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What type of images can you expect from your newborn and baby photography experience? Well, the answer to this is…it depends!
Do you have a friend or family member who’s due to have a baby soon? Well, if you’re looking for the perfect gift for her, have you considered giving them the gift of photography?
Today I wanted to give you an insight into what to expect at a Frances Stephenson newborn photography session.
If you’re expecting a new addition to your family soon, congratulations!
You’re probably considering a newborn baby photoshoot but don’t know what’s available locally? I’m here to help!
With the government giving advice to pregnant women to self isolate regarding the coronavirus, and then when baby is here to limit essential travel, it’s no wonder you wouldn’t want to leave your house. Have you considered a Lifestyle newborn session, you d read more
Fashions change and photography is no exception. I’ve seen a shift in the last six months towards natural, relaxed baby portrait images becoming more popular amongst photographers all around the world.
It has been a long time since I held my own babies in my arms – as newborns that is! They are now aged 28 and 22. I often wonder where that time has gone!
I’m still buzzing from a recent newborn photoshoot that I did last week. I can’t wait to tell you more about it.
I’m sooooo excited about this one as it was something really different for me. And the results were fabulous! So, without further ado, let me tell you what all the fuss is about!
But I don’t combine these two types of photography. That is…until now!
Natural baby photography
Last week, I had a fantastic ‘newborn lifestyle’ session.
You may have seen a few snapshots that I have shared from the shoot, as a taster? (If you don’t yet follow me on social media, by the way, you’ll find my social links at the bottom of this page).
And since it worked out so well, I will now be offering these to my clients.
So, you can now book your very own newborn lifestyle photography shoot! And I’m already taking bookings for March and April, so please get in touch soon to secure your preferred date!
What is a newborn lifestyle photoshoot?
A newborn lifestyle photoshoot is a way of capturing stunning baby and family portraits in the comfort of your own home.
I visit your house, or any other local venue of your choice, and spend two hours with you to take unposed photographs which document the natural moments in your daily life.
There are many reasons why this type of photoshoot may appeal to you:
Unposed baby portraits
Parents, if you’re after some stunning newborn baby portraits but aren’t a fan of the ‘sleeping baby in basket’ type setups, then this is a great option for you.
I won’t take hours setting up each shot. All the images I will take will be completely unposed and natural. Getting your baby’s fingers into the perfect position is not my priority here.
My priority is, first and foremost, capturing your baby naturally and beautifully. This is officially a pose-free zone!
Greater flexibility for you
The beauty of a lifestyle shoot is that I can visit you in your home when the baby is any age.
They need not be younger than 10 days old as they would need to be for a ‘sleeping baby’ studio photoshoot.
This is a huge advantage for those parents who don’t book a shoot in advance and then call me to book once their baby is born and are disappointed to find that I am fully booked! (Sadly, it happens a lot).
It also means that you can have photos taken at any stage in your baby’s life – not just at the newborn stage or on their first birthday, which is typically when parents bring their children to me. We can do the shoot as and when it suits you (subject to availability).
Natural interactions and family moments
I’ll document a moment of time in your every-day life.
I’ll record all the natural interactions and little details that help to tell the story of your baby’s new life. This is exactly what I do when photographing a bride preparing for her wedding.
And if you like, I can include the little details of your home that you love and also want to record. Whether that’s your baby’s favourite snuggle blanket in their nursery, or the elegant features of your master bedroom or other family living areas, or even your garden.
Plus, if you’re extended family includes pets, we can get them involved too!
Relaxed family photos that even Dad will enjoy!
Another bonus is that because you are in a familiar environment, everyone involved in the photoshoot can be more relaxed and comfortable. This helps to make the pictures truly beautiful, as that really shines through in the photographs.
The photos I take will, of course, be in my signature style which you know by now, and hopefully love.
To book, please contact me via my website.
Why book a newborn photography session?
My answer to that question is, “Why on earth wouldn’t you want to capture this fleeting phase in the most beautiful way possible?”
If you are a new parent planning to capture precious memories of your newborn baby on camera, please please please heed my advice and steer clear of photographers who do not use appropriate techniques and safety procedures.