I hold up to 4 newborn sessions a week in my home studio based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Newborns are so unpredictable with regards to when they arrive so I limit my newborn bookings to 8-10 newborns a month. This ensures no matter when baby arrives I will be able to fit you in before your baby reaches two weeks old. It is very important for these sessions to take place before two weeks old as baby will start to find certain poses more uncomfortable the longer they have been out of the womb and able to stretch. If baby was born early there is a little more leeway. If you are thinking of booking a newborn session it is best to do this between 12-36 weeks pregnant. It is rare I am able to take a booking for a baby that has already been born.
These images below are of gorgeous Arthur who was born weighing 9lb 1oz at 8 days late!!! I must say when I heard how big he was and that he was overdue I did get a little anxious to how well he would pose. I needn’t have worried! He was so content and posed beautifully. The session was over in just over an hour. It was an extra enjoyable session as Arthurs nanny came along who I actually worked with a few years ago when I worked in a school. It was so lovely to have a catch up and I was so honoured she chose me to photograph her first grandchild. I hope they love the images <3