Photographing newborn babies is one of my very favourite parts of my job, what is there not to love about spending a few hours with a gorgeous snuggly, brand new baby? I've been offering newborn photography for over 5 years now and it just never gets tiresome. Capturing those first few special weeks in a child's life is a joy and a privilege that I never take for granted.
As a mum of 3 myself, I completely understand the utter adoration that you feel for your new child, I remember well, those moments when I would just stare and stare at my little baby, lost in the utter disbelief that I had made something, someone as perfect as this. If you are anything like me, you are probably snapping away all day, every day on your smart phone or tablet, uploading your shots to Facebook or Instagram and promising yourself that you'll get those shots printed as soon as you find a spare 5 minutes, but if you're anything like me, this spare 5 minuted never come. You're tired, you're trying to figure out a sleep schedule and a feeding schedule. You're trying to figure out when you'll get washed, or eat, or make it out the front door, the last thing you're doing is trying to figure out when to print the 500 photographs that you've taken each day. Don't get me wrong, I truly believe that all parents should have a point and shoot camera to capture moments as they happen, but you can't beat the beauty of professionally shot images taken by a specialist newborn photographer.
Newborn photography is not something that just anybody can do. A reputable newborn photographer will be highly experienced in handling babies and will have the safety of your precious bundle at the forefront of their mind. Posing and photographing babies is something that requires, knowledge, experience and lots of lots of patience, I can assure you that I have all 3 in abundance... Having 3 babies in 2 years will do that to a girl! ;)
The environment is also very important. The majority of my newborn photography takes place in my dedicated space in The Cargill Centre in Kilmacolm. The room is simple and small, but is perfect for a new baby photo shoot. Because the space is compact, I am able to heat it and make it super comfortable for your new baby who loves to be warm, its not so comfortable for adults at times though, so I always advise that parents dress in layers that can be removed. This calm, stress free environment is perfect for capturing the newborn photographs that we all love.
Photographic Prints and Wall Art
Your newborn photo shoot with JVP is not just about your time in the studio. All of my packages include both printed and digital products, so you are guaranteed to have tangible products after your time spent with me. Of course you will print your own snaps along the way, but there is nothing to rival a professional photograph taken by someone who understands lighting, posing and styling. These are the images that will fill your walls and be passed down from generation to generation.
By coming along to a professional photographer for your newborn shoot, you can ensure that all members of your family are together in at least one shot. You will hear me going on and on about the importance of existing in photographs for our children and our children's children, thats not going to happen if you are always the one snapping away with your smart phone. I've lost count of the amount of times that new Mums have thanked me for encouraging them to be present in photos with their babies, its such a special time in your life and believe when I say that in years to come, you will cherish these photographs. I know how it feels for them not to exist, I don't have one single photograph with me and my baby twins together, I would give anything to be albe to turn back time.