Newborn Baby Photography is always a joy. Never the same and always so crucial to be done as early in the little ones life as possible. A few weeks ago I posted some pictures of a Baby Bump Shoot in Cornwall, and now here is the baby born to a lovely family in north Cornwall. We did the shoot at baby aged 2 weeks, and I went back 2 weeks later, now 4 weeks old, and even in that short space of time the comments when I showed mum and dad the 70 or so pictures were all about how much she had changed in just those couple weeks. Parents will know, and I know from photographing babies that in those first 6 months they change so rapidly, and capturing that moment that is present today and gone tomorrow is so precious not only tomorrow but extremely so in 5-10 years time.
Shooting solely with one lens for this whole shoot, just allows a more relaxed, easy going and simple shoot, some window light and the family in their home. Although I have now arranged with the family to do a studio shoot with them in about 6 months, as to compliment some picture they have of their other daughter, its always nice in my opinion to include the home in the pictures. A lesson I lean’t from a friend of mine who is also a photographer, including the home, puts more purpose in the pictures, and although with my aim for timeless pictures sometimes means the picture could have been taken anywhere, in some frames I am keen to include elements of the house so when they look back in years to come they can evoke more memories about that time in their lives, as well as focusing on the newborn.
I am also continuing my thought process of using traditional film in a modern way to punctuate my work, both in weddings and shoots like this, and as such I also shot a role of 35mm film for this shoot. I am hoping as time goes on I will be able to provide couples with a hand printed contact sheet as a piece of art work in itself for their wall. A collection of memory evoking pictures presented in a traditional way. More on that in another blog.
If you are interested in having a newborn shoot like this, some examples from this shoot are below, then please just get in contact with me here to discuss details. I would love any thoughts on these pictures in the comments section at the end of this blog post.
Once again my many congratulations to Mum, Dad & Big sister on their new family addition. -BW