Routine Riots

Kim sent me a very sweet email asking if she could do a guest post for Routine Riots on NHM. I saw some of the photo’s from the Easter event that she hosted in Chineham Village Hall and it looked like a fabulous event. It’s such a great idea.

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Who are we?

Routine Riots provides magical children’s entertainment! We are based in North Hants but travel to all surrounding areas, to your chosen venue! Offering the very best in children’s entertainment and dance tuition, all our staff are very friendly, fully insured and highly skilled, with much experience in teaching, performing and entertaining kids and grown-ups!
For more information and all our fun stuff check out our website at: www.routineriots.co.uk

What we offer:

CHARACTER PARTIES -(3-8years) From swashbuckling pirates and mermaids to enchanting fairies and more, we love to entertain your little ones to make memories that last a lifetime. We provide 60 or 90 minute party packages where your children can dance, sing, enjoy an interactive story time, play with bubbles and props and join in with fun themed games and a pass the parcel. Age adaptable. All children get a certificate. Lots of fun characters to choose from for girls and boys!

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DANCE PARTIES – For tots (3-5years) we provide an exciting 60 or 90 minute party with lots of dancing and action songs, props, traditional party and dance games and a pass the parcel. Party includes a present for the birthday child and certificates for all the children. High energy fun – Let us know if you have a theme!

For older kids (6-16years) we provide a 90 min dance party. There are lots of themes to choose from, street dance to ballet, pop party to Michael Jackson, cheerleading and much more. Kid’s can learn a dance to their favourite song or within their chosen theme. They can take part in a choreography competition too and we provide lots of fun traditional and dance games, and dance activities throughout, including a pass the parcel. They can even show their groovy moves to their parents at the end. Includes present for birthday child and all children get a certificate.

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MAGIC SHOWS
We offer awesome magic shows for children aged 3-7years! 30-90 min packages to choose from. Fully interactive, we have lots of cool tricks, singing and silliness for everyone to join in! Fab for boys and girls. We offer funky fairies or friendly clowns to attend….and keep a look out for their cheeky pet monster Rascal! Parties can also include games and balloon twisting.

FACE PAINTING
We love face painting and glitter! Available for birthday parties, weddings, christenings, events and more we have lots of fun designs for kids and grown-up’s to choose from! We also offer glitter tattoos. A great addition to any event!

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BALLOON TWISTING
Invite Looney Balloony or one of our fun characters to come and balloon twist a variety of crazy balloon models for your next party! From hats to wands, swords to animals, we have lots to offer. We also provide pre twisted balloons for party favours and bunches of flower balloons for special occasions – we deliver too!

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GROWN – UP’S
We offer dance parties in many styles for hen do’s, girl’s nights out, birthday parties and corporate events. We also offer 1st wedding dance tuition for the bride and groom or the wedding party as well as private lessons for couples dance.

If you would like any further information on any of our services please contact KIM on 07553 866 366 OR kim@routineriots.co.uk today! Or check out our facebook page and lovely reviews from our customers.

Routine Riots
07553 866 366
www.routineriots.co.uk

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Caterpillar Music 2013

Jaz has been a long time reader of Caterpillar Music and NHM was one of the first places to announce the new Caterpillar Music classes when they started last year. I’m delighted to welcome Jaz back to NHM and to see that the business is going so well for her. It’s great that she is able to offer such a fab discount to NHM Readers. Please see below for details. Thanks Jaz!

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Looking for fun for little ones? Look no further- Caterpillar Music has everything on offer! As a private music teacher and a mum of 2 young children, Jaz knows how to engage and stimulate your child as well as help them to learn and develop. She aims to make each Caterpillar Music class an exciting experience for both Mum and baby or toddler.

Each unique session at Caterpillar Music will include amazing puppets, exciting instruments, bubbles, parachutes, light shows, ribbons, scarves, sensory toys as well as learning about colours, numbers, shapes and more. Your child will learn through play and song and make friends whilst doing it.

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There is a lovely, relaxed atmosphere at the Caterpillar Music classes and your child is encouraged to join in as much or as little as they wish. Ages range from the smallest (3 days is our youngest!) up to 3 years and each can join in and enjoy the music and activities, developing at their own pace.

If you are a Mummy looking for some like-minded friends too, come on down and have some fun and a good old natter!Contact Jaz to book a free trial- 07952 935021 or jasmine.mccarthy@caterpillarmusic.com, check the Facebook page /CaterpillarMusicChineham or look at the website to find out more www.caterpillarmusic.com

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If you quote “North Hants Mum” when booking, you also get £10 off.

