Newborn & Baby Photography by Captive Photography – I am a portrait photographer specialising in natural photography of newborns, babies, children and families. Childhood is fleeting and it gives me great joy to offer my clients images of the first baby days that they will treasure for a lifetime.
Newborn & Baby Photography
My baby photography has a recognisable style, soft & natural, where light is paramount. My approach is to capture babies in their first few weeks & months in their new home. Whilst it is a special and enchanting experience for the parents, as a photographer I will ensure all the right elements are present – gentle composition, soft light, and flattering poses. My photography is all about capturing real emotions – and presenting them in a collection of stunning images, which tells the story of your baby's first weeks, months or year.
My success as a professional photographer is as much about my passion to capture the spontaneous moments, as it is about my ability to create images and make my clients look and feel their best. I work with experienced hair & make-up artist Victoria who will spend time with you before the shoot to make you look your best, and feel happy in yourself. Having a newborn baby is an exciting but also tiring time, and we find it really helps to make you feel relaxed and confident before your shoot to be professionally pampered!
The first weeks and months of a child’s life are precious, and it is wonderful to capture these special times to look back on in future years when family life gets busier and busier! I photograph your baby and you at home, using simple natural backdrops around your home – to create beautiful relaxed images.
How I Work
We come to your home with everything we need for a professional make-over and newborn baby photography session. Together we will make sure we create beautiful, honest pictures that will last a lifetime.
Frequently Asked Family Photography Questions
Newborn & baby photo shoots always take place in the comfort of your own home.
We will usually be with you for about 2 hours but we can take longer if babies (or parents!) need a break to feed or change. There is no time limit. We start with the professional make-up session and move on to the photography session when everyone is ready.
I will select the best images (typically between 50-100) from the shoot and all that you see will be edited in my style and ready to print. They are NOT straight out of the camera files.
It is important to book a time of day when your baby will hopefully be relaxed and not too tired, well fed and calm. However it is also important we have the best natural light which is usually not too late into the day.
It is best to keep clothes soft and light. No formal, stiff textures and nothing with big logos that can dominate the photos or look dated in a few years. Soft pastel colour is best. It is best to avoid plain black and plain white. Some baby wipes and a muslin are often useful! New favourite toys and props are welcomed.
No problem, we can reschedule…
Yes! Make sure you wear clothes you are happy to be photographed in, and the colours blend well together for photographs of you all as a family. Even if you want the main focus to be on the new baby, a few relaxed informal portraits with older siblings can also be scheduled in.
A few weeks after your shoot your pictures will be ready to view. Viewings normally happen in the evening when the children are tucked up in bed, I am happy to come to you or alternatively I can send you a link to view the gallery online in your own time. I bring show you samples of frames and albums if you would like help to decide how and where to display your favourite images.
All the fully-edited digital images are yours to keep.
If you want to share your photos with family and friends, go ahead and tag and share them, just remember the photo credit to Jo Hughes, Captive Photography please..
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