Newborn portraits are my most common portrait session and one that I just adore. Capturing all the tiny details of a new baby is a privilege and one I cherish. My own babies are growing too fast and each newborn who comes to my studio reminds me how fleeting time is and how quickly babies grow and change. Capturing family portraits within my newborn session is always a must for me, and this includes fur babies. I love it when my clients ask if we can incorporate a fur baby in their portraits with their new human baby.
Now, my studio is only small, so this means that for most fur babies, staying for the full 2-3 hour session is a bit much. Also being in a new environment with a stranger taking photos of them can be overwhelming for anyone, especially our fur children. For these reasons, and for the safety of everyone involved, all my fur baby photos are created as composites.
A composite is when I take two separate photos and merge them together in my post production editing. In the case of little Seb and his big brother Deefa, I took one frame with Deefa on the set whilst baby seb was having a feed with mum. Then I took one frame with little Seb on the same set up, once Deefa had gone home with Dad.
Of course, the session involved the creation of many beautiful newborn portraits of Seb and his Mum and Dad as well, and the end results were just beautiful. So let me know if you would like to book in some newborn portraits with your human babies and your fur babies.
By the way, I got to photograph gorgeous little Seb again when he was sitting, and I will have this session up on the blog soon, so make sure you check back to see how cute this little boy is!