Newborn Photographer Nottingham and Derby – Baby photos in the comfort of your home

I hope you enjoy looking through my portfolio and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

NOTE: I adhere to up to date Covid-19 regulations when photography babies.   Please get in touch with your due date/baby’s arrival date.

I am providing updated information on how I work in your home at the time of request/date of the session.

Recommended Newborn Photographer Nottingham

“I can’t recommend Alison more highly.  From the initial enquiry to delivering our photographs she has offered a professional yet personal service. We are thrilled with the photos of our daughter and Alison really went beyond our expectations to capture them. She was wonderfully calm and is clearly very gifted around newborns, working quickly and with care throughout. We will definitely be asking Alison to return in the future.”


Newborn Photographer Nottingham – A brief introduction to my style of photography

My newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your own home.  There’s no need to worry about leaving the house in the first few weeks and I bring everything I will need for the session with me.

I photograph a mixture of curled up posed photos along with some natural “organic” photos too.    I don’t go overboard on gimmicky props and my newborn photo sessions are all about capturing your precious baby in all of it’s tiny cuteness.   Photos which you will love and treasure for years to come because of their simplicity.    If you do have specific ideas then please let me know.

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

It’s really important to me that your newborn photos are captured just the way you would like this special time to be remembered … with a sprinkling of my photography magic!




Session Includes:

  • Up to 3 hours photo session at your home within a 25 mile radius of NG5 (further afield on request).
  • Parent and sibling shots.
  • Choice of blanket backdrops and simple baby hats.
  • Viewing of your photos approximately 2 weeks after your session.

(Note: if your baby hasn’t arrived yet, a provisional date is made based around your due date.)



Your Top 10 Favourites
  • (10) Digital images
  • (10) 7.5″ x 5″ prints


Full Digital Package
  • Full set of digital images (approx. 25-30*).
  • (10) 7.5″ x 5″ prints.
  • Complimentary sitter session fee at approx 6-9 months old.


All digital images + Frame
  • Full set of digital images (approx. 25-30*)
  • 16″ x 12″ beautifully framed print
  • (5) 12″ x 8″ prints
  • (10) 7.5″ x 5″ prints
  • Complimentary sitter session fee at approx 6-9 months old

Show off your digital images on your devices at home.  You can print, enlarge photos and share with family.

You receive both the colour and black and white versions of digital images (where both are presented).

newborn digital images on iPad and phone

*On average, there are 25-30 individual photos in a gallery but this can easily extend to 30-40 images where there has been the opportunity to capture lots of variety in the session.    The number of images in a gallery will vary.   I don’t cap the number of images I edit as I want you to have the best choice possible from your photo experience with me.

When purchasing digital images, you receive both the colour and black and white version as standard, where both have been presented to you.

Digital images are provided as printable files for you to make your own duplicate prints, enlargements, etc.


Prints Only

* (2) 12″ x 8″ unframed prints

* (10) 7.5″ x 5″ unframed prints


I offer a selection of premium frames you’ll be proud to display as your baby grows.

newborn frame on wall

Questions about newborn photography at home

Newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home.  There’s no need to worry about taking your baby out in the early days and remembering to pack the kitchen sink in your baby bag(!), I come to you to make it as easy as possible.

As an experienced newborn photographer in Nottingham, I travel across Nottingham, Derby, Grantham and areas of Leicestershire.   For areas outside of the East Midlands, travelling costs may apply.  Please let me know your post code at the time of enquiry.

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.  As this may not always be possible for some parents,  I’m still able to capture sleepy newborn poses between 3-5 weeks too.    However, as babies grow so quickly in those first few weeks, it’s a good idea for your photo session to take place sooner rather than later for those lovely curled up poses.  For more information about the best age to photograph babies click here.

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.

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.

Yes, I take these with a lifestyle approach so they are very natural of you and your baby at home rather than a formal photo.

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.

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/headband 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.

I have an excellent reputation as a newborn photographer in Nottingham.   Please take a few moments to read through some of my reviews on Google and Facebook which I hope will assure you your baby is in safe hands.


Ideal if you only want a few photos of your baby (with no parent or sibling shots)


Your 5 favourite images
  • 1 hour photo session at your home (within 10 miles of NG5) Monday to Friday
  • 5 digital images

Note: Session does not include parent and sibling shots.


A mini session is a maximum 1 hour photo shoot at your home.  (A full session can last up to 3 hours and sometimes longer.  Full sessions generally feel less rushed for parents.)

Whilst I will aim for sleepy posed photos during a mini photo session, if this is not achievable within 1 hour then only awake photos will be taken.  

(During a full session, there is plenty of time to ensure awake and sleepy photos are achieved  and plenty of time for feeding and settling babies.)

Mini sessions are for baby only and do not include parent, sibling or furry friend shots.   Photos showing just the parent’s hands may be included if there is sufficient time.   (A full session includes parent and siblings photos.)

Mini sessions are for locations within 10 miles of NG5.   (Full session are for locations within 25 miles of NG5 and further on request.)

During a mini session only 1 blanket is used as a backdrop for your baby to lay on.  (Full sessions include more than one colour if required.)

I limit the number of images I edit on a mini session.  You choose from a maximum of 15-20 edited images. (For a full session, I will edit as many photos as I think you would like to see.   On average, this will 25-30 images but this can often be

the region of 30-40 to choose from.)

Your digital images from a mini session are sent you to you via a download link with a print release so that you may make your own prints, enlargements, share with family etc.   (Digital images are supplied on a USB with full sessions.)

Mini sessions are payable in full before viewing your photos. £50 at the time of booking, £145 on the day of the session.  (With full sessions you pay your session fee when booking and choose and pay for your collection once you have viewed your photos.)

Would you like to book your newborn session?

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