I like my newborn sessions to be relaxed and cosy for parents and myself. I don’t like to rush my sessions and will work around you and your baby. I understand that this is a special time for you and I know only too well how quickly time passes so I gently work with your baby to get images that I hope you’ll love, forever.
I prefer to photograph newborns within the relaxed comfort of your own home and under 14 days old, ideally 6-12 days old. That’s when they’re most sleepy, still curled up from being in the womb, and at their most scrunchiness! After this age babies can become less sleepy, and tend to lose their newborn look. Sessions can take a number of hours, allowing for time for soothing, feeding and of course, taking beautiful images.
Booking your Newborn session
It’s never too early to book your newborn session. I take bookings a few months in advance so the earlier the better to avoid disappointment. However, if you are late getting in touch, don’t worry. It’s always worth checking if a slot has become available, even if you have just had your baby.
Newborns are unpredictable. What I ask is that you get in touch well before your baby arrives so that I can add your due date to my diary, and I will reserve time for your baby’s arrival. Once your baby has arrived, we can then arrange the exact day and time of the session. For mums with a scheduled C section/induction, we can agree a session date ahead of time.
I have completed Basic disclosure check, am fully insured and am a member of the BANPAS (The Baby And Newborn Photographers Association). The BANPAS strive to encourage high standards of customer service, quality images and safe practice across the profession of newborn photography.
Safety of your baby is key therefore I practice and advocate safe posing techniques at all times. I will never undertake any posing that I feel cannot be achieved in a safe way for your baby.
If your baby is 14 days to 8 weeks old I can still achieve beautiful images. It will depend on your baby’s age as to what I feel we can achieve, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I can give you a good idea of what to expect. These sessions can involve some traditional posing as well as some lifestyle natural shots of your baby, together with Mum and Dad too.
I absolutely love photographing babies when they are around 7-12 months old. They are smiley, often sitting and sometimes standing. They are often animated and full of character at the age. My baby portfolio and this blog post will show you examples of what you can achieve.
Around the age of 2 is a great time for photos. Anytime from around 18 months to 2 and a half is perfect. At this age they are just a delight. They are often quite busy babies or toddlers at this point and are really coming into their own in terms of personality and character. I love to capture little ones at this age naturally. It really does make for stunning images that you will love forever.
Children and teens
I love to work with children of all ages including teenagers. My aim is to create photos of you children that you will love and cherish so much that you will want to see them on your walls every single day. Your children are beautiful. I want to pause that one moment in time for you. It’s that simple.
Natural family sessions are sessions where I really concentrate on capturing the real essence of your family. It will be images that come out of a session like this that your children will look back at and remember. They will remember you, their family, and that time, so it’s really important to get them right, for all of you. My family portfolio and this blog post will show you general examples of what can be achieved and will help you to gauge what sort of style suits you and your family. If you love love love a documentary style of family photography – no posed portraits, just raw and natural family photography, expressions, love and laughter, then please take a look at this particular blog post is for you. Remember every family is different, so I look to photograph your family in the way that makes sense to you.
This is an opportunity to get some beautiful artistic images of your bump. Ideally you will be around 32 weeks when we shoot, but we can shoot later. It really depends on how your bump looks and how comfortable you are feeling within yourself.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Yes. Relax, enjoy, have fun. Whether the session is for you, your child(ren) or both, I want you to feel at ease. I will do my best to do what I do best. I want to capture you/ your child(ren) in their element and as naturally as possible and parents play a huge part in ensuring that I get to do just that.
I love getting to know my clients. Hopefully you’ll get to know me, just a little, and I will get to know you a little bit more. It’s that simple.
After the session
Within approximately two weeks of your shoot I will create a private online gallery of hand-crafted images for you to view at a time which is convenient for you. Once full payment has been received I will begin putting together your order. Most items can be delivered within 2-4 weeks; however, this can be longer for some products.
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