bristol newborn photography

Everything you need to know about bristol newborn photography

Choosing the right Bristol Newborn Photographer is essential to capture timeless images of your baby, during those magical early days.  Photographs are an heirloom that you will treasure for decades to come.  This page will help you choose a Bristol newborn photography expert that is right for you and your baby.

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Why book a Bristol newborn photographer?

If you’re expecting your first baby, you may not realise how little time you’re about to have after the birth, so it's always good to have some idea of the styles of photography you prefer. It is advised to pre-book a bristol newborn photographer to do the photo shoot a week or so after the birth.

Babies change and grow so quickly; especially in the early days of their life; so booking a Bristol newborn photography session in the first few weeks will help you to capture these moments for you and your family to treasure forever.

These are more than just photographs; these are pieces of artwork for your family that will grow in sentimental value.  Your children will be able to look back and treasure these memories in years to come with you.

Making a newborn photoshoot appointment prior to the due date really does give you peace of mind.  Once you have booked your Bristol newborn photoshoot, you can concentrate on other things, like enjoying time with your newborn baby.

When is the best time to photograph my newborn baby?

Many new mums wonder when the best time is for photographing their newborn baby.  Most Bristol newborn photographers recommend your baby photography take place when your baby is 7-14 days old.  Babies are often sleepier at this time curl up more like they were in your womb.  Another benefit to this time is most partners are on paternity leave.

If you miss this time frame, please don’t worry as I can still capture the magic of a newborn up to 14 weeks old, and sometime later.

Babies around 7 weeks old start to smile and have more character, they are bigger bundles of love, and can provide for some amazing shots.

It is wise to schedule a provisional date one week after your due date.  Confirmation of a set photo shoot time happens once your baby arrives.

Bristol Newborn Photography styles

Bristol newborn photography specialist; Lisa likes to create natural and emotive imagery of your family.  As a result, there is no better place to have your photographs taken than in your home and baby's nursery.  I visit homes in and around Bristol for a 2-3-hour session.

Having a newborn photography session in your home is the most natural and relaxing experience as you welcome your newborn into your lives.

You can also choose a Bristol newborn photography studio shoot if you prefer not to have photos taken in your home.

Bristol Newborn Photo Shoots

Natural newborn photographs taken in your home

For natural Newborn photos, the photo shoot takes place in your home.

Parents have said many times how they appreciate this so much.  In the first few days after a baby is born, it can be tough to leave the house and get everyone ready for a photo shoot.

Imagine having a newborn baby photo session at home, having photos of your baby in their nursery that you have lovingly prepared.

It is likely you have added special touches to your baby’s bedroom.  Photographs of these details can be added to your baby’s photo gallery.  You want your photos to tell the story of your newborn's first few weeks.

Also for you, the main benefit of a home photo shoot is that it is comfortable and relaxing, with no stress on having to leave the home with a very young baby.  You and your baby will be relaxed, in familiar and safe surroundings, with everything to hand.

With a home session your images will be natural, documenting your baby's life and the connection with you.  I look for all of the loving interactions between you and your baby.  The intimate moments with your partner and baby are priceless and especially more poignant taken in your own home and baby's nursery.

If this style of newborn photography resonates with you, Lisa Victoria may be the perfect photographer for your newborn session.

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Natural and timeless, capturing emotions and connections'

The tiniest toes and hands are something to be remembered forever, and so are your first moments as a family.

A professional Bristol newborn photography specialist would be able to capture a range of natural and artistic images in your very own home.

With the right professional equipment and newborn photography experience, any shot is possible.  Natural lighting can be enhanced by the photographer with editing software afterwards to create the most stunning imagery.

Newborn Art studio photography

If you are looking for striking, dramatic images of your baby then photographic art is for you!

This style of art is focusing on the shape of your baby being posed naturally with dramatic lighting and editing.  Post processing can be used to create a variety of images to suit your taste.  Bristol newborn photographer Lisa Victoria has been published in Vogue and can create any style you would like.

Visit my Newborn Art gallery for more information on these styles.

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Baby props

You can choose a minimalist style or coloured blankets and small prop details. Too many props can distract from the image.

I would bring blankets and wraps for your baby, if you have your own swaddles or blankets it is much more personal to use them in your photos too.

Your styles and preferences will all be discussed and the photo shoot will be tailored to your taste.

Newborn baby Slideshow

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A special newborn baby video slideshow, of your little one, can also be an option.  The use of selected photos, coupled together with some lovely music can be sure to cause a tear or two to fall in the family.

What to expect during a newborn photo shoot

Expect your Bristol newborn photography session to be easy, relaxed and fun.

I will will capture the moment and beauty of your new baby just as they are.  The days following a birth can be a whirlwind of activity and emotions - so think of your newborn session as a time to slow down and savour some quiet moments with your new baby.

Everything needed for your newborn photo shoot will be provided, and I will set up a mini studio space in your home for the baby portraits.

Natural photographs will be taken in your bedroom, living room or nursery wherever the light looks best.  Your home will be gently de-cluttered in the areas to be seen in the backgrounds (If you are concerned or currently undergoing DIY please get in touch as I have photographed in many unfinished homes and it is no problem at all).

If you prefer not to use your home as a backdrop, a studio look can be easily recreated in your own home with a pop up backdrop or your own blank wall for some posed images.

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Newborn photography safety

With experience also comes safety; handling of your newborn should only be done by a trained professional photographer.  It is essential that the photographer has a correct level of knowledge & insurance, allowing you to relax knowing the photo shoot and your baby is in safe hands.  I have 10 years experience in handling babies, and I have full liability insurance for peace of mind.

How can you book when the baby isn't born yet?

Making an appointment for a Bristol newborn photographer prior to the due date really does give you some peace of mind.

You book your due date with me to guarantee a photo shoot during the month after their birth.

See my booking calendar above to make a booking.

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Newborn baby photoshoot - May 2019

“We have just received our photos from Lisa and I can wholeheartedly say they are brilliant.

Lisa was lovely and made us feel so relaxed resulting in beautiful natural photos that will be a great keepsake for our little one. Highly recommended if you want photos that show true family life”

Have you considered a maternity photo shoot?

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I'm also a specialist maternity photographer and absolutely love taking maternity photos to document the first steps of your baby's life.   I'm able to travel to you and bring the equipment and backdrops I need to produce the most flattering photographs.  Or alternatively, we can meet at any given location to create some wonderful maternity photos at your favorite spot.  I know of many locations too which are all tried & tested.

The areas I cover are primarily Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, South Gloucester & South Wales, but I also travel to locations further afield too.

Please take a look at my maternity galleries and see the styles of photographs I can offer.

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