My Approach to Natural Newborn Baby Photography
The birth of a child is a very special time, a time that flies by all too quickly!
Your baby is only a newborn for such a short time, and you don’t have long to capture images of those gorgeous tiny features. It is so lovely to look back and remember just how small they were!
Babies change so much during the first few weeks and the ‘ideal’ time for a newborn baby to be photographed is up to 10 days old. This is due to them being asleep more at this age. They still have their curled up shape they had inside the womb and it is therefore easier to get those natural newborn images.
A baby is gorgeous at every age however and there are no rules as to when you should have your baby photos done. The following is a guide only, you can have your photographs taken at any age that suits you.
When to have your shoot
As a newborn photographer I get asked for my opinion on what is the ‘best’ time to photograph a baby.
Up to 10 days – baby is sleepy, curled up. It is possible to get very beautiful, even naked images, but chances are baby’s eyes will be shut. This is the perfect time to get your newborn images!
3 months – baby is smiley, interactive but still only able to lie down. A lovely age to capture beautiful images.
Around 10 months – or at the age they can sit unassisted. This is a nice time for ‘sitting’ images, baby will react and show adorable expressions. It’s a short window before they begin to move!
Toddling – this will be a very cute stage in your child’s life – but probably the hardest for you to record due to them being so active but incredibly sweet!
Where to have your shoot
My Newborn shoots are usually indoors and as a lifestyle photographer I think it is lovely for your shoot to take place in your own home. The images will feel ‘real’ and capture life with your baby as it is, which is what my style of natural newborn baby photography is about.
I will also do some gently posed shots for you and I will bring a selection of blankets for these. However using baby’s own blankets and toys is something I like to do too, to give you memories with their favourite things.
For some more commonly asked questions head to my FAQ page.
With lifestyle baby photography I look to capture tender moments between you and your baby, relaxed in your own surroundings. This style of photography will give you newborn family photos I know you will adore.
Newborn shoots are really special to me, I absolutely love them, and so do my clients! Read some of my lovely testimonials to see!
My pricing is stated as being for “up to 2 hours” however I understand that babies can be unpredictable and so if it takes a bit longer then that is absolutely fine, I don’t want you to feel pressured or worried about time during your shoot.
I aim to give you images that will be amongst your most treasured!
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