We provide the best quality fine art newborn photography from our cosy home studio in Copthorne, West Sussex.
We offer options to book either a single session or you can select our superb value baby plan (details below).
With both Karen and Rob working together to ensure the complete safety of your baby, our primary focus is always safety and quality.
We accept a strictly limited number of bookings each month, so we can create a bespoke gallery of top quality images worthy of hanging on any wall.
Our bespoke products are the superb quality. All print products are archival quality to last for decades without fading, and our digital files are full-size printable images (not small resized files offered by some).
We recommend securing the booking for your newborn photography well before your new baby arrives if at all possible. We now only shoot a maximum of one studio session per day (to allow for additional cleaning and sanitizing between sessions) so our overall capacity is less than before.
The ideal time for newborn photography is just 5-7 days after baby is born - or under two weeks if that's not possible.
During the first two weeks, newborns are most sleepy and happy to be posed in the super-cute poses you'll see on our website... but very soon after, they become more alert and much more difficult to pose.
It's also common for new babies to develop minor temporary skin complaints at around 2 weeks old - so it's a great idea to get your newborn portraits scheduled for sooner rather than later.
We accept a maximum of 10 newborn bookings for each month, with only one shoot (max) per day. This allows us to allocate the extensive time we need to edit and retouch every session to our very high standards.
However, this also means we may be unable to schedule a new appointment at short notice unless already booked into our system - so we recommend booking early if your newborn photography is important to you.
This is no problem. Once you've booked a session with us, we'll give you a link to our online booking system so you can choose the perfect date for your newborn session as soon as your baby is born - so regardless of whether he or she arrives early, late, or right on time, you can choose the perfect date for your newborn session.
Our newborn portrait sessions are very calm and relaxed. Because we are often the first trip out for Mum and new baby, we do all we can to make everything as easy as possible for you.
We can usually get all the images we need within around 1-2 hours, but we allow up to 4 hours for newborn portraits in case baby needs extra time for feeding and comforting on the day. All you need to do is enjoy the warmth of the studio as you watch us create a gallery of amazing newborn portraits right in front of you!
All props and accessories are included at no extra charge so we can style the perfect newborn shoot for you, and we're happy to include a few family portraits with your new baby - although this is by no means compulsory.
A few of the most common questions answered...
What’s the ideal age for best newborn photography?
The perfect age for the best newborn photography is between 5-7 days old – or no later than 2 weeks old if you are unable to visit sooner.
What if my baby arrives early or late
No problem: when you book with us, we’ll send you a link to our online calendar so you can book the perfect session date as soon as baby arrives!
My baby is already born – Am I too late?
If your baby is already born please contact us as soon as possible. We can't promise to fit you in at short notice, but we'll check our schedule and let you know as soon as possible.
If your baby is already 2 weeks old, your session may include simpler poses and more dressed or wrapped images.
How long do newborn portraits take?
A newborn session usually lasts between 1-2 hours... but we allow up to 4hrs in case baby needs extra time for comforting on the day.
How many pictures are included?
Your photoshoot session fee pays for our time and talent to take a set of beautiful images for you, but no images or products are included in the session fee. We recommend adding your choice from one of our collections, which include both digital and printed images.
Can I buy just digitals?
Yes, you can buy just digitals if you want to - thought we thoroughly recommend our printed products! All digital sales include high resolution (full size) digital images and also include a complimentary set of web-sized digital copies to match.
Can we add parent or sibling photos
Yes. Although we concentrate mostly on just baby, we can also include a few parent/family portraits too.
Do you offer newborn portraits on location?
Unfortunately, we don't offer newborn portraits on location. Because we use a large number of props, accessories and equipment to style and shoot your newborn portraits, it would be impossible to achieve the same quality we provide, on location.
We feel the consistent quality of our work is of the utmost importance, so all newborn portraits are conducted in our studio where we have everything we need to create the very best newborn portraits for you.
We've welcomed customers from as far afield as Dubai and even India, but most of our clients come from across the south of England.
Our clients are from all walks of life, and what they all have in common is a desire to invest in capturing the most precious fleeting moments of their baby's first days with a gallery of the best newborn portraits possible.
Our customers appreciate the superb quality of the products we provide, knowing their newborn portraits are a once in a lifetime event that can never be repeated,
Our images are created to last a lifetime: not just to post a few snaps on facebook (although you can of course do that too)!
If your baby is already born, then time is of the essence and we suggest contacting us to book your newborn session as soon as possible...
If your baby is not yet born and you'd prefer to visit our studio in person before booking, we're happy to arrange a short no-obligation consultation for you... just contact us and let us know you'd like to arrange a consultation before booking.
Karen & Rob. x
Location and areas of coverage:
West Sussex baby photographers providing award-winning fine art newborn photography and luxury baby portraiture in Sussex, Surrey and the south.
Our nearest towns include Crawley, East Grinstead, Horley, Horsham, Redhill, Reigate, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Burgess Hill and Brighton.
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