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{Bundles of Love} | David Purslow Newborn Mentor Session | Nottinghamshire / South Yorkshire newborn Baby Photographer


So excited about blogging this!

I had a wonderful day down near Kidderminster with the wonderful photographer David Purslow from David Purslow photography.

Although an established and successful wedding photographer David has decided to open a studio for portraits of whichIi am so jealous it is an awesome space  and I am very excited for his new venture. So keep an eye on his blog as it is so close to being finished and opened.

We got together for a newborn session so I could give him some insights into what goes into this kind of session and the posing including the ‘frog pose’ and the hanging cocoon.

It was a great opportunity for me also as I have never worked with studio lights before as i am a natural light photographer.

Also getting some pull back shots of myself posing baby which I have never had before as I work alone therefore the one always behind the camera.

So its great that I can share with you some behind the scenes shots as well as the finished versions.

Full Gallery of this shoot can be viewed in my client Galleries


I offer 1 to 1 sessions in my home, i have a small conservatory which is my studio it shows you do not need a big space for big results with natural light. The session  runs as I would run my own client shoots; you would see how I set everything up with a small budget, see how I pose baby and handle safely. My mentee will get the chance to shoot for portfolio / web use and after I would take you through an edit of one of the photographs of the day. There would be chance of loads of questions throughout the shoot as and when you would like to ask anything. And chance to just relax and chat after the session. The whole session will last about 6-7 hours The actual shoot would last about 4 hours with and hour before for set up and chat about what is going to happen and an hour or so after for editing/ questions

If you are interested in enquiring about a one to one newborn mentor session then please contact me on Sarah@sarahwilkesphotography.co.uk


One of my favourites from the day.

Hats made by myself and available to buy at  Bowties & Flutterbies Boutique

Some more Pull Backs from the day

And some of the finished shots I got throughout the day

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