This is a shot that the mum and dad requested at their recent newborn session and it’s actually a really cool variation on the version that I normally do.
Generally I pose the newborn on the giant beanbag and have just the dad kneel down in front and hold their little one with their hands (obviously it’s not actually holding them into the air as that would be way too dangerous). In this case though they wanted both their hands to be in the picture so that’s what we did. Just love how they are both supporting their new arrival. Definitely an idea that I’m going to shamelessly steal!
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.