Wooly was 2 weeks old when I visited him for an at home newborn photography session with his parents Sophie & Luke. I love being able to photograph this newborn stage – from tiny toes and little fingers, to rosebud lips and first toys. Capturing the bond between a newborn and their parents is so special and I always feel honoured to spend time with a family as they adjust to their new arrival – taking their very first family photo.

Wooly had some special first toys I was able to photograph him with – a tiny Steiff teddy and a giant blue elephant, a small hippo comforter and a rabbit in a personalised jumper. He snuggled up with mum and enjoyed lying on dad’s lap, curling his tiny fingers around just one of dad’s fingers.

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At home newborn photography means that everyone is relaxed and comfortable in their own environment and there’s no stress for baby or parents. With up to 3 hours there’s plenty of time for feeding, changing and settling so I can create relaxed, natural portraits capturing moment of connection as well as little details. Wooly’s mum Sophie kindly wrote about the experience and particularly wanted to reassure those in small London flats that at home newborn photography is still possible:

“Hannah was absolutely lovely and brilliant for our newborn shoot. She brought lots of super props and created a very calm atmosphere for us and our baby. Hannah is patient and talented and we could not be happier with our pictures, especially given her speedy turnaround time for the image gallery…. Highly recommend Hannah to anyone looking for newborn shots – you’ll be surprised how diverse and beautiful the pictures are, even if you live in a small London property, don’t worry if you don’t have lots of space! Thank you Hannah!”

You can see another of my at home newborn photography sessions which also included grandparents and you might also enjoy my other family photography. I can create images to capture the excitement of your pregnancy as well as newborn images, and I love to follow my families’ stories with regular family photoshoots so you can collections of special memories as your family grows. If you’d like to talk about me photographing your family – whether an at home newborn photography session, maternity shoot or family photos please send me a message.