West Molesey Newborn Photography | A Newborn Photo Shoot At My Molesey Studio

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I’m excited to share this baby boy’s newborn photo shoot with you today, which took place at my Molesey studio when he was just over two weeks old.

This gorgeous little fellow was the first baby I photographed after lockdown, once photography studios were given the green light to reopen. It was wonderful to be back in the studio – I had missed my work so much – and I’m so pleased that I was able to capture this baby boy’s early days for his parents.

Whilst it feels brilliant to be back at work, it’s also very different. Before reopening after lockdown I carefully conducted a risk assessment to make sure I could work safely within the government guidelines. A high standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the studio has always been important to me, but at this time it is even more critical so I have extra safety precautions in place which I discuss with each family before their session. I still want every photo shoot to be a special and enjoyable experience, and my number one priority is to make sure every family feels confident and stays as safe as possible.

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The Best Time For Newborn Photography

The ideal time for a newborn photo shoot is usually when your baby is aged between 5 and 14 days old. After this ‘two week window’ babies will typically start to spend longer periods awake, uncurl, stretch out and grow larger. And as these changes happen the likelihood increases that a baby may not be able to manage some of the poses, and may spend a larger proportion of the shoot awake.

However, it is possible to create beautiful newborn photographs after 2 weeks of age and on occasion I do photograph older newborn babies. That’s exactly what happened in this case, as the lockdown meant we couldn’t have this little boy’s session until he was between 2 and 3 weeks old.


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Sleepy Newborn Photos and Awake Newborn Photos

Very occasionally some babies will sleep through their entire shoot, but more often than not they have an awake period too. This is always special, as it means we can capture their gorgeous eyes! This little fellow was awake at the start of his shoot, so I took the opportunity to start with a picture of him awake, and to capture his gorgeous yawn as he settled down to sleep.

I’ve put together some of my favourite photographs from the shoot, including these pictures of him awake (above) and yawning (below.) I hope you enjoy seeing them.


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I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing the highlights from this baby boy’s newborn session.

If you’re just starting to look for a photographer to photograph your new baby, you may find these articles and resources helpful:


If you’d like to find out more about booking a newborn session at my Molesey 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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