Olivia Jo Bartolo

Lifestyle Newborn Shoot at Home

A few weeks back I had the honour of meeting little Olivia Jo.

Mom Christa and Dad Andre are family friends of mine and initially the idea was that Christa would have a maternity shoot with me before Olivia arrived. But, if there's anything I've learnt being a family photographer it's to expect the unexpected!

Olivia arrived ahead of schedule so our maternity session became a newborn session at the Bartolo's home. I love doing home-based newborn shoots as the baby is surrounded by familiar sounds and smells - and mom and dad are more comfortable too!

We started our session in the nursery, and then did a few photographs outdoors so that the fur-kids could also be a part of the shoot.

Olivia, you are such a cutie and it was an absolute pleasure to photograph you and your Mom and Dad!

My top tip for newborn sessions:

Let the babies determine the schedule. Work around feed and nap times, and expect that there may be tears at some point during the session - this is normal as your little one's new routine is being altered.

I factor in extra time for all my newborn sessions to allow for babies to be babies! The little one's comfort is your, and my, biggest priority!

Would you love to do a family, maternity or newborn session? Contact me for a pre-shoot consultation where we can chat about ideas for your perfect photo shoot.

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