This little newborn shot is a very popular option for parents who want to get involved in a newborn shoot but don’t feel like being on camera – of course, it’s also a popular addition to a gallery for parents in general.
This particular shot was taken as an add on to a session that we hadn’t planned for but the mum fell in love with the image when she saw it on my studio wall and her little guy was still pretty sleepy so we capitalised on that fact. Although it looks as though the baby is balanced in his mum’s hands, it’s actually taken by shooting downwards onto my giant beanbag so there’s absolutely no risk involved. Safety first always when it comes to 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.