What to expect during your session
I advise booking newborn sessions in the morning as babies are usually more settled at this time of day. I allow 2-3 hours for newborn sessions so we can stop for feeds and cuddles as much as baby needs us to, there is no rush or pressure during the session. The best way to start is by giving baby a feed just before we begin, you could do this before I arrive or once I have arrived, whichever is easier for you and baby.
Let me reassure you now that most newborn photography sessions don’t run smoothly, babies are handled more during these sessions, being undressed and sometimes dressed again so I always take things slow and let baby lead. It is a good idea to turn your heating up on the morning of your sessions so baby stays nice and warm even when they are undressed for the photos.
I like to start the session with baby’s individual photos, I bring a posing beanbag and selection of blankets with me to set up these shots. Unlike the rest of the session these individual images are focused only on the baby and the beanbag acts as the backdrop in the photo keeping the image very simple and soft.