At home newborn photoshoot – A newborn & family photoshoot in Essex – Stephanie Fairweather

So Maria was now a big sister.

Pete & Claire booked me to photograph the little arrival, 11 days old Max, at their temporary home in Brentwood. The prospect of getting 2 little ones ready to travel to meet a photographer can be off-putting especially in the first weeks (18 years?) post partum so Claire made a wise decision to opt for a at home photoshoot, which in my views are more relaxed, less time consuming for the family and reassuring for toddlers who stay in a familiar environment.

I particularly enjoyed this session because although Maria had just recovered from a tummy bug she was in great form when I met her and was a joy to work with (I wish I had as much energy as her post illness!). Max was a little poser in between feeds and a very chilled baby. What made Claire & Pete a great couple to work with was that they were happy to follow the lead of either Max or Maria and I believe that if the parents are relaxed so are the children. Everyone did simply great.

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

Photoshoots for toddlers are fun, providing that they short and involve free play, no rules, silly voices and improvisation…lots of it. It was time for Maria to have a little break from taking pictures whilst brother Max was topping up on milk.

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

Families with young children often wish for nice pictures together, with nicely brushed hair, no nose picking (thats you dad) and smiles – cute preferably.

Sometimes (always), they don’t turn as planned. The window of opportunity is short so we have to work quickly but lets be honest, the non posy natural pictures are simply the best anyway, non?…

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

 

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

 

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UKNewborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

I have no doubt Fairy Maria is going to be the best sister, you can sleep peacefully little Max, for now anyway 🙂

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

Newborn, children & Family Photographer, Essex, UK

      IMG_2778 Stéphanie Fairweather – A lover of children & beautiful things 

If you would like to book your ‘at home’ photoshoot or to enquire further, please contact me at info@fairweatherphotography.co.uk or call me on 07854 815 859.