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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN WORCESTERSHIRE

Documentary Wedding Photography

April, 2023

CAPTURING PRECIOUS MOMENTS: NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY AT HOME

THIS BLOG POST WILL COVER... HOW CAN PARENTS PREPARE THEIR NEWBORN AND THEMSELVES FOR SUCCESSFUL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY AT HOME?

To prepare for a successful newborn photography session at home, parents should ensure the room is warm, have feeding and changing stations nearby, choose comfortable outfits, and plan the shoot around the baby's nap schedule to capture those adorable sleepy moments, but ultimately your baby will dictate how the newborn photoshoot goes!

As a documentary-style lifestyle newborn photographer, based in Worcestershire, I recommend that my clients/new parents, consider doing their newborn photography session at home. These sessions are a type of documentary-style newborn photography that takes place when you are all getting to know each other in the very early days of parenthood, with your newborn baby that's settling in at home. It's so nice to do this style of newborn photo shoot in the comfort of your own home/living room. There's nothing better than a newborn photoshoot at home, honestly. You have everything you need there and don't need to worry about packing or preparing to be away from home for hours. I also find that families are so much more comfortable with their newborn babies in their homes/their baby's nursery and if I have relaxed parents - this makes for beautiful and relaxed photos of the baby too!

The photos I capture from these sessions will showcase the raw emotions and intimacy of those first experiences with your newborn, and lifestyle newborn photography is the perfect way to represent your authentic family portraits and family photography. These images will allow you to remember, all of those little details, like those adorable feet wrinkles, in the natural light as time is so fleeting with a new baby, we'll capture baby photos you'll treasure forever. This type of newborn session allows me to capture these special moments like no other type of baby photography. The emotions that are captured during this time are authentic and raw, and they are unique to those first days with your newborn. Capturing newborn photos at your newborn photoshoot during this time allows my clients to look back on their lifestyle newborn photos and remember exactly what it felt like to hold their newborn in their arms in those early days. These photos will not make you remember a photo session; they will make you remember how you felt at that time!

Home documentary-style newborn sessions are designed to be simple and stress-free. Unlike some other types of studio newborn sessions, there is no need to prepare elaborate props or outfits. Instead, the focus is on capturing natural, babies and mamas/papas (/the whole family!) in unposed moments between your newborn baby and your family. This means that my clients can simply relax and enjoy those first few days with their newborn without worrying about having to prepare for a photography session.

Many of my clients have described my photo sessions as a laid-back experience where I am more like a family friend than a photographer. I strive to create an atmosphere where there is no pressure for you or your children to conform or behave in a certain way. Instead, you all can express your unique personalities, dress comfortably, and enjoy precious moments with each other. These newborn sessions are incredibly flexible, so just shout when it suits you, but I do recommend doing them in those first two weeks. This means that my clients can choose the day and time that is most comfortable and convenient for them. Additionally, because these sessions are documentary-style, there is no need to worry about scheduling around nap times or feedings. I will work around your schedule and capture the moments as they happen. Note: make sure to book early so I can block off time in the weeks surrounding your due date, and we can then confirm the date once the baby is born.

Newborn sessions at home during the early days offer a unique perspective on newborn photography. Rather than focusing solely on the baby, the session captures the emotions and interactions between the baby and their family members in their own home. This means that my clients will have a complete record of those early moments, including the reactions of siblings, grandparents, or whoever else they’d like to include. 

I believe that an at-home documentary-style newborn photography session is an incredible way to capture some of the first days of a newborn’s life. These sessions are stress-free, relaxed, and flexible, and they offer a unique perspective on newborn photography. Most importantly, they preserve those precious first moments forever, allowing my clients to look back on them and remember exactly what they were feeling.

I loved how these sessions turned out, we did very minimal newborn posing with neutral blankets and all the cosy vibes!

If you are considering a documentary newborn session, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be honoured to capture these special moments for you and your family! I’d love to chat about it with you!

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