Newborn Sessions Information
There is nothing more amazing than welcoming your newborn baby into the world. Their teeny tiny fingers and toes. Their precious soft skin and the absolute certainty that you will love like you never have before. Your life will never be the same.
These precious moments will pass so quickly and it will be a privilege to preserve those special moments and milestones for you to remember forever.
Once baby is here, you will have lot on your mind and choosing your photographer might not be on the top of your list of things to do. For this reason it is best that you book your newborn session in good time before your due date. If these sessions are done before babies are two weeks old, chances are they are usually sleepier, less fussy, and therefore it is more likely that you will get the results that you want.
At the session, you won’t have to worry about a thing. I provide all props, outfits etc, for baby and a have a wardrobe for Mum if having parent shots included. Otherwise it is best to wear something white, or light and airy. No bold colours, patterns or logos. You can expect these sessions to take anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on how settled baby is. Breast fed babies can take longer due to the fact that it’s difficult to judge how much they are feeding. It really does help if you can express milk and bring some in a bottle. That way, I can feed baby during transitions if they are disturbed. It can take patience but the end result is so worth it.
It is worth arriving to your session early in order to feed and wind baby before the session begins, especially if you have travelled any distance. If you have any treasured blankets, soft toys or heirlooms, bring them with you. Try to avoid any new creams or lotions on the day. This reduces the risk of sudden allergic reactions during the shoot and if you have a dummy, please bring it along as they really do help keep baby. calm during posing transitions.
Above all, please be assured that your comfort, baby’s comfort and safety are my priority. The sessions are completely baby-led and I will not pose a baby in any way that is uncomfortable for them. I want you to be happy and relaxed during the shoot in the knowledge that I am happy to take all the time needed to produce a beautiful gallery for you.