South London Newborn Photography in Your Home

South London Newborn Photography. Natural newborn photography in your home. Minimal props, simple, organic and putting the focus on baby and your family. Natural Newborn Photography Sessions focus on recording the connection and love between your family. By focusing on a more natural lifestyle approach, lifestyle newborn photography sessions have more intimacy and real emotion. 

Newborn Photography Sessions are best booked before you give birth to ensure I have availability but please do get in touch to see if I can fit you in last minute! 

Lifestyle Newborn Photography can be done at any age but newborn photographers do recommend under 2-3 weeks so that baby looks fresh like a newborn and sleeps really well!

Creating meaningful photographs in your newborn’s early days by capturing memories that never go out of style.

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I’M KIRSTIN!

I’m your natural newborn photographer in South London and the rest of London. 

I’ve been a newborn photographer for over 10 years and photographed over 1000 gorgeous newborns. 

I’m trained in newborn photography safety and safe posing is my priority. 

With years of experience I’m an expert at soothing your little one and you can rest assured your baby is in safe hands. 

As a mum to two little ones (Ondine- 3 yrs & Rothko- 17 mths), I’ve realised natural genuine moments are the most precious and timeless. I love capturing your authentic memories and helping to tell the story of the beginning of your family.

Specialising in newborn, family & Maternity

South London Newborn Photography in Your home so you don’t have to worry.

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NATURAL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY IN YOUR HOME. ORGANIC, EMOTIVE & GENUINE.

A natural newborn photography session is shot in the comfort of your South London home to capture your new arrival’s early days. This session focuses on natural, unposed images with baby and family around your home.. These images focus on raw and real memories around your home. They aim to capture the raw and real memories of baby’s first days with your family.

A lifestyle newborn photography session includes natural unposed shots and also posed of baby with family.

Newborn Photography is best done under 2-3 weeks old to capture baby when they are their tiniest, they grow so quickly!

A natural newborn photography session is ideal if you missed the early newborn window and still want to capture baby at any age with your family. This type of session can be done at all ages.

This session uses natural light only so good windows are key to a beautiful session!

Client Closet for mum, maternity & baby available!

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SOUTH LONDON NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY FAQS

 

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My greatest passion in life is my work in South London as a Newborn Photographer. I live and breathe all things newborn photography. I didn’t see the incredible importance of my job until I had my own two children and realised just how precious their newborn photos became as they rapidly grew. It sounds cliche, but time does fly, especially in the first year of a baby’s life as they encounter so many milestones and learn so much. The first few months are remarkably blurry as we try to adjust to the lack of sleep (there is a reason that sleep deprivation is used as a torture tactic as it really is so so difficult) and becoming accustomed to being relied on entirely by a tiny little human. Sometimes I can barely remember what it felt like to hold my first born, the only thing that triggers intense memories that take me back in time is looking at photographs of my daughter as a newborn. A newborn photography session in your home in South London is a timeless investment, it helps to preserve a time that we will never get back. The start of your family and the emotions, passion and love you experience during that new beginning. 

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Can you explain what natural newborn photography in South London is?

I describe my work as a South London Newborn Photographer raw, genuine and emotive. My newborn photography works seeks to take you back to the first few weeks of your newborn bubble as years later it will feel like such a blur. When you look at your images of your sweet baby, I want you to remember how they smelt, how tiny they felt in your arms and just how soft their skin was. I want all those beautiful memories to come flooding back when you look at your images. Natural newborn photography seeks to capture those authentic, emotional moments so you can look back later at timeless images of your family.

Natural newborn photography focuses on family and real moments shared as a family. As a South London Newborn Photographer I travel to homes across South London to record your family’s unique story. I love capturing newborns and their families in homes as it feels so much more authentic than my old studio work. Your home tells its own story and holds its own memories so that when your children look back on these images in their first home, they will catch a glimpse into your everyday life.

By doing the newborn photography session in your South London home, we are able to focus on true connection between each family member and create a gift to pass onto family for generations to come.

My style of newborn photography isn’t completely lifestyle photography and it isn’t completely posed with props. After years of honing my style (10 years as a newborn photographer in London!), I fall somewhere in the spectrum towards lifestyle newborn photography but a little bit more posed as I had years of experience as a studio posed newborn photographer.

