One of the benefits of mobile newborn photography is my clients don’t have to leave the house! There’s plenty of reasons some parents choose to have me come to them instead of them visiting my home studio. From the exhaustion of long sleepless nights or preferring to keep baby at home, or maybe even older siblings who are needing a nap midway through a session due to the time of day its held, there plenty of perks to having me visit with my mobile setup.
I bring everything needed for the newborn session including lights, posing bed, blankets, wraps, and props. All you need to do is let me know your colour preferences so I can coordinate and bring a few setups. By default, I bring whites and creams, and from there all you need to do is to add an additional colour or two to add to the mix.
Your solo newborn session will look consistent with the images you see on my website. Sibling and family photos are usually done against a plain wall in the home for a studio look, or in the master bedroom for more of a relaxed, lifestyle look. I can bring a small white or mocha coloured backdrop for tighter family shots if you don’t have a wall. My backdrops are best placed next to a ceiling to floor window for more even light.
This handsome guys session was done in the home. You wouldn’t really know it by looking at his full session, but he was quite unsettled and we had to take a lot of feeding and cuddling breaks. His session did take longer than most but that’s okay because he was exceptionally cute 🙂
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Mister C just 3 weeks old ❤️ Such a snoozy sweetheart ❤️
This gorgeous 3 week old baby boy was just the sweetest. Mum wanted some very natural newborn baby photography poses and we took the opportunity to take some photos in his own outfit before undressing him for some wraps. I always like to encourage parents to have them dressed in a well fitted neutral outfit before the session if possible so if we can take a few shots of baby in clothing before undressing them. This is so especially helpful if baby is happily fast asleep before we begin, and is a great time to have those sleeping shots captured before disturbing them in the undressing process.
The feeling of being undressed can be a little upsetting for some babies, who prefer to be clothed, so I am starting up my collection of rompers which parents can use during the session, which will help soothe baby who is a touch more awake and does not like the feeling of being nude … Speaking of being nude, nappies do stay on for most of the session, I only remove them at the parents request at the end of the session, or once we are ready for a blanket change, for any specific poses.
This little guy was one of those babies who preferred to be dressed. He fell right back to sleep after his session ended, so I took the opportunity to place him back on the beanbag for a few extra shots.
Special gifts are always welcome in all of my newborn sessions, such as this bear, a gift from Grandma. Don’t they just look cute together ❤️
I absolutely loved this beautiful 10-week old baby girl who had a home visit with my mobile studio setup. It’s generally true (but not always), easier to photograph babies as newborns, as they do tend to sleep more soundly, therefore making them easier to pose, however, it’s absolutely possible to get the same kind of newborn images with older babies. This big bundle of joy was very much awake during her session, but the most important factor was that she was content, calm and happy, and like a newborn, she did eventually drift off to sleep allowing me to get those lovely, peaceful, sleepy shots.
I never not take babies because they are past their “newborn stage”. In fact, I do love the older baby as there is more opportunity for lots of eye contact and smiles.
If you never got the opportunity to have your baby’s first professional photos done because they are past the popular 2-week mark, it’s not too late. Just like any newborn session, there are no guarantees on any type of images, but there is still a good chance we can get those sleepy shots of your precious bigger baby with enough variety to fill your gallery.
Beautiful newborn baby boy photographed in his own home with his gorgeous big sister, Mummy and Daddy during his Simple newborn session! I love the opportunity home visits give for unique, one of a kind backgrounds such as in the master bedroom of this family home. My bean bag set up was also right near the bed, so it was just a matter of moving my studio light around a little bit without the need to break it down and set it back up again in another room. Easy!
When newborn sessions have older siblings, I always try to do those siblings and family shots first. Even the shyest 2 to 5-year-olds warm up to me quite quickly and once the family and sibling shots are taken, they are free to go play elsewhere, nap or just hang around and watch. Even the keenest children quickly run out of steam once the novelty of me being there runs out. It’s just a good idea to get the most unpredictable shots out of the way first 🙂
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 that’s the parent’s 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 baby’s face. I like to leave their skin with as much natural texture as possible. Flakes on hands 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 client’s 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 🙂
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).
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.
A handsome big brother and his gorgeous 9 week old sister, who managed to doze off to sleep for me for a few minutes. I don’t go into sessions with older babies expecting them to go to sleep,but this little princess did. What a cutie! Taken in my clients own home with my mobile studio setup. All images were taken in my clients own home as a Simple Newborn mobile session.