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Lifestyle Newborn Photography on a Beautiful Hampshire Beach

Baby Tyler and Elise’s Maternity Shoots in Hampshire

It’s an absolute honour whenever anyone chooses to book in for a shoot with me. It’s amazing that people fall in love with my photographs, put their faith in me and want me to capture their family.

moody image of woman standing in shallow ocean in a cream silk dress during lifestyle newborn photography shoot wiltshire

However, it’s an ultra special feeling (and, I’ll admit, a little more nerve wracking) when a fellow photographer books in. Especially someone whose work you admire as much as I do Elise’s wedding photography. Elise, her husband and their adorable boy Jesse, booked in for a maternity shoot which would be followed by some lifestyle newborn photography at home once Jesse’s new sibling made an appearance.

pregnant mother standing with husband and young son smiling on the shore of lee beach during a lifestyle newborn photography shoot

pregnant mother hugging her young son and husband as they smile and laugh on Pepe beach captured by newborn photographer Bristol

Jesse had been born during Covid and Elise had always hated that she couldn’t get any maternity photos done. She’d tried to get her husband to take some and had attempted some self portraits but it wasn’t the same. She loved the feelings and connection I capture which is such a fab compliment to receive.

wiltshire newborn photographer captures young family of 3 sitting on lepe beach during an outdoor maternity photography shoot

Outdoor maternity photography

Their family maternity shoot took place at Lepe Beach, Hampshire, on a cold November day. Ok, I say cold. It was freezing! The three of them were absolute troopers and hid their shivers well! They were all cosy in their chunky knits, especially little Jesse who was super snug in his woolly hat and warm cardigan.

pregnant mother son and husband walking along lepe beach at the waters edge during an outdoor maternity photography shoot wiltshire

lifestyle newborn photography shoot captured by newborn photographer bath showing a young family hugging by the waters edge on lepe beach Hampshire

We had the most wonderful time, Jesse was full of beans and loved cuddling up to his mummy and daddy. They got cosy on a rug together before Jesse decided he had done enough sitting around and wanted his Dad to chase him up and down the sand!

pregnant mother and her toddler son holding hands as they walk along the shore at lepe beach during a lifestyle newborn photography shoot

a dad chasing his laughing young son as they run along the shore at lepe beach during an outdoor maternity photography shoot near wiltshire

Elise looked stunning in dresses from my client wardrobe, she even braved going into the sea! As soon as she was out I made sure she had some of my heat packs to warm her up quickly. Also, mums, don’t worry, I will never ever force you to go into the sea or do anything you’re not happy to do. Elise was completely up for this and I went in there with her. If I had got even the slightest idea that it was just too cold for her I would have whisked her out of there straight away. The last thing I want is anyone, especially a heavily pregnant lady, to be feeling awful with cold.

beautiful pregnant mum to be standing at the waters edge dressed in a silk gown for moody outdoor maternity photography shoot bath

beautiful pregnant mum to be dressed in a long lace gown standing by the water on lepe beach during a lifestyle newborn photography photoshoot

Newborn photographer in Bristol and Bath

Baby Tyler arrived into the world at Christmas. Sadly the whole family came down with a sickness bug and were out of action for a few weeks but we managed to get his newborn shoot booked in when he was around 4 weeks old. This isn’t a problem at all, I class ‘newborn’ as up to 12 weeks and I’ve even done newborn style shoots with older babies. At this point it might take them a little longer to fall asleep, and we may need to adapt poses, but you get more reactions and even some smiles from them so it all works out!

newborn baby boy looking over his dad's shoulder during a home newborn photography bristol photo shoot

little boy cuddles his newborn baby brother sitting on a bed during photo shoot by wiltshire newborn photographer

little boy cuddling his newborn baby brother as they lay on cosy blankets smiling captured by newborn photographer bath

Tyler’s newborn shoot took place at home. Jesse is such a proud big brother, he wanted to be fully involved in the shoot and couldn’t stop cuddling ‘his’ baby. Then all of a sudden he was done. No more photos! It was very funny!

smiling newborn baby in his mother's arms captured as part of a lifestyle newborn photography shoot

new mum cuddling her newborn baby in her arms during an at home newborn photography shoot

newborn baby boy lying on his mother's legs and peacefully sleeping during a photoshoot by wiltshire newborn photographer

The whole session was just a joy. Elise knew instinctively where the light was everytime, one of the perks of working with a fellow photographer! I took my client wardrobe with me and a few outfits for Tyler. Elise had put Jesse in the cutest outfit, I loved his rainbow leggings. Elise herself chose to wear one of the same dresses from her maternity shoot. I love that connection between the two photography sessions.

new mum smiling at her husband as newborn baby sleeps on her chest as she lies in bed during a lifestyle newborn photography photoshoot

mother standing by the window in a white dress holding her newborn baby with light streaming through the window captured by newborn photographer bristol

newborn baby snuggled in his mother's arms sleeping during an at home new born photography shoot

Lifestyle Newborn Photography

It was just wonderful to see Elise’s family grow, from her maternity shoot through to her at home lifestyle shoot with her two boys.

newborn baby snuggled on beautiful baby blanket sleeping during a wiltshire newborn photographer shoot

newborn baby snuggled in a soft green linen blanket as he sleeps during an in home newborn photography session

newborn baby curled up in soft blankets during a lifestyle newborn photography session bristol

Wiltshire Newborn Photographer

If you’re pregnant and are thinking of having a maternity and / or newborn session then please get in touch and I’ll get you booked in.


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