I went to visit this family in their beautiful cottage in Sutton Benger Wiltshire. Rebecca had just given birth to her second boy Rufus, who was a delight to photograph. Wiltshire is just on the border of Gloucestershire so I was happy to travel to their home. I do prefer it if your family photo shoot is based in your own home. It gives an emotional backdrop to your images that are priceless and meaningful. Everyone is more relaxed and if baby is feeding then I can nip off and photograph other siblings without any pressure or agenda. That’s when I am able to capture the most natural shots of your children and family. One of my favourite photos from this newborn photography session was actually of Ted gazing at his film. Another favourite is of all three boys sitting in the window. A simple but perfect moment.
We took some reportage photos on the family bed. One of the best places to achieve relaxed natural shots. One of the places you spend a lot of family time, especially with young children.
We took a few family shots outside with the front door as a backdrop. Rebecca has an eye for colour and design that I wanted to use this in my photography. Just at the end of the shoot when Rufus was quite exhausted. I spotted a beautiful half upholstered chair (a family heir loom) which made a perfect backdrop. When you are a busy mum of two then the upholstery jobs are last on the list! However we managed to make it look perfect.
I wanted share some quality time with Ted and daddy. It can be a bit of a shock when mummy and daddy bring home a baby brother and then realise he’s here to stay. Andy was happy to play a bit of rough and tumble with Ted. His rugby side coming out! I wanted to capture natural play and laughter between them. I am very conscious that I didn’t want to spend all my time fussing over baby Rufus otherwise Ted might be jealous. However, I didn’t need to worry. He was happy to show his affection to his little brother. Even if it was super quick!
I thoroughly enjoyed this newborn family photography session in Wiltshire and am delighted to hear that they would love a big family! If you would like to know more about my photography then contact me here.