I was delighted to meet the lovely Carrie-Anne Gumn and her daughter Olivia recently, when they answered my call for a newborn model. After delaying the session due to my daughter being poorly, I finally got to meet them at my home studio for their newborn photo session. Carrie-Anne answers some questions about the photo shoot below.
Why did you choose H Jones Photography for you shoot?
We had a newborn shoot done with our first baby so knew we wanted to capture those first precious weeks again with our second baby. I saw that Helen was advertising for a newborn model. I was due to give birth around the same time so got in contact with Helen and luckily she chose us!
What did you like best about the session?
Helen made me feel instantly at ease. I wasn’t having the best morning as was already running late to get to the session and then got lost! Once I made to Helen’s house it was lovely to have a nice warm cup of coffee (for once!) and a chat. Unfortunately my baby had other ideas about what was happening and took a long time to settle but this was no problem for Helen who did not appear fazed. Once my baby was settled and asleep I was more than happy to hand her over to Helen who handled her with great care, whilst I got to sit down and relax with another warm coffee!
What could have been done differently?
Nothing in my opinion. Plenty of time was given knowing that babies don’t always follow the schedule!
How did you prepare for the photoshoot?
I followed the instructions Helen had sent me. I gave my baby a bath the night before. One the morning of the photoshoot I tired to keep her awake as much as possible so that she was tired when we got there and fed her again just before we left so that she had a full tummy and would hopefully fall asleep in the car.
Would you recommend and why?
Yes I would definitely recommend H Jones Photography. I was very at ease the whole time I was there, not rushed in any way and was nice to have some time to just sit and relax as new mummies don’t get to do this very often! The final photographs are absolutely amazing and have a feeling that we will be using Helen again in the future for our family photographs.