London Newborn Photography: How I Prepare For Your Newborn Photography Session


Preparing for your newborn photography session in my London newborn photography studio is almost as time-consuming as the actual session! So much work goes into preparing the studio for a session with your new arrival!

In our correspondence before the session, I give you a long list of colours to choose from for your session. I also ask for 5 of your favourite images from my website/instagram or Facebook page. This is the jumping off point I use to plan your session as I can see which of my images speak to you and get your style from it. I can see if you prefer prop images or beanbag, what colours you like etc.

With my years of experience as a baby photographer, I have learned how to plan our sessions so that they are the most efficient and easy for baby. As I say over and over, newborns are not dolls so if I can help in any way to make a happy and calm session for baby then I do it! The key to me getting lots of the beautiful photography set ups you see in my portfolio is transitioning. Smooth transitioning is key to keeping baby asleep and happy, so I plan out the session step by step to get the easiest transitioning for baby and keep them in a deep sleep. I gather all your colour choices and images and plan out the best possible session for baby. The reason I plan all this out prior to the session is because if there wasn’t smooth transitioning from one set up to the next, baby would wake up and our session would be way too long for them! I always start with swaddled images and then once baby is in a deep sleep we transition to the bucket poses and then the beanbag poses on a backdrop.

As you can see from my portfolio, I love planning newborn photography prop set ups, I love how I can be creative and create something unique for your new baby every time!