When I was pregnant I was really keen on the idea of newborn photography. I loved the gorgeous posed pictures, I knew it was something I’d love to have.
The issue we had though was the cost. We had bought a new house and every penny we have was ear marked for kitchens or bathrooms. I couldn’t justify taking money away from the house just for the sake of some photos.
It was meant to be though, I entered a competition to win a family photoshoot and it just so happened that the winners were announced a few days after Alexander was born – and it was us! The photographer was happy to change our pice to a newborn shoot. Due to his extended stay in hospital we couldnt do the shoot until Piglet was 3 weeks old which is past the usual time frame in which the advise the shoots take place. But that didn’t affect it as far as I could tell.
Up until the day of the photoshoot Piglet had slept pretty much all the time. The jaundice made him really sleepy, so we were hopeful we would get some great sleeping photos. Typical Piglet, he did the exact opposite and chose that day to be wide awake!
We of course had to use JHoggs bottle of Dalmore King Alexander as a prop. The tartan he is lying on was the plaid from JHoggs wedding kilt. Naturally it got peed on – it was to be expected!
Had we not used a professional photography we had planned to try and do our own newborn photography shoot at home, but theres no way the photos would have been of this quality.
I love the photos we got – I’m so glad we had this opportunity!