Newborn babies simply are beautiful, perfect and tiny for such a short time. I encourage you to have your baby photographed in the first 2 weeks of being born while they are still very sleepy. Past 2/3 weeks you may find your baby becomes much more aware and active making them trickier to photograph.
I like to keep my style of newborn photography as natural as I can. I guide you a little into different poses etc but I want it to feel very organic. The more babies I photograph the more I want to capture newborns just as they are. I’m not a massive fan of putting them into positions that don’t feel natural – I like them to capture them as the tiny individual that they are. As a parent I want to create images that you can look back on and remember how your tiny baby once was. Believe me, those years will fly (my eldest son is now 10!)
My natural light newborn shoots are £150. They generally last 1.5-2hours and will include 30+ digital photos with the option of buying extra prints starting at £10 upwards.
Natural Light Lifestyle Shoot £150
This type of shoot last around 1.5hours. I bring my camera and we take shots of you and baby in the best places in your home. I mostly do these on a bed and I bring some blankets etc. These type of shoots include shots with the parents, newborn and other children.
Studio Home Shoot £275
This shoot lasts around 2 hours. I bring the backdrop, lights and some props to your home for a more ‘polished’ looking shoot. I often do some more natural shots also with this type of shoot.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I book for a newborn shoot
Once you have your due date I book in two separate dates about a week apart and hopefully one of those will work if baby is on time! I am quite flexible during the week though my weekends get very booked up.
What happens if my baby needs feeding/changing during the shoot?
Feed or change! Whatever you need to do to keep baby settled and happy. When baby is settled I will work as quickly as I can to ensure you get plenty of lovely images. This is the beauty of being in your own home.
Any other tips for the shoot?
I love to strip baby down so we can see their beautiful skin. If it is a little chilly outside it is worth cranking your heating up so it’s nice and toasty for your little one. I do bring blankets with me but plain white/cream bed sheets always photograph beautifully.
What should I wear?!
I’m a fan of keeping things clean and simple. Less patterns and logos and keeping colours nice and natural. It’s really important that any outfits fit your baby well. For mum and dad? Again, the plainer the better in my opinion!