Why book a Newborn Photoshoot

Why book a Newborn Photoshoot

Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Photographer

Why book a Newborn Photoshoot

24th January 2018

Are your pregnant or have a new little addition to your family? Many congratulations on your little miracle. Newborns grow and change at an alarming rate and before you know it your beautiful baby has become a smelly, moody, teenager. My own little miracle celebrates her 10th Birthday next week and it’s hard to remember those tiny toes and fingers. I didn’t know about specialist Newborn Photography back then but I am so thankful for the wonderful baby photos I have of my tiny baby girl.

Whist your newborn is still tiny you will be so wrapped up in the whirlwind of those early days, running on adrenaline, sleep deprived, with a constant stream of visitors. It is so easy for your little one to change and you not notice until it’s too late and your newborn has become more alert and that sleepy curled up baby has gone forever. If you make time for one thing I would strongly recommend looking at baby photographers in Lincolnshire and book when you are around 20 weeks pregnant to ensure you secure a space.

Look for baby photographers who are specially trained.

Some of the poses you see in the beautiful images we all coo over requires specialist skills to ensure that your precious baby remains safe at all times, so please research your choices carefully. You might choose a mobile photographer so you can remain in the comfort of your home or prefer a photography studio where a range of props and backdrops are available for you to choose from. Maybe you want more lifestyle photography type images where baby is captured during natural interaction with you or you love the wonderful posed images that capture sleepy babies all curled up. Whatever your preference there is a newborn photographer nearby that will be perfect for you.

My personal photography style has developed over the last few years and my baby photoshoots include a range of natural and posed images capturing your newborn both awake and asleep, using a range of props and blankets to compliment your home. My service incorporates discussions with you to ensure that the images captured suit your family and personal style. My garden photography studio near Spalding is easily accessible from Peterborough, Boston and Kings Lynn and is ideal to allow you to relax and enjoy your newborn photography experience in comfort whilst I work my magic.

I hope my post on baby photographers near Peterborough has been useful. If you have any questions or would love to chat about booking your baby session with me. Contact me today.

I look forward to welcoming you soon.

Marie

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Newborn Sessions start from just £79 and can be reserved anytime from your 20 week scan.

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    Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

    Purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

    Address

    Whaplode
    Spalding
    Lincolnshire
    United Kingdom

    Telephone

    07545 778016

    Lincolnshire Photography Studio 2017 review

    Lincolnshire Photography Studio 2017 review

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    2017 in review

    1st January 2018

    Well what an amazing year I have had at Slice of Life Photography. A record number of clients have stepped through the doors, I have relocated the studio close to Spalding in Lincolnshire and I continue to love every minute of what I do. Not every session has been easy, there have challenges along the way. Children who don’t want to co-operate, babies suffering colic or that don’t want to sleep, rain and freezing temperatures to battle on wedding days, but the end result has always been worth the persistence and determination. I absolutely love creating beautiful newborn photos for you to treasure, capturing you little ones birthday with a cake smash photoshoot and transforming your little ones into timeless fairies and elves. Here are the highlights from the most amazing year to date.

    Newborn Photography

    I have had the pleasure of recording the arrival of 54 newborn babies this year. Capturing their early days with timeless beautiful baby photos in my Lincolnshire Photography studio. Some babies have slept through their newborn photoshoot and others have watched me intently and been far too interested in what I’ve been doing to close their eyes, but each and every one has been a wonderful precious gift and a delight to photograph.

    Little Sitters

    A few of my newborns have returned for the little sitter part of their Milestones Photography package and other Little sitters have visited for the first time. I love to capture sitting babies as it is a great opportunity to capture their emerging personalities as they start to see the world for a different vantage point.

     Little sitters at Slice of Life photography, Watch Me grow Photography packages, Boston Photographer

    Cake Smash Photoshoots

    Cake smash photoshoots are a great way to record your baby turning one. As well as 16 1st birthdays this year, I have also captured my first 2nd birthday and mustn’t forget capturing my own cheeky 11 year old as well. A fun photoshoot for any age.

