Alison Hill Photography | Newborn Session


The Newborn Session
Congratulations! I absolutely love newborns!
Ideally, this session will happen when the baby is between 5 and 10 days old. At this stage, babies still have the gorgeous scrunchy, curly newborn look and they tend to sleep more soundly which makes for some great poses. However, my newborn sessions are suitable for babies up to 3 weeks old.
I like to create a relaxed and calm environment, Mum can sit back and have a well deserved cup of tea whilst I work with the baby to get what will probably become your most treasured photographs. I always make sure that the room temperature is nice and warm as the baby will be mostly posing unclothed. And don’t worry about your little one pooing/weeing everywhere, I’m quite used to this and have plenty of wipes on hand! Everything gets washed after each session too!
Up to 2 adults are invited to attend the newborn studio sessions. If you wish to have older siblings photographed alongside your newborn, please arrange for them to be dropped off towards the end of the session.
What to bring to the session:-
A dummy or soother, if your baby has one.
Milk! - Whether you're breast/bottle feeding, it is helpful to make sure that you have some with you. I normally ask clients to give their baby a good feed right at the start of the session as babies with a full tummy tend to sleep more soundly. Also, as the temperature in the studio is kept high, your baby may become more thirsty than usual. 
Props - I have plenty here, but if you'd like to bring along a favourite toy, blanket or anything special to the baby, please feel free to do so.
After the session:-
I will put a sneaky peek photo on my Facebook page (with your permission) within 48 hours of your session and your web gallery of fully edited photos will be online for you to view within 14 days. You can choose for your web gallery to be open or password protected, it's completely up to you.
Then comes the tricky part, choosing your images! This can be done directly from your web gallery
It is best if you book your newborn session before your baby is born, but don't worry, you don't need to book a specific date as I have sessions held free especially for newborns each week. I don't expect to be the first one that you share your exciting news with but once the baby has been born, you can email/phone/text me as soon as possible and I will schedule a date with you. 
Your deposit is due at the time of booking and is non refundable, however may be transferrable to another session.