natural newborn photography
Newborn Photography in Bristol, Bath & Beyond
Newborn photography in the comfort of your home
The first few weeks of a newborn’s life are so precious but so easily forgotten in the blur of sleepless nights. Your life as new parents has changed beyond recognition. You’re so focused on feeding them & going through a mental checklist to work out what they might need that suddenly their first few days turn into weeks and then months. Before you realise it they’re crawling and they’re not a tiny baby any longer.
Preserving these moments is why I love to photograph newborns in the loving environment of their first home. Cuddling your baby on the sofa, their older sibling tickling their toes or sleeping in their cot. I know that I would personally give anything to experience any of these moments with my two children again.
Newborn photography sessions are super relaxed and include three hours to capture some amazing memories that you will treasure for a lifetime. I come to you and take care of everything. I will create beautiful portraits of your baby’s first days in the comfort of your own home. They can be entirely natural lifestyle or include some posed images. It’s up to you.
Whether you live in a one bedroom basement flat or a large detached house with huge windows I can always find areas with great light to capture the magical connections between you and baby. In a no pressure and unforced shoot, I often suggest activities to encourage interaction and you will soon forget I am taking photos at all.
Newborn photography pricing
Session price: £110
– a 3 hour session in the comfort of your home
– no charge for travel within 1 hour travel of either Bristol
– pre-session advice on what to expect, how to prepare and what to wear
– an online proofing gallery with all your best hand-edited images for you to purchase separately
– a post session, zoom consultation to discuss your images and how you would like to display them
** no images are included with the session fee
Digital Files, albums & frames
To display your images I have personally selected a range of beautiful albums and frames of the highest quality. They not only look amazing but are also made to last. Prices for wall art start at £250, desktop frames from £99 and albums from £700. Digital files are also available from £300 for 10 images.
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Have a Question?
Deciding upon a newborn photographer is an important decision as you can’t get this precious time back. I have tried to answer a few questions on the right but if there is anything else you’d like to ask please get in touch
Newborn babies change so quickly. To capture those precious early days I would schedule a session during the first 4 week. By week 5 they may start to smile and generally loose their tiny baby looks.
However, if you would like any posed images then the best time is before they are 2 weeks old. This is because they are more sleepy during the first 2 weeks and less likely to wake up when adjusting their position.
Everybody’s home no matter how small has places that I can photograph in. That may be your bedroom, standing by a window, or a lounge area. The camera that I use can photograph in fairly low light conditions and even if there is only a strip of light coming through a window, I can use it to create amazing intimate images that capture the connection between you. If you don’t want to use your own house then some clients have rented airbnb’s just for the shoot. The other alternative is photographing outside in a local park (weather permitting).
The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing. Consider that you may be sitting down on your bed / sofa or leaning over a cot. You also need to make sure that they are your style.
In terms of colours I would advise wearing lighter colours if possible as they are more complementary. When you are deciding what to wear try laying out your clothes on your bed to see how they look together.
I’ll let you into a secret…. Before I specialised in lifestyle newborn photography I had a permanent studio where I offered posed newborn photography plus some lifestyle images from a small lifestyle area. I found that whilst I loved the posed newborn images it was the lifestyle ones that I preferred. This is why I now specialise in lifestyle baby photography.
My experience does mean that if you like I can pose your newborn in your house. However I now use your house as the background to make the images personal to you and your family.
Please don’t worry too much about tidying your house. I know what it’s like having a newborn and how just getting through each day can seem like an achievement. If the washing up isn’t done or there’s clothes to be put away it really doesn’t matter. I will only normally use 2 – 3 areas in your house to photograph in. These are the lounge, your bedroom and the nursery (if you have one). However what’s really important is finding the most beautiful light in a house. If there’s something in that area that’s distracting we can always move it out of the way.
It’s best if your baby can be recently fed when I arrive so they are contented and you are more relaxed. They don’t have to be asleep. However if they are crying or decide they need more food then we just follow their lead and photograph those moments too. They’re all part of having a newborn. The most important thing is that you as parents don’t worry. This should be an enjoyable experience where you get to spend some time appreciating your new family and just gazing at your new baby without worrying about anything.
I am happy to travel to wherever you for your newborn session. I live near Bristol and am happy to travel to you for free within approx 1 hour drive. Some examples of places I can travel to for free include:
- areas such as Bath, Swindon, Weston Super Mare, Bridgewater, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cardiff.
For other places I would simply charge a small amount to cover my additional traveling time and expenses.
About 7 – 10 days after your session I will put all of your best images into a gallery and arrange a zoom call with you to go through them. Selecting which ones you would like and which you would like displayed can be difficult decisions. This is why I will go through them with you, rate your favourites and discuss which frames would suit your home. As I’ve normally been to your home I can normally advise of suitable locations and which I think would look good.
Newborn sessions can be booked any time after your 20 week scan. With any posed newborn images they are best when the baby is less than 2 weeks old. Therefore if you would like to guarantee I can fit you in during the first 2 weeks it’s best to book before they are born. However if your little one has already arrived please get in touch as I always do my best to fit people in.
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If you would like to find out more about my newborn photography, receive my full pricing information or book a session please contact me.
I photograph in your home or local park and don’t charge travel up to 1 hour commute from Bristol.