    Slice of Life Photography - 11th Birthday cake smash pastel unicorn themed by Slice of Life Photography, Boston Photography Studio

    Bluebell Mini Photoshoots

    The Spring time is one of my favourite times of year to get outside and create some wonderful family memories during location photoshoots. This year 11 families joined me for sessions in the wonderful Bluebell wonderlands. The beautiful purple flowers making a wonderful setting for outdoor photography sessions and mark the start of spring for me.

    Slice of Life Photography - Collage of Bluebell Photoshoots, Location Photography by Lincolnshire Photographer Slice of Life Photography

    Family Photoshoots

    I have seen a rise in families visiting this year with 12 families joining me either in the studio or on location for an outdoor family photoshoot. It is lovely to be able to capture the whole family together; it’s so important to have pictures with Mummy and Daddy in too.

    Maternity Photography

    Bump Photoshoots are so precious. An opportunity to document your pregnancy and the life growing inside of you. 6 Mummyies have stepped into the studio to document their amazing bodies this year, all glowing in the beauty of pregnancy.

    Fairy Photography

    This year has seen my Fairy Photography grow massively, with the introduction of Elves and Fairy outfits for Mummies.   Fairy Photoshoots are held on limited dates throughout the year and every date sold out during 2017!  2018 fairy dates are already booking up and I cannot wait to create more magical Fine Art Fairy Portraits for you all.

    Pet Photography

    Pet Photography is an area I hope to expand during 2018.  Capturing our 4 legged family members is so important.  As I write this I am preparing to let my own fur baby go to sleep forever and it breaks my heart that she will no longer be here to greet you all, but I take comfort in the many amazing portraits I have of her.  Riley is the 1 fur baby that visited in 2017 and he was a dream to photograph.  Watch this space for details of Pet Portrait Days coming in 2018.

    Slice of Life Photography - Sweet portrait of a dog by Slice of Life Photography, Pet Photographer Spalding

    Christmas Photoshoots

    Christmas is such a fun magical time and it is lovely to document the magic through photography. Many clients chose to document their little ones every Christmas as it is a great gift to share with family and document how they have grown each year.

     Christmas photos by Slice of Life Photography, Boston Photographer

    Engagement and Wedding Photography

    My 2017 journey in wedding photography will follow in a separate article, after I have completed the final 2017 wedding collection.  Just one couple chose to include a pre-wedding engagement shoot in their wedding package this year and together we chose to take advantage of the beautiful Bluebells to document this.  I hope that more couples will add an engagement photoshoot to their wedding packages during the 2018 and 2019 wedding seasons.  It is so wonderful to capture couples so much in love and allows us to work together ahead of the pressures of a busy wedding day.

    Slice of Life Photography - Engagement Photo in Bluebell woodlands but Slice of Life Photography, Spalding Wedding Photographer

    Finally I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy new year and  to thank each and everyone of  you for the 134 sessions, 5 weddings, 1 prom and one Charity Ball that I have had the privilege of documenting throughout 2017.  Here is to an amazing 2018 x

     

     

    Marie

    Keywords: baby photography, cake smash photoshoot’, fairy photography, newborn photography, wedding photography

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      Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

      Purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

      Address

      Whaplode
      Spalding
      Lincolnshire
      United Kingdom

      Telephone

      07545 778016

      Top tips for your Newborn Photoshoot

      Top tips for your Newborn Photoshoot

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      Top tips for your Newborn Photoshoot

      18th October 2017

      Slice of Life Photography - baby on bum up pose on curved stool by Slice of Life Photography, specialist newborn photographer Holbeach

      Congratulations on booking your newborn photoshoot with Slice of Life Photography. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and capturing some precious timeless baby photos for you and your family to treasure. In order to ensure your newborn photography session runs as smoothly as possible here are some top tips to help you prepare for your baby’s photoshoot.

      Keep me informed

      Please let me know as soon as possible after baby has arrived so that we can confirm a date for your newborn photoshoot. Baby Photography Sessions are best carried out within the first 14 days.  After 2 weeks they start to stretch out and stay awake for longer periods so it is more difficult to encourage the deep sleep required to capture the curled up poses you will have seen on my website.

