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Newborn photography

Those early days with your baby are so special, staring at your new little person looking at every twitch comparing their nose to your own and never getting bored at looking at their perfect tiny fingers and toes.

The family photographer offers a range of packages to choose from, natural relaxed photography in the comfort of your own home or book a more posed newborn photoshoot at our studio in Colchester, Essex.

When should I book our newborn photoshoot?

Book your newborn photoshoot once you know thier due date after your 20 week scan. If you have any questions just drop me an email or call to find out more. I recommend you book your newborn photoshoot before your baby is 2 weeks old to get those cute sleepy baby pics. If at all possible avoid days 10-12 as for some babies this can be a period when they are feeding more and they can be a little more unsettled.

How to prepare for a Newborn photoshoot?

Newborn photography works best in the morning, afternoons are more unpredictable in terms of sleeping patterns. If you can hold off feeding your baby until they get to the shoot great but this might not always be possible depending on what kind of night you have had! Newborn babies skin can often be dry and flaky so make sure you moisturise their skin before the shoot or bring some cream with you. Bring any props with you that are personal to your family like a blanket knitted from your sister. Please do not worry if your baby has a wee, poo, vomits or crys it's all part of the process, we stop and start around feeding,changing and cuddles.

My style of newborn photography reflects who I am as a person, I like to capture natural poses, close ups showing the little details and relaxed pictures of your baby sleeping or awake. I enjoy using natural light if possible but if not I can bring lights with me. I want everyone to feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible, so you can all enjoy the experience together.

Newborn photography to suit your family and your budget

You may have been treated to a baby photo shoot as a gift or book your own shoot for your newborn at home or at my studio in Colchester. Investing in a custom portrait is a luxury, we do have payment options available so please contact me if you would like to pay by instalments.

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Newborn photography bundles

All the information on newborn photography packages is listed below, you can compare prices and see from the table what is included in each. You will see packages vary from including paper prints, digital downloads and canvas images.

Studio baby photography Newborn baby bundle Newborn bigger bundle + canvas Newborn bigger bundle + X large canvas
Package description 5 Paper prints (8x6 inch) 10 digital downloads (high resolution jpegs) & 5 paper prints (8x6 inch) 15 digital downloads (high resolution jpegs) 3 paper prints (8x6 inch) & a large canvas (20x16 inch) 25 digital downloads (high resolution jpegs) 3 large paper prints (12x8 inch) and extra large canvas (30x20 inch)
Preparation Consultation over the phone, email or text Consultation over the phone, email or text Consultation over the phone, email or text Consultation over the phone, email or text
Price £175 (Was £199) £249 (Was £299) £349 (Was £399) £449 (Was £499)
Deposit £100 £100 £100 £200
Duration Approx 1hr Approx 2-3 hrs Approx 2-3 hrs Approx 2-3 hrs
Private online gallery 30 low res jpegs to view (min) 50 low res jpegs to view (min) 50 low res jpegs to view (min) 50 low res jpegs to view (min)
Paper Print Five 8x6 inch paper prints Five 8x6 inch paper prints Three 8x6 inch paper prints Three large 12x8 inch paper prints
Digital downloads - 10 high resolution digital downloads (jpegs) 15 high resolution digital downloads (jpegs) 25 high resolution digital downloads (jpegs)
Wall canvas - - Large 20x16 inch canvas Extra large 30x20 inch canvas
Family members Couple & newborn only Sibling & family shots included Sibling & family shots included Sibling & family shots included
Option to book hair & make-up artist Add £50 for make-up/£60 for hair and make-up styling(approx 45 mins) Add £50 for make-up/£60 for hair and make-up styling(approx 45 mins) Add £50 for make-up/£60 for hair and make-up styling(approx 45 mins) Add £50 for make-up/£60 for hair and make-up styling(approx 45 mins)
Framed pictures & canvas Can be purchased separately Can be purchased separately Can be purchased separately Can be purchased separately
Photography offers - 10% discount off another photoshoot 10% discount off another photoshoot 10% discount off another photoshoot

Newborn photography at home or at the studio?

Photography at home

I will come to your home and take pictures of you and your baby doing your own thing. The style of your baby photoshoot will be natural photography of your baby relaxing on your lap, on your bed, on your shoulder, and having a cuddle. Your babies photo shoot will stop and start around their needs, so if your little one is hungry or you want to give them a squish we will stop and take a breather. A photo shoot in your home is ideal if you are feeling tired and would prefer to stay in the comfort of your own home. It also works well if you want to include siblings, the dog or have some pictures taken in your garden.

Photography at the studio

These are slightly more posed images, I tend not to pose the baby too much on their own to do individual shots (although I do take some) in the studio but like to get the interaction between the parents and babies in different positions standing and cuddling your new baby, each of you holding your newborn. I like to include close ups of your newborns face, feet and hands and shots taken of you cuddling in close as a family. Siblings are welcome too, but the shoot will revolve mainly around the new baby with some shots with their brother & sisters.

What happens after the photoshoot?

After the shoot I will send you over a link to your email to an online gallery where you can view the images taken during the session. I will edit some of the images so you can see what they look like once they are finished, I will also make some images black & white. You then simply email me the file numbers of the images you want edited and printed. If you would like your digital images on a USB please add £25 if not they will be sent to you via a link for you to download to your own PC.

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Book your photoshoot today!

If you'd like to make a booking, or if you've got a question, please feel free to contact us today. Visit the studio for a chat and a cuppa but please arrange this before hand to make sure I am available when you want to call in.

Use the button below to book a shoot, include as much detail as possible about the types of images you would like - we'll get back to you as soon as possible. We have payment options to suit you, ask about paying by instalments.

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