I have photographed newborns for a long time. I had a beautiful studio and I posed babies on blankets, with cute hats and accessories. I loved it but over time something started to change and I spent more time in the presence of new parents. Watching them love and care for their baby was really special and I wanted the opportunity to photograph that. To record them doing day to day things whilst loving their child, learning how to be a parent, trying to work which way up baby clothes go. I’ve always done family photography in this sort of way but i’m excited to now be offering natural newborn photography sessions. Sessions without expectation, just your family, together.
Last week I shot a session for Brooke, Jess and baby Hugo. I photographed Brooke and Jess’ wedding a few years back so it was so lovely to be able to return to meet their new addition. We hung out in Jess’ parents house and returned to the same location that we used for their engagement session. There was a lot of cuddling, enjoying of sunshine and Hugo’s very first bath in nana’s kitchen sink. It was really special to be able to watch Brooke and Jess master parenthood. In the blur of the newborn stage, the sleepless nights and the constant feeds, i’m so glad that they have some images to look back on and remember how great they did.
Brooke and Jess sent me this really lovely review after their session. ‘Having had Laura capture our wedding eighteen months ago, we knew we wanted her to take the first pictures of our baby son. We love her relaxed and unfussy style, both in the look of the shoot and the practicality of it – it was lovely interacting with Hugo as a member of our family, rather than just a cute prop. It was very special to go back with Laura to the spot that we had stood in two years previously for our engagement photos with our new baby. She understands the importance of place and family, and I love that these elements shine through in our gallery. ‘
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