Newborn photographer in North London
The newborn weeks of my daughters’ lives are all a bit of a blur to me now. But I do remember the round-the-clock feeding, the exhaustion, the incredulous joy, and the burning, all-consuming love. They’re rollercoaster weeks, and they’ll be over before you know it.
And that’s why I want our newborn photography session to be about more than just the photos. I want to give you a chance to press pause for a while, take a breath together as a family, and focus on each other. So I’m not going to come into your home, throw different outfits on you all and push you into poses. I don’t want to give you memories of a photoshoot, I want to give you photos that let you remember this newborn stage in all its natural beauty.
But of course, we do want the photos to be beautiful, and lighting and framing are so important. So I’ll give you gentle guidance towards the best spots of light, and compose my shots quietly and with intent. I don’t want you to have newborn photos that could be anyone’s. I want to give you real moments of connection, framed beautifully.
Moments you’ll never want to forget
There’ll be some moments you never want to forget as a mother. Their eyes looking up at you as you feed them, their weight on your chest, the rise and fall of their breathing as they sleep. Moments when they needed you completely. When you were overwhelmed with a love you never knew you could feel.
And these are the moments I take such care to capture. Because take it from me, when they’re all grown up, you’d give anything to have those moments just one more time.
If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in North London, I’d be honoured to capture this incredible stage in your journey.
My newborn sessions are:
Calm and comforting
Focused on connection
More like a relaxed morning at home than a photoshoot
HOW IT WORKS
HOW IT WORKS
HOW IT WORKS
During the session
Before the session
After your session
I’ll give you gentle guidance towards the most beautiful light or where I can get the best framing, but there’ll be no pressure on you to pose or perform. I want to give you photos that are natural, soulful and filled with genuine connection. So I’ll step back and give you space to focus on your bond with your child, and soak in the moment together as a family.
The best time to book a sleepy, milk drunk newborn photoshoot is in the first two weeks. As soon as you know your due date, get in touch and we can arrange a time that fits. Having said that, I always try to be as flexible as possible for newborn shoots as babies don't always arrive on time. I also capture babies right up to 3 months old for newborn shoots if you have missed the initial window, and these can be just as cute!
Your gallery and slideshow will be ready for viewing a few weeks after your shoot. I'll check in with you to ask when the most convenient time is, then send it over when you decide is best. Once opened, it will stay active for 72 hours for you to choose and download your included images and decide if you'd like to upgrade. If you decide to do so, it will stay open for a further month for you to download your additional images and choose any products.
'ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS WE MADE'
We had Melissa capture our newborn as I was drawn to her natural, editorial photography style from her portfolio. I am pleased to say this is one of the best decisions we made. Melissa was extremely professional from day one. She listened to our needs and aspirations while providing invaluable advice. During the shoot she was friendly, easy-going and passionate, making the whole experience truly enjoyable. One bonus point is that being a mother herself she knows how to communicate with and capture the best of babies/children. This is proven by the gorgeous photos we received; they bring smiles to my face every time I look at them! We cannot recommend her enough.
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Newborn Base Session Fee
- A detailed pre-shoot preparation and styling guide to ensure you feel relaxed and at your best on the day
- Consultations over email and the phone to answer any queries or concerns you may have
- A bespoke questionnaire to help me get to know your lovely family, so I can tailor the session to your needs
- 1.5-2 hour photoshoot (up to 3 hours for newborns)
- Travel within London (Zones 1-4)
- Up to 6 immediate families members included
- A password protected online viewing gallery to view your beautifully hand-edited images
- 5 hand edited high resolution photos to download with printing rights
- Upgrade options available - please contact me for full details