Newborn and Maternity
Photographing newborn babies is my favourite type of shoot - and my speciality. I have trained with the UK's top newborn photographers at The Newborn Workshops and I am a member of BANPAS, the British Association of Newborn Photographers. BANPAS educate their members to have the knowledge and training to pose and photograph newborns safely. I am the only photographer in Berkhamsted, Tring and Hemel Hempstead who can offer the BANPAS PRO seal of approval.
I'm happy to capture your little one at any age but for the best chance at those beautiful, sleepy studio shots that you can see above, bring them to my Berkhamsted based studio between four and ten days old. Alternatively, if you'd like a more relaxed style, I can come to your home and capture your baby there. This type of shoot is known as a lifestyle session and you can see some examples below. I'm happy to carry out lifestyle newborn session up until three weeks of age.
I recommend booking as soon as possible after your 20 week scan, we work with your due date, and when he or she makes an appearance just drop me a text and we finalise the details.
I always photograph newborns in the mornings, as they tend to have a long deep sleep. My style is quite natural and minimalist - I use a lot of knitted backdrops for beautiful texture and have wraps and a few hats if you wish me to use them. If you have an item that means a lot to you - or that says a lot about you - which you would like included, then just let me know and I will find a way to incorporate it.
Newborn shoots usually take around two hours, but please allow up to four. Of course we'll do some parent shots, and include any siblings too, but mostly you get to sit, relax and have a cup of tea while I work with your little one. And don't worry about crying or any little accidents - it happens almost every time.
Newborn shoots are priced from £249 for a package including prints and digital images.
Pregnancy is such an exciting time and although you may not always feel like it, your body is doing something extraordinary. I am quite passionate about encouraging women to have a maternity shoot as I didn't capture either of my pregnancies, and now I sorely regret it.
Maternity shoots happen in the comfort of my home studio, with or without your partner - its completely up to you. I have trained with one of the UKs top maternity photographers Damian McGillicuddy, in how to pose and light the pregnant body to flatter and highlight the amazing and unique shape. The best time for a pregnancy photoshoot is between 30 and 36 weeks, when you have a lovely bump, but hopefully aren't feeling too swollen. Alternatively, we can combine a maternity and location shoot outdoors if you'd prefer.
If you book a newborn shoot and a maternity shoot together you receive a discount. Maternity sessions cost from £149. Click here for full pricing or for more information.