Newborn Photography Sessions
at Hayley Morris Photography Studio
Welcome I'm Hayley, an extensively trained maternity and newborn photography specialist based just outisde of Malvern, Worcestershire (and border the surrounding counties of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire).
I have been capturing sessions for over ten years and have undertaken extensive training with numerous talented 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, Kelly Brown from Australia and various newborn, maternity and lighting specialists within the UK too.
Your baby's safety and comfort are my first priority in every session I capture.
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 the memories are of our children are and the significance of having them photographed during memorable stages of their lives starting with the very first moments as a newborn.
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 (and I see so much change in babies when they return for the newborn viewing session). As my daughter has grown I have realised how quickly time passes 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 new 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 7-8 weeks of age - we'd discuss what to realistically expect in terms of sleepy/curly 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 tailored session to suit you and your baby with no pressure on time. (I always allow time for feeds, settling and the inevitable clean ups!)
I only ever book in one newborn session per day and they typically start in the morning, we'll discuss the best time for you to arrive ahead of your session.
Prior to your session, we will arrange a telephone appointment to discuss the session, colours and ideas of set ups (beanbag fabrics and props), what to bring with you and how to prepare for your session to make it the most enjoyable of experiences for you. I have a stunning 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 gorgeous sets together, I adore nothing more than creating unique sets for my clients, no two sessions are the same and I enjoy creating beautiful pieces of art for you. Everything purchased for my studio - props, materials and outfits are all high quality items, many of which are one of a kind or bespoke orders created for my sessions.
I try to accommodate your wishes as much as possible (subject to your little one agreeing), your session will be completely unique to you, it's a tailored session so that you have beautiful photos you'll be proud to display with love and pride in your home.
I have a selection of elegant dresses/gowns/material 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 and if you had your maternity session captured with me we can tie in dresses from both sessions should you wish.
I also offer stunning skin-skin photos of mum/dad/newborn together, these are posed and taken sensitively and are exceptionally popular with new parents.
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 the most precious photographs of your newborn. It's regularly observed and commented on by parents how patient and calm I am and I'm so glad this is observed by parents in my sessions.
The safety and comfort of your baby is always paramount and my priority, I have invested significantly in newborn photography training and my training is constant (I am always learning and developing my expertise and professional skills.
I do gently encourage family/sibling photos; it's something I feel is well worth doing (although I appreciate new parents often feel rather tired following the arrival of their little one). Family photos form a part of your story and history together.
I will provide you with a guide of what to bring along with you for your newborn session and talk through the session by telephone too
Teas, coffees, a selection of cold drinks and light refreshments are provided for you during your session, new parents need to keep hydrated (particularly breastfedding mums) and I know it's not easy to find time to prepare snacks/eat with a new little one.
I do welcome well behaved dogs to come and be part of your session and always love photographing our four legged family members too (details to be discussed).
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 three 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
Booking fee - £100
What my newborn photography packages include (package contents vary according to w selected):
Your Newborn Session
Your Viewing & Ordering Appointment
Prints (either lustre or lustre mounted)
Bonus Items including savings
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 07772692750 if you would like to discuss anything by telephone.
I have a blog about my studio and newborn sessions you can have a read through here
"We recently had a newborn photoshoot in July when our daughter was only two weeks old. Both my husband and I were so impressed with not only the pictures themselves but Hayley’s knowledge of newborns and how to soothe them etc. We’re still using some of her tips now! The thought and care that went into the pictures but also the presentation of the images afterwards when we were picking them was above and beyond. I would recommend Hayley to anybody, the images were absolutely stunning and we’re so glad we did it. Thank you so much!" - Melissa (Mummy to Katie, session July 2021)
"Hayley was very kind to organise our newborn photoshoot with very little notice. She was very professional and patient during the photo shooting despite our little one not settling towards the end. The photos itself were better than I imagined. She managed to caption our baby’s unique features beautifully. I highly recommend Hayley’s newborn photo service" - Anna (Mummy to Aino, session in May 2021)
"Hayley was very kind to organise our newborn photoshoot with very little notice. She was very professional and patient during the photo shooting despite our little one didn’t settle towards the end. The photos itself were better than I imagined. She manage to caption our baby’s unique features beautifully. I highly recommend Hayley’s newborn photo service" - Brittany - Mummy to Oliver and his older brother
"Hayley is professional, but also puts you at ease. She is very child focused and ensures that the child’s comfort and safety is paramount. As new nervous parents we were put at ease and able to feed and change our baby as needed throughout the shoot.
The pictures themselves were beautiful and Hayley had lots of creative ideas that helped us capture some really special moments with our daughter" - Zoë - Mummy to Constance (Newborn Session in May 2021)
** Saturday & Sunday sessions are available (however they will incur a £50 weekend supplement fee)
I am available for Christening Photography
I capture special occasions (including naming ceremonies) for families and have captured lots of beautiful Christenings
I can offer coverage to start with photography at your home or from the church/location of your event.
I capture lots of lovely moments including group photos, details of the celebrations and the story of your event so that you have wonderful memories from your special day.
Images are edited in my signature style
Delivery of your images is usually via a password protected downloadable online gallery
Coverage starts from £399