Are you looking for non-stuffy, non-posed newborn photos without the added cheese? Do you want a record of your baby as they are at this point in time, tears and all? You’ve come to the right place. My awesome clients come to me looking for natural baby photos and that’s exactly what I strive to achieve in my sessions. So you might ask what is involved in creating these so-called “natural” photos? I mean, people don’t generally act natural when a large camera is in front of their face do they? During a newborn baby session I will guide you into a position where you are comfortable to snuggle your bub. From there it’s all about just being with your family and baby. I’ll give you space to cuddle, kiss, hold their little fingers, give them head rubs and jiggle them up and down when they have a sore belly. While you are just being you I will move around and get the angles that I see will make beautiful portraits. Occasionally I will ask you to look up and have one of those looking-at-camera shots, but mostly it’s just about recording the connection and the love you have for your new little person. You don’t have to worry about how you look. Leave that up to me. You don’t have to worry if you have your hands in the “wrong” place… there is no wrong place.
Our newborn baby sessions are guided by how your little human is feeling on the day. For example, here we have Patrick who was having some tummy pains at the start of his photography session. Patrick has reflux and it was really giving him some curry on the day. He was doing his best version of baby planking and didn’t want to bend in the middle AT ALL. We thought we might spend the whole session trying to calm his little body so we just took it really easy and worked around what he needed at the time. After about 20 minutes of being cuddled between mum and dad (and lots of jiggling up and down), we noticed that he was starting to relax and was actually falling asleep. I couldn’t believe our luck! Given that mum and dad said he had only slept on and off for very short periods the day before, I thought it might be the case on this day as well. We ended up with the most peaceful sleeping baby sessions and some ridiculously gorgeous captures of Patrick after he woke and was lovely and calm.