I did my very first newborn baby photo shoot, and it didn't exactly go to plan

My first newborn shoot
(Image credit: Beth Nicholls)

Newborn baby photography is a highly sought-after service that many families find desirable, with images captured of their newest addition to treasure forever. Despite being so popular, many photographers have never considered or attempted this type of shoot, myself included, and perhaps it's for a good reason.

I consider myself to be an extremely patient person, always willing to work a little harder and adapt to tricky situations, but this shoot with my three-and-a-half week old nephew was challenging to say the least, and a word of warning: projectile vomiting is something to be expected and prepared for.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.