One of our absolute favourite times for great baby photography!
Our sitter sessions typically take place when baby is between 6-9 months, More specifically, these are when baby can sit up unaided, but before he or she is able to crawl.
This allows us to capture a fantastic range of expressions and a whole variety of photos for you.
Having piled on a few scrummy pounds, a sitter session captures the most gorgeous photos: full of life, love and laughs from a baby discovering a whole new world every day!
We've added a brand new selection of gorgeous new backdrops to choose from for 2022 - which means for both our sitter portraits and cake smash portraits, you can now select your favourite backdrop & colour theme so we can take the perfect baby portraits for you.
Selecting your background and colours in advance also means you'll be able to choose the perfect outfit to match the backdrop we'll be using for your baby portrait session.
Take a look at the example images below, to see some of the different background we have available for your baby portraits or cake smash portraits. You can choose any one you like, at no extra charge.
In addition to the special portrait backgrounds shown below, we also have a number of different seamless background papers, plus a range of textured fabric backgrounds in a variety of colours to customise your baby portraits for the very best results.
A few of the most common questions answered...
When should we arrange a sitter session?
For the best sitter session type baby portraits, we recommend arranging your photo shoot for when baby is around 6 to 9 months old. More specifically, the best sitter portraits take place when baby is able to sit up unaided, but before he or she is able to crawl.
How long will my baby portraits take?
All our baby portrait sessions are kept relatively short, because we know all babies have a relatively short attention span. Most baby portraits take up to one hour at most.
Can we include a few parent shots?
Yes, this is no problem - we're happy to include a few family portraits if you'd like to.
Do I need to bring props or anything special?
Our sitter portraits are kept relatively simple, but we do use a few props on occasion. If you have a particular prop or toy you would like to bring, that's no problem - but there's no need unless you want to.
What about clothing?
We recommend bringing a selection of outfits you love for your baby, so we have a few options to choose from during your session. We'll send you more advice about this after your booking is confirmed.
How many portraits will I get?
We shoot plenty of images during the session and edit the very best ones to show you. Our collections include sets of 5, 10 or ALL (min20) images, and can include both prints and digital copies, or just digital images on their own. We also have a complete range of frames, canvas, wall art and other products available if required.
Our sitter portraits are perfect for all babies who are able to sit up on their own - and ideally are not yet able to crawl away quickly!
If your baby is already on the move it's still possible to get some beautiful baby portraits for you - we may just need to work a bit harder, and ask for your help in popping your little one back in the right spot of the studio for us!
Our baby portrait photoshoots are lots of fun - a bit chaotic, somewhat unpredictable, and sometimes a little challenging... but always fun, and resulting in a set of beautiful baby portraits that we know you will love.
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.
Baby Shoots Photography