This pair of first-time parents were just bursting with pride at the newest addition to their little family, baby Elliott, who was so keen to meet his mum and dad that he turned up almost three weeks early.
And what an utter bundle of gorgeousness he was! At just eight days old, it was the perfect time to capture those little creases, folds and details which only last for the first few weeks.
My aim on a newborn photoshoot is to capture that magical atmosphere when a new baby has just recently arrived home – there’s nothing like it. Rather than having photographs in a studio with standard props, I always make sure the photographs include interactions between baby and their parents and other family. Their photographs can capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments when this precious new person has just entered the world.
It also means that we can incorporate personal items, like this stunning quilt which was sewn by Kirstie’s grandmother for her own birth. It’s such a beautiful thought that her would-be great grandson is now snuggling there.
Thank you Kirstie and Tony for inviting me to capture your beautiful new arrival.