PREGNANCY & NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY
Many of us women don’t consider having portraits done until we are mums-to-be. Pregnancy is such a great excuse for creating these portraits of you and your bump that you will proudly want to show off to friends and family. The beaming looks of love and adoration that I capture before baby arrives, are only matched by those same tender expressions of love, captured in the newborn session family portraits.
I offer two types of maternity portraiture - stylised pregnancy sessions in my East London studio (with use of my maternity gowns & flowing fabrics) or more casual outdoors sessions during the week, in Victoria Park, London (E8 / E3).
Both session types can feature individual maternity portraits of you with your bump, but also with your partner and any other children you may have.
Sessions are best booked around 7-8 months pregnant - when your bump is already full and round but before the baby ‘drops’ and you become less comfortable.
Most of my mums-to-be choose to display their favourite bump portrait in a small frame in the bedroom and to add some of their portraits to their newborn album.
As a thank you to families who book both a studio maternity session and a newborn photography session, I offer a complimentary sitter session once the new baby is able to sit, unaided (and before baby is on the move!)
Get in touch or text MATERNITY to 07720885528 to check availability and discuss options for your bump photography session.
Newborns change so much and so quickly in those first few days and believe me, it is easy to forget quite how small and delicate they were. My families are often in awe when they see their newborn portraits for the first time because even though the images were only created a week or two before, their precious baby has changed so much already. It is hard to believe they were once inside us.
For this reason, I have actively pursued training courses in the art of safe newborn baby posing and photography (and regularly undergo more training) and have taken baby first aid courses, so that I can safely create lasting memories of your precious new baby that you can cherish for years to come. I am also a registered member of BANPAS (the baby and newborn photography association) as well as most of the UK’s other leading photography associations.
Every time you look at your baby's newborn album or wall art, I want you to be reminded of those first few days of love and adoration and how small and tiny your baby once was.
Sessions take place in my comfy “home-from-home,” purpose-designed family photography studio in East London (less than 10 mins from Stratford and Canary Wharf). The images I create consist of a series of posed & wrapped portraits of your baby plus a range of family portraits (including siblings & grandparents if appropriate).
In the last weeks of your pregnancy, we will chat through preparation tips for your new baby’s session. We will also discuss clothing and colour schemes to match your tastes and home decor. This is to keep everything beautifully coordinated so you have a lovely selection of images to pick your album and wall art prints etc from.
Sessions usually last around 4 hours, allowing plenty of time for feeds, changes and cuddles. This means there's no pressure to get the shoot done in a fixed time frame.
Newborn photography is best done when your baby is around 5-15 days new, although I have successfully captured newborn style photographs of babies up to 6 weeks, and premature babies at around 4 months.
The best time to book your session is after your 20 week scan and before you are around 7 months pregnant. I only book a fixed number of sessions a week. This is so that I have the flexibility to change newborn session dates with you, if your baby arrives earlier or later than expected. Newborn sessions are only available on weekdays. For these reasons, early booking is advisable.
Get in touch or text NEWBORN to 07720885528 to check availability and discuss options for your new baby’s photography session.