Hello! I’ve got a newborn photo session to share with you that features the fabulous Pickles family, who I photographed not too long ago at my home studio near Andover in Hampshire.
The entire family was present and ready for action: 10 day-old Theodore, 2 year-old Tabitha and Mum and Dad.
Theodore was born at Basingstoke hospital at 10.53pm weighing 8lbs.
"I went into labour properly from around 5pm but had had contractions throughout the day. At his birth was just myself and my husband as well as two midwives - one being a brilliant trainee! Seeing Theodore I felt relieved he arrived safely without any intervention. I was also a little annoyed with him - I had asked for a further 10 minutes for my epidural to fully take hold - he had other ideas and was born 7 minutes later!"
"During our session I loved how welcome my little family were made to feel. Being in someone's home can be awkward but you were so calm and welcoming it didn't feel that way at all. I loved how you took pictures whilst we were trying to get Teddy to sleep - they are my favorite ones as they are so natural. We did try to leave feeding Teddy before we came - so that we could get him to sleep more during the shoot - he obviously had other ideas! We had no worries about having his pictures done - but you were brilliant with him and so careful that had we had any they would have been qualmed easily."
"Advice I would give someone having newborn pictures would be to be ready for they not to play ball! Also really think about the pictures you want - I noticed that there are some lovely ones of Dave and both kids - but I never asked for the same at the time - it hadn't occurred to me!"
"We brought with us to the shoot the hat Teddy wore home from the hospital - sadly its too small for his little (big) head! Our toddler Tabitha is just 2 and loves the baby - 'Brother' as he is called. She loves being involved with him - patting his tummy especially! He loves to watch here - he is definitely aware of her in the room!"
Thanks for the fun morning and for choosing me photograph your lovely family, Sigrid and David!