Newborn photography session Preston – Newborn photography pre 2010 was generally a photo of your baby that had been taken in the hospital a few days after they were born. A photographer would lay your baby down on a blanket and take a few photos and you would put one in a keyring…a LOT has changed since then. Now I know that newborn photos are not for everyone, especially the posed, studio kind. But there is something about creating a gorgeous piece of art with your precious baby that so many new parents love.
Newborn photography sessions typically lasts around 3 hours, this is because as we want to take our time with your new baby which I know sounds a little daunting but we want to ensure we don’t rush through anything so we can create the perfect images for you. If your baby arrives fully fed and fast asleep then I love to start with those cute naked poses while they are settled. I have a workflow of beautiful newborn poses that I go through and if your baby doesn’t like something they will let me know. Should your baby become unsettled at anytime during the session, then we take a break for feeding and extra cuddles. I always say that your baby is the ‘boss’ of the session as they will dictate the flow of things. After all of the naked poses are done I will move onto wrapping your baby and also the extensive props specially picked for my studio.
Should your newborn arrive unsettled and not happy with the naked posing then I do have a backup workflow which involved swaddling your baby into a beautiful cocoon that most often calms them down to sleep. I know some parents don’t love the look of the wrapped shots but as I said before, the baby is the boss and if they don’t want to pose for me naked then wrapping them up is the next best thing.
I always encourage siblings and parents to be in the pictures towards the end of the session. Family photos are so important and shouldn’t be left out no matter how tired you are feeling. So those are always an option to include in your newborn session should you wish.
To book your newborn session please contact Jo: