So its been a while since I blogged a Newborn Session and seens todays little man I had also met as a bump, I thought this was a great opportunity to do one.
My Bump et Bébe Package captures the before and after as it were of your lovely bump and then your newborn. People choose this package for different reasons, it may be your first pregnancy and you want to capture that or for that matter your last and you want lovely images of your bump to keep. The bump session is always considerably shorter than the newborn session, for obvious reasons. It normally last between 3/4 of an hour and an hour. We can have as many changes of outfit as you like. I have lovely maternity gowns here and you can of course bring some of your own outfits too. This package results in lovely before and after images.
A newborn session can last anything from 2 to 3 hours. We normally need to take plenty of feeding, burping and cuddling breaks. I will only ever do one newborn session a day so that there is no time pressure on us. I’m also knackered by the end of it too lol !
A newborn session will start with a baby with a full tummy, in my really toasty warm studio with a constant white noise on in the background. Once the baby is between 8 & 14 days old nine times out of ten this recipe ensures a very sleepy newbie. The session will begin with blanket and fur poses. Normally two or three colour changes and a variety of hats and tiebacks (for the girlies), depending on how settled the baby is. If a baby is a light sleeper it may be necessary to stick with the one colour and not disturb them by changing blanket, but this is a rare enough occurrence.
I will then move on to the family shots. Sometimes parents request not to do these but I will always ask are they sure. You may not want to put them on the mantlepiece but it is always lovely for the baby to look back on them when they are older to see you guys together when they were so new. Its a lovely way of detailing the closeness between parent and child, some of my favourite shots ever come from this part of the session and I have been know to shed a tear or two behind the camera myself !!
The tiny details, the little toes, the pink pursed lips, the cute run of their hairline, the eyelashes, I could go on and on ! All these things change so so fast so it is definitely important to get as many shots of these as we can.
And then, baby still being content and happy I end the session with some prop shots. This may be a basket, bucket, box or something that you have brought along yourself. Todays little man was wonderful and went through all the stages fast asleep. I got a two second glimpse of his lovely little eyes during the whole two hours. Huge congrats to his Mum and Dad !!