I spend most of my time working as a wedding photographer, travelling all over the UK. But as many wedding photographers find, weddings seem to go through patches where you have loads together, then nothing for a few weeks or sometimes months. Usually in these quieter periods I get enquiries for Lifestyle family shoots and newborn sessions and I love it! It’s such a refreshing change. I am still doing what I love, but mixing it up a bit.
My usual style for a lifestyle shoot is to take kids to a park and let them run around, laugh, and play. But obviously with a newborn session, taking the photographs outside won’t work when it’s cold. So I have a little mobile studio that I can use, when natural light isn’t quite at its best. Enter this gorgeous little girl. Normally newborns sleep. A lot. But this baby girl decided that during her photo shoot she would try and keep her eyes open (albeit sleepily) to watch and see what I was up to. I think you’d call it being nosey!
It was a true pleasure capturing such a precious stage of her life. Here are a few of my favourite black and white photographs from her shoot, enjoy!
Asleep at last!