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Abu Dhabi Newborn Photographer – My Photography Journey

As an Abu Dhabi newborn photographer, my journey into photography commenced when my first child was born, ten years ago. At the time I never had any interest and unfortunately even though I have captured over a 1000 babies with my camera now, I have no newborn images of my children. My husband, when Lucy was one year old, bought me my first DSLR, the canon 450d. I didn’t want to just rely on the automatic mode so purchased a dummies book for the specific camera model. I read the book front to back and practiced as much as possible. I had the perfect model. I also attended basic workshops while I was in the UK to learn different techniques. At the time it was still completely a hobby.

After my son was born, we moved to Abu Dhabi. I spent the first year here setting up a home for my family, all the while I kept my photography skills, my capturing my own children and my friends. I took a studio lighting course with Gulf photo plus and then a year after moving I launched my photography business.

To begin with I photographed children of all ages, but when my good friend had her newborn I asked if I could capture his first few weeks. I instantly fell in love with newborn photography but knew I required some training with such a specialized type of photography. As a newborn photographer I think my biggest change came when I travelled to New York to be taught by the incredible, experienced Keri Meyers. I learnt newborn safety, posing, lighting, angles, parent preparation and editing. After this workshop my confidence really grew in my business. I then knew I only wanted to specialise in newborn photography. This was the time I invested in all my amazing props, which keeps growing even today.

I now have the honor to train other photographers who want to expand their newborn photography business. My style has relatively stayed the same, I still prefer light, soft images with the frequent use of colors and texture. I really loved looking through my earlier work to see just how much my photography has improved over the years. With experience, hard work, passion and patience your newborn photography will too.

I love to read other photographers journeys and stories. Read Jenna Marshall photography, she does incredible work in Steveange, Hertfordshire as a family photographer.

Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer
Abu Dhabi newborn photographer

For more information how to book a newborn session, email jilliangreenhillphotography@gmail.com

Jillian Greenhill Photography is an Dubai newborn photographer located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jill creates quality timeless images of your babies, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and surrounding communities.

January 11, 2018 - 11:52 am

Emily - It’s lovely reading your story and finding out how you got to where you are now. I love your images and really enjoyed your training course.

January 11, 2018 - 1:33 pm

Daniela - Could you imagine, you would be the “Keri Meyers” for your students some day? I am so happy we met, my journey to your training was life changing.

January 11, 2018 - 5:01 pm

I found my calling in photography… | Jenna Marshall Photography - […] who didn’t know what they were doing so I booked on to a Newborn Photography workshop with Jillian Greenhill. It was the best career decision I ever made. I was terrified on the course but Jill made us all […]

January 11, 2018 - 5:07 pm

Jenna - It is so refreshing to see where you started and how far you have come. Truly inspirational x

January 11, 2018 - 9:04 pm

Julie - So inspiring to see your “then” and “now” – I thoroughly enjoyed your training, you are incredibly skilled and contagiously passionate about your work!

January 11, 2018 - 9:28 pm

Lynne - So lovely to see your progression Jill x

January 11, 2018 - 10:19 pm

Laura - Amazing how far you have come Jill, your posing and wrapping is THE BEST.

January 11, 2018 - 11:42 pm

Amanda - I love reading about your journey here! Such an incredible progression of work and as you know, YOU are my inspiration!! xo

January 12, 2018 - 5:25 pm

Dawn - It’s lovely to hear your story Jillian. You are so generous sharing all your skill and knowledge with other photographer. X

January 25, 2018 - 1:35 pm

Adele Bishop - I have loved following your images on Facebook and reading your blogs! I love the way you continually develop your style in order to stay fresh and current! It’s truely inspirational. Thank you for sharing

Dubai Newborn Photography Specialist- Baby Alexander

In December I had another returning client come for their adorable baby boys newborn session. As a Dubai newborn photography specialist, one of the best parts of my job is to watch lovely families grow. Having been a photographer in the UAE now for nearly seven years, lots of my past clients are now having baby number three. Before the day of the session, I love to go back to their previous sessions to view the images I captured. I feel my style has always stayed relatively the same, soft, light and colorful.  The changes I make are poses, angles and props. As a Dubai newborn photography specialist it is important to always evaluate your own work. Our biggest critics are always ourselves.

