Baby Leighton arrived into the world after a pretty long labour. As Shelley, his Mum, told me his birth story during his newborn photo shoot at my studio, I pictured the hours during those two days – each one must have felt like a year. But this is is the magic of childbirth – we are strong, we endure it for the sake of our babies, and the reward at the end is worth it a thousand-fold.

A look at him, with his head full of hair and his bright, intelligent eyes (even at just nine days old!), and I was smitten. I wanted to capture Leighton’s early-days freshness and beauty in a simple and honest way, just like Mum and Dad wanted. From the first moment, I knew that his first baby portraits would turn out just perfect – and they did.

Leighton loves being held, and who can blame him. The warmth of his parents’ arms are infinitely more inviting than even the softest of blankets in a warm photo studio. So I cuddled him. A lot! (Perks of the job, I know.) I made sure that he felt safe and comfortable every time he was set down, and always in a position that would feel natural to him.

And from there, I watched him. I loved observing him as his tiny fingers and toes curled and stretched. He yawned a lot, and liked holding onto his ears and lips for comfort. He was very alert for much of the photo session, and that was great, because it meant that I could capture him with his eyes wide open. He often turned towards window to gaze at the daylight coming through.

Here are a couple of the images from Leighton’s newborn photo session. As I work my way through the editing, I fall in love with the beautiful simplicity of the baby portraits we captured, and will be sure to share more very soon.

natural newborn portraits

Studio Newborn Photography in Basingstoke, Hampshire

My approach to photographing babies in my cosy home studio is all about simplicity. Using nothing but natural light and minimal props, I create natural newborn portraits with a timeless and elegant style. You are welcome to join me in this calm and comfortable space for your baby’s first portraits, safe in the knowledge that your precious memories are in my capable and experienced hands.

Is a studio visit a little too far, or inconvenient with a larger family? No worries – I have you covered. Aside from my studio work from my base in Hampshire,  I visit clients near and far, including London, Winchester, Newbury, Reading, Guildford and further afield.  I love the challenge of creating unique memories in new places, and would love to do the same for you. See more of my newborn photo sessions, both on location and in the studio, and take a look at my stunning range of display options for your beautiful newborn portraits. I look forward to hearing from you!