The best time to Photograph a Newborn baby is the usually between 5-14 days. Most babies are very sleepy at this very early age and so easier to "pose". Also they really do not keep that newborn look for a long time and most parents find that after 3 weeks their baby has already changed a lot.
The idea of Newborn photoshoots are to capture a baby where they are still curled up and almost in the same positions as they were in the womb, but with pretty blankets and textures to create a warm and cosy feel.
Some babies sleep through the whole session and some babies can need a little more time to settle in-between each set up. This is why I allow up to 4 hours.
I want this to be a relaxing time for you so if it means that it takes time to feed your baby, that's ok. I have a cosy studio and a nice comfy sofa for you to relax on and when baby is ready again I can get started.
Not unless you want to.
There is a studio filled with wraps, textures, bowls and outfits so you don't have to bring anything. Sometimes my clients bring a special blanket or gift that they would like photographed with baby but it really isn't necessary.
It is a very special time and parents and older siblings should be included. As the session can take 4 hours I do suggest that we stick to the minimum amount of people so if you did want to bring anyone else please let me know beforehand so I can advice if this would be possible.
On the day I will discuss with you the type of photos you want and will take a few images form each set up and group photo. Then at your viewing you will see a gallery of approximately 30 photos to choose from.
My home studio is based in Welwyn garden city. Close to the A1m and in-between two mainline trial stations.
My clients easily travel from St. Albans, Finchley, Edgware, Harrow, North London, Potters Bar and Hertfordshire.