For baby Alexander’s session we used the very popular blue, beige and whites that always look amazing in the finished gallery. The adorable boat and plane from Mr & Mrs and Co was a favorite for his lovely parents and Alexander was pretty happy to be posed in them. One of my favorite props to use is the little wooden bed from the Original Photoblocks. It works extremely well in my workflow. It is always used in the first 20 minutes of my session, after posing them wrapped. In the 3 different set ups the baby is given time to go into a deep sleep, feeling cosy with being swaddled and is disturbed a very small amount.

After I finish with the prop set ups I then move onto posing on the beanbag. I love this part of the session, and try to be creative using different wraps for their textures and colours. Each baby is different, and a pose very comfortable and relaxed for one baby may not be the case for another. I always allow the baby to dictate what they are happy with. Baby Alexander was settled in all the basic poses and my absolute favorite from his session is the one on his back swaddled.

For more information on booking a newborn photography session email jilliangreenhillphotography@gmail.com

 

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Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialisti
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist
Dubai newborn photography specialist

Jillian Greenhill Photography is an Dubai newborn photographer located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jill creates quality timeless images of your babies, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and surrounding communities.

January 9, 2018 - 12:24 pm

Julie - Absolutely Beautiful – that little pout!! Loving your boat and plane xxx

January 9, 2018 - 12:48 pm

Jenna - Stunning. What a gorgeous baby. Your portraits are always so crisp, love them xxxx

January 9, 2018 - 2:47 pm

Emily - Gorgeous colours. I absolutely love the little bed!

January 9, 2018 - 4:50 pm

Laura - Wow…as always just absolutely beautiful work! Your wrapping is divine! x

January 9, 2018 - 9:08 pm

bea - Ah such a beautiful little bundle and family! x

January 9, 2018 - 9:11 pm

Lynne - Amazing! Love everything about these images! x

January 9, 2018 - 9:32 pm

Daniela - Beautiful Baby boy and big sister! The last one stole my heart. Love your pictures, Jillian.

January 9, 2018 - 10:17 pm

Amanda - Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous baby and such a beautiful gallery! I love the soft blues you used for his shoot 🙂

January 10, 2018 - 4:56 pm

Dawn - I love blue on girls. Perfect images as always Jillian ❤️

Newborn Photographer Abu Dhabi – Baby Louis

As a newborn photographer Abu Dhabi, one of the packages I offer are mini sessions. For the past 3 years they have been available and are a great choice for clients who only require a smaller selection, to display in their homes or share with family and friends. It is a much shorter session, including two props and 2 color choices. I will do the basic poses, depending on what the baby is happy and comfortable with. Being the newborn photographer Abu Dhabi, I still offer the parents the choice on the prop selection. I feel this is extremely important as I want them to fall in love with the images and be proud to have them as centre pieces in their living areas. Unfortunately due to time restraints family images are not included. If they are very important to the parents I recommend a full session with one of the packages.

The props and colors chosen for Louis’ session were perfect for him. The very popular heart wooden box is equally one of my favorites and the babies always seem relaxed and happy in this prop. One of my oldest props is the wooden wheelbarrow from JD Vintage props. My workflow for the mini session is still the same as a normal session. I always begin with wrapping the baby, to keep them warm and secure, and I use the amazing rugs from Luneberry to pose them. Before the beanbag poses, I usually do the prop setups, which help, still, to make the baby feel secure and warm. If the baby is unsettled on the beanbag, using wraps will hep them to fall into a deeper sleep. Louis did amazing in his session and was happy with or without wraps and was an absolute star.

For more information on mini sessions email jilliangreenhillphotography@gmail.com

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Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi
Newborn photographer Abu Dhabi

Jillian Greenhill Photography is an Dubai newborn photographer located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jill creates quality timeless images of your babies, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and surrounding communities.

January 12, 2018 - 4:38 pm

Amanda - What an adorable little boy:) Love these images and that mint colour is divine!

