The art of newborn photography allows you to capture those first moments and the beauty of your perfect little one in a collection of unique heirloom images that you will be able to pass down through generations. Never again will the physical features of your little one change so quickly. My style of newborn photography is natural, soft and organic; focusing on the simple beauty of your baby. Using subtle neutrally coloured props and blankets, I favour a more gentle posing showing the true natural beauty of your little one.
THE SIMPLE BEAUTY OF
- Over 10 years experience
- Beautiful studio in Cowbridge
- Use of my range of stunning organic props and outfits
We cannot sing Sarah’s praises enough not only has she captured beautiful pictures of our baby daughter that we will cherish forever but the whole process from the initial consultation has been amazing. Sarah was excellent with our daughter on the shoot and was able to calm her easily. In addition her attention to detail, quality of products and thoughtful extra touches make for a wonderful experience.Abigail Dymmock
We’ve had two sessions with Sarah and we’re so pleased with the beautiful photos.
Sarah is enthusiastic, passionate about her work and has the patience of a saint. She also creates a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere which is much appreciated when you have a newborn.Emma Lewis
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH A NEWBORN BABY?
A always advise that the ideal time to photograph a newborn baby is within the first 2 – 3 weeks following birth. At this stage baby tends to sleep more, is still curly (from being inside your tummy) and will still retain many of those newborn features we all know and love. After this period baby will be more alert and find their space in the world (you’ll be amazed how quickly they change!) which makes those lovely curly poses harder to achieve.
If you have missed this short window of opportunity don’t worry, it is still possible to get beautiful portraits of your baby. In this instance I tend to opt for a more unposed approach.
WHERE DOES THE SESSION TAKE PLACE AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
My studio is located on an estate farm in the bustling town of Cowbridge in South Wales. Just 10 minutes from junction 35 of the M4 and easily accessible from Swansea, Bridgend, Cardiff, Newport and the West of England. Parking is available on site.
I have all creature comforts available for you in the studio from comfy sofas, lovely refreshments, toys to entertain siblings and baby changing facilities.
I always allow 2 to 4 hours to complete a newborn session. Every baby is different and I like to be able to dedicate the time to make sure the experience is perfect for you and perfect for baby.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME?
I have a beautiful range of props, soft hats and blankets for your session here in the studio. Some parents have items of emotional value they would like to be used in a session such as hand knitted blankets or baby heirlooms. These can be incorporated into the session if you wish.
Apart from that just yourself and your usual baby supplies are just fine.
I’ll send you lots of information before your session so you know exactly what to bring along with hints and tips about getting the most from your newborn session.
CAN OTHER PEOPLE TAKE PART IN THE SESSION?
I always encourage parents to have photos with their new arrival. You might not feel like it after having a baby but trust me; I will be very sympathetic and make you look and feel AMAZING.
Siblings can also take part. It can sometimes be a long time to wait around to have their baby brother or sister photographed (when they aren’t involved) so I have toys in the studio to help ease the pressure. Many parents like to pop into Cowbridge town for a hot chocolate and a look around the shops to fill the time and entertain the older kids.
HOW MUCH DOES A NEWBORN PORTRAIT SESSION COST?
The price for a newborn session is £125.
This covers the session itself and doesn’t include any print, digital negative files or frames. Display products may be purchased at your personal viewing appointment after your session. Digital packages start at £350. You can find out more about my beautiful product line by clicking here to request a copy of my newborn brochure.
DO YOU DO PACKAGES?
Yes. I am able to offer packages which include:
- Maternity and Newborn Package
- Newborn and Sitter Package
- Baby’s First Year Package
Full details can be found in my Newborn Brochure. To request a copy please click here.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
I always advise that you book your newborn session during mid to late pregnancy to avoid disappointment. At the booking stage I will note your due date and we work around that as a guide.
Babies rarely arrive on time which is why I only photograph newborns during the weekdays. This allows me much more flexibility in my diary to assign you an appointment at short notice once baby arrives.
For more information about newborn sessions please click here to request a copy of my brochure.