MATERNITY SHOOT + NEWBORN LIFESTYLE SHOOT

Maternity to newborn photoshoot

I had eagerly awaited this maternity to newborn photoshoot for SO long! You see, this is my brother and sister in Law, James and Onyi. I knew they would be so fun to photograph, and they didn’t disappoint.

We started out shooting in the studio, and then moved outside once the sun had started to set. It was a beautiful dry, but cold, evening. Onyi chose to wear one of the many outfits that I carry at the studio, at the beginning of her shoot. A two piece white set. She then decided to change into some traditional Nigerian dress (which I loved for outside) and then another outfit change into a gown (one of my favorite) from Free people. I think outfit changes during a shoot are essential, especially a maternity shoot where the focus is mainly on the mother.

As the sun set, I grabbed my last few shots. So happy with how it went and looking forward to meeting my new niece. I didn’t have to wait long, a few months later baby Oluchi was born.

With Oluchi’s shoot, I do something I rarely ever do. I traveled to their home, to do an in home session. I usually like the consistency and easiness of my studio for newborn shoots, everything is right there at my fingertips, I know what to expect and I have my system. However, I do like to mix it up now and then, so I made the journey to their home.

I didn’t realize it was a third floor flat with no stairs!

Once I had reached the top, with all of my gear (thanks for the help James) I set to work. Oluchi was so laid back, so very chilled out it was easy to capture so many shots of her. Onyi had some more Nigerian inspired material she wanted to incorporate. So I decided to literally wrap her and baby up in it. I think it worked pretty well, and made for one of my favorite newborn images of 2017.

 

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