I'm so happy that you are here. It means that you have taken the first step towards capturing your memories. This is a time of uncertainty, emotions and awe. You will watch as that tiny little newborn stretches out, takes a first breath, opens her eyes, and trusts you to look after and love her for the rest of her life. You know how fast they grow, yet you'll still be amazed. Capture those first days with a professional photo session done in your own home.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN PHOTOS?
Newborn sessions are best done when your baby is 5 - 12 days old. So... it's actually best if you can book your session before your baby arrives. Don't worry, the date isn't set in stone because your baby may be choosing his/her own birthday. Booking now just ensures that when your little one does arrive, I will be waiting and will have days set aside to re-book your date.
MY BABY HAS ALREADY ARRIVED AND ISN'T A NEWBORN ANYMORE. IS IT TOO LATE?
It's never too late, babies are cute all the time! We may not be able to curl your baby in to the newborn poses but your photos will still be adorable.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY SESSION?
I know that you have taken a big step with trusting a stranger with your new little bundle. Don't worry, you will be close by the whole time and your little bundle will be taken care of every step of the way with kindess and the gentlest of hands. You just had a baby so your only job is to make sure your little one is well fed, swaddled in her favourite blanket and ready to be a star.
DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO OR WILL YOU COME TO MY HOME?
You've just had a new baby so I'll come to your home! I bring a huge beanbag with backdrops that go over top of it. This makes the perfect place for posing your baby in to all the sweet newborn poses. The session is never rushed and breaks can be taken for feeding and snuggles. I bring little wraps, hats and a couple of props with me so that you don't need to worry about anything! I can usually coordinate the colours with the colours of your home or nursery too.
Once I arrive, I will take a look around your home to find the area with the best light for your photos. This is often in the kitchen eating area or living room. I may need to adjust your furniture a little bit but I'll put it back before I leave. Sometimes, especially if parents and siblings are in the photos, I may suggest shooting in the master bedroom or nursery but that's totally up to you!
I WOULD LIKE TO ADD ON A MATERNITY SESSION
A maternity session is a wonderful way to celebrate the upcoming arrival of your new baby. Whether you'll be spending this time together as a family or as a couple it is a great way to connect to one another before your family takes this next step.
They can be done either in your home or at an outdoor location that we choose together. If you have somewhere you love please let me know. If not, I know of lots of beautiful places.
The session would take approximately one hour and a change of clothing can be done part way through. I'm happy to offer you suggestions on what to wear if you are unsure.