Newborn & Baby Portraits
I specialise in newborn & baby portraits in Cornwall. If you are looking to capture your little ones at the beginning of their life then please contact me, they don’t stay small for very long and you will regret it if you don’t get high quality photographs to look back on and cherish.
I usually give a mixture of natural portraits and some creative posed portraits and my aim is to capture you baby’s personality, innocence and of course the cute factor! I can also capture beautiful, flattering portraits of you with your baby if desired, this is completely up to you.
How it works
On a baby portrait session I would say that the best results come from a 3hr plus photo-shoot, as this allows sufficient time to deal with any interruptions such as feeding, nappy changes etc and still get a decent amount of shooting done. I find it is beneficial if I can come to your home for the photo-shoot as it will be a calm environment and you will have all the things to hand that you need to care for your little one, making it all less stressful for you. Also this makes the images more interesting and personal to you as opposed to the generic white background that you get in most studio made photos. It is best if you can have the rooms nice and warm so that your baby is more likely to be snoozing and also some background noise such as music or white noise can be calming, especially to newborns. If you wish to be in the photos I would advise that you try to wear fairly simple clothes without too many differing patterns or colours as this helps lessen distracting elements in the finished images, but most importantly just dress in something that you feel comfortable and confident wearing.
I welcome and encourage any creative ideas that you may have for the baby photo-shoot. This may come in the form of photos that you have seen that you like the style of, props such as baskets, blankets, suitcases, beanbags etc that you want to incorporate, or anything else that springs to mind! I do bring some props with me, including some different colour blankets, and I am always expanding my prop collection, though anything in your home that you wish to use can be included and this lends a more personal touch to the photographs. Don’t worry if your idea is quite creative or far fetched, I am always into trying new ideas and am happy to discuss any proposal.
What do you get?
With all of my packages you get all of the best photos digitally on disc for you to print, share, as you wish. These will be copyright free, full high resolution and print ready, I will also include copies in a lower resolution which are perfect for web use such as emailing, facebook etc. I will not harass you to buy prints from me and will never be a pushy salesman! Prints will be available from the online gallery that I will provide on my website and I can design albums if you wish, though there is absolutely no obligation or pressure for you to do so.
Please see my packages page for details of what I offer. I particularly recommend the ‘milestones’ package which enables you to have a series of photo shoots capturing the story of the first year of your baby’s life, all encapsulated into an album and a set of prints.
I would love to capture the story of your little ones for you to treasure forever.
"Andy and i were so delighted with the photographs of baby Owen! They are so perfect and we are completely spoilt as to which ones to frame!
You showed great patience with baby Owen and it made such a difference not to feel rushed into him performing for every photo.
We really can't thank you enough for our precious collection..
Lucy & Andy"