Brand New Baby

January 18th, 2017 admin Blog No comments

I am reluctant to title this post ‘Newborn Shoots’ as I think it’s interesting to explore the first couple of months of a brand new life.  Very often, parents aren’t able to arrange for me to come over within the first couple of weeks after a babies arrival, which would technically be the newborn window, but this blog should hopefully encourage parents to get in touch at any point during the first couple of months, if they want to capture them whilst still brand new.

The beauty of catching them as a newborn, is that you are very often able to capture the baby asleep, something they do most of the time at this stage.  This means you can try to get very cute shots of them fast asleep, and more importantly, alone, and focus in on the tiny features which might otherwise be tricky to get if the baby is moving.  However, this is not always the case, and very often parents become frustrated and concerned when their baby decides it’s wake up time at that very point when we are trying to get them to nod off, and this can ruin the experience for them.   Over time, I’ve come to realise that this isn’t worth losing sleep over (excuse the pun) and that many beautiful moments can be captured even if baby refuses to sleep.  I’ve learned that the best place for baby to be is in their parents arms, and have developed a preference for capturing the relationship between mother, father and baby at this special time.  I’m really just interested in documenting moments as naturally as I can, so if baby decides they are wide awake or even wants to have a good cry, I try to go with the flow.

As these shoots always happen in the home, I do ask that there is somewhere with a good amount of natural light, and ideally one wall which can be used as a blank backdrop.  I very often have to move the sofa to get the spot I’m looking for, but it’s always worth it.  At the end of the day, I don’t require much space for this kind of shoot, so it usually works in most spaces I’ve visited.

Here are a few shares of brand new babies, ranging from days to months old.  Please contact me if you would like to book me for a newborn/baby shoot.

Comments are closed.