Photographing babies is a beautiful thing and its a whole different approach to doing a shoot with kids. To be honest I haven’t done alot of newborn shoots, and when it comes to photographing newborns I believe capturing their early days in lifestyle photography format (meaning in their own natural environment) is in some way more meaningful and perhaps more precious than a studio look. Don’t get me wrong I do love the shots done in studio and the photographers that do that Anne Geddes style of work are brilliant at what they do. I have seen how these photographers carefully handle the babies and how long they take in getting the folds of the cloth around the baby exactly right and so on……It’s a whole different level of patients they have and I give them credit for that. My point is that when looking back at the photos in years to come, photos done at home will have so much more power in evoking emotion as this was the baby’s home, you can see and be reminded of how you did up their nursery, what books or toys they had and more importantly its a lovely documentation of natural events that would happen in the home.
Danielle had contacted me late in 2016 saying that she was due early in the new year and if I would be able to do a shoot at their home in the baby’s early weeks. I was delighted that she wasn’t after the studio look and excited when she told me that she too was a photographer………no pressure on me then lol.
When little Finn arrived she was quickly in contact to decide on a date. I arrived at the home and was really impressed with what they had done with the nursery. They had this lovely forest vibe going on with a homemade mobile with little felt woodland animals hanging from a branch they had collected from an adventure to Barrington Tops….so creative. That along with the gold spray painted pine cones, the lovely soft toys, the tree wall stickers and the frame display that matched the theme of the room beautifully showed me that this couple knew a thing or two about styling.
They told me that Finn had had a bad night the night before so the shoot may not go a smooth as desired. Having said that though Danielle and Al didn’t look fatigued in the slightest and little Finn did pretty well considering. Luckily he had a little sleep throughout shooting so that would have helped too.
A big thank you to Danielle and Al for warmly welcoming me into your home, you guys are perfect hosts and congratulations on little Finn, he is just adorable and seeing the two of you tackling parenthood like pros was really heartwarming. Finn is really lucky to have you both. All the best
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