Newborn Baby Photos St Albans

Newborn Baby Photos St Albans, Watford and surrounding areas.

I love this recent Newborn Session in St Albans in Hertfordshire.  This little chap is the nephew of someone whose family I have photographed a few times so it was an absolute treat to meet him.  He was just such a beautiful little boy.  Argghghghghhhh… Broody alert !

He was a lovely chilled out little chap and was the perfect model throughout the shoot.   He was a dream to pose and photograph both on his own and with his gorgeous mum.  In fact these are some of my favourite Mum and Baby photos to date.

I hope you enjoy looking through these newborn images – just for reference the little boy was 2.5 weeks old when I did the shoot.

Newborn Baby Photos St Albans
Newborn Baby Photos St Albans
Newborn Baby Photos St Albans
Newborn Baby Photos St Albans

I really love this image with the eyes wide open .. love it !

Newborn Baby Photos St Albans
Newborn Baby Photos St Albans
Newborn Baby Photos St Albans

If you would like to have some images of your new baby when they are still tiny you really need to get in touch and provisionally book after your 20 week scan or around half way through the pregnancy.  I will pencil in a due date and we can juggle the date for the shoot as soon as your baby has arrived safely and you know when you are going to be home.  Please email info@siobhanmurphynewborns.co.uk.

 

Baby Photographer Towcester

Baby Photography Towcester

I recently did a very special newborn session in Towcester, Northamptonshire.  I was contacted by a former Bride and Groom to say they had a new baby and would love to have me take the images as I’d taken their wedding images a few years ago. They felt it would be lovely to have the consistency of photographer, which was really very nice.  These days of course I do far fewer weddings and really concentrate on babies and family photography as that is really where my heart lies.   It was so wonderful to hear their fabulous news and even lovelier to go and catch up with them and meet their little boy.

I spent a really relaxing morning with them, so nice to see each other again and chat about the intervening years.  Their little boy was around 4 weeks when I did the shoot so was lovely an alert so it was great to get a real mixture of shots of him both asleep and awake.  I love to do a mix of sleepy posed shots and more interactive lifestyle shots with Mum and Dad as this represents a real snapshot of an average day with a very young baby.

Here are some of my favourite shots from the day.

Baby Photographer Towcester
Baby Photographer Towcester
Baby Photographer Towcester
Baby Photographer Towcester
Baby Photographer Towcester

Minki Van der Westhuizen Newborn Shoot

Minki Van der Westhuizen Newborn Shoot

I was delighted to be asked to do a very special newborn shoot earlier in the year for the gorgeous Model Minki Van der Westhuizen and her Husband Ersnt Joubert of Saracens.  Their daughter Katerien was just beautiful and already following in Mum’s footsteps because she was the perfect model throughout the shoot.

The shoot was lovely in itself but it was very exciting that the images were used in several magazines in South Africa – including the front cover of Huis – the equivilent to Hello magazine.

Minki is famous for the Guess International Campaign and was also voted Sexiest Woman in South Africa by FHM readers.  She has appeared in shoots in all the big magazines – Elle, GQ, Cosmopolitan and many more.   Minki’s website can be found here.

Minki Van Der Westhuizen

As a result of this shoot, the wonderful Image Magazine in Northamptonshire printed a fabulous article talking about my photography style in general but specifically my work with newborns.  Thank you to Image Magazine for the coverage.  Their facebook page can be followed here.

As well as the more posed images of babies sleeping which are lovely to have,  I also like to take more lifestyle images of the parents interacting with the baby as my images are really all about the relationships within the family and not just the baby on their own.

Minki Van Der Westhuizen

Minki Van Der Westhuizen

I’ve been photographing newborn babies for around 5 years now so I know from experience just when I’m going to capture one of those fabulous baby smiles

Capturing the feelings of true love in a new family really is a very special thing.  I feel very lucky to be able to create these memories for families.

