Slow and Steady – Vale of Glamorgan Baby Photography
I love the variety that my job gives me. One day I will be running around fields with toddlers, the next could be a sunset shoot with a family, another might be a photoshoot with a horse and it’s owner or … cuddles with a newborn.
Each shoot takes a different set of skills – a different way of thinking and of being. Location shoots with children and families are full of energy. Those of you who’ve had a shoot with me will know that I don’t hold back. I’ll be in the sea, rolling in the grass, making daisy chains, singing songs or telling jokes. Anything and everything that is needed to be fun for the kids and generate genuine smiles and an overall fun experience!
Babies are different. You’ve got to get your inner Zen on. Dust down the calmness and breathe. I am convinced that newborn babies can sense a tense body or a nervous mind. It makes them restless and they often mirror your inner feelings. There might not be anything in this. It’s not a scientific fact by any means but it’s something I have noticed over the last 10 years of photographing babies – lots of babies.
So, before a session I try and chill. I’ll sit quietly before my customers arrive making sure have prepped everything the day before. I breathe and don’t get flustered even if baby is fighting sleep. Confidence, patience and calm. Slow and steady sure is the name of the game!
If you are interested in a newborn session at the studio be sure to get in touch during late pregnancy as spaces are limited and it’s best to capture your newborn within the first 2 to 3 weeks following birth. Why not drop me a line and I’ll send you a copy of my 2017 Newborn Brochure?
Until next time,