Siblings are always free of charge.

Current classes are:

  • Mondays 11am Wellington Country Park (With a FREE hour in the park)
  • Tuesdays 11:10am Chineham Village Hall Community Room
  • Thursdays 1:15pm Christ Church in Chineham

Also, if you “like” Caterpillar Music Chineham on facebook to get automatically entered to the competition to win 5 FREE classes.

Spaces are limited as classes are small and intimate so you need to book in advance.

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Stretch n Grow

I met Kate when she came along to the NorthHantsMum Meet up last month. I can confirm that she’s lovely! I didn’t get to chat to her for as long as I would have liked but she’s very enthusiastic about Stretch n Grow and you can see that she loves children. These classes sound so much fun! See further down the post for the exclusive offer for NHM Readers.

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Why Movement Matters by

The Worlds Leading Fun Fitness & Health Programme for Children!

**Fun Classes, Birthday Parties & Holiday Clubs for Young Children are all available through Stretch-n-Grow.

In my job, it’s not hard to get out of bed in the morning. I can’t think of many jobs that involve spending the day wriggling around on the floor, jumping around the room and singing loudly with a bunch of energetic toddlers and preschoolers who just want to have FUN!

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And we do have fun, buckets of it, but one of the best bits of my job is that underneath the laughter and noise, there is a very serious purpose to what we do. The biggest kick comes from knowing that not only can our work help children to develop fine motor skills, but by educating them about their body, good nutrition and the importance of keeping active, we can encourage them to develop good habits that can impact on their longer term health. Essentially we can increase their chances of a healthier life.

So that’s why I have particularly enjoyed February, the month of love! At Stretch-n-Grow, the learning worksheet module for the month was children’s heart health. In the different settings we visit we speak to the children, (even as young as 1!) about their muscles, healthy eating and what their heart does. We also got their pulses racing with fun movements using active adventure stories & routines, exciting music, age appropriate props & even some obstacle courses & parachute fun. All this is always based around an imaginative theme!

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By teaching children in their formative years about the importance of healthy eating and taking the right amount of exercise, we are hoping to have some healthier hearts in years to come. 😀

So, I hope you were showered in flowers, chocolates and romantic gestures this Valentine’s Day, but let’s show some more love for our your children’s hearts by taking them for a walk up a hill, an adventure in the park, a jump in some puddles, OR even come along to a STRETCH-N-GROW class and let us help make their “Hearts Happy & Bodies Healthy”!

**NEW drop in STRETCH-N-GROW CLASS NOW RUNNING WEEKLY!

For families with children aged 18mths and above. (younger siblings welcome) Wednesdays in Term Time, 1.30 – 2.15pm, at Curves Studio in Brighton Hill (free parking at Asda.) This class has the option of a pay-as-you-go drop in price or offers are available for advance bookings, whichever suits you.

FREE TRIAL FOR NHM READERS! 😀

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Stretch-n-Grow classes are Fun Fun Fun! They are designed to help the development of your child in exciting & interactive ways. It’s all about fun & imagination…our disguise for hard work & strength building. We keep it fresh & exciting every month by creating new & challenging routines to themes our “Stars” will love! 🙂 Our curriculum is endorsed by fitness & child development experts around the world and links closely to the goverment EYFS framework. Each Stretch-n-Grow coach is a certified youth fitness specialist and has only one passion – to show our Stars an Ex-ER-citing time 🙂

**EASTER CLUBS WILL ALSO BE RUNNING IN THE EASTER HOLIDAYS!!

At Chineham Village Hall, for ages 3 -7yr olds.

Children are left with us for 2 hrs of Easter Stretch-n-Grow FUN!

 I look forward to Stretching-n-Growing with your children (& maybe even youJ)

Come and see why Children and Families Love Stretch-n-Grow!

Please contact me for more information on our Fun but Educational Programme, or why not Like us on Facebook:   ‘Stretch-n-Grow Basingstoke’ 

Kate, 07887 993207

Email: basingstoke@stretch-n-grow.co.uk. Website: www.stretch-n-grow.co.uk

NetMums: http://www.netmums.com/north-hants/local/view/preschool-classes/sports-and-action/stretch-n-grow-basingstoke

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Gym-Mini’s

These classes look so much fun! I just wish I didn’t work Monday to Thursday otherwise I would totally be taking up Shelley’s offer for NHM Readers! See further down the post for the exclusive offer for NHM Readers.

