daddies arms and hands can be very powerful if dad doesn’t want to be photographed. Older Brothers and Sisters are welcome to have their photographs taken with their new baby but as we all know young children get bored very easily, and babies are not comfortable being held by young children we get round this by having a few specific shots that have been tried and tested to get the best images of baby and their brothers and sisters. I do try and get these shots done first and ask that someone can come an take the children away after we have finished these shots. If for some reason baby isn’t settling we can bring them back and get the shots at the end of the session.

When will I see my images? During your session I will show you a few of your pictures as we take them Once we have finished the session my job has just begun. I will take 2-3hrs to go through all the images we take and find 20 -30 of the very best..these I will edit and colour correct babies skin and remove spots, rashes and scratches etc…birthmarks , mongolian blue spot and moles will not be retouched unless specifically requested. I will always try and edit 1 image for you to have a sneak peek as soon as I can after the session and upload to my FB page

When your images are ready I will arrange a suitable time for you to return and view your images on a large screen..you can then choose which package or products you would like to display them. Orders are placed at this time and usually take 10 -14 days to produce…orders cannot then be cancelled once production has begun. Payment is required at the time or ordering… Images are kept on file for 6mths.

Can I pay in instalments?

If you wish to pay in 2 monthly instalments for your packages you may do so by paying 50% at the time of ordering followed by 50% 4 weeks later orders will then be ready 2 weeks after final payment.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me either by email: info@littlecreases.com or by phone 07515382865

Unfortunately due to the nature of newborn sessions 48hrs minimum notice is required to re-arrange any confirmed bookings as time is spent preparing for your shoot and I cannot fill these sessions without prior notice.

There is a no filming or photography policy within the clinic so please can you not take photographs with you mobiles/ipads etc.

What do I bring with me?

Milk, milk and more milk! baby will need lots of top ups throughout the session so as long as we have milk we will be fine, if you are breastfeeding and you can express a little beforehand to give you a little break thats a good idea..if not we have plenty of time for you to top baby up.

Dummy or pacifier if you use one…this can be a godsend to just get them off into that dreamy sleep.

Food for yourselves! Please bring some lunch with you and snacks..I can provide tea and coffee. Dad can bring his laptop etc for entertainment or he can simply have a snooze!

Clothing My style of shooting newborns is with little clothing so outfits are not usually necessary …I have a vast range of wraps shawls and little knitted and crocheted rompers to make your images timeless and last for a very long time to come.

Parents I always advise on plain and pastel colours and maybe a black top each also.

Siblings plain pastel colours work really well for sibling shots, I’m always happy to photograph parent shots and sibling shots skin to skin if thats something you feel you would like. I have plenty of wraps to cover you with and keep shoulders bare.

All babies are different and the majority settle really well and sleep through most of the session. I adore babies and have years of experienced and endless patience so you have no need to worry or stress at all. I am trained in Newborn Photography and Safe Baby Handling and I am a member of BANPAS (Baby & Newborn Photographers Association) as well as being a Qualified photographer with the Guild of Photographers and the SWPP. I would never put your precious baby at risk just to get an image.

Teenie Weenie Eve came for her Newborn session today ~ Award Winning LEICESTER NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

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Evie Moody just 2 weeks new!

It was just so lovely finally meeting Evie for her Newborn session here at Little Creases, I photographed her Mummy & Daddy’s

Wedding in August last year and she was just a tiny bump …hardly noticeable in her Mummy’s tummy on

the day, how lovely to think she shared the day with them… and we managed to steal one picture at the end

of the shoot of her on Mummy’s wedding dress…fantastic!

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Such a little Princess I’m going to enjoy watching her grow up <3