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London family Photography: Coming to the Studio With a Newborn

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Prior to having their newborn, clients often fear that coming to the studio after just having a baby will be too difficult or too stressful. I try to assure clients that a session with me isn’t stressful as I do everything and am so used to working with newborns. I know it is all new for you as a new parent but I photograph 3-5 newborns per week and have done so for the last 4 years so I’ve picked up a few tricks over the years! I try to make a newborn session in my London newborn photography studio as stress-free as possible! Newborns love the car and because we do the session when they are just a few weeks old, this is a bit easier because they often sleep the whole time!

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When you arrive at my studio we start by checking if baby needs a feed or a change. Don’t worry, I have extra nappies and wipes on hand should we need them! I plan our session out the night before in the greatest detail possible so that our session flows easily and there is as minimal movement for baby as possible. The way I set up everything for a smooth studio session just isn’t possible for a home session and I find babies are more relaxed in my studio because I have the temperature controlled and a smooth workflow to ease baby into each next set up. I do everything in the session aside from feeding baby as I know as new parents you are exhausted, so feel free to relax on the couch. Many parents even fall asleep because they are so relaxed! Being a newborn photographer is so much more than knowing how to use a camera, it also all about soothing and comforting baby. I’m so experienced with newborns that you can trust your baby is in safe hands!

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My London newborn photography studio has all the necessities that I can’t bring to your home like backdrops for family portraits, my large professional umbrella studio light (it’s 5 ft across!), my posing beanbag for safe posing of baby and my wooden backdrop where I do my favourite bucket poses! A professional newborn photographer’s studio has all the essentials to make a newborn session stress-free and look amazing!