AuthorLinda Hewell Maternity and Newborn Photographer Perth

10 Days Natural Baby Boy – Perth Newborn Mobile Photographer

Mum wasn’t sure if she wanted her handsome little baby to have his newborn marks edited out or not. As she was unsure, we decided that I would upload his gallery without any skin retouching and then she could decide from there what she wanted to do. She ended up choosing her gallery without any skin edits <3.

It can be a hard choice for parents whether to edit or not. Almost all newborn skin has little spots, flakes and red marks, and I am totally okay with having them left in if thats the parents choice. It’s what makes each baby unique. My clients can choose to have their newborns skin left alone or cleaned up a bit. My full gallery editing style is to clean up major spots and flakes but leave any smaller ones on babys face. I like to leave their skin with as much natural texture as possible. Flakes on hans and skin, I generally leave alone or remove the large noticeable ones. I actually really love flaky hands and feet on a baby.

Along with my clients edited gallery (skin cleanup or not), I also offer a set amount of digital images for a full cleanup and skin polish of their favourite images. These are for parents who love that full airbrushed look on newborn images however I find the majority of my clients are more than happy with just my natural edit.

Classic session taken in baby’s own home with my mobile studio setup 🙂

 

 

26 Weeks Beach Maternity _ Perth Maternity Photographer

First Summer sunset maternity beach session of the new year! I forget how much I love beach sessions until I’m actually there photographing a session. Of course my scheduled beach dates always seem to have some rain during the day leaving us to wonder should we postpone for a better day, but it usually turns out beautiful for a late evening session and this shoot was no exception. 

I like to start my beach sessions about 30 minutes to sunset. The sun is still quite high in the sky at this time giving off a nice natural light, but as the sun goes down, the lighting changes very fast becoming very warm and glowy. I always take the opportunity for a kiss shot right at sunset because everyone loves that right? 

I do think personally, my most favourite light is right after sunset. The light is very soft and dreamy and no matter which direction you point the camera, everything looks just wonderful. Like the sun setting, this light also does not last long. I have to think and work fast with beach sessions, it keeps me on my toes 🙂

This was a bit of a double session, my maternity clients were visiting from over east and were staying with their very special friends so it was a great opportunity to capture them all together at one of Perth’s most beautiful beaches in Floreat.

Newborn Baby AND 4 Month Old – Mobile studio Perth Newborn Photographer

Meet gorgeous Christmas baby Mister C! Born on Christmas Day. Now isn’t that the most wonderful gift you could ever possibly receive! And he was just the most calmest. sweetest baby boy who slept peacefully for almost the entire duration of his session! I was in baby bliss 🙂

For this Classic mobile home session, his utterly cute older cousin was involved in the session as well. I did wonder how it was all going to go with an almost 4 month old and newborn baby being posed together. I’m used to older siblings at least one year and older. And guess what? It was so so easy to photograph them together. Mister cutie cousin couldn’t run off when laying them down next to each other 🙂 It was perfect. Of course it did help him being such a happy boy, he was all smiles. He even had a nap while I was taken photos of his newborn cousin so I saw it as an opportunity to get a sleepy shot of a 4 month old! A bit of a rare pose in an older baby session. How adorable is he?

All these images were taken in my clients own home with my newborn baby mobile studio setup complete with studio lighting and props. I love going to clients homes for newborn sessions. Parents feel so much more at ease in their own home, coming and going as they please. Relaxed parents equals relaxed baby (not always, but a good chunk of the time).

8 Days Old Baby Girl Mobile Studio Session

Meet sweet Miss S who I had the pleasure to visit, in her own home for a mobile newborn studio session. She was just 8 days old and such a darling! And her older sister, who I met during Mums maternity session, was so full of beans and totally adorable too!

These are a few of the images you may expect to get from a Classic session done in the home. These particular ones were done in the guest bedroom. We only had room for the newborn setup in there so we did family photos on the bed. I love incorporating a bit of the family home in photos for that personal touch and, it works especially well for smaller rooms where I am unable to use an existing plain wall, or set up my backdrop stands.

2020 Sitter and First Birthday Giveaway Competition

I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year, cuddling your new babies or patiently waiting your your little one to arrive! I have an amazing model call competition to kick off the new year…  every newborn baby session held in 2020 will go into a draw to win a SITTER AND FIRST BIRTHDAY full session packages!!! At the end of every month starting January, I will randomly draw one of my newborn baby clients to come back when they are able to sit unaided and at 1 years old for a very special birthday session. I’m looking to giveaway 12 of these double sessions. Why am I doing this? It’s because I want to do more older babies with cheeky smiles wearing one of my outfits to add to my portfolio galleries. You don’t need to tag, like or share to be in the monthly competition but you do need to allow a few of your baby’s images to be shared on my website, marketing materials and social media pages. Book in your newborn sessions now for a chance to win 2 sessions with full galleries included. 

Terms and conditions:

Winners must allow their images to be shared online on any of my websites and marketing materials.

