Lorna, Mark and James. The Bump to Baby session….
The thing I love about Bump to Baby photography is meeting a family excited and anticipating this big change coming in their lives. The change in a woman is incredible (we are absolute Queens for creating and growing these bambinos inside our bodies!). I met Lorna and Mark back in June for their Bump shoot. We had a simple session in the studio with just the two of them (and Lorna’s onesie!). Here’s a little peek of a few shots.
The optimum time for capturing a newborn is in the first 10 days… there are a zillion tips and techniques I can provide in the lead up for how to keep your baby sleepy and pose-able, but at the end of the day, babies are babies and we just have to roll with it and see where they take us!
Baby James was a perfect subject, he was obviously paying attention through all the Bump to Baby chatter! He slept, and slept, and slept some more!! While they’re sleeping is a perfect opportunity to go in with some close ups, to really remember those teeny tiny details.
Having a variety of props is always handy, babies have a habit of telling us if they’re uncomfortable or not, but Baby James was happy to sleep on like a trooper… it was clear he was a snuggler!
I’m a big fan of accidental shots…. I often take an images with a clear picture in my head of how it will finish, and sometimes the creativity will take me in the editing stage resulting with something unplanned, yet striking. These two are a prime example…. The Boy on the Moon and The Water Baby.
It was lovely to have Mark’s daughter along for the shoot to grab some family portraits of them together. She was a natural with Baby James! To say he was spoiled with kisses is an understatement for sure!
While we were doing some low key shots James decided this would be prime time to have a toilet break. Thankfully Mark had already gone in for the kissing of the feet close up and was spared a shower!!
As with all Bump to Baby shoot, Lorna & Mark’s completed baby session was presented in a Baby Book, handmade in Italy by Graphistudio, my favoured album design company. A beautifully presented, boxed photo album to thumb through and treasure forever.
I hope to see more of your growing family in the future, Fiona xx