Newborn photo shoot: Olivia


Olivia's mum and dad were my final outdoor bump shoot of last year.  We braved the November weather and were treated to some beautiful low winter sun and late autumn colours at Stanborough Park. 

A few weeks later I got to go back for the second part of their Bump & Newborn package, this time tucked up nice and warm at their house. 

I set up in their spare room, which had lovely large windows that let in lots of light.  The sun was a little strong at times but there are always little tricks to be done - in this case I hung some lace over the window, which softened it nicely. 

We started with her in a little pink dress that her mum had picked out and then moved on to some baby grow and nappy shots. 

Although she was awake for most of the shoot, she was very calm which meant she was perfect to wrap.  I used a white cheesecloth wrap, which is nice and simple but still has a lovely texture to it. 

I took the obligatory feet shot (who doesn't love baby feet!) and then as she drifted off to sleep I used a family heirloom blanket to get her nice and snuggled. 

Olivia is a gorgeous little girl and I hope I get to go back and photograph her again as she grows :)