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Why is a newborn photography session an important investment for your family?

A newborn photography session in your South London home may seem frivolous and silly (mainly to fathers who need a little convincing by new mums) but it is a purchase that only gains value at time goes on.

Your teeny newborn will grow and change week by week, it is so remarkable how they change in such a short space of time. As they grow, looking back on your newborn photography session images will seem more and more important because the once vivid memories of their little features will slowly fade and be replaced by newer memories. Newborn photography is like a portal back in time- to help you remember those early months that seemed to pass by in a sleepless haze of nappy changes and cluster feeds. Memories fade with time but images of your sweet baby and family are forever.

For many of my clients a South London newborn photography session is like a celebration of the arrival of their new baby. It is a way to commemorate and celebrate such a special time in your lives. It is a chance to get dressed up and celebrate the birth of your newest family member. These newborn images can be posted on social media to announce the birth of your little one and shared with family that live across the world. Newborn photography helps those who can’t be there, feel like they are holding your little one and get a chance to celebrate with you.

Newborn photography is such a valuable investment because the images of your tiny baby and family last so much longer than all the newborn products that you purchased on Amazon. The pram, tiny baby clothing, stuffed animals, car seat and toys will all be sold or given to someone else but the images of your newborn with stay in the family forever. If carefully kept, your newborn photography session can be a family heirloom and stay in the family for years to come. I love looking through family albums from generations prior to mine and feel a connection to family members that I never got to meet. A family heirloom is the truest investment.

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How do you select your South London newborn photographer?

Choosing your newborn photographer in South London can be a daunting task as there are thousands of photographers out there! A simple google search of “South London newborn photography” will get you a long list of hundreds of websites. So how can you find the perfect newborn photographer to capture your family?

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Style

Style is so important when choosing your newborn photographer as it is important to pick a style that suits you best. Don’t pick a newborn photographer and ask them to change their style but instead choose a style that suits your family best. Do you want to display the images on the walls in your home? What style would suit your home? The style of newborn photographers can range from minimalist, timeless with no props, a natural warm lifestyle look in homes, all white in a studio or posed images of newborns in bright colours and with props like buckets and headbands. Choosing a newborn photographer to capture your family is such a personal choice and you need to find a style that you connect with.

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Safety and Experience 

What many new parents don’t realise is that newborn photography is a completely unregulated industry and anyone could start up and advertise themselves as a newborn photographer with no experience. So how do you find the best newborn photographer? Their website may showcase how long they have been a newborn photographer and if they have done any training, mentoring or workshops to learn about posing newborns safely. It is so important to not treat newborns as dolls but to understand how to safely pose a newborn and never put them at risk. If their website doesn’t say, ask them via email- what is your experience? Do you have any training? How long have you been working with newborns? Do you practice safe posing photography techniques like composites?

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Location

Choosing where you want your newborn photography session to be is an important factor in choosing the perfect newborn photographer for you. Do you want your newborn session to be in your home in South London? Do you want your photographer to bring all the props and equipment or do you want a natural lifestyle session that showcases your home in the images? Would you prefer a studio photography session? Thinking about your preferred location may help you to narrow down your choice.

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Connection

A great way to find a newborn photographer that suits you best is to see how their personality shines through in their website, Instagram and Facebook pages. Social media is a very helpful way to gain insight into your newborn photographer’s personality. Do you want this person to handle your baby and come into your home? A newborn photography session is a very intimate type of photography session that requires lots of talking and getting to know each other. Does this photographer seem like someone you would love to sit and chat to for a few hours?

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Can you explain your newborn photography style?

I’ve been a newborn photographer in London for 10 years now and my photography style has changed dramatically throughout the years. I’ve gone from perfecting my posed studio newborn photography work using studio lighting to natural newborn photography that focuses on more emotive images with natural lighting in South London homes. I love travelling for newborn photography in South London because each home is so unique and poses its own set of challenges to inspire me creatively. My work is heavily influenced by your home and I believe I have a warm, natural, authentic and emotive style of newborn photography that loves capturing those special moments in your home. My work has a bohemian flair inspired by wardrobe and I love warm, neutral tones that help keep images of your newborn timeless.

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How do I book a newborn photography session at my home in South London?

