I am one of those lucky people who gets to do what they love for their job. I feel very blessed to meet so many lovely families and beautiful new babies. This gorgeous bundle of joy was only 5 days old when I met her a few weeks ago. She had the softest, smoothest skin I've ever seen - just like a peach.
Beautiful images like these can only be achieved in the very early days, ideally 5 to 10 days of being born. The baby needs to be in a deep slumber and have a happy, full tummy. Patience is very important, as all parents know - getting a baby to sleep when you want can be quite a task. That's fine, I have learnt the art of patience and make sure the baby's needs come first. I allow plenty of time for the shoot which can take up to 4 hours, sometimes longer and ensure the baby is safe at all times.
I capture babies in a very pure and honest way, I prefer to photograph the reality of being a new family so in my sessions I focus on special moments of togetherness; feeding, cuddles with daddy and mummy - all in the comfort of your own home. I love to photograph the tiny details of the baby: soft fuzzy hair, teeny toes and beautiful lips - so real you can smell the milky baby breath.
I choose not to use certain poses as I believe in photographing babies as they are. If you do like the style of photographs that include the baby hanging in a sling or with their head supported by their hands, it is very important to check the credentials of the photographer before booking your session. These types of shots can only be achieved safely as a composite (several images 'Photoshopped' together in order to remove supporting hands).
If you are interested in having a natural newborn shoot with me I recommend booking your session before your baby arrives (ideally after your 20 week scan). Sessions can be re-scheduled if your baby arrives a little earlier or later than expected.
I offer a number of different sessions for new families including maternity and newborn shoots and my Welcome to the World package that captures your babies first year.
To book a session call me on 07941 967764 or visit my website.
All photographs are copyright Jess Morgan Photography. Jess Morgan Photography specialises in the natural-light photography of newborns, babies, toddlers, children and families in West London and Surrey (Richmond upon Thames, St Margarets, Twickenham, Teddington, Kingston, Kew, Chiswick, Barnes, East Sheen, Putney, Fulham, Wimbledon, Dorking, Esher, Weybridge and Cobham)