This picture, although it looks no different to my normal studio newborn photography was actually taken in the client’s home. It was a special request as the mum wasn’t able to get out and about but desperately wanted newborn photos taken while her son was still tiny.
Generally speaking I prefer to work in the studio where I have my full range of props, options and accessories available to me. However, I do understand that not everyone feels up to going out when they’ve just had a baby and the newborn window for photography is unforgiving as pictures really need to be taken in the first ten days. So I do have a mobile studio that I can take out with me along with a beanbag newborn set up and battery powered lights (so you don’t have to worry about cables running everywhere). It’s an option that’s there if you need it…
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.