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For many parents, a newborn photoshoot is an important and significant event. The first official photographs of a new baby represent an exciting time in a families life. Whether you’re celebrating bringing home your first child, or presenting a new baby to inquisitive siblings, the emotional significance of such an event is undeniable.

Traditionally newborn photography has been quite a structured affair. Sessions would commonly take place in a formal environment such as a studio. In fact, when many of us imagine what newborn photoshoots entail, we picture babies in baskets with bunny ears or sunflowers. This is not always accurate and not every newborn photographer will work in this way. Which is positive news for many families!

The unnatural environment of a studio and the potential disruption in the first few days of your baby’s life isn’t something that every family wants, or feel equipped to deal with. Therefore, having an alternative makes this precious memento accessible to more families.

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So what are the alternatives if you do not want a traditional Newborn photo shoot in Lincolnshire?

If a traditional newborn photoshoot is not right for you, but you do want professional photographs to mark this significant time in your lives, we can help.

Our approach is far more natural and often takes place in the family home (or a comfortable environment of your choosing.) We take a lifestyle approach to newborn photography. This means no awkward or unnatural poses. No costumes, elaborate outfits or props. The focus for us is documenting your time together as a family. We strive to do this as sympathetically and as authentically as we can. For us that is key. We want your session to be as non invasive as possible with minimal disruption to your day to day activities or routine.

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What does a lifestyle newborn shoot involve?

We would often suggest undertaking normal, everyday activities during the shoot. This help us capture the reality of family life and of your time together in those early days. Every day tasks such as feeding, changing and bathing baby for example. You may wish for me to arrive at breakfast time and document your morning routine, or later in the evening for bath and bed. For some couples having something to “do” provides a welcome distraction from the fact you’re being photographed.

Formal portraits and orchestration are something we focus less on. For this reason we suggest that wherever possible only the newborn and their parent(s) and siblings are present. Extended family photographs are a wonderful thing, but something different to what we offer. In order for things to be as serene and free flowing as possible, numbers should really be kept to a minimum where possible.

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My home is small or unsuitable

One of the concerns that some parents have with regards to lifestyle newborn sessions, is the suitability of their home environment. People worry that their space is too small, not well presented or otherwise unsuitable. In truth, it’s all about the light. As long as you have an area with some natural light, all will be fine. If you have a set of patio doors, a large window or a light room, you will be surprised by that you can achieve. Some parents wish to incorporate specific aspects of their home into the shoot too- such as the nursery or babies room for example. This is perfectly fine also.

If you still aren’t quite sure what relaxed and natural newborn photography looks like, you can find some examples of lifestyle newborn sessions below. And of course, if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to get in touch. [email protected]

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