Newborn Photo Shoot – FAQ

It’s totally normal to have questions about your baby’s photo shoot and I hope that I can help with the following:

What if my baby cries?

This is a natural worry for you as new parents but in reality I have found that babies rarely cry during their newborn photo shoot. The room is so warm and they have a tummy full of milk so their every need is met. I look out for signs that they need more milk (rooting) or that they have filled their nappy. My aim is to anticipate their every need before they have to cry to communicate it. If for some reason your baby really won’t settle I won’t push the session – we will stop and arrange a re-shoot.

What if my baby poos/wee’s all over your stuff?

Although I tend to leave the nappy on for most of the shots there are some which look better without. Generally I try to wait until we have had to change their nappy before doing those shots but it does happen. It’s no problem at all though – everything I bring is washed before and after a shoot and little accidents are all gone in no time.

Will my house be big enough?

My mini studio can fit into a very compact space. Usually it’s the size an armchair or coffee table takes up in your lounge and so with just a little reshuffle of furniture it’s no problem. Often I use a space next to patio doors as that always gives lovely natural light.

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Is there enough light in my home?

I use natural light in my newborn photos. In most homes the light coming from your lounge window or patio doors will be enough but don’t worry, I always bring my studio lights as a backup. These are soft continuous lights rather than flash.

How will you book the session in if I don’t know exactly when I will have my baby?

Good question! I always book in the due date and then when you have your baby you let me know as soon as possible so we can arrange a date for the shoot.

Can siblings/me/my partner/our dog be included in the shots?

Yes, no problem.

Do I need to prepare anything?

I will send you some information once you have had your baby but basically all you need to do is feed your baby before/as I arrive and dress him or her in a nappy and blanket.

What if my baby is unwell?

If your baby is unwell on the day of the shoot we will rearrange another time. The same applies to if I am unwell on the day.

What should I wear?

Well it gets very warm during the baby photo shoot as I use a space heater to make it nice and toasty. Wear something loose and comfortable. You can always change before the family shot if you need to – another reason why it’s great to be in your own home!


If you have any other questions about your newborn baby photos or concerns just contact me – I’m happy to answer anything you are unsure of.