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What to Expect: Newborn Photoshoot with Emma Staples Photography

Congratulations on your new arrival!

Thank you for considering me to capture this very special moment with your family.

There are many different styles within newborn photography, and it’s important that you find a photographer that you connect with and can deliver the images you want ♡

My style is very natural – I don’t use lots of props and swaddles, or many stylized poses. I want the baby to be the star and show off all those glorious newborn details!

I’m an ‘on-location’ photographer, so I would come to you, at a time that is best for you and your baby. I offer two types of newborn sessions: POSED and LIFESTYLE.


-This needs to be done within the first 2 weeks when the baby is sleepy.

-It’s a longer shoot – around 4 hours, to allow for feeding, cuddles and poo breaks!

-I will come and set up a little background from blankets, usually in your living room or bedroom, to create a neutral backdrop. The baby will need to be in a deep sleep to get those posed, sleepy baby shots.

-This shoot also includes sibling and family shots.


-This can be done anytime with in the first month as it isn’t imperative that baby is asleep or in a deep sleep.

-It’s a shorter shoot – 1.5 hours. Which is a great option of you can’t face the thought of a long shoot!

-I don’t set up any backdrops, it will all take place with your home as the background. In whatever rooms you choose / have the best light. It’s a more casual shoot and is great for capturing a more natural style.

-This shoot also includes sibling and family shots.

Whichever style of shoot you choose, you will get beautiful baby close ups: little tiny toes and fingers, or cute squashy lips! My macro lens is perfect for capturing these details. I also love bare skin - oooh hello little baby rolls! But I appreciate not everyone wants their babies undressed so I have a small wardrobe that I can bring with me: knitted leggings, rompers and dungarees that photograph so well.

Clients often tell me they love how natural my poses feel and come across in the photos. And I want you to look back on your photos and be reminded of these precious early moments; how they used to sleep on their back with hands up by their ears, or their squashy button nose, or how tiny their toes were.

My job is all about capturing this special moment in time with your new baby. It is up to you whether you want the session to focus solely on your newborn, or a mix of family and newborn shots. I recommend that you have at least a couple of images of you / you and your family with your baby – I promise you will thank me in future years!


I have different packages for newborns, including Newborn Posed, Newborn Lifestyle, Maternity & Newborn Combo, and Newborn Deluxe (which is shot half in the hospital with a Fresh 48 session and half at home). You can find out more details under PACKAGES

And please don’t worry if your baby has milk spots or flaky skin … i can remove this in Photoshop.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to get in TOUCH. I would love to hear from you :)

Love, Emma X

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