Newborn photography Hammersmith
“I couldn’t be happier with the photographs Louise took for us. She did both a maternity and newborn session for us. Louise has a great eye for detail, and oodles of patience. How she got some of the shots are beyond me. The photographs are so lovely, there are just too many fab ones to choose from.” Helen
Having grown up in Putney, we spent a lot of time in Hammersmith growing up – and then I went to school in Hammersmith too, at St Paul’s! It’s always a pleasure returning to the area to photograph the new generation growing up here.
With a 3-4 hour session, there’s scope to head outdoors (after taking photos in your own home). Ravenscourt Park is a good option, or Bishop’s Gardens also works really well – the mix of landscaped areas, woodland and the riverside walks makes for really varied photos.
Natural, relaxed newborn photoshoots
Newborn sessions are always easy and relaxed for both you and your baby – and an enjoyable, memorable event for the family. You need this to be easy to arrange, and a pleasant experience – and it will be!
You've worked hard to create your family, and capturing this precious stage of your baby's life is a great way to stop and take it all in.
As newborns are adorable as they are, I take natural photographs - no tucking your baby into buckets! With 3-4 hour sessions, there's scope to visit your favourite park too.
Over the course of your session, I'll quietly photograph your newborn baby as he or she sleeps, gazes up at you or snuggles up in your arms, and photograph you all as a family.
Always keeping things quiet and calm, I’ll work at your baby’s pace, allowing plenty of time for nappy changing and feeding breaks.
The love and bond between you all is so important, so of course I'll also take some relaxed family shots too.
I always look to take photographs that will not only move you now, but will also bring back memories in years to come.
Please know that all families are 100% welcome – single parent families, same sex parents, all religions and backgrounds. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and I’m honoured to photograph each and every one.
I have a simple pricing structure, with no hidden surprises.
Helping you all relax
As a mum myself, I really understand how to keep sessions calm for babies – and enjoyable for you! My ten years' experience as a full-time family photographer means you really don't have to worry about how your baby will be on the day.
Your portrait session is always baby led – there’s plenty of time, and no rush.
It’s all about making sure you feel comfortable and not at all self-conscious.
We’ll allow plenty of time for nappy changes, winding, changes and any little issues that might crop up.
Rest assured though that I’ll gently guide you into pretty light and spaces that will work well for portraits.
Quality prints, frames & albums
I work with specialist framers and album suppliers to create truly stunning products for you to treasure, and to pass on to the next generations. It's a great opportunity to create some family heirlooms that your children can share with their own children in years to come.
Fine art prints really bring your photographs to life, so I include at least one print with every booking. It's so important to have your photographs out where you can see and enjoy them!
Frames mean you get to enjoy your photographs every day. I can provide design support (free of charge) in selecting the frames that will suit your home best.
Albums create a beautiful time capsule of this stage in your family's life. Looking through them together as your children grow up is a magical experience – we never tire of it!
You might like to see this behind the scenes video from a newborn portrait session:
And you might like to hear a testimonial from a newborn portrait session: