When you’re a football fan, no matter which team it is that you support, it’s never too early to start getting your little one in on the act.  This little fellow is starting his Arsenal Football club training early.

Football themed props, scarves and strip are the most common accessories that dad’s bring along to a newborn photo shoot (yes, I know mum’s can like football too but it is a fact that it is mostly dads who are keen to their baby wrapped up in their team colours).  We also had an Arsenal Gunnersaurus Rex to work into the picture which was proving a little tricky on the beanbag because of his size and proportions so I quickly put this little bed set together so we could get everything in one picture.

You’re always welcome to bring along your own props and accessories to your photo shoot (they don’t have to be sports related!) and I’ll do my best to work with them.  I don’t think I have ever failed to get them into a picture somehow apart from one time with a newborn and a giant rubber duck that I just couldn’t make work pleasingly and that still haunts me to this day!  If you’re not sure that something will work in an image, then I’d always suggest bringing it along and we can take a look while you’re here – better that, than regret not having something in your newborn photos that really matters to you.  I have a range of complementary props and posing options that we can use to create the perfect image for you.

Of course, you don’t need to bring along anything at all other than yourselves and your baby – I have plenty of fabrics, props, hats and accessories that you’re welcome to borrow to create your images.  The choice is yours.

Newborn Photography

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.