"The fact that Kirsty comes to your house and insists that she doesn’t need you to clean anything before her arrival as she knows what life with a newborn is like - thank you!"
The majority of newborn sessions take place in your own home, where mother and baby are most comfortable and everything is to hand. I use natural light wherever possible to achieve a candid and natural look to your images.
An hour prior to your session, ensure that there is a room in your house with good light coming in from the window (the main bedroom is ideal) and somewhere comfortable for you to lay your newborn down. If it's the main bedroom, this will be your bed, so have it made and have a few blankets to hand. Have the room at a warm temperature and pull up any blinds to benefit from the window light as much as possible.
When photographing your newborn I believe that simple is best, therefore shots aren't too contrived or posed. I don't touch your newborn at all, but provide gentle guidance where necessary. There is no better light to show off their tiny features in intricate detail, than daylight. Many of the shots will therefore be candid in style and my approach is friendly and relaxed. I will very much run with how your baby is feeling and behaving. I allow up to 3 hours for nappy changes, feeds and breaks.
There will also be plenty of time to have shots taken with siblings and partners/husbands. Daddys are not left out by any means, in fact I encourage them to take part! Most particularly to be involved in the ever so important family picture.
Approximately two weeks after the session you will be presented with your images in the form of an online gallery. I will offer guidance and give advice for the ones you want to display where required. It's sometimes very difficult to narrow it down! The most important goal for me is for you to be over the moon with the results.