Just after Michelle found out she was pregnant she looked around for newborn photographers in Carlisle and then approached Allan at Keltic Rose Photography and asked about Newborn photography packages. She had seen some of the photography Keltic Rose had produced and loved the style.
After the first scan a potential date was pencilled in for a week after the baby was born. This of course is a very flexible date and as soon as the little girl was born Michelle contacted us and a firm date put in the diary for a photoshoot that can last up to 3 hours.
On the day of the photoshoot the studio is warmer than usual as it is ready for a tiny baby who will feel the cold when stripped off completely or perhaps just nappy. We start with a photoshoot of the family and that way any brothers or sisters can be taken home and wont disturb the newborn sleepy photos.
After a few family photos a feed is usually called for, and when fed and sleepy we work with the little one to capture the uniqueness of newborn photos. By photographing your child's first few days you get a timeless gift which is always there to remind you and your child of their beginning, to pass your memories to your family and to your grandchildren.
This type of newborn photoshoot can only be carried out in the first month of a babies life, and ideally should be captured within the first 14 days of the babies life.
Allan Blackett from Keltic Rose Photography is a member of the British Association of Newborn Photographers (BANPAS) and has been a delegate on a number of hands on training courses and 1 to 1 sessions with newborn photography trainers.