Our newborn shoot must have been a real challenge for Toni, as I’ve never especially liked having my photograph taken and tend to seize up in front of the camera. I was so moved by the images Toni took of a friend’s newborn baby earlier this year, however, that I was determined not to miss the opportunity for her to photograph our little girl at this special time. The results are a testament both to Toni’s ability to make her clients feel at ease, even in the haze of those early days with a newborn baby, and her superlative artistic talents.
Toni’s instinctive knack for calming babies combined with her warmth and sense of humour meant that the shoot was enjoyable from start to finish. She made light of my awkwardness in front of the camera and even persuaded my initially uncooperative three-year-old to pose for some pictures with his baby sister – creating images that I will treasure forever.
It was a lot of fun watching Toni set up the shots of Lauren. Her fine art background and her wealth of experience as a newborn photographer shine through in the final images and our own amateur photos pale in comparison.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend tonifield photography to anybody looking for a high quality newborn photographer. Don’t worry if you’re camera-shy, Toni will ensure you have a portfolio of beautiful images to take home.
I can’t wait to take Lauren back for her next shoot!