So.. what’s it really like doing a newborn photoshoot, London?
I’m frequently asked what actually goes on during a newborn photoshoot London. I mean, is it as simple as laying the baby down on a soft blanket and snapping away? How long does it take? What does Baby need to wear? Does my baby need to sleep throughout? And so on. By the way you can find the answers to these questions and more on my newborn photography page.
So I thought, after photographing newborns for many, many years, it was about time I actually made a video of a typical session from start to finish. The amazing Toni from Sugar Sweet Productions filmed me capturing this little beauty, Kayaani, in my Muswell Hill studio.
As you can see in the video I gently pose Kayaani into a variety of poses, seamlessly transitioning from one pose to the next so that the little man is fast alseep throughout the entire photoshoot!
How long did this whole photoshoot take?
Typically a newborn photoshoot in my studio takes 2-3 hours. This includes all the time you need to feed and care for your little bubba, as well as feed and change him. This video is 5 minutes of the best bits.
Classic, neutral and fresh
In keeping with my pregnancy photography, I love to photograph babies on neutral, timeless backdrops and blankets. You’ve taken your baby to be photographed after all, not what she’s wearing or what she might be lying on.
There are many different styles of baby and newborn photography. Mine is clean, simple and timeless. There are no silly hats and OTT outfits. I keep the focus all on the baby. That’s just me though, obviously everyone has their own style and tastes.
I’d also say that the best place to do a newborn photoshoot London, I believe, is in a studio, where the lighting, temperature and ambience can be controlled and calming. Of course I can do newborn photoshoots in your own home, capturing more of a documentary style of the family – it just depends what style feels right for you.
Pick your style
Style is something we will talk a lot about in your consultation before you even begin your photoshoot. I want to make sure I understand where you’re coming from so I can tailor any images to what you want and what your goals are.
For example, would you like images for a family album? Or stunning art pieces for the wall? Are you designing and decorating your home and want some fabulous works of art – that actually mean something to you – to pop up in your home? I can help with all of that!
Make your house a home
Ask yourself – what do you want to do with your newborn images after you’ve got them? It’s all very well going to a newborn photoshoot, London, to get some stunning shots. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking the job ends there. It doesn’t.
OK, you can keep the images on a memory stick in your drawer, but what goes is that? The technology may go out of date or the stick might become corrupted, or you might simply lose it. You must print out!
You can browse my range of the finest albums and frames sourced from all over the world including Portugal, Italy and Scotland. I’ll help you to print out your images so you can actually enjoy them. See a sample of the frames and finishes I offer to get a feel for what you could get.
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