I’ve had the pleasure of shooting some pregnancy and baby portraits recently and hope to feature them here over the next few days and weeks. My work keeps evolving as I exercise myself at improving my ability and develop my craft. My style of working has changed a bit as a result and I can see progress in the quality of images I produce and recognise that I am having more consistency producing images. The shoot featured here is that of a gorgeous Grace Kathleen – she was a joy to photograph. It took a while to get her to settle and getting a smile out of her was quite difficult not because she was grumpy or difficult, as experienced as I am at doing this – i just did not find what worked with her until quite late into the shoot. The fact is babies don’t, won’t or can’t always be smiling and don’t, can’t or won’t always do so because we expect them to or try to trick them into doing so, luckily I got one or two ‘smiles’ in the end but the images without a smile are just as cute too. See what you think.