I recommend securing your newborn photography session as soon as possible as many newborn photographers in South London book up quickly. This is why we recommend booking after your 12 or 20 week scan (whenever you feel most comfortable). Leaving booking your session too late could result in your favourite newborn photographer being booked up and unable to fit you in.

To reserve your newborn photography session I require a £100 deposit and I reserve the time around your due date month. Then I have you contact me within 48 hours of giving birth and we schedule in your exact session date based on how you and baby are feeling. With a natural newborn session there is no pressure to do the session under 14 days old like many posed newborn photographers suggest but we do seek to capture them at their teeniest as long as you and baby are feeling healthy!

I take a very limited amount of London newborn photography sessions each month so it is best to secure your session as soon as possible. I always try to fit in last minute bookings if I can but this isn’t always possible as I have two little children myself!

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How long do your South London newborn photography sessions last?

The time required for a newborn photography session can vary greatly based on how your baby is on the day. As my newborn sessions are led entirely by baby, sometimes sessions can take longer if they are cluster feeding on the day, cranky or not very sleepy. On the contrary, a natural newborn photography session may be quick if baby is happy and relaxed. It is entirely dependent on baby’s mood on the day of your session and I am used to photographing all personalities.  I only photograph one newborn per day to allow enough time to ensure we get a beautiful full gallery for your newborn photography session. Typically my newborn photography sessions takes 2-3 hours.

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Where can I have my South London newborn photography session?

For my South London Newborn Photography sessions I travel to your home. I find having the session in the home is more relaxing for new parents and they feel more at ease during the session. It is also helpful for exhausted new parents to be at home rather than have to pack everything for baby and arrive on time to a studio newborn session. I absolutely adore newborn sessions in South London homes because the old homes help inspire me artistically and hold so much character that adds to the images. A session in your South London home helps to tell the story of your family with all your personal belongings in the background of the images, your style of decor and serves as a time capsule of your baby’s first home. Home newborn photography sessions are just so relaxing and I adore getting to know clients over a cup of tea! Rather than a formal photography session, it feels like I’m capturing a friend’s story!

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What time do you do newborn sessions?

For my South London Newborn Photography sessions I usually start at 11am to take advantage of the beautiful morning light. Newborns are typically happiest in the morning as “witching hour” usually happens in the late evening where cluster feeding often occurs.

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Do you provide props for your newborn photography sessions?

My style of newborn photography is very natural so I don’t use wooden props or buckets. Instead I use layers of blankets, swaddles, hand-knitted organic outfits and bonnets to create a very natural, soft and cosy look for baby. These outfits are part of my Baby Client Closet and upon booking you are welcome to choose what you would like me to bring to your home for baby. All my items are chosen to create a soft, organic look so as not to detract from baby as the main subject.

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What if my newborn cries or is awake the entire session?

This is one of the most common questions I get when it comes to new parents fears about how things could go wrong in their newborn session. However, the beauty of a natural newborn photography session is that it doesn’t matter if baby is awake or asleep in their session. If they are unsettled or cluster feeding, lots of cuddle time is a great way to soothe them and we take lots of images with parents so baby settles. These cuddly family images are always my favourite.

Our session time allows for 2-3 hours because it is so normal for a newborn to needs lots of feeds, cuddles and changes during the session. We don’t actually take pictures the entire session but allow baby to go at their own pace so they are comfortable and relaxed. Baby is the boss and I never push them to pose if they are unhappy and just want mum.

Awake shots tend to be parents favourite images as they help to show their little character and they look so adorable.

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Can we involve grandparents, siblings or pets in our newborn photography session?

I love home newborn sessions in South London because it allows us the opportunity to take images of the whole family. It is so special to include grandparents, siblings and pets in a session because they are all such vital parts of the family. I love taking portraits of a brand new baby with their grandmother in a rocking chair or a toddler sibling cuddling with their baby brother or sister on a bed. These moments are ones you want to remember forever and make priceless keepsakes.

Pets are always welcome in my sessions as they are such an important part of the family. Taking photographs with a baby’s first pet is pretty special. Aside from this, I absolutely adore animals and will shower your pets with love during a session.

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What kind of light do you use in your newborn photography sessions at homes in South London ?

