BEFORE YOUR NEWBORN SHOOT
If your shoot is taking place in your home, it’s really useful to send me a few images of your rooms (don’t worry if it’s not clean and tidy!) so that I can get an idea of the space and pick out the best spots for your shoot
It’s really worth the time planning your outfits for your shoot, please feel free to send me some snaps of outfit choices and I can advise on what will work best.
It’s great to co-ordinate your families outfits with a mixture of textures, patterns and plains. Neutral, muted shades work really well, soft colours are great but it’s best to avoid bright primary colours and bold logos as they give the images a harsh look and are very over powering.
For newborn shoots I like to start off with your baby in a white vest, it keeps things nice and simple and all of the focus is on your baby:
Textured knitted blankets or a large muslin are great to wrap baby in for a few shots:
Knitted outfits, hats, hoods and booties are very cute and the texture looks great in your images:
White tops with detail like lace or embroidery photograph beautifully for Mums:
Shirts over t-shirts, denim shirts, casual t-shirts and knitwear are great for Dad’s:
I love to photograph all the little details, a footless baby grow or outfit is perfect for showing their tiny toes:
When choosing a colour scheme, pick colours that will work harmoniously together. The best way is to start with one outfit and then co-ordinate the other outfits from there mixing colours, prints and textures. Here are some examples of colour schemes which work well:
ON THE DAY OF YOUR NEWBORN SHOOT
The shoot will take around 2 hours
Most of your newborn shoot will take place in your bedroom, if you have a neutral plain bedcover that would be perfect
We want to make sure your baby is nice and cosy so if you can keep the rooms nice and warm that would be great
If you’re able to feed your baby before I arrive that is ideal. It doesn’t matter if your baby is asleep or awake, I will photograph them however they are!
We will take your baby’s lead, if they need feeding,changing or settling that’s no problem we will take little breaks and then carry on shooting
AFTER YOUR NEWBORN SHOOT
A few days after your session I will share a few images from your shoot as a sneak peek on my photography instagram and Facebook pages, if you follow me on social media I can tag you on the posts!
I will individually edit each image for your gallery in my own unique style, there will be a mixture of colour and black & white depending on what best suits each image
2 weeks after your shoot you will receive an email with a link to your online password protected gallery where you can view and select your images (usually around 50 images)
Most families find my work through images I have shared on my website or social media, this is a great way for me to showcase my photography and book future shoots. I’m very proud of the work I create with each family and would love to share your images, if this is something you are not happy with please let me know