Brie and baby Hero - Maternity & Newborn photo session Oxfordshire
As a photographer, there is nothing more rewarding having clients return to me to capture their journey, their stories. I was lucky to be chosen by the lovely and beautiful Brie and her family to capture their new life chapter - her pregnancy portraits and once her beautiful little baby was born, her newborn portraits.
The beautiful beginnings
Maternity portraits are so important - capturing the beautiful beginnings, the anticipation, celebrating ones pregnancy and how amazing women's bodies are.
Brie looked absolutely amazing for her maternity portraits. In every single outfit she put on, she was simply radiant and you could tell how very excited she is to meet her little baby girl.
When she stepped out in her green dress, my jaw dropped - the green complimented her so much and brought the colour in her amazing tattoos perfectly, she looked like she stepped out from a fantasy film.
Her partner joined us for some couples photos as well and it was amazing to capture their love, bond and the excitement to meet their little baby girl.
Brie mentioned that she often thinks of her little one as a little lioness, which stuck with me and from that moment I knew that I simply have to use my adorable lion bonnet when baby girl arrives.
Meeting baby Hero
When baby Hero arrived, we scheduled a newborn session for when she was 7 days old. She came out with perfect squishy cheeks, sweet button nose and head full of hair. In the short 7 days Earthside, you can tell she has already wrapped everyone around her teeny tiny little fingers. When it came to her newborn session, she was an absolute star - she slept soundly for most of the session, absolutely loved being swaddled.
Hero's mummy has chosen a natural colour palette which complimented Hero perfectly. When I pulled out the little lions hat, Hero's mummy absolutely loved it - and so did I. To make the set up a little more feminine, I paired it with my favourite neutral floral wrap which baby Hero loved - just look how adorable this little brave lioness looks:
During her newborn session, we used various set ups and props, here are some favourites form baby Hero's session:
Capturing all the important milestones
Entering parenthood is such a big step - starting a family is exciting and such a memorable time in your life it is worth remembering and celebrating.
Pregnancy comes with its challenges but also its immense joys - planning a gender reveal (read some tips for unique gender reveal), baby shower, the anticipation, choosing the perfect baby name (if you are still looking for the perfect name, checkout this blog post with over 400 baby names), preparing for your birth, all the appointments, and among all this excitement and anticipation, it simply goes by in a blink of an eye. I had so many new mums to tell me how much they regret not having enough photos with their baby bump - at the time they said it didn't seem like such a big deal, but once baby was here they missed the bump and they wish they would have some beautiful photographs or tangible memories to look back on from this time. Celebrate your body, your pregnancy and this fleeting moment with a maternity photo session.
The first year flies even quicker with adjusting to a life as a parent, celebrating those little milestones such as sitting up, first tooth, first smile... - that's why I have recently introduced The Baby Plan - capturing your family's story, from the very beginning in 4 professional photo sessions, capturing this exciting journey for you and your family. Starting with pregnancy portraits, followed by newborn photo session, 6 month old sitter session and cake smash, it is a perfect way to ensure you have all of those life changing milestones captured forever in timeless art and in a beautiful album to look back on in years to come.
It was absolutely wonderful photographing this beautiful family as they grew and nurtured their little one during pregnancy, and meeting their newest addition once she was born. Mum Brie said this about her photos:
" Oh my gosh these are amazing!! This is so gorgeous!! Thank you so so so much!"
THANK YOU Brie for choosing me to capture your beautiful family. It was truly a pleasure.
The Second Star Photography is a professional mobile studio, providing in home newborn and lifestyle photography sessions within Oxfordshire and areas of Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire. Enjoy the luxury of professional newborn photography session in the comfort of your own home. Klara is first aid trained professional newborn photographer covering Bicester, Banbury, Aylesbury, Abingdon, Oxford, Thame, Brackley among other areas of Oxfordshire, Bucks and Northamptonshire.