Last year I was asked to do a newborn shoot in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire for baby Svetlana.

I did a pregnancy shoot for this couple, so it was amazing to be asked to photograph their newborn too! The pregnancy shoot can be found in my portfolio.

The newborn shoot took place in Cheltenham at the couples home. Having a portable setup can be very helpful for new mums. I took my equipment to their home, along with props and some very cute homemade outfits.

We had a job getting Svetlana to settle during the shoot, so we made use of the full four hours. Thankfully we were still able to get some really lovely pictures during the shoot and the parents got involved in some of the pictures too.

The couple were really pleased with the pictures from their shoot and I hope I go on to photograph some special times for them in the future!