Colours and styling of your newborn photoshoot

August 17, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

So you may be thinking about booking a newborn shoot with me, or already have and now you're wondering what you need to bring, what to wear and whether you need to buy anything for the shoot day. Fear not, you don't need to worry about anything as it's all taken care of by me so you have no hidden extras to pay for or the stress of trying to fathom what would look best on your baby. 

As you will see in my images, i use a variety of back drops, hats, bonnets, hair ties, little outfits, small accessories and props. These are all provided by me and are all part of a huge array of items that I have collected over 9 years. You could say that my studio is a little treasure trove of goodies. I'm a little magpie when it comes to props. All the props I provide are bought from specialist vendors and all handmade especially in mind and for the purpose of newborn photoshoots. They are done so with safety in mind and also, with the knowledge of how easy they need to be to take on and off whilst a baby is posed and still sleeping. This is why i do not use 'off the shelf', every day clothing that you may buy for your baby to wear every day. And part of my work is in styling a session using my own props. This is something I am trained and skilled at doing - which means you don't have to do the thinking. 

 

It is so important that your images look amazing but that they are based on colours that you are happy with, love and possibly in-keeping with any decor you have at home if this is important to you. It is also important to me that I create timeless images so that you can still keep images adorning your walls for years to come without worrying that they or those in them look dated. With this in mind, I like to keep things simple, letting your baby and the pose speak for themselves. I have worked hard to perfect how I pose and position a baby so that they look amazing even if they were naked without any props. When you are looking for your local newborn photography to book your photoshoot with, take a look at their work and really look at the details of how the baby looks in their images. Are their fingers and toes nicely placed, does the baby look comfortable - if they don't then the chances are, they might not be. Do they have hats and bonnets placed correctly and hair ties looking neatly placed. Do their hands and feet look purple? - this is a big red flag as this is likely to mean that they have been positioned in a way that is restricting their circulation. There are so many things I could point out but you get the general idea - whilst I understand that we all have a budget - cheap is usually that for a reason. 

I will work together with my clients, so when you book a shoot and your date is scheduled, part of the preparation will involve me asking you if you have any preference on colours. Some of my clients don't mind what I use and I am quite happy to pick and set up as I feel best using my expertise. Other clients, prefer to match up with colours in their home so that they match certain room colours and this is absolutely fine too. I will also advise on colours that best suit certain skin tones, such a red hair or coloured skin. The key is working with clients to make the most of your newborn shoot and have your images showing off your newborn baby or baby as effectively as possible. 

If parents and siblings wish to get involved for photos too, then I am delighted. There is no greater honour in capturing these special family moments too. When it comes to outfits for siblings or parents my advice is always - keep it simple. Wearing plain creams whites and blacks work so well at keeping images timeless and classic. If you prefer a bit of colour then this works well too but keeping colours that work and blend well with each other, such as different shades of the same colour. Again, avoiding patterns is always best as patterns can distract the eye from faces. 

If you are considering booking then please feel free to take a look through my gallery of newborn baby photos and I am confident you will not be disappointed. But I also understand that money is a factor, as well as trusting someone with your precious baby. My price list is reflective of the experience and skill involved in safely producing the best possible images. I am transparent with my pricing and all packages can be seen on my website, this allows you to budget in advance. I only ask for a the session fee to book your newborn shoot, so you can then set aside money each month to purchase images should you wish to do so. 

Then there's the trust issue - your newborn baby is precious! I know and I hear you - I have two children too. Reading my reviews may help put your mind at rest as well as reading further blogs and info on my website where I explain how I work to keep your baby safe. And most importantly, I am hear to talk to at all times so you can ask me as many questions as you wish and let me put your mind at ease. 

I'm really looking forward to meeting you and your gorgeous family. 

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