Newborn Art by SJ Baldock
A Newborn Photography Experience
You only get one chance to capture this most precious time. Before you know it your tiny newborn baby has lost that ‘just-born’ look.
Capture this special moment in time with a timeless piece of newborn artwork.
At Newborn Art by SJ Baldock we photograph newborn babies and to capture very sleepy newborn images, it is best to have your photography session when your baby is between 7 and 10 days old. With this small window and also the fact that babies often don’t arrive on their due date, I recommend booking around your 20-week scan.
In the comfort of our home-from-home studio, new mums and dads get the opportunity to sit back, relax and reflect on the arrival of this amazing little person that has filled their hearts with joy, while we capture some of the most precious artwork you will ever own.
Read about what a typical session looks like: What to Expect from Your Newborn Photography Experience.
We start by booking a provisional date based on your due date and allow some ‘leeway’ around your date to allow for early or late arrivals. We know that babies arrive when they are ready, so don’t worry too much about your baby arriving early or late as I am used to being flexible to accommodate your baby’s arrival.
I do get booked up months in advance and so do get booked in early to avoid disappointment.
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Newborn Package Prices
Newborn Photography Experience
Your newborn photography experience includes up to 4 hours in the studio, a cinema-style viewing about a week after your session and a mounted 10×8” art print of your choice.
Your payment also includes £40 towards additional artwork. Further artwork can be purchased if you wish and prices start from £49 for a mounted 5×7” art print. If you have any questions that haven’t yet been answered, please contact me before booking.
Please book a provisional date about 7 days after your due date, then this can be moved if necessary, once baby has arrived.
I suggest a morning session for our newborn experiences as babies tend to be more settled in the morning.
Once you have booked, I will give you a call to confirm your booking.
Frequently Asked Questions
To find out more about a newborn session, how to prepare and what to expect, you can look at ourfrequently asked questions.
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.