My name is Shelley and I run Gym-Minis (www.gym-minis.co.uk) which holds fun balancing, climbing and agility sessions for children from crawling to 5 years all over North Hampshire and has done since 1992 (gosh that’s a long time) !

We currently run classes during school term time in Basingstoke, Hook, Crondall and Alton. There are three classes each morning to cater for children from ‘crawling’ to 5 year old, each class lasts approximately 45 minutes.

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The classes begin and end with a song or rhyme and the children move around the equipment in small groups forming ‘trains’ to move from one station to the next. At each station they encounter a new challenge, learn new skills and will have the opportunity to explore balancing, climbing and agility using our colourful and safe equipment. The ‘floor equipment’ section helps with co-ordination skills and introduces them to simple games.

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All of the classes encompass tasks to encourage Agility, Climbing and Balance, Co-ordination and Self-confidence

The equipment used allows your child to experience all manner of actions, such as rolling, climbing, balancing, jumping and a variety of floor exercises. The layout is altered regularly to provide new challenges.

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Over the years thousands of children have enjoyed our fun filled classes helping them to develop lifeskills, agility, social skills and confidence. If you have a look at our facebook page we have got lots of lovely testimonials from our past and present Mum’s and some photos of the action at the classes! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gym-Minis/439707346074833#!/pages/Gym-Minis/439707346074833

We run classes on the following days/locations:

Mondays –  Chineham Village Hall,  Thornhill Way, Chineham, Basingstoke, Hants, RG24 8YE

Tuesdays – Hook Community Centre, Ravenscroft, Hook, Hants, RG27 9NN

Wednesdays – Four Marks Village Hall, Lymington Bottom, Four Marks, Nr. Alton, GU34 5AA

Thursdays – Crondall Village Hall, Croft Lane, Crondall, Nr Farnham, GU10 5QG

We have two classes each morning with the equipment arranged to suit the age groups:

  • Early years’ (crawling to 2 yrs) class at 9.40 am
  • 2 to 3 year class at 10.30 am

Each class is set up for specific age groups and the child’s parent is expected to work with their child until the child is three years old.

  • The ‘early years’ class which caters for children from crawling to 2 yrs allows the children to explore the equipment in an informal session and includes group rhymes and songs.
  • The 2 to 3 year class is a little more structured and the tasks a little more adventurous. The children work and play in small groups (max 6) with their parent and a trainer to help and assist.

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We also offer wonderful exclusive children’s birthday parties during the school holidays or at weekends where we will come out to a location of your choice and setup the equipment for the party for your child. Please let me know if you would like any further details on these.

So why not come and give us a try…we guarantee they (and you) will enjoy it and make lots of new friends! We would like to offer all northhantsmum readers their 1st session with us completely FREE (you must be a new mum that has not been to Gym-Minis before, sorry)!

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Spaces for all classes are limited and we do have waiting lists for some of them so please get in touch ASAP if you would your child to be put down (even if they are too little at the moment we can put them down for future ones).

Please feel free to email or call me with any enquiries:

shelleykerr@btinternet.com

01420 562461

or visit www.gym-minis.co.uk for further information on us.

I look forward to hopefully seeing some of you soon 🙂

Shelley x

Ideal Imaging Photography

Alistair contacted me about doing a Guest Post on NHM. He is very kindly offering a special offer to all NHM Readers, but you need to be quick to take advantage of this offer…

 

So, what are Lifestyle Portraits?

A big hello to all the readership of North Hants Mum and an even bigger thanks to Louise for asking me, Alistair Jones (aka Ideal Imaging Photography, http://www.idealimaging.uk.com), to write a little piece about the Lifestyle Portraits that I have been providing for babies, children and families across the region for the last few years.

So I hope you enjoy this overview and if you feel suitably inspired don’t miss the special offer I have for you at the end!

So let’s address the question – what are lifestyle portraits? Well, in short they are professional photographs of you and your loved ones captured away from the confines of a studio and either in the comfort and familiarity of your own home or out on location in stunning settings, the choice of which is only limited by our imagination.

