We are definitely finding ourselves in strange and uncertain times at the moment with everything bar essential services and shops temporarily closing its doors to customers in a worldwide effort to control the spread of Covid-19.
It’s a really worrying time for everyone but when you’re also bringing new life into the world it can be a particularly worrying time indeed. (By the way, I wrote a blog about coping with pregnancy anxiety during the pandemic – Click HERE to read it)
Having photos taken by a professional photographer is out of the question at the moment as it isn’t classed as an essential service and my newborn photography would of course put me in close contact with you and your baby which is a risk to all of us.
I have been feeling really sad about not working and thinking of my lovely clients who won’t get the opportunity to have a professional newborn photo shoot at my Somerset photography studio. I have been trying to think of ways I can help during this crisis and have written a guide for taking your own newborn photos at home!
You don’t need a fancy camera or any photography skills to capture some lovely memories for you to cherish.
It's important to note that to practice newborn photography safely you do need to undertake proper training. Photos you see of baby supporting themselves in the froggy pose are photoshopped to make it look like they are doing it by themselves. Your baby should also never be more than an arms length away from someone who can watch the baby at all times. Please be aware that this is a guide only and not training so keep your poses safe and simple.
The guide is completely free of charge and only requires you to sign up to my mailing list. You have my word that you can unsubscribe at any time (straight after you've downloaded the guide if you like) and your email will only be used on Angel Eyes Photography's mailing list and never passed to any third parties.
If you’re expecting still, then I also have a guide for capturing your own maternity photos too! Click HERE to read it now.
There is a support group on Facebook for pregnant woman and families who have just given birth, check it out but clicking HERE!