Being a newborn photographer is a magical job. Being able to capture images for parents of those first special days with their newborn is something I will never tire of. Most people don't know but newborn shoots take place when your baby is under 2 weeks old. This is for a number of reasons. First, newborns sleep a lot, sometimes up to 18 hours a day and most of the curled up posed shots you will see on my website are achieved when a baby is in a deep sleep. Posing is generally easier too as a newborn will still be in a curled up position, just like they were when they were in the womb.
The best time to book a newborn photoshoot with me is after your 20 week scan. I only have limited availability each month and slots get reserved very quickly. Im currently taking bookings up to 7 months in advance! However, if you have left things a bit late, please do contact me as i might have had a cancellation and i will do my best to squeeze you in. I have however photographed babies up to 5 weeks old in a newborn styled shoot and had fantastic results, so its not the end of the world if you miss the 2 week window!
Recently a few parents have contacted me wanting a newborn shoot but they weren't sure whether to book as their baby had a number of skin issues. Some parents wonder if they should reschedule their newborn shoot but in all honesty there is no reason to. Skin problems are extremely common in newborns and I see them on a daily basis. I see babies with acne, jaundice, milk spots, scratches on their face from their little fingernails…the list goes on. My job is to capture those precious first days and i will be able to edit any skin concerns your newborn may have. Depending on your taste I can edit out blemishes, scratches, acne, reduce jaundice, flaking skin. Although i do like to keep your baby looking as natural as possible. This can all be discussed in your photoshoot.
The images below show some typical before and after images with a little magic skin editing! All still looking very natural.
If your baby is due in the next few months, let me capture some magical images you will treasure for years to come. This precious time will be over in the blink of an eye and before you know it your curled up sleepy bundle will be an energetic toddler. Spaces are limited!