Newborn Photography | Somerset
Newborn Photography is such an absolute pleasure to do. Baby photography, especially during the first few days and weeks, captures all those little details - tiny finigers, tiny hands, wispy hair and perfect little sleepy faces! My newborn photo sessions also include family portraits with mum and dad, and can include sibling portraits by extra arrangement.
Sessions are £65, last around three hours and include a Gift Print in 14x11 deluxe mount. Other prints and digital portraits are bought separately.Enquire now
Newborn babies should be photographed between 5 - 14 days old if possible. During this time a baby retains some of their natural curl from before they were born. A newborn baby is often more sleepy, flexible and happier to have their clothes changed. It's a good idea to book an appointment while you are still pregnant, we can always adjust the time for your Newborn Session, if needed, when baby arrives. If it's not possible to book a newborn photography session within the first two weeks, please remember that beautiful baby portraits can be taken at any age. For older babies, expect less of the curly sleepy poses and less clothes/wrap changes - older baby photographs will show the baby's character, sometimes they are happy to be wrapped, and all will enjoy cuddles with mum and dad! Get in touch as soon as you can to book yours.
Newborn and baby photography - just £65
Beautiful photographs of your favourite people and life's most meaningful events, are an important investment. My newborn photography package is just £65 and includes:
- Up to 4 hour studio shoot.
- Use of props, backdrops, wraps, hats and headbands.
- Multiple set ups.
- Online gallery for viewing your images.
- Complimentary print in 14x11" luxury mount.
- Bundles of prints and digital images are available to buy in addition to your complimentary print - see below
As a mum of two, I understand how important it is to know that you and your baby will be safe and comfortable during the shoot. I would throughly reccommend that you pop in to the studio to meet me and talk through the kind of photography that you like and be reassured that you and your newborn will be in a safe pair of hands. But in the meantime ... here are some kind words from my clients:
"We recently had a newborn shoot with Deborah and we honestly could not praise her enough. She was so good with our daughter, had some amazing ideas for creative and artistic shots but also listened to what we wanted. The studio has a very relaxed feel and Deborah went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable, offering us cups of tea and allowing time for changes/ feeds between shots. The end gallery was just wonderful.The photos were better than we had ever expected! Simply stunning. Thank you again Deborah for being so lovely, patient and professional!" Natalie Burton
"We had a photo shoot with our three week old daughter. Deborah was brilliant with her! So patient and really took the time to find out what we wanted from the shoot. Deborah was brilliant at keeping our daughter calm and relaxed and we have some gorgeous photos that really capture our baby girl's character. The hardest part was choosing the photos at the end as they're all so cute! Would definitely recommend!" Charlotte Thompson
After your newborn session
After your photo shoot I get busy with editing and processing to create a gallery of beautiful images for you to see. From the gallery you can choose one print to be made into your complimentary Gift Print in 14x11" deluxe mount. You also have the option to buy further prints and digital images. I offer cost saving bundles and packages to suit all bugets:
Newborn Bundle One
4 x Gift Prints in Luxury 10x8" mounts; 4 x Gift Prints in Luxury 14x11" mounts; 10 Digital downloads; £20 toward you next studio session
Newborn Bundle Two
4 x Gift Prints in Luxury 10x8" mounts; 2 x Gift Prints in Luxury 14x11" mounts; 3x Digital downloads; £10 toward you next studio session
Newborn Bundle Three
2x Gift Prints in Luxury 10x8" mounts; 1x Gift Prints in Luxury 14x11" mounts; £10 toward you next studio session
Some of your questions about newborn and baby photography answered
What is newborn and baby photography?
In the early 1990s photography Anne Geddes took newborn photography out of the hospital and into a new era, sparking a stylised field of photography where a photographer works closely with parents to create beautiful portraits, while keeping the health and welfare of their little subjects at the heart of the shoot. Every photographer has a style, I use natural light and prefer to keep my portraits natural and authentic, working with how the baby is feeling to capture all the tiny little details that make newborns so very special.
How old should a baby be for newborn photos?
The ideal age is between 5 and 14 days. That said, I have photographed babies at 6 weeks and they have slept soundly throughout the session - which just goes to show how each baby is different and why it is best for sessions to be 'baby led'.
Is photography safe for babies?
Baby's safety and comfort is absolutley the top priority during one of my newborn and baby shoots. The sessions are baby led, meaning there is plenty of time for feeding, soothing and making a baby comfortable. I only use natural posing and work gently with baby's movments. If a baby is unsettled then there will be a reason why, if baby is having an unusually fussy day, or can not be soothed I will offer a second date, nothing is more important than newborn baby's safety.
What if my baby is poorly?
If you, your baby or anyone else taking part in the shoot is unwell, I will offer a second date. It simply makes no sense to try and push ahead if there are any concerns whatsoever.
Are you offereing newborn shoots during the pandemic and what precautions do you take?
My newborn shoots only go ahead with the strictest of Covid precautions. The main differences being that newborn shoots only take place a minumum of 48 hours after any previous clients; I wear a mask and do not directly handle baby, instead I am guiding parents through a simple 'comfort wrap' and how to gently and naturally position baby. Parents love this, as they often find that this simple wrap can also help to sooth the baby at home. For full up-to-date Covid precautions please visit my FAQ page.
Do you photograph newborn babies at home?
Yes! I offer 'Welcome Home Baby' sessions. These are booked within a similar timeframe - from 5 days onwards. Welcome Home sessions are less stylized, having more of a lifestyle and documentary feel, which some parents prefer. Session fees are £125 and cover between 2-3 hours of photography at home, a Gift Print in 14x11" mount and £30 credit towards a print or digital bundle.