Ethan came to visit my studio with his mum and dad for his first official newborn photos and he was just the perfect little model.

Once we had him off safely in the land of dreams, he was happy to snooze while I gently moved him from pose to pose and even adding some outfits as well. I’ve recently invested in some of these little mohair rompers to include in newborn shoots as

a. they are super cute

b. they are really soft and fluffy against a new baby’s skin

c.  they work well in covering up a nappy when a baby isn’t super comfortable being naked (which does apply to some little people)

They are nice and easy to get on while a baby is asleep as well as actual baby clothes can be really difficult with multiple poppers and ‘over the head’ challenges to be met – as anyone who has tried to dress a baby I’m sure will already know.  I think they’re a great alternative if you’d prefer your baby to be dressed or covered in their images and as you can see, Ethan certainly wore it well.

Actually he wasn’t too phased by anything so we had a great range of images including some in his birthday suit, some including the items that his mum and dad brought with them (including some lovely personalised bunting) and some family portraits at the end.  The best thing was that Ethan didn’t know anything about it as he was pretty much asleep throughout!

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.