Babies, babies, babies! I totally love babies. I've always been very maternal. Maybe that's because I come from a large family? My own babies are 2 and 3 now, so I Iove it when I have a newborn baby photo shoot.
Anyway, a few weeks ago, a lovely Mummy (Andi) to be made contact with me about booking my 'Watch me grow' package (newborn, sitter and cake smash). We penciled in a date for the shoot and I advised Andi to let me know when baby had arrived so we could confirm the date still worked. If baby arrives early or late, these sometimes have to be changed. On this occasion, our date worked perfectly for the safe arrival of the beautiful, Riley.
So, Last week, Riley came to see me at my address is Langho. She brought her Mummy and Daddy along too. They only came from down the road in Clitheroe. Riley had a quick top up of milk and we were ready to start. I had just bought a beautiful hand knitted dungaree and bonnet set which I was keen to use. Riley looked adorable in it. So I did a series of shots of her wearing that in my wicker basket and also my white trug. It went with my white faux fur really well. Riley was keen to know what was going on and didn't give in to exhaustion. From there, I moved her over to my posing beanbag. We stripped her off for that part. It must have been super comfy as she soon fell asleep. I took a series of photographs of her on there, wearing a couple of different headbands. It was at this point, I felt guilty. I needed to move her for my next shots. Her Mummy and Daddy both have a keen interest in martial arts and had brought along their gloves. So I got a special photograph for them with Riley in their gloves (please note, they are not really holding her like that, so don't try and recreate it that way. It is all done safely). My personal favourite image is the one with both sets of hands holding her with her eyes open. Which is yours?
The best age to capture great images is between 5 and 10 days old. This is because babies are at their most sleepy stage and it makes them easier to pose. I take bookings for newborn photo shoots any time after you have had your 20 week scan. It's best to book early to avoid disappointment.
If you would like to book a newborn session or find out any further details, please get in touch.
"Jane did a newborn photo shoot of our 2 week old daughter and it was truly amazing. She managed to capture some fantastic shots, despite our daughter refusing to sleep for most of it. She knew exactly what to do. Not only to get the best shots, but also to keep our daughter happy and calm. We are ecstatic with the results and will highly recommend. I can’t wait to see what she will capture when we go back for our sitter shoot.”