Newborn Photography

Preparation is Key

The set up and approach to Newborn Photography is very different to a family photo shoot session. Family sessions are lively, fun, and in many cases, rather loud. Newborn photo shoot sessions are to be kept very calm, relaxed and super cosy warm.

The key to a successful newborn shoot is the preparation, for both the parents and photographer. The ideal time to shoot a newborn is in the first 10 days. Baby is more content being naked, and less reluctant to wriggle out of position. If baby can be fed 30 mins before the session, this will (hopefully) make them sleepy, and then just need the odd top-up feed. Dressing the baby is also important, avoid clothing that goes over their head to reduce disturbing the baby. We always send out a guidance sheet to our parents before the session to help them prepare.

At our studio, we allow two hours for the photo shoot session, as baby will need some comfort and feeds. The ideal temp to heat the shooting space is approx 26 degrees celsius. Perfect for baby, a little warm for everyone else, so dress for the Bahamas. The key point for everyone involved in the session is to be calm and relaxed. Baby picks up on everyone’s emotions. Babies wee and poop, this is inevitable, so no need to worry about this. Note to parents – bring a change of clothes for yourself. Note to photographers – plenty of cleaning wipes.

Below are a few images from one our recent Newborn Photography shoots. For more details on our photo shoot sessions, please click here to get in contact.

Newborn baby sleeping

Newborn Baby Photos

Newborn Baby Photos including Parents

On 18th April, we welcomed the Theodosi family to the Philip Charles studio with their new arrival for a newborn photoshoot session. Newborn baby photos are a beautiful way to record the precious first few days, especially when you include the new parents.

For our newborn photoshoot sessions, we do recommend that the session takes place within the first 10 days. In these first few days, babies tend to be more supple and content being positioned into the newborn poses we all love. We welcome parents and siblings also into the shoot to capture beautiful portraits of the family together.

Below are some of the images from this lovely shoot. If you would like more information on our Newborn photoshoot session, click here. To book a photoshoot, you can call the studio on 01827 215 707  or scroll down to the enquiry form.

     

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