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Natural Newborn Photography | Newborn baby Photographer, Glasgow

I'm not going to lie, when I first made the switch from styled newborn photography to baby led newborn photography, I was a little bit nervous.

How would I fill a gallery with no props for variation? How would I deliver the 25 images that I promise from a newborn shoot, if all I was photographing was a baby with nothing else to jazz up the session?

How silly of me, those nerves were completely pointless. You see, I really struggle to keep my session images to 25, infact for the most part, clients will walk away with many more images than that.

And it's all because your baby is amazing, so different and unique. Full of little traits that no other baby has. So by following their lead in a session, the possibilities are endless and you'll be left with images of your baby, exactly as you'll want to remember them.

Its best to photograph newborns in the first 14-21 days post birth, however my more relaxed style of photography means that this is not an absolute requirement.

All sessions take place in my cosy home studio in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire. A newborn session will last approximatley 1.5-2.5 hours.

Its best to book well in advance as newborn spaces are limited. I only photograph a set number of newborns per month and book out space in my diary to accomodate early and late arrivals. However, I will on occasion have some last minute availability.

Please give me a shout if you’d like to chat about a session.

Much love,

JVP. x

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Most Popular Baby Names 2018 | Newborn Photographer | Glasgow

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If you’re due a new baby sometime soon I’m pretty sure there will be many things running through your mind, not least the all important task of naming your new love.

Naming your baby is one of the most important jobs you’ll have as a new parent, the name you choose will most likely be with them for life and that can be a pretty overwhelming thought. However, choosing names can be so much fun, and if you’re anything like me, you were probably thinking about all the possibilites while the lines were still developing on your test… Believe me when I say that my list was long, very, very loooong! :)

According to the National Records of Scotland, Jack was the top name for baby boys in 2018, holding the top spot for the eleventh consecutive year, while Olivia was the first choice for girls for the third year running.

TOP BOYS NAMES 2018 - NATIONAL REGISTER OF SCOTLAND

  1. JACK

  2. JAMES

  3. OLIVER

  4. LOGAN

  5. LEWIS

  6. LEO

  7. ALEXANDER

  8. HARRIS

  9. RORY

  10. NOAH

  11. LUCAS

  12. HARRY

  13. CHARLIE

  14. THOMAS

  15. JACOB

  16. ALFIE

  17. ARCHIE

  18. FINALY

  19. MAX

  20. FINN

TOP GIRLS NAMES 2018 - NATIONAL REGISTER OF SCOTLAND

  1. OLIVIA

  2. EMILY

  3. ISLA

  4. SOPHIE

  5. AMELIA

  6. ELLA

  7. AVA

  8. GRACE

  9. ARIA

  10. JESSICA

  11. CHARLOTTE

  12. SOPHIA

  13. LILY

  14. LUCY

  15. FREYA

  16. EVIE

  17. HARPER

  18. ELLIE

  19. ELIDTH

  20. MIA

How does your list compare to the most popular choices from last year? Only one of my three childrens names features on the list, Sophie at number four. The other two, Daniel and Ana, haven’t made the cut!

So, good luck on making your decisions and remember to enjoy the process because naming your baby is fun, fun, fun!

Happy list making!

Much love,

JVP

Favourite Image - December 2018 | Baby Photographer Glasgow

Sometimes, I take an image that really makes me feel something, for some reason or another it moves me. This is one of those images. I’ve looked at it so many times and I love it more each time. I can’t put my finger on exactly why I love it so much, but that wee hand hold between Father and Son has definitely got something to do with it. ❤️

I’m so glad that I was able to capture the moment for this new Father now and for this new baby to enjoy in years to come. ❤️

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Simply Baby Sessions | Newborn and Baby Photographer Glasgow

I’m so excited to introduce my new ‘Simply Baby’ Mini Sessions for Newborns due in December 2018 onwards.

These sessions are geared towards those of you who want to document your newborn but don’t have a need for lots of images. ‘Simply Baby’ sessions are all about your newborn. There are no parent or sibling images included and the shoot is very simple, focussing on just your baby in a simple white vest, there are no wrapped, posed or styled images included.

