|Baby Alistar 7 days old|
Of course these session could be booked after the second year for a session on the same day each year until the child reach,s 18 I feel this would make an amazing family history book, To capture the way the family change and grow from maternity through to adulthood. Just contact me if you would like to arrange a wonderful pictorial family history.
So how and what is involved with taking images of a wee little one. For a start for me as a photographer there is nothing so special about taking babies first portrait. It is an honour when parents ring me and ask me to take these pictures. My youngest little one this year was just 4 hours old. There is something amazing about a new born a miracle we take for granted, but babies soon lose that little newborn look within 7 to 8 days its gone forever.
To photograph babies means I have to be flexible. Its best to schedule the session for just after a feed although of course new borns have no idea when lunch time is let alone night time . I know how difficult being a new parent is this is why I come to you, There is no time limit on the session as your little baby hasnt a clue on time. While I am with you its fine to take a break for feeding in fact sometimes this is a great time to get some beautiful images of the closeness of mother and baby. Just recently two of my new mothers have asked me to take images of them breast feeding and believe me that are wonderful close moments capture forever.
I ask that the room is warm enough for baby to be comfy with no clothing on, and special outfits put out as plenty of time for clothing changes, I need a little space but not much. I try not to use flash but do use a modeling light. I bring soft white clean blankets with me and its really helpful if dad is present just to hold these up a little. The session is relaxed with plenty of input from mum and dad as to what type of images they would like.
Unfortunately it can be pot luck to get a picture of a newborn whom has their eyes open after all the first 10 days or so are spent doing what babies do best feeding and sleeping.
As a mum myself I understand completely that your baby is the best baby in the world, I also understand how important and precious the first few weeks are.
To arrange a baby session to fit around your needs please do feel free to contact me for a chat
Below are some beautiful little bundles of joy I have photographed in the last 6 months as you can see each one is a unique little miracle and a pleasure to photograph
|Baby Josh aged 4 days|
|Baby Hector 10 days old|
|Baby Sienna 4 hours old|
|Baby Ethan 10 days old|