Newborn Studio Photography

Newborn Studio Photography: Wrapped babies

I find a lot of the time, a happy baby is a wrapped baby. I generally like to start off each session with the baby wrapped all snug and cosy in one of my wraps I have available for use at my home studio. Quite often babies will get a little bit grumpy when first taking off their clothes in preparation for their photo session, so one of the first things I do is wrap them to help them feel more secure.

I then take them to the bean bag to get as many angles and poses as I can before I ever so slowly loosen the wrap to get a bit more of a relaxed, lifestyle inspired style. From there, if baby will let me, and they are sleeping soundly, we move into a few side and tummy poses, still unwrapping as we go.

Most of my babies, I try to keep as naturally posed as possible. Babys comfort and safety is my first priority and I never force a pose if baby doesn’t want to.

This little darling actually didn’t need the comfort of a wrap for her session. She was so relaxed and calm and was quite easily one of the easiest babies I have had to photograph. Isn’t she the sweetest?! At the request of her parents, all images of her uncovered have been kept offline but she sure was a little superstar in the two short hours she spent with me.

Newborn Studio Photography

Simplistic Natural Newborn Photography

Simplistic Natural Newborn Photography: Perth Photographer

Sometimes a newborn session just goes so smoothly. This adorable baby boy was perfect in every way. He was so relaxed at 10 days old and if he could talk, I’m sure he would tell of of his friends that a newborn photography session is such a breeze :)!

I have 3 packages available to suit time and budget. I realise not every new parent wants to spend 3 plus hours in a newborn session so I have designed 1, 2 and 3plus hour session times to accomodate different needs and wants. If you are thinking about booking a newborn photography session, I would love to hear from you 🙂

All my pricing can be found here at https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/newborn-photography-prices/

 

Simplistic Natural Newborn Photography

Studio Newborns: 9 Day Old Mister A

Studio Newborns: 9 Day Old Mister A

Studio newborns at my home studio in Ellenbrook are by far the most popular sessions that I do. 80% of my photography work is this particular session and I could not be more happier! I love focusing on just babies and the interactions with family members. You may notice not many of the images I post has everyone looking into the camera. I do still include them in all my sessions as its still quite traditional. Clients do want them and there is still a place for them in a session. Personally, I adore the interactive shots. I feel the connection between family and baby is such a precious moment and should be remembered for years to come.

This big brother at 3.5 years was so well behaved and was happy to pose, smile, kiss baby etc. I find many new older siblings are still a little apprehensive of their new little baby brother or sister, but not this sweet guy! He was such a champion. He did give up towards the end of the one hour mini session but who can blame in :).

As for the little man, although he did not really sleep for the entire session, he was very relaxed and super chilled for the most part, and we still managed to get a lovely range of images in just one hour. The key to a successful newborn session is not whether  babies will fall asleep or not. It really boils down to how calm and relaxed they are. At 9 days old it is expected this little newborn would sleep quite well, but all babies have their own agenda, and I as a photographer expect that, and work with baby to achieve the best possible shots with what they are prepared to give me. They are the boss :))

Studio Newborns Perth Photography

Classic Newborn Session: Mister J

Classic Newborn Session. Pure and Simple.

I can never get fed up with these Classic Newborn session images! I did these many many years ago at my studio in Wembley, before the newborn genre changed its style. Fortunately for this particular style, it is still very much in and believe it will continue for many more years to come. Set up on a black background and one single light source, you cannot get more simpler than this. Single, nude baby with no colour or prop distractions. Best of all these sets look fantastic in colour and black and white. In fact, I had a hard time trying to decide which version to show off, but decided in the end, colour it is for this blog post.

Mister J here was just such a lovely baby to photograph. He was a little bit grumpy but oh so sweet and you wouldn’t be able to tell, he was being bottle fed behind a bit of black fabric. His Mum requested just a few simple shots on the black background done in the family home. All I needed to bring with me was my studio lighting, posing beanbag, black background and a small basket of wraps for modesty, and was able to set up a little mini studio in the lounge room in around 15 minutes.

 

Perth Newborn Photographer Linda Hewell

 

Newborn Studio Baby (Mister L)

Newborn Studio Baby (Mister L)

Linda Hewell Newborn Photographer Perth Studio Baby

Meet Mister L, just 14 days old, ever so handsome and so well behaved for his 2 hour Simple session! The images you see here is very typical of my style. Simplistic and as natural as possible. I consider all my sessions (regardless of which photography session package chosen) as baby led posing, which means I let baby decide which poses he or she would like to settle into and then I just gently guide them into place, moving a leg or arm here and there. From there on I use a variety of pleasing angles so I can capture as many shots as possible without moving baby too much before I move onto the next guided pose. Not all babies like all poses and I will not force them into a position if they don’t want to get into them. As the majority of my sessions are short, there is simply not enough time to wait for baby to fall into a very deep sleep for the more complex poses.

