Newborn & Bumps
After having my own two little ones I really got to understand how precious newborn photographs are and how much you cherish them! My aim is to capture all those lovely curled up squishy newborn poses that can be created into stunning wall art for your home. A newborn shoot is best for babies between 5-16 days, This is when baby is still very sleepy and less aware of movements, allowing us to glide through all those newborn poses. I would recommend getting in touch before you are due, if you would like to chat about things, but as soon as possible once baby is born, contact me to get booked in. Your photoshoot can be held at my lovely, calm studio, where I will use backdrops or at your home, where your house will be the background for the pictures. Your photoshoot is completely private and a time for you guys to relax while you have a hot coffee or tea and biscuit with the use of both hands and enjoy the experience!!! Newborn shoots can last between 2-3 hours it just completely depends on how little one settles. If little one has a sibling or siblings then they can certainly get involved, This is generally towards the end of the shoot. When booking please inform me of how many children will be attending and their ages and we can go through some options. Safety is my main priority throughout the shoot so if baby has any problems please let me know asap so I can create a workflow that will suit baby.
My style is very gentle and feminine, creating gorgeous, flattering, natural portraits. I will help you pose, where necessary, so that you look your best. I also love to include your partner and any older children in the photos too – and dogs have been known to be part of the shoot! ! I know partners can be nervous and reluctant, but the whole session will be easy and relaxed. I generally recommend booking your pregnancy photoshoot to take place around the 30-34 week mark, or a little later if you have a smaller bump! Sessions usually take about 1 hour and can be in the studio or in a location of your choice.
What to expect
Before your photo shoot, I recommend holding off from feeding your baby so you can feed them when we have them undressed and ready. Please have plenty of feed, wipes & nappies for your baby and if you are coming to the studio, feel free to bring food for yourselves too. Some of the best pictures are with you both in too, but don’t worry, the focus will be entirely on your baby, but the connection between the 3 of you can make for some beautiful pictures. These work best if you can both wear plain coloured tops, black or white work particularly well. You might also consider some skin on skin pictures where you are cradling your baby with no top on, these will be tastefully photographed. I have a small selection of props such as hats, blankets, basket, bucket etc, but please feel free to bring your own items to make it more personal, especially if there is a particular image you would like. Be prepared for lots of sitting around and chilling out. I am used to being wee’d on and even the occasional number 2, do not worry, everything is washable!
Obviously it is entirely up to you and your personal style as to what to wear for your maternity photos; the most important thing is that you feel comfortable. However, soft, floaty and feminine clothing in neutral colours or pastels photographs very well and will show off your growing belly beautifully. That sort of clothing also fits very well with my feminine style of maternity photography. For example, this might be a flowing dress or a simple tank top with a long skirt. For studio shoots, you might like to wear pretty underwear with an open shirt or cardigan. I do not provide props for your maternity photoshoot, but many clients do bring something sweet and meaningful to be included in some of the photos, such as tiny baby shoes.
Pictures taken by Stone Photos may be used on my website and other marketing for Stone Photos, please inform Stone Photos if you do not want your pictures to be used.
Will last approx. 3 hours, these cost £75, I suggest booking your session in your 2nd or 3rd trimester or as soon as you can once your baby has been born.
Studio portrait sessions – I use backdrops & studio lighting and have a big choice of blankets, wraps, hats etc.
Sessions at your home – These are a different style and will not include a background, but instead your home will be incorporated so please make sure everything is tidy. I will bring along a few blankets, wraps & hats.
These last approximately 1 hour and cost £40
The session fee must to be paid in advance, an invoice will be emailed once you have booked. If you have a voucher, please bring it along to the session.
Portrait sessions do not include pictures (other than engagements), prices for pictures are on the link below:
20cm x 20cm
10 pages (5 spreads)
Extra thick lay flat pages
Linen or Photographic cover
20cmx20cm 20 pages – £315
A4/25cmx25cm 10 pages – £300
A4/25cmx25cm 20 pages – £330
Velvet paper – Add £20
40 pages (20 spreads)
Lay flat pages
Linen or Photographic cover
A5/20cmx20cm 40 pages – £395
25cmx25cm 40 pages – £425
30cmx30cm 40 pages – £440
Extra Pages – Add £5 per spread
4 Softback guest books 15x15cm – £100
8 Softback guest books 10x10cm/10x14cm – £100
My style is natural, creative and relaxed. I like to capture the love and softness of pregnancy and a newborn. When photographing pregnancies I will give a little direction, but I make sure it stays natural and you feel relaxed and have fun. With sleeping babies, I don't like them to look un natural or cover them in silly props. I like to enhance their natural beauty naturally occasionally with a wraps, blankets & hats.
Yes, I am a full time, self employed photographer and am a qualified member of the the British Institute for Professional Photographers.
Yes absolutely! I am fully insured for public liability and professional indemnity.
I work everyday of the week! And I can do your pictures anytime from 9 in the morning until 9 o’clock at night, just let me know what suits you.
Once you have booked your session I will email you an invoice, this will confirm your booking once paid.
This can not be helped and I would much rather reschedule your pictures than have someone feeling poorly. Just let me know ASAP.
There is no set number of images but you will get to see all the best ones from your session. On average, you can expect roughly 100.
Yes, every single image presented to you will be edited in my signature style.
Yes, there are different options depending on what you’d like them for, i.e. for small prints or large prints.
Typically it will take 1 week for me to carefully edit your pictures and upload them to a private webpage. From there you can order online and share the link with family & friends.
Instead of you buying the pictures before I have taken them, I prefer to let you decide what you’d like to buy after you have seen them. You can buy prints, digital images and wall art and if you order within the first 2 weeks, you will get 10% off your order.
Yes, these are very popular and make a fantastic gift! You can choose just a portrait/newborn session or add prints or an amount to spend. Gift voucher are available online, If you don’t find what you are after, contact me and I can make one up with your choice of extras on.