      Slice of Life Photography - Sleeping baby girl holding a rose by Baby Photographer near Kings Lynn

      Feeding

      A well-fed baby is a happy baby.  With this in mind, I ask that you come prepared to feed baby on arrival and top up on demand throughout the newborn photoshoot.  Having a full belly will help your baby fall into a nice deep sleep, you will hear me refer to this as being milk drunk, and a nice deep sleep means the session will progress quicker and more calmly for baby.

      Sleep

      Although it is possible to create some beautiful images while your baby is awake and alert, the styled curled up posed images displayed throughout my website require baby to be sound asleep.   In order to facilitate this, I ask that where possible please try to keep your baby awake in the couple of hours leading up to the session.

      Slice of Life Photography - black and white newborn baby image by slice of life photography, spalding photography studio

      Clothing

      Babies are unable to regulate their own body temperature and they will be naked or lightly clothed for the majority of their baby photoshoot so the studio will be very warm during the session.   If you’re not sweating it probably isn’t warm enough for baby, so come prepared with layered clothing so you can remove layers and cool off.  It is also sensible to bring a change of clothing as we all know accidents happen and I’d hate for you to have to travel home in yellow poop stained clothing.

       

      Plain, neutral clothing works well for family photos so please consider this when choosing your outfit. You may find my blog post on What to wear for your photoshoot a useful point of reference.  Please bring baby in loose fitting, easy to remove clothing, this will achieve two things.  Firstly, it will reduce the chances of seam, elastic marks on babies skin and secondly if baby arrives at the studio fast asleep the session will be able to get underway without waking baby.  If baby arrives in clothes that are fiddly to remove the chance of waking them whilst undressing them are much higher.

      Slice of Life Photography - big sister, pushing newborn girl in victorian pram by Slice of Life Photography, Stamford Photographer

      Duration

      Newborn photoshoots last on average of 3 hours but be prepared to be here up to 4 hours.  With this in mind I try to schedule sessions to start at around 10am.  Be sure to have a filling breakfast and bring snacks with you.  Bottled water will be available at the photography studio.

      What about big brother or sister?

      Newborn photography sessions can include family photos if desired, however as already mention the studio gets very warm and sessions are long. With this in mind I don’t recommend that siblings remain for the whole session. We will discuss if family photos are completed at the beginning or the end of the session and siblings can join us for the first or last hour to allow them to be included.

      Beautiful mummy and baby parent photograph by Slice of Life Photography, specialist newborn photographer, Lincoln

      Bring a Dummy!

      I understand that many Mums try to avoid using a dummy, especially if you are trying to establish a positive breastfeeding routine.  However, please consider bringing a dummy to the session, even if it is the only time it is used.  Having a dummy to hand can help to settle baby into poses quicker and more calmly, making the newborn photoshoot a more relaxed enjoyable session for everyone.

      Research

      When you arrive at my Spalding Photography studio I will chat with you about your baby, your delivery experience and what you would like from your newborn photoshoot.  It is helpful to think about this ahead of time. Do you have any colours or props in mind?  Feel free to browse the images on my website and make a note of any images that you particularly like.  Sessions are very much led by how baby responds to posing and although not every baby will be happy to be posed in certain ways I will always try to accommodate any special requests.

      Slice of Life Photography - baby in dads arms black and white image, newborn photo studio Stamford

      Relax

      During your newborn photography session I will take the lead and provide baby with much of the required care. This helps to keep baby calm and reduces the risk of baby becoming distracted by the smell of Mum’s milk. There will be times throughout the session I will call on Mum or Dad to assist as a spotter to help ensure baby is safe at all times, however the rest of the time you will be able to sit back, enjoy a little down time and relax.

      Slice of Life Photography - baby girl with purple flower garland, Spalding based photographers

      If you have any questions ahead of your newborn photography session, please don’t hesitate to drop me a message or give me a call and I’ll be happy to help. I look forward to welcoming you and your new baby soon.

      Marie

      Keywords: advice for mums, baby photography, newborn photography, spalding photographer, spalding photography studio

      Reserve your Newborn Photography Session

      Newborn Sessions start from just £79 and can be reserved anytime from your 20 week scan.

