Welcome to the World!
Tiny little newborns are only so little for such a little time! With this in mind, I aim to capture those little details that are so fleeting within the first two weeks of a brand new life. Their sleepiness bendiness at this stage as they still graduate towards the curled up in-tummy position lends itself to all sorts of natural, adorable poses.Your session should ideally be booked well in advance of your due date in order to guarantee a date within the first two weeks of your little one's arrival. Of course the dates will be flexible depending on whether your little one has arrived early or late (or, as occasionally happens, on your due date !)
As you can imagine, slow and careful is the order of the day, intermingled with feeding sessions, settling and rocking back to sleep, which all leads up to your session taking up to four hours. So bring lots of milk and patience and you will be rewarded with the most beautiful memories of this very special time in your lives.
Your newborn session will normally be held at my home studio where I can easily control temperature, lighting and safety issues and also have access to various props and backgrounds.
The cost of a newborn session is £75 and your images will be ready to view in approximately 10-14 days.
For further information just give me a call and we can have a chat about how things work in more detail.
Newborn Baby Safety
Specialist newborn photography is a genre where the photographer becomes very hands on, and as such is responsible for their safety and wellbeing for the duration of the session so it is of the upmost importance that all safety and comfort measures are adhered to
I am a member of the Baby and Newborn Photography Association. This is a specialist organisation which promotes safety in newborn photography. The association insists upon safe working practices and all members are fully insured and signed up to their code of conduct. As a member, I have demonstrated that I have the knowledge to adhere to professional standards and am deemed appropriately skilled working with newborn babies. The BANP is formed from a selection of the leading newborn photographers in the UK. Between us we bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that places us in the unique position of being able to develop the BANP into a superb resource for parents and photographers alike.
It's vitally important that your newborn bundle of goodness is kept safe, warm and comfortable during your session. The majority of the poses you see in my gallery are actually set up with mum or dad lending a supporting role. At such an early stage, newborn babies' little bones are still quite soft, so when shot in poses like on elbows under the chin, or balancing on dad's arm, there is always a supporting hand (or two) keeping baby safe which is then masked out of the final photograph. (known as compositing) Also it's very important that they are held inches above an extra large beanbag or on the parent's lap.
Equally as important, they can't be left in a particular position for too long as it can affect their circulation which may not be fully developed yet. During a shoot I am constantly monitoring this.
I sometimes use props to add a little fun or variety to a session, however I never use anything made of glass and any wooden items are checked thoroughly for rough edges. Baby is always protected from hard surfaces by a blanket, throw or pillow. I also continually monitor the ambient temperature of the studio during a shoot to make sure it's comfortable for them.
Not all babies are happy to adopt all poses. Some like to curl up and some like to stretch out. If I don't get a positive reaction when trying to pose baby in a particular position then I will stop and try a different pose. Their comfort, with all safety measures in place, is key to achieving fabulous results.
My training in the field of newborn safety posing is extensive and continual, and I keep up to date with all the latest developments to ensure a safe and happy baby.The Baby and Newborn Photography Association is a specialist organisation promoting safe baby and newborn photography. BANPAS insist upon safe working practices and all photographers are fully insured and sign up to the BANPAS code of conduct. All BANPAS photographers have been assessed to be of a professional standard and are appropriately skilled working with babies. I'm also very pleased to be a member of the British Association of Professional Child Photographers