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London Newborn Photography: Why Did I Choose To Focus On Newborns?

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My Journey To Newborn Photography

It is so cliche but newborn photography in London is my passion. It didn’t always start out that way though. I started on my photography journey about a year after I moved to London and it’s been a long winding process to get here. My sister is 17 years younger than me and I’d always loved photographing her. I had practiced on her and it was there that I first felt the rush that photography gave me. However I didn’t find newborns right away. I first started taking actors headshots (I had the pleasure of capturing the now famous Damson Idris for some of his first headshots) and I did love doing these but they weren’t feeding my need for creativity.

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Posed Prop Newborn Photography

I then came across posed newborn photography with bright colours and props. I decided to pursue this niche and spent about 8 years perfecting my posed studio newborn photography. I learned the ins and outs of safely posing a newborn and how to handle them. I trained from some of the best posed newborn photographers in the world like Australians Kelly Brown and Jade Gao, American Amy McDaniel and more. My clients regularly called me the “baby whisperer” because I was so experienced with soothing newborns. Then the pandemic happened and with lockdown after lockdown I decided to get rid of my studio and go to client homes. I still did posed images with props and studio lighting but I discovered a rekindled love for taking family images of clients in homes in a more natural, emotive way (this is called lifestyle newborn photography).

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Finding Lifestyle Newborn Photography

I made the very difficult decision to completely overhaul my newborn photography portfolio and follow my heart to a more natural, creative and modern style of newborn photography that focused on family interaction and capturing moments rather than poses specifically. I’m loving this genuine style and feel excited to go to client homes and enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to make beautiful images in tiny London homes. I feel my extensive experience and training in posed newborn photography has helped enrich my newborn lifestyle photography as I’m so comfortable with newborns. I know how to settle them, what a newborn needs and how to safely handle them. A newborn feels like an extension of myself. I love capturing those tiny toes, little yawns, fuzzy ears and wrinkly brows as I know it won’t last long. The time truly does fly by and a photograph helps reserve the moment for a little longer so we can keep coming back to it.

Contact me to book in your lifestyle newborn photography session. Newborns are best photographed under 3 weeks old so it is best to book before baby arrives and the whirlwind begins!