We now have the pleasure of photographing around 70 brand new babies each year, and absolutely love it! These are our favourite sessions, despite them being the longest, hottest, hardest to edit and the most likely for us to end up going home covered in wee and poo!
But who can’t fall in love with those adorable chubby cheeks, wiggly toes and tufts of soft hair, or the way they look at you in fascination as they are trying to figure out the world!
Your Newborn Session ideally needs to take place within the first 14 days after birth. There are many reasons for this. Newborn babies change so quickly, so to really capture that newborn stage, the earlier your shoot takes place, the better. As they pass the 2 week mark, they start to stretch out more, and don’t find many of the poses as comfortable. We also find that your little one really starts to wake up after the first couple of weeks, which makes many of the poses not possible.
As well as capturing your new little bundle, we can also spend some time getting some lovely family shots with Mum and Dad, and we are always happy to include and older brothers or sisters in the session, or even your dog as they are a big part of your family too! We recommend bringing toys for siblings to play with, and we can always pop something on the TV!
We understand that the first few weeks with a new baby can be a very stressful and tiring time, so take this opportunity to sit back and relax for a couple of hours, with a lovely cup of coffee or tea. It’s not unknown for the Dad’s to even take a short nap during the session!