Freddie’s Newborn Session

After a fantastic newborn session with the gorgeous Freddie and his lovely mum Katie, I thought it’d be great to share with you what to expect at one of my Newborn Sessions.

Freddie was wide awake when he arrived and was alert and curious about his new environment. Katie and I chatted over a cup of tea and then we started with some shots of Katie and Freddie together. I showed Katie where to stand and asked her to hold Freddie how she normally would. It’s important that parents feel comfortable and I try to put them at ease throughout the shoot. I used different angles and got a variety of close ups and shots from further away to show the bond between mum and baby. As Katie cuddled Freddie sitting on the bed, I shot away and we chatted about her new life with her baby boy.

After another short feed, Freddie fell asleep and I got some lovely shots of him on the beanbag. I placed him in slightly different positions (after a quick cuddle!) moving him and the bean bag ever so slightly so that the light would fall on him in different ways. Babies live in their comfy sleep suits for those first few weeks so I love to get some images of them all curled up in their sleep suit, some of their little legs kicking around with just a body suit on and wrapped up or swaddled in only a nappy. As Freddie drifted in and out of sleep he gave me some lovely stretches, sneezes and funny expressions.

Freddie and Katie’s session took just under two hours and was really informal and relaxed with no pressure on baby or mum. I love Lifestyle Photography, which is more candid in nature and without the formal props and posing. I like to incorporate this into my Newborn sessions to create a more relaxed and natural feel to the images.

Send me a message on info@feathertreephotography.co.uk if you’d like information on these or any other sessions and I’ll give you a call. Any excuse for a natter 🙂

Framed Family

We’re all super busy these days with work, kids, keeping the house clean, extra-curricular activities to get to, homework and having a social life. So getting family photographs taken and printed is usually right at the bottom of the to do list right?

I get it, I really do. It hit me today though. Whilst sorting through piles of old paperwork, I came across some pictures my youngest had made at playgroup. It hit me that he’s moved onto a new phase in his life. We don’t hang out in the week now, with playdates and toddler groups and snuggles at home. I can’t get that time back. It’s the same with all of my 3 kids.

We can’t go back and take the photographs. It’s often when it’s too late that we wish we’d taken and printed more. So when I do get to hang around with the kids, after work, school runs, dentist appointments and the swimming lessons, I’m going to get the camera out and take the photos.

Family sessions here at Feather Tree Photography are relaxed, fun and I can even get the prints and wall art sorted for you too 🙂