lifestyle newborn baby photography in Essex
I specialise in natural and honest newborn baby photography at your home. I am based in Romford, Essex and cover the surrounding areas. I love capturing those first few magical days of a newborn baby’s life. They are only this small and squidgy for a brief amount of time, so it’s a beautiful time to capture and cherish forever! My style is classic and timeless, taking a documentary photography approach. It's about using light and composition to capture yourselves and this brand new life you’ve brought into this world. It's the smiles. The love. It's the endless emotion you feel for your new bundle, captured in memories forever. It’s priceless.
Newborn baby photography investment
Newborn session fees start at £95 and this includes one 7” mounted print of your choice. Additional mounted prints then start from £50 and I also offer a range of products, including beautiful bespoke frames, canvases and books. Digital files can also be purchased in addition to Wall Art or as a collection.
My aim during your newborn baby photography session is for you to relax and enjoy the experience while we work together to create beautiful, timeless photographs of you and your precious bundle of joy. After your photo shoot we will arrange a bespoke ordering session, whereby you can relax and enjoy the viewing of your finished images. I believe gorgeous photography deserves to be enhanced and shown off in the way that it deserves; framed and displayed as special memories to look back on and enjoy for years to come. During your ordering session, you will have the chance to see samples of the frames, canvases and other products I offer while I can assist you in selecting the perfect display options for your home.
Photographic artworks and keepsakes
There is a beauty and realness to a photograph that is printed. Displayed in your home a simple print becomes a point of interest; it’s a permanent reminder of your cherished memories and can be viewed and enjoyed everyday.
Similarly a printed storybook album becomes part of your family history, something to share and look back on. You may only look at it a handful of times, but there is something so special about turning those pages and having those invaluable memories flood back. It will become an heirloom, passed down to your children and grandchildren to look back on when they grow old and have children of their own.
Mounted Prints FROM £50
Printed to the highest quality on archival paper, these mounted prints come in standard photographic sizes and make fantastic gifts.
Canvas Prints from £190
This archival Fine Art Canvas is printed using the finest inks to ensure the image is shown at its best. The UV-free protective coating ensures it is durable and wipe clean and the corners are wrapped tightly and neatly presenting a perfect finish.
Bespoke Framed Wall Art from £190
These bespoke, hand-crafted frames are the most classic and beautiful way to display photographs. They are available in various designs to suit any home. Made from premium quality material, these frames will really show off your images to the fullest.
Bespoke Multi-Frame Wall Art from £270
Showcase a collection of beautiful images in one of these bespoke multi-frames. They are available in various layouts and designs to suit any home. Made from premium quality material, these frames will really transform your collection of images into art work.
PRO-MOUNT FRAMES FROM £190
A mounted image framed without glass in a soft matte finish. Using a wooden tray frame this unique product creates the illusion that the image is suspended within the frame creating a stunning finish for your memories.
Storybook Album- £600
Beautiful fine art story book including all of your edited images. Perfect keepsake to keep those treasured memories in a luxury leather/linen lay flat album.
PORTFOLIO BOX- £500
The perfect way to hold and present 20 individually mounted prints as a stunning keepsake.
Personalised Cards from £60
Great as holiday/announcement or thank you cards. £60 for the first 30 cards ordered.
Digital Files from £65
The high-resolution edited image files are available for purchase alongside any wall art of your choice or as part of a collection. They start at £65 for single files. Please ask for the full price list for more details.
If I can help make your memories of this precious new baby coming into your life, timeless and beautiful, and if my newborn baby photography and working methods resonate with you, please feel free to contact me here for availability and my product brochure. I look forward to hearing from you.
Frequently asked questions
How much does a newborn photography session cost?
Session fees start at £95 and this involves a baby-led photo shoot with plenty of time for feeding and cuddles as your little one needs. It includes a bespoke in-home viewing and ordering session after your photo shoot, whereby you can view and choose your finished images and which photographic products you would like. One 7" mounted print of your choice is also included in the session fee. Additional mounted prints then start from £40. I also offer a range of wall art products including beautiful bespoke frames, canvases as well as stunning keepsake storybooks. Digital files can also be purchased in addition to wall art or as part of a collection. Please see the product guide for more information and get in touch for a full guide on products and pricing.
What is a lifestyle newborn session?
Lifestyle newborn photography is very different from studio/posed newborn photography. These sessions take place at your home and are all about capturing the connection and love that you and your family have for this brand new life. I take a relaxed, natural approach, focusing on simplicity, affection and storytelling.
Is there an age limit for newborn photography?
This really depends on what you’re looking to achieve from your session. To capture your baby at a true newborn stage, the best time for your photo shoot is between 6-12 days of life. During this time, they will usually preserve some of the natural curl from being inside Mummy’s tummy; which is just the sweetest thing and is only achievable at this precious age. It is also when babies are most sleepy. After this time, they become more alert everyday. If you're happy with more awake, interactive images of your new baby, a session can take place anytime in the first three months.
When should I book?
I recommend booking in advance of your due date to ensure availability and so that you can relax knowing that everything is organized for when baby arrives. I will add you to my diary around 6-12 days after your due date, allowing some flexibility in case baby arrives early/late.
Where will the shoot take place?
The session takes place in your own home, usually utilizing the nursery, master bedroom, and living room. Try not worry about your house being a mess—you just had a baby! It’s completely understandable for your home not to be perfect at such a time. I specialize in authentic photography and your home should reflect that.
How should we prepare for the shoot?
All you need to do to prepare is open the blinds/curtains to let in as much light as possible. Also, crank up the heat! Even though it may be warm outside, babies tend to be most comfortable at the shoot if they’re nice and toasty warm. If you’re sweating, it’s probably perfect! The only thing I will ask you to do is have your bed made with a neutral quilt. Your bed makes for a great place for cuddly family photos!
How long will the photo shoot last?
Lifestyle newborn photo shoots can last up to 2 hours, allowing plenty of time for feeds and cuddles. The baby takes charge of the shoot and breaks will be taken whenever they need. I do encourage you to ensure the baby is as well rested as possible with a full tummy for my arrival.
What should we wear?
Try to wear something you might normally wear. I want these images to be natural and a slice of life, but some clothes work better for photos than others. I always recommend neutral tones, some pops of colour, textures and most importantly something COMFORTABLE. I love bright, airy, whites, greys, bright pops of colour and simplicity when it comes to newborn photography. Try to coordinate colours so that it works well as a group. For baby, ensure clothes are a snug fit and not too big on them.
What if my baby doesn’t arrive when expected?
Do not worry! Babies can be very unpredictable! If your baby arrives earlier/later than expected, just keep me updated and we will re-schedule the session date as necessary.
What happens during the photo shoot?
When I arrive I’ll ask for a tour of your home to get familiar with the best space and light available for your session images. We can chat and go over any ideas we have together. At every newborn session I follow the baby's lead so we can take breaks whenever needed. There’s no rush. If there are siblings involved, usually I’ll do their photographs first before they get bored and/or dirty! (Inevitable) I offer gentle direction and guidance, such as positioning you in the best light and asking you to look asking you to look at your baby. But mostly I am creating opportunities for natural connections to unfold.
How many images will we get from our newborn photo shoot?
You can expect to view between 20-25 images from your newborn session.
In which areas do you photograph newborns?
I'm based in Romford, Essex and work within a 25 mile radius. However, I love to travel to photograph special memories so do get in touch no matter where you live, for a bespoke quote.
I’m interested in having you as our newborn photographer, so what’s the next step?
The easiest way to get in touch is via the contact form. I look forward to hearing from you soon!