NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHY
RELAX & BE COMFORTABLE
I love photographing newborns. The first few days with your new baby are truly precious, unique memories to be treasured, and to be able to capture that time is a real privilege. It is also important to me to take care of our new mums (and dads!) and so I like to make your experience simple and enjoyable from start to finish.
Photo sessions take place in the comfort of our brand new studio in Market Weighton, where we have everything we need to keep you and your baby comfortable. All outfits and props are provided for the session, so all you need to provide is the baby!
HOW LONG DOES THE PHOTO SESSION TAKE?
I always allocate 3-5 hours for a newborn photo session, and only book one appointment in a day, to allow ample opportunity for nappy changes, feeding and comforting, and to allow baby to settle into a nice deep sleep. The photographs themselves usually take around 40-60 minutes, but sometimes it can take a while to settle your baby. You cannot rush newborns! I recommend that you don’t plan anything else in for the day of the photo shoot, so you can relax and enjoy the experience without needing to keep one eye on the clock.
CAN WE HAVE SOME PHOTOS WITH PARENTS/SIBLINGS?
Of course! I always like to include a couple of photos with parents and any siblings in my newborn sessions.
Portraits with mum and dad are a beautiful reminder of this magical time. I especially love skin-to-skin images to highlight the bond between baby and parents.
If you have other children, I usually photograph them with baby at the start of the session while they are still interested in what is happening. For younger children, who may be easily distracted or unable to safely hold a newborn, I often create 'composite' photos from images of the baby and child taken separately. Once the family images are complete, dad is free to take any young siblings out to the shops or a visit to a nearby park without worrying about them keeping clean!
WHAT ABOUT PETS?
Your pets are of course part of the family, however, during the session it is often better to keep them out of the studio other than for their photo. If you want a photo with your well-behaved pet included, please let me know and we can discuss practicalities. For safety reasons, I almost always use composite images for photos with animals.
FOLLOWING YOUR SESSION
I know you will be eager to see the images from your session, so I usually post a sneak peek on our Facebook page within a week of the shoot (or I can email it to you if you don't use Facebook).
After all the final images have been individually editted, we will invite you back to the studio for your viewing appointment where you can see our stunning sample products and choose how you would like your final images to be presented.
I have a range of beautiful printed products including mounted prints, treasure boxes, framed prints, bamboo panels and albums.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY APPOINTMENT?
In order to offer my clients the best service possible, I book a strictly limited number of newborn photo sessions per week. To avoid disappointment it is best to reserve your date as early as possible. Most people book just after the 20 week scan, but you can contact me at any time during your pregnancy to give me your estimated due date.
The ideal age for newborn photos is between 5 and 14 days. For the first two weeks babies are still used to being curled up snugly in the womb, and find the cosy, comfortable poses I use second-nature. We will schedule a provisional booking for around 8-10 days after your due date, and confirm or reschedule as necessary.
How Much Does It Cost?
The session fee is £150, which includes the photo session and one of our beautiful welcome packs, including a hand-made keepsake teddy. These teddies are definitely not camera-shy and can often be caught sneaking into some of our photos during the session. And of course, this would make a beautiful gift for a baby shower or maternity present.
I have a range of beautiful products including framed prints, bamboo panels, mounted prints, treasure boxes and albums and digital image packages. For a copy of my full price list, please email me or text 'Newborn' with your email address to 0779 598 1540 and I will send you the pricing information and call you back to talk about your due date, and booking details.
Of course, if there is something that you would like that is not listed, please do ask.
DO YOU OFFER GIFT VOUCHERS?
A newborn baby photo session makes the perfect gift for a leaving present for an expectant mum or for a baby shower, and our gorgeous welcome pack is a beautiful gift. We can also add gift vouchers in any amount over £20 to be put towards any of our products. Please drop me an email with your individual request.
WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?
Email me for more information and a pricelist, or text 'Newborn' with your email address to 0779 598 1540 and I will send you the pricelist and call you back to talk about your due date, and booking details. The session fee is £150 and is payable at the time of booking to reserve your slot in my diary.
Even if you have a few months left to wait, you can start getting excited straight away with our very special welcome pack.
HAVE A LOOK AT MORE IMAGES
Want to see more examples of some of our babies, check out our blog.
For more information and a copy of my newborn pricelist, please email me, or text 'Newborn' followed by your email address to 0779 598 1540 and I will send you a copy of the pricelist and call you back.