Newborns

Newborns are truly my favorite subjects to photograph. Newborns stay new for such a short time, I love to capture all of the special details of your tiny miracle  before they begin to change.

WHEN SHOULD I CALL TO SCHEDULE MY NEWBORN SESSION?

The simple answer is “the earlier the better”.  You should book as soon as possible, preferably while you are pregnant to ensure that I can fit you in.  I will make a tentative booking based around your due date.  Then I will ask that you put me on your list of people to call on the day baby is born and we will confirm an actual date then.  And remember, newborns are best photographed between 3-8 days of age.


IS ONE WEEK TOO EARLY FOR MY SESSION?

Absolutely not! Newborn babies photograph best between 3-8 days old. At this point they are still very sleepy and like to curl up as if they were still in the womb. They are blissfully unaware of us and usually sleep through most of the session. We take up to three hours for a newborn session and leave plenty of time for feedings, nappy changes and breaks for mum and bub. You will never feel rushed, I only book one newborn a day so if it takes longer it takes longer!!

If you have only just discovered Newborn Photography shortly after giving birth then all is not lost and I will do my best to fit you in however priority always goes to existing bookings.

IN STUDIO OR AT YOUR HOME?

I always shoot my newborns in the comfort of your own home. Getting out of the house with a 3 day old baby can seem daunting to new mums..it did to me ! So I will take that out of the equation and come to you. The best place for our session is a warm room with plenty of natural window light and a bit of space for a backdrop.

WHAT SHOULD BABY WEAR?

Newborns photograph best without any clothes at all. It’s good to have one outfit selected if you wish to get a shot with Mum and Dad. I love love love props, I provide a large variety of adorable hats, headbands, wraps, blankets, baskets and buckets to use for the session but you are also welcome to bring anything that has special meaning to you and I will do my best to incorporate it into some shots.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY NEWBORN SESSION?

I recommend that you feed baby soon after i arrive whilst I’m setting up.  Sleepy babies photograph perfectly, so I will ask you to undress and swaddle baby before the feeding so as to not disturb them by undressing them after the feeding. We take several breaks for feeding baby during the session to ensure that baby is happy and has a full tummy.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY TO SCHEDULE A SESSION?

I always schedule sessions between 9.30-10.00am.  This time of day provides the most flattering light for portraits.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH EXTENDED FAMILIES?

In my newborn sessions I prefer to focus on your new arrival, I am happy to get some shots with Mum and Dad or baby brother or sister, but my primary focus will be on your newborn.

ARE THE SESSIONS SAFE FOR MY BABY? 

YES! Safety is extremely important. The baby’s comfort and safety will always take priority. Many poses that you see on websites are created using composite photoshop techniques, and I will employ the same to ensure the safety of your precious newborn.