A Newborn Photography Experience

When your newborn baby arrives you are filled with an overwhelming sense of love for this new little person. Everything is absolutely perfect and so tiny! You wish they could stay this small forever. The only way to truly remember this most precious time is to capture every detail as artwork to treasure forever.

That is exactly what happens with a newborn photography experience. Every tiny detail is captured for you to pass down for generations to come.

In our relaxed, home-from-home studio, you can sit back and enjoy tea, coffee, cold drinks and cookies while I capture some of the most precious portraits you will ever own. The overall style is one of timeless portraits that you will be proud to display on your walls for many years to come…..colour schemes which will look amazing in any room.

Read about what a typical session looks like: What is a Newborn Photography Session?


Roxanne and Ryan talk about their newborn experience with their 13-day old newborn daughter Violet-Rae in our studio. A huge thank you to them for sharing their experience with us.

baby Violet
Baby Violet-Rae

'Amazing experience'

“Amazing experience, we have just come home from the viewing of our newborn photo shoot. The pictures are beautiful highly recommend Sarah to anyone looking for a newborn photographer.”

Roxanne Platek

Your Newborn Photography Experience

As easy as 1-2-3...

Step 1 - Booking

We recommend booking as soon as you can after your 20 week scan. The best time to capture those curled up newborn looks is within the first 7 to 10 days. Therefore, we normally book a provisional date about 7 days after your due date. This can then be easily moved, if necessary, once baby arrives. Your £99 booking fee secures your studio session date and is credited against your artwork order.

I always phone you a day or so before your session to run through everything and to chat through any particular portraits that you may have seen that you would love to capture. We also talk about any specific colours that you may want to incorporate.

Step 2 - Your Portrait Session

studio welcome

Your newborn photography experience is a chance for you to sit back and relax.

Everything is done at baby’s speed and so we normally say allow up to 4 hours. Every baby is different and so no two sessions are the same. We love spoiling new mums and dads while we capture your most precious memories.

We do normally suggest a morning session for our newborn experiences as babies tend to be more settled in the morning.

Do have a look at our FAQs for the answers to some of our most common questions.

Step 3 - Your Cinematic Gallery Presentation

At this appointment, we will book your gallery presentation for about a week after your session. In this presentation you will be able to sit back and enjoy viewing your edited portraits in a beautiful cinematic presentation. What you fall in love with and choose to purchase is totally up to you. Artwork prices start from £179.

Do have a look at the stunning artwork options available on our products page.

If you have any questions that haven’t been answered, please contact me before booking.

baby Tyger
Baby Tyger

'Our whole experience was extra special'

“I honestly can’t thank Sarah enough. From the first conversation we had, Sarah took everything I said and made our whole experience extra special. When we arrived at the photo session, Sarah made us feel very welcome and even had cookies waiting for us.

Our baby was very comfortable with the whole session and Sarah was very chilled.

It was a very calm and soothing environment and we were very relaxed when Sarah was dressing and wrapping up our baby boy ready for his next pose.

When we went back to view the amazing pictures I was overwhelmed and it brought tears to my eyes…

I can’t recommend Sarah enough she truly is amazing at what she does.”

Laura Clarke

Frequently Asked Questions

To find out more about a newborn session, how to prepare and what to expect, you can look at our frequently asked questions or visit the blog.

Allow up to 4 hours but we should be finished in about 2-3 hours, you may want to have a magazine or a book ready.

Please try and aim to keep baby up as long as possible and then give a good feed as near as you can to the start of the photoshoot. This will ensure that your baby is super sleepy at the start of the shoot and as I can get started on the shoot as soon as possible.

Also, just to warn you, I may also include mum and dad’s hands in a few of the shots, as well as taking a few family shots if you would like them.

Most of the images will be of baby without any clothes on, with ‘little private bits’ all out of shot. Please avoid dressing baby in any clothes that need to be taken over their head. Ideally if you can wrap them in blankets rather than clothes that is perfect but may not be possible. Also, if you could keep their nappy loose, it will mean I don’t have to disturb baby too much.

I can guarantee that your baby WILL wee or poo at least once during the shoot. It is totally to be expected and it is not problem so please don’t worry or be embarrassed about it. I am used to it.

Of course. If baby needs a feed then I will leave you in peace to feed at your leisure.

Yes. I recommend you bring more bottles than you would normally need as it is likely that baby will feed more during their photo session.

You are welcome to have your partner and one other member of the family with you but too many people can be distracting for the baby and so I ask that a maximum of three adults accompany baby.

If you wish to have sibling shots as well, this is fine but if you could let me know in advance, that would be great. I can then plan accordingly. Usually this means including them at the beginning or the end of the shoot to avoid the older ones getting bored. Most parents ask a grandparent or someone similar to baby sit and bring proud brother or sister to the shoot towards the end.

No problem. I can edit out any unwanted blemishes post-production. I do suggest using some baby lotion before the photoshoot for very dry or flaky skin.

After the shoot I will arrange a viewing appointment, and so I suggest you bring your diary with you to the photoshoot. I will then explain the artwork options available and you’ll get a product guide to take away with you.

I will always do what baby is happy with. Your baby will eventually sleep and if they require feed breaks, lots of cuddles, rocking, walking, burping, then that’s all fine with me. I’ll do whatever it takes (and it’s a chance for me to get lots of cuddles too!).

You can just sit back and relax and enjoy fresh cookies and lots of tea and coffee. I am a proud parent too and completely understand any concerns you may have.

If you have any questions please just call me on 01543 472 194. Alternatively, you can send me a message through my contact page or email me direct at sarah@newbornartbysjbaldock.co.uk

If you have any further questions or would like an informal chat, then please contact us on 01543 472194 or send us a message.


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