scheduling a newborn photo shoot

The most common question that I get asked regarding newborn photography is how we go about scheduling a session when you don’t know when your baby will actually arrive.

Well the answer is actually pretty simple.  I do limit the amount of these sessions that I take on for precisely this scheduling reason so I do recommend booking early during your pregnancy (any time from your 20 week scan onwards) to avoid disappointment.  We book a session for your due date plus seven days and then you simply let me know when your baby arrives.  We then move your appointment to when your baby is between five and ten days old which is the perfect time for a newborn photo shoot.

Newborn Photography

A newborn photo shoot is best when your baby is between 5 and 10 days old as this is when they are at their maximum sleepiness and poseability to capture those dreamy shots.  For this reason, I definitely recommend that you book when you are pregnant as this is one less thing to worry about scheduling when you’ve just got home from the hospital.   We make an appointment for your due date plus 7 days and then adjust it as needed.

My newborn shoots include your three favourite digital images which you select from your online gallery a few weeks after your photo shoot – I don’t make you attend a sales or viewing session.  Sessions take place in my warm and cosy studio in Crawley Down and cost £95.