Newborn baby photography sessions are just fab, everyone should have one as your little cherub is only teeny for such a short space of time! I know they can also be a bit daunting for new parents as everything is new at that point and generally my mums are still feeling rather tired and a bit shell shocked from their birth experience. It is for this reason I want to write this blog.. to give some piece of mind and and a wee insight into my world!
1) Newborn sessions are usually around 2 hours… some babies rock it and are done in just an hour, some take a little coaxing and can be as long as 4 hours. Every baby is different and I schedule for that accordingly! And please, please, please don’t worry if it is taking longer than you expect…I love the extra baby cuddles! I would much rather take a bit of time and patience to get you these beautiful images than rush through and take rubbish ones! I will go with the flow of your little one. If it is clear that baby is just not happy to be photographed we will always reschedule for another day to make sure we get plenty of beautiful baby photos!
2) I get pee’ed and poo’ed on pretty much every single session, it is just second nature now to wipe it up and continue on 🙂 Most babies tend to aim their pee so that it looks like It’s me who had the accident, little monkeys! haha
3)A lot of my families mention that baby has flaky skin or spots. This is not an issue and I work with it every day and if needed I can touch it up with some editing magic. I personally love a wee bit of flakiness as it shows how new they are but I am happy to remove it if preferred
4)Can you have family photos? Yes of course you can! I love photographing new families! Generally we do close up images so you don’t have to worry about your post pregnancy body at all!
5)Your baby will eat more than normal throughout the session! Im sorry to say if you have a wee feeding routine already in place, for the few hours you are here your baby will likely not follow that schedule. For the lovely sleepy shots we need a nice and full tummy of milk so remember bring a few bottles if bottle-fed.
I hope this gives you all a little insight into a newborn photo session! Watch out for our next blog where we will tell you all about how we safely create some of our more exciting baby images such as this one of little Rebecca and Evie that you can see HERE!
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about our newborn baby photo session, we would be delighted to help!