Tiny features: downy ears & shoulders; delicate fingers & toes; chubby cheeks; tiny noses, lips and oh those eyelashes! Squeaky noises; that gorgeous baby smell and even baggy skin on premature babies that they haven’t grown into it yet. This is why I love photographing newborns 🙂 Every baby is different but they all have one thing in common. Those fleeting newborn features will have changed in a few weeks time and that is why it is crucial to schedule your session for those first couple of weeks. (I suggest between 5 and 21 days and ideally before 14 days). Portraits by Sarah newborn photo shoots are very popular and normally book up several months in advance so it is best to contact me while you are still pregnant. Just after your 20 week scan is perfect.
Why not pop into the studio for a “tour”, meet me and view the props before you make your final decision? It’s important you feel comfortable with where you are going and the person who will be handling your precious new baby. If you decide to go ahead I will book a provisional date for your newborn photo shoot. We will rearrange this as necessary if baby arrives earlier or later than expected.
Portraits by Sarah’s newborn photography shoots take place in the comfort of my brand new spacious and airy but cosy studio in the village of Hare Street, near Buntingford, Hertfordshire. The studio has been designed with your comfort in mind and there is plenty of secure parking available. There is even a cosy log fire to relax beside!
Newborn photography shoots usually take between 2-3 hours but can take up to 4 hours if baby is particularly hungry that day. I only book one session on a “Newborn day” to ensure that you and your baby do not feel rushed in any way.
You can expect beautiful images and fabulous customer service. I will guide you through the whole process from your initial enquiry and your pre-session consultation can be combined with a studio tour or take place via email/telephone. Whichever suits you best. We will discuss your requirements, colour preferences, your style at home and where you would like to display your images so that I can create a truly Bespoke session for you. You will be invited to contact me as often a you like with queries regarding your session and styling.
If this is not your first baby you will probably want some photographs with their older siblings. Siblings of all ages are welcome in the studio. There is plenty of room. There is also an outdoor area where the little ones can run off a bit of steam (under supervision of course); wi-fi for the older ones and a cosy tea room next door where everyone can have a treat after the session.
Clients travel to Portraits by Sarah for their Newborn Photography Sessions from: Baldock; Barley; Barkway; Bassingbourne; Bedford & Biggleswade. Bishop’s Stortford; Broxbourne; Buntingford; Cambridge; Cambourne and Cheshunt. Clavering; Enfield; Foxton; Great Chesterford; Harlow and Harston. Hatfield; Henham; Henlow; Heydon; Hertford; Hitchin and Hoddesdon. Knebworth; Letchworth; Melbourn; Meldreth and Much Hadham. Newport; Northampton; Royston; Saffron Walden; Sawbridgeworth and Stansted. Stevenage; Stotfold; Ware and Welwyn Garden City. Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire; Essex; Hertfordshire & North London.