How precious, gentle, and soft – the first few days after a baby’s birth is. Magical moments you will cherish forever. These sessions are all about capturing the tiniest precious details and newness of your baby. I photograph them in the instinctive positions they would normally take in the womb. This is one of the reasons I prefer doing my newborn sessions as early as possible. We book you in while you are pregnant, for approximately ten days after your due date, to ensure you have a space in the diary. Then, as soon as your baby is here, you let me know and we alter the date if need be. We aim to photograph all newborns under 21 days, however the younger the better. Every day makes a difference, because they change so quickly, they become more alert and stay awake for longer. And for the session we would prefer them asleep, so it’s easier and more comfortable to pose them in those adorable sleepy positions.
These sessions are led by your baby’s needs, I will gently coax and position the baby, but never spend too long putting them into poses they are not comfortable with. Each baby is absolutely unique, and it’s important for me to take that into consideration. The props I use will not overshadow them, rather, flatter and enhance their skin tone, their beautiful eyes, delicate lashes, and tiny features. Safety as well as their comfort is as always my number one focus.
My hope is that you come away with gorgeous images you will cherish forever. These are images that will grace your walls for years to come and this is why I tailor your session to your taste. We discuss your colour choices and style in your home, as well as your baby’s nursery, and various places you’d be hanging wall art, to ensure we coordinate.
Your session will be between 2 – 3 hours, as we take as much time as needed to soothe the baby, time for feed top ups when necessary, etc. I start my sessions with the baby only, and towards the end, I photograph your baby with their siblings, then with you and your partner, and then we do full family portraits. Some clients prefer to have the rest of the family arrive during the last hour – that is absolutely fine, please have a chat with me so we can decide what’s best.
The session fee for a newborn session is £89. For this, you receive the session, as well as a beautiful 12 x 8 frame mounted print of your choice. Approximately 2 – 3 weeks after your session, I welcome you back into the studio for your ordering appointment, where you will view your beautifully edited images, and then make decisions about which products and packages you’d like to purchase. Products and Packages start at £299, with interest free payment plans available on all orders over £500.
To book a newborn photoshoot, I suggest contacting me any time after your 12th week of pregnancy , so we can get a tentative date down in our diary for your photoshoot. We will shoot your newborn session when the baby is between 4 and 21 days old, depending on how baby is, and how well feeding is going. As soon as your little one has arrived, please let us know and we will see if the date we agreed on is still the best for everyone.
If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in Essex or Hertfordshire, look no further. One of my absolute favourite parts of my job is creating beautiful setups for you and then to pose your tiny little one and to create stunning art pieces from this. Welcoming your newborn into the world is one of the most amazing things you ever get to experience, and I want your photographs to reflect that.