This Otis, sleeping peacefully in one of my popular newborn photo shoot props – my drawer.
It can be hard to imagine how props will work when you just see them by themselves as there are so many ways to use and accessorise them but I think Otis is doing a remarkable job of showing this one off with a gorgeous simple set up. Of course the drawer is always well padded inside to provide a comfortable little newborn nest and in this case, we’ve just gone with a simple blue and white set up – one of my hand knitted blue blankets is teamed up with a matching hat and my lovely cream fluff to create a simply styled image that keeps the focus on the baby.
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.