Without a doubt, the most rewarding part of my job is watching the tiny babies that I photograph grow up and turn into their own little characters.
Whilst my main focus on newborn photography , I absolutely love photographing families too.
I often see babies come back for their first birthday, but not always again after that, so for the few families who have chosen me to document their growing babies and families I am forever grateful, this is my ultimate reward.
One particular little client has recently been to me for his 10th photography session, and he is only 3.5 years old! I wanted to share some of his beautiful memories with you all from his photography sessions over the past 3 years. He has had every sort of session that I offer from newborn to family to all the special ones in-between; daffodils, bluebells and even his watermelon smash for his 1st birthday.
I first met him back in 2017 for his new born photography session after meeting his parents at a baby event that I attended in Upton just beforehand when they were expecting him.
Later on that year he was my first ever outdoor Christmas baby!
In 2018 he came came for a bluebell photography session. Bluebell photo sessions in Dorset are my most popular outdoor sessions. I do mini sessions in evenings in April/May.
Shortly after the bluebells was his first birthday session. I was so excited that his Mum chose my signature watermelon smash session to celebrate.
I was lucky enough to see him again for a third time in 2018 for his Christmas photography session.
Our next session was in Spring 2019 , when I started offering Daffodil photography sessions.
Shortly after that we met again at the Bluebells.
In the summer of 2019 he turned 2 and we celebrated with a family photography session at Sandbanks beach, my favourite outdoor location in Dorset.
We met for a 4th time in 2019 for his third Christmas photography session.
in 2020 Covid got in our way of so many things and we almost missed out entirely this year! But we just managed to get a mini session in just before Christmas, yay!
Here is to capturing many more adventures as you grow! I can't wait for our next session together whenever that may be.
I want to thank this extra special little one for coming back to me time and time again, a very very special gift is currently in the making and will be with you soon.
A few weeks ago this gorgeous little girl came to see me with her beautiful Mummy for her baby photography session and I thought I would share some of the beautiful images with you all as often people are not aware that I photograph "older newborns" here as well as brand new ones.
This gorgeous little girl was 3 months when she came to see me at my home in Poole for her baby photography session. 3 months is such a beautiful age to capture, they are starting to show their own little personalities at this stage, and we may even get a smile or two!
The set up of your baby photography session will be very similar to my newborn sessions. I have some gorgeous larger props that I like to use for babies and we also do some simple, natural photos too.
Whilst most parents choose to bring their own outfits, I still have a few beautiful outfits and headbands here for older babies too.
Baby sessions are usually around 1 hour, which is a lot less time than a newborn session, as by now your baby will be a little more used to the world so will probably not need as much settling as a brand new baby. But please don't worry, we still have plenty of time to stop for cuddles and feeds if we need to, just like newborn sessions, my baby sessions are completely baby led, and if we need longer than 1 hour then that is completely fine.
If you have just missed the newborn photography stage or would like some up to date photos to show how much your baby has changed over these first few precious months, please visit the baby photography section of my website to find out more information and my prices. I would love to hear to you to start our special memory making journey together.
It's not often that I photograph babies at this age, but I occasionally get people who have "missed" the newborn photography stage. Babies tend to be more awake, active and less curled up at this age so photographs are slightly different to a newborn session. Every baby is so different though, and at 6 weeks we try to get as many "newborn" style photographs as possible.
This beautiful little girl came to see me very recently, her Mum had just missed the "newborn" photography stage, but was keen to get some sleepy photos. Which we managed to, along with some gorgeous awake ones too. She was small for her age so still fit into my newborn outfits and some of my newborn sized baskets. I do also have props and outfits for babies up to 5 months so we would have worked with these if she didn't fit into the smaller ones.
In fact her session was rather like most of my newborn photography sessions, she had lots of cuddles, feeds and a couple of naps. I tend to take "newborns" between 1-2 weeks, but I will never refuse anyone and say their baby is too old for a photography session. Every stage of a baby is equally beautiful to capture, even if your baby is older than 6 weeks, we can still get similar photos, maybe not the sleepy ones, but I work with your baby to create the perfect selection of images for you. I have had babies at 5 months sleep during their sessions, so it all depends how they are on the day.
Baby photography sessions are suitable if your baby is between 6 weeks and 5 months (pre sitting) and packages start from £85. They last around an hour, as babies tend to be a little more settled at this age, but we sometimes go a little over this time, which is completely fine too. A photography session for a 4/5 month old baby is very different to a 6 week old, they will more than likely be pushing themselves up by this age so that makes for very different but equally beautiful photographs. If your baby is between these ages please get in touch to discuss whether a newborn or baby session would suit you better. To see some examples of my photos of babies between 6 weeks and 5 months you can visit my baby gallery.
Please get in touch if you are interested in a baby photography session by sending me a message via my contact me page.
This month I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous little one again for her 9 month session. I first met her back in January for her newborn photography session here at Samantha Prewett Photography in Poole, Dorset, and this month I photographed her at Upton County Park.
It was so lovely to see how much she has grown since January, I feel really privileged to be invited back to photograph babies as they grow and capture these special memories for their families to treasure forever.
We started off with a few photos of her and her gorgeous Mummy together, which I am sure you agree are beautiful.
Then we took some photos of her on her own in a little wooden box, which she seemed to be quite happy in! Gorgeous don't you think?
Baby/family photography packages start from £85 and include some digital images. I tend to photograph outdoors between March and October. If you would like a session over the winter, I would suggest booking a family lifestyle home session, or if you baby is under 5 months I can photograph them here in Poole. If you are interested in booking a family session, you can find out more by visiting my family photography section on my website ,or you can contact me.
Last month here at Samantha Prewett Photography in Poole, Dorset I photographed the lovely little Erin, little sister to Elliot who has his own blog; Entertaining Elliot!
It is not often that I photograph babies this age, as they are inbetween the "normal" photography ages for newborn and baby photography. Seen as I have a more natural style and I don't have a strict posing style like many other photographers I thought why not! And I am very glad that I did. As you can see here, we managed to get some beautiful shots during our session.
At this age babies are starting to get more interactive and we managed to get the perfect mix of cute little expressions as well as some sleepy shots.
I usually take babies from 6 weeks for "baby" sessions as these last 1 hour , where as a "newborn" session is for around 7 days and lasts between 2-4 hours. This is not to say that I won't take babies in between these ages, as you can see here. If you are interested in having a session when your baby is between these ages we would have a conversation first to see which package would be best.
Erin's session was wrapped up in around 1.5 hours, I am always happy to go on a little more than 1 hour for a baby session if required as I am aware babies are still quite unsettled and needs lots of cuddles,feeding and changing at this age.
Baby photography packages start from just £75. To find out more about baby sessions please visit my baby session page here. Or contact me here.