Baby Photoshoot with Mila – Reigate, Surrey

Poor Mila was woken from her mid morning nap with a crazy lady (me!) waving a big camera around. She must have wondered what on earth was going on! With all that in mind, it didn’t stop her acting like the sweetest of little girls for her baby photoshoot.

Caroline had first been in touch when Mila was younger, but decided to go for a shoot a few months down the line when Mila could sit and was a little more engaged. There are pro’s to photographing babies at all ages and stages, it is very much a personal choice.

The first thing I do when arriving at someone’s house is to look at the available spaces and lighting and I was spoilt for choice at Caroline & Pat’s. Wherever possible I will use natural lighting, especially for babies as it gives a lovely soft effect. I’ll also look for backdrops that I can use rather than popping up the studio screen. The lounge was very obliging with french doors, a skylight and grey wash walls, making a perfect ‘natural studio’. It also meant that Mila wouldn’t get too freaked out, as her surroundings stayed familiar 🙂

I took my posing beanbag along and started with some seated shots. We then moved her onto the floor where she played with some of her favourite toys.

Caroline wasn’t so excited about getting in on some of the shots herself, but I did manage a couple of sneaky ones, a shame not to when she’s so photogenic!

We went into the garden for a few pictures, making the most of the lovely June weather before finishing up in Pat & Caro’s room, Mila’s ‘happy place’ – Caroline did say that she always has a giggle when playing on their bed and she wasn’t wrong, she was like a different baby!

Mila was an absolute star, she is beautiful and such a little personality. It was great to meet her and I’d like to thank Caroline & Pat for inviting me over to capture these precious memories! Thank you also to Emily Groves who stood in as my assistant for the day and did a super job helping me transport my equipment and holding reflectors / diffusers etc..!

Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey
Baby Photoshoot Surrey
Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey

Baby Photoshoot Surrey