 

As with any portraits session, first I’ll take the time meet my clients and find out a little bit about them and their families, the personalities involved and what they all like doing together. All this info is key for lifestyle portraits because we can then agree the location and style the shoot accordingly. For example it could be in the context of the family home and garden (particularly important for newborns), out on the bikes, with the horses, on the beach, a favourite park, a National Trust property or perhaps in the grounds of one of the luxury hotels that I work in collaboration with.

One of those hotels is Tylney Hall Hotel in Rotherwick whom I have been enjoying an on-going partnership with in providing their guests with ‘lifestyle photography breaks’ (http://www.tylneyhall.co.uk/tylneyhall.co.uk/lifestyle-photography-break) – full board overnight stays incorporating a photo shoot with me around the gorgeous grounds featuring the magnificent Italian Terrace.

Here’s a portfolio of some of the work I’ve produced there:

http://www.idealimaging.uk.com/photographic_experience_breaks_at_tylney_hall.html.

As with so many of the locations I shoot regularly at, Tylney Hall is perfect for lifestyle portraits all year round – carpets of daffodils and bluebells in the spring, sweeping lawns and water gardens for the summer, the vibrant reds of the maple trees in the autumn and the weathered textures and colours of the rustic stonework in the winter.

 

Here’s a lovely testimonial I received from a recent lifestyle portrait session at Tylney Hall:

 “We had a wonderful day with Alistair at Tylney Hall recently. My eldest daughter said “We should have more fun days like that” and my youngest daughter’s smile told a story itself! When the photos arrived, we were amazed by the beauty of what had been caught. It made it very difficult to choose as we loved all the photos. Capturing moments in time of our family was what we wanted, Alistair caught those moments and surpassed our expectations”

– GLENDA BULLOCK

Whatever the venue, the lifestyle shoot is very informal, interactive, fun and relaxed. For ‘family sessions’ I allocate a good couple of hours, eliminating all concerns of time pressure. Children won’t be forced to provide the perfect smiles in the first 2 minutes but, rest assured, they sure will after some time running around, interacting with me and generally settling in. A variety of different settings will be explored and used in order to add variety to the photographs and maintain interest (particularly important for the little ones!).

The resulting images speak volumes. What I mean by that is that beyond the beautiful smiley faces there’s so much more depth and context to the portraits with the interesting background colours & textures and unique expressions which are so familiar to you now but you will want to capture forever more. These portraits reveal the true personalities of all those involved.

 

All in all Lifestyle portraits are all about creative and stylish, yet honest and timeless, photographic records of you and your loved ones that will hold so many more memories for you than perhaps the average portrait ‘grabbed’ in the studio. Indeed I’m very proud to say that my work was recently highlighted by VOGUE Magazine in their December 2012 ‘Tot Shots’ feature.

A very special offer to all NHM readers – claim by 18th March 2013!

If you are feeling suitably inspired and would love some lifestyle portraits then with the onset of Spring (finally!!) I have a very timely offer for you.

The offer is for a Family Lifestyle Portraits session in the grounds of  Tylney Hall Hotel plus 2 10×8” mounted prints of your choice from your session – normally worth £180 but all yours for £90, saving a massive 50%. And remember that this is a fun family 2 hour experience rather than just a photo shoot, all covered by my unique satisfaction GUARANTEE.

* feel free to choose another venue within a 5 mile radius of the RG24 postcode

But as I say, you’ll need to act fast. Follow the link below to purchase your voucher by 18th March:

http://www.idealimaging.uk.com/gift_vouchers.html

But the good news is that the voucher is valid for sessions booked up to 31st May 2013, perfect for all those daffodils, bluebells, cherry blossom and other spring flowers to light up your family, children and their resulting portraits.

There’s more good news in that on top of your 2 10×8” mounted prints you can purchase further products. The products are of the same life enduring quality as any big studio but because I don’t have the same overhead I can price them a lot more competitively.

 

Guest Posts in 2012

I need to say a HUGE thank you to all of the wonderful Ladies and Gents who contributed a Guest Post to NHM in 2012. Thank you so much for your inputs and for your support. I’ve had feedback from several of you that NHM has helped increase business, which is AWESOME! Long may it continue and thank you to those of you who shared NHM’s details with your friends and networks in return and those of you who have contacted people because you’ve seen their Guest Post.

I also wanted to give a big shout out to Sophie who has been a great support from the beginning and often contributes with Guest Post’s when I’ve run out of time or inspiration. Thank you Soph.

