“Brilliant photos…we are so happy with them. Everyone who has seen them has commented how lovely they are. Would highly recommend!”

Laura and Britt

Becoming a parent is exciting, life changing and quite overwhelming at times.

Babies grow so quickly and having beautiful photos captured in those first few weeks is really precious and why I love newborn photography.

My newborn sessions are bespoke so I like to find out from you exactly what you like.   You may prefer less posed and more natural photos, you may have a particular colour scheme or prop that you would like to incorporate in your session or it may be really important that family and sibling photos are included in your session.   More often than not, parents will ask me to guide them but if you have specific ideas then please let me know.

It’s really important to me that this special time is captured just the way you would like it to be remembered.

Your baby’s safety during my newborn session is paramount at all times.

Here’s a small selection of newborn baby boys and girls I have photographed.

Planning and preparing for a newborn session

What is the ideal age for newborn portraits?

I recommend newborn sessions takes place within the first 2 weeks of your baby being born, ideally when your baby is between 8-14 days old.

The earlier your session takes place the better for sleepy curled up baby poses.   If, however, your baby is “older” than this, please don’t rule out a newborn photo session. I have photographed babies up to 5 weeks old and still achieved the sleepy poses. It often takes a little more patience (which I have) and time (which I allocate for).

When should I book your newborn session?

Many parents book their session in advance once they have had their second scan,   I book newborn sessions in working on your expected due date so that your baby is between 8-10 days old for their photo session.   Once you are booked in,  I will have more flexibility to reschedule your date should your baby arrive early or late or you need to rearrange the date for any reason.

If you have already had your baby and have only just decided you would like newborn photos, please get in touch as my diary is constantly changing with babies arriving early and late and I always do my best to fit parents in.

How long does a newborn session last?

I will allocate up to 3 hours for the session but you will only be charged the one session fee. On average, newborn portrait session lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

The extra time allocated for newborn sessions is to allow for feeding and settling your baby so that you don’t feel pressured that your photos have to be achieved within a standard portrait session time.

Do newborn sessions include parent and sibling photos?

Yes, if you would like these they are included in the session.  Please let me know in advance if you having siblings that you would like to include in the session and their age so that I can plan your session so that it flows as best as possible.

Can we use the hats and props we see on your website?

Of course.  Before your session, we’ll have a chat about the style of photos you would like, colours you would like to incorporate, if you would like to use hats/headbands (which I have in my studio) and if you would like to use any props.   If you have something specific in mind that you would like to incorporate in your newborn session, please let me know beforehand so that I can plan your session.

Where do newborn sessions take place?

Newborn sessions take place at my beautiful studio located on the ground floor of a building which used to be The Old Cotton Mill in Arnold.

Studio address: Suite 5, Byron Court, Brookfield Gardens, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7ER

SESSION FEE | Monday to Friday – £50 | SATURDAY – £75

(Limited availability weekends)

Your session includes:-

Up to 3 hours photo session at the studio including use of accessories and props.

Personal viewing appointment in the studio approx 2 weeks after your photo session to help you choose your photos and products.

Dedicated service and professional quality.

Note: Session fee does not include any products.  Please visit my Pricing Page for further information.

Finally, do you know if you are having a boy or girl or has your baby already arrived?

If so, you make wish to take a look through the individual galleries of photos for boys and girls below..

Are you ready to book your newborn session?

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask.