Newborn photography in Essex
I am a trained, and highly experienced safe and professional Essex newborn photographer residing on the Essex/Suffolk border in the beautiful village of Polstead Heath. I’m lucky to have a beautiful dedicated home studio offering newborn shoots, child and family photoshoots. I’ve always been a photographer – for over 25 years. The last 9-10 years I have concentrated on beautiful sweet newborn baby photography and have trained so that I can offer beautiful images whilst keeping your baby safe and comfortable. Safety is the priority in my studio. You can be sure if you book a newborn photoshoot with me, baby comes first. I explain before the photo session my methods of working and ensure you are comfortable to ask questions. I never force baby into unsafe positions, the images are always picked by you beforehand so if you want a simple session posed in natural positions then that’s what we do. If you decide you want a more styled set of images using props or composites (some newborn images are safely done by hands being in place on baby and the image merged together, or mainly taken on the beanbag and edited into props to ensure we don’t pull the baby around too much). If you want something unique, I can create anything. I have many Harry Potter, Toy Story, Aladdin and fairytale images in my portfolio. Whilst I have a huge amount of digital backdrops. I also can make totally bespoke images for you and my questionnaire that you fill in after booking ensures I get to know you and what you want from the shoot.
I offer transparent pricing with no hidden extras. You are sent my full price list before booking in for a session. I don’t do a hard sell either. There is a huge collection of newborn props, hats, headbands, soft ethically sourced materials.
Beautiful baby photos near you!
If you live a bit too far from my studio, have small children and would be happier at home, or maybe you’ve had a caesarian and can’t drive. Don’t worry, I frequently travel to clients homes across Suffolk and Essex. If you are further than 40 minutes travelling from Polstead Heath, I charge a small travel fee but will quote in advance. At home newborn shoots are sometimes easier if you have other children as they can sit and play until we are ready if they are to be included in the photos.
Newborn photoshoots – how they work
A newborn photoshoot can last 2-4 hours, this is to ensure your baby has time to feed and is content, every baby is different, and feeding patterns can take time to establish. What you don’t want is to sit watching your baby being moved around and unsettled and this is where experience in handling babies, and settling them comes in to play. I have photographed hundreds of babies over the years as well as being Mum to 3, I will reschedule a session in the rare event that baby is not settling at no cost. Upon booking your newborn portrait session, you are sent a link to an extensive gallery of baby photos where you can pick the type of images you like, if booked in advance props can also be ordered to create a truly bespoke experience. You are asked to fill in a questionnaire detailing your likes for colours, family photos and if you require sibling images, alongside receiving a contract detailing the service Liz will provide for you. An online private password protected gallery is sent to you and generally images are complete in 2-3 weeks. The majority of the work goes into the editing of your images.
I only ever share images if given permission to do so. You can rest assured if you want your images to remain private they are safely stored in GDPR compliant password protected systems.