Capturing Life's Little Moments.....
The beginning of a baby's life is exciting, beautiful and full of innocence, and it's wonderful to capture these extraordinary moments. The images of your baby's first experiences will provide you and your familly memories of this momentus occasion for years to come.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION
Ideally you should get in touch around the time of your 20 week scan, and I will reserve a slot for around your due date. Once your baby has arrived we will confirm a convenient date and time for your session. I am limited with the amount of newborn sessions I can schedule per month so it is advised you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Ideally your newborn shoot should take place in the first 10-14 days when baby is still sleepy and squishy and happy to be curled up into poses, however I have photographed many older babies too so don't worry if your baby is older. If you decide to book a session once your baby has arrived please still get in touch and I will try my best to fit you in.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your newborn session will take place in the comfort of your own home using my mobile studio, and is completely baby-led so can take anything from 1 - 3 hours.
You won’t be rushed through your session, and will have plenty of time to cuddle, change, feed, and settle your little one. A newborn session can take a few hours to allow for all the moods and needs of your baby.
I use props, blankets and wraps to pose baby, and also have some really sweet hairbands and hats that I can use should you wish. I can also include any special blankets or toys if you wish. Unless you have a favorite outfit that’s important to you, babies photograph best with little clothes on, wrapped in soft blankets, special newborn photo clothes and posed with cute props.
It is best to start a session just after a feed, so baby will (hopefully!) fall into a lovely deep sleep. Don't worry if baby has other ideas, we have lots of time!
Safety is my absolute priority when photographing newborn babies, and I have been fully trained by a fantastic professional newborn photographer who has won countless awards for newborn & child photography.
LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSION
I also offer this type of session for those of you who prefer more natural photographs and less posed images. These types of shoots take place in and around your own home using natural light and natural surroundings, for example the nursery or in the master bedroom. They are often better suited to older babies who are no longer small enough to be posed. I will generally use the room with the best light for these types of shoots as no studio lighting or camera flash is used. Some examples of my lifestyle shoots can be seen below.
Should you like to capture the family bond I will plan to take a few images with parents/siblings at the end of the session. I ask that you and your children are dressed in neutral complimentary clothing. It's important to let the baby shine in every image so please try to avoid busy patterns, cartoon characters , letters numbers, logos. If Mum wants a skin-on-skin image with the baby, a strapless or bandeau top works very well.
It is also best to have siblings attend only when it is time for them to participate in the session, or that they are kept quietly entertained throughout the newborn shoot so as to not disturb the relaxing atmosphere needed throughout the session.
I spend a lot of time professionally retouching each image to make sure that each photograph is processed as perfectly as possible. It will take 2 to 3 weeks to prepare your images. Your patience during this time is very much appreciated.
YOUR INVESTMENT - £150 (Currently on offer *FULL PRICE £200)
Price includes a minimum of 20 images, each image will be presented in both colour and black & white, presented on a USB with print release. My price is all inclusive with no hidden extras or aftersales, and includes your entire experience from start to finish.
TRACEY RUSSELL PHOTOGRAPHY | FALKIRK STIRLING EDINBURGH CUMBERNAULD ALLOA
TEL: 07736 936937 | TRACEYRUSSELLPHOTOGRAPHY@YAHOO.COM