Newborn shoot with Annie Crossman Photography

Four weeks before Delilah was born, we had a maternity shoot with Annie Crossman, a Bristol photographer and friend. It was a fantastic way to celebrate this third pregnancy and to focus as a family on the excitement of welcoming a new baby into our lives.

Actually, our first family shoot with Annie was last year, when we mistakenly thought our family was complete with two children. Now, it’s impossible to imagine our family without our third child, Delilah.

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Newborn photoshoot in Bristol with Annie Crossman

Annie came to our home to do a newborn photo shoot with us when Delilah was just one week old. What a week it was! The girls were besotted and we were all in that dreamy newborn honeymoon phase. At just over three weeks on, the new baby effect hasn’t worn off yet.

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I admire the effort and artistry that Annie put into capturing these images of Delilah and of our family. She was so prepared with props and ideas, really open to our thoughts. She made it a completely relaxed experience, which is just what you need when you’re in the thick of the postnatal period. Also, Delilah kept waking up throughout and Annie patiently waited while I fed and comforted her back to sleep between shots.

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Looking at these photos and looking down at the one-month-old baby asleep on my lap as I write this, I still can’t get over the fact that she’s here – she really is here. I’m so struck, thinking of all of my children, that I did nothing to deserve so much love and beauty in my life. I just hope I’m making the most of this fleeting time when they are so small.

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PS: Talitha and Ophelia are wearing dresses from Piccalilly that I bought specially for this shoot. I think I’m going to keep offering them matching outfits as long as they’ll let me!


7 Comments

  1. August 19, 2016 / 11:36 am

    I’m not usually a fan of newborn shoots but these are LOVELY. Just gorgeous – and they really capture your family life in a beautiful way.

  2. August 19, 2016 / 11:45 am

    Adele, you have the most beautiful family! Delilah is simply gorgeous. What beautiful memories to treasure xx

  3. August 19, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photographs! Have a lovely weekend. x

  4. August 19, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Oh how happy do you pair look in that last picture, just absolutely flipping lovely! The girls all look so fab together and that sleepy Delilah pic is stunning!

  5. August 20, 2016 / 8:37 am

    Oh gosh this just so gorgeous. I wished we’d done something like this. Huge congrats!

  6. August 21, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. I’m so impressed with all the shoots you’ve done with Annie. Such gorgeous moments captured for you all xx

  7. August 31, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    These photos are so beautiful Adele – what a wonderful keepsake and they are going to be so lovely to look back on in a few years time

    Laura

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