A Newborn Photo Shoot With An 11 Day Old Baby Girl | Croydon Newborn Photographer

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I absolutely loved photographing this gorgeous newborn baby girl and her family last year, and am pleased to be sharing some of my favourites from her newborn session with you today.

She was 11 days old when she came to the studio for her session, and still in the gorgeous, sleepy, curly newborn stage that is perfect for newborn photographs.

The reason why this is the ideal time for newborn photography, is that when babies are first born they are typically very sleepy, spending most of the day asleep, and also more curly and flexible – at this age babies tend to love being curled up into the foetal-like positions they were in in the womb.

After the first two weeks, babies will typically spend longer periods awake and start to stretch out. This means that the first two weeks of their lives are the perfect time for a newborn session – babies will be relaxed and sleepy enough for me to pose and photograph them, and crucially will also be comfortable and enjoy the ‘curly’ newborn photograph poses.


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Most of the time during a newborn session is focussed on solo baby photographs, and whilst I photograph their baby parents can sit back, relax and watch, enjoy a warm drink and snacks or catch up on some sleep if they prefer!

I use a careful blend of wrapping, white noise, warmth and timing so that baby is happy, relaxed and ready to snooze…just like this gorgeous little one did through her session.

There’s also plenty of time to pause for feeds and cuddles as and when baby needs them.

As well as capturing lots of different photographs of baby on their own, I’ll also capture their gorgeous little details – teeny fingers, tiny toes and all of their beautiful facial details. And there’s also plenty of time for family photographs too.

I’ve put together a few more of my favourites from this lovely family’s newborn session below, and I really hope you enjoy seeing them…

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Surrey Newborn Photographer Clare Murthy

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I hope  you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favourite photographs from this newborn baby girl’s session.

If you’re thinking about booking a newborn photo shoot it’s best to get in touch to book your session soon after your 12 or 20 week scan as I can be booked up weeks or months in advance.

You can find out more about working with me here:

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Clare Murthy

I’m a newborn, baby and family photographer working with families from South West London and Surrey. I specialise in timeless, natural photography with no props or unnatural posing. I photograph babies at my studio, and families in beautiful outdoor locations. I'm based on the Surrey / London border, close to Hampton Court.
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