Newborn + Lifestyle Photography
As well as weddings I also do a lot of newborn photography and family photography and these have quickly become my most popular subjects to photograph this year.
As you can imagine, as a mum to be myself I absolutely love these shoots more than anything! There is something so precious about being able to capture newborns in the first few days of life– their tiny fingers and toes, soft, wispy hair and delicate skin.
When should I schedule my session?
Ideally, you need to do this whilst you are still pregnant. Newborns change so quickly so I would suggest having them photographed within the first 10 days.
Do you use a studio?
My photography is very natural and I aim to capture you and your family in the comfort of your own home rather than use a studio and white background.
The majority of shoots are done in your home or a location of your choice where you and your baby can relax.
Outdoor shoots are also an option if you’d prefer to be out on location and have other children you would like to involve in the shoot.
Do I need to buy any special outfits?
I like to photograph newborns with nothing on or maybe a cute fabric nappy. Some mums use fabric nappy covers over their babies nappy to prevent any accidents. Adding lots of texture is great for a variety of shots so blankets and fluffy pillows are also quite useful.
How long is each session?
Newborn sessions can be from 1-3 hours depending on your baby. I make sure there is plenty of time for feeding so that your newborn is relaxed, as ideally, a sleeping baby is what we want! Family sessions are 2 hours long and can either be done in your home or out on location.