Newborn baby photography sessions are really special

newborn-baby-photography-sessions-are-very-specialNewborn baby photography sessions are very special and I know how important this time is in everyone’s life. I love capturing newborn’s tiny fingers and toes, along with any other little details that they quickly outgrow. If you have a newborn baby or expecting one, then booking your session with a professional photographer could be a good idea for saving these memories as a precious works of art.

Scheduling newborn photography session

The sessions ideally take place when the baby is between 5 to 10 days old, because this is a perfect time to capture this beautiful little dimples, great head of hair or enchanting eyes when your bundle of joy is still curled and sleepy. Don’t worry if you’ve missed this period as I am still happy to photograph newborn babies up to 8 weeks old, though it could be hard to capture some flexible poses.

How long will your session last?

Photographing newborns can take up to 3 hours with feeding, changing and posing. You will need to bring plenty of milk as baby will probably feed more than usual during the session. Spare nappies, wipes, baby blanket and of course dummies if they use them. Even if you do not give your baby a pacifier it is still a good idea to bring one for the session. This can make the session quicker in comparison with constant feeding that happen sometimes. As dummy will be used for a very short time baby will not become reliant on it if you prefer your baby not to have one. Some babies just settle better with a dummy during the session.


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What to wear?

For parents I would recommend something simple in neutral and cream colours with touches of pastels for a soft, gentle feel. For babies we have a wide range of props at our disposal, also you may want to bring a special toy or blanket that you would like to be featured in some of the images. If you are planning on having some pictures taken with your baby, I would also recommend to bring a change of clothes. 


Studio, home or on-location

We offer newborn photography in my studio which allows shooting in a perfect environment such as lightning and room temperature. Although If you prefer more natural and not posed pictures, newborn photo session can take place in the comfort of your home with the lifestyle session. This type of shoots usually takes up to two hours to capture a special bond between family members and all sweet moments between you and baby. As an option, on a warm day we can take some amazing and unique pictures on location. 

Siblings and newborn photos

I think that some of the sweetest photos are those with a newborn baby and older siblings. Older children may be able to hold their new brother or sister, while simple laying down poses are perfect for younger children. This will make your older children feel special and involved too.



*AlenaGu Photography is a professional Bucks baby photographer that specializes in maternity, newborn, family, cake smash photography in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas including Amersham, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Marlow, Tring, Leighton Buzzard, Thame, Stowe, Princes Risborough, Waddesdon, Aston Clinton, Winslow, Bicester, Oxford, Bedford, Hemel Hempstead, Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Luton, London, Reading, Maidenhead.