Guildford Baby Photographer
Experienced, professional Surrey Baby Photographer – Rick Carter specialises in relaxed editorial (lifestyle) photography, Rick work’s on location or in your own home. Baby Photography right across Surrey including Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Farnham, Esher and Woking and all of the surrounding areas in beautiful Surrey.
Babies, Children and Families
How does a Guildford Baby Photoshoot work?
I want the photoshoot to be fun (or at least enjoyable) for everyone involved. The photoshoot is laid-back and normally takes between one and half and two hours. It’s very much baby-led. Guildford Baby photography is unpredictable, which tends to mean we prioritise particular shots you want.
The sessions take place in your home or at a location in Guildford or Surrey – of which there are lots of places suitable for outdoor / environmental portraits and baby photography in our county – places like Hindhead Common, Winkworth Arboretum, Stoke Park, The North Downs or perhaps indoor venues in and around Surrey.
My suggested baby photography milestones are :3 Months – medically your baby is just about a newborn, it’s a good time photographically speaking as your baby will be responding to you more – turning and lifting their head when they hear or see you. Your baby will also still be small enough for some hands and feet and other detail baby photos.7 Months – it seems that 6 months is a time parents might naturally think about having some professional baby photos taken, but usually I’d suggest that 7 months is a better time. At around this time your baby should be sitting comfortably in a tripod stance. A lot of babies can start to sit up when supported from about 4 months but I want us to not have to “dive in” and catch your baby when we are taking photos.
What clothes do I need?
I’ll aim at taking at least some photos of baby in just nappies, so on the day of the shoot I ask that you turn your heating up a fraction. I suggest avoiding patterned clothing as in the final image it tends to be distracting.
Do I need anything else?
No. You don’t need props. I have a lots of stuff that I bring to you on the day of our session, although chances are that you’ll have some things that we might try to incorporate – I enjoy the challenge of making a beautiful photograph that includes items of special meaning.
We’ll have chatted beforehand to decide what sort of photos you are looking for. You’ll pay for the session and then have the chance to order prints, framed photos and books.
When is a good time for baby photography?