Newborn

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Time to capture those precious memories…
Having a newborn baby is the most natural thing in the world so when photographing your new addition to the family I much prefer to keep shoots as natural as possible.
Natural baby positions, natural light, natural vibes and all of this ensures a happy baby which means happy parents and amazing natural photographs.
I will come to your house, visit a local park or even go for a walk on the coast, all as soon as you’re ready and spend around a few hours with you, working around the baby’s routine.
Within 2 hours we should have more than enough time to get a great variety of shots with baby both awake and asleep.

These new born baby sessions are all about the connection and love that family members already have for this new life. I’ll capture special moments with each family member and the baby as well as the family all together. If older siblings are involved, I usually take care of those photos first so that they can go and play during the rest of the session. I love when family pets can join in too if possible!

There will also be time for photos of the baby alone. With newborns, these are usually done when the baby is sleepiest. I take photos of babies swaddled or undressed and they are placed in a way you’d find them naturally, usually on the parent’s bed or in their basket/crib/cot.

With older babies, we’ll go with the flow and I’ll photograph them playing, rolling, crawling, walking: whatever stage they are up to.

I am more than happy to incorporate any ideas you might have! Feel free to incorporate any special family quilts, heirlooms or baby blankets that you would like to use in the photos. In a nutshell this is your home environment you know it best, you know what your baby enjoys most and how to trigger laughter, crawls, sleepiness so working with you on this is what makes the shots that big more magical.

This style of new born shooting is a much more relaxed, documentary-style vibe compared with the traditional posed baby photographs you may have seen.

These images are less about getting the baby in a perfect pose, and more about capturing the baby in a more informal way.as they really are.

I also think lifestyle images are unique in that they can really show a special connection between this family – in a way that posed portraits can’t.

With my lifestyle newborn and baby sessions, I think of it as telling a story of Mum, Dad and other family members with their new baby – in their own home environment.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions at all about a newborn shoot.
– £250 on location at home shoot
– Your favourite 8 images edited and sent via digital download
– £200 optional upgrade to include all images from the photoshoot
– £150 optional upgrade to include engraved wooden memory box, USB stick & up to 100 printed images

Destination weddings are always super unique and add a special bit of excitement for not only the bride & groom but also me as a photographer / videographer.

How do we prepare for a newborn shoot? 

There is no real preparation to be done except ensuring you, your baby and any siblings involved are all prepared to be photographed and any areas in the house we are going to use such as the bed, sofa, cot, floor rug are all ready to be shot with.

Any further ideas or questions you have on this please do not hesitate to ask me.

How far do you travel?

I will travel anywhere, I am based in east riding of yorkshire so anywhere outside of a 1 hour radius may incur travel fees, but I will make this clear from the beginning so you know and can decide upon that.

When should we book our shoot?

The ideal time is 1-4 weeks after birth for a newborn shoot, but further down the line is absolutely fine as the development of babies is so interesting in the first year that we can capture at any time.

How much & what will we receive?

My ‘Deluxe Newborn‘ package is £250 and this includes a 2 hour shoot either at your home or on location.

In this package you will receive all of the edited photos from the day delivered in a private online gallery for you to download, print & share on social media with friends & family.

Usually in a 2 hour shoot you will receive up to 50 edited photos – sometimes even more.

There are also options for prints, canvases & engraved wooden memory box & USB to discuss simply contact me.

How do we book you?

To book me simply use the contact form here or drop me an email hello@benjamindarren.co.uk or a message on any social media platform, I always endeavour to reply within 24 hours.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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