I am a family man with 3 kids, I have 2 girls and 1 boy, I know how quick they can grow from a few days to a few weeks and then months, and all of a sudden the chance of getting photos of them at the smallest has gone.
I always look forward to meeting new families and taking beautiful photos of their bundle of joy. I often see wedding couples for the first time after their wedding with their addition to the family which is always great and often I am there taking photos of them every year on a yearly family shoot. I could go on but I will save that for another time.
New Born Photography
One of the reasons my newborn shoots can take up to 1 and a half hours is that a newborn has there own plans and things can take longer but that's absolutely fine, I will do my best to create the best photos for you no matter what, even if they are unsettled I will still capture there cuteness!
My Photography Style
My style is the same whether I am doing a family photoshoot or when I am photographing a wedding which is relaxed but beautiful, I love my photos to be as natural as possible.
For the newborn shoots, I like to keep them as natural as possible like just cuddle up, kiss them, let them hold your finger or let them sleep and I will do the rest. I have a few props I generally bring along to give you some aww moments too.
To see some of my newborn photography click here.
Some preparations you can do before the photoshoot is given them a feed 30 minutes before the shoot so if you have a good routine please book the shoot to work well for them. Whether we do the shoot indoor or outdoors keep them warm so turn the thermostat up or if we go out, to wear warm clothing will help them keep settled.
You Should Know
You should never use flash directly at their eyes, (they are still very delicate) so don't worry if you see me get my flash out on stand by, I use a diffuser and I will do a technique where I bounce the light, in a nutshell, don't worry I have your there health and safety in the front of my mind throughout the whole time.
If you have anything you would like to use during the photoshoot please have it ready for example their favourite teddy bear, blanket toy...
I do have blankets I bring along that I may or may not use but don't worry they are all washed after every newborn shoot, so they have a little accident on them it's absolutely fine honestly.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch I am more than happy to answer them.