Newborn Lifestyle session

It was lovely to be invited into this gorgeous families home to meet their beautiful 3 week old daughter and nearly 3 year old little boy; who was very excited to show me his new baby sister.

Natural light Photography Billingshurst

We decided to go for natural family lifestyle images to capture the closeness of the new family of four. After capturing some photos of them together on their window seat Henry was happy to show me upstairs to his parents room and the nursery where we were able to capture some tender moments while I tried to stay out-of-the-way.

Newborn photography Sussex

 

Newborn baby photography in Horsham

 

Family photographer Horsham

Little Florence didn’t settle well for the beanbag part of the session so while mum took some time out to feed Florence I decided to head into the playroom to chat and play with Henry, who wanted to show me his mobile phone.  I think you’ll agree he looks very cute on it.

Family Photography in Sussex

 

Unfortunately, after this Florence didn’t settle very well so we agreed to meet up again to finish off the beanbag part of the session.  When I returned Florence was a little dream and we were able to capture some more adorable photos of her.  It really was lovely to meet another lovely family.

Southwater Photography

Southwater photographer

 

Sharing the love of the beach.

Meeting Katie for a newborn photo session part 1

 

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It was such a pleasure meeting Katie, as I work with her mum in my day job, so being able to capture some beautiful images of her daughter was very exciting.  What made it even better was the fact that we share a love of the beach so I was able to do my first themed photo session.  When I set this up I was so excited

Newborn photography Billingshurst

and I couldn’t wait for the day to come round when little Katie would come to my studio.

After lots of feeding we were able to settle Katie very well for her session but she did something that really made me work… she LOVED to sleep with her tongue sticking out.  It was a very endearing look and a memory that will make them laugh in years to come (I know because my own daughter used to stick her tongue out in the wind and we lived on Anglesey where it was ALWAYS windy so she constantly had a lizard tongue 😛😛) However, as cute as the little tongue was we decided we didn’t want it in every photo as it would be nice to have some of Katie looking beautiful without her tongue out.

Newborn girl sussex photography

And we managed it.. We were able to poke it in just long enough to grab some peaceful photos before she put it back out.  It’s definitely made a funny session as we couldn’t stop laughing every time she’d poke it out, it was like she knew the camera was there and wanted to have some fun.

For this session I did it in two parts as Katie’s big sister was away so we did a family session at a later date and I’ll add the photos as soon as possible..

Newborn Baby Photo Sessions.. now taking bookings

Are you pregnant? Do you know someone that is pregnant?

I am now taking bookings for newborn baby photo sessions at my studio in Billingshurst, Sussex.

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The best time to book your session is as soon as you find out you are pregnant, it is only once your baby arrives we then confirm the actual date, not before.  The arrival of a new baby is a crazy time and one that passes in a blur so you will be extremely excited that you were organised enough to book your session, which is ideally done within the first two weeks.  You can then relax knowing you have some gorgeous memories of your baby….

Happy New Year…

christmas photos, Sussex, billingshurstI hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings you great happiness.christmas mini sessions, Sussex, Billingshurst, Horsham

The end of 2016 was a very busy and exciting one for me but I have been unable to share any photos as many of them were gifts for friends and families.
I had lots of babies in the studio along with their families which is always fun because the big brothers and sister don’t always want their photos taken, so ideas don’t always go to plan….Family photo session, newborn photography, Billingshurst, Horsham

but what comes out of the session are the more natural shots which actually capture the true expressions of the children.

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Birthday party photo session, Princess Party, Sussex, Billingshurst, Girls birthday partiesI was also extra excited because one of the babies being photographed was my nieces little boy, who was an absolute dream and slept for his whole session.


