Your newborn baby will change so much during the first few weeks of his or her life. They will never be this tiny again, so it is extremely important that this moment is captured for you to look back on forever. The first couple of weeks after having your newborn baby can often be quite overwhelming, but newborn sessions give you the chance to relax, sit back with a coffee, and just enjoy being a parent while your baby is in safe hands! I have many clients who first visit the studio with slightly older babies and they always comment that they regretted not having a newborn shoot in the first couple of weeks of their baby’s life.
Newborn sessions take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, and sometimes slightly longer. The timings of the shoot are completely run by your baby, as I will not rush them as it’s important that they feel safe, happy and comfortable at all times. It is normal for newborns to take some time to settle, and extra time is allowed for within the shoot for feeding, changing and cuddles! Family and sibling shots are also included in every newborn shoot.
There are a few things that it would be helpful if you could please bring to your shoot. Firstly, if there are any outfits or objects (e.g wooden letters, teddies etc) that you’d like your newborn photographed with, please bring them and show them to me at the start of the shoot. If you have any colour preferences for the shoot, please mention these to her at least 2 weeks before your due date. When deciding this, do ensure that you consider the colours of your home and which colours would work well when hung proudly on your wall! If you would like parent photos, I advise to wear a white or light coloured top with no large print or big logos. This will help to create a really lovely light and airy feel to your images.
After your session
At your session, we will book in a suitable date for you to come back to the studio to view your images! This will be around two weeks after your session. At your viewing, a gallery of around 30 images will be presented to you as a beautiful slideshow accompanied by music and snacks! After you have viewed the slideshow, we will go back through each image individually to help with making your choice. As there is no minimum spend, you only need to purchase the images that you love. All orders must be placed during this session, so it’s important that all decision makers are present. If you would like to purchase prints or wall art, I will be there to assist you with the different options available.