Being a Newborn Baby Photographer at my very own studio nr Market Harborough, Leicestershire is definitely the best job in the world! Whenever I hear of a baby being born it fills me with joy, 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, not quite believing they are yours! You are filled with hopes and dreams for the future, everything is new and exciting. No one knows how their story will pan out, but right here in front of you is your new beginning.
Time goes so quickly…we can’t slow it down, but with a newborn photoshoot you will have pictures that will evoke those beautiful feelings forever. Those moments, those wonderful emotions are what we aim to capture during your newborn photography session at our studio in Market Harborough.
Times passes so quickly and everyday babies do something new, each little thing filling you with pride and amazement. 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 specialise in newborn baby photography in Leicestershire and have spent years training in this. Safety is key to all our baby photography sessions and we have invested heavily in making this experience magical and stress free. 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 colour schemes. 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 our photography studio before you book in with us.
Newborn Baby Photographer, Leicestershire
What to expect for your Newborn Baby photoshoot
Newborn photography shoots are held in our photography studio, nr Market Harborough. It is a beautiful barn conversion, in Middleton, a sleepy little village that just oozes calm and tranquility…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 have comfy couches so you can make yourself at home! (We also always have stashes of biscuits and chocolate!)
Photoshoots 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.
Our Facebook page has lots of examples of photoshoots, reviews and also some behind the scenes. Click HERE to check it out.
When is the best time to do a Newborn photography photoshoot?
The recommended time to do a newborn shoot is usually 5-14 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. Due to Covid 19, many parents missed out on the newborn stage, so we are now very used to working with older babies and can still get lots of gorgeous newborn style shots…and a hopefully a few smiles if we are lucky!
What to bring to your newborn photography 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?!
We also have masks, hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities available.
How far in advance should I book a newborn baby photography photoshoot?
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. To book, click CONTACT US
Newborn Baby 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.