Thank you for visiting my page and congratulations on your pregnancy – or new arrival! I am an experienced family and newborn photographer based in New Inn, Pontypool. As a mum myself I was amazed by how quickly my two beautiful girls changed as they grew older. One thing I found important was trying to capture special moments as they grew. Our little newborn bundles of joy change so rapidly after birth – recording those changes is priceless.
When should a newborn photoshoot be arranged?
It’s important to try and arrange your newborn photoshoot within the first two weeks after delivery. It would be preferable within the first 5–10 days, so ideally organise it prior to the baby being born. The reason for this is that after two weeks, baby is more awake and wriggly. As they are more alert, they then become more difficult to pose in the newborn-style posing.
‘Lifestyle’ photoshoots, however, are always available for a baby of any age.
Where do you hold your newborn photoshoots?
I have a home studio where I live in New Inn, Pontypool where I conduct my maternity and newborn sessions. The photoshoot is unhurried and I am more than happy to spend time getting baby settled and posed for the photographs.
How long does a newborn photoshoot last?
Please be aware a newborn session can take anything from 3–4 hours. I would therefore suggest bringing snacks or something to read (for dad!) etc. I encourage new parents – and any siblings – to get involved and be in some of the photos too. However, the primary focus will be on the new addition to your family.
I like to commence sessions by 10:30am if possible. With sessions taking hours, some families have other children to collect from school – and we all get hungry! I own a client closet of beautiful gowns for my new mums in various colours and sizes. These can be for the maternity or newborn sessions if you fancy dressing-up!
How much do newborn and maternity photoshoots cost?
Full details of all sessions and packages can be found on my Prices page. If baby is yet to be born, and you’re interested in recording your pregnancy with some stunning photos, take a peek at my Maternity page.
If you would like to arrange a bespoke Baby’s First Year Plan, please contact me to discuss. I can do a plan to include newborn, 3 month, 6 month and 1 year sessions or a bump to baby plus a newborn then 1 year cake smash session etc. The options are endless! If you are still expecting, I of course photograph gender reveal sessions, baby showers etc.
You will be pleased to know I have for many years been a fully qualified first aider and am also paediatric first aid trained so baby is in safe hands. I am fully insured and DBS checked.