How to prepare for having a second baby with a toddler in tow

If you are pregnant with your second baby and you have a toddler or young child already, you’ll have realised that life is soon going to be very different!

Having gone through pregnancy, labour and childbirth before, thankfully, you know this time round what to expect. But once your new baby is born, the dynamics at home are going to be a little different! You’ll have two children to manage and it’ll be important to ensure that your toddler still gets attention even when you are busy with the new baby.

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Our predictions for popular baby names in 2019, plus unusual baby names we love!

Is it just me or do you get excited when the annual baby names lists come out?!

Baby days may be a distant memory for me now (Spencer recently turned 18), but I can’t resist a peek when they’re published. I find it fascinating watching my own kids’ names climb up and down the charts and checking out the latest trends for the new year.

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Top Tips for parents during exams

I'm pretty sure none of us enjoyed our exams at school. 

Whether we were super-organised students with colour-coded revision plans or someone who crammed everything at the last minute, none of us escaped that grinding feeling of stress as dates and deadlines loomed closer. 

As a parent of teens, I’m painfully aware that modern teenagers are under more pressure than ever. That puts us under pressure, as parents, to support them in the best possible way. 

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A perfect family activity for the Easter holidays

School holidays are always a time where families are looking for some inspiration on what to do. A quick post on Facebook, “anything on for the kids today”, is something that often pops up when there are children to be entertained.

Here at Kingshill Studios, we have exactly the right Easter activity, have professional family photographs taken. It’s probably something that may not have even crossed your mind, so here’s some reasons why you should book one of our family sessions today!

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Special Occasion Portraits: a personal project for a special birthday

Those of you who follow me on social media will know that there’s been a big personal event in my life recently: yip, my boy Spencer turned eighteen. Eighteen. I can scarcely believe it.

Life events always send my rifling through the photo albums - what can I say? I’ve always loved reminiscing with photographs in hand, even before I became a photographer - and I came across this gorgeous image of my little man when he was aged just four or so. I’ve always loved this photo of my Spencer. He’s dressed as one of his favourite superheroes of the time and I can remember that costume like it was only yesterday. How can it be that this boy is now a man?

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Shop Local in Aberdeen: Some of the Cities' Top Home-Grown Businesses

I love to shop local in Aberdeen and one of the best things about the city is the wide variety of businesses and brands that have made the city their home. Unlike other uninspiring places I’ve visited where the mainstream reigns supreme, the streets of Aberdeen are awash with colour, individual business style and diversity.

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Why a Family Portrait Session Makes a Great Present...For Yourself

It’s Christmas! Here at Kingshill we can hardly believe it. In fact, for a while there we were in denial, but now with Shakin’ Stevens on the radio and tinsel popping up all over our social media feeds, it’s time to acknowledge that the festive season is well and truly upon us. So for this post, we thought we’d share why a family portrait session makes a great present… for yourself!

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The Surprising Benefits of Displaying Professional Family Portraits on your Walls

You’d think that the benefits of having gorgeous professional family portraits hanging on your walls would be obvious. And indeed, many of them are.

We’ve written persuasively about the reasons to have family photograph taken before. Professional family portraits show everyone at their best and mark special moments in your family’s history - births, birthdays (significant and less significant), anniversaries, moving ‘up’ schools and more. A photoshoot is a fantastic way to spend time together as a family and our special themed photoshoots, from whimsical newborn shoots to fine art fairyland portraits, are great fun for all involved.

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Professional Family Photographs in Aberdeen

Family life is full of special occasions. Falling in love, anniversaries, births, birthdays, moving up to ‘big’ school (and ‘bigger’ school!) - the list goes on and on - and professional family photographs are a lovely way to hold onto those special times for longer than a moment

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Susan: My Story, from Headteacher to Wedding and Family Photographer

One of the questions I’m most often asked as a wedding and family photographer is “How did you get started?” And so I thought I’d share my photography story here on the blog….

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Supporting the local community - Westdyke Community Club

My eldest son plays for Westdyke U17s, so I was delighted when I was asked to do the team photographs for the January Awards!  The children and young men & women who came for their pictures (into a very small and warm room upstairs!!) were extremely well-behaved, and were a credit to their parents and to the Club.

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Our New Website!

Welcome to the Brand New Kingshill Studios Website!!

We're so excited to share it with you :)