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What to expect at your Newborn Photoshoot with esther Nichols

Once your newborn photoshoot with me is confirmed, I will send you information on what to expect and how best to prepare for your session. Often I am one of the first visitors you'll have in your home after your baby arrives. And so with this in mind I try and help prepare you as much as possible with explaining how the session will work and what you can do to be prepared. I keep it simple and there is very minimal preparation!



I am always so thrilled and blessed to have the opportunity to photograph your precious newborn baby. Here are a few tips I share with my clients before their photoshoot.

On the morning of the shoot it is advisable to try and keep baby awake for as long as possible before the shoot and feed just before your photoshoot begins, so baby should be sleepy and relaxed once we are ready to start. I'll capture special moments with each family member and the baby as well as the family all together. If siblings are involved, we usually take care of those photos first so that they can go and play during the rest of the session. There will also be time for photos of the baby alone. These are usually done when the baby is sleepiest, I keep it very natural. My style is very organic.


I will take shots preferably in the nursery, master bedroom, and living room. All you need to do to prepare is open the blinds/curtains to let in as much light as possible. Please also turn up the heat! Babies tend to be most comfortable at the shoot if they’re nice and warm. If you’re sweating, it’s probably perfect! The only thing I will ask you to do is have your bed made and if possible clear anything away on your bedside table. Your bed makes for a great place for family photos.


Newborns are unpredictable and this shoot is all about them. Please do not worry about your baby crying or needing to feed or change during the shoot—newborn sessions are purposely longer to allow for plenty of breaks. With regards to what to wear at a Lifestyle photoshoot, I recommend keeping it simple and comfortable. Neutral, light (creams, whites, greys or pastel tones) work best. Stay away from logos or writing on clothing.


This is such a special time in your family’s life. I will take your baby’s lead and allow him/her to be the focus of the shoot. If your baby cries, please remember it’s ok. Just focus on soothing and relaxing your little one and we will continue when baby is ready. At any time before your session you feel you would like to discuss anything over the phone, then we can schedule a time to chat at your convenience.


If you are interested in a newborn photoshoot and like my style, and how I work, then I'd love to hear from you. xxx


esther_nichols@yahoo.co.uk

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