While pregnant with Evan, I knew I wanted to immortalise the early weeks with him as babies change so quickly! I was able to find a fantastic photographer called Kate Elliott via Instagram and her Arrow and Lo photography blog. What I loved most about her style was that they were unposed, didn’t require props and she was also happy to take some extra shots on request too (for example a line-up of bamboo breast pads drying on the radiator to truly depict the moment!). See below for some gorgeous shots taken by Kate when Evan was just two weeks old.
Want to do a newborn photography shoot at your own home? Here’s some tips based on what I did to prepare:
- Using the Blow app, I booked an at-home hair appointment on the morning of the photo shoot to make sure my hair was a bit tidier than the mum-bun I’d been rocking since Evan was born. I also had a beautician visit a day or two before for a shellac pedicure, as I knew my nails would be forever immortalised in these images!
- We picked out a couple of sleepsuits which looked particularly cute on Evan, and changed his outfit mid-shoot to make sure we had a little memory of that outfit alongside his usual body vest get-up.
- I also asked for specific photos, although I’m sure Kate would have gone ahead and taken them without me asking. Specifically, I wanted a photo of his little feet as it’s the epitome of newborn photography and they are too scrumptious not to capture on camera 🙂
We opted for Kate’s Digital and Enlargement Print Package, which included six images all printed on to luxuriously heavy fine-art paper and framed by a trusted company Kate works with. Being the newborn parents we are, we’ve not had any time to hang them up though!