      To secure your due date please book via the form below.

      8 + 12 =

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        Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

        Purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

        Address

        Whaplode
        Spalding
        Lincolnshire
        United Kingdom

        Telephone

        07545 778016

        What to wear for your Photoshoot

        What to wear for your Photoshoot

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        What to wear for your Photoshoot

        Studio Photoshoot – Clothing Ideas

        18th October 2017

        Many factors are important when creating the perfect photograph. Lighting, posing, facial expressions and clothing all play an important part. If one element is off balance the result can be that the final image doesn’t look right. Your photographer will work with you to ensure that most of these factors are set to create the perfect family portrait, however clothing is something you will need to consider in advance of your photoshoot. Whether it is a family portrait, photos of the children or a maternity photoshoot what you wear is an important factor, so below are some top tips from me to help you plan your outfits.

        Slice of Life Photography - Beach sunset photoshoot with sisters, Stamford Photographer
        1. Co-ordinate Outfits

        It is important to ensure that what each person participating in the photoshoot blends together well.  This doesn’t mean everyone should wear exactly the same colours and tones but it does mean that you should complement one another.

        1. Simplicity is best

        Photographers want to emphasis your faces and emotion and wearing plain clothing helps to avoid distractions within the photographs.Logo’s and patterns can draw attention away from you and your family.

        Slice of Life Photography - Sweet little boy sitting on log, Lincoln photographer

        3. Be Timeless

        Try to avoid wearing clothing that represents the latest fashion. Timeless clothing such as jeans, or a classic style will still look good displayed in your home in years to come.

        4. Dress for the time of year

        This is particularly important if you have opted for an outdoor photoshoot. You want your images to make sense so consider where you are having your photos taken and dress appropriately for the location and time of year.

        Slice of Life Photography - outdoor photoshoot in hay bales, Boston Photographer

        5. Use accessories to show your personalities

        It is important that the portraits created show your personalities and style, so use simple accessories to do this without over powering the finished look. A pretty hair bow, soft scarf or funky shoes can all bring out your personality without distracting from the co-ordinated look.

        Slice of Life Photography - Beautiful mummy to be, maternity photographer Peterborough

        Fine art portrait Spalding photographer6. Wear layers and textures

        Wearing textures and layers can add depth and interest to a photograph whilst maintaining the co-ordinated colours. Linen, Lace, and cord can complement one another whilst helping to separate individuals.

        7. Shoes matter

        Don’t forget to think about your footwear. If you are in the studio it maybe that your photographer will ask you to go barefoot but for outdoor photoshoots your footwear can make or break an outfit.

        Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Portrait Spalding Photographer

        8. Be comfortable

        This is especially important for young children. You don’t want them in an outfit that they don’t like or find irritating. The likely outcome is they will be fidgety and tugging at their clothes during their photoshoot.

        9. Don’t forget hair and make-up

        Your make-up should be subtle and natural and compliment your chosen clothing. It is important that your hairstyle is representative of you, but it is also helpful to try and avoid your hair falling across your face to avoid distracting shadows and hair falling into the eyes.

        Slice of Life Photography - Fine Art Portrait of 2 Brothers, Boston photographer

        10. Consider your home decor

        This may sound like a strange thing to consider but you want your pictures to compliment your home, particularly if you are planning on displaying a wonderful piece of large wall art.

        I hope that you have found this helpful in planning the perfect outfit for your photoshoot. Your photographer will be the perfect person to chat to about styling ideas if you want further advice. At my photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire I have a range of outfits for many photo shoot styles so it is always worth asking as it maybe that outfits can be provided for all or some members of the family.

        Marie

        Keywords: children’s photography’, ‘photoshoot advise, family photography, kids photography, what to wear”

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          Slice of Life Photography

          Specialising in Newborn Baby Photos, Wedding Photography and creating stunning Fine Art Fairy Photographs

          Purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn

          Address

          Whaplode
          Spalding
          Lincolnshire
          United Kingdom

          Telephone

          07545 778016