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Award winning baby photographer 2014

I’m very excited to say that the second year in row I have won the MPA East Midlands competition in Portrait of under 5s category and proud to be an award winning baby photographer 2014. This follows the success of last year’s competition.

Master Photographers Association, UK organisation of professional photographers, hold its annual East Midlands awards competition every year. This year I took a part with some of my favourite newborn and baby photographs and some wedding fashion shots. Apart from the three of my photographs that became the winners, two other images had an award of excellence and five had merit recognitions.

I’d like to say thank you to all my little models and their parents, as well as to the wedding couples and models, for giving me this opportunity to create beautiful artistic pictures and to everyone supporting me through this year.

Here are the winning baby photographs and those marked as merit or award of excellence.

Also, this year have won Contemporary wedding and Fashion, which you can look through in the ESP wedding photography blog.

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Elena, your newborn photographer in Derby

Winner of PORTRAIT UNDER 5s category:


Newborn photographer Derby – Oliver’s photos

Hi everybody!

Back in 2012 I photographed wedding of Becky and Alex. You can imagine how pleased I was when Becky emailed me to ask to photograph their newborn baby boy Oliver.

Oliver is a lovely little boy. He was very positive during his first ever newborn photo shoot, even smiled to me 🙂 (see the photo). We’ve also decided to weigh him using my special vintage scales, just for a record:) As usually, for my boutique baby photography sessions, I used knitted hats, baskets and other carefully selected and themed accessories from my photography props collection.

It was a pleasure to photograph Oliver; look forward to seeing him soon for his 6 plus session!

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Newborn photographer Derby – photos of Daniel

At the beginning of the shoot, Daniel did not want to sleep at all. He was curious about things that were happening around him. After a little secret trick he went asleep and eventually let me take pictures that would remind to his parents and himself how little and cute he was. Here are few photos to share with you 🙂

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Award winning baby photographer Derby 2013

Following last year’s success, I’m pleased to say about winning of three wedding photography awards in the this year’s annual East Midlands regional photography competition organised by The Master Photographers Association, a society for professional photographers.

In the 2013 competition which took place a week ago, I became a winner of Licentiate Wedding, Licentiate Portrait, Portrait under 5s; Some photos were given status Merit or took 2nd or 3rd places in other categories, such as Wedding Classic. I’m glad to become an award winning baby photographer again.
I would like to thank everyone who chose us to be their wedding or portrait photographer! Without you, the pictures would not be as they are!
Here are the winning images.

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Newborn Photographer Derby – Maxim’s newborn shoot

The age of this little boy on the photos is just 7 days. During this newborn photo shoot taken at my studio at Derby, Maxim must have been dreaming with some nice sweet dreams, just look at his happy smile on the top photo 🙂 At other pictures, he would allow me to pose him as wished, even agreed to sit in a little basket – this one is one of my favourite 🙂

At this shoot I’ve decided to choose two colour themes, brown and green, with the use of knitted hats. I think the colours suited Maxim very well. What do you think? Give me your thoughts.

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