I love the creative opportunities that can be found in a sunset session. The low-level light has the power to transform a photograph into something truly magical. I love playing with the effects that can be created when sunlight hits the front of the lens; that dreamy haze, the rim lighting and those flares for added drama.
All these things can combine to create images that are full of light … and love.
“Thank you so much for these beautiful memories. We have received so many lovely comments from friends and family.”
“This is the second time we have used Beth and the photos she produces are exceptional! She is very welcoming, patient with the little ones and creates a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend every time. Don’t look anywhere else! Thanks again Beth, the photos are wonderful.”
No matter how old a firstborn child is, they’ll have some adjusting to do when a brother or a sister comes on the scene. As a Sussex newborn photographer, I’m sensitive to the fact that it can be quite an unsettling time for them so I like to take the opportunity to make them feel special, for them to dress up and have a few photos on their own. There’s no pressure for them to cuddle or interact with their new brother or sister. We take things at their pace and, when they’re ready, I’ll be there to simply capture the moment.
Lovely to see this little one and his parents back in the studio, having first photographed him as a newborn.
Cake smashes have become a bit of a photographic rite of passage but the reality is that not every baby loves to smash, and not every parent wants this special milestone marked in such a way.
Although celebratory cake smashing can be a fun and novel way to mark your baby’s first birthday, it’s certainly not to everyone’s taste…
… but a simple milestone session can be the cake smash substitute that’s every bit as sweet
Generally in life I think less is often more, and I certainly think this is true when it comes to newborn photography.
I prefer a more natural approach – simple, un-posed and with minimal props to distract. My baby-led sessions are exactly that because I believe the best images I can give you are inspired by your baby’s uniqueness. I photograph newborns using natural light, in a studio room in my home which is always warm and clean, with baby comfortably cushioned on a soft beanbag. And, above all, I stick to safe, natural positions.
I often start with a gentle swaddle and I’ll transition from fully wrapped to unwrapped without overly disturbing them and, if they are sleepy enough, we’ll finish with those comfortably-curled shots that everyone loves. For babies under 14 days old, this is still a very natural position for them to be in with most finding comfort in maintaining the position they had in the womb.
After all, your baby won’t be like this for very long and soon it will be almost impossible to imagine that they were ever this small; my newborn photography sessions are designed to provide a lasting memory of this special time, in a beautifully simple, timeless and, most importantly, natural way.