NATURAL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY
A new baby! Is there anything more exciting / terrifying? Take the edge off those sleepless nights and book an adorable newborn shoot with me. I’m excellent with babies and haven’t met one yet that I couldn’t coax a smile out of. These photographs make wonderful thank you cards for all those new baby gifts you’ve been showered with and can be lots of fun.
I use a simple style to create stunning images of your newborn. Simple poses where they are most comfortable and relaxed.
I much prefer a minimalist style for newborns as they are so perfect and need no extra props
“Ally was amazing with my 11 day old baby for her new born shoot. Her photos are just amazing”
Babies tend not to need an awful lot in the way of props or embellishments. I keep it very natural and comfortable for your little one, and the whole thing is done with a very soft touch in my lovely home studio. I NEVER pose a baby – they don’t need it! These shoots should be fun and relaxing, at least that’s my experience. These photographs also wonderful thank you cards for all those new baby gifts you’ve been showered with!
I have a small but perfectly formed studio next to my home. It’s a lovely bright space and very relaxing. You can just sit and chill while I take some precious photos of your newborn or baby.
MUMMY & BUMP
I naturally offer maternity shoots, too. Lots of my clients are given these as gifts and are a bit wary of them, but they’re great fun. You can wear whatever you feel comfortable in and the final results can be a real pick-me-up when you’re feeling at your most tired and pregnant! I can also offer hair and make-up on the day.
As well as christenings and naming ceremonies, I also offer family shoots. These can happen in your own home or somewhere significant to you as a family. These are really popular for “baby’s first day home”, for example.
BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED IMAGES
Heirlooms and keepsakes that will last a life time. Don’t just settle for digital files that will get lost and probably never get printed and hung on your wall. Choose big beautiful prints or a folio box of all your favourites.
OLDER BABIES & CHILDREN
And when they grow a little…or a lot…you’ll still want to record every moment.
Things I get asked all the time…
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK
You can make a booking anytime. It’s best to book while you are still pregnant and then at least we have a date to aim for.
Once your baby has been born then if we adjust the date to suit if need be.
A session for a newborn is longer than for older babies. Typically it last two hours. This allows plenty of time for you and your baby to relax.
HOW DO I CHOOSE MY PHOTOGRAPHS
You will be invited back to the studio around two weeks after your session to view all the images and make your selection.
CAN I HAVE MY PHOTO TAKEN WITH MY BABY
Absolutely! It best to dress in light coloured clothing. Again grey, white, cream and soft shades all work well. Please don’t wear anything with a logo or a heavy pattern.
Dad is more than welcome to come too so as I can shoot some family photogaphs.
I suggest only two adults in the studio while your newborn session is taking place as this leads to a more calm and relaxed enviroment and your baby is more likely to settle.
If you have other children then they are most welcome to come along for part of the shoot. It’s a good idea to have someone bring them to the shoot for a short time and then to collect them. If that’s not possible then I can do the family and sibling shots at the start of your session and then Dad can take the siblings to the park until we have finished your newborn shoot.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING
For newborn photos you really don’t need to bring anything except yourself and your baby’s feeding and changing things.
Mostly newborns are fed at the start of the shoot and often again during the session. They settle much better on a full tummy.
Babies skin is so adorable and they are perfect just as they are. I have little wraps and blankets for your baby.
Bring a plain white or grey baby vest with either short or no sleeves. It should fit perfectly and not be too big.
The studio will be very warm so it’s more comfortable if you dress in very lightweight clothing.
I leave plenty of time for feeds and changes and nothing is rushed. We just go with whatever your newborn needs.
For older babies you should bring a couple of their favourite toys. Rattles or a favourite teddy are perfect.
Keep their clothing light in colour. Pale grey, white, cream all work very well. Please make sure that their clothes are
just the right size for them and not too big.
GET IN TOUCH
If you like what you see then please get in touch and lets talk photos