Newborn Millie

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I was thrilled when I heard that Becky and Jason were expecting a baby, as I had photographed their wedding last summer. I was even more excited when they asked me if I would take some photographs when the baby was born.

I finally met Millie Grace when she was jkust 2 weeks old, and she was still at that lovely newborn stage where she was not doing much beyond feeding and sleeping:-)  I shot most of these images with Millie on a bed, using just window light, which was lovely and soft.  We tried a number of “poses” with and  without props, but the ones of her sleeping are among my favourites.

I finished off the session with some shots with mum and dad, lit by a couple of flashes, and I think these worked really well, too.

One difficulty with this particular session was that Millie had quite a lot of milk spots (which of course had cleared up a week later!). We could have postponed the session until her skin had cleared, but then we might have missed that lovely newborn stage which lasts such a short time.  I decided to go ahead with it and try to minimise the appearance of spots by using good lighting, and knowing that I could also do some work on her skin in post-production.  I’m glad we did go ahead on the day, although there was quite a lot of work for me to do to clear up her skin!   I love the lack & white conversions here, as I think that removing colour (apart from a subtle toning) adds a little atmosphere to the shots, and gives a sense of tranquility.

Anyway, Becky now has some lovey images from a very special time with her new baby,  and she wonderfully emotional when she saw the images for the first time. That makes it all worthwhile for me, and it’s what I love about baby shoots:-)

Let me know what your favourites are…….

More baby pictures next time? Or perhaps a wedding?

Thanks,

Foz

www.photographybyfoz.com