Newborns | MY PHILOSOPHY
Babies are never babies for long. Even after having two of my own 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. 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 can be 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 at home.
Newborns and COVID-19
I take the health and safety of my newborn families incredibly seriously, and I am currently planning on the basis that I will restart home sessions when hairdressers are allowed to re-open in July.
However if you're expecting in June, please get in touch! I'm pleased to say that during this time I can offer complimentary 'virtual' newborn sessions via Zoom or FaceTime if you book a newborn session with me and I can't get to you in the first two weeks.
“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!”
Packages and Prices
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. 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!
we have had a difficult recovery and we 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!