A newborn shoot is often based around a gorgeous sleeping baby, but your newborn baby shoot can also be an amazing way of recording the simple, everyday family moments of your growing family. In terms of newborn photoshoot ideas, telling your family story after a new baby, just as you are is one of my favourites! While we wait for lockdown restrictions to ease and for in home shoots to begin again here in Cardiff, here's a glimpse of one of my newborn shoots with a gorgeous family of 5.
Before the shoot, I send out a questionnaire to all my families to make sure I capture the things that are important to you. When asked what she'd like to remember of these newborn baby days Nicola said 'I'd freeze how kind and loving the boys are with their baby brother', I loved knowing this tenderness was important to her. Nicola also mentioned how much the boys like playing with Lego and how much time they all spent on their bed together reading before bedtime. So we played Lego, looked through school year books, paused for snacks of course.... plus a bit of jumping around! We stopped when baby needed feeding, captured some happy milk-drunk faces, as well as a whole lot of love and cuddles with baby James. If you'd like your newborn or baby shoot to tell your unique story, relaxed, unposed and just as you are, I'd love to hear from you! I shoot across Cardiff and South Wales, as well as over in Surrey and London every few months. Get in touch and let me know what little things you'd want to remember about one of the most important times of your life.