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I cannot wait to get stuck into 2017 and the adventure that it brings….Family photography, Photo sessions, Horsham Park, Location Photography

 

 

 

Newborn Photo Sessions

Newborn PhotographyWell its been such a busy time recently with starting a new part-time job plus finishing all the editing from previous sessions; I can finally say I have now caught up.  If you are interested in booking a newborn photo shoot remember the best time is within the first two weeks of your baby being born when they are at their sleepiest and tiniest.  This way it is easier to capture all those tiny features while your baby is happily sleeping.Newborn photography, BillingshurstThe only problem with newborn photo shoots is that when your baby arrives YOU do not wish to be booking a session, it’s the last thing on your mind.  You will however be extremely pleased that you were organised enough to have booked it while you were pregnant so all you need to do is turn up.  Newborn PhotographyYou can then breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your gorgeous new baby can grow and you can relax because we have captured the all important new baby memories.

If you are interested in booking a session its better to book as soon as you know you are pregnant.  It doesn’t matter that you don’t know the exact due date, I will put your name in the diary and then when baby arrives we can arrange a time that suits you best.   The nicest thing about booking your session early is that you can forget about it until your baby arrives and then at this point you will be super excited that you were so organised!gorgeous girl newborn shoot, Horsham

The sessions do take about 3 hours but this is because its such a relaxed  session and completely baby lead.  Your little one needs to be happy so we stop as often as required to feed and cuddle as needed. Kissing the baby bump

I am also able to do a maternity photo shoot if you would like some memories of how gorgeous you looked during your pregnancy.  There is a discount for booking both at the same time.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Too awake to sleepSophie Phillips (3 of 24)Newborn babay

A beautiful little boy with his big brothers

Newborn PhotographyWow, what fun this session was.  Reuben was only 8 days old when he came for his 1st set of photos and what a dream baby he was.  As soon as he arrived his mum gave him a feed so that he was full up and ready to sleep, and he did just that.

newborn photo session, family photos, billingshurstHe was such a relaxed little boy that we were able to just put him where he was needed and he just slept.  His brothers were wonderful but slightly harder work (they were awake) but they did a great job and loved playing on the trampoline when they weren’t required for photos.  It was easy to see that they were really pleased to have a little brother and just loved to look after him.  Newborn photo session, horsham, crawley,

At the end we had a quick session with mum and dad as well which was really fun as everyone completely relaxed and just enjoyed themselves.  I have absolutely loved editing this session and am so pleased that the family love them just as much as I do.Sophie Phillips (3 of 24)

Postponed newborn photo session….

victorian photo session

Unfortunately today’s newborn photography session had to be postponed, which does happen when working with brand new babies and their mummas.  My studio in Billingshurst was all set up and ready to go so I couldn’t decide what to do with my new three hours of spare time.Victorian practise (1 of 5)

In my head a list as long as my arm was forming but instead…..Victorian practise (3 of 5)

 

Practise won…. but no babies…..ummm…… dolls and teddies it is though… Slightly harder to pose than a gorgeously new squishy baby but there is definitely less poo and wee.  I also really enjoyed using the new back drop, baby bed and antique pram though and can’t wait to put them into practise.

Victorian practise (4 of 5)

If you’re thinking of a newborn photo shoot please do not hesitate to contact me at clairewildersphotography@gmail.com

 

The earlier you book the better but even if you’ve just had your baby we can still get some beautiful photos for you to keep forever.Victorian practise (5 of 5)

 

A new website…

Claire Wilders
Like everyone I hate my photo being taken..
My 5yr old decided he wanted to be behind the camera and boss me about for a change… This is his shot and the only one I’ve had taken for a while…

 

 

Hi guys,
So, those of you that have been following me will already be aware that I currently have a FB page and that the website is a new thing….

Well actually it’s been around for a little while but it’s all been a little hectic so the website has taken a back seat.  After a little nagging from my sister in law…(her fiancé, my, extremely, talented brother in law (DVT WEB DESIGN) set the website up for me because I have no idea how or where to start!  Or, in fact, how to continue hence it halting progress.)… Anyway, after a bit of gentle nagging… And a lot of explaining my website is now back in progress.  (If you do need any help with building your website definitely send him a message because he really does do an amazing job!)

Please bear with me whilst I set it up and if you have any questions either pop to my Facebook page or email me for more information.  I promise you my photography is way better than my website knowledge…. 😃