Sleeping newborns captured in adorable photographs
THEY may have only just entered the world but these sleeping beauties are already showing off their personalities.
Southampton professional photographer Julie Davis waits until the newborns are in a deep slumber before placing them in a variety of positions.
The babies are adorned in dainty accessories such as cute woolen hats and snuggled onto soft blankets and cushions, and some are even placed in their daddy’s police officer or firemen’s helmet for the adorable poses.
Julie has worked with babies, children and families for more than 25 years as a nanny, maternity nurse, midwifery assistant, post natal carer and breast feeding advisor however had always been fascinated in photography and later began a career as a professional photographer.
The photo shoots can take anything from three hours to up to six hours for triplets.
Julie says having a warm studio for the tiny babies, playing white noise in the background, using a baby hushing device as well as ensuring the babies have full tummies and are content are key in order to get the best pictures.
“They cry happy tears. They are very overwhelmed by the results.
“To have a baby is the most remarkable time of someone’s life and to play a part in capturing that in a unique way for parents to cherish and relive for years is very special and very satisfying. How could I not absolutely love my job?”