How To Take Your Own Newborn Photos At Home


During lockdown so many new parents have missed out on their newborn session so I wanted to send out some useful tips on how to simply photograph your baby at home.

Now I am not saying don’t book me as there is nothing that could replace the experience of a relaxing Newborn Session with me at my beautiful studio in Farnham, Surrey but for some simple shots of your baby go for it!

Whereas I photograph more posed style with props and backdrops it is easy to photograph your baby at home in a more lifestyle way.

Lets get started:

  • Photograph preferably after a feed when they are most sleepy
  • Use natural light, a bed by the window is perfect
  • Put a pillow under the covers for comfort for your baby
  • Have a cuddly toy to hand to tuck under a little arm
  • Use a small blanket for a wrap
  • Take one image with hands tucked by their sides
  • And another with hands out
  • Photograph all the little details like hand and feet too
  • Focus on the eyes by half depressing the camera shutter button or tap on the screen to focus
  • Print them off for thank you or announcement cards

Those first few weeks go by so quickly so capture them in a simple way and you do not need to take masses of images for this just a few.

I’d love to see how you get on.

See you soon

Lots of love






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