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Discover the Magic of Newborn Photography in London

Welcoming a newborn into your family is a truly magical experience. The joy and purity of those early days are priceless, and freezing those moments through photography allows you to keep them forever. Newborn photography captures the innocence and sheer beauty of newborn babies. Every yawn, delicate wrinkle, and tiny toe is documented, creating timeless treasures for families to cherish for generations to come. Today we will answer some frequently asked questions about newborn photography in London, helping you prepare for a memorable newborn session that showcases your little one's unique personality and beauty.

The art of newborn photography

Newborn photography is an art that requires both technical skill and a deep understanding of newborns. A skilled photographer knows how to create a safe and comfortable environment for your baby, ensuring their well-being throughout the session. They have a keen eye for capturing those heart-melting details, using soft lighting, gentle posing, and creative compositions to highlight the innocence and beauty of your little one.

What is newborn photography?

Newborn photography is a specialised genre that focuses on capturing the delicate features, innocence, and tenderness of newborn babies. It involves capturing beautiful and timeless images of your baby, creating stunning portraits that celebrate this magical stage of life.

When is the best time to schedule a newborn photography session?

The ideal time to schedule a newborn photography session is within the first 14 days of your baby's life. During this period, babies tend to sleep more soundly and are more likely to curl up in adorable poses, allowing us to capture those precious moments. However, we can still capture beautiful images up to four to six weeks of age.

How early should I book a newborn session?

At Studio Milla, we recommend to book your newborn photography session during pregnancy, ideally in the second trimester. This allows you to secure a spot with us. We will pencil your due date in our calendar and will be looking forward to hearing from you when your baby is born. Last-minute bookings may be accommodated depending on our availability.

How long does a newborn photoshoot typically last?

A typical newborn photography session can last around 2 hours, allowing enough time for feeding, soothing, and posing. This duration ensures a relaxed and comfortable environment for both the baby and parents.

Is newborn photography safe or am I putting my baby at risk?

Newborn photography can be safe if certain precautions are taken to ensure the well-being and safety of the baby. Look for an experienced newborn photographer who specialises in working with infants. They should have a good understanding of newborn safety and handling techniques. The photographer should be skilled in posing newborns safely, using appropriate support and never forcing the baby into uncomfortable positions. It's important to prioritise the baby's comfort and safety at all times.

Newborns should ideally be photographed with a parent or guardian nearby. This helps provide reassurance and ensures that the baby is never left unattended. Newborns are delicate and have specific needs, including frequent feeding and sleeping. It's important to limit the duration of the photoshoot and allow for breaks as needed. By working with a professional photographer who prioritises safety and follows best practices, you can significantly reduce any potential risks associated with newborn photography. Don't hesitate to ask questions and discuss safety measures with the photographer before the session to ensure the well-being of your baby.

Do you offer studio or in-home newborn photography in London?

While traditional studio sessions have their charm, there's a growing trend towards booking newborn photoshoots in the comfort of your own home. Having years of experience with both studio and home newborn photoshoots, we recommend home session due to the familiarity and comfort it provides. Newborns require a lot of care and attention and traveling to a studio can be a hassle for both parents and the baby. By having a professional photographer come to your home, you eliminate the need for packing up all the essentials and worrying about the unpredictable elements outside. You and your baby can relax in a comfortable and familiar environment, creating a calm and soothing atmosphere for the photoshoot. Read more about newborn session at home in our special guide: Home Newborn Photoshoot

What should my newborn wear for their session?

For newborns, simplicity is key. It's best to dress your baby in loose-fitting clothing that is easy to remove without disturbing their sleep. Most newborn sessions involve capturing your baby in their natural state, so minimal clothing or cute swaddles are often preferred. We will guide you on suitable wardrobe options and props. Please note we do not provide any props or outfits for the baby.

Can siblings and parents be included in the newborn photoshoot?

Absolutely! Including parents and siblings in the newborn photoshoot is a wonderful way to capture the love and connection within your family. These images create precious memories and tell a beautiful story. Discuss your preferences with us to ensure the session accommodates your family's desires.

What is your approach to newborn safety during the session?

The safety of your newborn is a top priority for us. We are experienced and trained to handle newborns with care and follow strict safety protocols. We will ensure that poses used are safe and comfortable for the baby, and we will never compromise the well-being of the baby for a photograph.

What happens if my baby is uncooperative or doesn't settle during the session?

Babies can be unpredictable and we understand this. If your baby is uncooperative or doesn't settle during the session, we will adapt and work with their cues. We will have the experience and patience to capture beautiful images regardless of the baby's mood.

Do you offer any discounts or packages for multiple sessions like maternity+ newborn?

Yes, we do. We created Bump to Baby Photoshoot Package for those clients who would like to book two separate sessions with us: maternity and newborn session. Check the offer and find out more: BUMP TO BABY PHOTOSHOOT

Are there any specific preparations I need to make before the session?

To prepare your newborn for their photography session, it's essential to follow a few simple steps. Keep your baby well-rested and ensure they have a full belly before the session to increase the likelihood of a calm and sleepy atmosphere. Dress your baby in loose-fitting clothing to avoid marks on their delicate skin. Lastly, prepare any special props you would like to incorporate, such as a cherished blanket or family heirloom. We will provide you with some instructions on how to prepare for your newborn session at home.

Do you offer digital files or prints for the final photos?

At Studio Milla, we offer stunning handcrafted albums, fine art prints, wall art collection ( framed prints) and digital images. Check what we offer here: PRICES & PRODUCTS

Discover Newborn Photography in London with Studio Milla

Newborn photography is a cherished opportunity to capture the fleeting moments of your baby's early days. By understanding the process, preparing your newborn appropriately and communicating your desires, you can ensure a seamless and memorable experience. With our expertise at Studio Milla, you will get beautiful images to treasure forever, preserving the innocence and joy of your little one in stunning detail.

Book your home newborn photoshoot with Studio Milla today and let us transform your precious moments into extraordinary memories. Contact us now to secure your spot and experience the magic of relaxed newborn photography in London.

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