baby photography south east london

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SOUTH EAST LONDON AND BROMLEY

Hi, welcome to my Newborn Photography page. I am a trained London Newborn Photographer based in Sydenham. I can't wait to be able to create beautiful memories for you to proudly display in your home and cherish for ever. Congratulation on the impending arrival of the newest member of your family.

The ideal time frame to photograph a newborn baby is between 5 and 15 days of birth; this window gives us the best chance to capture those sleepy and curly poses. However, all babies are different! While the suggested window is typically what works best, it most certainly is not a requirement! Basically babies can be photographed at any age and gorgeous images of your little one can still be created up to 10 weeks old.

Our Newborn photography sessions are completely baby led and are tailored around the comfort of you and your little one, the safety and comfort of your baby is paramount to us and this we take great pride in. You can book your newborn session from your 20-week scan to avoid any disappointment, but if you have already had you baby please get in touch with me ass soon as possible. If you are booking in advance you can book with your due date, and we can finalise your session date once baby arrives.

Your newborn session will take place at my home studio in Sydenham, South East London. One week after your session you sent a gallery of all the photos taken during your session; you will have the opportunity to select your preferred images (in person at my studio on via online gallery) and decide additional products you will like to purchase. You selected image will the be edited within 3 weeks of making your selection. Additional digital images can be purchased for £35 each; discount available when you purchase the full gallery. Please allow at least 7 working days for your prints to be ready for collection.

I only have a very limited number appointment slots each month for Newborn photography, please contact me today to find out my availability and to book your sessions.

If you would like to book a Bump to Baby package please check out my Maternity Photography page for more information.

Booking Fee: £99


The booking fee of £99 is non-refundable and it is required to be paid in full at the time of booking to secure your session. This will be deducted from your chosen package and the remaining balance is due on the day of your session.

NEWBORN PHOTOTOGRAPY PACKAGES

FULLY WRAPPED MINI SESSION

- 2 PROPS SET UP
- UP TO 1.5 HOUR IN THE STUDIO
- 5 FULLY EDITED DIGITAL IMAGES SENT TO YOU VIA EMAIL FOR INSTANT DOWNLOAD
- PARENTS AND SIBLINGS INCLUDED

£250

ROSE PACKAGE

- 3-4 PROPS SET UP
- UP TO 3HRS IN THE STUDIO
- PARENTS AND SIBLINGS INCLUDED
- 10 IMAGES IN MY EDITING STYLE SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR EMAIL
- 10 MATCHING 4" x 6" PRINTS

£400

LILY PACKAGE

- UP TO 5 PROPS SET UP
- UP TO 3HRS
- PARENTS AND SIBLINGS INCLUDED
- 20 FULLY EDITED DIGITAL IMAGES IN MY EDITING STYLE SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR EMAIL AND ON A USB.
- 20 MATCHING 4" x 6" PRINTS PRESENTED IN A PHOTO BOX
- HD VIDEO SLIDESHOW OF YOUR IMAGES

£550

IRIS PACKAGE

- UP TO 5 PROPS SET UP
- PARENTS AND SIBLINGS INCLUDED
- 30 FULLY EDITED IMAGES SENT DIRECTLY TO YOUR EMAIL AND ON A USB
- 30 MATCHING MOUNTED 6" x 9" PRINTS IN A BEAUTIFUL BOX
- HD SLIDESHOW OF YOUR IMAGES
- FACEBOOK TIMELINE COVER
- £50 WALL ART CREDIT

£700

HOW TO BOOK YOUR SESSION


  1. Complete the enquiry form here
  2. Read, complete and digitally sign my Photography Agreement sent to you via email
  3. Pay your £99 Booking fee to secure you session date
  4. Your booking will be confirmed

NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT PREPARATION GUIDE FOR PARENTS


Firstly I would like to say thank you for choosing me for you Newborn photography and I am looking forward to meeting you and family for your newborn session. Below you will find information on how to prepare for your newborn session, what to expect during and after your session; including what to bring to your session. In order to ensure a successful session please carefully read through this information guide and try yo follow it as best as you can. Depending on your package, sessions will take up to 3 hours. Each session is different and can go quickly if this prep instructions are followed and baby is nice and sleepy, or it can take a bit longer due to pauses for snacks and soothing.


