Let’s face it, life with a new baby can be stressful, chaotic and emotional. Add to that a toddler, and the thought of having to organise to pack everyone up and organise photos to be taken can just seem like an impossible task. You have to think about different sleep patterns, alllll of the things you need to pack, as well as your own exhaustion and sleep deprivation. This can sometimes mean that you miss out on capturing this truly special, and fleeting, time in your life! Before you know it, you blink and your newborn isn’t quite so ‘newborn’ anymore, and you realise that you’ve missed your opportunity to freeze some of that newborn goodness in time!! This is one of the reasons why newborn lifestyle sessions are so amazing, and PERFECT for new parents! They’re captured in your own home, so you don’t need to go anywhere. I come to you, and we work around your kids sleep needs and their moods. There’s no pressure for anyone to ‘perform’ or ‘behave’ – these sessions are so incredibly ‘go with the flow’ that they allow us to capture some truly raw, beautiful moments between you and your family.
Recently I met with Banjo and his family, including his doting big brother Alby who just loved showering him in kisses! When you have a toddler, we take advantage of the moments when they’re in the mood to be involved, and then when they inevitably get a little over it, we let them run off and play with dad, have a snack, or take their clothes off if that’s what they feel they need to do! There are no rules and no expectations! Relax into it, and inevitably your toddler will too. Leanne said “I was grateful that you were relaxed in your approach and happy to work around us, particularly given we’d been up all night with the baby and our 3 year old was tearing around the house during the session. He brought out the superheroes and stripped off his clothes, yet you never broke a sweat!”
If you’re considering a newborn session, but you’re not sure what it involves, feel free to ask me any questions! Leanne provided me with this feedback after her session: “We’re so pleased we had a newborn lifestyle session rather than any other type of photo session. We had a lot going on bringing our second baby home over the crazy Christmas period, so it was a relief that you were so relaxed about how the session ran yet the outcome was a set of very professional photos. I am also impressed that you managed to shoot around the mess in our home, and just follow our movements – all of the photos made the environment look so bright and clean, and we love the photos we got of Banjo as well as capturing how much his big brother adores him.”
You can learn more about newborn lifestyle sessions, and view my Lifestyle Newborn Portfolio for more examples of what you can expect. Feel free to Contact me with any questions or to book in a session!