Congratulations, your amazing new baby will shortly be arriving. Within the precious first 3 to 10 days is the perfect time to capture some beautiful baby portraits. During this time your baby will still curl into the foetal position creating natural, cute photographs. Babies grow up incredibly fast and with our photography we aim to capture the tiny fingers and toes and sweet sleeping expressions of those very early days.
Our newborn photography photo shoots are designed to provide you with beautiful and modern photographs, perfect for printing and displaying as wall art in your home. Our newborn sessions are relaxed and your baby will dictate the schedule. We're more than happy to sit and chat until your little star is ready to continue. We allow around 2 hours for the session to leave plenty of time for feeds and cuddles as needed. For mum and dad it's a chance to sit down with a tea or coffee and have a break whilst we focus on your baby.
Our newborn photography sessions are priced from £65 which includes one high-resolution digital download.
Our complete package includes your session, all images on DVD and a print package for £200.
What is included in the price?
The price above includes our time and talent as photographers as well as the time to process the images. A few weeks after your session you will be able to preview all of your final photographs. We also include a sneak peek of one of the images on our Facebook page a few days after the session as well as a digital download of your choice.
When should we book?
We recommend booking sooner rather than later (normally by your 20 week scan) to allow us to pencil your due date into our diary. We understand that babies rarely come on their due date so we use this as a rough guide to ensure we have availability. Once your baby has arrived we ask that you call us and we can confirm a date for the photo shoot at that point.
Where will the shoot take place?
Your newborn photoshoot will take place in our home studio in Eastbourne, East Sussex. We have a range of blankets and props to allow us to capture a range of images for you to treasure. It is also a nice time for you to sit down, have a cup of tea or coffee and relax whilst we carry out the session. We've had new parents nearly drift off to sleep as we keep the studio space warm and cozy for your little one!
What do we need?
We try to make sure that we have most of what you need so you can concentrate on enjoying your new arrival. We supply a variety of props for the shoot, including a large secure bean bag to lay your baby on, a small basket for your baby to lie in, soft blankets and some soft toys. You can choose what props you would like used and can also provide any of your own if you wish.
What should my baby wear?
This is completely up to you however we usually suggest we start with a few outfits and hats of your choice. During some of our favourite simple poses just a nappy is fine as we use blankets to cover your baby. Towards the end of the shoot we recommend a few of your baby being completely natural, to really capture the newborn look.
What to do before coming to your session.
For best results we recommend that you try to keep your baby awake as long as possible before the session starts which we appreciate is not always an easy task! We suggest you feed your baby just before heading to your session or just after arriving which will hopefully settle them into a deep sleep. Dress your baby in loose, easy to remove clothing which make changing and undressing them easier with less chance of disturbance.
What retouching do you do?
We will professionally edit each photograph individually to balance colour and detail and can also retouch any marks or blemishes using subtle techniques.
What if our baby doesn’t settle?
We appreciate that just because we’re ready for taking photos doesn’t mean your newborn will be! We are really good at being patient and waiting to capture your baby looking their best. If your little one doesn’t settle we are happy to try to reschedule on a mutually agreeable date.
When do we pay?
Once you know your due date we will make a note in our diary and discuss potential dates that are currently avaiable. After you've had your baby we recommend letting us know as soon as possible so we can confirm final availability and take your booking fee to secure it. This is unfortunately not refundable but as long as we have 48 hours notice we will always endeavour to reschedule as long as we have availability.
What is a viewing session?
We offer a complete photography experience and will present your final photographs to you. You can then select any that you would like to order.
The photos are absolutely beautiful and amazing. There is no way I could have imagined how great the pictures of our new baby daughter would turn out. On the day of the shoot there was much wriggling, feeding and baby changing however we never felt like a burden and were encouraged to take breaks if needed. We tried to narrow down the pictures to a few favourites but found this impossible. There are simply too many perfect shots capturing our baby girl in the most beautiful of poses. Your patience and professional attitude is highly commendable and we will be coming back again for future family shoots.Nikki and Damien
We have now had 2 photo shoots with Steve & Rhiannon (pictures of us & now a baby bump shoot) and both were amazing. Not only great pictures, but we really enjoyed having them done as we were made to feel so relaxed and we had genuine smiles form having such a great time. Thankyou! You were so amazing with her I just got to sit back with a cuppa. We would highly recommend diamond photography!!!!Hazel and Martyn
Really please with the pictures taken of our daughter. Very calming surrounding. Would highly recommend Rhiannon and Steve. We will be using them again for more family pictures.Lorna and Eddie
Thank you SO much for the fantastic photographs of Daniel in his first baby shoot!!! You managed to keep him so relaxed and comfortable throughout.Trish and Rob