NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

How it works

This is our most popular session for newborn babies under 3 weeks.

You’ll relax while Maddy works her magic creating incredible images of your baby’s first days, and of you too if you wish.

You can also include your older children by arrangement.

These sessions are FREE. We do not charge for your time in the studio.

However, we take a £99 deposit which secures your slot. This we then deduct from your order.

Please contact us after your 12 week scan to book using your due date. Then once baby arrives we will arrange your session.

After your session you are invited to return to view your gallery and place your order. We take cash and all major debit cards.

AMAZING

Absolutely amazing and professional loved to watch how she was with my newborn made me feel so comfortable and at ease, the pictures was absolutely stunning such a special memories to cherish forever!

THE COLLECTIONS

BIG KISSES

Up to 4 hour session

Full use of props

20+ fully edited images as digitals

Ten 8 x 6 prints of your chosen digitals

HD slideshow of your images to show family

Facebook collage of your favourite 5 images

£100 Wall Art Gift Card

£50 Gift Card for your next session

 

£599

LITTLE SNUGGLES

Up to 4 hour session

Full use of props

Ten fully edited images as digitals

Ten 8 x 6 prints of your chosen digitals

£50 Wall Art Gift Card

£499

TINY SQUISHES

Up to 4 hour session

Full use of props

Five fully edited images as digitals

Five 8 x 6 prints of your chosen digitals

£399

the mini newborn session

If you are on a budget, or missed out on having The Full Newborn Experience with the first 3 weeks, this is for you.

This session is simple, and all about baby. It does not include parents or siblings images.

Up to 1 hour session

5 fully edited images as digitals

Facebook cover photo collage

£175

parent & newborn mini session

Many parents squirm a little when l suggest these images as part of their Full Newborn Session. They are exhausted, they feel like they must look dreadful, and can’t imagine anything worse than being photographed.

Well, not once have parents ever regretted their images.

This is because these images are not grinning portraits of you as you might imagine. They are images that capture this incredibly brief time with your new baby, and even if you aren’t sure, in years to come, your baby will treasure the images in a way you cannot comprehend.

 

Sessions last around an hour, and we will advise you on what to wear, or you can use some of the items available in the studio.


You will receive six beautifully edited digital images which you can print from as much as you wish.

Two 12×8 mounted prints

£255

WALL ART & MORE

YOUR HEIRLOOM

A range of wall art, additional digital images and prints are available after your session.

YOUR QUESTIONS

A newborn photo session is a gentle, calm, slow session where I persuade your sleeping baby to curl up into gorgeous poses to create adorable images. I will start by getting baby sleepy and happy, maybe wrap her snuggly, then use gorgeous outfits and maybe some containers too. I will get to know your baby, what she likes to do, what she doesn’t, and will ensure she is happy throughout.

 

Newborns change very fast, and so its best to capture those magical early days as soon as possible. Within the first 2 weeks is best because much after that babies wake more easily, and become less curly.

 

Its best to book as soon as you can after your first scan. This ensures your slot when baby arrives. If you left it until baby arrives we may not have space to fit you in during busy times. We use your due date to book you in, and schedule your session in when baby arrives, no matter if she is early or late.

 

That depends on how old baby is when you contact us, and if we have any available last minute slots. We will always try to fit you in, so do get in touch

 

Unlike a more traditional studio photo session that might take an hour, we do things very differently. Baby runs the show, and everything is done at her pace. We take time to settle, feed, change, cuddle and soothe. Then when I start the posing its all done slowly and gently and I don’t clock watch, and I won’t rush baby.

 

Yes, throughout the session I will handle your baby. I’ll settle her, pose her and create the images you hope for. If she needs you then of course I’ll hand her back, but its best we get to know each other for me to achieve the poses I am known for. All you need to do is sit back and relax.

 

 

In short, yes. Your baby’s safety and comfort is my top priority. I take great care to watch her temperature, circulation and comfort are never compromised. Newborn safety in the hands of newborn photographers is massively important to me, which is why I train photographers from all over the world in safe newborn posing.

 

 

 

Absolutely not. Almost all newborns have flaky skin to some extent, and I am skilled in reducing how much is visible in the images if you’d like me to. However, I find that as its a uniquely new baby feature thats completely normal, its nice to leave some to show how new your baby was when the images were taken.

 

 

 

 

I do a wide range of poses and set ups, and I understand that they may not appeal to everyone. When you book you are sent a questionnaire so that I can find out your preferences. I will always listen to your wishes, and if you’d rather I didn’t do something specific, just say so.

 

 

 

 

 

Many parents worry ahead of their session that their baby will cry and I won’t be able to get the images they hope for. Rest assured that the session is very calm and relaxed, and that includes the baby. All newborns cry sometimes, and if your baby does we will take our time and make sure he is happy again with feeding or winding, just as you would at home. Babies I am posing sometimes squeak a little when moved while asleep, but you don’t need to worry about him screaming and preventing the session from running smoothy. In nearly 9 years this has only ever happened when baby was poorly, and we simply rescheduled. If for any reason I feel he is unhappy with what I am doing, I will stop. No image is more important than his comfort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

All newborns are different, and some react to being moved while asleep more than others. Sometimes I do find that giving baby a dummy can really help with calming and settling a baby who likes to suck for comfort. The dummies I use are Neonatal surgical silicone ones used in hospitals, so are completely safe and clean. I won’t ever use one without asking you, but if I feel it might be just what baby needs, I will let you know. If your baby hasn’t ever had a dummy rest assured that me using one for a couple of minutes throughout the session will not cause any nipple or feeding confusion. However, he is your baby, so if you’d rather I didn’t use one then thats fine too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll be photographing your baby without a nappy, so I am amazed when baby doesn’t mess on me or my things. This is totally normal, and it really isn’t a problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absolutely. We usually do these images towards the end of the session, and I will advise you on what to wear for this when you book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you book you’ll receive information via email on how to prepare to ensure the session runs smoothly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Generally speaking new babies are awake a lot in the night and sleep well in the morning. This helps me a lot, as baby needs to be asleep for me to achieve the best images. If we did your session in the afternoon your baby will have slept all morning and is more likely to wake and become unsettled as I work with her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes. I have mums in within days of having had a section, and they are always lovely and comfortable. The studio is cosy and has comfy chairs for you to relax on. You can see the studio HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have developed my own style, and a huge part of that is the outfits and props I use in the session. I prefer to only use my props, and hope that as you booked me for my style, that you’ll be more than happy with that. However, if you have a special item of sentimental value you’d like me to include in a few images, please do bring it along. I’ll do my best to include it for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many I take depends on your baby on the day, but usually when you come back for your ordering appointment I will show you between 20 and 30 hand edited images for you to then purchase from.

 

You have the option to view your images on the same day or return later. Usually we ask you back within three weeks. However, during busy times this may be a little longer. I will advise you if this is the case.

 

 

Once you’ve placed your order it will take time to process. Depending on what products you order, delivery times vary due to the difference in supplier times. I quote up to four to six weeks on average.

 

I ask clients to collect their order from the studio by appointment. If you wish your items to be posted, please do let us know.

 

 

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