Bringing a newborn into the world is a magical and fleeting moment that every parent cherishes. As a newborn photographer, I have had the privilege of capturing these precious moments for countless families over the past 6 years. I understand that having your little one’s first professional photos taken can be a mix of excitement and anxiety. That’s why I want to take a moment to guide you through what to expect from your newborn photography session, with the hope of putting your mind at ease.

Scheduling the Session

The first step in your newborn photography journey is scheduling the session. Ideally, this should take place within the first 14 days of your baby’s life, when they are at their sleepiest and most flexible. However, don’t worry if life gets in the way, as experienced photographers can work with older newborns as well. It’s best to get a session booked in as soon as you have your due date to ensure the availability.

The Session Environment

Rest assured that the session environment is designed with your baby’s comfort and safety as the top priority. The studio will be warm to keep your baby cozy and will be equipped with everything needed for a successful session. You’ll have a comfortable place to sit and relax while I work my magic.

Patience is Key

Newborn sessions require a great deal of patience, and it’s perfectly normal for the session to take a few hours. I’ll work around your baby’s schedule, allowing time for feedings, soothing, and changing. The goal is to capture those adorable moments when your baby is peacefully asleep and/or content.

Safety First

Safety is non-negotiable during a newborn photography session. I’m trained to handle your baby gently and with care. Never hesitate to voice any concerns or questions regarding your baby’s safety.

Variety of Poses and Setups

I’ll aim to capture a variety of poses and setups, from the classic curled-up baby-in-a-basket shot to more creative and personalised themes, as well as capturing your first family portrait. Be open to suggestions and let your baby’s personality shine through.

Feeding and Comfort

It’s essential to keep your baby well-fed and comfortable throughout the session. Feel free to feed, change, or soothe your baby as needed. These breaks are an excellent opportunity for you to bond with your little one.

Relax and Enjoy

I encourage you to relax and enjoy the process. Remember that babies can be unpredictable, and it’s perfectly normal for them to have fussy moments. If they are slightly unsettled during the session for any reason then we’ll just take our time, a little patience goes a long way.

Final Results

Once the session is complete, I’ll carefully select and edit the best images from the day. Expect to receive a gallery of beautifully edited photos that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. These images will serve as a timeless keepsake of your baby’s first days.


A newborn photography session is a wonderful opportunity to capture the innocence and beauty of your newborn. As a photographer, my aim is to make this experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible for you. Trust in the process, embrace the moment, and savour the precious memories we create together. Your baby’s first photo session is a gift that will last a lifetime, and I’m honoured to be a part of it.