Natural Baby Photography At My SW London Studio

natural baby photography londonI’m delighted to share some photographs from this baby boy’s milestone photo shoot with you today. 

I photographed him earlier this month when he was eleven months old, and was close to reaching two important milestones – taking his first steps and his first birthday.

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What Is A Baby Milestone Session?

Baby milestone sessions are designed for babies aged between 3 and 13 months old. They take place at my South West London studio, and include time for family photographs as well as sibling photographs for families who have older children. On this occasion however, the whole shoot was focussed on this gorgeous baby boy.

Typically, milestone sessions last around 45 minutes to an hour. Most babies don’t have the tolerance for much longer than this, so it’s important to work quickly and make the most of the time we do have.

Before each session I spend some time talking to the family to find out more about their baby, and which developmental milestones they’ve reached. Between 3-13 months there are several important milestones – from a baby being able to support and control their own head, to rolling, sitting, crawling and possibly even walking.

I’ll tailor the shoot to each baby’s developmental stage, so that we capture the best variety of photographs possible whilst making sure your baby is as comfortable and happy as possible.

This baby boy really enjoyed being on his feet, when supported by mum so it was a priority to capture this special milestone during his session.

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Natural Baby Photography In The Studio

My style of photography is very natural – I don’t use lots of props and like to keep clothing simple. 

Whist it’s wonderful to capture big gummy smiles, I also love to capture other expressions – the ones that will remind parents of their young baby’s personality in years to come. Like these ones…

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Choosing Clothes For A Baby Photo Shoot

At the studio I have a selection of outfits for babies aged 3-13 months in soft, neutral colours that families are welcome to borrow for their session. 

Other families choose to bring their own clothes, and before their session I’m on hand with lots of tips for choosing outfits that will give a timeless, natural look.

Typically we’ll use one or two outfits in each session, and can also take some photographs of baby in just their nappy to capture all of their gorgeous chubby rolls!

For this baby boy’s session we used one outfit from the studio wardrobe through the whole session – this gorgeous all-in-one.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favourite baby portraits from this little boy’s photo shoot.

If you’d like to find out more about booking a newborn session at my South West London studio, you can find more information 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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