May 2017

newborn baby photographer - Sandbach, Cheshire - side pose

Cheshire Newborn Photographer – Baby Dominic from Nantwich

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles”

Baby Dominic’s Mum – Carly, from Nantwich, got in touch right back in the new year as she’d seen the photos I’d been taking of babies and was keen to book her newborn shoot with Little Primrose Photography early. Dominic kept us waiting at the end of her pregnancy and just like everyone else, I was so excited when the message finally came through to say he’d arrived!

It was a pleasure to finally meet Dominic and his parents. His session went really well and as usual, Dominic was a big fan of his milk and we had frequent breaks for snacks and drinks throughout. Dominic was wide awake for the first part of his shoot – he wanted to watch everything that was going on and his big eyes look absolutely amazing on the photos! We just carried on and I popped Dominic into a couple of different props and poses and captured those beautiful eyes and inquisitive stares before he finally dropped off to sleep on the beanbag.

We chose a gorgeous brown colour scheme – my favourite! Most of my props are handmade and his little pants and hat set were no exception. These were made specially for his shoot to match his ‘ginger biscuit’ colour scheme. Dominic absolutely loved my little wooden bed at the end – it’s definitely the baby favourite! They adore being all snuggled in the covers.

If you’d like to book your newborn shoot, the best time to book is straight after your 20 week scan. I will put your due date in my diary then when baby is born we can book your session in within those first 4 weeks while they are still sleepy and content. I limit how many newborns I book in per month so that I can be completely flexible for my mummies and it also means I can usually accommodate late bookings. So if your baby has already been born but you’d like a shoot, please get in touch.

Newborn photography Alsager - Tushi up pose

Newborn Photography – Sandbach, Cheshire. Alfie and family from Alsager.

“ Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.”

– Vietnamese Proverb

Should you have newborn photographs taken of your 3rd child? Absolutely!

Whether you’re expecting your first child or third child, a newborn shoot is a priceless opportunity to catch that tiny, sleepy stage that your baby goes through for only about 4 weeks! Their little windy smiles and curled up legs will change so quickly it would be so sad to miss it – before you know it they are sitting up munching on a carrot stick!

When you’ve already got older children and you’re worried that you didn’t have photos taken of the others, why not get them involved in the newborn shoot?

When Nicola approached me about a newborn shoot with her two other children I leaped at the chance! I think that sibling photographs are so essential. If not the most important photos of the whole shoot! Occasionally, they are also the most difficult to achieve! As the siblings are usually toddlers or old enough to understand that this foreign body has come into their lives and is taking up so much of Mummy’s time and energy, not to mention love! This time it was different, as Gracie is 11 and Harry 8, they were implacably behaved and their love for their new baby brother was so clear!

Alfie was brilliant and we got lots of little smiles throughout the shoot. He slept so well and loved being all snuggled on my beanbag curled up.

If you’d like to see more of my newborn photographs, take a look at my newborn page or scroll through more of my blogs!

Don’t forget to book just after your 20 week scan to ensure availability.