The Eskimo Pixie

Far, far away, where the land is white with snow.  Slept a little pixie with dark, dark hair – a little baby Eskimo!

I tend to do more lifestyle or photojournalistic work as I think they have a raw, emotional quality which styled photography does not have.  But I certainly believe styled newborn work has earned its popular spot in the world of photography with masters like Anne Geddes taking the lead.  There’s just something about a sleeping baby, propped up in a sweet way that makes us all go ga-ga.

For my styled newborn work I try to move away from cookie-cutter looks and over-the-top props.  Instead I opt for natural, hand-made materials, subtle colours and a minimalism.  I also like to create a sense of magical wonder with my images and love thinking up little stories around images like this on of the little Eskimo Pixie.

Eskimo

 

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Studio Newborn Photography – What to expect

Princess-small

I love natural light and minimal styling when it comes to newborn photography, but that is not to say that I do not do styled, studio work.  In fact, I would not be true to my own ‘inner princess’ if I didn’t admit that doing a styled, studio shoot like this one every so often is LOADS of fun! Playing ‘dress-up’ is however hard work – so here’s some pointers as to what to expect at and prepare for your newborn session (whether on location or in studio):

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