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.
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/
Location Maternity Photography
I met this lovely couple before young Mister M was born for their first studio maternity session. Then I had the pleasure of meeting Mister M as a tiny 10 day old newborn. Now just a little over one year later, his little baby brother is set to make his entrance into the world. The couple was looking for something different this time around, foregoing the studio session for a combined maternity and family photo session. It was probably for the best because this little fellow was just so active, he didn’t walk, he ran! And I loved every second of chasing his happy little self. He provided me plenty of gorgeous photo opportunities, what a cutie! Now I am looking forward to meeting his baby brother due very soon.
I prefer to do all my outdoor location sessions either first thing in the morning, or later in the evening when the sun is not so high in the sky. This provides beautiful lighting conditions. As summer approaches the sun will be setting much later in the day and is quite often right before little ones bed time. I understand a lot of small children can get a little grumpy at this time as well. Usually however, the excitement of going somewhere away from home tends to make them forget all their troubles and they get that second burst of energy. But for all you early morning risers, a morning session is perfect when young ones are feeling fresh and eager to start the day.
Up until the end of November 2018 I am offering Holiday Mini Sessions. These are 20 to 30 minute location sessions for $175 including 20 to 30 plus high resolution digital images available by digital download. See my pricing page here for more details. https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/newborn-photography-prices/
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 :))
Baby Milestone Session: 6 Months Miss P
If theres one session I look forward to the most, it would have to be the baby milestone session. Its just so exciting for me seeing my little mini newborn clients come back with a whole heap of personality and lots and lots of smiles and giggles! They do change so fast, its hard to believe that this little sweetheart was just a little tiny bundle of goodness at when I first photographed her at 11 days old. I’m almost positive she slept the entire time for her newborn session, and here she is now, all grown up, as cute as ever, wide awake and full of gorgeous chubby 6 months personality!
See her newborn session here https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/11-day-old-miss-p-home-newborn-session-lifestyle-inspired/
These quick milestone sessions are only 20 to 30 minutes long and just the perfect amount of time for the older baby to come in, get warmed up, enjoy themselves for a little while before losing interest and giving up on the whole idea of having their photos taken :))). I usually ask that parents bring baby in already dressed and ready to go if possible and I always encourage the parents to jump in and have a few photos taken with their baby as well. This serves two purposes. For the shy baby, its always comforting to have their Mum or Dad nearby and secondly, its the perfect opportunity to have some updated photos to look back on in years to come.