As the family made their way into my Aylesbury studio, I could see the tiny little face of a beautiful newborn baby girl in her car seat. Her sweet big brother stood proudly nearby. After they settled in, I had my first cuddles (chronologically no.1 of the best bits of my job), and set to work on my wrapping technique for the posed prop set ups.
Super big brother was fantastic and it was evident how proud he was of his new role in the family. A newborn session with Kelly Bond Photography includes a variety of images using props, handheld stuffies, wraps, materials, siblings, and beanbag poses. With gentle trained hands, I pose little ones in positions they are comfortable in, often replicating positions they were naturally in when in the womb; snuggled and cosy. While in these poses, newborns often make the cutest little noises (hearing these is another best bit of my job – baby noises are adorable).
Family photos together are included in all newborn sessions. Your baby is only a baby for such a short time, and when they are older, they will want to see photos of when they were tiny, with their doting parents, and how tiny they were in their hands.
Take the opportunity. Make those memories. Put them on your walls at home.
My job has so many parts that I love. The session itself is just a small part, but more bits I love about my job include the fun in editing, seeing the parents faces as they return for their presentation and ordering appointment, and then witnessing emotions when they receive their order as the parents re-visit how tiny their baby was and how they have changed already in just a few short weeks.
I want to photograph ALL the babies! I love these sessions so much!
It can be quite daunting to have booked a family photosession, but then realise that you need to make decisions on what to wear. No need to worry though – I’ve got you in this! What you wear is quite important as these are the images that could be on your walls for some time, depending on how often you update them. I wanted to share just a little bit of how I help you prepare for your photosession here in this blog.
Rest assured that when you book a studio session with Kelly Bond Photography, I’ll guide you from the very beginning. Following the payment of your session fee, you will receive a prep guide (we are only talking about a small part of this prep guide today). This will detail everything you need to know in preparation for your photosession, including tips on what to wear, and colours to combine.
Some families go for bold, others more pastel, and sometimes patterns can work really well so don’t be afraid to pop on a pattern.
Whatever you choose, my trusty Nikon D800 and crystal sharp Nikon 24-70mm will be on hand to ensure your family photos are perfect. I will also recommend to bring some extra clothing items, as we then have the option to change part of the colour combinations.
Just a few of the gorgeous clothing choices that have worked beautifully in the studio environment.
You are welcome to send over clothing ideas beforehand from your wardrobe for an extra pair of eyes to help you choose the right combination for your family. At your presentation viewing, scheduled approx 2 weeks after your session, we will work together to choose how best to display your updated family photos proudly at home, with countless options of gorgeous wall art.
I would love for you to get in touch to discuss your next family photo update.
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