Thought I’d let you in on a typical day in the life of a pregnancy and newborn photographer…
The day begins…
A balmy 28° in sunny Lancaster and I started the day by cooking my feet! Hot coffee all over the kitchen floor and my toes- ouch. To top it off my very first pod cast was refusing to load onto the website and I was getting very frustrated. At 6am the day was not going to plan!
Fast-forward a few hours and a beautiful cycle ride into our photography studio reset the day. Zoe and I sloped off to the wonderful Hall coffee shop over the road for an iced coffee and ideas splurge. I got my caffeine fix and came away with lots of gems to move forward as pregnancy and newborn photographer s.
At 10am our first little model arrived for her newborn photo shoot. She proceeded to pose and snooze on our posing beanbag while Mummy Claire Blakey and Nanna did like wise in the armchairs.
We finished off this shoot with some intimate Mummy and baby portraits and a classic three generations portrait.
We aim for every shoot we do to be a little bit different and always tailored to our clients’ wishes. Before a photo shoot we invite our clients go and make a pin board of favourite portraits on Pintrest. We use this as a style guide to make sure every photo shoot has it’s own unique stamp. You can see lots of examples of our newborn photography in our newborn gallery.
Administration and Editing
After our tiny client was all done, it was time for a bit of computer work. Zoe called all our enquiries and got them booked in the diary while I got on with editing the latest orders ready for print.
Then Jade and Mike Davis arrived for their viewing and we all settled down in our lovely cool viewing room for a cinematic presentation of their newborn photography. Decisions were made, favourites were chosen and their order was completed. A mix of our stunning metallic prints and high res digitals which we’ll get to work on now.
Pregnancy Photo Shoot
Then it was time for our final client. Amanda and Richard Hayden had come to use for maternity portraits from Blackpool. They were both up for trying new ideas so we mixed up the shoot with a few different creative approaches. We started down stairs, creating a series of playful silhouettes. Then we went upstairs and made white portraits with the window and natural light. And then we switched to a dark studio backdrop and controlled lighting for some very intimate portraits of the pair.
Amanda and Richard are back for their viewing next Friday and have decided to make a mini break of it and stay over in Lancaster. So I recommended the newly refurbished Royal Kings Arms around the corner from us, and the pregnancy pamper package at Salt Ayres Tranquility Spa. Maternity mini breaks could be the way forward!
Living the Dream as a Pregnancy and Newborn Photographer
Then it was home time and I was back on the bike. I took the river path and couldn’t resist stopping for five minutes to take everything in and think about how lucky I am to be living my dream! It’s been a beautiful day of creativity and promise. As a pregnancy and newborn photographer I am present at such a special time. It is such an honour to record these new beginnings and all the new love. I get so much joy from knowing that what we do will be treasured forever and I really hope the experience we create reflects this.
Now time for a bit of focus on my family and I’ll battle again with my pregnancy and newborn photographer pod cast on Monday. Have a great weekend!