BEFORE THE SESSION

  • About an hour before you have to leave to come to the studio please try to keep baby awake and alert as best as you can by stimulation and playtime; baths works great. interact with them as much as possible so that we are not spending too much time getting them to sleep when you arrive.
  • Right before you leave for your session please make sure to feed your baby a nice big meal so that they arrive at the studio nice and full. Please try not to feed baby during your journey to the studio.
  • Please bring a bottle of expressed milk or formula with you. If you are exclusively breastfeeding then that is perfectly fine. If your baby uses a pacifier I ask that you bring one as they serve as a wonderful distraction for the baby during the session. If you haven’t introduced a pacifier then we understand as well.
  • Please avoid having any diaper ointment showing on baby’s skin. If you are using it regularly, please be sure to clean any off prior to your session. Please avoid using using baby powder on your baby on the day of your session.
  • Dress baby in a zip or button up sleeper, and fasten their nappy loosely so that they don’t have any red marks on their skin. Newborn skin is so sensitive and gets red very easily.


DURING THE SESSION

  • Your session stars at the time it was booked for and not when you arrive, so please do your best to arrive on time.
  • The studio will be very warm to keep your baby comfortable and sleepy. Please dress in layers so that you don't get too hot. I will be providing bottled water but please feel free to bring your own.
  • If siblings are going to be part of the session, the best method with siblings is to have them come at the start of the session only. Toddlers especially have a difficult time sitting quietly through a newborn session. Parents find the experience much less stressful when one parent or a friend/grandparent cares for the older child for most of the session and brings them to the studio for their portion only. If you need to bring your older child for the duration of the session, please plan to keep them entertained with snacks, quiet toys, books, etc.
  • I do my best to keep the environment of newborn sessions very calm and peaceful. The more relaxed everyone in the room is, the more relaxed the baby will be. For me this means pulling out my baby whispering skills, for parents this means relaxing and letting the photography magic happen.
  • Please do not take pictures over my shoulder during the session, except for behind the scenes shots (which I love).
  • Expect my patience and attention to detail to rule the day. I spend the majority of a session perfecting poses, backdrops, fingers, etc. and I believe these little things are what makes the difference between a snapshot and a work of art featuring your baby.


WHAT TO WEAR MOMS AND DADS

  • We want all of the focus of the image to be on the connection you share with your baby, rather than the clothing. Therefore, I suggest a simple black, white or grey tank top for mom and a matching plain tee for dad with jeans. Mom/dad and baby shots are close up so most of what you wear will not be shown.
  • Moms, keep make-up looking at natural as possible. Avoid using too much hairspray; soft hair photographs best with babies. Be sure to take nail polish off, or paint your nails with a very neutral colour. Avoid long earrings or necklaces. We want all the focus to be on you and your baby.
  • Dads, if you’re wearing a new tee shirt be sure to iron out the sleeve crease in advance. Other than that, just relax. It will be over before you know it.
  • Bring a change of clothes…you may be holding a naked baby and accidents happen.


WHAT TO WEAR SIBLINGS

  • A simple white or grey tee or tank with jeans and bare feet. Please remove their socks and shoes at the start of the session to get them used to it. For little girls please avoid hair accessories unless they are very small and a natural colour.


AFTER THE SESSION

  • After your session, you will be sent a gallery of you images to select your preferred images for final editing
  • Once you have selected your images, your edited images will be ready and sent to you within 3 weeks of making your selection


Thank you for taking the time to read this plan. If you have any questions please let me know, otherwise I will see you at your session.