I have been photographing newborns for a number of years now and when I first started out I found it really tricky to settle them and get natural pictures. I don’t ‘pose’ newborns like some studios do, instead I take beautiful natural pictures of them in your own home where you can feed and change the baby as you need to during the shoot. I want the session to be as relaxed as possible for the baby and parents, I won’t rush you, I only ever book in one newborn shoot a day and it can take anywhere between 2-3 hours depending. It is best to photograph newborns between 5-10 days old when they re still teeny and curled up and very sleepy in the daytime.
I have a large newborn bag for them to get cosy on and lots of blankets to keep them warm. I love to capture lots of cute expressions with them asleep and awake yawning and sneezing and their little fingers and toes. It is best to have baby in just a nappy as clothes tend to swamp them at such a young age. The house needs to be really toasty and warm as they won’t be used to being out of clothes and it helps settle them before I arrive. Ideally a feed just before will settle them too. I absolutely love window light. You will see in a lot of my newborn pictures I position people near to windows. I don’t use flash at all so the shoot needs to be done during daylight hours.
Once I have finished the newborn shoot I aim to get all the pictures edited and the gallery sent to you within 7-10 days. You will receive all the fully edited digital high resolution files (a minimum of 70) and a complimentary 8×12” mounted print of your choice.
It is best to book in for your newborn shoot a week after your due date. If baby comes earlier or later we can just rearrange it. To book in for your newborn home photoshoot please get in touch via the contact me form.