Reflexology – Wendy

Active Learners – Amy

Phoenix Trading Cards – Claire

Fitness with Becky Lane – Becky

Massage for Mum’s – Marta

New Shop: Devlin Rhodes – Tara

MAD Academy – Elaine

Book your free electric vehicle advice clinic – Robert

Ikon Works Photography – Tasha

First Aid Kits – Sophie

Bra Fitting Service – Abigail

Makaton in Basingstoke – Sophie

Basingstoke Baby and Children’s Markets – Tom

“1,000,000,000 sit ups – The end of an era!” – Lola

First Aid Angels in Basingstoke – Vicky

BuggyTug – Di

The Creation Station – Lara

Slings and Sling Meets in Basingstoke – Martina

FitMama – Marie

Caterpillar Music – Jaz

More Part Time work opportunities in North Hampshire – Georgina

New Photography Studio at Viables – Sarah

Wendy French Reflexology

Wendy got in touch asking me to let you know about the Reflexology practice that she runs. If you are finding Christmas a bit stressful (like me!) then this could be just the thing for you!

Foot reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet that correspond to every organ, gland and part of the body. For example, the toes represent the head and the ball of the foot represents the chest and lung region. This means that reflexology can be used to aid a huge number of symptoms including; headaches, problems with digestion, PMS, back problems and morning sickness – to name but a few.

A full consultation is undertaken on your first visit to ascertain your lifestyle, health and diet which will allow specific reflexes to be worked to produce results.

The treatment will then begin with some general relaxation techniques, followed by a precise thumb and finger walking technique aimed at applying pressure to every reflex area on the top and bottom of the foot. Both feet are worked as part of the treatment.

If you are interested in a treatment and live in the Basingstoke area I am both fully qualified and insured to practice reflexology having passed my International Institute of Reflexology Diploma. I can visit you in the comfort of your home during evenings and weekends. At the moment I am offering a one hour treatment for only £15! Please contact me for further details.

Why not take an hour out of your busy schedule to make some time for you!

Wendy French Reflexology

M: 07801 968 211

F: Wendy French Reflexology

Thanks Wendy!

MAD Academy

Elaine contacted me asking if I could publicise the new MAD Academy classes for her. Here is her post…

MAD Academy classes for preschool children are bursting with energy and fun!  Each week we combine lively music and dance, with carefully structured learning, designed for the specific age and developmental stage of your child.

We sing and dance to lots of popular songs which you will already know, as well as a few new funky ones of our own.  Children are introduced to a wide range of music, whilst being given the chance to explore different rhythms, musical instruments and musical styles.  Dance and movement are key elements of every session and we play lots of games which are guaranteed to be fun and motivational!

As well as ensuring each child has a fantastic time, we give them the opportunity to develop confidence, motor control, physical co-ordination, and social skills, whilst learning to express themselves creatively and encouraging their natural passion for music.

Children are accompanied by an adult and we hope you will enjoy the opportunity to share some fun time with your child.  At MAD we believe in a free-spirited approach to learning which means that if your child doesn’t want to join in an element that’s fine.  The ethos at MAD Academy is a relaxed and fun time for the children and this will, we hope, rub off on you!  Come and experience it for yourself!

We’re actually restarting. The classes used to be run by Cathy, who’s now teaching classes at Hatch Warren on Friday for us…9.30 walkers to 2 yrs, 10.25 2-4 yrs, and 11.20 walkers to 4s. And it’s now run by Sarah Maskell , who’s been teaching for many years and she’ll be doing a class at 9.30 in Chineham Village Hall on a Tuesday for walkers to 4yr olds, and a class at the Salvation Army Hall in Tadley on a Wednesday for walkers to 4 year olds at 9.30.

www.madacademy.com or the MAD Facebook Page

People do need to call to book, as we only put a limited number in each class.

If you mention NorthHantsMum then the first class is free and we do a special rate for siblings and childminders.

Please call us on 01189391055 or 07771850298 to reserve a space.

Book your free electric vehicle advice clinic

“Guest Post Wednesay” is returning! Yay! You may have noticed that things went a bit quiet over the summer period with regards to Guest Posts. However, now that summer is over (boo!) it’s back on track, so if you have anything you would like to publicise to the network of over 1000 parents who read NHM, please email the details to me at northhantsmum@gmail.com.

