Because you only get one chance to capture memories like these

Welcome to my newborn photography page. I am a South London newborn photographer and I have been photographing newborn babies in London homes for the last 12 years. 

The arrival of a new family member is so special. Your precious newborn baby will grow so quickly and so having beautiful images to remember this fleeting phase in their life is priceless. If you want a relaxed photoshoot in the comfort of your own home then I am the photographer for you. I have photographed hundreds of newborns and can guarantee that I will create stunning photos that you and your children will treasure forever

Sara-Jane x

Baby asleep in dad's hand at professional newborn photography session in Blackheath, London
Tiny baby on tummy at newborn photography session in Knightsbridge, London
Baby on tummy in pink bobble hat in Surrey Quays at South London newborn photoshoot
"I recommend Sara-Jane if you're looking for a newborn photographer in South London. She's really friendly with an amazing talent for calming my 5 day old son down so she could take some wonderful photos, which is great for a sleep-deprived new mum! The photos are beautiful and although it might seem a bit too much to deal with in the few days after giving birth, it's worth it to capture some amazing shots."
Tiny baby on tummy at newborn photography session in Knightsbridge, London
South London
"I highly recommend Sara-Jane for your South London newborn photo shoot! She is very professional, friendly, creative and simply amazing! As a mum of two, I didn't want the hassle of travelling to a studio so it was great that she could come to my home. She captured some breathtaking images of my newborn both awake and asleep! The quality of the printed images and wall art I ordered blew me away!"
Black and white baby on side by Crystal Palace South London newborn photographer
South East London


Black and white image of boy cuddling newborn baby brother taken at South London photography session

Newborn photography is best within the first 5-14 days while your baby is still super sleepy, but can be done later – your baby is just more likely to be awake! Your session is held in the comfort of your own London home, which is much more relaxing for you than going to a studio, especially in those first chaotic few weeks! Sessions are entirely baby-led, with the safety of your newborn being my top priority, and I allow plenty of time for you to feed, settle and comfort your baby.

I love to include siblings and parents in my newborn sessions. You may think that your child won’t sit still with their baby brother or sister; don’t worry I have lots of tricks up my sleeve! Worried you won’t look good in photos or hate posing? I can capture natural photos of you looking down at your newborn to show your connection.

Baby over 3 months old? Then check out my Baby Photography page. 




Includes pre-session consultation, 3-4 hour newborn photoshoot at your London home, full use of props, preparation of your gallery and in-person/ online ordering appointment. This is payable on booking and does not include digital images/ prints. Once you have seen your images, you choose from one of the following options. I know you will love your images but there is no obligation to buy if you don’t. Note that your session fee will be deducted from the collection cost. 



Photo of gorgeous sleeping newborn baby in Wimbledon

3-4 hour session

20 digital images

10 prints up to 12×8

Personalised mobile app

£50 wall art credit 

£50 voucher off next session

Most popular



Baby sleeping on hands at newborn photoshoot at home in East London's Canary Wharf

3-4 hour session

10 digital images

5 prints up to 8×6*

* from chosen images



Photo of newborn baby with heart

3-4 hour session

5 digital images


Want to get a few beautiful images of your baby but don’t want a full family session? Then one of my mini photography sessions could be perfect for you! Available for only one child & no family shots included, in my home studio in SE24. See my mini newborn page for more details. 

Pregnancy photography session with Basic Collection and newborn photography session with Essential Collection.

Watch Me Grow Package £999

Three photo sessions over the first year of your baby’s life (normally newborn, 6 months and one year) with Basic Collection at each session. Add £250 for Essential Collection.

Girl posing with her baby sister at a professional newborn photography session in Westminster, London
Smiling baby in pink hat taken at at-home newborn photography shoot in Fulham, West London
Prints & Products

A range of prints and products are available to buy after any session, check out my product page for more info.


You can book in for your newborn photoshoot from your 20-week scan, but if you have already had your baby please do get in touch, I keep spaces available for those mummies who prefer to wait until their little one is here. Newborn photography sessions are best within the first 5-14 days while your baby is still very sleepy! I would suggest booking 7 days after your due date and if baby is early or late we can rearrange as necessary. If you have already had your baby, do not worry, newborn sessions can be done up to around 6-8 weeks.

I am a South London newborn photographer but your newborn photography session can be held at your London home in South London, East London, West London or Central London. This 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 will normally set up in your bedroom or spare room, throwing blankets over the bed to make a background and pose you for family photos against a blank wall. 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! 

Newborn photoshoots can take up to 3-4 hours. I only book one newborn photography session per day which gives you plenty of time to feed, cuddle and settle your baby. Newborn sessions aren’t timed 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 would normally book your session on a weekday, but if you have school age siblings I can do a weekend.

I have had training in how to safely handle your newborn. Sessions are entirely baby-led and I don’t force any poses which they don’t want to do. For this reason I don’t put babies into any complicated poses which require composites (basket, hanging from tree, froggy pose etc). The safety of your baby is my top priority.

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!

Older children and parents can be included in photos too. Sibling photos always end up being my favourites!

Newborns are mostly photographed in little shorts I bring, but if you want them clothed it’s best to dress them in a well-fitted white babygrow which doesn’t swamp them. I also bring along blankets and a few accessories such as wraps, hats, headbands and my favourite heart chalk board. I also love to use things which mean something to you, such as a blanket knitted by granny or baby’s favourite soft toy. But in general I keep my use of props to a minimum!

If you and your partner want to be in photos, it’s best to wear light, non-patterned clothes and make sure you are coordinated with each other. Similar tones work best especially for black and white photos.

Although I am a South London newborn photographer I also provide newborn photography sessions in Central London, West London and East London too. I will travel up to an hour within London and Surrey. Anything over an hour from Herne Hill (c10 miles) will incur an additional travel charge.

The newborn photography session fee must be paid at the time of booking. Payment for digital images, prints and products is due at the time of ordering. The Watch Me Grow Package is payable in two instalments before the newborn and sitter session.

After your session, I will provide around 20-30 images for you to view in a mix of colour and black and white. Viewings are either through an in-person ordering appointment or online gallery. I aim to get your images ready for you to view within one week of the shoot.

Orders must be made either on the day of the ordering appointment or within one week of your gallery being posted. I sell digital images, prints, albums and wall art products. 

Digital images will be professionally retouched with blemishes, scratches, dribble etc removed. High resolution images with full printing rights will be supplied either via We Transfer download or on a USB.

Black and white portrait of family with baby at newborn photoshoot in Kensington, Central London


If you would like a newborn photography session at your London home to capture beautiful memories of your little angel, please get in touch using the form below, email me at sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk or call me on 07958 734184. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sara-Jane x

Black and white image of parents kissing child with newborn baby by South London family photographer