Welcoming a newborn with family portraits
Family portraits are special at any time of the year but when you are expecting around the holiday season, why not have a newborn shoot as well as have your whole family photographed?
Organising a family shoot with the arrival of a newborn can be the perfect Christmas gift. It’s the perfect opportunity to have beautiful portraits taken of your newest addition as well as get some brand new family portraits.
Our family of the week found us through our friends at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in the Kensington Wing. Mum, Annie, thought Julia’s images were both, ‘ beautiful and original’ and decided to get in touch. The family had done photo shoots for their son and wanted to have some for their second child. However, this time, they were in search for something more intimate and less generic.
“Julia was highly professional and generous with her time. She took a lot of photos with different backdrops and clothing, and was very patient with our 2 1\2 year old son. It was a real challenge to get him to sit and smile, but she managed to get beautiful photographs of him. We never felt rushed. She stayed with us as long as it took so we would get all the photographs we wanted, and she ensured we could take breaks when we needed it, either to breastfeed our daughter or to ensure our son would remain in a good mood.”
Celebrating a tiny new addition to your family is a very special time indeed. Taken within the first 10 days after the birth of your new baby, a professional newborn photo shoot can create some truly stunning images and memories that you will want to treasure forever. To avoid disappointment, we always suggest booking a tentative date well in advance. We often suggest giving our bookings team a ring or dropping us an email around your 20 week scan.
When asked what she would you say to parents thinking about booking a photo shoot, Annie said, “Chose a photographer you feel comfortable with. The person behind the camera will share intimates and important moments of your family life and you definitely want to feel at ease in order to get beautiful images.”
Whether you’re looking for images that are very ‘Christmassy,’ a classic family shoot with your newborn or a perhaps a mix of both, we can help. Get in touch with our bookings team to start planning and organising your newborn session.
Do you know someone expecting in the new year? We can create the perfect gift to give this holiday season, the gift of photography – perfectly wrapped up and ready to go. To discuss all of your options, ring our team on 02070429777 or get in touch via email.