We are here to record those beautiful and special moments of you starting a new family. Those first three weeks could disappear before you know it. Our style is organic and neutral. We believe that nothing should distract from capturing the natural beauty and innocence of your baby: those cuddly shapes; those kissable cheeks and those tiny fingers and toes. So don’t miss out on capturing those priceless images with a newborn photoshoot – because you only get one chance. You can see more examples of our work on Instagram or Facebook.
Are parents and siblings included in the newborn photoshoot?
Yes, we encourage mummy, daddy and siblings to be part of this session to capture the loving bond between family and baby. For these photos parents are asked to be wearing neutral coloured tops.
Where does the newborn photoshoot take place?
We understand that mummies don’t always want to leave their own homes when they have just given birth, so we can come to you in the comfort of your own home or you can come to our Cotswold studio located 2 miles south of Chipping Norton. If we are coming to you please don’t feel the need to tidy and please feel comfortable to curl up in your pyjamas and watch TV. If you are coming to us, there are plenty of hot drinks, snacks and a comfy sofa for a snooze. Feel free to bring something to read or do.
How long does a newborn photoshoot last?
It depends entirely on each baby. We always advise parents to allocate 4 hours to allow plenty of time for comforting and feeding so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your experience. A stress free mum usually makes for a happy baby.
Do I need to prepare my baby in any way?
Some babies love a warm bath, and that might help them to relax. Otherwise, we just ask for you to relax. There’s plenty of time for feeding and cuddling during the session.
Do I need to provide any clothes or accessories?
No, we provide all of the clothes, accessories and props. We work with some fantastic prop and wool suppliers to make sure your newborn baby’s skin only touches the softest quality materials. If there is a special item of clothing, special blanket or wedding rings that you would like to include please remember to bring them with you.
How does it work?
Newborn photos are taken with the babies in a deep sleep with props and backgrounds. We devise a work flow to minimise disturbing your baby’s sleep. Many of the poses mimic the position they were in in the womb. They won’t even notice they’re being photographed. We need to keep the room at around 26 ̊C as your newborn baby cannot yet regulate their own body temperature and will be spending a lot of the photoshoot unclothed or just wrapped in blankets. All babies wee and poo. It will happen on blankets, props and even on us! Please don’t worry or be embarrassed – blankets, props and our clothes are always washed after each session.
What to be aware of?
It is important that baby is having a good day. Children do best in front of the camera when they are rested and feeling well. In the case of any discomfort please call to rebook. A healthy child is a happy child. Please also inform us of any allergies, skin sensitivity or difficulties at birth.
When is the best time to book?
The earlier the better. We are limited to the number of shoots we can do a week so we normally recommend calling us while you’re still pregnant so that we can reserve you a time around your due date. The ideal time to photograph your baby is within the first 20 days. Most of the time the younger the baby the more easily the baby will go into deep sleep allowing them to be posed more safely and easily.
a date a time guaranteed to be within three weeks of your baby’s arrival bespoke session plan up to 4 hours in the comfort of our Cotswold studio use of our equipment, props, blankets and backgrounds beautiful retouching of your images a personal viewing and ordering appointment one mounted 7×5″ print of your choice
a date a time guaranteed to be within three weeks of your baby’s arrival bespoke session plan up to 4 hours session time in your home use of our equipment, props, blankets and backgrounds beautiful retouching of your images a personal viewing and ordering appointment one mounted 7×5″ print of your choice
dates and times to suit you bespoke session plans three sessions (newborn, child and cake smash) in the comfort of our Cotswold studio use of our clothes, props and backgrounds beautiful retouching of your images 3 personal viewing and ordering appointments at the end of your baby’s first year you will receive a trio folio containing one image from each session
A newborn photoshoot is a wonderful idea for a gift. Whether it is for a maternity, newborn, sitter, first birthday or family session you can be assured that we will create some beautiful artwork that the recipient will treasure for generations. To purchase a gift voucher for friends or family simply select the session that you would like to buy for them and proceed to pay for the session fee or you can use this link. If you would also like to purchase print credit for them please send us an email so that we can invoice you accordingly. You have the option to receive a PDF voucher via email or a printed one in the post (please allow 7 to 10 working days). NB. Please provide the recipients name and your choice of PDF/print in the notes section of the payment screen.
Beautiful hand crafted, lay-flat albums which come fully personalised in their own matching keepsake box.
Make your memories real. Turn you artwork into a masterpiece with one of our stunning frames.
We have many lovely items which make beautiful gifts for family and friends.
Please contact us for a full product guide and to check availability.
Session fee is required at the time of booking to secure your session time.
Session fees are non-refundable but will be rescheduled if more than 24 hours is given.
Following your session you can select from our range of custom designed products including: fine art prints, framed wall art, acrylics, wooden blocks, heirloom albums, gifts and digital images.