Newborn Photography - What to Expect

The diary of a newborn and baby photographer is a complicated place! Nobody told your baby that they are expected to turn up for their portrait session and while some can’t wait to get here, some are fashionably late. This makes my diary a wonderfully fluid place!

When you first book your session you will be required to pay the non-refundable booking fee to reserve your place in my diary. I take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I can ensure I can fit everybody in and work around midwife and health visitor appointments once baby is here.

Once your baby arrives and you have settled back in at home just give me a call and we can then confirm the best date and time for your session.

Your portrait session will take place in the comfort of your own home where you’ll feel much more relaxed and comfortable just after having your new baby. I want you and your baby to feel relaxed and comfortable so you are able to feed on demand and put your feet up with refreshments and a magazine whilst I photograph your little bundle of joy.

So that I can capture your baby perfectly while they are still so brand new, for most of the session your baby will be in their birthday suit. Newborn clothes never fit correctly so we don’t get to see all those beautiful details that say ‘hey I’m brand new!’

However, one of the downsides of this, is your baby is guaranteed to poop and/or pee on props, blankets, perhaps even me or you! This is just par for the course, something I’m used to dealing with on a frequent basis and something I allow for. All of my blankets and props are washed after each session and I have plenty of cloths and towels to hand.

Your newborn portrait session can take between 2-4 hours and the reason for this is your newborn will need feeding, cuddles and cleaning throughout the session which is baby led rather than photographer led!

I hope this article answers the many common questions but if you would like to book or discuss a session please contact me.

Read about safety in my newborn photography sessions here.