Newborn and Pets Photography

Newborn and Pets Photography

Did you know I can photograph your pets with your newborn baby as well during a session? For a lot of clients, their first baby is of the furry kind and its important for many to want to have their precious pets included in a few shots with their baby. Siblings! :))).

I squealed with delight as entered the home of these particular clients when I realised they wanted a few photos of their gentle and placid pet greyhound to be included with their precious newborn daughter. Having a pet greyhound myself, I was instantly in love and couldn’t wait to bring her in and meet her. Such a beautiful dog with a gorgeous baby, this session was perfection <3.

While I have had pets come to me to be photographed before, the sessions do go a lot more smoother if I come to your home. They do tend to get a little excited in my home studio (and why not! Its a brand new exciting place to be!). In their one home, dogs can tend to be a little calmer after they have been aware of me being there a little while.

No extra charge is included for pets, however please be aware that they do take a little extra time to have them included as they do tend to not listen to me very well 🙂

If you would like to have your pets included in a maternity, newborn or family session, I’d love to hear from you. All my pricing can be found on my website at https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/newborn-photography-prices/

 

(2 hour simple session in clients own home achieved with my mobile home setup with studio lighting.)

 

Newborn and Pets Photography

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

Outdoor Location: Maternity Photography

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/

Perth Maternity and Family 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

Milestone Session: 6 Months Miss P

Baby Milestone Session: 6 Months Miss P

Baby Milestone Session

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.

 

 

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

 

Perth Maternity Photographer 32 Weeks

Maternity sessions are just so lovely to shoot. I am a Perth maternity photographer who LOVES what I do. Theres something so calm and beautiful about maternity sessions. I love meeting new expecting parents to be, and sharing in their excitement over the impending arrival of their newborn baby.

My sessions are all very relaxed and unlike traditional portraiture, a good portion of my shots involves focusing on the growing baby bump. Most ,maternity clients come to see me between 32 and 36 weeks. This is a great time for photos as the belly is not so huge and the Mummy-to-be is still feeling fabulous and mobile.

I adore the simplicity of my maternity studio sessions and these images are a perfect compliment for the newborn images taken when my clients return with their new little addition.

This maternity session was extra special for me as not only did the couple bring in their utterly sweet, excitable and friendly dog in to be included in  some of the shots, but they also were long time clients from my old studio from many, many years ago, Creative Looks Portrait Photography in Wembley! They haven’t changed one bit! Well done you two 🙂

Please visit my pricing page at https://lindahewellphotography.com.au/newborn-photography-prices/ to view my full range of sessions.

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/

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7 Months Old Mister E: Baby’s 1st Year Milestone Session

Baby’s 1st Year Milestone Session

Seeing my newborns return as older babies for their Baby’s 1st Year Milestone Session is really something special. It is a blessing to watch these babies grow up and develop such individual personalities. I first met this handsome little guy, Mister E when he was a teeny tiny baby. He then came back at 3 months and just recently as a happy giggly 7 month old. I cannot wait to see him as a one year old.

Milestone sessions are captured when:

Babies are laying on three belly and comfortably lifting up their head (approx 3 to 4 months)

They are sitting up well unassisted for short periods of time (approx 6 to 7 months)

And are just learning to stand without help (approx 1 year)

My quick milestone mini sessions are available for past newborn clients only and stay within my preferred clean, simple style on white/light setups. They are currently priced at $80 per session and is a perfect opportunity to get a few extra shots of baby as they move from milestone to milestone. Some babies at this age can start to get a little shy so its always best for parents to be prepared to jump into the shots too if needed.

All my pricing can be found on my website at http://lindahewellphotography.com.au/pricing/




31 Weeks Location Maternity Photography

Natural Outdoor Maternity Photography

I absolutely love location maternity photography. Meet this beautiful young couple expecting their first baby. Pregnancy is such an exciting time and what better way to capture this moment with a relaxed professional photography session. We took the opportunity to get outside in beautiful Perth and do a location session in Ellenbrook.

