Not all parents want to get involved in a newborn photography session as they don’t always feel entirely camera ready. However, both Sofia’s mum and dad did and I’m so glad as I managed to capture some truly gorgeous images of them with their new arrival.
If you’re not sure that you want to be in images or not when you come to a newborn photo shoot then I’d always encourage you to just go for it. Yes you might feel very tired and like you’re not looking your best but the bond between you and your new arrival will be what shines through in the images – I honestly don’t think you’ll regret it. Sofia did have some lovely images on her own too as she was a beautiful, settled and sleepy little thing but the ones with her new mum and dad are really something that I know they will treasure.
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.