Why should I have a newborn session?
I am often asked, usually by older generations why I want to photograph sleeping newborns… My answer they have the rest of their lives for awake and smiley photos. The newborn stage usually involves them sleeping loads while we watch them sleep marvelling in the fact that you have created this brand new, precious little human. So why not capture them like this? Give it a few weeks and they will be wide awake loads and you will be missing watching them sleep. Trust me, you will. There is nothing saddens me more than photographing an older baby to be be told by mum that they sorely regret not getting a newborn session done…
Newborn Photography sessions are best done within the first 3 weeks of life but if circumstances don’t permit this up to 6 weeks is still possible. The best time to book is just after the 12 week scan however bookings later in pregnancy are still accepted dependant on availability.
Likewise if baby has already been born I will do my utmost to fit you in, but it cannot be guaranteed. Obviously babies do arrive on their own agenda so we book the due date in the diary and finalise the actual session date and time once baby has arrived.
So what happens in a Newborn Photoshoot?
Photoshoots are held in my Carnoustie Studio or your own home and generally take around 2 hours in the studio or up to 3-4 hours at home (due to set-up & set changes inbetween). I have a lovely selection of backdrops, props, hats, headbands etc. I also love doing family & sibling shots too! If you have a special item you want to include in the session or even your pet then just let me know and I can come up with something super special! It will be super relaxed so you can chill out and enjoy a warm cuppa.
The Newborn Session fee is £75 in the studio & £150 for an at home session.
Around a week later you will come to the studio to view your beautiful finished images. We will then go through all the product choices and choose the perfect option for displaying your images. We offer a variety of options such as framing, prints & digital. Our product range starts from £49.
To purchase a Newborn Portrait Session please click HERE.