A few weeks ago I travelled to Spence's house in Hitchin for his Newborn Photo Shoot.
His mum had a C-section and was unable to travel to me so I hopped in my car and went to them instead.
When I arrived, the house was nice and warm and ready for me to set up in their living room.
People always worry that their houses won't be big enough when I travel, but usually any living room space is fine. I may have to move a table or close a curtain but I'm pretty adaptable.
And so my run of beautifully sleeping babies continues!
I know I've been saying this a lot about newborn's recently but Spence really did sleep like a little star. From beginning to end he was happy for me to gently position him, only giving a few little wriggles and pulling a few funny faces along the way.
When I first lay a newborn down, I let them get comfy and take pictures just as they are. Not only are these moments lovely and natural, it also means that if they wake as soon as I move them I at least have some sleeping images!
From his back, I moved him onto his side. Just look at that gorgeous squished cheek!
Ah my favourite - the tummy pose!
I did three colour set ups in this position - light grey, dark grey and cream. Spence's mummy provided the hat and I knew straight away it would look gorgeous with a dark background.
The cream set up shows off his beautiful back rolls perfectly <3
Not all babies like this position and from the faces Spence pulled, I don't think he was too sure at first! I love these little outtakes. I would definitely hang them together on a wall or place them next to each other in an album.
Will this white furry blanket ever get old? I think not!
If there was ever a set up where 100% of your focus is on the baby, this would be it. Simple white wraps and cute little accesories just make it even more perfect.
So many of the newborns I photograph have very talented family! Spence's nan made this gorgeous quilt for his pirate themed nursery. Isn't she clever! He'll be using this so much as he grows.
Have you ever seen such gorgeous newborn toes?
I love detail photos, and when I photograph something like this, it melts my heart. All these little details will have already changed so much since I saw him last. The dried skin will have healed, the milk spots faded and those wrinkly hands will have smoothed out.
Spence was an absolute pleasure to photograph and I really hope I get to meet him again in the future.
Next time I can hopefully avoid the flat tyre on the way home though!
If you'd like Newborn Photography just like Spence's, please get in touch!