Preparing for Your Newborn Session

Newborn and Baby

Hello, and congratulations! We couldn’t be more thrilled to have you as part of the Lovelight family. We know that welcoming a new baby into your life is an incredibly special time, and we can’t wait to capture those precious moments. We understand that photo shoots can sometimes feel intimidating, especially if you’re a first-timer. But trust us when we say that we’re here to make your experience easy, relaxed, and fun. Our professional studio is a welcoming and friendly place to be, and we’ll do everything we can to make you feel right at home.

We encourage you to bring your partner, older children, and even four-legged family members with you to make your shoot even more special. After all, family is everything! During your newborn session, we’ll take our cues from your baby to ensure that they are comfortable and content throughout. We recommend feeding your little one upon arrival to get them comfy, and while you enjoy a cuppa, we’ll plan the rest of your session.
Newborn babies are best photographed in their birthday suits or wrapped in a blanket or swaddled.

Swaddled Newborn in Basket

What to bring

Don’t worry about bringing more than two outfits for your baby, we’ll provide all the wraps and fabrics necessary to create a beautiful session. Our studio is kept warm to ensure your baby remains cosy and sleepy, even if we take any photos naked. We recommend wearing layers to stay comfortable throughout your session and bringing a change of clothes just in case. Safety is our top priority, and we want you to feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire experience.

We have lots of wraps and blankets, plus some cute bowls and baskets, to use during the session. We recommend for you to bring any props or personal items for you to use in your session.

Showcasing your heritage, your job, or even a favourite team with props and accessories creates stunning images that showcase the uniqueness of your family.

Soldier with new newborn daughter

Now, what to wear!

We love it when families add their unique personal touches to their photoshoots. Whether it’s complementing colours or accessorizing with sentimental items, these details make your photos that much more special. We recommend bringing two outfits to add variety to your images but avoid too many patterns or logos. Bright colours add lots of vibrancy and warmth to images, and white or black looks great in black-and-white photos.

If you’re interested in skin-on-skin images with your baby but want to avoid going completely topless, consider bringing a bandeau and avoiding tight underwear that may cause indents on your skin. For newborn sessions, we recommend keeping it simple with plain and classic colours. That way, the focus stays on your precious baby, and their first photoshoot.

Showcasing your heritage, your job, or even a favourite team with props and accessories creates stunning images that showcase the uniqueness of your family.

We know you’re going to have a great time with us, and we can’t wait to meet you and your newest addition. At Lovelight, our personalized approach means each session is tailored to your family’s preferences, creating a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all. You’ll walk away with beautiful images to display on your walls and memories to cherish for a lifetime.

What Happens After Your Shoot?

After capturing precious moments with your family in your Lovelight session, it’s time to take the next step – the Design Consultation.

During the Design Consultation, our friendly and experienced team will be on hand to provide guidance and advice based on your unique preferences and the style of your home. We know that each family is different, and we take pride in understanding and capturing your family’s unique story. Whether you’re looking for a timeless gallery wall or a single eye-catching centrepiece, we’ll work together to find the perfect arrangement for your home.

Design consultations take place 3-4 days after your session allowing us time to carefully curate your images, ensuring that we present you with the very best selection. We’ll showcase the moments that brought laughter, love, and joy during your session, allowing you to relive those cherished memories every time you glance at your portraits.

wall portrait of dog with newborn baby

Father and children in a studio portrait with light tops on and a white wall behind