January 12, 2018 - 8:22 pm

Emily - You manage to get the most amazing colours in your images and the hat with the ears!! I love it.

January 13, 2018 - 2:33 pm

Daniela - This baby boy is so cute! I like the colour mix.

Dubai baby photographer – Baby Hannah

As a Dubai baby photographer I had the incredible honor of photographing this sweet baby girl, another returning client. The colors chosen made the session feel extremely fresh especially the yellow and white. One of my favorite set ups was the first image. Using the lovely textures of the wrap and hat from pastelowe sny with the amazing rugs from one of my favorite vendors, Luneberry.

The day before any of my Dubai baby photographer sessions I request that the parents choose their favorite props and colors to be used. This gives me time on the morning of the session to get everything prepared and set up. I recommend they use just 2-3 colours. The reason for this is so that when the images are displayed they compliment each other. Most parents choose the colours with their home interior in mind, for when they display them as wall art.

Another prop that I haven’t used in a while, that was chosen for baby Hannah’s session was the white metal basket purchased from Zara. Not only do I buy my props from incredible international vendors, I also scout home stores in search for the perfect items. With my experience I now know what will be the perfect fit for the babies, while making sure they will be completely safe to use. If the prop is light weight I use something heavy in the bottom to hold it down. My assistant is close by always watching the baby keeping them safe. It is important to invest in my newborn props so my clients have plenty to choose from for their different style need. Buying very good quality from vendors means that the props will last for a very longtime.

Baby Hannah was an absolute star for her session, she stayed asleep just until the very end which meant I was able to get an image with her beautiful eyes open.

For more information on newborn sessions email jilliangreenhillphotography@gmail.com

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Dubai baby photographer
Dubai baby photographer
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Dubai baby photographer
Dubai baby photographer
Dubai baby photographer
Dubai baby photographer
Dubai baby photographer
Dubai baby photographer
Dubai baby photographer
Dubai baby photographer

Jillian Greenhill Photography is an Dubai newborn photographer located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jill creates quality timeless images of your babies, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and surrounding communities.

November 3, 2017 - 2:15 pm

Adele bishop - The colours in this composition are simply stunnning on this beautiful little girl! As always you have made a gallery that would make any parent heart fill with joy!
Well done x

January 12, 2018 - 5:27 pm

Dawn - I love these girly colours. The last image is just so cute. X

Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist – Baby Samuel

As an Abu Dhabi Photographer newborn specialist, I get to meet the most amazing families. Including baby Samuel’s lovely parents and his adorable big sister.

When I first started my photography business 6 years ago I knew very quickly that I wanted to be an Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist. At the time my style of photography was very new in the UAE and there where not many photographers. I followed so many inspiring baby photographers from America and after capturing my friend’s baby boys images, was certain this was the path for me. To become a better Abu Dhabi photographer specialising in newborns I decided to do some training, and invest all my time and money into newborn photography. I haven’t regretted my decision, not even on the days when the babies are a little trickier.

We are very lucky now in the UAE, there are so many photographers with different styles. It is important to do your research and chose the photographer whose work you are completely in love with. Three years ago I photographed Samuel’s big sister. Returning clients make me very happy. It means I did a great job first time around and they didn’t regret their decision in using me as their photographer.

I had so many favorite images from his session. As always I love the images captured on Luneberry’s amazing rugs and the natural tones of the nest prop from newborn baby posing. Which is still one of the most popular props. I have to say my favorite images were with Samuel’s big sister. She was incredible with him, confident when holding and very gentle. The sibling images are definitely the most challenging for a photographer but she made it very easy.

For more information on newborn session email jilliangreenhillphotography@gmail.com

Enjoy baby Samuel xx

Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist
Abu Dhabi photographer newborn specialist

Jillian Greenhill Photography is an Dubai newborn photographer located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Jill creates quality timeless images of your babies, newborn moments and all the days in between. Serving Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and surrounding communities.

October 31, 2017 - 8:16 pm

Adele Bishop - Love following your blogs! Very informative on the inspiration behind your creative mind

November 2, 2017 - 9:37 am

Bianca - Aug beautiful images, the sibling ones are so cute! X