a newborn shoot at home

Quiet Moments

when four
become five

of family life…

I am forever grateful to families who invite me to document this magical time. Captured on medium format film for the most luminous glow

Brympton House Wedding on Film - the terrace seen from a sharp angle, there are tables and chairs and a parasol in the sunshine
Brympton House Wedding on Film - a couple kiss on the driveway of the house
Brympton House Wedding on Film - a wedding bouquet of white and yellow on the steps

family

when four becomes five

It is always an honour when a fellow photographer asks you to photograph their family but this was an even more special treat. I was able to meet the newest addition to the family, as four became five. At only a few weeks old and ever so tiny, this baby boy fitted into his Dad’s hand and this felt like a moment to treasure for both the family and myself.

The family requested I use analogue film to capture the shoot. It is a beautiful choice for portraits as it shows the natural radiance of skin, and who can better the glow of a new born baby? I used medium format film which offers a slightly different crop or image size, a little more square than a traditional 2:3 image ratio, and I especially like it for the feeling of intimacy.

We had chatted about the various different shots we would aim for; individual images of the baby with each parent, as well as the parents and baby together. With a family adjusting to a new character, and the older children at school for part of the shoot, we thought we might need to play it a little by ear as to how the larger family group shots would work. I was delighted to be able to capture both older kids with their little brother; it is such a special time to see these bonds form. And we also managed the entire group, which might have been their first photograph all together! I love the idea that these images will stay with this family forever, it’s a true joy and a privilege to have captured it.

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