Cheltenham Photographer / Roxanne’s Newborn Shoot

Recommendations are the best type of marketing you can get as a Gloucester and Cheltenham photographer.  Hearing that I was recommended to Roxanne’s parents from a client was so lovely.  Roxanne’s parents had to wait awhile to get their perfect little baby. Like so many other parents, they had to venture in the world IVF.  At the start of the IVF treatment, Roxanne’s Mum knew she wanted to book her Newborn photoshoot with me, how awesome is that! Cheltenham Photographer

Roxanne was so sweet and alert at the beginning of the shoot. She was more interested in what was going on than sleeping.  This gave me the chance to capture a few awake shots, showing off those beautiful blue eyes.  She then became  a little unsettled, and I knew to keep her calm and secure I needed to wrap her.

All wrapped up and asleep

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As mentioned in a previous blog ‘Newborn Photo shoot Gloucestershire, ‘What to expect’?’   sessions are baby-led, which means I adapt my sessions to ensure the baby is settled and feels secure.  Wrapping is a great way to help a baby settle.  Often babies will fall asleep once wrapped, just as Roxanne did.

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Wrapping worked wonders and once wrapped we were able to get some gorgeous shots.  I was asked to get one particular image for Roxanne’s parents.  They asked if I could incorporate some beautiful vintage lace that they used on their wedding day.

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I was so pleased to have captured this shot for them … precious!

After this shot Roxanne became unsettled, but there was another shot I needed to get that was sentimental to her parents and grandparents.  Roxanne with a beautiful quilt that her Grandmother had made her.  It was essential to think outside the box,  of a way to create a beautiful image without disturbing her.  So once cuddles where given I placed Roxanne on the quilt,  soothed her and slowly worked with her to position her head and hands.  Nothing was rushed.

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The end of the session was coming up and at this point Roxanne was lovely and cosy inside the quilt. With her parents close by I put the last set up in place, the prop shot.

The basket shot

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Roxanne loved to be wrapped up and she looked so adorable.  The purples where stunning against her skin tone.  This close up of her little face is one of my favourites from her newborn session.

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I really do love being a Gloucester and Cheltenham photographer.  These images will last for generations, a pretty amazing thought.

Thank you Leah and Stuart for their 5 Star review.

‘Very happy with the gorgeous shots taken of our little baby girl. Zoe was very patient with her and made sure she worked at her pace. We never felt rushed and she created a very relaxed atmosphere which led to beautiful pictures. Zoe was also super flexible when it came to start times and also picking up the finished articles – which helps a lot with a newborn at home! Thank you Zoe for all your efforts! Stuart & Leah’

Cheltenham Photographer / Roxanne’s Newborn Shoot

If you are pregnant and would like more information on my Newborn Photography or to book a session, please CONTACT ME  or call 07900 433058

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Natural Essence Photography deliveries beautiful Baby and children portraits, specialising in Newborn Art Photography.  Customers come from all over the Cotswolds and beyond, such as, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Swindon, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire