Your Newborn Photography Session

Welcome and congratulations on the impending arrival or birth of your gorgeous new baby :-) I am so happy that you have chosen me to capture those first precious memories with your newborn. I can't wait to meet them! Your baby is only tiny for such a small time and so having beautiful images to remember this fleeting phase in their life is priceless.

Newborn photography is best within the first 5-10 days, but I have taken some amazing newborn images at 4 or 5 weeks too; babies tend to be less curled up and more awake, but sleep better as they have stopped cluster feeding and are more settled. I have photographed many newborn babies and can guarantee that I will create stunning photos that you will treasure forever.





The newborn session is held at your home (in London or Surrey), which is much more relaxing for you as you have all the things you need to hand and don’t have to organise yourself to leave the house in those first chaotic two weeks! I only book one newborn session per day which gives you plenty of time to feed, cuddle and settle your baby - sessions can take up to 4 hours. Sessions aren't timed though and I won't leave until I know I have captured all of the images you want! Clients always comment on how patient I am :-)

I’m also entirely baby-led and the safety of your baby is paramount - I don’t force any poses they don’t want to do and all of my poses are natural rather than composites. I don't believe in putting babies in a basket or hanging them from a tree!!

I will normally set up in your bedroom or spare room. Hopefully there is enough natural light but if not I have a flash so no need to worry if your room is dark. And provided there is enough space for me to walk around the bed, no room is too small! In terms of props, I bring along some blankets and a few accessories such as hats, headbands and my favourite heart chalk board. I also love to use things which mean something to you, such as blankets knitted by granny, soft toys that have been bought as presents etc.

And the important bit, what pictures will I capture of your newborn? I will take a variety of photos - close ups, full body, little details such as hands and feet, with and without props and if your baby is awake and alert I will get a mix of sleeping and awake photos. If you have a newborn who is deeply asleep I will take some photos on their tummy, but be aware that not all babies like this. I will never put newborns into a pose that they are not comfortable in! If you have an older child and want sibling photos too, I can also do that within the newborn session. I have lots of tricks to get toddlers to cooperate so don't worry if you think they won't sit still! You and your partner are also welcome to be in photos too if you would like.

I love to make each session totally unique so that your family has a memorable experience as well as beautiful photos for your home. I will show you around 25 images after the session in a mix of colour and black and white for you to make your product selection from. I generally do this within a week of the shoot as I know you will be dying to see them!

Prices start at £125 for the session - please click for products and pricing. If you would like to see more examples of my work including sibling and family shots please visit my galleries.

If you think I am the photographer for you I would love to hear from you. To book a newborn session in London or Surrey please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184, email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk or use the contact form.

Sara-Jane x