Newborn Shoots

The best age to photograph newborns is when they are between 5-21 days new. During this time newborns are still very sleepy and curly. They don’t mind you moving them around from pose to pose while they rest in dreamland!  Once they have a full belly and are kept warm, they will generally sleep the entire session!

This is not to say we can’t photograph your newborn at any other age.  Beautiful images can be captured at any stage. However, you should know that once beyond this “new” stage, we may not be able to get the curly poses.  If you are sure you want specific poses, please ask about those during your pre-consultation.

Your newborn session will be a special milestone in your baby’s life.  I want to help you tell the story of your new baby.  I like to create a calm and peaceful environment during our time  together.  It’s important to let me know if we will be photographing older siblings, as well as mummy and daddy shots.  Sibling shots will take place at the beginning of the session so that we may have the remaining time focusing on the baby alone. When older siblings are under 7 years old I highly encourage arrangements be made for them to leave the studio after their images have been taken at the start, the studio is very warm and 3-4 hours of sitting quietly whilst we take newborn photos is rarely on their busy agendas. Parent shots (if no siblings are present) will take place at the end of the sesssion.


All newborn shoots take place in my studio in West Molesey, Surrey

In the studio we have multiple props and blankets, wraps etc for you to pick and choose as you like. The studio has been designed specifically for newborns and their families to be comfortable and welcoming and to get the very best lighting for the best photographic results (we even create a little play corner for older siblings when they visit.)

Newborn sessions take place Monday to Friday only. Due to the amount of time newborn sessions take, all sessions must start in the morning, you can choose* from a 9.30, 10.00, 10.30 or 11.00 start time.

*subject to availability

 

 

Pricing

My newborn sessions fee is £85* for a studio shoot.

Whats Included?

3-4 hours of one to one professional photography services

Exclusive use of our bespoke newborn studio in Molesey and use of our extensive range of props and accessories if you opt for a studio shoot.
Professional editing and re-touching of all images
Gallery of a minimum of 30 images for viewing and ordering

The session fee is paid in advance to secure your chosen date. It is non-refundable should you cancel, but is transferable to another date in the event you wish to amend your booking (conditions apply).

*Please note this session fee does not include any images. After your session you can choose to buy from a range of packages detailed below


Products

After viewing your images you can choose from one of the 5 collections below

Collection 1 - £385 
10 of your digital images as High Res JPeg files on a  USB. 
Personal use print release (so you can make your own prints too)
One 8x12 Premium Mounted Print of your choice.
Three 5"x 7" Premium Mounted Prints. Images to be printed must be chosen from your digital images above

Collection 2 - £495 
ALL of your gallery images (approx 30) as High Res JPeg files on a USB. 
Personal use print release (so you can make your own prints too)
One 8x12 Premium Mounted Print of your choice.
Five 5” x 7” Premium Mounted Print of your choice.
Beautiful 6” X 8” Preview Book for you to show off to all your friends and family

Collection 3 - £595 
ALL of your gallery images (approx 30) as High Res JPeg files on a USB. 
Personal use print release (so you can make your own prints too)
One 8x12 Premium Mounted Print of your choice.
Five 5” x 7” Premium Mounted Print of your choice.
Beautiful 6” X 8” Preview Book for you to show off to all your friends and family
Professional 20x30 canvas of your favourite image

Collection 4 - £725 
ALL of your gallery images (approx 30) as High Res JPeg files on a USB. 
Personal use print release (so you can make your own prints too)
One 8x12 Premium Mounted Print of your choice.
Five 5” x 7” Premium Mounted Print of your choice.
Beautiful 6” X 8” Preview Book for you to show off to all your friends and family
Professional 20x30 canvas and TWO professional 20x16 canvases of your choice. 

Just the Digitals - £435
ALL of your gallery images (approx 30) as High Res JPeg files for digital download. 
Personal use print release (so you can make your own prints too)

Incentive: 
Orders of Bright Apple Collections above placed and paid in full within 48hrs of your gallery going live will receive DOUBLE their collections allocated mounted prints. e.g If you choose Collection 1 and pay within 48hrs and you will receive six 5x7" Premium Mounted Prints instead of four and two 8x12 Premium Mounted Prints instead of one. You must supply yor print choices within the 48 hours to receive the incentive offer. 

Album upgrades

Upgrade your 8x6 preview book (available to Collections 2, 3 and 4) to an 8x8 or 12x12 boxed album
8x8 boxed album upgrade - £70
12x12 boxed album upgrade - £130
 

Newborn Mini Sessions - £325

Bright Apple Photography will now be offering newborn mini sessions! This is a new addition for 2017 and perfect for those who only want a short session with a few images. On a budget, but really want those special shots of your little one? The mini session is ideal. The session lasts 1 hour maximum and within that time I go through a few poses with your newborn. Since it's a short session, and baby runs the show, so no matter if baby is awake or asleep, we will roll with the punches and get some great shots. 

    • 1 hour session 

    • 8 high resolution digital images delivered via download (I will choose the best images)

    • Rights to reprint

    • Cost of session is £325 for everything, no session fees, no packages to buy afterwards

    • Baby must be under 3 weeks of age (or 8lbs if premature)

Newborn Mini’s requires 50% of the Newborn Mini fee be paid in advance as a retainer fee to reserve your spot for the month.  The remainder balance will be due when appointment time is scheduled and confirmed.  

What is the difference between mini session and a full newborn session?

    • Main difference is time spent on creating photos. My full newborn sessions aren’t timed, we take time for feeding extra cuddles, getting baby into that lovely deep sleep and doing many set ups and poses. Mini session last strictly one hour to get as many images as we can. 

    • In full sessions we experiment with different set up’s, use many different props, perhaps even use special props you bring from home. Mini sessions are geared towards getting key images. 

    • If your little one is awake we do awake portraits, if sleepy then we will do more posed sleepy images. During full sessions you would have both types of images included. 

    • Full sessions can include siblings, parents and grandparents, mini sessions are for baby only. 

  • Mini sessions you receive 8, fully edited, images choosen by me. In full sessions galleries are 40-50 fully edited images for you to make your own selection from (or simply buy them all!)

And, of course, the most asked question..."Why are newborn mini's so much cheaper than full sessions?" A full newborn session takes approx 12 solid hours of my time, a mini takes approx 4 hours - its as simple as that!

Do take a look at my blog post to see a couple of examples of what a mini gallery looks like.