So to the start of 2018 and my mobile journey is in full swing . I thought I would write a little about my home newborn session’s. A little insight to the process and the final results you can expect to achieve. Thie photos in this set are from a shoot I did in March. I arrived at the clients home where it was nice and toasty warm in the chosen workspace , this is perfect for a newborn session as it’s nice and cosy for baby ( it does’nt matter that us adults are abit on the warm side as long as baby is warm and comfortable ) . A session will have the best results on a variety of factors - room temperature being one of the biggies !!! . When I arrive to a home , I unload my car which is full of my equipment , a large beanbag for baby to lay on , a frame which surrounds the beanbag and allows me to attach a variety of fabric backdrops which are also in my kit , I also bring wraps for posing , maybe little outfits and other bits which are my tricks of the trade !! I can’t give all my secrets away :)) A coomon question is ” How much space do you need? ” - well my frame is 5 ft by 4ft as a guide ( I need to fit me into :) Obviously the more space you can allow me the better but I am used to squeezing in and making the best of the space . It takes me around 10- 15 minutes to set up , this is a perfect time for you to feed baby in preparation for the session - a sleepy baby with a full tummy makes for an easier session.
Now we can begin , I use a variety of techniques to help get baby nice and relaxed , parents will often call me the baby whisperer , and alot have offered me a decent hourly wage so they can have a full nights sleep, I have yet to take this offer up though it is tempting hahaha . During the session it can often take alot of time and patience to achieve a shot , hence why my newborn sessions are a little longer than most. You may find baby needs cuddles or extra feeds as they are working ! Or nappy changes . These sessions are very relaxed and great for you as parents to sit back and allow me to do the hard work. When i set up a pose , safety is paramount for me , poses should be checked for circulation to the babie’s fingers and toes for example .
I will only do what baby allows me to do . They are in charge of the session not me :) I cannot guarentee baby will sleep , but I sure do have tips and tricks up my sleeve and a whole lot of patience. 15 years working with 0-5 years olds in pre schools taught me a thing or two!
I ask that you only choose me to carry out your newborn session if you love my style of art . The images you see are what I do and if its not a style you like then maybe I am not the photographer for you ! My style is fine art baby photography. Art that on your walls will look amazing for years to come:) These are not just a “quick few snaps” these images take creating and time and knowledge.
These sessions can be anything from 1.5 hours upto 3 hours , all dependant on baby ! Put the kettle on as I am sure like most parents you will be fascinated watching the process.
When I leave I explain to you what happens next with regards to when you will receive your images . When I get back to my edting suite each image is sorted through and hand edited , paying attentions to the background , skin tones , blemishes , adjusting shadows and such like to make your image the finished piece that you receive. All the images you see on this write up were taken in one session ( and thats not all of them ) . I sent the finished gallery to my client who very kindly gave me permission to use the images in this blog and heres what she had to say “Oh my goodness Michelle!! These are just too precious! Thank you soooo much! You’re one talented lady! Love them all!!!! Can’t wait to fill a wall with them !! “.
If you would like to fill a wall with images and think I am the pghotographer for you then drop me a message and lets see what we can do .