Lifestyle/Natural Newborn Sessions
After consideration, I have moved into a different direction with my newborn sessions. There are still a high majority of newborn photographers to contact who undertake posed photos with props, which I still think look very nice, however, I no longer involve any props or formal posing. I prefer to take on a more natural approach capturing first moments and bonding. If they want to curl up their little hands and lie in an awkward, but comfortable looking position, then that's where I will leave them, as that is also how you will remember them. Some photos will be taken of you and your baby, not necessarily showing your own face but I find baby is more settled in your arms or next to you.
If you are able, newborn sessions are best scheduled when baby is 5 to 10 days old. At this age they tend to sleep for longer and are more curled, however, they can be arranged for when it is convenient for you. Sessions can take place within the comfort of your home, if you feel you want more of a lifestyle feel, or at my home studio for a more minimalist look. At home sessions can incorporate their nursery, your lounge etc. Natural light is always used so a good window light is always useful.
Sessions can last between 2 to 3 hours to take into account feeds and nappy changes, etc.