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. Taken during your babies first month, newborn portrait photography is an art involving calming techniques, posing expertise (where your baby’s 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 comfortable purpose built studio where you have access to 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 for your Newborn session. Initially we set a tentative session date based on your due date.  Babies rarely come when they are predicted to, but this gives us a good place to start.  You will receive 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.  Rest assured, during your session the utmost care and attention is taken to ensure your baby’s 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, parents are enlisted to help support baby or to be on hand close to the baby as a spotter. We make sure that your little one has the full attention they deserve at all times. The flexibility of each baby varies, and therefore your baby is never forced into a pose that they are not comfortable in, or kept in the same position for too long, and they are never ever left unattended.

Samphire Photography firmly 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

Recent Newborn Photography Sessions

Newborn Session Fee

£80Session Length - 2-4 hours
  • The session fee reserves our time together in the studio, to capture a fully edited, retouched and finished viewing gallery of at least 20 images for you to order from.

Please note, session fees are in addition to the products shown below.  

Digital Images

Supplied with full print rights on a customised USB

5 Digital Images – £195*
10 Digital Images £295**
Full Gallery (at least 20 images) – £495

* additional images can be added to this package for £35 each

** additional images can be added to this package for £25 each


Sizes are in inches and represent the frame size not the print size

12×18″  £250
20×20″  £275
24×16″  £300
24×24″  £325
30×20″  £350

Wood Blocks

16×12″        £200
16×16″        £250
20×20″       £275
24×16″        £300
30×20″       £350
30×30″       £375

Photowall  £495
(6 individual photo blocks hung together to create a stunning piece of wall art)

Print Boxes

Eight 10×8″ mounted prints presented in a luxury linen covered display box

Please get in touch if you would like to book in for a newborn photography experience with me.

Newborn Photographer | Samphire Photography Sussex