I’m proud to be the official photographer for the Sheffield Sling Surgery, and have been collaborating with Dr Rosie Knowles all year on images that celebrate and promote babywearing in Sheffield. As a parent and long-time sling user (must get my mum to dig out the photos of me in my own sling circa 1981!) I feel a great sense of fulfillment in taking these photos, and reflecting a small part of the diversity that makes this wonderful city called Sheffield. I would like to thank all of my gorgeous models once again for their time, energy and good humour on this shoot – I hope you love your images as much as I do. Readers, please note – not one baby cried at any point in the whole afternoon – think the slings were working their magic! 🙂
All images taken on location around Sheffield City Centre, Kelham Island and the Millennium Gallery, courtesy Museums Sheffield
Here we are getting set and hoping the rain will hold off…
I can’t give you all the reasons why slings are great – other people write whole books on the subject (Rosie…!) – but the photos above and below show you two pretty good ones – hugging both your children at once, and having your hands free to write with ease! 🙂
I can’t tell you how much I love these next images of this young Sheffield family.
Rosie listening to her daughter – isn’t this sweet?
I learned these guys live just up the road from me – Sheffield the city-village again! Road-testing a new sling in the surgery here…
This little guy loves the camera! Here he is getting tucked into the faithful Connecta with Daddy 🙂
Feeding on the go….
Escalators…? Say no more!
Ditto steps and umbrellas….! Ever tried wrestling with a pushchair up a flight of steps in the rain? Say no more!
These expressions are all natural – round about this point we realised a huge thunderstorm was approaching!
Just enough time to say bye to everyone before the heavens opened.
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Some friends came to visit last weekend… Their very sweet daughter was a great fan of our elderly cat Willow. Here she is after a little cuddle with the cat!