JOANNE GENNARD BA(HONS) PHOTOGRAPHY
The perfect age
Newborn portraits are ideally taken within the first ten days of your babies life, when they are at their most sleepy. After the two week stage they become more alert and don't find it as easy to fall into the deep sleep that helps to maintain these beautiful poses.
Sessions can take place in the comfort of your own home or you can choose to come to my home based studio where you can relax whilst I capture beautiful images of your baby.
Newborn sessions can be unpredictable so it is not unusual for a session to last 3-4 hours. This also allows plenty of time for feeding and comforting.
When to book
It's never too early to provisionally book your session, in fact definitely before the baby is born. With all the excitement of a newborn it is easy to get swept up in the day to day life of having a new baby and by the time you realise, they are already a few weeks old and then it is too late for these newborn photographs. As the date of birth can be unpredictable a provisional booking allows me to schedule a window and then you can confirm a date once the baby is born.
How to prepare for the session
It is best that the baby is ready for a feed and a nap when you arrive for your session. I will ask you to undress and swaddle the baby before feeding so as not to disturb them by getting them undressed when they are asleep. There will be several breaks to allow for feeding so that they remain sleepy with a full belly of milk.
Newborn sessions cost £395 which includes up to 30 high resolution, fully printable images, presented on a USB stick in a linen presentation box in a choice of colours. Your newborn session is an investment, for this baby, it's a once in a lifetime occasion, and you all deserve to capture this wonderful time with beautiful images. This is why a newborn session is never rushed, you will have my undivided time and expertise for as long as it takes!