Why book a newborn photography session?
The first couple of weeks of your new baby’s life at home will be a blur, and over before you know it. Your newborn’s appearance will change almost daily at this stage in his or her life, and that’s why so many parents’ feel it’s very important to commemorate this special time with photos. Many parents have shared their regret of not getting professional newborn photos of their baby after the fact, when it’s too late and all they have left are some blurry iphone snaps. Once these fleeting moments are gone, there’s no getting them back!
Why book with Rhiannon Neale Photography?
I take a relaxed approach to newborn photography, with a natural, contemporary style. Whether you book your session in my cozy Glasgow photography studio, in your own home, or in your favourite outdoor location, my patient, calm personality and experience working with newborn babies ensures a comfortable and relaxed experience both for you and your baby. With over a decade of experience as a professional photographer in Glasgow and a reputation for putting even the most shy of clients’ at ease, rest assured you are in good hands!
What is a baby led newborn photography session?
Baby led newborn photo shoots are just that: a photography session led by the natural movements, interactions and positions of your baby. Instead of manipulating your baby into unnatural, uncomfortable poses, he or she is allowed to relax into their surroundings as they naturally would. As a natural newborn photographer, my goal is to capture these real life movements and interactions between your baby and the world around them. Newborn sessions are best done in the first two weeks of your baby’s life, and if you’re hoping for sleeping shots the first ten days is ideal.
What is a lifestyle newborn photography session?
As a lifestyle newborn photographer in Glasgow, I offer newborn photography sessions in the comfort of your own home. This allows me to capture the natural, genuine interactions between you and your baby (and your other children and pets too!) in your own surroundings. Lifestyle photography sessions are very relaxed and mostly candid- with very minimal posing and instead a focus on documenting the real moments of your first days with your newest family member. Lifestyle newborn sessions don’t need to be done in the first two weeks, these can be booked for anytime but I would recommend booking yours before your baby reaches one month old to capture that “newborn” stage.
How long does a newborn session last?
Newborn sessions are comfortable and relaxed, with no strict time restrictions or rigid schedules. Feeding and cuddle breaks are encouraged throughout the session; a happy, relaxed baby makes for beautiful photos and a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved. I always keep tea and fresh baking on hand in case mum and dad need a snack break too!
Studio newborn sessions are usually 2-3 hours, but can last a little longer if your baby needs more time to settle. Lifestyle sessions typically last about 2 hours. Session times vary dependant on the baby, size of your family and what kind of a day your wee one is having. Babies are unpredictable, and as such there is no charge if your session runs longer than planned.
Can our other children be involved in the session? How about our pet?
Absolutely, this is encouraged! Siblings are more than welcome to participate in the shoot, and I always suggest at least a few photos with mums and dads too. The majority of the session will focus on your newborn, but we will save some time for sibling and family photos as well. Pets are encouraged to take part in lifestyle sessions too- after all, they are part of the family!
What happens if my baby just won’t cooperate?
If your newborn is having a tough day, or just won’t settle, we can rearrange your newborn photo shoot at no cost to you. Whether you phone the morning of because your wee one had a rough night, or arrive at my Glasgow photography studio only to find that your baby just isn’t in the mood, there is no point pushing them for photos when they aren’t feeling 100%. This is a policy I have always offered, as babies are unpredictable and our session won’t produce great results if the baby or their parents are stressed.
How much will my newborn photography session cost?
My studio newborn photography session is £300 for a digital only package, with options to add on wall products, prints and fine art albums & photobooks. There are no hidden charges or fees and printing rights to your digital images are also included in your package price.
My lifestyle newborn photography session is £250 for a digital only package, with options to add on wall products, prints and fine art albums & photobooks. There are no hidden charges or fees and printing rights to your digital images are also included in your package price.
Do you offer a first year photo package?
My first year photo package includes a newborn session, six month (sitter) session, and first birthday cake smash session at a discounted rate. For more info, please get in touch!
Do you offer pregnancy photo shoots?
Maternity photography sessions are available as a stand alone session, or as part of a two-session bump to baby package (includes maternity and newborn session at a discounted rate). For more info, please get in touch!
What areas do you cover for newborn photography in Scotland?
I offer the following services for natural newborn photography:
How do I book a newborn photography session?
If you’re looking for a professional newborn photographer in Glasgow, Ayrshire or Lanarkshire, you’ve come to the right place! Sessions are offered in my Glasgow photography studio or in the comfort of your own home. Newborn photo shoots are available to book up to six months in advance and tend to book up quickly (especially in the summer months) so please get in touch to reserve your date today!