I just adore these natural photo shoots in the great outdoors. I do all my location sessions in the hour before sunset as this results in gorgeous backlit shots which adds pretty speckles of light throughout the images. Something you just don’t get inside a studio. My location maternity clients wear their own clothing for these shoots. This means that there a no clothing changes involved like my more private indoor sessions. But it doesn’t matter at all because a wander around the park allowed us to get a variety of backdrops and a good full selection of maternity photos for my clients gallery.

These location sessions are ideal if you are wanting a more natural feel to your photographs. It is especially good if there will be younger children present, because what child does not enjoy a family trip to the park! :).

Location maternity sessions start at $295 and includes a full gallery download of all the edited high resolution digital images. All my sessions are “all inclusive” which means you receive all images seen in your gallery so theres no need to pick and choose which images you love the most. For more pricing information, please see my pricing page at http://lindahewellphotography.com.au/pricing/

 

 

2 Week Old Mister E

Natural Simple Newborn Photography

Its such a great feeling when past mini clients come back to show off their newborn baby sibling. I met Mister C two years ago and feel blessed to now photograph his gorgeous little 2 week old brother. Mister C was not keen to be anywhere near this new little guy, and Mum did not think we would be able to get any images of the two of them together. We did however manage to coax him onto the floor with a bit of technology to keep him distracted. It worked as you can see in the behind the scenes shot :))))

Mister E had the most tiniest little flakes and spots so common in newborn skin. For this blog post, I chose to leave them in in for the most authentic, natural newborn photography.

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1 Year Old Miss B

I met and photographed this little sweet pea when she was just 4 weeks new and I was so excited to see her again as a 1 year old. She was absolutely amazing during her photo session. It’s always extra special for me to see my little newborn baby clients growing up into happy, adorable children. This pretty little girl was such a natural and I loved spending every minute of the session with her. We had balloons, bubbles and finished off the session with a mini cupcake smash.

3 Week Old Mister M ~ Natural Newborn Photography

Natural Newborn Photography: Mini Newborn Session

Doesn’t this little bundle of goodness have the most amazing amount newborn hair!!! He was such a lovely baby, and I cannot forget to mention, so very adorable as well. I think he totally enjoyed his one hour mini newborn session taken in my Ellenbrook home studio xx

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11 Day Old Mister T – Natural Newborn Session

I had the pleasure of meeting this adorable little guy’s parents when they booked me for their maternity session and I was very excited when I was able to meet him for his natural newborn session. Only 11 days old and perfect in every way. He wasn’t too much of a sleeper, preferring to spend the majority of the time just hanging out with the grown ups, but it didn’t matter at all because he still was able to give me a variety of lovely natural shots for his parents to treasure.

This 2 hour Simple Newborn session was taken in this handsome little guys own home by natural light only. Isn’t he just the sweetest! 🙂

 

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11 day Old Mister D ~ Natural Newborn Photography

Natural Newborn Photography: Express Newborn Session

Isn’t this little bubba just gorgeous! Just 11 days old and as content as can be in his Express Natural Newborn Photography session. Its amazing what can be achieved in such a short 30 minute session time. A warm room and a full belly before leaving home can do wonders for keeping babies content during their session. Natural baby led newborn sessions are definitely one of my most favourite shoots to do. You can still get a great variety of beautiful shots that do not require baby to be in such a deep sleep. Happy babies, happy parents, happy photographer 🙂 xx

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Linda Hewell Maternity and Newborn Photography

Linda Hewell is an experienced Family, Maternity and Newborn Photographer in Ellenbrook. She offers creative, unique and memorable Newborn Photography, Pregnancy Photography & Lifestyle Family Photography. She also offers a very convenient mobile service to either your home, a location of your choosing within the Perth Metro area, or at her Ellenbrook Studio. Bookings are available now. https://www.facebook.com/linda.hewell.photography/
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