Newborn baby Photography aberdeen and aberdeenshire - in the comfort of your own home
Becoming a parent for the first time, or welcoming a new baby in to your family is a wonderfully exciting time. However, it can be overwhelming, and you may feel like you will never leave the house on time again! After the birth of my second baby last year, I decided to rethink my newborn photography sessions, and what I was able to offer parents. Knowing how I felt in the early days with both my children, I wanted to make having my newborn photography session as enjoyable, and stress free, as possible.
A few people have asked me 'what happens during an at home newborn session?' and what it actually entails, so I thought I'd write a blog post to give you a deeper insight in to why it would be right for you and your family.
You can book your newborn photography session with me at any point in your pregnancy. To avoid disappointment, I do advise to book earlier rather than later. But because I photograph newborns up to 8 weeks old, it give us a little leeway if you book nearer the end of your pregnancy, or even after baby is born. We can book you in via email, or if you'd like to talk over what you want from your newborn session, then we can chat on the phone or in person, and I'll answer any questions you may have!
Rather than you having to come to me, I come to your home. This means you don't have to worry about getting ready, trying to work out feeds, putting baby in the car, or even getting dressed! I cover Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire mostly, but can travel further afield by arrangement. All you need to do is pop me an email or text once baby has been born and you're settled at home, and from there we organise a date for your session.
On the actual day of your newborn session, I'll ask you to make sure your house is cosy (just so baby is warm and comfortable for any undressed shots) but I don't need you to prepare much for my arrival. I aim to capture you getting to know your new baby - those moments that are so often missed and never committed to an image because they are just normal, everyday occurrences. These moments can be so beautiful, and truly show the connection between you all as a family, and I'll be there to photograph them as they happen.
My style is very natural and relaxed, and newborn sessions are entirely led by your baby - I listen to what they need and we go at their speed. Having worked with hundreds of families, I have lots of experience with newborns and know that they are most definitely in charge! Sessions usually last around 2 to 2.5 hours, so there is lots of time for cuddling, milk and more cuddling throughout - there is absolutely no pressure on you or your baby at any point.
It can be a bit of a thought stepping in front of the camera, but I encourage all parents to get in the picture - it's a time you don't want to forget. Not only will you look back and be glad you did, but your children will cherish the images of you with them as newborns in the years to come.
I tailor your session uniquely to your family, so no two newborn sessions are ever the same. It's a great way to escape the onslaught of new baby visitors, by taking a quiet day with your family to bond, cuddle, chat over tea and biscuits, and enjoy creating some special memories together.
If this is your second, third or more baby, then I totally understand what it can be like dealing with a new baby and older siblings. They don't have to pose for me, and they can pop in and out as they feel able, meaning they can stay happy and relaxed (and so can you!). I often find that they like to 'help' me, and that's ok too!
If this sounds good to you, I'd love to tell you more! Drop me a line with your due date and location, and I'll reply within 48 hours, with an online booking form and answer any questions you may have.