About Us

Newborn and Baby Photography

Those tiny hands, their little noses, the little folds in their chubby little arms - that's what I'm going to capture during your session. In a signature newborn session, you'll join me for your chosen session, to capture all those perfect details of your new baby, with parent shots included as standard, this is the ultimate newborn experience. 

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Your Session

~ When to book?
I always recommend getting in contact with me after your 20 week scan to secure your session.  Once you have an estimated due date I will make a provisional booking which secures your newborn's session when they arrive. I always recommend photographing a newborn baby when they are 7-14 days old


~ Where does your session take place?
Your newborn session will take place in my beautiful new, fully equipped studio, located in the incredible Historic Dockyard, Chatham Maritime, Kent. 


~ How long does a session last?
Newborn photography is sometimes 90% patience and 10% photography so I always say to allow between 2-3 hours, as this allows for feeding, comforting, styling and positioning safely.

A simplicity session allows up to 1 hour.

~Whats should I bring? 
I have most things in my studio including changing facilities, so I simply ask you to ensure you have an extra feed with you, anything special - a little bear or blanket, and anything you'd like for yourself. I don't allow hot drinks in the studio, for safety,  but feel free to bring some well earned snacks.

~ What happens during the session?
This is your time to have a little sit down, and relax, probably for the first time in a few days. I'm very experienced at settling babies and, with your permission, will get the baby all set up for their images after they have had a feed and are nice and sleepy.

I'll use my props, fabrics and skills to create beautiful, timeless images, ensuring safety at all points, while you relax.  On a few occasions I'll ask for your assistance to ensure the baby is secure or not left unattended while I change fabric or lenses etc.  The result will hopefully be perfect images of your amazing new little person.

~Can siblings come?
Yes, of course, if booked in advance, sibling are very welcome at no extra cost.  The sibling portraits will be done at the beginning of the session and I ask that someone else come with you so that siblings are then free to leave/play after their part is done. Please note Simplicity sessions do not allow for sibling portraits due to time constraints.

 

When you choose a photographer for your baby, you are not just making a financial investment but you are also investing in someones skill, training and experience.  In some cases, other than health professionals, they will be the only person to meet your child outside of your family, so the trust you place in that person has to be utterly unwavering.

That is why the safety of your baby is an absolute imperative to me and should be for any photographer.  Sadly today though today, there is no legal requirement for training, nor is there a regulatory body to oversee how photographers work.  When I chose newborn photography, I did so knowing that I would only ever treat a child as I would my own and therefore looked for a mentor and trainer who's main focus and skill was on safety first and always.   

I pride myself on creating stunning imagery, but I will never compromise the safety of a child to create an image.  Some images in my galleries are created digitally in post production using composite imaging, after years of training.  In the image below Baby Alex is fully supported by his mum at all times. This step is absolutely essential and is one I take with all seemingly unsupported poses.  

 

Whether you choose me, or another photographer, consider are they professionally trained, are they insured, can demonstrate the use of composite images for more complicated poses, and even if you choose someone other than me, that are they are photographing your baby safely.

I will only ever work with you and your baby and what they are comfortable with, as a trained professional I can instinctively tell what will work and what wont and a baby should never be unsafe for the sake of an image.  

I will never compromise the safety of your baby in order to get an image. 

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After your Session

Once your session is over, your images journey isn't over.  I'll personally ensure all of your images are artistically edited and finished in my signature style, perfecting around 20-30 of the images that I select as the absolute best, so you can be assured of the highest quality from your session.

 

You will then be invited back to your viewing session around two weeks later to view your gallery  and select your favourite images. You will be able to choose from one of my print and digital collections and have the option to purchase stunning wall art, albums and any any other image products you wish.

You'll find that all of my specially selected Fine art products come only from professional labs and selected artisan suppliers that are not available to purchase online. 

 

Please note that I rely on being able to share images of my work to maintain my business and rely on recommendations.  With that in mind, I will choose some of my favourite images from your shoot to be shared on social media. You are welcome to tag and share, but I ask that you do no remove my watermark which is in place to protect my copyright.   If you prefer not to have your images used on social media, please let us know on the day of your shoot or in writing in advance.

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Pricing

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Maternity signature session

1 hr   |   £95 - payable at the time of booking and is removed from the cost of your chosen 'Collection'

Stunning Mum to be imagery captured comfortably and sensitively in the privacy of my studio or on location in Kent.

