I have photographed newborn babies for the last few years and although I really like images of cute, posed babies, nothing makes my heart sing more than emotional, newborn lifestyle photography.
For me, my aim as a photographer is to capture a true memory, which has emotion and shows connection. These are the photographs that turn into treasure as we grow older. They help us remember special times and the people we love.
As a parent, I know how those first few days of bringing your newborn baby home become a hazy memory, caused by the chaos and sleep deprivation! But this is a magical time and it is gone in the blink of an eye.
Capturing images in your home is a lot less stressful in those first few days, where leaving the house can be a challenge! What I love about photographing newborn babies at home with their families is that every backdrop is meaningful, every image provokes a memory of this time in your life. Every session is personal and unique to you- it’s your home and special memories.
Lifestyle photography is not about getting your baby into that perfect pose. It is about capturing their beautiful newborn features- the way they sleep with their fists curled up by their ears, their huge yawns, that beautiful wisp of hair that will soon stop sticking up. It is about capturing the amazing connection your newborn baby already has with Mum & Dad, proud brothers and sisters and the family pet (having a good sniff of this new strange being in their home!).
I also love to capture the sense of celebration of this time- the cards lined up on the mantlepiece- a shower of pink or blue, the new beautiful teddies waiting to be cuddled and loved by your baby as he/she grows. The blanket knitted by Grandma- all so special and all part of the story.
I would love to hear from you if you would like more information or would like to book a session x