Preparing for your Newborn Photoshoot

This guide is to help you prepare for a photoshoot with me so that you know what to expect, and will hopefully answer any questions that you may have. 

Having a new baby is wonderful and hard at the same time. My job is not to make this time in your life look perfect, my job is to show you just how perfect and unique you are. All I ask of you is to be relaxed and at ease, enjoy your babies, and be yourselves.

Family twin newborn in home photoshoot Cheltenham.jpg

The Day of the Session

When I arrive, I will walk around your home so that I can scout out the best rooms for light. I often use the sofa, master bed and nursery.  Don't worry about your house being worthy of Elle Decoration - I will be concentrating on you, and will capture the connections of your family and the tiniest details of your baby. I will brief you on the day, but I mostly take a documentary approach to photography and use my understanding of my equipment, natural light and direct you as a family to create images that will capture beautiful honest photos of you all.

To get the most out of your session,  I recommend feeding your baby 15 minutes prior to my arrival.  A warm and well-fed baby is content, happy, and relaxed and they should be happy to pose for the camera! Newborn sessions can take some time, that is ok. We will let them guide the session. I do not have any expectations on how the baby should behave (alert or asleep)



I understand what it is like to have a new baby, and how big this change is for the siblings in the house. I usually try and get sibling and family photos right at the start, but if the sibling isn't ready, this can happen later on, they normally get curious enough to join in naturally :) It is best to prepare the sibling for the session by telling him or her that a friend is coming to visit and take some photos of your family.



If you can your baby dressed in a simple vest that is form fitting. If you have a few favourite swaddle blankets for baby to be wrapped in, that would be great. I may get some nude / near nude newborns photos as well, and as babies love being warm and snuggly, please could you turn the heating up for your session.

I just ask that your clothes:

  • Have no logos

  • Have neutral / muted tones, with one or two accent colours if you like

  • Are comfortable

  • Are not a new style that you're not comfortable wearing

  • Includes comfortable shoes that are free of logos (bare feet and neutral socks are also great)

  • White/neutral toned sheets for your bed make for a timeless look. If you only have a flat white sheet, it’s fine to just cover the bed with this :)

After your Photoshoot

Purchasing Images

I will deliver sneak peaks on my social media accounts within a week of your photoshoot. Please let me know if you do not want me to share your photos, or would like to approve your photos before I post them. 

Your full gallery will be delivered within 2/3 weeks unless I have stated otherwise. This will be live for 7 days, during which time you can select your images. Once you have chosen, I will send you another link where you will be able to download your images as both screen resolution and high resolution files. Choose from the following options:

The Highlights:

  • 5 of your favourite images from your online gallery

  • Delivered as high resolution print ready images (with bonus screen resolution - perfect for sharing online)

  • Printing rights are included

  • Select additional photos from your gallery at £35 each


The Whole Story

  • The gallery of over 60 images from your shoot

  • Delivered as high resolution print ready images (with bonus screen resolution - perfect for sharing online)

  • Printing rights are included


Free Mobile App

As a thank you for taking the time to write a review, I offer all of my clients a free mobile app, so that you can can have access to your photos wherever you go. I will send out an email once you have received your gallery with a little questionnaire to fill out and a link to write a review on Google/Facebook.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything please get in touch - I’d be more than happy to help. Either drop me a line at or click to get in touch. Otherwise I look forward to hearing from you with news of your little bundle!