I was very excited to photograph this family again on the weekend! They have a beautiful property with lots of great spots to capture them. I can’t wait to photograph their new addition in a few short weeks!
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So you’ve had your baby, CONGRATULATIONS!, as the days roll on the more sleep deprived you become and feel like you may loose your mind! Don’t worry, all new parents have been there. Even though my 3 children are now teenagers, I remember those delirious first few days like it was yesterday.
Now, as a newborn photographer settling babies has become second nature to me (sometimes though, baby just wants mum!) and clients call me “The Baby Whisperer” for my talent in settling new babies. I’m often invited around for the midnight shift when baby is unsettled! We always chat at the photo session about what works to help new baby’s sleep longer, so here are 3 tips to help with your newborns sleep.
Tuning into your baby’s tired signs ensures she doesn’t get overtired. Usually newborns will wake, feed and either fall asleep straight after feeding or stay awake for a short amount of time. If your baby stays awake for some bonding time, watch for tired signs. Tired signs are staring off into space, disinterested in her surroundings and grizzling, then she is probably starting to get tired.
It’s best to not wait too long when you see these’s cue’s as your baby will get overtired and be harder to settle to sleep.
When newborns are born, they have what is called ‘The Startle Reflex”, this is when they suddenly extend their arms and legs, arch their backs and curl everything back in again.
My best bit of advice to new parents is to swaddle your baby. Some parents say ‘I tried but my baby hated it’. But what she hates today, might work days later. If you aren’t swaddling your baby and she is only sleeping short amount of time, her startle reflex could be waking her up, so try swaddling again. Swaddling too loosely is common and results in your baby becoming hodini! There are many swaddles on the market so try different ones till you find one that works best for your baby. Most newborns like to be swaddled with their hands up near their face.
For 9 months your bundle has been living it up in the snug comfort of your womb. It’s warm, loud and snuggly in there. Often when new baby’s arrive, the quiet of the outside teamed with sudden loud noises can keep baby awake.
There are plenty of white noise options out there, from Apps on your phone to white noise machines. The aim of the white noise is to muffle outside sounds not completely drown them out. During your newborn photography session, I use an App on my phone of a mother’s heartbeat and swooshing noises as heard from in the womb.
Sometimes, these things won’t work and baby is having an off day (like we all do some days!) and is unsettled and that’s ok. Be kind to yourself and remember, your baby will grow so quickly so enjoy as many cuddles as you can get!
I found these 3 tips to be most helpful in settling new babies to sleep, whether it was my babies, friends babies or clients babies.
Celebrate Mum this Mother’s Day with the gift that gives forever! The gift of a photo session is a great way to create lasting memories with your mum.
The session can include mum, siblings and grandmother. Mum’s often find themselves behind the camera photographing the special moments and missing out on being in those images themselves…
… don’t miss the opportunity to capture yourself and children!
Mother’s Day – Sunday May 10th 2020
– a 45 minute outdoor photo session at the studio
– a viewing and ordering session at the studio to select your favourite images
– one 8×12 metal desk print and 4 digital images
– the opportunity to purchased more products from our professional range
Please note: scheduling for these session’s will begin once the COVID restrictions are lifting. Gift certificates are valid for 12 months from purchase.
This is a first for me, photographing these identical twin girls. I’ve photographed twins before but never identical girls!
When I found out Lyndel was having twins I was really surprised! I missed the meme that the family was expecting twins hahaha. Anyway, I was absolutely excited to meet these girls as I’d photographed the twins big sister as a newborn too! You can view her images HERE!
So I spent an anxious few weeks waiting to hear whether they had boys or girls, I received the news … IDENTICAL GIRLS! This is where my awesome prop vendors come in and on short noticed knitted hat/wrap set, shipped headbands and more props to make this session unique to these babies.
Meet Aylssa and Kira, pretty, sleepy and so loved by their family. Having twins is busy, chaotic, tiresome but most of all there’s twice as much love to fill your heart. In fact, there’s so much love, you never thought you could possibly have so much.
The twins slept so well for their professional photo session and big sister Hayley was happy to give them cuddles. It can be tricky getting a toddler to cooperate for a sibling photo and Mum and Dad are really happy I captured their girls together.
Now the girls parent’s have these keepsake moments to treasure for a lifetime!
Please leave a comment below for this gorgeous family!
If you are interested in how we can capture your family’s most important moments, please contact me to arrange a consultation.
If you can’t tell the girls apart, Kira is featured first and Alyssa is featured after the sibling photo.
I absolutely love the newborn fine art products I offer. It makes them all about you and your family.
This beautiful order full of newborn fine art products went to it’s forever home today. I love delivery day and having my clients hold their order for the first time! It was great to place this order directly into my clients hands.
In this Collection we have a stunning Fine Art Album featuring all newborn gallery images with matching digital files and a full set of matching 7×5 prints. Presented in a wooden box customised with a photograph from your session. Use the box to store your baby’s hospital bracelet, first curl and a special gift or any other family keepsake.
A little about these products, the Fine Art Album is handmade right here in Australia using archival fine art papers and has a full photo cover. The album has a 75 year guarantee.
Your 7×5 prints are perfectly matched to my computer screen and are printed on lustre paper.
A new product for this year is the custom glass USB for your digital files. Available in walnut wood and customised with a photo from your session.
This wooden box contains your USB and 7×5 prints is also customised with an image from your session. Use it to store your baby’s keepsakes as they grow!