2 month old Zuri

2 month old but still very much a newborn.

I had a message from Yasmin in the early days of lockdown about a possible bump shoot and we had tentatively planned a shoot. Sadly lockdown went on and on and we could not safely do that so we postponed, well cancelled our plans really. The once lockdown was over I spoke to Yasmin about a shoot and it turned our that little Zuri had arrived and because of one this and another it was 6 more weeks before we could arrange a shoot.

We are always a little apprehensive with older newborns but ultimately it just comes down to experience and patience, thankfully we have bucket loads of both ūüėä When Yasmin and Robin arrived we settled Zuri and started almost straight away. The first outfit and props were amazing and then she was a little unsettled with the next outfit so a top up of milk was needed and did the trick too.

We then carried on with 2 more gorgeous outfits and all the props she would fit in ūüėä Thankfully we have props to suit most babies up until about 4 months.

After these photos we did a lovely shoot with mummy and Daddy and each with just Zuri. She was an absolute star from start to finish and a joy to photograph.

If you had a lockdown baby thats a littler older than we usually photograph then give us a call on 02380 767084

What do we bring to a newborn photoshoot?

This is our most common question with new mums. Well Sue and I have a huge studio full of beautiful baskets, swings and beanbag props for new babies. We also have all the little outfits that you see on our website, we have 2 of most for twins too. We also have a few soft toys and lots of special blankets and rugs. We have full changing facilities too and a Mummy and Baby room although we are 100% happy for you to change and feed baby in the comfort of the studio whilst having a cuppa from our free and pretty cool coffee machine or indeed catching up on facebook with our free wifi.

So to answer the question. Extra nappies is always a great idea, probably for a couple of years not just the photoshoot ūüėā Plus extra milk, if your feeding baby yourself then its not a problem but if you bottle feed either full time or even just at night then its handy to bring some spare milk because newborns sometimes take a bottle easier in a strange environment. Other than that we are all covered.

How do you create the right environment?

We had already started by creating the right environment for our babies. Our studio is warm, comfortable and safe and filled with the scent of our specially blended Aromatherapy oils it is just perfect for babies. Our props are all warmed in preparation so there are no unexpected cold areas for babies delicate skin. No shocks to wake them or disturb their perfect slumber. Most of all we allow time, lots of time for you to relax and baby to feel safe and happy.

What does it cost?

Our newborn baby shoots cost ¬£50 to book and a further ¬£225 for a digital download of everything, you can download unlimited times to unlimited devices and store as many times as you wish for safe keeping. Then you can go back and download again with the app. Its great if you are away visiting and you want to show off your photos. ¬†Thats 60-100 beautiful photographs ready to print and share with your family and friends. This means you do not need to sit through hours of sales chatter to get your photos. YOU GET EVERYTHING ūüėć. ¬†To get this amazing offer please contact me now. You can book this in at anytime during your pregnancy to guarantee this offer.

If you would like to see further examples of our stunning newborn baby photography recently taken at our Southampton and Hampshire studio, including prices, then please click the take a look at our newborn gallery. Alternatively click the button below to find out about how you can also get stunning photos like this for your own baby!

What Covid restrictions/precautions are in place?

Sue and I are so pleased to be working again. But we are taking nothing for granted. Our work practice will be a little different but we are still the same fun loving photographers.

We have new PPE stations with hand sanitiser and anti bac hand wash in the bathroom too. We also have gloves and masks for us to wear and for children we will wear our super snazzy super heroes masks so you can rest assured we have your best interests at heart.

If you haver any questions or would like to book then please call me on 02380 767084

Please try to support us if you can. We have had 3 long months with out an income.

Thanks Jules

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Julian Porter Photography, 6 Northwood Close, Southampton, SO16 3QJ

Call Jules on 07720325336 or 02380767084