How much does a newborn photography session cost?
A session for a newborn photography will cost £65 and captured at your own home. A shoot typically takes 2 to 4 hours and is shot within baby’s first 3 – 14 days.
- You will receive a full resolution, digital download, of your favourite image.
- A private on-line viewing gallery to select images to be purchased, roughly 20 – 30
- All travel included to your home, within a 25 mile radius of Okehampton, Devon.
- Further digital files can be purchased for £30 per individual, full resolution file.
- A USB memory stick of your entire final gallery would be £160.
- Beautiful, bespoke photo books, created in Italy, starting from £100.
- Various size, professional printed canvases, starting from £45.
Preparing for a newborn photography shoot
Before baby arrives
The best time to capture these images is when baby is between 3 – 14 days old; they settle fairly easily and are less likely to stir or awaken fully to noise or movement. But as babies come in their own time, I was overdue with both of mine, and unless you’re having a planned cesarean, the easiest way to book is by your estimated due date. This allows me to book you in over a rough time and we can arrange the actual date once baby has arrived. Once baby has arrived, please inform me as soon as you have a hand free. We can then arrange a time and day; mornings are preferable as the natural light is at its best angle and the stresses of wind or over tiredness are yet to start with baby.
On the day of your newborn photography shoot
Choose a room with ideally a big window or patio doors, allowing a lot of natural light into the room. I will bring a space heater with me to warm the room to a comfortable temperature for a nude baby. Clear an area around 2 square metres for me to set up in. Ideally before I arrive, loosen babies nappy, remove all clothes and wrap in a warm blanket and give baby a snuggly feed if they are due one.
Working in homes means working with families, but if animals, small children or other disturbances could be removed, such as brothers or sisters visiting Nanny for a few hours, this will help make things run more smoothly, although, I am always happy to sneak in a pic of a proud sibling with baby. Relax. Babies sense stress very easily so please don’t feel the washing or hoovering needs to be done before I arrive. Use this as an extra excuse to relax on the sofa with your new baby and attend to all their needs, as relaxed parents make a relaxed baby, which makes a successful newborn shoot.
During the shoot
I will spend roughly 15 minutes setting up. This set up will include; a rail to clip blankets to, a bundle of various blankets, props such as knitted hats, a posing bag (a bit like a bean bag foot stall), bed kylies (places in between the layers of blankets to minimise accidents spreading), a portable heater (to help keep baby warm and settled), white noise, a softbox studio light and my camera equipment. Once baby is fed, winded and sleeping, I will begin gently positioning baby on the blankets and sometimes adding props and then start taking photos.
You are more than welcome to just sit, relax and watch or if you have a mountain of washing that needs attending to, please feel free to continue. What ever makes you feel at ease and get the most out of the time that I am there.