Sessions with older babies-what to expect

Published on 3 June 2020 at 21:58

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Babies are always adorable to photograph, so if you think you have missed out on on the window of opportunity, remember you can have a session at any stage! For older babies, lifestyle sessions are really lovely. They are very relaxed and we go with the flow of what your baby is happy and comfortable with. 

If your baby is past the 2 weeks stage, it can mean that the session may be a little bit longer as I will always spend whatever time is needed to make sure I get a beautiful gallery for you. And if your baby is over 10 weeks, we may get some nice eye contact and smiles which are gorgeous images to have!

If you prefer lifestyle photography, this style is suitable for all age babies, right from birth. My clients love both styles and what I'm really good at is being able to blend both in a way that suits your family and shows the connection between you and your baby.

Above, Baby Ethan, 11 weeks

Every baby is different- I approach my sessions with this in mind always, and I will be very much led by how baby is feeling and what they are responding to. As a mum of three and a specialist in newborn photography, I am well used used to handling babies! I work on an intuitive basis, if baby is happy and relaxed, then that is perfect. If they don't like a certain pose then I will change to do something else. For babies from 2- 4 weeks, it is possible to do a wrapped session. Babies at this stage can be very alert, and move around a lot and in this case I will do a wrap to help soothe and settle them, as it is very difficult to photograph a baby when they are constantly moving. Once they are snugly wrapped baby will most likely have a nice sleep which will allow me to get lots of lovely different images for you.

In general an older baby session (from roughly 4 weeks and upwards) will be mostly lifestyle based. I focus on getting all those beautiful detail shots, hands, feet, hair, eyes, nose, lips, and also on the connection between you and your baby, hand holding, cuddling and with your family. I can do some wrapping if baby is comfortable with this and if time allows, it isn't guaranteed to work as babies have very deifinite preferences at this stage! If they aren't happy to be wrapped, a special outfit is lovely instead. Generally the session is kept very natural and is all shot using natural light and your home as a backdrop

My lifestyle sessions are becoming very popular if you are looking for images that capture the essence of your family, a lifestyle shoot is perfect. Get in touch for more information, I'd love to hear from you!


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