Meet beautiful - and alert! - baby Leo and his besotted parents, Andrew and Victoria. These newborn and family photos were taken at their family home in Belsize Park, North London on a sunny August morning, 14 days after Leo's arrival. Leo didn't feel like sleeping for the whole of his session (he didn't want to miss anything!), but no matter, he was entirely chilled-out and we created some gorgeous baby portraits of him wide-eyed and looking straight at the camera!
In-home baby photography
I travel to all my newborn clients' homes throughout London for their photoshoots. My clients love that I go to them, especially new parents who might not be up to leaving the house in those very early days! It certainly makes for a much more relaxed session, as well as producing beautiful portraits that reflects the personality of my clients and their family home. For example, it was lovely here to include portraits of Andrew and baby Leo in front of their bookcase full of literature and the simple portrait of mother and baby was taken in a corner of Andrew's home office using soft window light.
Whilst the last thing you might feel like doing is being photographed within a fortnight of giving birth, I love creating portraits of parents with their newborns - there is something particularly magical about the early days especially with first time parents. It's such an incredible record of a fleeting time and - needless to say - the besotted expressions of both Andrew and Victoria are simply beautiful. On a practical note, I suggest soft, simple neutral coloured clothing works really well for these family photographs.
Outdoor baby photography
Andrew and Victoria were lucky enough to have some lovely outdoor space, which we used for some softly-lit portraits of the family in the garden. I couldn't resist turning some of these images into timeless black and white portraits where the focus is entirely on the connection between parents and baby.
North London family photography
This is what Victoria had to say about their portraits: "A massive thank you for the stunning pictures. We couldn't be happier with the images and feel so delighted that we have such a special series of photos capturing Leo's newborn days." If you are interested in your own newborn photoshoot, or family portrait session in North London or further afield, feel free to drop me a line here.