Whenever I hear of a baby being born I get a moment of envy, I love those first few, awe filled days, when you bring a life into the world.  You get home and spend hours just staring at this little bundle, filled with hopes and dreams for the future.  Everything is new, a whole new chapter in your life, no one knows how your story will pan out, but right here in front of you is your new beginning.  Those moments, those wonderful emotions are what we try to capture at Daisy Dots.

Times passes so quickly and everyday babies do something new, each little thing filling you with pride.  We also understand that life is not all hearts and flowers with a little one, I myself have four of my own!  So, we also try to capture the humorous side of having a baby, to remind ourselves that sometimes we need to laugh or we will cry!

We have a large selection of props and backdrops which are all available to you. Our aim is to create beautiful pieces of artwork to compliment your home so each shoot is tailored to your tastes and requirements. We can discuss this at an initial consultation or when you arrive for your shoot. You are more than welcome to come in and have a look round before you book in with us.

What to expect for your Newborn shoot

Shoots are held in our studio, it is a beautiful barn conversion, in between Corby and Market Harborough. We are in a quiet little village, its all very calm and peaceful…and that’s the experience we want you to have…a few hours off while we work with baby. We have a coffee machine so new parents can stay awake, although you are welcome to take the opportunity to catch up on some sleep while we work, we even have a bed!  (We also always have stashes of biscuits and chocolate!)

Shoots can take up to 4 hours and are completely led by baby.  If they want to stop and feed or have a cuddle then we stop, they rule the roost if you haven’t worked that out yet! Our aim is to make every session relaxed, there are no time constraints, you put your feet up, we will work our magic.

When is the best time to do a Newborn shoot?

The recommended time to do a newborn shoot is usually 5-12 days old.  This is the time babies are meant to sleep most right?  Ha…you will soon learn that they don’t often play ball with statistics!  However they are at a stage where you can move them about easier and are ‘most likely’ to be sleepy…plus they are usually awake all night so are tired during the day! Whilst that is the recommended time, we are more than happy to photograph babies older than that and you will still get beautiful images.

What to bring to your newborn shoot?

We ask you to try and feed baby when you arrive at the shoot, this will help baby to settle into the environment and also help to them to fall asleep for some of the more posed shots. We will provide outfits and wraps although you are welcome to bring any of your own. Please feel free to bring along any special items that you would like photographed with baby, for example teddies etc but do not worry as we also have those.

Wear neutral clothing for your pictures with the baby, you don’t have to have family pictures but I always recommend it.  Even if you do nothing with the pictures you will have them to look back on…I so wish I had some done with mine! There is also time at the session for sibling shots, please let us know at the time of booking.

Please bring extra food if you are bottle feeding as babies get very hungry during these sessions and tend to feed a lot more than usual. Breastfeeding mums, we provide lots of chocolate to boost your supply…its a good enough excuse to eat more right?!

When is the best time to book a session?

We recommend that you book early to guarantee that we will have a space around your baby’s arrival date. We only take a certain amount of newborn bookings each month to guarantee we will be available for you. We know that babies rarely make an appearance when expected so we provisionally book a place around your due date and then once baby arrives we sort out a firm date. Due to the unpredictable nature of births, we do sometimes have last minute availability so please contact us directly if your baby has already arrived and we will do our best to fit you in.

Newborn Photography Pricing

After the session you will be invited back to our studio to view your final gallery of around 20 fully edited beautiful images of your baby and family.  It is at this point that you may decide which package you may wish to purchase.

At Daisy Dots we don’t charge a session fee and you are under no obligation to purchase any package or single image should you not wish to do so.  Effectively the shoot itself is free.  Should you wish to purchase just a few images or prints rather than a package, we do have a minimum order of £299 due to the time involved in editing and processing of these.

There is a £99 refundable retainer required at time of booking to secure your space.  This will be deducted from your final order.

Button Nose

£299
  • 4 hour studio time
  • Face to Face viewing session
  • 5 High resolution, fully edited photos on USB stick
  • Five 6x9 size photo prints of your chosen images
  • Full use of props

Chubby Cheeks

£499
  • 4 hour studio session
  • Private viewing session
  • 10 High resolution, beautifully edited digital photographs on a USB stick
  • High resolution slideshow of your images
  • Ten 6 x 9 size photo prints of your chosen digital images
  • Full use of props & outfits

Sweet Dreams

£699
  • 4 hour session
  • Face to face viewing session
  • All 20 images shown during your viewing in high resolution, fully edited, on a USB stick
  • High Resolution slide show with your favourite images
  • Ten mounted 6 x 9 size prints of your chosen images
  • Facebook timeline cover photo collage
  • Full use of props
  • £100 credit towards any wall art purchase
  • £50 off Sitter session

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