In order to have pictures when the baby is tiny – I recommend the first 6-10 days – you will need to book in once your due date is confirmed.  I will then fit you in once the baby arrives.  Please contact info@siobhanmurphynewborns.co.uk if you would like more information.

Nicola Light - Stunning work Siobhan, bet they are thrilled with these precious portraits.

Newborn baby photos – specialist newborn photographer Olney

Newborn baby photos – specialist newborn photographer Olney

I specialise in the photos of children and families and new babies.  I love newborn images – welcoming a newborn baby into a family is such a special time and I really love the chance to be there to capture these emotions.

2013 was a year of lovely babies with lots of special moments.  One of the best moments was photographing the South African model Minki Van Der Westerhuizen and her husband, Saracens Rugby player Ernst Joubert with their baby girl.  The photos made the front cover of Hello magazine in South Africa and were featured in other magazines.  This is a whole separate blog post that I will post shortly.

newborn baby photos - specialist newborn photographer olney

The following image was one of my favourite images of the entire year – this little lady arrived quite a few weeks early and was very tiny when I went to photograph her – I just love this fabulous big smile.

newborn baby photos - specialist newborn photographer olney

And it was great to do a mini-shoot of her at 6 months old in the autumn leaves  – same cheeky grin – and lovely to see her getting bigger:)

newborn baby photos - specialist newborn photographer olney

This is another favourite – the sheer joy on this little fella’s face I just love.  Great to have lots of pictures with mum and dad as well.

newborn baby photos - specialist newborn photographer olney

More fabulous baby smiles

I love to include siblings in shots as well

Another lovely shoot from the year was with 2 beautiful twin girls – twins shoots are great fun if a little crazy but these two were just little super models. Beautiful family all round infact.

newborn baby photos - specialist newborn photographer olney
photos of newborn twins milton keynes

So many lovely moments throughout the year it was hard to choose the images to post – so here are a mixture

baby photographer olney
baby photographer olney

Autumn is a great time of year and I love to incorporate the colours into the images to show the season the baby was born.  Its not always warm enough to wrap up the baby and take them outside so sometimes I use leaves indoors.  I collected these red leaves and preserved them especially to use for my Autumn babies.

I love to shoot older babies too – these sessions are wonderful to have a while after a newborn session, in order to mark a milestone like 6 months, or as a catch up session to show how much the baby has changed.  These sessions are great fun and you can really see their little personalities developing.

If you’ve had a newborn session with me (or even elsewhere) and your baby is now older and sitting up or heading towards their first birthday get in touch for a catch up session.  My main portrait site here has lots more examples of shoots with older children and the whole family.

 

Newborn Photographer Woburn

Specialist newborn baby photographer Woburn.

These images were from a lovely newborn photography session in Woburn recently.  This beautiful little girl arrived earlier than planned and was an absolute angel for the session.  Such a contented little baby girl with the sweetest face.

Many newborn photographers only focus on the baby but I absolutely love to capture images with Mum and Dad as well.  Being able to see the wonder of being a new parent in the photos is something that makes them extra special to me.

It’s best to book your newborn session when you are pregnant so that I can book you in as soon as possible after the birth.  Those first couple of weeks when the baby is so tiny are really precious and of course its very easy for time to fly by and for you to miss the very early days if you are not booked in.

I hope you enjoy this lovely portrait session in Woburn.

Newborn Photographer Woburn
Newborn Photographer Woburn
Newborn Photographer Woburn
Newborn Photographer Woburn
Newborn Photographer Woburn
Newborn Photographer Woburn

I think this Dad and baby image is one of my personal favourites:)

Newborn Photographer Woburn

At the end of the session we popped outside as there was a gorgeous lavender bush in the garden that made a lovely backdrop.

Newborn Photographer Woburn

If you would like to book a newborn session or just have a chat about how it all works please contact me on 07918 991881 or email info@siobhanmurphynewborns.co.uk.   If you have older children please have a look at my child and family website here