The sessions are much shorter than usual newborn sessions as there is no need for your baby to be asleep for the shots, so you will only need to be with me for 45minutes to an hour.

You will recieve 10 digital images from your session, with full printing rights to reproduce the images as you wish for an all inclusive price of £195.

These sessions are perfect for brand newborns and older babies too, so please fell free to get in touch if you have missed the newborn stage.

I’ll look forward to hearing from you.

Much love,

JVP

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How much does Newborn Photography Cost? | Baby photos Glasgow

If you are reading this blog, I'm guessing that you are either expecting or have just had a new baby. You've decided that you'd love some beautiful newborn photographs to document your new bundle, but you just don't have any clue on how much you'll be expected to pay. So, let me do my best to address this question for you.

The simple answer is that Newborn Photography pricing varies massively across the industry for a number of reasons, such as the photographers style, experience and skill level. The amount of time that your newborn session will take to shoot, edit and present and of course, the amount and quality of products that will be included in your package.

So, where do I lie in the market and what does a newborn photography session cost with me?

Well, the answer is that I am not the cheapest photographer in the market, so if you are shopping on price alone, I may not be the right fit for you. However, I am skilled and experienced and very capable of producing beautiful images that will stand the test of time. So, although I am not the most expensive photographer, my services do come at a price. However , I am aware that budgets vary, so I have tried to keep this in mind by offering Collections to suit different needs.

A simple newborn session with me starts at £275 which includes your session, production of the images and your choice of 10 favourites which are sent to you via digital download to be reproduced as you wish. 

For those of you who want more images but dont want prints, there is a Collection of all images for £350. 

My most popular Newborn Photography Collection is priced at £395, which includes your 2-3 hour session in my cosy home studio, all of your Digital Images (Approx 40) a Luxury Memory Box of every image, professionally printed to ensure that they last a lifetime and beyond and a bundle of 5 Fine Art Prints that are mounted and ready to be placed in frames.

High quality Newborn Baby Photography is a luxury, however its an investment that lasts a lifetime, so be sure to pick wisely when your time comes. Cheap is not always the best option.

Full pricing for sessions can be viewed here on my website. Please have a look and be sure to get in touch if you have any questions or want to book your session.

 

Much love,

JV10

 

 

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Family as Art | Custom Framing | Newborn Photographer Glasgow

Digital images are hugely important to many of my clients, I get that! We live in the digital age where images are shared across various forms of Social Media, multiple times per day. I include digital files with all my packages as standard, however I really can't stress enough how important it is to print your images for prosperity.

I offer custom framing and many of my clients choose to have their favourite image printed and framed by me, this makes my heart happy. You see, there are many, many different forms of printing available in the market place today and many of them are really sub standard. High street printing facilities might be quick and cheap, but cheap isn't always good. Colours can be off, clarity is non existent, theres no depth or shadow... All the things that make a good picture good. Cheap printing can ruin a beautiful image and make it just not beautiful anymore.

Professionally taken photographs, should be professionally printed. You wont regret it.

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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.

 

Pippa | Session Sneak Peak | Newborn Photographer Glasgow | Baby Photographer Renfrewshire

As time passes, its so easy to forget how absolutely tiny our little babies are when they arrive into this world. Everything changes so quickly, so before you know it this tiny brand new stage is over. So, for me, scale is very important in new-born photographs. I always try to incorporate poses or frames that best display how small a newborn is.

The moment I saw Pippa I knew that I had to highlight how tiny and petite she is. So here we are, Pippa, 5 little pounds of pretty perfection, all wrapped up safely in her Daddy's hands. 

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Eva | Session Sneak Peek | Glasgow Baby Photographer

"All that we are, and all that we hope to be, we owe to our loving families" ❤️

Eva, cradled by hands that will love, nurture, feed and cuddle her. 
Hands that she will hold when she feels unsure.
Hands that will tickle her and make her laugh. 
Hands that will stroke and soothe her and wipe away her tears. 

The hands of her Mama and her Gran. 

Three generations of love. 

I am now taking bookings for babies due in April 2018 onwards. If you are in Glasgow or surrounding areas and looking for a newborn photographer for your baby photographs, please get in touch. 

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