Here at GK London, we believe that newborn photography is so important, and we take pride in capturing the early moments of you and your beautiful baby with a memorable shoot. Booking a baby photoshoot with us gives you the opportunity to cherish this one of a kind moment forever, with photographs taken to perfection. Once your child is born, the best time to have a newborn photo session is in the first 2 weeks, when your baby is the smallest and cutest that they will ever be!
As a parent, it is likely you will also want to feature in your baby’s pictures. Parents often take pictures or selfies of their newborn babies with their smartphones, although this doesn’t always capture them in their true element, and will not be of the best quality. Another issue is when someone from the family decides to take the photo, and they end up being the missing person from the picture! This is another reason why booking a baby photo session is so important, as you’ll get every family member in the picture, and have the time and space to get it right.
Baby portrait photographyis timeless, as they let you reflect on the first moments of your child’s life, which you can show to them in the future, and they can then show their children later down the line. We know that life can get hectic after the birth of your child, whichmakes it difficult to organise a newborn shoot. However, this can end up being a huge regret, as your baby is only newborn once!A newborn photography session lets you see how much your child has grown when looking back at these precious moments, especially if you come back to have more photoshoots done.
Newbornphotos can easily be considered as some of the most prized possessions that one can own, and would definitely be up there with items to rescue in the event of a fire! That is why we think that you should get the very best possible images, especially in digital form, so that you never lose them. Your newborn pictures are not only treasured items that will last you forever, they will also be works of art that you can hang up proudly on your wall at home, or place on your desk at work.
To get the best out of your newborn shoot, we ask that you make sure you have washed your hair the night before your appointment, and to also avoid wearing any hair products or makeup. Upon arriving at our studio, you will be greeted by our warm host, who will offer you a range of different drinks. They will then give you a rundown of what will happen throughout the day, and then all family members aged 18 and over will then sign a consultation form. The information that you provide will include make-up, hairstyling and photography preferences that you may have. You will have photo albums and seasonal mood boards to browse through if you need any ideas or inspiration for the shoot.
During your newborn photoshoot, we tend to take around 100 smashing images, to show the unparalleled cuteness and beauty of your baby in as many ways as possible. Generally speaking, there are 2 types of newborn photography; posed or lifestyle. Posed newborn photography involves carefully working around your baby’s routine, so that we can capture them while they are asleep, using a range of props and styles. Lifestyle baby photos are more often taken when your baby is awake and interacting with you, during feedings, nappy changes, playing or cuddling.
Once you have finished your newborn photo session, you’ll come back upstairs and take a half an hour break while we load your newly taken images onto a wide screen monitor, so you can view them up close and in fine detail. Our viewing consultant will be there to help you select your favourite shots, and also give you their expert opinion on which ones they think are keepers. If you decide to have your newborn photos printed on CD, you’ll be able to take your high resolution images home with you on the same day and show all your friends and family. You will get to keep the rights of all the images you buy, meaning that you are fully entitled to print, duplicate or modify them.
We always ensure that we capture the magical bond between you and your baby in each picture, and tirelessly work to showcase every unique characteristic that you both have. Your pictures at GK London will not just only be images, but they will be the first stories of your newest family member, brought to life by our magic.
We have over 8 years of experience in producing newborn photography, and are widely considered as one of the leading photographic studios in all of London. At GK, we have the latest in photographic equipment to take incredible photos of you and your baby, as well as state of the art lighting that will enhance each image. Our creative team has worked with many different families over the years, and understand that photographing babies can be a challenge at times, which is why we are able to have patience and put you and your newborn babies at ease, creating a relaxed and fun-filled environment.