Photographing newborns is something I absolutely love! its one of the ultimate perks of the job :-)
Having had two babies of my own, I do know how quickly they change and how much you come to treasure the little memories of how teeny tiny they once were. Each phase just seems to pass so much faster than you think it will and you really do come to treasure the momentos of ‘days past’, photographs included.
My newborn photography is ‘lifestyle based’ which is essentially a really natural and unobtrusive approach to newborn photography and baby photography, showing the baby in his/her home environment - often with parents and siblings.
There is no baby age limit on these sessions. Some bookings see me with newborns just days old, to capture them starting out in the world. Sometimes parents choose to book me around the 3 months mark, once they have had time to settle in at home and the baby has more head control (and smiles that aren’t just wind)! There is also the option to wait until the 6 month mark when the little ones are sitting and gaining some mobility. It really is all down to personal preference.
If documenting the full year, at these various points is something you’re interested in, I offer discounts on multiple shoot bookings (from which you can choose for example; a maternity ‘bump’ shoot, a newborn shoot, and baby shoots at e.g. 3 months, 6 months and 12 months).
The below images should give you a flavour as to what you can expect, from a baby photography session.
Ive drafted a few considerations, if you are thinking of booking a newborn shoot.
And a huge thank you to all my wonderful families who have invited me in to their homes, to capture these special moments!