Newborn photography: how I work

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Nothing beats the innocent beauty of a newborn

Photographing a baby’s early days is a real privilege for me and an enjoyable, memorable event for the family. I work hard to make sure our session is easy and relaxed for both you and your baby.

Choose between a two hour (standard session) or 3-4 hours (extended option) portrait session. The longer session allows for more lifestyle photography and the opportunity to go outdoors to your favourite park. 

A newborn needs no adornment which is why I always aim for authenticity – taking natural photographs in your everyday home surroundings rather than tucking your baby into buckets!

Our session will result in gorgeous portraits of your newborn baby as he or she sleeps, gazes up at you or snuggles up in your arms.

It’s a family affair

As well as your precious newborn, I’ll take some relaxed portraits of the whole family together, and photographs of each parent holding and cuddling your baby.

If you have other children, I’ll photograph them with the newborn too – plus take some individual photographs of your older children as well. While your newborn is having a break, we can also photograph mum and dad together.

“The photos are all really stunning, we are really happy with them. This photo session was perfect for a newborn baby! Being at our home it was easy for our family and Louise was very friendly, great with the baby and put us all at ease. The photos were so natural and caught our baby’s personality beautifully.” Sarah

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Gently does it

I’m a mum so I know all about taking my cue from the newborn. Always keeping things quiet and calm, I’ll work at your baby’s pace, allowing plenty of time for stops – they’ll likely have a couple of feeds during the session, and at the very least one nappy change. You can choose a start time that suits your family’s emerging routine best, I’m very flexible but most families find 10am works well with newborns.

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“The photos are everything I hoped they would be and more – there are so many beautiful pictures. Louise has managed to capture us all extremely naturally which was exactly what I had hoped for. I will always treasure these photos of those special early days. I was impressed with Louise’s sense of calm – she clearly has a natural ability to engage with children. Thank you Louise!” Nell

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Recent newborn portrait sessions