I first discovered stylised newborn photography on pinterest about 7 years ago. I was so inspired and loved it all! The colours, the props, the poses, the cute little outfits, bonnets and headbands. I still do love most of it, but my tastes have certainly changed.
Over the time that I have been a newborn photographer my tastes have evolved. I've gone full circle and come back to preferring the stripped back pure beauty of just the newborn baby. I'm finding more and more of my clients are asking for this natural style.
I've seen a shift recently within the newborn photography industry towards the more natural and simple approach. I do believe that it makes perfect sense. There is nothing in the photo that will date, it's just baby! These newborn photographs will be timeless, they will never ever date.
Fashions come and go with baby portraits, (some for the better). But one thing that will never go out of fashion is a beautiful fresh newborn baby laying naturally on a simple white blanket. This natural style of newborn photography is what makes my heart sing. A baby is everything that is pure, and I want my photography to encapsulate this.
The little details of each baby, the flakes on their feet, the teeny tiny toes and finger nails, a yawn as they fall asleep, and a stretch as they wake. These are the little details I want to capture during one of my newborn sessions, I want to capture the essence of your newborn child.
All of my newborn photography sessions will now begin with your baby on a white blanket with more of a lean towards natural poses, as nature intended. Followed by a few posed on some colour, and then the option of the black and white images with baby in arms and hands (another timeless option that will not date) or a simple prop or two if you'd prefer and of course the family and sibling shots.
I look forward to meeting you with your baby sometime in the future in my little home studio space in Wellington, Somerset,