Newborn Photography East Grinstead West Sussex

My little drawer is a very popular newborn prop and I love it too as it’s such a versatile piece to style and to pose in.

With some props, you can only really pose the baby in them in one way – this is great if the baby that’s visiting happens to like this pose but not so much if they don’t as I don’t have any options to play with.

The hammock is the main one that springs to mind (although it does apply to a couple of my other props). It’s a popular choice and the pictures are gorgeous of your little one relaxing in the string hammock. However, it’s also probably one of the ones that has the highest failure rate.   When babies are a little more wakeful or just not super comfortable on their back, then they tend not to enjoy the experience as much we think they should!  In this situation, there’s really nothing I can do because with the hammock, it’s the one pose or the highway.

The drawer is the absolute opposite, there are so many options when it comes to posing either swaddled or unswaddled that it’s a pretty safe bet. It’s also super versatile when it comes to styling – it looks great plain, with florals, with teddies, with textured layers.  If you’re looking for a really versatile prop, it’s hard to pick a better one!

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.