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Newborn photography by Sigrun Engelen

Newborn photography by Sigrun Engelen

Newborn shoots are typically shot within the first 15 days of baby’s life. The shoot takes place at your home, where you and baby are in your comfort zones.

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For more info on newborn photo shoots, vouchers and bookings, contact me:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Questions answered on newborn photography | by Heart and Soul Photography

Newborn Photography by Sigrun Engelen

Contact: Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Since the birth of my son, I have fallen in love with newborn photography. There is something so special about a little baby that is only a few hours or days old. This time is so incredibly fleeting and there is such a limited time that you can only count your child’s age in days!

When do I book the newborn shoot?

Some of the newborn poses are only possible in the first few weeks; up to 15 days, maybe 20 days at a push. The first 10 days are really ideal. Many moms are not aware of the fact that you need to book your newborn shoot during this very early period, meaning you want to book the shoot while you are still pregnant.

Babies spend most of their time sleeping during these early days and they are easily posed into positions similar to how they were positioned when in the womb. After two weeks they get more alert, stronger, easily stimulated and very interested in their surroundings, especially if something is happening that is outside of their routine.

Fourways Newborn Photographer

Will the newborn shoot take place at home or in studio?

From my own experience when my son was born, I was horrified at the thought of leaving the house in the first two weeks! Many moms tend to spend the first month or so at home with limited visitors, never mind the fact that moms can’t drive for the first 4 – 6 weeks after a C-section.

I found the thought incredibly daunting, not knowing what to take with me, the thought of leaving something important behind, whether there will be a place to breastfeed, change nappies etc. It was for this reason that I decided to offer new born photo shoots at your home, so you are in your comfort zone, with everything around that you might need for any given circumstance. If your preference is to come to the studio, this can also be arranged, but I find that most parents would prefer to stay at home for the duration of the session.

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How long is a newborn shoot?

The new born package is for 2-3 hours. The time your shoot will take is actually really up to baby. If the baby is a good sleeper, the shoot can easily be done in around 2 hours. If baby is older or a little niggly, we spend a lot of the time feeding, soothing, rocking, changing and well… pretty much doing whatever it is that baby needs at the time.

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Are mom and dad able to join the photo shoot?

Yes. I usually split the photo session up into two sections: A few posed shots and then also a family session. Everyone is welcome, granny and grandpa too if they happen to be present, siblings and of course furry babies if they are part of your family!

newborn baby photos with pets

What do I need to do to prepare for my photo shoot?

Once you have booked your session with me, I send you a detailed document with preparation notes for the photo shoot.

Sandton newborn baby photos

My baby is older, can I still book a photo shoot or is it too late?

The newborn package is really up to around the age of 3 weeks, but this does not mean you can’t book a photo shoot if you missed this period and baby is older. There are many reasons and circumstances that can cause you to miss this period, even if you were planning it way in advance.

Babies are sometimes born premature; they can suffer from jaundice etc. This may mean they will be in hospital a little longer than planned, but this doesn’t mean you have to cancel your photo session. It just means we change things up a little. If baby is older (in other words between 3 weeks and 2 months) – we do a more natural style of photos: snuggling with mommy, daddy & siblings, hands and feet, as well as awake photos with baby on the bed etc. We do usually get a few posed photos in as well.

Newborn Photography

I really love seeing the little ones grow up. These days I often get booked for a new born session where the once week old baby is now the older sibling, holding their little brother or sister in their arms.

H&S Newborn Photography Package
Your newborn photo session package includes

– 2-3 hour Newborn shoot in the comfort of your own home
– 40-50 high res edited Newborn photos on DVD
– travel of up to 20km’s included

 Contact me if you have any more questions or want to book me for your newborn photo shoot:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Newborn Photographer Bryanston | Big Brother Logan with Oliver

Bryanston Newborn Photographer Johannesburg

I was particularly happy to meet little Oliver. This little guy had a bit of a rough start and we ended up having to postpone this newborn photo session a few times before he was ready for the big event! But Oliver proved he really wanted to play along with big brother Logan who is a real brother bear and completely in love!

