Newborn, Baby and Maternity Photography
As a newborn photographer and a mother myself, I am always fascinated by how quickly babies grow. I blink and the little one is one dress size bigger, babbles a new word, or learns a cheeky new trick. Should I not have the baby photographs as evidence, it will be difficult to convince myself (and her in the future) that she has been so tiny once!
When to Take Newborn Photos
The most ideal time for a newborn baby photo shoot is when babies are 1-2 weeks’ old. Babies are sleepy most of the time at this stage and are more flexible, meaning they can be curled up for the photos in a similar way as they lay on your chest.
What to Expect for New-Born Photo Shoots
I always suggest to parents to allow for plenty of time for the photo shoot. While a shoot may be completed in 2 hours, it can also take up to 4 hours, with the majority of the time spent on settling the baby and making sure he or she is comfortable for the shoot. Quite possibly they would require cuddles or feeding during the shoot.
I take a combination of photos with the babies in their natural state as well as with props so you have a wide variety of images to choose from. I also take family pictures of babies together with parents and siblings, as these are key milestones in your life that you may want to record!
If you would like to further information, please read my related blog post on different newborn photography styles.
Later Stage Baby Photos
A great time for more baby pictures is when they are around 6-9 months and are able to sit up on their own. At this stage we would be able to take a combination of pictures with your babies posing on their own, as well as them interacting with you.
What to Expect for Older Baby Shoots
A session for older babies generally lasts between 1-2 hours. While we would not aim to put them to sleep during the session, they may nevertheless require some moments to be settled for the camera, or need a break here and there. Again we are baby-led to ensure big grins for their pictures!
Pregnancy is one of the most special and meaningful times in many women’s lives. It is a memory well worth capturing, with portraits of you and little-ones-to-be that highlight this stage of joy, peacefulness and serenity.
When to take maternity photos
I would suggest maternity photos to be taken in your third trimester, around 30-36 weeks. At this stage your bump will be more obvious, while you still feel energised.
What to Expect for maternity photo Shoots
Maternity photo shoots are relatively relaxed with a focus on highlighting the bumps. Care is taken to make sure only poses that are safe for pregnancy are adopted. We encourage you to bring pregnancy clothing that accentuates the bumps, but we also have flowy pregnancy dresses in the studio that make you look and feel fabulous.
Our newborn and maternity photography studio is based in Crouch End, North London. Should you wish to know more about the photography sessions please contact me.
New born photography in studio session fee (please allow for up to 4 hours for session) - £95
New born photography on location session fee (please allow for up to 4.5 hours for session and set up) - POA
Older baby or maternity in studio session fee – £75
Older baby or maternity on location session fee – £95
Bespoke Artwork from £75
Digital package from £195