You’re always welcome to create some family pictures at your newborn photo shoot. It’s not obligatory of course, not everyone is feeling the love for the camera after a few days of limited sleep but the offer is there if you want to.
If you’re on the fence, I’d always say go for it. The wonderful thing about photos is that they are just that – photos. If you don’t like them, you never have to look at them again but you can’t recapture the moment once it’s gone.
There’s lot of ways of getting involved in your photo shoot form just including your hands in the photos with your new baby, through to creating a more traditional family portrait and they’re all equally lovely ways of capturing with your newest family member. This demi-silhouette shot is a lovely one if you’re looking for something a little bit different and also if you’re not feeling entirely camera ready. The style of it means that most of you will be in shadow but I think it demonstrates beautifully the new family that you have become so it really is the best of all worlds.
A newborn photo shoot is best when your baby is between 5 and 10 days old as this is when they are at their maximum sleepiness and poseability to capture those dreamy shots. For this reason, I definitely recommend that you book when you are pregnant as this is one less thing to worry about scheduling when you’ve just got home from the hospital. We make an appointment for your due date plus 7 days and then adjust it as needed.
My newborn shoots include your three favourite digital images which you select from your online gallery a few weeks after your photo shoot – I don’t make you attend a sales or viewing session. Sessions take place in my warm and cosy studio in Crawley Down and cost £95.