After months of waiting and planning, the baby is finally here! This newborn session gives you the chance to get some gorgeous shots either on location or at home – and you can include the whole family! I will also provide you with everything you need to know about how best to prepare your home and yourselves for our session.

My newborn photoshoots are designed to create a relaxed and happy atmosphere that will get the best out of baby and parents. While the main focus will be on the newest edition, family members are welcome to join in for some timeless portrait shots. I will be there to guide you through some easy prompts, but the sessions are often led by the vibes you bring!

Be sure to book in quick, they grow up so fast.

What is the best age for a newborn shoot?

The ‘ideal’ timing for newborn photography is within the first 8–12 days. When it comes to premature babies and twins (or more), I recommend rebooking for 3–5 weeks post-birth, as these babies can be sensitive to outside stimuli and will remain tiny for longer.

It is good upon booking to be able to work out an estimated date based on when you are due. However, babies often have a mind of their own, so don’t panic if your little one is slightly earlier or later than expected. When possible (because birth is an intense time, and I don’t expect little ol’ me to be your priority), keep me up-to-date with your progress and we can rearrange as necessary.

Worried you've missed that 'ideal' newborn window?

Just because they aren't as tiny as they once were, does not mean it is too late to take those photos that you will cherish for a lifetime. One of the many benefits to an at-home session is that there are no fancy props or flexible posing for your little one to grow out of! I've had babies as old as two months do these sessions, and the photos are just as special.

Shara & Arla

The Shaw Family

The Darlow Family