I get asked all the time what it is that I love above all else when photographing newborn babies. And at first I’d be quick to answer ‘Oh, I just love babies’. And that is of course absolutely true. But when I think a little more on the question it becomes obvious to me that there are so many more reasons that I adore this genre the most. I love watching the interactions between the baby and their parents. I’m always acutely aware of the newness of the relationship. That they are all finding their feet together and I always feel so privileged to able to witness it.
I love the fact that every baby is different. I love those initial moments as you explore how the baby reacts to touch and movement and sound as you settle them ready for their session. It’s always been fascinating to me that a baby can be wide awake one moment, keenly taking in their surrounds and sound asleep moments later. And some babies just take longer to settle in to that deep, relaxing sleep. And of course there are always the little ones who never settle in to a sleep at all. Suddenly I’m taken back 10 years to when my eldest son was a newborn. I spent hours pacing the hallway singing Beatles songs in the hope of finally getting him to sleep. Interestingly he’s still probably often the last to go to sleep in our family.
I also love capturing all those little details that you think you’ll remember forever. It doesn’t always feel it at the time but the newborn stage really is a fleeting moment in time.
This session had a little baby who wasn’t really that keen on settling. Her mum was nothing short of amazing as she feed and settled on repeat throughout the session. I also always encourage my families to bring along things that are special to them and their baby. The gorgeous fluffy pink rug in this session was a present from the babies Nan.
Pregnant & considering a newborn session?
For a limited time only if you book a newborn session with me you will also receive a bonus 30 minute maternity session*. This is a great way to celebrate and capture your pregnancy prior to the arrival of your gorgeous little bundle.
*Missed the opportunity for a maternity session? Let’s do a sitter session instead, once you baby has learned to sit!