Before I moved back to Surrey, I did more newborn sessions than anything else – working with those tiny, precious new lives and creating beautiful memories of those treasured days that pass so very fast and are gone all too soon has always been one of my absolute favourite parts of this career.
Since I’ve arrived in England, I’ve shot mainly families – and while I love these sessions, I’m itching to work with some delicate little bundles once again. There's something so very magical about those fresh days at the start of a new life - and a newborn in the house, no matter how fractious they may be, induce a sense of calm and quiet like no other.
My newborn sessions happen in the comfort of your own home - they typically take place within the first 10 days of a baby's life - before they lose that delicious curliness and become more wakeful. When each of my children were born, I had no great desire to leave our little haven in those early days, and I like to offer my clients that same comfort. My style incorporates the setting, and I like to think that when you look back on those pictures in years to come they will evoke memories of that time in your lives and trigger stories to your children about the house where you lived at the time they were born. My newborn sessions are a mixture of gently posed and lifestyle shots - I'll focus on baby, your family, and all the tiny details of hands, feet and little cherry noses.
If you're pregnant, even only in the early stages, now is the time to get in touch - newborn sessions typically take place within the first 10 days of baby's life, and given that more often than not we don't know when your little bundle will decide to make his or her appearance, I like to make sure I can reserve a few slots around your due date to accommodate your session.
There's one other shoot that's right up there on the magic-metre with a newborn session, that special time when you are growing this tiny little life inside of you. Although you often may not feel that way, most women glow during pregnancy and their beauty and serenity, along with the wonder of their clever body growing a baby, radiates. Photographs from this time are also likely to become a fantastic curiosity to your children in years to come. Maternity sessions ideally take place around the 28-34 week mark - when your stomach is nice and round but you haven't yet reached that end of pregnancy I-just-want-to-sit-on-the-sofa-and-eat-chocolate-ice-cream-all-day feeling! They're equally lovely in your own home or out on location - you choose!
Mother’s Day is coming up on 15th March, so it seems even more appropriate to celebrate those who are about to become mothers, either for the first time, or once again. In recognition of this, any bookings that I receive between now and 15th March for a newborn session taking place between now and the end of May will also receive a maternity mini session. Sessions are limited so if you're thinking of making a booking please get in touch as soon as possible!
Terms and conditions
Promotion details form part of these terms and conditions. Purchase of the newborn session with maternity mini session included will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The promoter is Suzi Bowles Photography.
Closing date will be 11.59pm on Sunday 15th March 2015. After this date no further free maternity mini sessions will be issued. .
Your baby must be due before 31st May 2015 in order for you to receive your free mini session.
Newborn session will take place within 10 days of baby’s birth date.
Offer open to UK residents.
The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the offer and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of god or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the offer will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
No cash alternatives to the mini session will be offered. The mini session is not transferable. Offer is subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute the mini session with another promotion of equivalent value without giving notice.
The promoters decision in respect to all matters to do with the offer will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Those who take up the offer agree to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to those participating in the offer will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the participants prior consent.
This offer is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social network. You are providing your information to Suzi Bowles Photography and not any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with current UK data protection legislation.