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Prepping for your Newborn Session | Newborn Photographer Renfrewshire & Glasgow

There are many, many things that you need to remember and consider when you have a newborn baby, its an amazing time, but it can also be stressful. The last thing you need is a complex list of instructions from you photographer, coaching you on how to prepare for your newborn session.

If you google 'Preparing for a newborn photography session' you will find various blog posts on all the do's and dont's for a successful session. It's a minefield, and while it may work well for some, its just not my thing. My prepping instructions are simple;  Come along with baby, at the dedicated time and leave it up to me to capture your baby in images for you to enjoy for a lifetime. 

You see, my style of newborn photography is very, very natural and totally baby led. If your baby is awake on arrival, I will capture that. If your baby is asleep, I will capture that. If your baby needs a feed, no problem. If they cry, no problem. Just come along and leave it up to me to produce images of your baby as they really are.

As your newborn photographer, my role is to capture images that will stir memories and emotions when you look back on them in years to come.

I have years of experience of photographing babies, and besides that I'm a Mum. I had 3 babies in less than 2 years so nothing phases me when it comes to settling newborns. I have a dedicated work flow that means that you will receive a gallery of images unique to your baby.

If you are interested in booking a natural newborn session with me, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. I'll be happy to hear from you.

 

Less is more - Newborn Photographer Glasgow - Baby Photographer Paisley

Newborn photography is so popular now, way more popular than it was when I had my first baby nearly 10 years ago, and so it should be! Your baby (or babies) will be the most precious thing that you ever have, so why wouldn't you want to preserve that time on digital film, to take all those gorgeous newborn memories with you? 

There are many baby photographers in and around Glasgow, so you must be sure that you pick the one that is going to capture your baby in the style that suits you and your family. These photographs will be kept forever, so you know that you are always going to enjoy looking at them and taking pleasure from them for the rest of your life.

For some that will include props and frills and lots of outfit changes, maybe some novelty hats or digital imagery to place your baby in a fantasy scene, and for others less is more. If you are part of the latter crew, then I might just be the photographer for you. My style is simple, baby led and mostly unstaged. I do know how to position your baby for best results, but I will also spend some time photographing them completely naturally, following their lead and their movements, letting them lie just as they choose to. I use minimal props and outfits so that the focus is on the most important part of the image, your baby.

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love looking at the work of more stylised newborn photography and completely appreciate the skill and talent that it takes to create those kind of images,  but its just not my personal taste and not what I would display in my home. For me, less is definitely more.

Clients come to me from all parts of Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Inverclyde and more often than not they will tell me that they picked me for my simple style and that they wanted to have photographs that focussed on their baby. After all, isn't that all that matter now, your beautiful perfect little baby? 

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Martha | Simple Newborn Photographs | Newborn Photographer Renfrewshire

Martha, a tiny little bundle of perfection, who didn't make a peep during her simple newborn photography session. Quite possibly one of my favourite newborn sessions yet, with simple, authentic props and styling and lots of natural newborn perfection. 

I dare you not to feel broody when you feast your eyes on these beautiful shots of this most beautiful little girl.

My booking diary is open for 2018. Please get in touch to arrange your baby photography session.

Much love,

JVP

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Muse.

My girl, my beautiful, beautiful girl.

My Sophie.

My Muse.

Or one of them, at least.

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If I knew then, what I know now. | Paisley Baby Photographer

Then...

Then...

Yesterday my 'babies' turned 7.

If you had told me in the early days that we would be here so quickly, I would never have believed you. If you had told me in the early days, that 7 years would pass in the blink of an eye, I might have done some things a little bit differently.

I might taken more photographs when they were born, or at least, I would have used my real camera rather than the camera on my iPhone that would get lost in Tesco approximately 3 months after their arrival. I would most certainly have backed up the photos on that iPhone (Who knew about iCloud 7 years ago... Not me!) More importantly, I would have printed them all.

If you had told me that their first 6 years would be over in a flash, I would not have cared how I looked after giving birth and I would have begged my husband to take a photo of me holding my two precious darlings in my arms. I would have realised how lucky I was to have not only one, but two beautiful babies and I would have smiled for that photo, fat face and all.

I would have worried less about routine and getting back 'to normal' if I'd known that 7 was just around the corner. I wouldn't have believed that 'I was making a rod for my own back' by cuddling my babies to sleep. Oh no, I would have held them for every second that I could, if I'd known that them being so tiny would be over so soon.

I would have realised that the hell that is colic would be a distant memory in no time at all. And, I would have reminded myself over and over that all I was doing was good enough for them. I would not have made myself feel guilty or like a bad mummy if I laid one down to cry while I tended to the other. 

If I'd known that 7 would come so soon, I would have savoured those quiet moments in the early hours when it was just me and my babies awake. In those times when it felt that the whole world was sleeping except the 3 of us. Just me and my two little angels all swaddled up tight.

I would have made sure to note down their first crawl, first words, first steps. I didn't realise that I would ever forget them, or how much I'd wish that I hadn't.

If you had told me that they'd be turning 7 so quickly, I would have realised that its true what they say; 'The days are long, but the years are very, very short' and all that seems hard at the time, is hard to remember, when your babies are babies no more.

If you had told me in the early days, that the love that I felt for my babies would be nothing compared to the love that I'd feel 7 years on, I would have said you were crazy, how could it ever be possible to love them more? But, of course it is, and I do.

My babies are 7, and I couldn't be prouder of the unbelievably amazing and individual little people that they have become. Happy birthday, my darlings, I cannot believe that you are 7, but I'm excited for whatever 7 has in store. 

 

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