WHAT IS A NEWBORN SESSION?
My newborn sessions capture the precious moments of your baby before they grow out of their sleepy curled up stage. The prime time for capturing newborns is between 5 - 14 days old, their bodies are more flexible at this age making it easier for the baby to be photographed in beautiful poses and their sleepiness makes for angelic images. However, if your baby is older than 14 days, I can still offer a newborn session and capture a gallery of beautiful images.
Baby is priority and every baby is different, it is important to allow the session to follow the babies needs. A newborn session can take up to 3 hours allowing for feeding, nursing and nappy changing when the baby requires. I also move very slowly and gently through poses and prop changes, I won't rush a baby.
Babies comfort and safety comes first in my studio, no pose or photo is worth distressing a baby. I use a selected few poses that are natural and comfortable for the baby. Some babies can unsettle when moving into poses, I simply will not force them, the photo shoot will be led by your baby and tailored to what suits them. The studio is heated to 22 - 26 degrees Celsius, to keep your baby warm and comfortable.
Sessions begin with slow transition posing on my beanbag station, this includes wrapped and unwrapped shots, if baby allows. I then move on to posing the baby in props, these props are safe, weighted and are always at ground level. The session will end with sibling & family portraits with the baby, if wanted. Babies can be unpredictable, if a baby is slightly unsettled on the day the order of shooting can change. If a baby will not settle at all and capturing photographs is not possible, I will reschedule the session.
I offer a pre-session consultation via phone or email. Clients choose from my colour palette prior to the photo session, this allows me to have the studio set up and ready for clients arrival.
I sanitise every surface in my studio after each clients session. Any wraps, fabric backdrops or clothes used during a shoot are washed in non-bio detergent after each each use.
Check out my Newborn FAQ page where I have answered common questions that parents have about newborn sessions.
Newborn Session Fee - £80 this includes:
2 - 3 hours in studio
Styled session with use of props
Sibling & parent shots (if requested)
Images professionally edited
Private Online Viewing Gallery of 20+ images
1 Mounted 12 x 8" print
*Digital Image options available from £50. A selection of professionally printed products are available, ranging from £30 - £1225. No minimum spend limit.