How crazy and unexpected has this year been?! We were all booked in to do a maternity session for Kirsty and Cameron to celebrate their first pregnancy – and then Covid hit, throwing everyone’s plans out the window! Plan B worked out even better though – as we were free to meet when little Harriet had been born and was able to join us in a gorgeous newborn lifestyle session in their home!
Lifestyle sessions are so much fun! We get to just chat, relax, and go with the flow as I look out for those little moments between you to capture. The natural laughter…the little baby expressions…the closing of your eyes as you soak your baby in…the way your hands play with her finger…the way you all fit together. It might sometimes feel as if you’re staying in one spot for a long time, and you might not know if you’re doing ‘enough’. But you are. We don’t need to be moving constantly to get the most beautiful photos. You just need to be you, together, still and taking in the moment. Just breathe, relax, and let me do all of the work.
I’ll usually look for the best light during our session – and a window like the one in Kirsty’s lounge room is just perfect! But really, any window light will do. I don’t need (or usually want) overhead lights on – my focus is on working with the natural light and the natural moments between you. I’ll guide you, and direct you, and we’ll set up situations sometimes…but the emotions that come from the photos…that’s all you!
Harriet is one gorgeous little baby, and I was lucky enough to sneak in a little cuddle with her at the end! Spending time with you and your new little person is probably my favourite thing to do, because I know how special and fleeting this time is, and also how messy, emotional and complicated it can be. Sometimes, it’s by looking back on photos, that you can really enjoy it properly.