Newborn and baby photography sessions take place in your home - because I've been a new mum too and I know you don't want to leave the sofa, let alone the house!
My sessions are relaxed, informal and baby-led using soft light and natural poses. There is no strict time limit and I will fit in with your baby’s routine – whatever that may (or may not) be.
"Kate definitely has the magic touch. Poppy stayed asleep the whole time and our beautiful pictures are amongst our most treasured possessions."
Louisa Dixon - Poppy's mum
We have lots of options when photographing your baby. Sleeping babies are beautiful to photograph and I have plenty of fabrics and props for the lovely posed images. I can match the colours of your images to the décor in your home, and we can use several different sets so Granny can have a picture to match her lounge too.
I'm always happy for you to use your own props (I love it when a baby has a special blanket or toy), and if you want to buy something new for your baby, I can provide details of my preferred suppliers for you or just have a browse on Etsy. There are some very talented people making beautiful things on there - search for 'newborn photography prop'. However, please remember that many items are made to order or shipped from the US so start browsing before your baby is born and allow 3-4 weeks for them to get to you.
Awake babies are just as beautiful to photograph, particularly with their parents as the eye contact they make with them is so intense. These pictures are stunning and timeless in black and white and I can capture both posed and more relaxed lifestyle images for you.
"It was a wonderful experience. Kate made the session at our home so easy."
Amy Whittaker - George's mum
We will chat before your session so I can make sure I know exactly what kind of pictures you would like. Many new mums tell me that they don't want to be in the pictures as they are self conscious. I remember being a new mum vividly and I completely understand, but please don't miss the opportunity of having your photo taken with your new baby because of this. It's my job to make you look amazing in your photos and I know plenty of tricks to make that happen.
Babies are a joy to photograph at any age but the best age for the classic newborn images is around 7-14 days. Please make sure you contact me before your baby is born so I have a rough idea of when to book you in.
For more information about how to prepare for your newborn session please read my guide here.
Please be assured that your baby's safety is of paramount importance and I would never place a baby in a position it couldn't achieve naturally. I am a member of the Baby and Newborn Photography Association and I always adhere to their strict safe working practices and code of conduct.
Whoever you choose to photograph your baby for you, please ensure they are trained, experienced, insured and that your baby's safety overrides everything they do. Your chosen newborn photographer should be able to explain in detail the safety precautions they take and fill you with confidence.