Sweet dreams are made of these – sleepy newborn smiles! Of course you can’t get a newborn to smile on command so it’s really just a matter of luck if I manage to capture one of those dreamy expressions but I’m well versed in what to look out for so I can make sure I have my camera in hand.
This little fellow was taking a little while to settle so I had him in a wrap to try and calm him down which worked a treat – once a little one is nice and settled, it’s normally a case of gently unwrapping them to move on with the session but a good swaddle is often the magic ingredient to getting them there and it looks super cute in the photos too.
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.