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Frequently Asked QuestionS

Newborn Photography


When is the best time to book?

The ideal time to book is any time after your 20 week scan. Due to the unpredictability of knowing the exact date your baby will be born I limit the number of bookings I take this allows me to have availability should a number of baby's arrive around the same time.


When do I need to confirm our shoot date?

As soon as possible after your baby is born, ideally within 24-48 hours is helpful as this allows me greater flexibility in the exact dates I can offer.


Where will the shoot take place?

Most of my parents have a shoot in my home studio. They appreciate that I have everything set up and in place for a shoot. I offer a warm welcoming area within my home where you can sit and watch, feed and change the baby. I suggest using this time to enjoy a hot cuppa and relax as much as possible.


How long will the shoot take?

That in the main part will be down to your baby. I work in a style which is baby lead, assuming your baby is happy to be wrapped or naked and is settled we go from there. As a rule it usually takes around 2-4 hours depending on how settled and sleepy your baby is. But there is no time pressure.


How old should my baby be?

The ideal time for the sleepy newborn photographs you see where they look so dreamy and cure is usually around 7-10 days. This can pose some challenges with midwife appointments and there is nothing to say older baby's cannot be photographed it is just an ideal. That being said the older the baby is over 2 weeks the less likely they will settle into the deep sleep required for many posed images. Please contact me if you have any questions


How do I book?

As soon as you know you would like me to photograph your newborn please get in contact using the enquire button below, I do take on a limited number of newborn shoots so I would hate to disappoint. I send over to you my booking from which you complete, sign the contact and pay the session fee of £99.00 I then confirm your booking and once the baby arrives we go arrange the date to photograph your baby.



Take a look at a short behind the scenes Film from a recent Newborn session in my home studio

Kind Words

"It was such a pleasure to have Julia photograph our special day, she is the type of person who instantly makes you feel as though you have known her for years, so friendly and welcoming. We were introduced through a family member and met for a consultation which really helped us get to know Julia and how she works.


Julia not only put us both at ease on the day but our wedding guests too and this really shows in our photographs.


We are over the moon with how our photographs turned out, they are better than we ever imagined and tell the full story of our day. Julia definitely exceeded our expectations and without taking up much of our time she set up some beautiful images for us using the grounds of the venue and to top it off very impressed with Julia's impromptu idea to use out mason jars for a beautiful night shot."

Stephanie + Dan || Tewinbury Farm || August 2018


Within a year of our wedding we had our little baby girl .. Julia was our go to photographer having seen her work while we were working with her on our wedding her baby photographs are stunning.

Our little lady didn't like being overly fussed over and Julia respected this and created beautiful memories our our early days as a family of 3.. these are priceless memories we would so easily have forgotten.

We cannot recommend Julia enough.

Stephanie, Dan + Lacey || June 2019



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