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As some of you guys may know, I had my maternity photoshoot with Ashley Low Photography. I enjoyed the process so much and I loved that we managed to capture the precious moment in pictures. Needless to say, I also wanted a newborn photoshoot to capture the beautiful and magical moment.

Why did I choose a newborn shoot with Ashley Low Photography to capture this moment?

I've already had a great working experience with her plus I've seen her studio. Not only is she very comfortable and warm to talk to, she has a crazy amount of props!

Her studio is also very cosy and comfortable. She was trained and gone through professional newborn photography training which was very important to me because safety was a huge concern to me.

As we chose the newborn shoot, Ashley recommended that we have the shoot happen between 5 - 12 days old. This is when babies are at their sleepiest (where they sleep about 16 hours a day) and is the best time where they can be placed in many cute poses!

Plus the newborn stage only lasts for a very short time! After that, they'll soon be fattened up and will lose that adorable vulnerable look which was why I was very adamant that I wanted a newborn shoot instead of waiting for much later, after confinement.

Before the newborn shoot

I booked a slot with Ashley when Aidan would be 5 days old. Right after the day we both check out! Prior to the shoot, Ashley and her team actually sent across an email asking about my preferences as she'll like to customise the shoot according to our likes.

Some questions she posed were:

- Preference over prints or plain colours
- Choice of neutral or bright colours
- Set up choices: Basket/fabric, Beanbags, themes etc

Looking thru Ashley's previous works, Skai and I really liked colours and prints! Themewise, we also preferred Basket & Beds!

During the newborn shoot

As I "broke" confinement, my confinement lady came with me to the shoot to ensure that I did not eat or drink any nonsense and that I was well rested.

Immediately when I arrived at Ashley's studio, she took over. Aidan had fussed a bit at the shoot and as a latch on demand mama, I looked for a place to breast feed him. Thankfully Ashley has a cosy and private corner for me to do so. She also provided an area to change diapers, if needed! Extremely thoughtful of her!

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After feeding Aidan, Ashley soothed and carefully handled him. Honestly, Skai, my confinement lady and I were staring at Ashley and her assistant Stacey all the time watching the way she handled him.

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I was very pleased to see that she was very gentle with Aidan! In fact, more gentle than I was. LOL. She comforted Aidan when he fussed and cried and soothed him. The whole setting of the photoshoot was very comforting. She played some white noise and also womb sounds for Aidan to relax to.

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As some of you guys may know, I really love documenting my experiences in pictures and of course by blogging!

From my pre wedding shoot to wedding planning to weight loss to my Europe honeymoon and the lovely Maldives experience, I always make a point to take as many pictures as possible so as to be able to look back fondly at the experience.

Needless to say, this also applies for my pregnancy. I haven't been as religious as other mothers by taking progress pictures but I try as much to take pictures and videos.

From the end of the first trimester, I was discussing with Skai aka c(hubby) about having a maternity shoot to capture the bump pictures alongside the adorable newborn pictures.

Maternity shoots are a great way to not only appreciate the beauty of the bump, the pregnancy in the last few stages and also for both husband and wife to take pictures together! Personally I actually took some pictures in my new home but of course the pictures captured are just of myself and aren't professionally taken. Thus I decided to engage Ashley Low of Ashley Low Photography to help these precious moments of Skai and I.

To be honest, I wouldn't feel as comfy with a male photographer (unless it's my hubby :p) taking pictures of me in erm, various stages of undress so I was pleased to have found Ashley.

Before the photoshoot

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Ashley sent a list of things for me to prepare. From when I should photograph my bump to outfits to items provided, the guidelines are really in-depth! Discussed with Skai and I picked some simple outfits for him. For myself, as I have already seen some of Ashley's maternity pictures and really liked the draped clothes, I only brought my own casual wear.

You can always bring your own gowns, lingeries if you like. However Ashley Low's studio is well provided with ample fabrics, maternity gowns, outfits and props.

First impressions of Ashley's studios

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