I was unbelievably excited to decide to go out in the early morning light with a couple of props to photograph them outdoors for when the winter comes, we do have such a short time frame to take babies outside in the Uk for their photoshoots. I decided to photograph this wooden basket at sunrise in my garden for a client that had a newborn shoot with me, and I had photographed the baby already with this set up in mind. 
The light was incredible, I had everything set up and then one of the pair of Robins that frequent my little garden landed on the handle to watch me work! It always feels very special when little things like this happen. And even more so when the little girl whose gallery I was finishing off, and I sent the link to the image and her Mummy told me her special story. 

Newborn baby Essex – Robin makes a surprise appearance

On top of all this awesomeness and good feeling, I posted it to CHILD PHOTO COMPETITION which is always a little scary but I was feeling brave and this morning I was delighted to see it has been picked to be featured amongst some of the best newborn photographers in the World. So I’ll leave it here with you (for some reason when they uploaded it lost a little quality), so so happy with this gorgeous photograph and the lovely story behind it. *Update sadly Child Photo Competition started charging photographers and deleted their complete back competitions. Which over the years included quite a few of my images that were judged finest amongst worldwide photographers. I’ve spent a long while searching today for these but can’t find the backlinks although there must be some records of them somewhere, what made this competition even harder was that so many people entered as it was free so to place was harder. It’s great CPC are doing so well though and I don’t take that away from them. I am quite sad that the link is now not working.

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