newborn photography

Newborn Photography & Films

Natural & elegant newborn portraits and films
in Hampshire, Berkshire & London

So you’re expecting a baby, or perhaps they have arrived already. Congratulations! These are exciting and emotional times. A newborn photography session is a perfect way to remember these unique moments in your family’s life, so that the memories never fade.

I am a professional newborn photographer with over fifteen years’ experience in creating natural and timeless portraits of babies in my studio in Basingstoke, or  in their homes in Greater and Central London, Winchester, Reading, Newbury and their surrounding villages.

Let me create a timeless collection of premium newborn portraits to freeze time, and start creating your new family’s legacy.

Natural newborn photography looks like this.

As a baby-led newborn photographer, my philosophy for photographing babies is quite straightforward: we keep it simple, easy and comfortable for everyone, especially your baby. I call it, the “no-stress” way.

My newborn photoshoots flow organically and are perfectly tailored around your little one.

It all starts with making sure they’re happy: a full belly, a dry nappy, a warm room and cosy clothing (or a super soft wrap!).

They may be taking a nap, or taking in the sights and sounds – it’s all good. Wide awake baby images are always big favourites – you’ll be amazed at how much personality they already have even so early on. And once they’re asleep, we’ll go in for those adorable, sleepy baby shots

Whenever possible, I use natural light for my newborn photography, because of the intimate and soulful results it produces. Using window light is also more discreet, and it doesn’t disrupt the natural flow of our session.

Staging and props are minimal: whether at home or in the studio, I will provide a collection of neutral coloured blankets, wraps and wardrobe pieces for baby and Mum.

I don’t do strict posing, because your baby already has all the best moves!  Once we’ve settled them, I’ll observe and capture them as they get cosy in their space. 

The way they curl their lips, move their tiny fingers across their face, stretch their arms and legs – that’s the best posing you can get!

Are natural baby photos your style, too?

Your family and newborn photography

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A newborn photo session is not just about your baby. The whole family is part of that story, and that’s why the family connection takes such a center stage at every shoot.

Whether it is just the three of you, or there are already other children in the family, it’s important for everyone to be in the picture.  Looking back on these precious images some day, everyone in your little unit will be happy to have been captured and represented at such a monumental time in the history of your family.

For this reason, we will spend all the time it takes to capture lots of beautiful portrait combinations like mum and baby, dad and baby, each of the parents with all the children – and of course, the ever-popular baby and sibling(s) shot (which can be tricky to capture at times, but I have many tricks up my sleeve!)

The result? A rich and varied newborn gallery, featuring a big selection of family images, and more than a few big moments to make your heart melt.

newborn photography testimonial

Cristina is absolutely incredible! She captured my little one’s personality perfectly even at 6 days old. She was like a baby whisperer in the way she completely won over my baby son during his newborn shoot. She also made me as a new mum, low on sleep and aching everywhere, very comfortable and happy. We were so taken with her work we asked her for another session again a few months later. My sister and brother also got her to photograph their newborns afterwards!

Sarah A., North London

What is the cost of a newborn photo session?

My Lifetime newborn photo sessions are charged in two parts: the session fee, and the images, which you can purchase in many art and digital formats.

The Lifetime session fee is payable upon booking, to hold your date. It covers:

  • a pre-session appointment in the studio or on the phone;
  • a 3-4 hour newborn photo session in my studio or in your home;
  • full artistic editing of your proofs;
  • a Reveal appointment after the session.

Session fees are location dependent, and start at £250 for a midweek photo session.

Film add-ons are available and start at £250 for a 2-minute video collection of moments from your photoshoot.

 

The images (including digital copies) are purchased separately after your session.

You will be able to select your favourite portraits at our Reveal appointment.

Whether you’re looking for a beautiful hand-made album, a collection of fine art framed prints or a digital image collection, there will be plenty of options to choose from. I am always on hand to advise on the best combinations, while staying on budget.

On average, clients invest between £800 and £5,000 on a variety of premium display products.

When to book your newborn photoshoot?

when to book newborn session

The ideal time to get in touch is right after your 20-week scan.

If you are looking for those super cute sleepy, curled up shots, the perfect window to for a newborn photoshoot is at 7-10 days old, when babies are still sleeping many hours a day

We will pencil in your photo shoot seven days after your due date. As babies rarely arrive on schedule, we’ll move your booking date forward or back to accommodate their actual birthday.  

If your baby has already arrived, please get in touch anyway! My diary is quite fluid and I am occasionally able to fit in newborn sessions at short notice..

Can you photograph newborn older than two weeks?

Please don’t feel that you have missed outolder newborn sessions are every bit as magical and rewarding as very early ones!

Sessions with newborn babies between 4 weeks and 8 weeks of age are really great. Sure, there may be fewer opportunities for sleepy shots, but there will be more of other, just as exciting milestones to capture.

Here’s what you can expect from an older newborn photoshoot

  • More awake shots and plenty of eye contact;
  • Interaction with Mum and Dad; 
  • Lots of personality and a big range of expressions; 
  • Early smiles!

 

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We have had our three children photographed as babies by Cristina. She has a natural way with babies to make them calm and sleepy, I often think of Cristina as the ‘baby whisperer’. She did an amazing job of making sure our babies were happy and content, so that she could photograph them. She was very patient and allowed for breaks for the children and for us too. The tea and coffee and nibbles kept us refueled and the results were breathtaking and we couldn’t be happier. Indeed, capturing our children at such a young age was the best money we have ever spent.

Christina H., Cowes, Isle of Wight

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