The first few weeks of your baby arriving are filled with so many new and precious moments. As a proud mother and newborn photographer, I know these are the moments that you will want to savour and document before they grow!
A mother’s love and the bond with their new baby, a father’s admiration and pride for his growing family, a sibling’s excitement for their new best friend. Capturing this love, the tiny details and the connections for you and your family is what drives my photographic passion.
My newborn photoshoots are relaxed and authentic, using the comfort and familiarity of your own home makes the whole experience enjoyable for you and your baby. Including small details of your home within the photos makes them truly personal to your family’s story.
I will guide you through the whole experience including the use of any prompts, props or posing techniques. Lovely, natural, candid moments tend to unfold organically and we will always pause for any feeding or nappy changes as needed.
Each family has their own unique story to tell and it would be an honour to capture these timeless moments of your family’s journey. The first chapter of your baby’s life truly is a special one to document.
Please scroll down to view a few example ‘snippets’ taken from my newborn portfolio, where you’ll be able to see my natural photographic style.
If you are interested in hiring me as your professional newborn photographer, then please contact me through my online enquiry form to get a copy of my current prices and to check my availability.
I advise booking your newborn photoshoot several months before your baby’s due date, because I can get fully booked. Because, I wouldn’t wish for anyone to miss photographing this important and beautiful part of their baby’s life. Finally, once an initial date has been penciled in and your deposit received, I allow for some flexibility with the date. Moving your session around, whether your baby arrives earlier, or later than predicted.
Newborn photoshoots should take place within the first 12 weeks of birth, as later ages capture different features. When they are first born they sleep for longer, curling up as if they are still snuggled in the womb. Whereas a slightly older baby might have started smiling and laughing.
It is my artistic preference for newborn photoshoots to take place in the comfort and safety of their own home, naturally styled, using only natural light. All I typically require is a room (or two) and a window providing the natural daylight. If it’s a nice warm day and you wish to incorporate your garden into your gallery, this can be arranged. Full studio sessions are also possible, subject to availability.
When booking, it’s good to let me know what you would like from your newborn session. For example, whether you would primarily like to focus on your new little one, or perhaps incorporate more “family together” shots. I can then plan and tailor your gallery to your personal choices.
All newborn sessions include the photoshoot, the post-production work and the supply of digital images in both high-resolution and web-ready formats. These are typically supplied to you within 2-3 weeks from the shoot. Terms and conditions apply.
Simply complete the form; providing as much detail as possible. I will then email over my latest price list, including any special offers that I may be running at the time. There’s no hard sell and no obligation.
I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours and lookforward to hearing from you.
“ Emma did a fantastic job on our newborn photoshoot. Emma was so patient with both my 4 year old and newborn and went above and beyond. The photos are beautiful and capture everything I wanted them too. I highly recommend Emma and will be booking again. ”
“ We hired Emma to take the first official photos of our little baby girl when she was 10 days old. Not realizing we should have booked months in advance! Luckily Emma was very accommodating and managed to squeeze us in. Emma was absolutely brilliant, so gentle and calming with her. For our newborn photoshoot she swaddled her using various gorgeous wraps and little knitted bonnets. Literally the cutest thing I have ever seen! She looked so beautiful and peaceful. When we received our gallery we were totally delighted with what she had taken. We are going to be booking her again very soon now that Ellamai’s getting a little bigger. Thank you so much Emma, you are a superstar! ”
KERRY & DAN LUCAS
“ Emma did a newborn photoshoot with us when my baby boy was just 10 days old. She was absolutely amazing, managing to keep my little one settled throughout the whole shoot and creating a lovely, calm environment. The photos were stunning, just beautiful! I’m so glad Emma did them for us. Highly recommend! ”
DAVID & LISA MUNA
“ Emma took the most amazing photos of our beautiful newborn son. As a first-time mum I was quite anxious before the photoshoot, as I wasn’t sure how our little one would be. However, Emma was very reassuring and made the whole experience relaxed and enjoyable. Five stars! ”
“ We wanted some photos of our newborn daughter whilst she was still tiny. We really loved the posed shots with wraps and hats that we had seen on Emma’s Instagram, so we asked if these could be incorporated. We also wanted some natural photos of the three of us. Emma was so calm and had a wonderfully relaxed approach throughout our photoshoot. She took the time to make sure our little girl was happy and allowed time for feeding and several nappy changes throughout our session. Emma captured our little family beautifully; we can’t thank her enough. My partner couldn’t stop crying when we received our gallery and our luxury album all arranged by Emma. ”
If you would like to see more examples from my newborn portfolio, then I can provide you with several complete galleries via my online gallery system. Secure login access is provided on request.
If you’re local, I am happy to arrange a free 1-to-1 consultation and bring some physical examples of my work. Or, you could always pop along to see me at one of the events I attend throughout the year. In addition, I will be uploading regular featured projects to my website in due course.
After your newborn photoshoot you can order various optional print products directly from my online gallery system.
All my completed photoshoots include a downloadable set of high-resolution digital images for you to keep forever and print them as often and as large as you wish. For those that are on a budget, my online gallery system provides you with various easy DIY options for you to create your own framed pictures, albums and canvas prints.
We’re all busy people, let's face it - it might be months, even years, before you get around to printing your images. I also offer "hassle-free" and premium print production services for those looking for high-end gallery and exhibition level prints, canvases and albums. I handle all design and production on your behalf.