Newborns at Home | MY PHILOSOPHY
Babies are never babies for long. It's easy to forget how quickly they grow. My lifestyle photo sessions for newborns are all about capturing and preserving those precious fleeting moments, expressions, and mannerisms that make up your baby in those wonderful, hazy, sleep-deprived first few days at home. Milk-drunk smiles, tiny toes, hanging out in bed, playing, sleeping, more windy smiles...
For my newborn sessions I try to schedule your session for within the first 14 days, but sometimes that's not possible, and that's completely fine! I tend to spend 2-3 hours with my newborn families, but I'm not on the clock. We can work around your baby's needs, feeds and changes to ensure you and your baby are as relaxed as possible.
There are no babies in flowerpots or suspended in hammocks here: I will work with you to naturally and safely position your baby in swaddling or simple blankets for single portraits, and then also capture a variety of natural, beautiful images of your family in your own home.
Newborns and COVID-19
You and your baby's health and safety is my absolute priority and while COVID is still around I am taking extra measures to keep everyone safe.
I am fully vaccinated and boosted, and take a Lateral Flow test on the morning of any newborn session. I only shoot one newborn session a day to avoid moving between two households. Mask wearing is entirely up to you and you'll have the opportunity to request this in a pre-session questionnaire to avoid any awkwardness on my arrival!
“As a new mum it was nice to not have to go to a studio and have the photos taken in our own home instead. We felt instantly at ease with Hannah and she was fantastic with our nearly 3 week old son. We are absolutely thrilled with our beautiful photos of our little family and can’t thank Hannah enough! I would thoroughly recommend her. Thank you again for a fantastic session!”
Up to three hours photographing you and your new bundle of squish at home.
An online gallery of 100-150 images.
10 edited and retouched digital images of your choice.
Pre-session guidance on styling and preparing your home for your session.
MATERNITY 'Bump To Baby' SESSION
A one hour maternity session, just for you, or you and your partner.
A newborn session as above
10 edited and retouched digital images of your choice from each session.
Upgrade your Package
After you receive your online gallery, you can choose to upgrade your package to receive all your images from our session.
This upgrade includes 20 of your absolute favourites given special editing attention, delivered in colour and black and white.
How do I book in a session date when I don't know when the baby will arrive?
When you book a session with me, I pencil in your due date to remind me of the booking and take a booking fee. When your baby arrives and you're ready, you can contact me to fix a date.
Do you bring props or backdrops?
My style is to capture you and your baby in your home an authentic, timeless way, so I don't use props or backgrounds. There are plenty of amazing photographers who do this type of photography in the area and I'd be happy to recommend some!
What if we have a difficult recovery and aren't up for a session in the first two weeks. Is this ok?
Absolutely. The priority is the health and recovery of you and your baby, and I can come at any time that you feel ready and able. Babies tend to be more alert in sessions beyond two weeks, but are still tiny and gorgeous!
I am uncomfortable booking a session too early and would prefer to confirm when my baby arrives. Can I book at short notice?
Although I recommend getting in touch from about 6 months pregnant onwards to guarantee a newborn session in the first two weeks, please do enquire even if your baby is already here because I may be able to fit you in at short notice.