Do you have a plan for what you and your baby are going to wear? Hopefully I can help, let’s start with you …

Most importantly, I want you to feel wonderful. This is essential to my process. So that’s step one. Find something you feel fabulous in. You also need to be comfortable and able to move around easily, I want you free and ready to snuggle without needing to adjust what you are wearing.

When it comes to your baby, I love to keep things simple. Just a nappy and a wrap is my absolute favourite, that way I can document all of their delicious curves. If you can, have a few different wraps and knitted blankets for your baby ready to go, keep them soft and simple.

Then let’s worry about anyone else who might in the session. Choose complimentary colours for your other family members that flow with your clothing choice. Just to be super clear, you do NOT want everyone in white t-shirts and blue jeans. We are leaving this style of family portrait far behind us in the early 90’s and will never be revisiting it again.

Aim for simple clothing, avoid anything with writing or logos. These can be really distracting but can also date your images really quickly as fashions change. When possible instead of black go for charcoal or dark blue, and instead of white try for cream or beige. This helps soften the contrast in your images which can sometimes be really distracting in a newborn session. Look for textures, it photographs so well. Thick knits and anything linen will personally keep me happy forever.

Yes to outfit changes, whatever you want. This is your session and your story, so I want to see your style. Take a look through my website portfolio for ideas or here is a link to a Pinterest board I have created to give you some more visual samples.

I am here to help! It is common for clients to SMS me photographs of possible outfits to get my thoughts prior to the day. Feel free to do so.