Peggy's lifestyle newborn photoshoot

Newborn photography

Leigh on Sea

It’s the small everyday moments we want to remember in years to come and we think we will remember everything, but it will become a vague memory if not forgotten; from their gestures to the way they played, sounded, hugged, the little details like chubby toes and bed hair, obsession with certain toys/objects and their natural curiosity. A lifestyle photoshoot documents your life from my point of view; I am the observer and you just do what you do. And this is what happened then..

It was a beautiful day, a beautiful family, a toddler who just woke from a nap, baby just about ready to feed - perfect timing for some memory making :)

As it was so warm, we opted to have the majority of the photoshoot outside and found some shaded area in the garden as the sun would create harsh shadows on their faces. Then we went for some story time indoors. You may think, yeap, that’s me everyday but I see it as capturing a little snippets of ones day and creating a slideshow of extraordinary moments that shows how you love and how much you are loved. Some of the photographes will never make it on display and that’s ok because I believe there should be a box of memories in every household to look through and remembering.

Thank you for having me <3 and here is a snippet of what we got…

PS: If you would like to document your family in your own way, this photoshoot may be just what you want. There is an option of adding video to your session. All info here.

Lifestyle Newborn Photography - Sedgwick Family

Newborn photoshoot at home

Leigh on Sea

Newborn session doesn’t need to take hours. Lifestyle session may be perfect for you

  • if travelling is difficult in early days due having c-section or any complications;

  • you prefer very relaxed, documentary-style vibe. These images are less about getting the baby in a perfect pose, and more about capturing the baby in a more informal way;

  • because it truly tells a story what early days with newborn baby means to a family and I think lifestyle images are unique in that they can really show a special connection – in a way that posed portraits can’t;

  • would like shorter, simple photo session and feel more comfortable in your own surroundings;

  • because it’s tough in early days to get everyone ready and out of door for photoshoot;

  • you like to be more flexible; lifestyle session don’t necessary need baby to be certain age for the posed images portrait session requires.

This photoshoot was taken when baby H was 4 weeks old. Big brother took charge of the photoshoot and kindly showed me all of his games, showed me his fav dino outfit and had a sing off with Eddie, the dog. Kind of normal morning with a toddler! We pretty much stayed in living room and just chatted away. We captured baby Hayden awake and asleep which was lovely and Ethan didn’t mind to get involved too and showed me plenty of times how much he adores his baby brother. It was a combination of natural candid moments and little direction from me, only for lighting purposes, otherwise we let things unfold organically. After hour and half it was time to go, just in time for some lunch. Thank you for having me xx

More information about Lifestyle newborn package here or message me to send you my Newborn guide to help you choose which Newborn package would suit you best.

Lifestyle Family Photography – Crossmans

Lifestyle Family Photography – Crossmans

Outdoor photoshoot in the woods

I have never been taken on 2 hour walk in the woods until I met this family. This photoshoot was originally booked as Fatherhood and Motherhood but combining them together, the attention shifted little towards the family as a unit and documenting their family as they are.

It was a beautiful late afternoon and this time the girls led the way. They literally didn’t stop running, skipping and climbing the trees, so we followed in running and helping them to get down from the trees. That’s pretty much how it went for 2 hours. On the way back we found little clearing and they picked some flowers for a vase and I captured some of the girls together with lovely soft sunset behind them. There was not much direction from me except creating few opportunities, like pit stops, to capture them all together before we set off to trek the woods further. Before long it was time to wrap up!

The goal with any family is not only to create art, but memories they will have forever and I think we pretty much got it right here!

To find out more about Family lifestyle package click here!

Mailley Family at the castle

Lifestyle Family Photography

 

Hadleigh Castle

There are so many amazing locations that I get introduced to all the time, but I am nearly ashamed to say that this was my first visit to Hadleigh Castle (living in Leigh for nearly 9 years) here I said it! 

This is Clare’s family. I know Clare for over 7 years and she is the kind of friend who I don’t need to see in ages but time means nothing and we just pick where we left of, you know the one!

So, there were no plans for the session, just intention to show up. There was no preferred location so we picked one between our houses; no preferred activity so we took kite; no ideas or expectations of the final images – ‘just some of us together, you know anyway’, so we did just that! We run around the tower, blew some huge bubbles, wished we dressed warmer as it was cool and really windy (maybe too windy for kiting) and in the end realized that running after a kite wasn't too bad of an activity after all! Happy kids!

An hour went in blink of an eye, we laughed, we chatted, felt all the feelings, it’s not always easy to get in a flow of family fun; there are practicalities, reservation, some awkward moments, obvs kids involved; but it felt so good to let go of the final result, of having no ideas, of what you may have seen in your friends houses and solely concentrate on you and your family, it may surprise you how wonderful and unique you are in your own way! I love the way the story is told through their pictures, the connection between them and how well Darren embraced his pictures taken ;) Love you millions xxx 

 

Link to my lifestyle package is here or contact me for details! Look forward hearing from you!