Why your home is definitely not too small for a newborn photo shoot!
I love being welcomed into the bubble of the family home of a newborn baby for a photo shoot! I just feel so incredibly lucky to be invited in to photograph a brand new little baby at the heart of their first home.
It’s such a magical place and being asked to capture the little looks, those tiny toes and mini hand squeezes at this MASSIVE moment in a family’s life is honestly an honour.
My newborn photo shoots always take place at home where baby is most comfy, cosy and relaxed..but sometimes families are worried that their home is too small for a photo shoot and that we need to go out and about to get their photos. Definitely not!
We don’t need much space at all to create some beautiful, varied pictures that you will really cherish of your family together with it’s lovely newest member!
I was recently invited to photograph a super cute little newborn with her family, but her parents were a little worried that their city centre flat would be too small for their photo shoot and that we would need to drag baby out (into the very chilly Manchester late winter). Not at all!
In the flat I had a good look around for suitable spots and (after a bit of fiddling with the blinds!) was able to use the beautiful light coming from the windows to grab varied shots of the whole family.
We were able to get some super sweet portrait shots of baby on her parents bed looking comfy and at ease and could also grab some relaxed pictures of baby feeding, as had been requested by mum.
I could also make sure we got the crucial pictures of tiny toes that just wouldn’t have been possible if we were photographing outside as they’d be bundled up in a baby grow or snowsuit!
Costume changes, nappy changes and feeds were all super easy to do as we were in the family home so it made for a laidback time for the parents, baby, grandma and photographer too!
This family has now moved away from this home, so these images will have extra special meaning..remembering the place where they brought baby home and life changed forever.
So, don’t worry that your home is too small for a newborn photo shoot! It really is the best place to photograph your little one and makes for meaningful, special images that you will cherish for years to come as your family changes.
Want me to capture the magic of your unique family at home with one of my ‘Capture your Clan’ family photoshoots?
Download a family brochure now before you blink and everything changes again: sonyasmithphotography.com/family-brochure/