My props, if I use them are also very simple, consisting of a bowl which can be seen in the image below. If I want to get really crazy, and at the parents request, I have a very small handful of hats that can be placed on baby for a few shots. For the most part though, I like to keep things very simple with wraps and just baby.

If you would like to incorporate more props into your newborn session, please do let me know at the time of your session as I tend to not bring them out unless they have been asked for.

Complimentary Birth Announcements

Complimentary digital birth announcements Complimentary Birth Announcements

I so love the look of photos arranged in a collage as they not only help tell a story in one quick glance, but they just look really really nice :)! As a thank you for all my lovely clients who have graciously let me use a few of their images for my own online promotional use, I will now include a complimentary 5x7in high resolution birth announcement digital image, ideal for birth announcement and thank you cards, baby albums and social media use. I will be uploading my full range of templates on my website in the next couple of days. Past clients who have given sharing permission are welcome to contact me for one of these (even though your baby may be past the announcement stage now) :). Its my way of saying a big thank you, because without being able to showcase my work, I wouldn’t have a business doing what I love to do best… which is cuddling babies all day long x

11 Day Old Miss P Home Newborn Session Lifestyle Inspired

Natural Lifestyle Home Newborn Photography

Natural Lifestyle Home Newborn Photography always adds a bit of pizazz to my online portfolio. For my home visits, I like to use my clients own home as a natural unique backdrop for family photos. Unless talked about beforehand I do like to do a mix of studio shots, simple baby shots to keep with my favourite minimalist simple style. However, parent, sibling and family photos are taken using various rooms in the home such as the master bedroom, lounge room, nursery or against a window etc. I can even incorporate some of babys own blankets and toys as seen in this session below.

Speaking of which, isn’t this the most darling little baby girl. She was such a tiny little cutie pie with the most thickest mop of beautiful newborn hair!! She had enough to bring out the brush! :).

For pricing info on my newborn, maternity and general sessions, please visit http://lindahewellphotography.com.au/pricing/

Natural Lifestyle Home Newborn Photography Session

 

 

Newborn Studio Photography

Handsome big brother Mister H was so good to his new little baby brother and was very happy to give him snuggles and kisses during this one hour mini newborn studio photography session. This gorgeous teeny baby slept for almost his entire time with me this day, only having enough right towards the end of the session. He could not have timed it perfectly.

Newborn sessions with older siblings can be a lot of fun as well as challenging. It can be a huge deal for a small child to suddenly have a brand new baby brother or sister enter their lives and while some adapt very easily such as this young fellow below, some are still learning to cope with the big changes a new baby brings into their lives.

For this reason I always take each new session as it comes especially when siblings are involved. If I have a

To book your newborn baby session please to to my contact page at http://lindahewellphotography.com.au/contact-session-bookings/

For my current pricing, please view my pricing page at http://lindahewellphotography.com.au/pricing/ for all my newborn, maternity and general session packages. I’d love to see you soon 🙂

Newborn Studio Photography

 

10 Day Old Miss M: Natural Newborns

Natural, authentic, newborn photography – Unretouched

My most favourite newborn sessions of all would have to be the natural, authentic, newborn photography. Simple setups on white or subtle coloured blankets and wraps is all that is really needed for newborns. While elaborate newborn images are still lovely (and I still do them at the parents request), nothing beats an image that focuses just on all that natural, baby goodness.

This little sweetie arrived 10 days early before her due date and was so utterly gorgeous. Believe it or not, she was a little bit unsettled and absolutely LOVED her dummy and was not all that keen to have it removed for the shots, just giving us a few seconds before letting us know she was not happy :).  We did finally get her into a somewhat cosy sleep before her one hour mini session ended.

Miss M’s parents decided they would like their precious baby unretouched without the need for removing common newborn skin spots, rashes skin flakes and redness. I thought that this would be a fantastic opportunity for you to see just what proof images actually do look like before beginning the retouching process. I am seeing more and more parents these days asking for no retouches and I wonder one day if this is how newborn photography will evolve. Pure, natural, authentic photographs of baby. Of course every client has their own preferences to exactly how much retouching they would like or not like. Most of my retouched edits are still very natural and not over processed. I prefer to keep babys skins as close as possible to their natural state. Exceptions where a lot more editing may be required are done for babies with extremely spotty, red, rough, hormonal skin which can occur shortly after birth.

Please visit my pricing page to view my session prices at http://lindahewellphotography.com.au/pricing/

Natural Newborn Perth Photographer 10 day old baby session

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