Marking the birth of a baby with a newborn photoshoot is the most popular reason for a professional photoshoot. There is no bigger moment in your lovely family history than the birth of your baby.
ALL ABOUT FAMILY
Family is everything at my newborn photography. Parents, siblings and the family dog are all part of your baby’s life and should all be a part of your baby’s newborn shoot. Younger children may prefer to attend the start of the session and leave the studio for a treat/bribe or they are welcome to stay.
I can never decide is I prefer light and air portraits or dark and stylised. I always ask my clients in advance. If they can’t decide either, I will do both!
Here are some examples of light and airy. These have more of a natural feel:
You may prefer a slicker looking portrait, using more obvious studio lighting and more stylised poses. If you love black and white portraits, you will love this style.
Using a dark backdrop and professional lighting and posing, I can create stunning wall-worthy portraits like these…
I always include a variety of props in my newborn sessions. Your family shots come first, then we move on to portraits of your baby using a posing table, beds, baskets or shelves. These portraits are reliant on your baby being asleep, which is why your session will last 2-3 hours.
WHEN IS BEST?
If you would like a newborn shoot with me, book in a couple of months in advance on your due date so I can manage my diary. I can only fit in 2-3 shoots per week and quickly get booked up.
Traditionally, babies are best brought to the studio between 7 and 14 days. This is because they are sleepiest at this stage. After two weeks, some babies get unsettled or break out in baby acne. However, 2020 lockdowns taught me that this ‘newborn’ stage can be extended well to around 12 weeks. Babies will just be more alert and some props will be limited, but they will also be characterful and smiley, which parents love.
This covers my preparations for your shoot, your time in the studio/on location and administration. My newborn session fee is £75 (currently on offer at £50!). Your booking is confirmed once your session fee has been paid.
Simply click on one of the BOOK NOW links, choose your day and time, pay your fee and I will be in touch to say hello and to help you with styling.
Newborn sessions take much longer to both shoot and edit, which is why I only offer a choice of a middle and top packages. I do, however, offer a choice of DIGITAL only gallery or PRINT PLUS, which includes prints as well as digital images on a USB.
At your virtual viewing appointment, you can choose between the following gallery bundles:
DIGITAL TOP TEN £249
ADDITIONAL BUNDLES OF FIVE £99
INDIVIDUAL IMAGES £25
All DIGITAL packages include a keepsake USB with your images in both high and sharing resolution; a video reel set to music; and £25 print credit to spend on wall art (not including unframed prints).
PRINT PLUS GALLERY
PRINT BOX TOP TEN £349
ADDITIONAL BUNDLES OF FIVE £150
INDIVIDUAL PRINT + DIGITAL COPY £35
All PRINT PLUS packages include 10 10×8 inch prints in a presentation box; a keepsake USB with your chosen images in both high and sharing resolution; a video reel set to music; and £50 print credit to spend on wall art (not including unframed prints).