Book a newborn session outdoors, at home or in the studio - Covid-secure practice
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Baby should ideally be 5 to 14 days old, when they still have that curled-up, sleepy look and can be most easily swaddled and posed
Fill in a Contact Me form (link below), telling me your due date or baby's DOB and we can discuss further
If baby is more than three weeks old, it's still possible to do newborn photography, either at your home for a lifestyle session or in the studio using the beanbag and fabrics
Older newborns are unfurled, more wriggly and less sleepy but I can adjust the poses and, with a bit of patience, we will still get great shots.
Once your baby can sit, you may like to consider a sitting up home session or a Milk Bath shoot in the studio.
Scroll down for bundle pricing, props portfolio and details of home or studio options
COVID-SECURE PRACTICE: Details at the foot of the page
Ten high-resolution, retouched digital images chosen from your online gallery
2 x A4 lab prints
Extra digital images: £25
Twenty high-resolution, retouched digital images chosen from your online gallery
5 x A4 lab prints
1 mounted and framed A4 lab print
£50 voucher toward your next photography booking, maybe for Milk Bath, Cake Smash or Outdoor Family session
All digital images from your shoot, downloadable from your online gallery (approx. 50)
5 x A4 lab prints
2 mounted and framed, A4 lab prints
£50 voucher toward your next photography booking, maybe a Milk Bath, Cake Smash or Outdoor Family session
The prop colourways below can be identified by number from 1 to 21, left to right.
A STUDIO SESSION
If you would like a newborn photography session utilizing props then please visit my studio in Stoke Newington N16 9AW. We have off-street parking right outside. There is a generous range of backdrops, baskets, antique wooden bowls and an array of colourful, textured stretch and drapey baby wraps, matching knitted hats and delicate handmade headbands for your baby to wear. Scroll down to see the wide selection of colourful props available. All baby wraps are freshly laundered in Eco-Max non bio baby laundry detergent, after use and the studio is kept spotlessly clean.
Allow 2 - 3 hours for a newborn session so we can stop for baby-changing and feeding breaks. I use professional cameras and Elinchrom studio lighting. There will be time to create three different looks with your baby, followed by parent and baby portraiture against a plain background. Siblings can join the photoshoot for some individual shots and family shots, but ideally they should be brought towards the end of the session to guarantee a quiet time during the newborn photography. We have Clissold Park with cafe and children's playground only five minutes walk from the studio, where a parent and sibling(s) can spend some time, until we're ready for them to join in.
Afterwards, the images will be edited, retouched and available for viewing on a private gallery, from the comfort of your own home in approx. 1 -2 weeks. The digital images and print bundles are purchased separately, after seeing your gallery and in addition to the photoshoot booking fee of £100, that's paid in advance, at the time of booking.
Also see FAQ's Newborn for more information
A HOME SESSION
If you would prefer a newborn photo shoot at your home, I can create lifestyle photographs using a mixture of daylight and portable flash-lighting to achieve beautifully lit images in your home, no matter if it's dark and raining outside. I will provide a white king-size duvet cover and pillowcases for your double-bed to be used as the background. Please declutter your bedroom as much as before I arrive. I will also bring a lovely selection of colourful, textured stretchy and drapey baby wraps, with matching knitted hats and headbands for your baby to wear. Please discuss with me your prefered colours when making a booking. All baby wraps are freshly laundered in Eco-Max non bio baby laundry detergent, after use.
Allow 2 - 3 hours for a newborn session so we can stop for baby-changing and feeding breaks. We will create three different looks with your baby, using different colour wraps and hats followed by some family portraits of you and your baby together with any siblings, on the bed and or the sofa. Sometimes I photograph the siblings before the baby so they don't get jealous!
Home sessions are also well-suited to older newborns who have unfurled, because we can drape beautiful coloured and textured fabrics over the lower half of baby rather than wrap them up tightly in a womb-like swaddle.
Afterwards, the images will be edited, retouched and available for viewing on a private gallery, from the comfort of your own home in approx. 1 -2 weeks. The digital images and print bundles are purchased separately after seeing your gallery and in addition to the photoshoot booking fee of £100, that's paid in advance, at the time of booking. Scroll down to see the pricing and bundle details.
Also see FAQ's Newborn for more information
COVID SECURE PRACTICE
Because I work closely with newborns and pregnant women, it is my duty to ensure all clients are protected during their photo session with me. Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, I have introduced extra safety measures.
There will be restrictions on the amount of people who can come to the studio at one time.
The studio will be cleaned before and after each session and all door handles, tables and items you are likely to come in to contact with will be cleaned and wiped with an antibacterial solution.
I will wash my hands before and often, avoid hand shaking, and will wear a mask when posing your baby for extra precaution.
If you or your partner have been in contact with anyone with a cough or fever or if you feel unwell (even mildly) before your session, please contact me as soon as possible to reschedule.
Please ensure you wash your hands well for at least 20 seconds before leaving your house.
Please bring your own drinks to consume during the session, I will however provide water.
You will be asked to wash your hands/use hand sanitizer upon arrival at my studio.
You will be asked to remove your shoes and coat at the door upon arrival.
Contact will be minimal with no hand shaking