This was a very special newborn photo shoot as it was time to meet the newest member of a family I’ve become very fond of over the years they’ve been coming to visit. Time to meet the little sister of a very proud big brother!
She was such a good little girl as well, happy to sleep and pose for her pictures like a pro. I knew the family wanted to get a family portrait as well as pictures of the siblings together so I was a bit worried I’d used up all my luck.
Sibling portraits when the big brother or sister are around the age of 2 can be challenging to arrange if I’m being entirely honest with you. Your average two year old isn’t a fan of sitting still for long in the first place. Add into the mix a new sibling, a major family change and an unfamiliar environment, the chances are that they’re going to be a little bit unsettled. Luckily I have lots of variations and tips in order to get things done and I was ready to pull them out of my back pocket to get pictures of this little brother and sister. And I didn’t need one of them.
He was such a proud big brother and so careful of his little sister that he was just like a little dream to work with – and amongst the fact that he was holding and soothing the new arrival, he also managed to look at the camera and smile. I can’t wait to see them grow up together over the years to come!
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.