Natural, unposed St Albans maternity and newborn photography
Capture those first precious moments together…
Natural newborn photography at your home around St Albans
Have you just welcomed your newest family member?
Congratulations on the safe arrival of your little bundle!
I know the words are probably swimming in front of you a little right now as you navigate the world with a tiny person to care for, but it’s amazing that you’re looking to preserve these early days with your little one.
As a Mum myself, I know how quickly the time flies. My absolute biggest regret in life to date is not having any photos taken when my son Grayson was born. It seems crazy that a photographer would say that right? It’s a long story but my husband had a badly broken leg and I was taking care of him, myself and a newborn and I just thought I couldn’t cope with anything else. Looking back, I kick myself daily.
Those first weeks now seem like a blur of visitors, milk, nappies and new experiences and I desperately wish I’d taken an hour to have them documented.
What do we do on a newborn shoot?
If you’re worried that you won’t be able to muster the energy for it all after the baby gets here (or now that they are here) then fret not. I will fade into the background of your home and snap away while you get on with loving your baby and each other.
You don’t need to do anything! You go about your normal routine of snuggles, changing, feeding, gazing adoringly at the most perfect baby that was ever created. I take photos of you loved up in your little baby bubble. And I’ll even bring you a cuppa so you don’t have to lift a finger!
Sounds magical right? It is. You don’t want to miss out on newborn photos, take it from someone who did…
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We were in such a whirlwind when you came to the hospital and not feeling our most beautiful in our sleep deprived states so weren’t sure how we would feel about the photos. However, it has been so precious to have these images to look back on such a brief but important part of our journey becoming a family that all seemed to happen in a bit of a blur. Thank you for capturing all our perfect imperfections and these earliest of memories.
Are you pregnant and fancy a maternity shoot?
While there are definitely moments of pregnancy that I’m sure you’ll be looking forward to putting behind you, there is no doubt that your body is doing an incredible thing by growing a tiny person. In my book that deserves celebrating!
Plus, you’re embarking on a really special journey, especially if you’re becoming a new parent for the first time. Life as you know it is, genuinely, about to change beyond all recognition.
A maternity photography shoot can be such a great way to celebrate the transition between life as a couple and life as a family, not to mention having the photos to show your future bubba how they started life.
Although I wasn’t keen on the idea of a bump shoot when I was pregnant at first, I look back on those photos so fondly now and my son is always in awe that he was actually living in my tummy. I’m so glad my husband, of all people, talked me into it!
How does a maternity shoot work?
It’s such a fun and relaxed experience where you can take some time out for yourselves. It’s best to schedule the shoot between 32-36 weeks so your bump is nice and round but you’re not super uncomfortable.
It’s up to you whether you’d like a shoot around St Albans or Hertfordshire or you’d prefer your shoot at home so your baby can see where you lived when you brought them home for the first time. It’s all up to you!
If you want to chat more about it, I’d love to have a natter…
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Want a little more info first? Check out:
How bump & baby sessions work
Frequently asked questions
Family session pricing
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