Pure and Simple Newborn Photography
Capturing those precious, early moments of a newborn is one of the greatest and most beautiful parts of being a professional photographer. Creating exquisite, timeless portraits that a parent can cherish forever is a pure delight.
Newborn babies are so unique. Yet everything about them is perfect and I love to plan each session individually. I use gorgeous props and wraps during a newborn photography session. I try to mirror the seasonal colours, and use gorgeous textures. The possibilities are endless. There are some truly amazing fabrics and props available, which is part of the joy of being a newborn photographer.
However, recently I had been thinking about a session that would capture a newborn baby at it’s purest. A session with minimal props. Instead simply capturing babies when they are still deliciously curled up as if still in the womb. Without distractions.
I requested a newborn baby model on my Facebook page to try out some of the ideas I had been planning. A lovely mummy called Jodi got in touch with me. She had recently given birth to a beautiful daughter who she named Elodie.
I advised Jodi what to expect prior to the session and suggested she visit my website to take a look at my work. A newborn photography session is probably longer than you might think. I allow up to four hours for each session to ensure clients receive my full attention without feeling rushed.
Oh So Sleepy
On the day of session Elodie arrived already fast asleep so I got straight into the session and she barely woke as I undressed her and positioned her into those delicious newborn poses. Lucky for me, Elodie was as good as gold and slept for most of our time together. Which also meant that Jodi could relax with a hot drink, which is usually a thing of the past with a newborn!, and enjoy the session.