Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love newborn shoots. Yes I often get weed on, or worse. Of course, I am generally left with quite a washing pile afterwards. However, all that pales into insignificance because I get to be a part of one of the most special times in a family’s life.

Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot baby boy white fur 2 curve

I am entrusted with the most precious of packages and I take that responsibility seriously.  Just last week I photographed the very, very adorable Finlay. He was just 2 weeks old.

Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot

Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot baby boy blue rabbit

Everything in my Manchester portrait studio is set up to ensure baby is comfortable and parents are at ease. There is a comfy chair for mum or dad, a heated pad for baby to keep them cosy in winter and a cooling fan to lower the temperature a tad in summer.

Before we start I make sure mum and dad have a drink. it may be the only opportunity for a while to have a drink in relaxation and peace.

Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot baby boy beige fur beige wrap

Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot baby boy beige fur chocolate wrap

I use only the softest fabrics against a baby’s skin. From fluffy furs, to soft jerseys and silky organzas. Parents marvel at how settled babies are in my “nest” of fabrics. We chat about colours before the shoot begins.

Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot baby boy grey fur grey wrap


Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot baby boy blue organza

Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot baby boy petrol blue backdrop

My lighting does not involve any startling flash. It is a soft constant light that babies are fascinated by. Finlay was lulled back to sleep in between shots by a gentle rocking in front of the lights.

Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot baby boy in orange and yellow picnic basket

I have some cute outfits and props to make grandparents swoon. This picnic baskets with vintage china crockery is one of my favourites. Finlay certainly looks comfortable.

Sleeping Beauty Manchester Newborn Shoot baby boy very hungry caterpillar

All of this ensures a content baby and happy parents. This results in beautiful images of your baby to treasure forever.

If you would like to book a newborn shoot please do so here. Alternatively please contact me here for a chat.