When should I schedule my newborn session?
The best time to have a newborn session is when your baby is between 3 -14 days old. It is best to book your session shortly after you have had your 20 week scan. This will be a provisional booking and will be flexible around your baby’s birth as babies often arrive earlier or later than planned. If however you haven’t booked baby in at around 20 weeks please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to accommodate you, as we would not want you to miss out on capturing such a special time in your lives.
Does my session need to take place between 3-14 days of age?
Yes, staying within this time frame would be recommended if you are looking for those adorable sleepy poses. This is when your baby is at their smallest, cutest stage and are still curly and very sleepy. Babies also change so much in such a short amount of time and those little fingers and cute toes start to grow. Having said that, we have photographed many newborns older than this and we are still are able to capture some beautiful images. Just know that the sleepy curled up shots are often much more difficult to achieve as babies get past 14 days old.
How much do newborn sessions cost?
The newborn session fees are £75. This includes studio time and a complimentary 8×10 print of your choice. You will then be invited back to our studio (normally within seven to fourteen days) to view your gallery. Our galleries normally consist of around 30-40 edited images that you can choose from. All prints, digital files and products e.g. canvases, have to be purchased separately. Please contact us for a full price list.
How long will my newborn photography session take?
Newborn photography sessions normally take on average anywhere between two and four hours. The sessions are totally baby led it’s very hard to put this into a time frame. The studio atmosphere is very relaxed and allows time to meet your baby’s needs such as feeding and changing. We like to think it is like a home from home for your little one and yourselves.
Where will the session take place?
The session takes place at our comfortable studio which is on St Johns Road, Waterloo. Our studio gives you access to all of our props, backdrops and equipment resulting in high quality, bespoke images. Please click HERE for a tour of our cosy studio which consist of 3 large rooms for you to enjoy and relax in. We understand that you have just given birth and might not feel up to leaving home at this early stage, so we try and make the studio as comfortable as possible for you. We work with other local businesses to provide you with all the home comforts you need. For example we have a menu from the vintage tea room next door who are happy to bring your order to you at the studio so you can enjoy anything from a latté to a full English breakfast, while you sit back and enjoy these precious moments.
What happens during a newborn session?
Newborn sessions take place in our studio. We start the session by bringing baby into our very warm, cosy studio where they will be happy to have their clothes removed. We then feed baby so that they will be happy, sleepy and contented and will go into a deep sleep to be photographed (so if possible please try not to feed baby before they arrive). Once baby is sleeping we will start our magical shoot. We take all the curly, squishy poses on the bean bag first, we then move onto prop shots and finally family images.
Is my baby in safe hands?
We pride ourselves in looking after your baby and ensuring they are safe. We are fully trained in the art of newborn posing and photography. Your baby will never be left alone with us or out of your sight. We have both been police checked and hold DBS certificates. The studio is set up with your baby’s safety in mind and we are practiced in posing your precious newborn safely while we take your photographs.
Where do I feed my baby?
We provide a warm, comfortable, quiet environment where you can feed your baby for as long as they need. We welcome breastfed babies and understand that you may be new to breastfeeding and it can sometimes feel uncomfortable to feed in public in the early days. We are happy for you to feed anywhere in our studio but If you feel that you need privacy we have an area where you can sit and feed baby in comfort. Gemma is also a trained breastfeeding support worker so we fully understand any concerns or difficulties you may have about breastfeeding your baby away from home, and she can offer advice and support if you need it.
Do you take pictures of the family as well?
Absolutely, this is included in our session fee and we love it when mum, dad and siblings want to be part of the session. This a special time when you can all be photographed together as a family rather than the person taking the photographs being missed off your family pictures.
Who supplies all the cute hats, headbands and props for the photographs?
We have a large supply of hats, headbands and wraps, etc. that we have available for your photographs. If you have any items you would like included in your pictures by all means bring them with you such as teddies, blankets and personal items. Things we have included in newborn photographs have included a guitar, boxing gloves, formula one items and various police helmets and football kits these always make your photographs very personal and special. If there is something you would like to include in your photographs please bring it with you and we will try to accommodate you.
What should we wear for the family pictures?
Choose something that you are comfortable in, either with soft toned solid colours that have a timeless feel about them; or the more modern light and airy look of soft pastel colours. Keep away from bright colours or those with loud prints and patterns. If wearing make-up try to go for the soft natural look as this looks better on camera. Older children look better in soft light cotton fabrics with a timeless feel; cream and brown palettes always work well.
PRODUCT AND DIGITAL IMAGE PRICING
- All prints, products and digital files are purchased separately from our print or digital collections.
- Print collections begin at £100 and digital collections start from £195. Also, please know all our digital files are full resolution and you will be able to print any size photograph you need for gifts or your walls. They will also come with a licence so you have the right to print your photographs.
For full pricing information please contact us:-