Sandton Newborn Photos

Newborn Photographer Sandton

 Book me for your newborn photo shoot:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Maternity and Newborn Photo Shoot, Fourways Sandton | Maternity and Newborn Photography

Maternity Photographer Fourways Johannesburg

Maternity Photographer Fourways Sandton Johannesburg

 

We shot Linda and Khalid’s maternity photos in Jukskei Park on the river, down the road from where Linda grew up. It was a beautiful afternoon and we had the most perfect light pouring through the branches of this weeping willow.

Mum and Dad were SO excited about Imani’s arrival, i knew it was going to be a special one, and it surely was!

 new born baby photography Sandton Linda and Khalid booked our maternity and newborn combo photo package. The package includes a one hour maternity location photo session, as well as a 2-3 hour newborn photo shoot. When you book them together you receive a discount on each photo shoot.

Contact me to book me for your maternity and newborn photo shoots:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Joshua’s newborn photo shoot, 11 days new | Hartebeespoort

Newborn Photographer Hartebeespoort Dam Little Joshua’s Newborn Photo Shoot, 11 days young

I got to do a newborn shoot for Little Joshua and his big brother Ryan. We had to spend some time waiting for Ryan to eat and get settled, in which time Ryan and dad had an absolute blast playing around and jumping on Mommy and Daddy’s bed. 🙂

 Book me for your little one’s newborn photo shoot:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Beautiful Baby Mia’s Newborn Shoot | Newborn Baby Photography

Newborn Photo Shoot Sandton

This newborn photo session was probably one of my favourites yet. This little lady was so well behaved and slept so nicely, we breezed through this shoot. I had a bunch of new hats and beanies to try out, so it was excellent to have such a good little sleeper to have some fun with!Newborn Photography at home

Newborn baby photos with props

Maternity and newborn photo shoot

Book me for your newborn photo shoot:

Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Little Declan, 5 Days Young | Newborn Photography

Newborn Photography

Meet little Declan, 5 days young. This is a shoot from December, but i have been so busy i have hardly had time to post or blog pics! What a sweet little angel he is!

At the time (December) i designed this Christmas card to be emailed to family and friends to with them a Merry Christmas and introduce little Declan at the same time. Mommy loved it. 🙂

Personalised photo christmas card design

Newborn Photos Sandton

 

Book me for your newborn photo shoot today! 
Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Jack and Holly’s Newborn Shoot | Twin Newborn Photography

Newborn Photography of Twins Johannesburg

Baby Twin Photo Shoot Broadacres Johannesburg

It was great to meet brother Jack and little sister Holly after they spent the first two weeks of their life in NICU. They were a little older than your usual newborn babies when doing a newborn shoot – which also means they were more awake and niggly too! They eventually each settled nicely, but didn’t seem too keen on a close snuggle with each other – after spending eight and a bit months with no choice in the matter! 🙂

Welcome to the world, Jack & Holly!

Twin Newborn Photo Shoot Johannesburg

Newborn Photos

 

Book me for your newborn photo shoot today! 
Sigrun Engelen

cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Sweet little miss Isabella, 4 Days Young | Newborn Photography

newborn photo shoot fourways

I recently spent my morning photographing this gorgeous little 4 day young lady. She was so relaxed and happily slept through our shoot, getting into the cutest positions for me, i couldn’t get enough of her.

While mom was pregnant she made the beautiful little chrochet hat for her, it was too cute for words. How impressive for a first try at crochet!

Such a beautiful little girl, i am sure she is going to bring her proud parents much joy and happiness 🙂

Maternity and Newborn Photography by: Sigrun Wagner
cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

Little Lady Kiara, 4 Days Young | Newborn Photography

Newborn Photography Johannesburg

The gorgeous little lady in this newborn photo shoot is little Kiara @ 4 days young. and she is the new addition in the family of good friends of mine. I wish my friends all the best in their journey with their new bundle of joy, and look forward to seeing her grow up, getting to know her and sharing the special moments with them! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this little one. x

 

Newborn and Baby Photography by: Sigrun Wagner
cell: +27(0)72 505 5209
email: sigrun@heartandsoulphotography.co.za

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