When I did posed newborn photography in a studio I used studio lighting. I thought natural lighting was for amateurs. However, there’s something about studio lighting that just always looks so cold and artificial, no matter how much experience you have in it. So I returned to natural lighting because it just lends itself to the warm, organic look that I love in my newborn sessions. I love the challenge of working with natural lighting and the moody dark winter light that South London often has in the winter is actually my favourite.

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What are your newborn photography packages?

I have three packages that include 5, 15 or 40 images. Please contact me for a price list and more details on these packages.

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How many photos will you take in our newborn photography session?

Your gallery will have approximately 100-150 images for you to choose from. I take many more than that during the session but delete all blinking, blurry or repetitive images so you get the very best.

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How do I choose the images from our newborn photography session?

In order to help you choose between Packages 1-3, you will be sent an online gallery of approximately 100-150 images. You will then select the images you like best. I love sending an online gallery so you can decide in the comfort of your home with no sales pressure.

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Safety and Newborn Photography

Safety is incredibly important in the world of newborn photography. It often isn’t something that new parents think about when choosing their newborn photographer because many do not know that the newborn photography industry is not regulated. No training is required to become a newborn photographer, in fact there is no official certification at all for it. So how do you choose a newborn photographer who will safely handle your precious bundle that you’ve waited nine months for? Look for how long they’ve been working with newborns, if they’ve done any posing or training workshops and look in their images to see how comfortable baby looks. Natural Newborn Photography is a much safer bet if you are incredibly worried about safe posing techniques as baby does not need to be posed in difficult positions.

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How do we prepare our home for a South London newborn photography session?

Your booking email will come with a long email of ways to prepare for your newborn photography session in your London home and it is all pretty simple. I recommend cleaning up any clutter you don’t want in the images, just a simple tidy is fine as I’m so used to working in all sorts of London homes. I recommend light, neutral bedding with no prints on your bed so we can use your bedroom as a lovely place to get cuddly shots with your new baby. Your home does not need to be a show home or overly staged, just representative of how you want your home to look in memories for years to come. If your home is always overly cluttered and messy, the more authentic the photos look the better!

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What do I wear for my South London newborn photography session?

When choosing what to wear for your newborn photography session, I want you to feel your most comfortable and like your best self. There is no pressure to wear a fancy dress or get your hair and makeup done. These images are natural and raw. So if a few weeks after giving birth, all you want to wear is your pyjamas, then go for it! For those who do like getting dressed up to feel like their best self, I have a range of dresses for new mums  in my Client Closet. The Client Closet link will be sent to you in your booking email. If you prefer choosing your own clothing, I recommend warm, neutral colours like creams, rusts and browns to create a cosy, warm look that will remain timeless. I love a mix of textures like knits, linens and heavy cottons to create a tactile look that will make the images pop.

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The Client Closet

I offer a Client Closet of dresses for new mums and hand-knitted outfits for newborns to be used during sessions. I send a gallery of images to clients with their booking email. My dresses for new mums and maternity sessions come from a range of high-quality stores like Free People, Zara, Mii Estilo and The Salted Label. All dresses are carefully picked to suit my natural photography style and to be flattering for new mums. There is no obligation to use the Client Closet if it does not suit your style but is always there if you can’t find anything to wear at last minute. I bring the dresses with me to your home and steam them during the session so they are wrinkle-free and you look your best!

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What is my experience with photographing newborns?

I have 10 years experience with photographing newborns and have worked in many settings. I’ve worked as a posed studio newborn photographer in North London where I used a vast range of cutesy props like buckets and flowers and carried out complicated posing on a sleeping baby and I’ve also spent many years going to homes to photograph babies in a more natural way. I discovered that creatively I much prefer doing my newborn photography sessions in clients homes in South London as I find it much more artistically inspiring and challenging.

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Where do you travel to homes in London?

I travel all over London to photograph newborns in their homes. I travel to North London, South London, East London and West London and parts of Greater London.

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Do you have insurance?

Yes, I am insured. It is very important for me to run a responsible business and baby safety is the most important aspect of my business.

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Your precious newborn will never be so small again. I love going to homes in South London for my newborn photography sessions and being part of your family’s newborn bubble for those few hours. I adore photographing newborns at their tiniest and helping preserve your family’s memories in a timeless and emotive way. Natural newborn photography is my passion and I adore every second of it.

Contact me to secure your South London Newborn Photography session. I come to your home to help make your life easier and tell your family’s new chapter.