I have now photographed this family three times and I love watching their family grow. This was the second newborn photography session that they have booked with me in their home on Sydney’s North Shore.
This family are originally from South America and are bringing up their children as bilingual so they spoke mostly Spanish during the session, which I must admit I love listening to.
Do you know what is so great about having your newborn photoshoot at home? It is that you can be a lot more relaxed about what happens such as toddler meltdowns, clothes getting dirty, baby not sleeping or needing a feed etc. All of the above happened at this newborn photography session. It actually meant that we got the REAL story of their life at that special time and show what happened when a new baby joined their family. Those moments that they will look back on and smile when look through the photos in the future.
My personal favourite photos from a baby photoshoot are of the baby feeding because it is often a quiet moment between baby and mum that result in beautiful and intimate images. Tiny fingers curled around your hand, those snorts, grunts and sighs that babies make when they feed, falling asleep mid feed and of course the eye contact between baby and mum. It is also a great opportunity for me to grab those detailed shots of ears, fingers and baby’s hair.
After mum had fed the baby, his big brother (who is only two) joined us and he watched her change the baby’s nappy and clothes. He showed me his baby brother’s toes and nose and he was fascinated by how tiny he was. We took this opportunity to get some photos of them together on the bed, as with toddlers, you have to act quickly so they stay engaged. I put the whole family on the bed, asked them to snuggle and play together and try to forget I was there while I photographed them.
Baby photoshoots are meant to be fun! if you want to book your own newborn lifestyle session with me please get in touch. Enjoy the photos from Juan-Luis' session below.