Newborn 3+ weeks?
Have you been looking for photographs of your Newborn but cannot find anyone to do it? Maybe you have been turned away because your baby is now “too old”. For whatever reason, maybe you were poorly after the birth or you just didn’t think about it. There are lots of reasons you haven’t booked in your baby for their first photo shoot. For this reason, I have set up these sessions.
Suitable for babies between 3 and 6 weeks they still capture the newness of them that you want to cherish forever, but in a shorter session. Sessions last around an hour and are much more informal than a classic Newborn session. As baby gets bigger they uncurl and so some of the Newborn images you may see start to become unachievable for this reason, the mini sessions are all swaddled. The mini sessions are very relaxed and follow the natural instinct of your baby.
SOMETIMES, the smallest things
take up the MOST room in your heart
What a fantastic experience we had with Carli! My wife and I sat back, just what we needed after a few nights of minimal sleep, while Carli did all of the work to capture some stunning photographs of our little girl. She has a natural talent to produce beautiful shots as well as keeping our baby relaxed. If you are thinking of getting new born pictures with Carli to cherish-then do!
Your Newborn session is very special and unique. It is a very calm and relaxing place to be. There is lots of laughing, nurturing and cuddles.
The studio is set up so all you have to do is come along with your beautiful baby. Everything will be provided for you, including stressless chairs for your comfort and a nice hot cup of tea or coffee.
The studio is secluded so if you’re not feeling up to getting dressed on that particular morning, you could turn up in your pyjamas if you want to – you wouldn’t be the first!!
As special and exciting as this time is, as a mum myself, I completely understand your concerns about handing your brand new baby over to someone for a couple of hours whilst they create images for you to treasure forever. That is why it is important to always be in continuous training to ensure you receive the safest practices and best images. Since starting, I have photographed over 500 babies in the 7 years since starting Newborn photography.
Please watch our video for a glimpse into what happens at a newborn session.
There are midwives that come in and check the studio and last year I gained the Newborn safety certification from the Master Photographers Association. Being only the 4th in the country to do so and the very first in Hertfordshire. I am also very proud of having received a Licentiate Qualification which requires a panel of judges to assess the level of work produced and am now a Fully Qualified Master Photographer. I am also a Pro Banpas member which means my work has been assessed for quality, and am one of only a handful of photographers in the UK to have been appointed as an Ambassador for the organisation, which promotes safety and excellence in Newborn Photography.
From all this, you can see that I take your baby’s safety very seriously, with a tonne of experience and the knowledge to know exactly what to do in a variety of situations. This experience will be one where you can sit back and relax knowing your baby is in safe hands. Please see this post about Newborn Safety
Newborn mini session - swaddled only
Can be done up to 6 weeks old, however the sooner, the better!
1 hour studio time
5 beautiful digital images of your newborn for download in your own password protected online gallery.
- You will be presented with a watermarked gallery of around 10 images including black and white and you will be able to choose your favourite 5 for download.
Swaddled/wrapped baby shots ONLY. 3 different setups.
Newborn only, parent or sibling shots are not included with this package
- All packages include exclusive use of the studio, creative styling and professional image retouching.
[Please note: Prints included in session packages are for collection from the studio ONLY. This is not due to postage costs, but rather the safety of the images considering the nature of the contents. Parcels in the past have gone missing even with tracked post and i am not prepared to take the risk of this happening. Images must be picked up by a parent or by somebody of your choice who will need to be given a password if not yourselves]
Please note: Prints and products are kept in the studio for 12 months post session. If these are not collected within this time they will be discarded.
NEWBORN SESSIONS TAKE PLACE MONDAY – FRIDAY AM. I do not open at weekends unless necessary.
If i cannot fit you in on a weekday within the recommended 21 day time frame then a weekend will be offered at no extra charge.
If you request a weekend session for whatever reason e.g siblings attending, this will be charged at £50 extra.
Sessions must be paid in advance of your session. Your order will be paid in full at the ordering appointment. No images including sneak peeks will be edited or shown until balance is settled.
Prints / USB’s are collection only.
Our specialist newborn studio in Harpenden, Hertfordshire covers pregnancy through to babies first birthday. We don’t believe in hidden costs, just honest transparent pricing that you are able to see before booking. This includes product pricing too should you wish to purchase any prints or wall art after your session.
Newborn sessions are advised to be secured any time following on from your 12 or 20 week scan. We try our best to accommodate last minute bookings but due to pre booked sessions being a priority we are sometimes unable to accommodate new arrivals when a deposit has not been secured.
We take on a maximum of 3 newborn due dates per week, so these sell out fast.
Please get in touch to my availability for your due date. It is most people to book after their 20-week scan. The session is provisionally booked and a session date booked once your baby has arrived.