Remember my old friends bump shoot from a couple of months ago? You know, the incredibly cute one with the little boy holding his tummy to his mummy's baby bump?
Well just after Christmas I got to go and welcome baby Lucas into the world!
My sat nav is apparently not such a fan of Milton Keynes (or I'm starting to think directing as a whole) because I must have done about 3 laps of the midlands before I got there.
As soon as I walked in the door I was treated to some lovely cuddles and then it was time to work!
I set up my beanbag & blankets in their kitchen because their patio doors gave me the best light.
Newborn shoots usually take play within the first 5 - 10 days after a baby is born while they are still super sleepy and foldable. Every now and then a baby may have to stay in hospital for a bit longer or life just gets a bit hectic for the family (in this case Christmas!) and the shoot is pushed back a little.
Lucas was about 3 weeks old when I did his shoot, which meant he was past the newborn sleepy & foldable stage and was a bit more aware of his surroundings. All this means is that I approach the shoot a little differently, taking more relaxed rather than posed photos.
I started with him fully dressed and then slowly stripped him down adding hats and blankets along the way to get a variety of shots. I then took some photos with his proud big brother Jack and some family shots to finish shoot.
Hopefully I'll get to go back and take some more photos of Lucas as he grows when I go and visit his mummy and daddy in the future :)