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COSY HOME NEWBORN SESSION | BABY GRAYSON | SHIANNE MERCER PHOTOGRAPHY.

Baby Grayson was my winter newborn I photographed the beginning of December. After mum Bobbie requesting to have some newborn photos done of her little one she asked my availability and book there and then.

Luckily enough, Bobbie lives walking distance from me so we was on common ground which really set things off before we had even met.

On the Saturday morning of baby Grayson’s session I arrived at their home to meet the tiny little bundle of joy and oh he was so perfectly diddy.

I only shoot in home or on location for my lifestyle sessions but with my little ones at home is best especially in these winter months. Using fluffy rugs and cosy blankets we worked around a beautifully lit floor space directly beside patio doors where the daylight just beamed through. It was perfect!

A calm baby is always kept when it comes to newborn sessions, and patience! Grayson didn’t like having no clothes on, nor being changed so began the session in a cute little grey knitted romper with a fabric collar. He always lashed with he’s head to the side which isn’t a problem because with newborns you have to work around them.

He was joyful and full of life, he’s eyes opened big and staring directly at my lens. I even got a big yawn which I love to document in my newborn sessions. The features of a baby are so important, they really don’t stay this little for long! We went onto a second change which upset Grayson a little but it was a must to get some nude shots with a brilliant white personalised hat with he’s name on. So there he was, wrapped in a white cosy blanket, personalised hat and then it was dummy time.

Dummy’s are one of the biggest comforts to baby and it is important to allow babies to have their comforts throughout their sessions, even if it means taking 10 minutes out to cradle them and make them comfortable! Soon after some little comforts baby Grayson fell asleep so we could continue the rest of the session… which brought us to its end.

After Grayson’s portraits he was joined with mum and dad for some family shots. I find shooting in the home much more relaxed for everyone, especially baby. It brings a great comfort and sense of relaxation to the client and especially baby. Grayson was an absolute dream and very photogenic. The daylight on our side really blemish he’s newborn skin and them eyes, oh they are beautiful!

“Very friendly and professional, great quality and the amount of pictures we got was amazing!”