Newborn Photography

The first few days of a baby’s life are both incredible and magical.  There is nothing in the world more amazing and precious than a brand new baby. Newborn portrait photography is an art involving calming techniques, posing expertise (where your babies safety is always paramount) and lots of patience to ensure you are rewarded with outstanding portraits of your little one.

Sessions take place in my home studio where I have a good selection of props, hats, wraps and blankets to complement your baby’s natural beauty.  You are also welcome to introduce your own, for that personal touch.


To maximise the opportunity to capture the sleepy curled up baby poses, newborn sessions most commonly take place up to 14 days after the birth.  Older babies tend to be more awake, but we can still achieve great images. Newborn sessions take place in my home studio where there is always plenty of cups of tea and coffee available, along with a biscuit or two!

We are very careful to practice safe posing methods to ensure your baby is safe at all times.  Please read more about baby safety below.

No Rush

We take our time with newborn sessions to ensure that mother and baby are relaxed. Newborn sessions can last up to four hours to give plenty of time for settling your baby, top-up feeds, nappy changes and cuddles. I am also more than happy to take pictures of baby with the parents as well.  We encourage parents to get involved and before your session we advise you on what to expect and what you need to bring with you on the day.


It is never too early to book in as I get very busy. We set a tentative session date based on your due date.  I completely understand that babies rarely come when they are predicted to, but your due date gives us a good place to start.  I will send you an email around your due date to check that everything is OK then once your infant is born – whether early, late or right on time – please contact me as soon as possible so that we can confirm the session date.

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Baby Safety

Newborn babies are the most precious thing in the world.  When I photograph each one of them, I apply the utmost care and attention to ensure their safety.  Many images you see are composite pictures (an image made up of several pictures) which ensures that your baby is fully supported at all times and is always handled in the safest manner.

When using props I always enlist the help of parents to support baby or to be on hand close to the baby as a spotter, and make sure that your little one has the full attention they deserve at all times. The flexibility of each baby varies, and therefore I never force a baby into a pose that they are not comfortable in, or keep them in the same position for too long, and I never ever leave a baby unattended.

Samphire Photography believes in baby led newborn sessions, their comfort and safety is our highest priority.

Safe baby photography by Samphire Photography Sussex
Safe baby photography by Samphire Photography Sussex
Safe baby photography by Samphire Photography Sussex
Safe baby photography by Samphire Photography Sussex

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Newborn Photographer | Samphire Photography Sussex

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