Baby Jack came to visit me (he brought along his mum and dad) for his first official newborn photographs at the age of 14 days new.
He took a little while to get nice and sleepy (which his mum facilitated brilliantly by the magic of feeding and cuddles) but that is why I don’t ever schedule back to back sessions – each newborn session has at least two hours in the studio so we aren’t rushed and we can fit in with the new person’s needs. All babies are different but the one thing that they have in common is that they will do what they want and never, ever ‘work’ when they are hungry! Once he had got nice and sleepy though, he was just the perfect model.
His mum and dad had brought along a few things that they wanted included – their favourite babysuit, a turtle outfit and his first teddy bear (pictured getting a good old cuddle above) and that is a great way to personalise your session. I have lots of props, blankets and accessories in the studio for you to choose from but it is always nice to bring along something that means a lot to you as a family – it can be anything from outfits and toys to football scarves and other hobby related accessories.
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.