Just a few words on newborn/tiny baby photography..
Newborn sessions at home can take between 2 and 4 hours. This allows plenty of time for nappy changing, feeding, settling, etc.. so no-one feels rushed at any point. I’ll arrive, we’ll usually get the kettle on and then we let the little bundle of joy lead the shoot. We will have already talked about a few things on the phone before the session. What the house is like, what I’ll be looking out for in terms of best spots, useful advice on clothing, etc..
My aim during the session is to keep things true and simple! What do I mean by that exactly…? So let’s say they are sleeping (which is usually most of the shoot!).. I tend not to start wrapping them in unfamiliar blankets, dressing them in accessories or moulding them up into poses. I know this can look cute but maybe one day we’ll all look back and consider this (dare I say it..) to be a kind of fad? Rather I take pics snuggled in familiar arms, asleep in their own cot, using as many of their own possessions as possible. So family can look back one day and say, “remember that blanket she loved”, “oh remember how he used to sleep like that!”, “remember that favourite toy”. This to me is sooo important in a photo, to capture things that are true and will make you smile in years to come.
It’s important to be upfront about photography style before you book a newborn session so I hope the above helps. And below you can see some of my more recent photos.