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NEWBORN PHOTO SHOOTS

With Baby Photography London is awash with the highly posed, what I would call twee, newborn portraits that seem to be more about the props than about the newborns.  You’ll be pleased to hear I’m not going to subject you to hours of contorting your newborn into all sorts of unnatural positions.  I class myself as a far more natural newborn and baby photographer.

 Susan did an excellent job photographing our newborn. She has a lovely down to earth demeanor, and conducted the shoot from our flat – all of which kept my husband, our new baby, and me at ease. The photographs turned out beautifully. We’re very happy with the whole experience.

Brooke

Newborn Home Shoot, 2016

Home or studio?
natural newborn portraits
I am happy to do both studio and home visits for my newborn sessions.  The studio will give a more polished look and feel to the images as I can control the lighting and background more.  A home shoot will give you more relaxed images that are softer and use only natural light.  You should be able to tell the difference in the gallery but if not do ask
How long will the shoot be?
The shoot will take between 1 and 2 hrs with the usual length of time being around 1.5-2 hrs. This gives enough time for feeds and changes of clothing etc without worrying.  You can park right outside the studio too so it’s very easy to get in and out.
When is the best time for newborn photo shoots?
Within the first 3 weeks is best for a newborn photo shoot.  They will still be able to curl up in the faetal position and sleep a lot at this age but if you would like to do one later than this don’t worry, they are just as doable after 4 weeks too.
Where is your studio?
My studio is in Ealing, West London.  I have parking on the road outside the studio and am easily accessible by tube (2 mins walk away).
When should I book you?
You should consider making a booking when you are around 36 weeks pregnant if you would like to have a newborn shoot within the first 3 weeks.  If your baby arrives on a very different due date than predicted then this date is moveable so don’t worry
Do I have to come back for an ordering session?
Not at all.  I understand it’s hard to get out with a newborn and so will be placing your edited images online with a password where you can choose your favourites in your own home in your own time.
Does my baby have to be asleep?
No, your baby can be awake or asleep.  We can do differnt types of images depending on what they are like on the day.  I want this to be a relaxed shoot with no pressure at all, so don’t worry
How much does it cost?
My session fees for newborn shoots are £230 for upto 3 hours although I usually take less than this, this price does not include prints.  If you would like a full price list just fill in the form below

+44 7815 864884
susan@sptphotography.com

Family photographer London

RECENT REVIEWS

I booked a family shoot with Susan because I wanted to capture a special moment in time with my family. We had never had a professional shoot before and were a little sceptical about how Susan would get us into a frame looking like we wanted to be there! We visited Susan's studio and she managed the task with humour. The shoot was fun, and the photos prove that. We are getting some classic close up prints which I will treasure.
Fiona MacNeely
Fiona MacNeely
12:41 29 Dec 16
Susan did an excellent job photographing our newborn. She has a lovely down to earth demeanor, and conducted the shoot from our flat - all of which kept my husband, our new baby, and me at ease. The photographs turned out beautifully. We're very happy with the whole experience.
Brooke Holiday
Brooke Holiday
13:32 28 Dec 16
We got images taken on Hampstead Heath as we enjoy walking there as a family. Susan is really friendly and engaging and was absolutely wonderful at getting my two boys to be enthusiastic about the shoot - which is no small feat especially since the youngest is only two years old. The resulting images were beautiful, the only problem we had was deciding which ones to frame!
Jean Clarke
Jean Clarke
13:14 28 Nov 16
We recently had our two children photographed at Susan's studio, and the photos really capture their personalities. Our 4 year old daughter especially loved posing in front of the wind machine and Susan managed to capture our cheeky one year old son with his big sister after many creative attempts at trying to get them to stay still together! The images are superb and I would recommend Susan for her skill and artistry.
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Ealing 135 Advertising
21:27 21 Oct 16
We are delighted with the photos Susan took of our family at home! She used some of our personal belongings and was very engaging with our 3 year old boy. I would definitely recommend her work!
Silvia Yasuda
Silvia Yasuda
11:41 07 Dec 16
Wow! I am truly blown away by the photographs that Susan shot of my children. I can't stop looking at them. She has managed to capture such beautiful, gentle, elegant yet powerful images. I will treasure them forever. Susan made the children feel totally relaxed and at ease, they loved every minute of the shoot and had lots of fun. We have had professional shoots before but they have been nothing like this and it shows in what she has produced. Thank you Susan
Marian Bavington
Marian Bavington
12:35 04 Mar 17
We had great experience with Susan. The shoot place were primrose hill. Her arrangements were perfect. Especially, she instructed us just right position and took us with sunlight filtering through the trees ingeniously. Our sons really enjoyed the photo shooting. The photos are so good and much exceeded our expectations. The photos and the experience are our precious memories in London !
Junya Hosaka
Junya Hosaka
15:27 18 Nov 17
Its a pleasure working with Susan. Our exchanges before the shoot were great - I knew exactly what to expect and we got good advice on location and what to wear. The shoot went very smoothly, and Susan was able to capture fabulous shots, ticking off everything on my wish list. She was flexible and worked well with my two-year old daughter, dog, and husband - who does not like posing for the camera! I cant wait to work with her again.
Nadia Strone
Nadia Strone
10:19 22 Nov 17
Susan is the perfect photographer to create beautiful memories of your family! We truly love her pictures, full of personality and love. We also enjoyed very much the shoot at her studio. She is simply professional and highly recommendable! We look forward for our next shoot with her!
Anna Maggioli
Anna Maggioli
16:20 14 Dec 17
Once again, we had such an amazing experience. Susan has a great personality and a spot on eye, able to improvise at any minute while we were outdoors. My daughter felt relaxed and happy and so did we. The pictures were fabulous and that is why I keep coming back to Susan for more and more photo sessions. I would recommend Susan to anyone who would want long lasting, quality memories.Thank you Susan, you've been brilliant again! xx
Eliza Moldovan
Eliza Moldovan
10:24 17 Sep 17
We had lovely photo section with Susan, Susan was friendly and helpful. The images taken with Holland park in Autumn were gorgeous ! They are even better than I was imagined. Thank you so much Susan !
Kelly Wu
Kelly Wu
00:30 30 Nov 17
I really enjoyed my maternity photo session with Susan last weekend. She is warm, friendly and immediately made us feel comfortable. I wasn't really sure what I wanted, other than for us to capture 'the bump', but I love the varied, beautifully lit images she has produced. I'm happy we'll have these to look back on and remember this time. Definitely recommended!
Steph
Steph
17:12 15 Sep 17
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