As a newborn photographer, there are a number of themes that come up regularly but when this client said that they wanted a Viking theme, I have to admit that this was a first for me.
They brought along the sweet crocheted Viking helmet and I set up the dark bed with as many fur and natural textured blankets as I could lay hands on. Luckily their little Viking was in a great mood to pose along and I just love the resulting image.
Of course, lots of folk choose to keep it simple for a newborn shoot but you’re always welcome to include themes that you love to make your session totally unique to you – the choice is yours. My role in it is simply to create the images that you’ll want to treasure of your family!
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.