Newborn Photography is not just an art, it's a responsibility. I have been specifically trained in posing newborns safely and never put a baby at risk. I am passionate about my work and I am truly honoured when I am asked to photograph a newborn. I know that this little person is your whole world and I love being able to capture those first few days for you to treasure forever.
I conduct all of my newborn baby shoots in the comfort and privacy of your own home. I bring all the equipment required including blankets and props and will set up a little studio area in the corner of a room of your choice.
The best time to conduct a newborn shoot is between 2 - 14 days old. This is because they sleep more soundly and curl up more easily into adorable "womb like" poses. Most of the images I take work best when the baby is in a deep sleep. I like to schedule my newborn sessions for first thing in the morning as this is the time when most babies sleep more soundly and are generally more relaxed. As you will see from my gallery, I tend to photograph the baby unclothed, and use blankets, wraps, headbands and hats as props. For your information, I always position the baby so that it's private parts are hidden and out of eyeshot.
Newborn sessions can be quite time consuming, so be aware that we usually need the full three hours (sometime more) to ensure we get the best possible results for you.
It is best to get your newborn shoot booked in whilst you are pregnant and before the baby is born. Unless you are having a c-section you won't know the exact date of your baby's arrival, so we use your due date as a guide. I keep a couple of dates free 2 weeks either side of your due date to ensure I can photograph your newborn within the 2 - 14 day window.
Please contact me if you would like to book your newborn session in, or if you have any questions about the process.
NEWBORN PORTRAIT SESSION FEE
I charge a session fee of £75 which is payable upon booking your appointment. The session fee includes my time during the shoot (up to three hours) & my travel expenses (up to 30 minutes each way) to & from your home. The fee also includes a personal viewing session in your own home where you will be able to choose from a selection of beautiful images. The fee does not include any of the images from the shoot, however my product prices start at £50 and go up from there depending on what you are after. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.