Safety first!

First let me share my excitement! I had newborn twins in my studio, little Nathaniel and Elodie. Beautiful babies and loads of cuddles.. 

I felt really organised and prepared for the session. I had a posing flow, several sets ready and assistant Lucy (who is my sister in law, but really good with babies, true whisperer) I have Instructed Lucy what the plan was and we waited for twins to arrive. 

The session was really hard and the twins were taking turns to sleep, and most of the planned sets didn’t happen. But this happens a lot, as sometimes I just go with the flow and make sure baby is happy. Therefore I offered a location shoot for part 2 to make sure I have outstanding images for the family. 

 

This session also inspired me to write about newborn photography safety. One baby is hard work, two - very hard work. However I always put safety first. I have had newborn safety training including emergency procedures. I plan my sessions in advance and babies are always kept safe and looked after. I always have a spotter (either assistant or mum of the babies are always there if I’m not) 

All poses are completely safe and where required, baby always supported. 

This pose, where it looks like baby is holding her chin on her hands is a composite and baby was never alone or unsupported. It is really important to understand that photos I produce comes from experience and post processing magic and should never be attempted without special training and skills. 

Always Safety First. 

 

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Newborn Skin

Hello and welcome to my first blog. I have never done this before, so be kind. 

I am so blessed to be able to document the first days of a new baby, all the squishines and pouts and tiny feet and tiny hands.. 3 hours usually flies by and than the other part of newborn photography starts - retouching. 

Editing is a huge part of the process and newborn skin is what I can spend hours on.. why do I edit newborn skin..? 

When I gave birth to my little girl, I remember her eyes, tiny nose and lips so pink.. she was and still is just perfect to me! why don’t I remember her eye being so red, bit bruised from birth, I don’t remember the massive bruise on her forehead too.. because I love her so much I never noticed any of that and in my head I have a perfect picture of my baby girl.. and If I would ask any mother, she would tell me exactly the same - my baby is perfect. 

So when a baby comes to my studio, I don’t see the bruises, the jaundice, milk spots, super dry skin, redness, discolouration, rashes etc.. what I see is cute facial expressions, cute pout and tiny fingers, most amazing hair, eyes and I could carryon forever! I see the beauty and I capture perfection. And that is why I edit newborn skin, I want everyone to see exactly how new mums see their new baby - complete, absolute perfection.  

Just to finish it off Ill show you before and after from Oakley’s gallery. The skin itself took me nearly 2h and than another 2 because I couldn’t decide should I do colour or black and white  :) (i did both in the end, as he is so cute! :)

Thank you for reading. and look out for my new blog x

Im completely blessed and will have loads of new babies coming in for their session in the next few month, I only have few sessions left, so will encourage to book early ( I already have 1 booked in February 2017!)

Love, 

Alma