There’s a temptation when you have a new baby to shy away from getting in photos. It’s understandable, you’ve not had much rest and probably not had a whole lot of time to attend to things like hair and make up.
However, let this beautiful image of a mum and her new daughter tempt you back in. She looks amazing – just glowing with love for her new baby and I can guarantee that she’ll love this photo long after her little girl is way to big to hold in her arms like this.
There’s always time to capture images of you as a family in a newborn session even if you don’t want to make them the main focus of your photo shoot and I’d definitely encourage you to get in the photos. Chatting with clients, it quite often comes up that they regret not having photos of them together with their newborn – and this is particularly true for mums who tend to be behind the camera the rest of the time – when they look back years later. I don’t think I’ve ever talked to anyone who’s regretted having them taken which isn’t surprising given that the worst thing that can possibly happen is that you look at the photos when they are ready and you don’t like them. Don’t be shy – get in the pictures!
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.