The adorable Christmas baby Chloé at 13 days old

Premature Chloé comes for her debut photoshoot

During the last lockdown I spoke to Debra who was expecting her first baby on January 5th, so we pencilled in a day a week or so later and wished each other a Happy Christmas.  January 5th is a super special time because our first Grandson is Due too this day.

Well fast forward to the 2nd of December and Chloé decided she wanted to enjoy Christmas with Mummy and Daddy this year ❤️ Just a tad under 5lb and absolutely perfect in every-way she stormed into 2020.

When Mummy Debra and Daddy Otto turned up with Chloé she was already asleep but we knew that changing her would wake her up and sure enough it did. But just like through the rest of the newborn shoot she let out 1 big cry then settled haha Honestly it was hilarious. We got the tiny Chloé dressed in our furry pink bear outfit and she loved being snuggled. We managed quite a few props without any waking apart from 1 cry every move haha.

We then did a few in our ” Mandalorian Child” (baby Yoda) outfit which she looked adorable in and then a beautiful Rainbow tutu that they had brought along.  Then a few in another pink outfit and our feathery angel wings too. She really was the perfect little princess.

Then a nice selection of family photos with Mum and Dad which are just beautiful and priceless. Debra and Otto are from South Africa and these photo will be super precious to send home especially at this dreadful time for us all.

Lastly we could not resist dressing Chloé up for Christmas and Boy im glad we did. They are just picture perfect as she was the whole shoot.

Thank you Mari-Lise for recommending these guys and thank you Debra, Otto and Chloé for travelling 70 miles to see us today. We are so grateful.

Are the Disney themed props part of the newborn photoshoot?

Yes they are and all themes are included at no extra cost. We have most Disney characters with matching bunting. Peter Rabbit with bunting and Paddington bear with bunting.  Its absolutely awesome to get a few with all or with your favourite characters. You are of course welcome to bring your own along too if you prefer.

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 disk 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 😍

Check out our newborn page here

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

Call Jules on 07720325336 or 02380767084