It’s not unusual for parents to be reluctant to get in front of the camera in a newborn photo shoot. I totally get it – it’s a lot to deal with when you’ve just started such a major adventure.
There’s never going to be any pressure from me – you should do whatever makes you happy and if you’re not feeling camera ready, then chill and enjoy watching your little one getting photographed and join in at another session down the road. However, I will say this – if you get in on the pictures and you don’t like how they look, so what. You never have to look at them again. However, there won’t ever be a time when your baby is so new and tiny so my advice, for what it’s worth, would be give it a go. There’s really nothing to lose.
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.