Newborn photo shoots
I’m a lifestyle newborn photographer, which means that I capture natural moments and real connections. The sleepy yawn of a baby just fed, the gentle touch of a proud sibling, and the wonder of parenthood, newly bestowed. In the blink of an eye, these memories fade - but, with each click of the shutter, I preserve them forever.
A lifestyle newborn session takes place in the comfort of your home. It is laid back, unhurried, and led by your family’s needs. If hunger strikes, your baby can feed. If a sibling wants to play, they can go right ahead. And if your baby needs a cuddle, so much the better. I’ll be there, camera in hand, to capture as much of it as you’d like.
Newborn photography pricing
£99 weekdays / £149 weekends and bank holidays
Face-to-face consultation. This allows me to tailor your shoot, and your images, to you
Preparation for your shoot. I'll research how the light moves around your house, and work out which are the best rooms to use
Guidance on clothing, and how to prepare your house and your baby for your photo session
Your shoot. A 1.5 - 2 hour session in the comfort of your own home
Travel within a 30-mile radius of Ilminster, Somerset (mileage charge applies beyond this area)
Photo editing. I choose your best images, and individually edit them. Then, I turn them into a slideshow for you to view
Image visualisation service. If you’d like to purchase framed prints or wall art, I create bespoke wall designs to help you visualise what they'll look like in your home
Viewing and ordering session. This takes place at your house around two weeks after your shoot
Personal delivery of your products
To secure your booking, you pay your non-refundable session fee. Please note that the session fee does not include any prints, products or digital files. These are chosen later, at your ordering session.
After viewing your gallery, you decide how you’d like to display your chosen photographs.
You can choose one of my collections, select products from my a la carte list, or a mixture of the two. I guide you through the options, and help you choose the best products for your needs and your budget.
High-resolution images are suitable for print, and low resolution for social media.
A la carte
My a la carte products include framed prints, box frames, metal prints, canvas wraps and mounted prints. Due to the time and cost involved in preparing your images for print, I apply a minimum spend of £299 (not applicable if you are also purchasing a collection).
For further information about my a la carte list, please get in touch.
About my products
All of my products come from leading professional print laboratories in the UK and Europe. This gives you confidence that their quality will be first-rate, and your images will look exactly as they should. I have samples of most of the products I sell, so that you can judge their quality for yourself.
Newborn photography FAQs
When’s the best time for a newborn shoot?
If it’s sleepy, snuggly newborn photos that you’d like, the best time to capture these is between 7 and 14 days old. This is also the best age to photograph the tiny details, like eyelashes, lips and toes. But, given my approach to newborn photography, I place no limit on the baby’s age.
When should I book my newborn shoot?
I only schedule a maximum of two due dates per week, to ensure that I can accommodate babies around their actual delivery dates. So, I’d recommend booking your shoot after your 20-week scan. This also allows time for us to meet in advance, and for me to familiarise myself with your home.
How should I prepare for my shoot?
A couple of weeks before your shoot, I’ll send you a digital guide on how to get ready for it. This will include advice on outfits, preparing your home, and readying your baby for the session.
Why will my newborn shoot take place in my home?
The benefits of an at-home newborn shoot are numerous. From a practical perspective, it saves you the challenge of leaving the house. You can also ensure that your house is warm enough for any unclothed shots that you may like of your baby. Then there’s the advantage of having toys at hand for young siblings, and snacks and refreshments for anyone who wants them. And, if your baby needs changing or feeding, everything you need will be right there.
At-home shoots are also much more relaxed, which helps me to capture more natural shots of your family’s interactions.
Do I need to tidy my house for the shoot?
I’ll usually only use one or two rooms (often the master bedroom and living room), so you certainly won’t need to clean the house from top to bottom.
Where possible, I’ll carry out a pre-shoot consultation at your house. Among other things, this will give me a chance to get a feel for the layout of your house, and where the light falls. That way, you should know in advance which rooms I’m likely to use on the day.
How long will my shoot take?
Usually, newborn shoots take around two hours. This allows time to feed and settle your baby, change their outfit as required, and drink as many cups of tea as you’d like!
It’s important to me that your shoot feels relaxed and unrushed. That’s why we’ll be led by your baby, without clock-watching.
What time of day will my shoot take place?
In my experience, mid-morning is the ideal time to carry out a newborn shoot. Babies are often most settled at this time of day, and it allows time for everyone to have breakfast beforehand. Usually, we’ll finish in time for lunch, and you can have the rest of the day to yourselves.
If, when your baby arrives, it would suit you to have the shoot at a different time of day, that’s no problem. Yours will be the only session of the day, so we can move it around as necessary - subject to the availability of natural light.
Which areas do you cover?
My photo shoots usually take place in Somerset, Devon and West Dorset. I’m happy to travel further, though – I simply charge mileage at 45p a mile for shoots beyond a 30-mile radius of Ilminster.
If you'd like further details, or to book a newborn shoot, please get in touch.