My friend Emma introduced me to Captured by Samira when she had photographs done of her newborn Matilda. I was blown away by her pictures so booked us in for 26th June, although this could have been moved if Sebastian had been late.
Sebastian arrived on 20th June, so was just 6 days old when we had the photo shoot in Samira's studio at her home just outside Bournemouth, Dorset. Our first challenge was that Sebastian hated being naked, so we found it really hard to keep him asleep with no clothes on. Even covering him in a blanket didn't work, as he would wake up as soon as it was removed.
|Samira in action|
Samira was brilliant with Sebastian, and rocked him back to sleep again and again. He may have christened her a few times too, but it didn't phase her at all and as Sebastian detested being naked so much, we decided to have him photographed with some of her gorgeous snuggly blankets.
The whole shoot took around 4 hours, as a lot of patience is required and we had to stop for a few milk top ups for Sebastian, and tea top ups for us! We did have a comfy sofa to sit on and even CBeebies on for Eliza.
|Eliza lends a hand|
Samira used lots of props and we were even encouraged to bring our own too. She was also more than happy for us to take snapshots on our phones and we got a taster photograph sent to us later that day!
The whole session was relaxed and informal, with everything timed to suit Sebastian. Samira makes sure she only books in one shoot per day so things are not hurried, although she did squeeze us in for a family photograph in the school holidays.
If you want to view my finished photo's, check out my G+ page here, but I shall leave you with a few of my favourites.
The family shots I had of all 6 children are fabulous too. I cannot wait to go back for a Cake Smash when he turns 1.