All you need to know about Newborn Photography

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All you need to know about newborn photography

If you, your partner or a friend are pregnant you might’ve stumbled across this blog if you were thinking of getting some professional photographs taken of the newest member of the family. Maybe you’re wondering if it’s worth the expense, or giving up the time to research who you’d like to take the photos. Hopefully this will answer all your questions, and if not, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or get in touch and I’ll do my best to help you. 

So, why book a newborn session?

The old adage of ‘they don’t stay little for long’ is so true. Time goes by so quickly when your baby is born… it’s true that the nights can seem like they go on forever but the days really are short. These precious moments go by in the blink of an eye and your baby will grow so quickly. It’s so important to capture these special moments. The tiny hands and feet, the wispy hair, the womb like poses.

A new baby might be the start of your family, or the last piece in the puzzle. Either way, the birth of your child is a day you will never forget. Why wouldn’t you want these early days captured in prints or artwork that will last a lifetime and beyond. You’ll want to look at this every day and phone snaps just won’t be enough. After all, no one has ever said "I wish I had less photos of my baby!".

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What should you look for when choosing a newborn photographer?

Once you’ve decided you definitely want your newborn baby photographed you’ll no doubt have some questions as to who to book. There are a lot of photographers out there, but not all are equal depending on your needs. 

What style do you want? 

There are a couple of different newborn photography styles, most commonly natural lifestyle and posed. A lifestyle approach is less hands on from the photographer and they will take photos of everyday moments. This can include cuddles, feeding, interacting with your baby, or anything else you'd like.

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A posed style can still look natural, you'll find it's just less of your surroundings showing. The photographer will be very hands on with your baby and gently (oh so gently) move them into different womb like positions.

I have been fully trained in both of these approaches and can offer you one or the other or a combination of both. The best thing to do is to look the photographs and tell me which you prefer.