Newborn photo sessions are scheduled for the first 14 days but are ideally done in the first week, so they're still all sleepy and don't mind being moved around.. The most adorable photos are achieved and it is when your baby sleeps the most. Of course it's not possible to guess when your little one is going to arrive so the best we can do is keep in touch and when he or she is born let me know so I can add your photo session in to my schedule.
To ensure that both you and your baby are as relaxed and comfortable as possible I bring everything I need to your home. Concerned because your house is a mess? Don’t worry! You just had a BABY! I ask that you open all of the blinds and curtains in your home prior to my arrival. This enables me to find the best source of natural light in your home, so that I can set up my “mini studio” in the best possible location. Nothing flatters like natural light, so I prefer to use it whenever possible.
For this reason, sessions are normally done mid-morning to late-afternoon when window lighting is as its best. When I arrive, we’ll walk through your home together looking for the best light and that is where we’ll do a majority of the shoot. Sometimes the best location ends up being an entrance hall, by the backdoor or kitchen…usually wherever there is a large window. I’ll also bring additional lighting equipment to help out when needed.
A session is booked for either the morning or afternoon, depending on when you feel your baby is most restful and sleepy. I ask you to heat your home much more than usual to around 26 or 27 degrees C, so that your little one feels comfortable even without all their clothes on. I come and prepare myself whilst you prepare your baby.
Of course, let's chat about what you are looking for beforehand and we can capture some relaxed, beautiful pictures of you and your little one, with older brothers and sisters too to celebrate the growth of your family
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you have regarding my 'Newborn Baby Photography Sessions' or to let me know when your baby is due.