Usually our starting point and always snuggly and super cute; hands in or out, eyes open or closed, captured close up or as an overview. The added bonus of the wrap is that it usually helps your baby to settle. If we’re lucky, we might get a milky smile or a yawn… it’s just priceless when this happens!
It’s also our preferred way of capturing a newborn with their older sibling, as it stops arms and legs from flailing and obscuring the face! The security of the wrap can often help induce sleep, another big bonus!
Head On Hands
A position not too different from being cuddled tummy-down against your chest, and best achieved when your baby is in deep milk-drunk sleep. It’s our absolute favourite shot to be honest… bring on those chubby cheeks, back rolls and soft downy hair!
Due to Debbie’s nursing background we always ramp up our safety observations with this position due to the potential for your baby to extend their legs out and lurch forward. One of us is always next to your little one supporting their head, observing their body (especially fingers and toes for compression points) and reading signs that your baby is 100% comfortable.
A classic winning shot and an opportunity to capture dinky feet that won’t always be this cute….trust us as we now own a teenager! Nestled amongst layers of soft fabric they look awesome as a close-up abstract.
Best shot highly cropped close-up, this photograph is usually captured when your baby is in deep sleep. They’ll be transitioned into this pose and usually after a wriggle they’ll settle themselves nicely. The aim of this shot is purity itself, just the simple honesty of your baby sleeping… nothing else.
This image just ‘works’ because of those foetal curled up legs, which is synonymous with being a newborn baby and something that rapidly changes as your baby discovers the joys of stretching out. Captured straight-on is popular, but for a more artistic feel, we like to capture this as an overhead shot too.
Your whole world in your hands! Not all parents will want to be included a family portrait… you might feel a little too sleep deprived and not at your best… so we find using your hands is the perfect compromise… if also emphases the tiny size of your baby.