Babies

The Last Baby

Last baby photography

If you are on your 2nd, 3rd, 4th or what ever is your number “last” baby, I challenge you to look at these pictures and not melt...

Baby number one is quite overwhelming and it can easily feel like you miss a lot of it. So by the next baby you are prepared to really indulge in every single detail, and savour the moments forever, so huge is the surprise when you realise that the “last” baby is just one big fast forward experience! Try as you might, there is no slowing down, they shoot through the phases and the baby slips away before you very eyes, and it is so emotional to let that last baby go! I am obviously in this hormonal “refusing to let my last baby grow up” stage of life, and hence I have really struggled to edit this shoot. I am expected to only select the very best pictures, but what a hopeless task! I look at the images and I just see perfect pure baby, and I can’t take any of them out, because as a mum, I would want them all. I think this is exactly the baby stage we all want to bottle and hold onto forever? The images of her holding her muslin aren’t even “real” images, they are just in-between pictures but they are my absolute favourites, they sum up everything about this baby stage. Imagine being able to take such comfort from a piece of fabric and just being cuddled all day long! And needless to say I love the images with her mum as well! It has been my mission for years to get mums in the picture, and I do believe that these kind of images will be treasured by everyone in the family for generations. Don’t you enjoy finding baby pictures of yourself with your mum? Don’t you enjoy seeing baby pictures of your mum with your grandparents? What an amazing little time capsule to look back at, the closest you will ever get to freezing your very last baby moments in time xxx You can find out more about my baby photography work here, and I sometimes do special offers for babies, so have a look in the special offers section too. Or please contact me to book a session or find out more 🙂
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Mum & baby photography

Mum & baby photography

I always come back to the same thing – mums in pictures! I photograph babies all the time, and regardless of how a session pans out, I always come away with picture of both baby and baby with mum, and I simply don’t think I will ever tire of these pictures, would you?

Remember, you will only have a baby for a year, so don’t miss out on getting some fantastic pictures to treasure for a lifetime and to pass on to new generations. Maybe you missed out on newborn pictures, or maybe you suddenly sense just how quickly your baby is growing up and changing. To me it’s the combination of baby pictures and having mum in the picture that tells the full story! This is divine 8 month old baby Willow and her beautiful mum, who came to the studio and kindly agreed to share their shoot. I completely understand that mum’s don’t always feel like being photographed, but at the same time experience shows me that further down the line these images will be priceless to her. You can never 100% plan a session with a baby, and unexpectedly Willow went to sleep in her mums arms…. What’s not to love about these? How old is your baby? Don't let that first year slip by... you can follow my work on Facebook.com/dortekjaerulff I work as a baby photographer in Market Harbrough and on location in Leicestershire. I occasionally have special deal for mini baby sessions, please double check in the special offer section.
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100% Pure Baby photography

How do you want to remember you baby in years to come? What is it about this phase you want to hold onto and be able to revisit forever? I feel there is a bit of a shift happening in the world of baby photography and more focus is being moved back to pictures that are 100% pure baby, pictures about mum’s with babies, and less focus on hats and hairbands.

I have never been into the really awkward and unnatural newborn posing, and my style has always been quite natural, but recently I have had the opportunity to do some even less “styled” baby shoots, and it occurred to me that they feel very genuine and very real to me. They feel 100% pure baby, and incorporate much more emotion and memories than just the baby in a basket.

Lifestyle baby photography shoot at home

This gorgeous little prince had a studio session at two weeks old, but wouldn’t sleep. We did another session at his home, to incorporate the grandparents visiting from abroad, and I simply fell in love with his home shoot. So many personal memories are captured in the images, his nursery, his first clothes, teddies, grandparents and just him with his beautiful mum at this magical stage in life! I look at these images and I wish I had images like this of me and my boys (but of course like most women I refused to get in the picture)!!!

pure baby lifestyle photography at home

Lifestyle photography at home with mum and baby

Baby lifestyle photography with grandparents

Older babies are perfect for lifestyle images

There is a lot of pressure on bringing in newborn babies for pictures in the first 10 days of being born, but the first couple of weeks fly by in a blur and many new parents simply miss this tiny window of opportunity. The great news is that lifestyle baby images along these lines are great for older babies as well. This gorgeous boy is 4 months old and full of smiles!

Older babies photography

Styling a lifestyle baby shoot

Gorgeous pictures never just happen by luck! Even natural lifestyle image like these are not left to chance, I will help you choose what to wear, choose what the baby wears, what colour bedding works, what room has good lighting – I can do lifestyle images in the studio or at my house as well, if you house isn’t suitable. And actually it can be quite a big deal to have a photographer come to your house right after having a baby, I don’t want you to feel pressured to tidy up and be the “perfect hostess”, so most people prefer to come to the studio, and that is absolutely fine.

Styling a baby photography shoot

I still love my newborn studio pictures, which are also quite natural, and I do always include the parents as well, but I do feel there is something special about these 100% pure baby shoots, and if I could turn back time this is what I would do with my boys!

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