Maternity and baby sessions not only document the growth and development of the baby, but of the parents as well. Your tiny bundle of joy will soon be walking around to discover all they can and before you know it they are teenagers! Photography gives us the chance to capture the perfect memories of growing up to treasure forever. My style is fine art photography which uses natural light to capture beautiful soft portraits with a luxe neutral colour palette. My approach is to let the children be themselves, play with them, follow them around and capture those natural moments. During our initial telephone consultation I will find out what you are looking for: It may be an outdoor session of your child/children playing, At home with their pets, or perhaps a studio session. I have a home bedroom studio filled with lots of natural light and in the case of grey days a studio light set-up.
Our most popular package captures all of your baby’s biggest milestones. Most families will book a package that includes 4 sessions – maternity, newborn, six months, and one year.
Once we have established where your session will take place, think about the kind of clothing you/your baby/child will wear. Light neutral colours work best for this style of photography. Whites/greys or a soft pastel palette. If you are going to be in some of the photographs you may consider a professional make-up artist but don't worry if not as I will lightly airbrush your skin just keep your makeup natural and light. Personal items: Babies/children's favourite toy. Bring along their favourite soft toy/blanket/new booties. Items like these help to tell a story and personalise your session. Do you have an heirloom you would like included? A vintage silver bracelet perhaps? Or a blanket handed down to you.
These family lifestyle sessions work best in a natural environment eg: icing cupcakes, having a picnic etc.
They can be on location or in your home/garden
New Born | Mummy and Me | My First Year
I do not use colourful props, baskets or distracting elements. I try to keep these sessions genuine and joy filled.
Portrait or Milk Bath
Between 38-34 weeks is the best time to schedule a maternity shoot. My style is natural and elegant to create timeless memories of this special stage of pregnancy.
Pre-session consultation | High Resolution Digital Images | Private Online Gallery | All Images lightly airbrushed for a flattering effect
"I booked a family lifestyle session with Colette and we spent the morning playing in the woods. The kids loved her relaxed manner. She captured so many natural joyful moments. I love all the photos is was so hard to choose what to print! Love her style!"
"We booked a family lifestyle session with Colette at the pumpkin patch. The photos are so gorgeous. She makes her sessions fun and effortless. Would highly recommend!"
"Our little one is growing so quickly, it's such a treasure to have these beautiful photos! Thank you so much Aurelia Allen Photography "
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