Newborn Home Sessions
The best part of my newborn portrait sessions is that they take place in your home (= your comfort zone) where you are most comfortable after giving birth and I will bring everything that is needed for a variety of natural and posed newborn portraits. We can take the photographs in your living room or on a bed in the bedroom, wherever the lighting is best. I will bring blankets, wraps, a backdrop stand, a wee proof underlay as well as a little heater. I also recommend that you have some towels, wet wipes, nappy bags and a hair dryer (white noise) to hand.
I’m not taking your baby away from you. I am working with you to create awesome pictures.
You will be present at all times during the newborn portrait session and depending on what images we want to achieve (we will discuss this before the portrait session) you can be very involved in the portrait session, either by holding the baby or as a spotter (a spotter is someone who will be right next to the baby when we pose it on it’s tummy to ensure the baby is safe and cannot roll off the pillow).
It is totally ok to feel self-conscious after having a baby.
Every new mum feels insecure about her body and sometimes mums need several weeks to recover from a traumatic birth. This should not stop you though if you would like to have some beautiful photographs of your new baby. The whole point of having home sessions is so that you can stay in your comfort zone, whether you feel fit as a fiddle or are tired and sore. I will not drag you in front of the camera if you don’t want to show yourself yet. if you however would like some photos of you and your baby, we can easily just use your face as shown on the examples below.
My setup is easy and safe.
I would never endanger your baby so my setups are always safe. I don’t suspend babies in hammocks nor do I balance them on chairs. I pose babies in sleeping positions or other natural poses, all depending on whether it is awake or asleep. Oh and it doesn’t matter if your baby wees or poos on my blankets. Lots of babies have done it before. All my blankets and wraps are washed with non-bio washing powder and are clean. It’s part of the business. Plus: I have a child myself, I have been peed, pooed and vomited on more than once. Doesn’t phase me the slightest!
Considering your baby could be born two weeks either side of your due date, please try to contact me as early as you can. Newborn portraits are best taken within the first fortnight of the baby’s life but if you or your baby are not well enough during that time, we can do newborn/baby portraits in the weeks following. It’s never too late to take portraits of your new baby and I am never too busy to fit you in last minute! Here is how you can contact me (click to access contact form).