5 week old newborn Rowan
I had a call from a Nana asking if it was stool late for newborn photos at 5 weeks. Baby Rowan had been in hospital a little longer and then it sort of got forgotten. I said yes its worth a try and with a little patience we should do ok. So they arrived with the adorable Rowan and sure enough he was wide awake :-). But I knew that with some patience we could get some amazing photos.
We started as we often do with older babies in some of his own outfits which also works quite well with alert babies. This went on for a little while but he was not looking sleepy at all, So we brought out the big guns and played with the swaddle and sure enough he was asleep in no time 🙂
We did a lovely selection in the swaddle “just in case” but after that he was perfectly settled so we cracked on with a few more outfits. Towards the end I think we were probably pushing our luck so after a few family photos we were done.
Another fantastic little baby 🙂
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 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 if we never booked a newborn shoot, is it too late to book now?
In a word, No we keep at least 2 days a week spare for newborns so if you have been let down or just plain forgot to book then give us a call on 02380 767084 or message me below for a very quick response.
What does a newborn photo shoot cost?
Our newborn baby shoots cost £50 to book and a further £225 for a download or USB stick of everything. Thats 80-100 beautiful photographs ready to print and share with your family and friends. This means you do not need to sit through hours os sales chatter to get your photos. YOU GET EVERYTHING . 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 our gallery below to find out about how you can also get stunning photos like this for your own baby!
Surely there must be hidden extras?
Absolutely not. Sue and I sell our photo packages just like we prefer to buy things, that is everything upfront and honest. Every package we offer from newborns, cake shoots and family shoots comes with all of the photos that we take (minus any mistakes or blinkers etc) and they are all high resolution 300dpi ready to print and share with family and friends. That means afterwards you can pop along to your local printers and buy prints or a canvas which is super important if you live away or if your parents live away and they want photos or any album, you just forward the download link that we send you.
Some photographers offer newborn shoots for £95 but you don’t get any photos. Or £150.00 and you get a very small selection of photos. Either way you are forced to walk away with very little or indeed nothing or you pay hundreds and maybe thousands afterwards. With us our Newborn shoots are £275.00 and you Get everything we take, often close to 100 beautiful photos. With our cake shoot smash and splash its £200.00 including the cake and photos.
Call me for a chat if you think this is too good to be true on 02380 767084