A newborn photo shoot costs £95 which includes your three favourite digital images to download, print and share as much as you would like to. Sessions also access to my props and accessories and, most importantly, include two hours of photography time to allow us plenty of time for feeding, settling and to keep the session relaxed and stress free.
My studio is a warm and cosy space in Crawley Down with a large comfy chaise where you can relax and watch your images being created. We start with your newborn but parents and siblings are welcome to join in the session and you also have access to all my props and accessories during your session.
About Your Newborn Photo Shoot
Newborn sessions take place in the first two weeks of their arrival into the outside world (the perfect time is between 5 and 10 days).
After this point, newborn babies tend to be more alert and wakeful so they are difficult to manipulate into those beautiful sleepy poses. They are also less keen on being folded up in the way they were in the womb. Each session is scheduled for two hours and I never take back to back sessions so we are never rushed if we run over that time. Two hours of photography might well sound a bit horrendous when you’ve just had a baby but it really is just a case of getting yourselves here and you are free to relax in the studio whilst I take care of everything else. While your baby is warm, relaxed and sleepy, I take the pictures leaving plenty of time for feeding, cuddles and settling as required.
I have to limit the amount of these sessions that I take on throughout the year as they are naturally time consuming and I need to be sure that everyone is getting absolutely the attention and time that they deserve. So I’d recommend that you book your session while you are still pregnant to guarantee it. How this works is that you book and pay for your newborn photography session for your due date plus 7 days. Then when your baby arrives, just get in touch and we can move your appointment to suit if necessary.
There’s no denying that any baby born now is likely to have more pictures taken of it in its first year than our grandparents had in a lifetime. And don’t get me wrong, there’s an incredible amount of value in all of these captured memories.
However, newborn ‘formal’ photography is still a specialist area which is difficult to replicate without the right skill set, experience, environment and equipment.
My Studio is Designed for Newborns
My studio is especially set up to deal with newborn photography. Firstly, and most importantly, there is an extremely comfy sofa for you to crash out on while I create your images. Vital stuff.
Secondly, it’s fully insulated so I can keep it nice and toasty. Babies can’t regulate their own body heat and lose it four times faster than adults especially when they’re naked (which they will usually be for some of their shots). This means that the temperature stays perfect for them, even if it’s a bit warm for us. (That’s a little hint to you to dress accordingly!)
Recent Blog Posts
If you’d like to find out more about me and my work, then my blog is a good place to have a browse. You’ll find lots of previous work plus some helpful articles on how to get ready for your newborn session and the kinds of things that you might like to plan for or bring along…