Curled up on cushions and sporting Santa hats, these newborn babies could melt the heart of any Scrooge. The babies, some as young as two-weeks old, were captured in various festive poses by newborn photographer Shellie Wall, from Yaxham, Norfolk. In one a sleeping baby snoozes with a reindeer hat on, while another dons a Santa hat as he sits in a hamper.
Shellie, who began her baby photography business in 2009, is so inundated with requests, parents have to book a slot when they have their 12-week scan.
Ms Wall, who described herself as a leading specialist in newborn photography, says newborns ‘can be the most difficult to photograph‘. And while the famous adage warns ‘never work with animals or children’, clearly Ms Hall has the magic touch.
Festive photo: A peaceful newborn baby sleeps inside a twinkling Christmas wreathThe best Christmas present: A newborn baby naps inside a wooden hamper wearing a reindeer hat and curled up against a red blanketCute and cuddly: A newborn baby wears a long bobble hat while snoozing on a soft blanket perched on top of a cratePeace and quiet! A newborn baby sleeps wearing a Christmas tree hat in the adorable photographBundle of joy: This tiny tot sleeps in a basket with a bobble hat and leg warmers onThis picture will make even the hardest of hearts go soft! This youngster strikes a perfect pose – albeit unwittinglyThe bouncing babies clearly look contented – even when posing with reindeer hats, napping in baskets or surrounded by a twinkling wreath. Perhaps canny parents are wise to have their children photographed now in the adorable poses, as teenagers might be a little less accommodating faced with a request for a similar pose.
She says that she hopes to capture the baby’s delicate features, wisps of hair, and their idiosyncrasies. Ms Wall says on her website: ‘These early days should be captured and always remembered.’
The photographer says that for her to capture the essence of the newborn, they must be no older than four weeks when she photographs them, but for the best results the sleepy stars have to be under 12 days old on the day of session.
Sweet treat! This little baby sports a gingerbread hat while curled up and looks good enough to eat!Christmas treat! A newborn baby sleeps on a suitcase in a festive scene that will warm the heart of anyoneNot a creature was stirring… not even a newborn baby! This yuletide snap is one of many by the photographerWonderful woolens: This tiny tot sports a bobble hat and stripey leg warmers, blissfully unaware they are the centre of a photoshootA newborn baby sleeps while modelling a wooly reindeer hat – undoubtedly bringing festive cheer to their familyA newborn baby sleeps wearing a Santa hat while inside a Christmas hamper – and looks in a peaceful deep sleep
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