Newborn & family photographer Essex. Suffolk, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, London, UK

New to parenthood: A relaxed ‘at home’ newborn and family photoshoot in Billericay, Essex – Stéphanie Fairweather – Family Photographer covering Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hertfordhshire & London

I still remember the first weeks with my little ones. It was an achievement to get to the twin gathering at 11am despite my 2 being up at 5am. Part breastfeeding, part bottle feeding, I had a lot to take with me on top of my 2 babies, the double buggy & the car seats.

And this isn’t just a twin thing, you need an awful lot of stuff to go out with a baby. I feel exhausted just thinking about it. I am really pleased that I took so many pictures of them growing up because it is true, time does fly by and you do forget how little your not-so-little-anymore-ones were. I am a little sad however that I didn’t take more newborn pics – snapping away was the last thing on my mind the first couple of weeks – OK 6 months really -…. My mind was either on overdrive or asleep.

So let’s face it, very few of us will fancy (forget fancy – manage even) leaving the house early morning with a 1 week old baby and a young child to go for family photoshoot in the studio. Yet it would so lovely to capture your first weeks getting to know your new bundle of joy and get family pics whilst dad is on paternity leave too.

  • At home photoshoots are becoming more popular exactly for that reason because it allows parents to be in their own environment with everything on hand. But it also offers a documentary styled photography that is liked by many because it is un-posed and therefore natural.

I met Trisha a few years ago when her first born was little, I took pictures of the little man then. I was delighted to be invited over to their home recently to photograph the newest arrival, gorgeous Nyla. Big brother Zayden was attentative towards his sister and was very compliant with me, although unsure when I first walked in, he quickly warmed up to the idea of the shoot after a chat about his favourite cartoon characters.

Below is a selection of images taken on the day. A pleasure photographing this relaxed and friendly family – Thank you for having me guys! Stéphanie x

Newborn & family photographer Essex. Suffolk, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, London, UK

Family & newborn photographer Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, London, UK Family & newborn photographer Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, London, UK

Newborn & family photographer Essex. Suffolk, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, London, UK

Family & newborn photographer Essex, Suffolk, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, London, UK

Family & newborn photographer Essex, London UK

To book a shoot at home, email me info@fairweatherphotography.co.uk or call me on 07854 815 859

I advise booking a newborn shoot 7 to 14 days post partum

Looking forward to meeting you!

For another example of a relaxed baby shoot, head over to this other ‘at home newborn shoot’

Stephanie Fairweather – People Photographer

Yes, this ALWAYS happens with newborn shoots 🙂