It’s been a few weeks since I shared a family shoot with you and I know how popular they are with you all, so today I am delighted to be able to share with you this beautiful new-born shoot with you from Terry Li. I have to admit looking at these photos made me a little teary, with only 5 weeks to go now before my own baby arrives, these photos really made me realise that before I know it I’m going to be a mum! At the moment I can’t imagine loving anything any more than I love Dee my cat, so I think I am going to be in for a right shock when baby hood turns up!
I’ve said it before and I’ll keep on saying it, having photos taken of your baby, your toddler, your family is so important. They are small for such a short time and those memories will fly by, so getting photos like these to keep for ever really is such an important investment! When my baby comes he will be having his photo taken all the time!
Terry the photographer says about the shoot; ‘I am so delighted to have this opportunity to photograph Nicky’s baby bump with Luce and later on with the little newborn baby – Allegra. Before the shoot, we were trying to image how would Allegra feel when she sees these photos once she grows up. After our discussion, I think the best way to create the photos is to show Allegra the excitement, the love and the patience from her mum and dad while they were waiting for her to join the family. Also, document how they take care and play with her when she was still a tiny little baby, or simply those quiet moments they spend altogether at home.’
I’ll pass you over to Nicky the lovely mum………
There is no other time that compares to the wait for your baby to arrive. I had many people asking me whether I was excited, but excitement is only one of the hundreds of emotions that you experience every day. Sometimes I would get nervous about not having finished the nursery or not having agreed on a name yet. Other times, I would feel a bit sad about not knowing what to expect, except that the life me and my partner had was never going to be the same again. But above anything else, I felt deliriously happy with my baby growing, kicking and hiccupping inside me.
Being pregnant is such a special time, and weirdly enough something I miss even now that my baby is here. Looking at the photos that Terry took two weeks before I was due reminds me of all the anticipation and love that filled our home at that time.
When Allegra was born, I was amazed by how perfect a baby comes into this world. With their little fingers and toes, the beautiful features in their little face. It is clichéd but true that every mother will spend hours just looking at her newborn baby. And although the beginning is very hard, dealing with breastfeeding issues and sleep deprivation, I really do find that one look at my baby sleeping makes it all worth it. I also love watching my partner with Allegra. I feel so much pride and love when I watch the two of them together. I have actually taken countless photos of them sleeping together on the sofa after a long days work.
I could have never imagined what it would be like being a mum. I suppose for me the trick was not to get wound up about it beforehand, as nature definitely kicks in. I think the best advice that I was given was not to listen to anyone’s advice. Just do what you think is best for your baby and yourself, and enjoy it!
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