Photographs will be taken in my simplistic style. A few props and outfits may be included to add variety and interest. Styling will be done by me that is in line with my own style of photography.

Winners may also bring a special outfit of their own to the session.

First birthday sessions includes a bath prop, balloons, a bunting, and an outfit. A cake is not included but winners may bring one to include a cake smash in the session if desired. 

All sessions will be held in my home studio in Ellenbrook, weekday sessions only.

 

Baby girl 8 Days Old

How sweet is little Miss at just 8 days old. She was just perfect in every way with the most beautiful thick dark hair! She managed to give me sleepy shots and awake shots which is what I like to aim for in a newborn session. Her big brother wasn’t keen at all to be photographed with her so I had to perform a bit of photography magic and composite the two of them into one image. There was no way he was going to get a photo taken with his new little sister so we had to make it happen after the photo session 🙂

Morning Location Maternity Session

I had the pleasure to meet this young couples newborn baby yesterday and she was an absolute DREAM to photograph! Not to forget to mention she was utterly gorgeous too!

This maternity session was held early in the morning at one of my favourite spots around Ellenbrook. Not many of my clients choose the morning time slot but I must say, it happens to be my favourite time of the day (not too long after the sun rises). It’s so peaceful  and very quiet, with only the odd jogger or dog walker present, and you can still get some gorgeous backlit images just like the evening sessions.

These morning sessions are ideal for those with young children who like to get up at the crack of dawn, or early risers who need to get on with their day. Please do consider an early morning location session when thinking about booking your session. You can always go back to bed once its all done :))

First Birthday Cake Smash

This little cutie took out the happiest baby ever award! He was non stop smiling for most of his first birthday cake smash session, although a little perplexed and hesitant towards the cake. He really was having the greatest time. I absolutely loved him! 

These cake smash sessions are soooo much fun! They fall under my General sessions and I can provide simple decorations such as a bunting and balloons in the colour scheme of your choice. A simple romper outfit can be provided too if you have nothing o coordinate with the chosen colours. 

Because of some allergy issues, I currently do not provide the cake but it is something I am looking into for the future. Parents bring in their own cake of choice along with any additional props they may wish to incorporate into the session. A couple of outfit changes as well, and parents end up with a wide variety of images.

Cake smash sessions are best booked at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance so colour schemes and outfits can be coordinated and sourced before the session date.

 

2 Month Old Sweet Baby Girl

Newborn photos can be done with older babies. While its easier to do them as tiny little 10 day olds, the older babies give me so much personality. This pretty, sweet baby girl was 2 months old and she was VERY awake and did not want to be touched, moved, or put down at all. We had to come up with some creative ways to settle this sweetie into a short nap so we could get a few sleepy shots, which involved my prop bowls, some rather strong arms and a bit of rocking action! 

I never say no to photographing an older baby. All babies are the sweetest subjects to photograph no matter what their age. My usual style is very relaxed anyway so I don’t often do complex poses so this means my style can often be achieved at any age. There does come a time though when baby just will not feel sleepy at all and we just have to work with that.

My suggestion, is if you were hoping to get a few newborn looking images for your older baby, to have a Simple or Classic newborn package. This gives me a little time to help settle baby for a range of shots, including (hopefully) a sleepy shot or two.

The short and sweet session is perfect for those not particularly looking to have newborn style images, but who are just wanting a few professional natural looking photos of their chunky cherub 🙂

Cake Smash 1st Birthday Session

First birthday cake smash sessions are so much fun. Theres so much to celebrate being one years old and why not do it with a bit of added colour, decorations and a studio photo session! This cutie was very hesitant when she first arrived. I was getting those typical blank stares and frozen moments 🙂 She wasn’t all that interested in the cake either, she wasn’t too keen on touching or tasting it, so I brought out a wooden spoon and then the fun began. Splattering cake pieces everywhere, I can truly say that she smashed the cake. And she did it well! 

We moved quickly to the bath setup and thats when those huge smiles started. She loved splashing around in the tub and by this time she was having a great time (there is something about water that makes a lot of babies very very happy!).

A quick bath and towel dry, surprisingly, this little sweetheart was still in a reasonably good mood so we finished off with a few backlit shots. Here are just a few of my favourites I quickly chose from her gallery. Happy first birthday little one! <3

12 Day Old Newborn Baby Girl

This sweet little one came with her own blanket and special hat that Mum and Dad brought with them. I love including babys own items in some shots as they make the photos that much more meaningful to the families. She was a dream and very sleepy during her short and sweet session, only waking up at the very end as she was getting dressed to go home. 

8 Day Old Baby Boy

At just only 8 days old, this little fellow was utterly perfect. We managed to get a nice range of sleeping shots because he was just so chilled and relaxed. As the session was near the end, I realised that we had not had any baby awake shots, so thought we would try for some. This little cutie was a little hard to wake up, he was so sleepy, but after a bit of coaxing from Mum and Dad, we were able to convince baby to open his eyes for us, resulting in a few last minute natural style images at the end, including him in his going home clothes. Simple Newborn session taken in my home studio in Ellenbrook 🙂