On 11th February 2014 after only 33 weeks and weighing less than six pounds Ralph Hyland came into the world. I photographed a very excited and glowing Jody in the final weeks of her pregnancy and was delighted to follow up with a shoot of her and Ralph in his first weeks. Photographing children is all about patience, and in particular with newborns without a nappy, dealing with them when they decide to wee all over their mother as I’m about to take a shot. It’s always good to have somewhere to put my camera out of harm’s way when trying to help 🙂
People often ask “When is the best time to have some portraits taken?” and I always say “Now”. Children change so quickly. In six months Ralph will look very different and the style of images I would shoot would be different. With newborn babies I feel the images should be about the bond and relationship rather than someone holding a baby up to the camera like a trophy. As time goes by every child will develop his or her own personality that sets them apart from every other child and I want to capture who they are not what they look like. There is nothing wrong with large volume supermarket photography if you want a photograph of what your child looks like in a set-up scenario but if you want images of who they are and your relationship with him or her please get in touch.