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Nottingham Newborn Lifestyle Photographer | Baby Jacob

Nottingham Newborn Lifestyle Photographer | Baby Jacob

Up until recently I have only offered Studio sessions for newborn baby shoots. I found that this made it a whole lot easier for me to get the room prepared to the correct heat for the baby, set up the backdrops and get all the props ready for all the different scenes I was going to photograph with that baby that day. This tended to work very well for parents who wanted to have a studio style set up for their photos.

However, just recently, there has been a real trend for parents to ask for “lifestyle newborn shoots” at their own homes. This is already very popular in America. Examples of these types of photos can not only be seen bellow, but there are plenty more on my “Lifestyle Newborn Photography” pinterest page too.

Lifestyle newborn portraits tend to capture more of the interactions between the parents and the baby in their own natural environment, their family home.  If there are other siblings in the family then they are also photographed interacting with the new baby, with their parents as well as with each other. There is definitely more of a storytelling approach to this style of photography, than the traditional studio portrait sessions.

I have found that the comfort level of my clients tends to be much more relaxed in their own environment, which really shows in the final images. I allow the session to unfold naturally which yields images full of raw, genuine emotion. I may help Mum and Dad get comfortable on the bed or sofa, and get them into a position that allows me to shoot from a variety of angles, but once they’re ready, I try not to  interfere. I always start out with a wide establishing shot that sets the tone of the story. Sometimes I shoot through a door,  to create a sense of undisturbed candid observance. Few shots include direct eye contact, and the images flow like a story book.

Years from now, Mum and Dad will look at these photos, and be reminded of the sweetness of their newborn baby, those first cuddles, and their tender emotions. It may just be a short story of one lovely morning, but it’s a story that will be treasured for a lifetime.

Here’s the story of baby Jacob and his loving family.

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Newborn Baby Photography in Nottingham | Ryan

Newborn Baby Photography in Nottingham | Ryan

It was snowing heavily outside and it was hard to believe that I was photographing a newborn baby with nothing on. Well, the heating was on full and I had a fan heater blasting heat in his general direction. I was sweating anyhow. This time I photographed Baby Ryan at 11 days old. Although very well behaved, he had no intention of going to sleep. Not in the 1st hour of the shoot. Not in the 2nd hour. Nor in the 3rd hour! Every newborn baby is indeed different. I got some good photographs of the handsome Ryan none the less. Here are a few.

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Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer | Araya at 13 Days Old

Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer | Araya at 13 Days Old

I had the pleasure of photographing little baby Araya a few days ago. She was 13 days old and already starting to drop the long sleeps! She stayed awake and happy for me for a long time until she decided to have a short nap for a few minutes towards the end of our time together.

I usually like to shoot with natural daylight, however the British winters don’t often allow for that, and this was one session where I has to use studio lighting.

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Nottingham Newborn Baby Photography | Baby Eloise at 6 days

Nottingham Newborn Baby Photography | Baby Eloise at 6 days

I had the pleasure of photographing newborn baby Eloise recently at my studio in Nottingham. She was an absolute princess. She was wide awake for the first hour of the shoot, which was beginning to worry me a little, but then she dosed of into a deep newborn baby sleep and allowed me to place her into all sorts of poses. I got some great shots of her and here are some sneak peaks. Welcome to the World baby girl.

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I work throughout the UK, but shoot my portrait sessions mainly in Nottingham, Derby and London.

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