Specialist Newborn Photography covering Derbyshire & Leicestershire
Newborn photography is all about capturing the love you hold for your brand new bundle of joy and welcoming them to this world. Those first special weeks work best to get the curly poses and longer amounts of deep sleep to pose and style. After three weeks of age, they are more likely to be disturbed while sleeping, and can also become colicky, or baby acne can start to flare. Studio newborn sessions are between 1-3 hours in length, this gives plenty of time for soothing your baby, feeding and nappy changes, nothing is rushed. This is a time to sit down, relax, enjoy the session and get to enjoy this special moment stress free. I take care of everything.
The Newborn Collections
A £50 studio session fee is required to secure your booking with us, this fee will be deducted from your chosen collection and covers the time you spend with me, my expertise and creativity during your photo shoot. The remainder of your chosen collection is then paid for on the day of your session.
Here at Blue Bean Photography we like to make things simple, therefore all of our packages are all inclusive with a set amount of digital images and/or prints included in the package. There are never any hidden costs or pressure to purchase additional images.
Additional digital files may be purchased for £25 per image, gallery upgrade packages are also available.
If you would like to book a session within you own home, there is an additional £100 charge on top of your chosen collection secured the time of booking.
'Buy Now Pay Later'. PayPal Pay in 3 is an interest-free loan that lets you split your chosen collection into 3 payments, with the first due on the day of your photoshoot and subsequent payments due every month on the same date. Just request an invoice prior to your session at the time of booking to set this up.
Why choose Blue Bean Photography ?
I am a specialist trained newborn photographer with over 12 years of experience, having photographed over 2000 newborn babies in my career, so you can have the peace of mind that your baby is in safe hands. I pay a great importance to each client and their requests, and I make sure they are happy and fully informed throughout the booking and studio process. The sessions are baby led, meaning that there will be no pressure whatsoever in achieving certain poses if your baby doesn't take to it.
Booking your Newborn Session
I recommend booking newborn sessions well in advance if possible to secure a spot especially in busy months, your booking may be made by contacting me directly via the enquiry form at the bottom of this page. The best time to contact me is before you have your baby, I recommend booking for your newborn photoshoot after your 20 week scan and I will then add you to my calendar around your expected due date and send newborn session details. Once you have booked you are guaranteed availability, and when baby finally arrives we will arrange exact day of the newborn photo shoot, ideally when your baby is between 5-21 days old. Although, this is the best time to photograph babies, you don't have to worry if your baby is a little older as I photograph newborns up to 6 weeks of age, this shouldn't stop you having your treasured memories. Just be aware that the baby will be more alert and awake and less flexible to be positioned into certain poses.
What if the baby comes earlier or later than planned ?
I am aware that babies can arrive earlier or later than planned, don't worry I expect this. I usually leave plenty of room in my diary for these unexpected changes in arrival, we are able to adjust the date of the session and you won't miss the 21 day window. All you have to do is to get in touch and let me know once baby has arrived so I can plan the studio diary accordingly.
What to expect during the session?
At the forefront of your newborn photo shoot is the importance to your baby’s safety and well being throughout the duration of the photoshoot by providing a warm, comfortable environment, also allowing you to feed or change the baby as many times as necessary. Each session requires a lot of patience and handling, so relax, sit back and allow me work my magic. During the session pee and poo is to be expected so don't worry or be embarrassed as it's absolutely natural. Babies will have fussy moments and that's just fine, I will try various tried and tested soothing techniques and allow time for the baby to settle. Sometimes, depending on the pose I will ask the parents to assist in order keep the baby safe whilst I take the magic shot.
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“When looking for a newborn photographer there was so much selection, but Victoria's website and experience stood out, she is incredibly talented and we’re so glad we booked our newborn photo shoot with her. Go ahead and book, I promise you you won’t regret it.”
Alex Poole - Ivy, Jude and Theo's mummy