Photographing a newborn baby is a phenomenal experience. I love photographing babies of all ages, but newborns have a special place in my heart! They grow so fast and I feel privileged to be able to provide timeless and precious images for families to treasure forever.
My goal as your newborn photographer is to make this exciting time in your life one of the best experiences possible. Having a newborn baby can be exhausting and the first few weeks can especially be a little bit of a blur. I have been there...twice! This is even more reason to capture those early memories before your baby starts to change. My cosy home photography studio in Sidcup is a warm and safe environment for photographing babies of all ages. Sibling and parent photos are included in my newborn sessions and I am to capture the emotion and bond between you.
My newborn photoshoots are up to four hours long and are completely baby-led. This time allows for feeding, changing and plenty of cuddles.
I have a collection of props and colour schemes which are tailored to your preferences. I will work with you beforehand to plan your session, to ensure that we capture those precious and timeless photos that will last a lifetime.
Newborn sessions usually take place when babies are between seven days and three weeks old. This is when newborns are most sleepy and able to curl up into those cute newborn poses. Please book your session as soon as you find out your due date- this is because I only take a limited number of newborns a month. I will book you in for a week after your due date and then this can be adjusted if baby is early or late.
What is the ideal timeframe for a newborn photoshoot?
Newborn sessions usually take place between 7 – 14 days old, as babies are generally sleepier and curl up into those adorable newborn poses at this age.
When to book in your newborn photoshoot?
Newborn photoshoots can be booked in at any point after your 20 week scan for a guaranteed slot within the first few weeks after your baby has arrived. I take a note of your due date and then you just need to advise me as soon as possible once your baby has arrived. I only take a limited amount of newborn sessions a month, to allow flexiblity with due dates and actual birth dates.
My baby has already arrived and I didn't pre-book a newborn photoshoot, is it too late to book?
Quite often, families do not think about booking a newborn photoshoot until after their baby has arrived. If you didn't pre-book and wish to do so once baby is here, please still contact me to find out if I have last minute availabilty.
My newborn is older than two weeks, is it too late for a newborn photoshoot?
Absolutely not! I frequently photograph babies past this age, so you do not have to miss out. My newborn sessions still apply up until around 10-12 weeks old, when then it becomes a milestone session instead.
I have completed newborn posing and safety training course, which ensures that I can safely handle and pose your precious little bundle. I am also DBS checked and first aid trained.
Ready to book?
If you are ready to book in your newborn photoshoot, please fill in this form letting me know that you'd like to book and I will get back to you within 24 hours.