 

Your session includes:

~ Pre-session consultation

~ A one hour photographic session for you and your partner

~ Travel to a mutually agreed location, or studio use 

~ Images fully artistically edited in my signature style

~ Use of textures and gowns where available

~ A gallery of images to choose from at your viewing session

Please note no images are included in the session fee - all products and images are available at your viewing session, when you can select your 'Collection'  - see below. 

Fine Art Newborn Signature session

2-3 hrs  |   £95 - payable at the time of booking and is removed from the cost of your chosen 'Collection'

Your session includes:

Pre-session consultation

~ 2-3 hour photographic session

~ Use of Studio space

~ Use of styling materials and props in the studio using up to 3 different and distinct backdrops

~ Use of Gowns where required

~ Sibling and parent images included

~ Images fully artistically edited in my signature style

~ A gallery of images to choose from at your viewing session

 

Please note no images are included in the session fee - all products and images are available at your viewing session, when you can select your 'Collection'  - see below. 

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Babies First Birthday Session

1 hr   |   £95 - payable at the time of booking and is removed from the cost of your chosen 'Collection'

Celebrate your little one's First birthday with a wonderfully fun Birthday shoot or cake smash

 

Your session includes:

Pre-session consultation

~ A choice of set ups in the studio or a location shoot

~ Travel to a mutually agreed location, or studio use 

~ Images fully artistically edited in my signature style

~ A gallery of  images to choose from at your viewing session

~ Family image available to complete the session - up to 6 people in total.

*Cake smash is available at additional cost with either the cake supplied or providing your own - please contact me for prices.

 

Please note no images are included in the session fee - all products and images are available at your viewing session, when you can select your 'Collection'  - see below.  

Milestone Signature sessions

1 hr   |   £95 - payable at the time of booking and is removed from the cost of your chosen 'Collection'

Celebrating those beautiful moments when your baby conquers a new milestone, either sitting, standing or beginning to toddle, we'll capture these moments beautifully  - available from sitting to 11 months in the studio of on location.

Your session includes:

~ A choice of set ups in the studio or a location shoot

~ Travel to a mutually agreed location, or studio use 

~ Images fully artistically edited in my signature style

~ A gallery of  images to choose from at your viewing session

~ Parent or siblings welcome for images at the end of the session, Max 6 people in total.

Please note no images are included in the session fee - all products and images are available at your viewing session, when you can select your 'Collection'  - see below.  

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Simplicity Signature session

1 hr   |   £175 - includes 3 images - full payment required at the time of booking.

My new all-in-one 'Simplicity' collection provides exquisite newborn photography but in a complete and more budget conscious package.

 

Available on weekdays only and prop free. Not available for sibling shots.

 

Your session includes:

Pre-session consultation

~ A one hour photographic session for your baby only

~ Simple styling, blankets and textures only - no floral or basket set ups

~ Images fully artistically edited

~ 3 digital images supplied via download only with print release

~ 3 matching 7x5" prints

 

Please note your session does not include any printed images. Additional Images, prints and products are available to purchase at your viewing session via one of my collections. Suitable for babies up to 2 months.

Collections

Your session fee of £95*, taken at the time of booking, includes all of the above as well as my time and expertise to create some truly beautiful portraits of your baby or family.

This fee is then deducted from your chosen package.


After your session please choose from one of the following collections.

*Simplicity sessions require full payment at the time of booking.

PACKAGE ONE

£195

5 DIGITAL IMAGES
SUPPLIED VIA DOWNLOAD

£50 VOUCHER OFF WALL ART*

PACKAGE TWO

£295

10 DIGITAL IMAGES SUPPLIED VIA DOWNLOAD

5 MATCHING 7x5 PRINTS

1 EXTRA LARGE FINE ART PRINT

£75 VOUCHER OFF WALL ART*

PACKAGE THREE

£395

ALL IMAGES FROM THE SHOOT - 20-30 IMAGES - ON USB AND DOWNLOAD

10 MATCHING 7x5 PRINTS

2 EXTRA LARGE FINE ART PRINTS 

£100 VOUCHER OFF WALL ART*

Additional products including framed mounts, albums and wall art will also be available to purchase during your viewing and ordering session.  Please note any products will require the purchase of the digital rights to those images, via one of my Image Collections. 

*Voucher applicable to wall art over £150

Book Now

I'm always delighted to hear from you, so if you have any questions of would like to book, just fill in the form to get in touch.

 

Please let me know what type of session you are interested in and ensure you provide full contact details. I endeavor to respond within 24 hours. If you haven't heard from me in that time, please check spam/junk folders.

If you are interested in a newborn booking please state your estimated due date.

You can also call on 07828 844258

 

Thank you so much for getting in touch, I'll get back to you as soon as possible!