As a newborn baby photographer, the scheduling of a baby’s photography session soon after they are born is always one of the elements towards a successful session. Baby Charlotte came in for her close up at my home photography studio in Sheung Wan, when she was only 10 days new. Very often this is a perfect window to capture newborns because they are still sleeping heavily after a good feed and still flexible for those gorgeous curled up shots that I love so much. Baby Charlotte had the most adorable squishy cheeks and she was quite snug in my new posing bean bag.

Over the years I have always endeavoured to improve and streamline the flow of my sessions. To that end, I have started to move away from using the standard large industry standard newborn photography bean bag, to a more compact innovative one that fully supports the baby and is much more suitable for cozier home spaces. I have also in the last few months switched to enjoy the reliability of a continuous LED photography light where possible, with a large diffuser, over natural window light. While I still love working with natural light, it doesn’t always offer the best results on darker days and I have hated not having consistency with that in my photoshoots.

Our session with baby Charlotte was absolutely lovely. She was a star model who was only too happy to sleep after a good feed and wrap. She started to stir a little towards the end of the session, when she was nearing another feed, but we had already managed to capture a great range of macro close ups and stylised newborn poses. For the family portrait with her mum, as she was awake again, we captured a few simple elegant portraits. This included a lovely magic one with Charlotte looking directly at the camera while in her Mama's arms. My heart always does a happy dance when I am able to capture a moment that will make beautiful wall art and stand the test of time.

Hong Kong newborn baby photographer Lullaby Images
Hong Kong newborn baby photographer Lullaby Images
Hong Kong newborn baby photographer Lullaby Images

I am a Hong Kong based photographer specialising exclusively in newborn and baby portraits, establishing Lullaby Images in 2016. I have extensive training in newborn baby posing and safety. I am a mum to a fiercely independent toddler who loves little adventures. With both professional and personal experience with tiny humans, baby safety and comfort is at the heart of all my photo sessions. 

I hate saying 'no'. Help me say it less by reaching out to talk about your newborn photography session well before your due date. I only take on a limited number of bookings a month and many Mama's reach out to me in their second trimester to book in their sesion.