Ali, our newborn photographer,  was so patient with both girls and made us feel really relaxed and that nothing was too much trouble. The end result was a set of stunning photos that we will treasure forever.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Alison/AliLulu Portraits to anyone!


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!

My newborn sessions are bespoke so I like to find out from you exactly what kind of photos you would like.   You may prefer less posed and more natural photos, you may have a particular colour scheme 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 during their newborn session but if you 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 newborn photography.

Planning and preparing for a newborn session

Where do newborn sessions take place?

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.

Ideally, I will photograph your baby next to window light but if there is not sufficient daylight in your home, I will bring a studio light.

I just need some space to set up a large bean bag which is where your I take your baby’s posed photos.

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 but, 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.

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, 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.

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/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.


Monday to Friday £50 | Saturday £75

Your session includes:-

* Up to 3 hours photo session at your home (within a 20 mile radius of NG5).  Sessions further afield quoted on request.

* Personal viewing appointment in your home 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.

Early booking is recommended for Saturday appointments.

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..

Would you like to book your newborn session?

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