With my profession, I am so lucky to meet the loveliest people. I am always so grateful to all the parents I meet for giving me the opportunity to photograph what matters most to them. Their little one. Especially, with all the uncertainty this year. Being pregnant and having a baby in a pandemic, is tough. Despite our local numbers in Hong Kong being relatively low, compared to other nations globally, there is still a legitimate anxiety and fear. Particularly with the local protocols on what happens to those that are confirmed positive and all the ever changing rules. I've felt it all year.
As I entered my third trimester in September, baby Elena's parents welcomed me into their home for a 'Lifestyle Plus' session. These sessions had quickly become a favourite of mine, with many of the poses that I would normally do on my specialist newborn posing gear, done instead with the parents. Over their shoulder. Intimate cuddles on their chest. In their hands. I fell in love with these adapted poses, fast.
I could not wait to edit this collection. There were so many gorgeous captures. The kind of images that I wish for every parent to have of their little one. The kind I wished I had of Anya but never got round to as I was just too overwhelmed being a first time mum... The kind that I will make sure to photograph of our son, no matter how exhausted I am in a few weeks time.
Here are a few sneak peak highlight images of baby Elena, at only 19 days new.
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 Mamas reach out to me in their second trimester to book in their sesion.
I am currently on maternity leave until April 2021.
Taking bookings for photography sessions from my home studio
for newborns with due dates and milestone sessions from May 2021+