Are you worried about the impact your lifestyle will have on your children’s future? If yes, have you considered an electric vehicle? Evergreen Consulting are a Basingstoke small business that can provide you with LOTS of information about electric vehicles, including obtaining a grant from the government for one…

Evergreen Consulting are delighted to offer a personalised 30 min one-to-one electric vehicle advice clinic at LCV2012.

Electric vehicles:

  • can reduce fuel costs by upto £2,000/year/vehicle
  • are motorway capable (some can easily travel 90 mph)
  • are very responsive in acceleration
  • durable, traveling up to 25,000 miles/year
  • can reduce your carbon footprint by using 100% renewable electricity
  • make transport ready for a low carbon future

As independent experts with over 5 years experience of operating EVs we can help you answer the key questions you may have.  We can provide professional evidence based recommendations on all aspects of EVs to save money as well as speeding a transition to a low carbon future.

However, places are limited so book now by contacting 07711 252971 or reply to this email: rs@evergreen-consulting.co.uk. You can also find out more details at the website:  http://www.evergreen-consulting.co.uk/index.html

I’ve driven an electric car and I was really surprised at what a great drive it was and especially how quiet they are! If you are thinking about an electric car, I urge you to contact Rob at Evergreen Consulting as he is very knowledgeable and helpful.

Ikon Works Photography

Tasha contacted me about publicising her Photography business, Ikon Works, via the NHM Friend on FB. I love that Tasha asked first, rather than adding something to the NHM Friend Wall without checking. Tasha’s enthusiasm is infectious and this is what she came back with:

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Special Offer: 

I would like to offer NHM Readers: Book a 1 hour session in the studio with me for just £25 and get a free 10×8 image.  Just get in contact via my details below – it’s that simple! The images from your shoot will go onto my website in a password protected gallery, so you can review and pick your favourite! Should you require further prints my price list is on my website, or I can email it through to you.

About Ikon Works

Welcome to Ikon Works – where a wonderful photographic experience awaits you. Our photographs become our collections of memories, and it’s brilliant we can document more than faces, more than smiles, more than brief moments in our relationships and lives.  Whether you know what you want, or need a little inspiration – we are here to make something personal, memorable and special really come alive!

I love my kids, but I am sure you are asking – “what does this have to do with photography?” – Answer – “NOTHING!” – I have to write something about myself and rather than sounding all serious, I thought I would make it a little off the wall – which is so much more like me.  My studio is in my home, therefore it allows me to provide a very personal experience – friendly, private, and fantastic for all kids of all ages…. even the shy one’s and the very new little tiny one’s….

I have two lovely children who are both at school come September.  I am therefore, lucky enough to be able to open on a daily basis by appointment only, between the hours of 9.30 and 4.00 – I can even open at weekend’s for those family shots when everyone can participate in the fun!  So please get in contact soon!

My website has the details of all of the services I offer – I am currently re-developing the site, the new one has an expected launch date of September 2012.

About professional photographers

Your selection of a photographer is a very personal one, based on chemistry and instinct, reputation and cost.  Ultimately talking to a photographer should lead to your piece of mind and therefore allow you to relax and enjoy your photographic session.  A professional photographer should have studied photography, have a comprehensive knowledge of how to pose their subjects, be able to use reflectors, natural light, and studio light; all this will be carefully combined with a warm, easy going personality (specifically they should have the ability to connect with their subject).  Any photographer should undertake personally the development of their skills – on all levels.  Ask your photographer what they do – although be prepared for the photography geek to surface, it’s a business which allows our passion for what we do to be demonstrated in every way – in every shoot.

Tips for photographing your kids in your time!

Get down on their level.  It is good to photograph kids from their eye level.  Toddler shots are best taken sitting on the floor, bigger one’s mean your knees are going to take a bashing – and 5/6 months then I am afraid its time to be flat on your tummy propped up on your elbow’s!! Be prepared to move around quickly though!

Light.  Windows are an amazing source of “natural” light.  For example a large window with a slightly cloudy sky outside can give you the most flattering lighting for one of the things we love out about our children “their baby soft skin”.  Give it a go!

Focus.  So many times you see a picture where everything is perfectly centre.  Instead of having the subject of the photo in the centre, try moving your camera a little to the right or left.  Technically it’s called the rule of thirds – you can have a quick read about it here: DPS – Darren Rowse (Rule of Thirds)

Thank you so much for reading my article, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Tasha

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Thank you very much Tasha for the special offer for NHM readers and for the photography tips. I’ve had a look at the photo’s and they are lovely. Best of luck with the business!