I was asked recently whether I get bored “taking photos of babies all day”, and I couldn’t help but chuckle in response. Bored?! Of being around babies?! You must be kidding!
Not only do all children (and adults of course) have their own unique character that sets them completely apart from anyone else, but each newborn photoshoot is completely different to the last. One of the more obvious ways that this presents is with the choice of outfits or props each family choose for their photoshoot.
I have a weakness for buying adorable bits and pieces that I think would photograph well, so while some families bring outfits or props from home, I have an ever-growing array of options that they can choose from too.
I recently arranged a newborn photoshoot at my Earlsfield studio, capturing some wonderful images of a sweet little girl, still very new to the world. She slept peacefully through the majority of the session, and her parents were just as excited to try a variety of shots as I was. It was very much a collaborative process and as always, I encouraged the parents lead the decision making. They chose well! It wasn’t until looking back at the proofs that I realised we unwittingly had a theme going on here – English country rose!
The colour scheme throughout of cream, pale pink and claret work so well together and I’m sure will go on to make a stunning collection on the family’s wall. There is no right or wrong when it comes to a newborn photoshoot, so why stick with white when you can create something truly special and bring the best of the English countryside to your home year-round.
If you would like to discuss ideas for a newborn photoshoot, I’d love to hear from you. You can contact me through my website or pop in to see me at my Earlsfield studio. As well as sessions at the studio here in SW18, I also provide on-location sessions in Wandsworth, Wimbledon and the greater South and South West London areas.