London Newborn Photographer: How to Incorporate an Heirloom Item


How to Incorporate an Heirloom Item into Your Newborn Photography Session:

When I first send out my booking email for your newborn photography session in my Ghent, Belgium newborn photography studio,  I suggest that you bring an heirloom item or any special item you would like to include. I’ve had clients bring stuffed animals, different fabrics representing various cultures, jewelry and antique baby blankets. I love thinking of a way to incorporate your special item and fabric/blankets is the easiest as you can see above! I love using fabric to put baby on in a unique way and figuring out how to still make baby the focus of the image while paying tribute to the item and the generations of family that have used it. In this session, mum and dad each brought an item that was special to their family and I think it turned out so beautifully! I love how we were able to achieve a bolder look with the gorgeous colours in the top image to represent mum’s background and a softer, creamier look for dad’s family baby blanket at the bottom. The result is something so beautiful and meaningful that I’m sure this little girl will cherish greatly when she is older!

What items have been passed down for generations in your family?

To book your newborn session, please contact There are only a handful of spots left for due dates from March-June so I recommend booking as soon as possible as newborns are best photographed from 5-14 days old. Check out my FAQ’s page if you are thinking of having a  Newborn Photography session!