Anaiah-Rae’s newborn photography session took place at her home in Harrow when she was only nine days old. She did fantastically well and once she had hers lovely knitted hat on, she slept like the proverbial baby. If you would like to use designer knitted hats in your baby’s newborn photography, please let me know at the time of booking and I’ll send you three or four different hats for you to choose from an online shop. Whichever hat you choose will be yours to keep after the session, if you commit to a minimum order of ten, fully retouched images on a CD. This is a lovely memento from your baby’s first photography session and it’s nice to know that the hat has not been used on any other baby’s heads and is brand new. I am quite excited about this offer as I am the only photographer in this country who is offering such a simple yet sweet keepsake from your little ones first photo shoot!
What are the advantages of having a newborn photography session at your home? Needless to say some deliveries are difficult and many mums have c-sections or complicated deliveries which require a lot of stitches. Some would like to have a newborn photography session but find the thought of travelling in a car just too daunting. Add to that trying to pack all the necessary clothing, nappies, soother, make-up and you find that after many sleepless nights, things do get left behind. I had one lovely couple arrive and as they settled down to feed the baby, mum suddenly says to the dad ‘You did take the baby’s bag into which I packed all the clothes for the shoot?’. He replied – ‘But I thought that you took it?’. As they traveled for over an hour to get to my studio, going back home was not an option. Luckily newborns look great in their birthday suit and with a help of sweet blankets and my props we still got a fabulous selection of photographs from their session.
Another bonus is having some natural light photographs taken at the same time. These feel a lot different to the studio lighting and tend to look superb in black and white.
If you have a reasonable space in your living room for me to set up a couple of lights, a portable backdrop and the all important beanbag on which your baby lies then we are ready to shoot your newborn’s first professional photography session in the comfort of your own home! And yes, furniture does often gets moved around to create a bit more space however, I do promise to put it back to the way I found it.
For those who feel they don’t have enough space in their home or just prefer to have the full studio photography experience, I recommend coming over to my comfortable studio in Ealing. It overlooks a park and offers a truly relaxed atmosphere with a comfortable sofa and a large armchair to sink into, a plate of biscuits on offer and a selection of organic teas, a Nespresso coffee or bottled water to be enjoyed while I photograph your baby. Did I forgot to mention that there is a baby changing mat, a feeding pillow, a dressing gown too and a good selection of magazines to browse through too?!
Whether you choose Nemi to photograph your baby at home or at her studio, you’ll be able to view your images from an online gallery and share with your family and friends within few days of your session.
Here’s beautiful Anaiah-Rae’s photographs.
All photographs by ©Nemi Miller Photography