Parents of newborns don’t always feel like getting in front of the camera and that’s understandable. Personally I’d encourage you to do it but I get why you might not be in the mood.
However, it’s really popular to get in the photos in one way which is to include your hands. This photo – In Daddy’s Hands – is a really great way to be part of your newborn photo shoot without having to worry about what your hair looks like. It’s actually a bit of camera trickery as it would be more than a little dicey to actually hold your new baby in the air in this fashion and so it’s all set up on a comfy bean bag and shot from the top down to create the final image. Yes, it’s a little bit of a lie but it’s such a lovely image that I think we can let it slide.
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.