Newborn Photography Sessions
I am a maternity and newborn photography specialist based in Malvern, Worcestershire (with easy access to the surrounding counties of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire) and have extensive training in both areas. I have trained with numerous amazing and inspiring photographers including the internationally renowned Ana Brandt from the USA in both newborn and maternity photography, Kristen Mackey of Son Kiss Photography from the USA and various newborn, maternity and lighting specialists within the UK too.
I offer beautiful newborn photo sessions from my lovely, comfortable and relaxed home studio in Malvern (Worcestershire). As a mum to a wonderful (and growing) daughter I understand how precious our memories are of our children and the significance of having them photographed during memorable stages in their lives.
The first few days (the newborn phase) of your baby's life are so incredibly special, your new baby will change so quickly over the following few weeks. As my little girl has grown I have realised how quickly time goes and how preserving such a special time and their newness is so incredibly precious.
I take on a limited number of newborn bookings each month. You can book in for a session any time from your 20 week scan (some parents do book in earlier). Please do get in touch if your baby has arrived and you wish to book a session as I can often fit sessions in and try my best to accommodate parents. The booking is based on your anticipated due date (and tweaked according to when your baby arrives, how well both mum and baby are after the birth and how feeding is going).
I photograph babies from around 5 days of age up to around 21 days of age (however, I have photographed some older newborn sessions for babies up to around 7 weeks of age - we'd discuss what to realistically expect in terms of sleepy photos for older newborns as every baby is different). If you have an older baby, you might be interested in a 'Baby Plan' package instead where I capture those beautiful milestones of your baby's first year (typically at around 4, 8 & 12 months of age.
I have trained with some of the country's leading newborn and maternity photographers and lighting specialists too and I'm a registered member of the Guild of Photographers, The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and a professional member of BANPAS (Baby and Newborn Photography Association).
The Newborn Session
Newborn photography sessions are a relaxed and bespoke session with no pressure on time. (I allow time for feeds, settling and clean ups!)
I only ever book in one newborn session per day and they typically start in the morning.
Prior to your session, we will arrange a telephone appointment to discuss the session, colours and ideas of set ups (beanbag fabrics and props). I have a huge array of beanbag fabrics, props, beautiful outfits and bonnets, wraps, stunning flower halos, tiebacks and more! I am an incredibly creative photographer and love to put beautiful sets together, I adore nothing more than creating bespoke sets for my clients, no two sessions are the same. Everything purchased for my studio - props, materials and outfits are all beautiful quality items.
I try to accommodate your wishes as much as possible (subject to your little one agreeing) and I want your session to be completely bespoke for you, it's a tailored session so that you have beautiful photos to display with love and pride in your home.
I have a selection of beautiful dresses/gowns in a variety of styles, sizes and colours to suit different tastes, these are perfect for new mums. Mums are very welcome to wear a gown for photos with their newborn.
I also offer beautiful skin-skin photos of mum/dad/newborn together, these are taken sensitively.
I aim to photograph your baby's details like their hands, feet, face, hair etc.
I work in a calm, safe and caring manner to capture beautiful photographs of your newborn. The safety and comfort of your baby is always paramount and my priority, I have invested significantly in newborn photography training.
I also include the option to have photographs with parents and/or siblings.
I will provide you with a guide of what to bring along with you for your newborn session.
Tea, coffee, a selection of cold drinks and light refreshments are provided for you during your session.
After the session, I take time to carefully and lovingly prepare your photographs and you are invited back to my studio for a personal guided viewing and ordering session.
I have a variety of packages to choose from and a stunning selection of beautiful wall art, prints and albums which you can choose to display in your home with love! Typically the time between your session and appointment is about 2-3 weeks but can be longer during busier periods.
I offer an exclusive £50 discount when you book your maternity and newborn session with me and newborn parents can also save on Watch me Grow (Baby Plan) packages too.
I offer a midweek discount** for newborn sessions, the session fee is £75. This fee includes a pre-session discussion, pre-session guidance (how to prepare, what to bring to the session etc), my time and love to capture your session, use of props, clothing and gowns and your viewing and ordering appointment* It also includes a complimentary 8x10" print when you place your first order.
Please get in touch
for more information (including pricing), to check availability and to book your session. I do ask for a non-refundable booking fee to be paid to secure your session. My contact number is 01684 891648 if you would like to discuss anything by telephone.
*The session fee does NOT include any products, digital files or prints.
** Saturday & Sunday sessions are available (however they don't include the midweek discount - the cost for these sessions is £125).