From the first moment the you see, hold and smell your new born child, your whole world changes instantly. You will be overcome with love that you never knew possible. These Precious moments are wonderful to capture in your own home and will leave you with images to treasure forever.
As a mum myself, I know how fast this time goes by and I assure you, you will not regret in investing in beautiful portraits of your newborn baby.
My style is quite natural, I only use subtle colour combinations as my props and I like to keep these simple for a timeless look and keep the focus on your precious baby, those little toes, button nose and tiny fingers.
I only do ONE newborn shoot a day and I like to schedule my newborn sessions for first thing in the morning. This is a time when most babies sleep more soundly.
My Top Tips For Parents For A Newborn Shoot.
- I would recommend that you send me a message as soon as you can after your baby is born and we can set up your date.
- To achieve those really cute poses , the baby needs to be sleeping soundly and should be photographed ideally within the first 14 days and the only reason for this is that after 2 weeks old, they tend to be disturbed more easily while sleeping.
- Stimulating the baby with a bath is a good trick maybe an hour beforehand and will help make them sleepy for their shoot.
- Crank up the heat for an hour before I arrive for the newborn shoot. Newborns can’t regulate their body temperature so it is important that the room where the pics will be shoot is nice and warm so your baby can be comfortable when I remove their clothing.
- A full belly = a happy baby, so you can feed baby just before I am due to arrive.
- Dressing your newborn for the shoot. Comfort first, keep it simple, avoid bold prints and stick with neutral tones, such as whites creams and greys.
I always encourage parents to have a portrait taken with their new baby . These can make for some tender images and as a parent myself, these moments you will treasure forever. I know us mammies don’t feel particularly photogenic after giving birth BUT I will photograph you in flattering angles so please don’t worry.
If you have older siblings that you want photographed with your newborn, I tend to do these shoots first. I would recommend sticking with neutral colours, white, ivory or greys.