Baby Jack is pictured here with a toy monkey that his big brother was photographed with at his own newborn photo shoot so I think we are witnessing the birth of a new family tradition.
Siblings are of course not the same person so I don’t ever try to copy a photo exactly but there’s something nice about having a nod to a previous session and the results can look great hung on the wall together. He’s wide awake in this picture but happy to snuggle with his new monkey friend and he did got to sleep when he was ready. The goal with newborn photography is to photograph your baby when they are asleep and that’s why it’s so important to get them in to the studio when they are under two weeks old and preferably between five and ten days old. However, sometimes, they can be awake but perfectly content so I always capture them in that state as well if the opportunity presents itself.
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.