You’ve just found you are expecting and are starting to think about what you need to organise. I don’t imagine that booking your baby photographer is at the forefront of your mind, but please don’t leave it till the last minute as many good specialist baby photographers get booked up early. I never had professional newborn baby photos of my beautiful girls taken and it is something that I deeply regret. Had I known then what I do now I would have been super organised, researched for an experienced baby photographer and have photographs proudly displayed in my home.
Newborn Baby Photography is generally carried out within the first two weeks of baby arriving. This is because babies spend most of their time sleeping and are still very flexible and bendy from being in the womb and the birth process. It is these qualities that help to create the squishy newborn baby pictures that everyone adores.
So why pick Slice of Life Photography to capture you precious baby photographs?
Firstly My studio is at my home in Wigginton, York, an easily accessible location from York, Leeds, Harrogate and the surrounding towns. I have a lovely cosy sofa in y spare bedroom that allows for a relaxed homely atmosphere. Many couples are surprised when they step inside and discover my wonderful studio. The space allows me to have a range of wonderful props, blankets, headbands and outfits available for you to choose from when we style your newborn session. There are tea and coffee making facilities and snacks to nibble on during the session.
The safety of your precious newborn baby is paramount and with this in mind, I have undertaken extensive newborn photography training and am a member of BANPAS (Baby and Newborn Photography Association), where I have access to a wealth of safety information and additional online training. With safely in mind you will find that my studio is often too warm for a fully clothed adult (so come prepared for this) as it is important that the room remains at an optimum temperature for a lightly clothed sleepy newborn. I will regularly monitor and adjust the temperature to ensure it remains around the 28 – 30° degree mark and closely monitor your newborn baby to ensure they do not get too hot or too cold. I am also a member of The Guild of Photographers, The National Photographic Society and Society of Photographers which again give me access to further training. I also enter regular competitions with The Guild and The NPS which means that I also gain feedback and support on improving my work and posing. Through these monthly competitions I have won awards for my Newborn Baby and Portrait Photography.
Many of the images I create are in fact a composite image (an image created by combining two separate images like the one above). This is done to ensure baby is supported and safe at all times. For example, the image above was created with an empty egg shell digital backdrop while the baby was laid in a comfortable soft cushion prop with head and body supported all the time, and they were then combined to remove the cushion prop in post-production. Whenever baby is sleeping in a prop or on the bean bag an adult spotter is always within reach of baby, often Mum or Dad may be asked to help with this process.
Viewing and Ordering
Part of the service that I offer is to invite you back within 2 weeks after your session to view your gallery at the studio. Images are viewed on a colour calibrated screen so you know that the prints will be an exact colour match. Viewing your newborn baby photo collection in the studio also means that I am on hand to offer advice and guidance about what products and wall art will look great in your home. It is worth measuring spaces that you hope to fill prior to your viewing and ordering appointment so you know what size products you might need. In fact, it is worth considering what rooms in your home you may want to display your photographs on before your session so that the props and colours can be adapted to accommodate this. For example, this image of baby and his older brothers and parents is to be displayed in a living room and Mum particularly wanted a rustic feel so we selected the wooden backdrop. I offer prints, canvases, wooden blocks and a range of other products to give you great choice. You can of course also opt to purchase the digital files; however, I love to see your images on proud display in your home and the professional printing services that I access will ensure only the highest quality products for a life time of memories.
And finally part of what I love is that many clients return time and time again and I get to watch your families grow. I offer sitter sessions (around 6 – 9 months), first birthday cake smash photoshoots, Family portraits, wonderful fine art Maternity Photography and a range of mini sessions and themed photoshoots throughout the year. I often run special offers for clients within my Facebook VIP client group to reward your continued loyalty and give something back to you.
Why not consider our fantastic milestone package as a way to record your baby’s first year?
Booking a newborn, sitter and first birthday cake smash all together means that you sitter session is FREE ?
If you would like to enquiry about booking and availability, please email me at email@example.com. I look forward to meeting you and your precious bundle very soon.