Baby boy in red, taken by Alice James Photography, newborn photographer Hertfordshire

Alice James Photography

Award winning newborn photographer in Hertfordshire

Hitchin | Letchworth | Stevenage | Bedford | Biggleswade | Cambridge
Congratulations on your pregnancy!  I am SO delighted that you are considering chooing me to capture your baby’s special first portraits. I am a specialist newborn photographer in Hertfordshire and absolutely LOVE my job!
Baby boy on his front taken by Alice James Photography, newborn photographer Hertfordshire

If you are looking for a calm, relaxed newborn photography session, you have come to the right place!  My newborn photography sessions are relaxed affairs.  I keep things nice and calm and take things slowly.  You will be able to relax whilst watching me create beautiful memories for you to treasure.  The session is ENTIRELY baby led and as such, they can take anything from 2-4 hours.  The “average” session is usually 3 hours however I never book another session on the same day as a newborn so I will take my time to make sure we get the reasults you are looking for.

As newborns change very quickly, it’s best to photograph them between 6-14 days old when babies are more likely to sleep during the session and are still flexible enough to curl into those cute poses. This may change depending on personal circumstance, feeding issues etc but we will discuss the most appropiate time for you to come in once they have arrived.

After we have taken some details about how your baby is settling in to their new environment, how feeding is going etc we will then have an understanding of what poses and workflow is acheivable with your baby. We will usually start the session with a good feed to get your baby to sleep and then start with some gentle poses whilst your baby gets used to our touch and then we will progress through the session, capturing beautiful images for you. We will often end the session with some awake shots which are absolutely adorable!  We absolutely LOVE it when the parents get involved and get in the photographs as this is truly the best gift you can give to your child!  So please don’t be shy!

We will endeavour to capture a variety of set ups and poses duing your session but this depends entirely how your baby is doign on the day. If you have a paticular pose that you would like, please let us know before your session and I will do my utmost to capture it for you.

Baby boy wrapped in a yellow blanket taken by Alice James Photography, newborn photographer Hertfordshire
How many photographs will we get?

Your viewing gallery will contain between 20-25 images for you to select from.  We have packages available for you to purchase five, ten or all the images taken at your session

What age does my baby need to be?

The best time to photograph a newborn is under 21 days – the sweet spot usually being between 7-14 days. At this age, they are more likely to sleep through their session which makes it possible to photograph them in those cute, squishy newborn poses. 

How do I know what date to book in for?

Good question!  We do not set a specific date at the time of booking – we just confirm you a space around your due date.  Once baby has arrived, we will then schedule a date for your session .This allows us to remain flexible with babies that arrive early/late or require a stay in hospital.  Only 4% of babies are actualkly born on their due date!

Why does it take so long?

Newborn sessions are a unique type of session.  We need to allow time for feeding, changing, settling and lots of cuddles!  I won’t rush your baby into any poses and I take my time to ghet thigns just right.  Your baby really is in charge during this session!

Are you ready to book your newborn photography session with Alice James Photography, newborn photographer in Hertfordshire today?  Just fill in the contact form below and we will contcat you to discuss your requirements and schedule you in!

Newborn Session Pricing

A £50 deposit is taken at the time of booking to secure your session which is deducted from your chosen package. Additional prints and products are available to purchase if required.

There is no need to choose a package yet – once you have access to your viewing gallery after the session you can then choose which package you would like to purchase.

Roses

  • Full newborn session lasting up to 3 hours
  • Full use of props and outfits
  • Parent and sibling images included in the session
  • Online viewing gallery
  • 10 digital images of your choice
  • Five matching 8×6 photographic prints

Peonies

  • Full newborn session lasting up to 3 hours
  • Full use of props and outfits
  • Parent and sibling images included in the session
  • Online viewing gallery
  • 5 digital images of your choice

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