Baby Valkyrie’s mum and dad brought her along to her newborn photo shoot when she was just shy of two weeks old although she had made her entrance into the world a little bit early so she was still very sleepy and an absolute dream to photograph.
When I was chatting with her mum and dad before we started taking pictures about what they’d like to create in the studio, her mum mentioned that she was a big fan of a miniature bed and I was only too happy to oblige. Although the bed really is quite tiny, Valkyrie is even tinier and looks just adorable curled up fast asleep on it. I packed the bottom with some of my vintage florals to add a little more colour and I just love the resulting image – although I will admit to having been spoiled for choice when deciding what to include her as she was a perfect little model!
A newborn photo shoot is best when your baby is between 5 and 10 days old as this is when they are at their maximum sleepiness and poseability to capture those dreamy shots. For this reason, I definitely recommend that you book when you are pregnant as this is one less thing to worry about scheduling when you’ve just got home from the hospital. We make an appointment for your due date plus 7 days and then adjust it as needed.
My newborn shoots include your three favourite digital images which you select from your online gallery a few weeks after your photo shoot – I don’t make you attend a sales or viewing session. Sessions take place in my warm and cosy studio in Crawley Down and cost £95.