Natural light baby photography
I provide beautiful, natural light baby photography in your home using just window natural light. I pride myself in capturing timeless, natural images of you and your precious newborn so you have a wonderful record to treasure, long after the haze of those early days has passed! The big eyes, the tiny fingernails, the pouty lips... photographs to make sure you don't forget a thing!
My style of newborn photography
My style is very clean and simple, making the most of beautiful, natural light with minimalist posing and minimal props to create elegant, but love-filled portraits. My aim is simply photograph the delicate beauty of your baby and you as parents love communication between your newest family member.
My baby photography sessions include a blend of lifestyle photography, with you and your partner holding your baby throughout your home, beautiful individual baby portraits, close-ups of baby's features and older siblings with newborns. I will also take time to photograph the sibling by him or herself. I often photograph various elements of the nursery, which make a lovely addition to a fine art album. The session will be relaxed and baby-led, with plenty of time for feeding and changing. I will bring a selection of soft neutral-coloured wraps and blankets with me, which we can use to swaddle baby (if you are happy to do so) and to place baby on for those individual baby portraits.
I am sensitive to new mums not feeling their best in these very early days - let alone being photographed! My style, whilst natural, is to gently pose you to create flattering images in the softest light.
Will you travel to me?
All my baby photography sessions take place at my clients' homes, which suits both first-time parents who may not yet have ventured out, as well as parents juggling older siblings and a newborn! I live on Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey border, South of England where I can travel easy to outdoor locations like South West, West London, Surrey or Guildford.
When is the best time for newborn photography?
Generally the ideal time to photograph a newborn is when they are between 5 to 14 days old as they tend to be sleepy and curly from being in the womb, however after this stage babies can start to give great eye contact which can be lovely to photograph too! Once you've booked your session I will pencil your due date in my diary - we can fix a date for your session once baby arrives. I usually schedule my baby sessions to start around 10am in the morning during weekdays.
More about the session
The session fee or creative fee pays for the time photographing you and your family (and my travel and preparation time). As well as me as an artist and retouching time. Session fees does not include any Fine Art Wall Prints or albums. Beautiful custom artwork prints or albums can all be purchased after your session on the presentation day. Contact me if you would like to more about the session here.
What happens after the session?
A selection of at least 40 high-resolution images from the photo session will be carefully edited in about a week or two, depends how busy I am with my sessions at that time, and professionally retouched. I will invite you to viewing session where you can choose your images to be printed into beautiful Fine Art Wall portraits or albums.
Your portraits will be available to purchase later if you decide for a gift for your children grandmother in a year or two. I will safely archive your images for later prints.
Prints live in our lives the way that digital images cannot; it's so special to have beautiful artwork of your baby that you can treasure for years to come. I offer beautiful luxury prints on museum-grade paper from the very best fine art printers. You can see more details about these here.
I'd love to hear from you if you are interested in an at-home newborn baby photography session. You can reach me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.