On the day of your session, I will always do my best on the day to provide 3-4 different styled setups, however I can’t guarantee that we will capture all of them. You will receive the amount of images stated in your package, but what I am able to photograph will be dependent upon how settled baby is, and how he or she responds to different poses. Some babies sleep like a log, and others are more sensitive to being moved or posed! 

Baby safety is my number one priority, and l don’t ever attempt a pose that your baby is not comfortable with.


Please be aware that l have 2 cats and a dog. They are not allowed in the house during your session, but if you have allergies, keep this in mind.

Preparing for your session:

Plan your newborn photography session for baby’s first 7-12 days. You might like to wait for baby’s umbilical cord to fall off – usually around 5-6 days. I try to book newborn sessions in the morning as this gives us lots of time – usually starting at around 10am. Allow approximately 3 – 3.5 hours for your session.

Baby will need a big feed just before so that he or she has a full tummy and is nice and sleepy. You will have plenty of time for a few “top up” feedings & breaks  – the morning is planned around your baby and his or her schedule.

If possible, try not to dress your baby in clothing that needs to be removed over their head. A zip up/button up growsuit or onesie is perfect and easy to remove without waking bubs!

What to Bring

If your baby is using a dummy, please bring it with you. Also bring your nappy bag with a few spare nappies, and a change of clothes for baby in case of any accidents! (It’s a good idea to bring a spare top for both parents as well – just in case!)

I will supply baskets, props, blankets, wraps and hats/headbands. If there is a particular blanket or teddy you would like to include please feel free to bring it along. Please let me know beforehand so l can plan colours in advance.

I also provide some snacks and water/tea/coffee but feel free to bring along whatever snacks you would like.

What to Wear

I shoot your family photos using a warm cream or beige backdrop. Please wear pale or medium colour tops for your family photos if possible. (ie: chambray, blues, whites, creams, greys, pinks.) Stay away from bright patterns or logos if you can as these can be very distracting in your photos.

For the sibling photos the children can wear whatever outfit you have – try to stick to neutral colours if possible, and no big logos.

Tip: When choosing colours for your family photos, it helps to lay your choices out on the bed together and see everything at once. You don’t have to match outfits perfectly, it looks more natural if you co-ordinate.

Brothers & Sisters

If your baby has siblings it can be a good idea to bring them to the start of the session for their photos with the new baby and once we are finished the family photos Dad can take them home/to the park and leave mum and baby alone to take baby’s photos. Newborn sessions can go for 3-4 hours, and little ones sometimes get bored with all the waiting.

Please note  – l don’t have a big space to shoot in, if you have a large family group please let me know and we can discuss some different options.

After your session:

Within a week of your session l will provide you with a proof gallery of the best images to choose from. You select your favourite images, and add any extras if you would like them. I then hand edit all of your choices, order prints and and products you’ve ordered, and put your package together. This takes from 2-4 weeks. Once your order is ready l will arrange delivery straight to you.