Due Date Delivery
Oh my word, how cute is this little poppet? Did you see those baby bunny ears?! This gorgeous girl came to see me in the Samphire studio for her newborn portraits when she was 11 days old, and this clever little bundle was one of the 4% of babies who arrive on their actual due date. Quite a rarity in my experience as a newborn photographer Billingshurst. Needless to say, the due date is only an indication of a likely time for the birth. It’s more an estimated arrival date. But even so, it’s quite a heart-warming thought to know she’s part of this particular minority.
Yep, you read that right. Figures indicate that a baby is born on its predicted due date just 4% of the time? That’s only 1 in 25 births. So, as you can imagine, I move my newborn sessions quite a lot of the time. I rarely work to the original date I have in the diary. So am totally used to it and sessions are often confirmed on a week-by-week basis. You don’t have to worry once you’re booked in, you can leave that all up to me.
Sessions are scheduled for a provisional date about a week after your due date. New mums often worry that they may not be able to make this date due to little ones arriving early or late. Or sometimes an unexpected prolonged stay in hospital means that you can’t come in straight away. I tell all my mums-to-be not to worry. Booking in just means that you have secured space in my diary. The actual session date only gets confirmed once your little one arrives and you are all back home from the hospital.
Baby Romy is really rather special too. She was an absolute dream to photograph. She was 11 days old when she came into the Samphire studio for her photoshoot. This is the perfect age for newborn portraits. It’s during the first two weeks after birth that we have the maximum opportunity to capture all those adorable curled-up, sleepy baby images. And didn’t we do just that? Romy totally suited the palette of soft pinks with a little touch of green that we used. Plus she was happy to wear hats, headbands, and not forgetting those fabulous bunny ears. I think we captured plenty of images for Mum & Dad to treasure of their simply beautiful baby girl.
We take our time with newborn sessions to ensure that mother (and father) and baby are relaxed. Newborn sessions can last up to four hours to give plenty of time for settling your baby, top-
Here is a small selection of my favourite images from her newborn session with Samphire Photography xx
Newborn Photographer Billingshurst
You can see Romy’s portraits as well as some of my other newborn images on my newborn Pinterest page.
The studio session itself was a gift from one of Mum’s friends ~ what a wonderful and thoughtful way to celebrate and record the arrival of a new baby, they obviously have a very special friendship. And the images will be a treasured reminder of this special bond, every time they see them. Yet another reason as to why it is important to display your images.
Newborn Photographer Billingshurst
If you would like some more information with regards to newborn studio portraits then check out my newborn photography page which gives you a great insight into how the sessions run.
If you are interested in booking a newborn studio session with Samphire Photography, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07989 594236 to discuss.
I look forward to hearing from you xx
Did you know, all of my full session newborn clients are invited back to the Samphire studio for a complimentary sitter session?
That way I get to see how ‘my’ babies have grown. Plus, this is probably one of my most favourite ages to photograph babies at. At this stage babies may be sitting up or lifting themselves up onto all fours. Bringing opportunities to pose them sitting in our vintage baskets or tin bath tub. These sessions are fun fun fun, and focus on capturing the personality of your little one!
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