I have the most gorgeous new-born shoot for you today courtesy of Mya from Silvery Moon Photography. Now I have to admit that at 28 weeks pregnant I am incredibly broody and am loving any kind of baby photos, so when I saw these beautiful photos of baby Jesse, I knew I had to share them with you. Even better is that Jesse is the baby of Emily who creates regular DIY tutorials over on the other blog. I love how natural these photos are, we actually feel that we are watching a very private ad special moment between mother, father and baby. These Photos were taken in the first few days of Jesse being born and looking at these I know I will be booking in a similar shoot for when my little man arrives!
Emily had seen a recent Newborn shoot on my website and she wanted a similar “lifestyle” shoot for her new arrival, Jesse. Using the home environment as the background for the images captured this little families uniqueness perfectly. I do prefer to capture newborns in their own home, I just think it’s more relaxing for the new baby and for Mummy & Daddy too. However, for those new parents who prefer more formal images, I do have a cosy home studio.
The images are relaxed and informal, with minimal posing for the camera…. it’s just Mummy, Daddy and Jesse hanging out together. I think it’s important to capture those intense moments of love and emotion as they happen; something that can’t be forced. So when Jesse cried I kept clicking because watching his new Mummy & Daddy kiss him better was too precious to miss.
I always allow at least an hour for Newborn shoots, giving plenty of time to settle the new baby (lets face it having a routine at just a few days old is pretty unrealistic). My approach is therefore flexible and gentle and when Jesse needed a quick feed part way through the shoot I used this time to capture some shots of his super-cute nursery.
I know only too well how these precious early days are often lost to a blur of sleep deprivation ! Photography is a way of capturing this narrow slice of time.
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