Earlsfield Newborn Photography | Natural Newborn Portraits At My SW London Studio
I’m delighted to share this beautiful baby girl’s newborn photo shoot with you today, which took place at my South West London studio when she was just under two weeks old.
The ideal time for a newborn session is when babies are between 5 and 14 days old, so this was perfect timing.
At this age babies usually spend most of the day sleeping and are most likely to be settled and relaxed during their shoot. Most babies will also enjoy being curled up in womb-like poses during this window, which makes the newborn photography poses comfortable for them.
Having the shoot so soon after your baby is born means that it’s best to plan ahead so most families book their session before their baby is born. Because babies rarely arrive on time, I make a note of their due date when they book and then we confirm the exact date of their session once their baby is born.
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This baby’s family chose a pink colour theme for their shoot.
Before each shoot I discuss the colour scheme with each family. I have a range of soft, neutral coloured blankets and wraps at my studio in creams, greys, whites and this beautiful, soft pink colour. I encourage each family to consider the colour they’d like me to use ahead of their session so they don’t have to decide on the spot on the day, and am on hand to offer advice should they need it.
If a family is planning to display some pictures at home it’s a good idea to consider their home decor, and which colours will complement it best.
Sometimes they may immediately be drawn to one colour and that makes the decision very easy!
At the end of each session I allow plenty of time for family photographs; photographs of baby with each parent, sibling photographs if they have older children, and of course the whole family together.
Here’s one of my favourite family photographs from this session:
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favourite photographs from this beautiful baby girl’s newborn session. If you’re thinking about booking a newborn photo shoot it’s best to get in touch to book your session before your baby is born as I can be booked up weeks or months in advance. You can find out more about working with me here: