Poppy's Newborn Photo Shoot | Hemel Hempstead

Little Poppy came from Berkhamsted for her newborn shoot when she was 10 days old.

And when I say little, I really mean it.  She was born at Luton & Dunstable Hospital at 35 weeks and weighed just 5.5lb. 

She was the perfect little sleeper but my goodness did she like a good wriggle!  I would get her into position, let her get comfy, and then we were good to go....until she decided it was time to wriggle again!

I kept the background blankets nice and neutral while adding pops of colour from wraps and blankets and included a few hats and headbands to get a good variety of images for Poppy's mum to choose from. 

 newborn girl laying sleeping on her back wrapped in a pink wrap on a cream blanket.  'hello little one' written in text on the image

Aren't her cheeks just to die for?!

 newborn girl laying asleep on her side cuddling a toy dog.
 newborn girl laying asleep on a cream blanket on her tummy.

Most of my hats and headbands swamped her!  Nothing that a little big of tucking couldn't hide!

 newborn girl laying asleep on her tummy wearing a knitted hat with bear ears.
 Newborn girl laying with her head on her hands covered in a white blanket and wearing a white flower headband

Poppy was very helpful in being the first newborn to model this beautiful new bonnet.  It even fitted!

 newborn girl asleep under a cream blanket wearing a cream bonnet
 newborn girl laying curled up on her back on a fluffy blanket in black and white

Nothing shows just how tiny a baby is like when you place them in their parent's hands.  Even in the short time since her newborn shoot I can guarantee she won't fit like this anymore. 

 newborn girl laying curled up in her mums hands in black and white

 
Those little things?
Those little moments?
They aren’t little.
— John Kabat-Zinn
 

 close up detail photos of a newborn baby girls details - including lips, rolls, ear, hand and nose

Poppy was a little star of a model and I hope I get to photograph those gorgeous cheeks again in the future!


 
 newborn girl laying on her back covered in a cream blanket and wearing a cream bonnet