Manchester Baby Photography
Welcome to Manchester’s leading newborn photography studio. The studio has been converted from a beautiful Mill building to a warm and comfortable photography studio for the past 12 years. I am full insured and fully trained in newborn photography.
What age is best:
Manchester Baby Photography – The best age to capture your baby in those amazing curly baby poses is within the first three weeks. All babies are different and not all babies will go into all poses and not all babies will sleep. I am lead completely by what the baby wants to do. I will only do poses that they are happy letting me do.
Some of the poses are what we call ‘composite’ photos which is when we use photoshop and put two photos together. The safety of your baby is my priority during your baby photography session and I will not do anything that they don’t like or is risky:) I can get all the beautiful shots we need very safely. There may be time when I may need you to help by sitting with your hand on your baby or very close by and then I can edit the shot later.
Many of these shots are done when your baby is asleep and settled which is one reason why the age of the baby matters. Before 3 weeks they sleep a lot (well during the day they do!)
Photographs with siblings and mum and dad are included in the shoot so if you would like them please let me know.
I don’t have an assistant with me so I may ask for your help in positioning or soothing during the session:)
Babies have growth spurts so don’t panic if they need more milk on the day of their session. You can have a look at what growth spurts you can expect here
How to prepare and what to bring?
Before your baby photography session I advise that your baby is kept awake for about an hour before your shoot but in reality this is very hard to do so relax and if you can then try but don’t worry about it:). Once you arrive I will undress the baby and wrap them in a warm blanket. At this point you can feed your baby if they need feeding. This will then hopefully be very settled and stay asleep for a while. What I do tell my clients though is not to stress out about getting baby to sleep. If the baby is awake for a while we can get some lovely shots with their eyes wide open. I personally think its nice to have a variety of shots asleep and awake if possible.
How long will the session last?
The baby photography sessions can last for up to 2 hours. This is so we can take plenty of breaks so bring snacks and magazines if you like and most of all relax. Make sure you have plenty of milk for the baby in case they need a few feeds along the way. Babies are unpredictable and it really doesn’t matter if they don’t sleep a lot – just relax.
This is custom baby photography so it is tailored around you. You can bring a favourite toy, a piece of jewellry or the newspaper from babies date of birth to the session and we can incorporate it in.
If your baby has a dummy then bring that if it helps sooth them. If they don;t normally use a dummy but you are happy to use one just for the session then that is great.
My newborn photography studio is based near Manchester and I cover all areas including Manchester, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and West Yorkshire. I have a beautiful large studio with a specific room designed specifically for newborn photography sessions. The toilet facilities are on the same floor and there is a kitchen with a kettle or microwave if needed.
I keep it nice and comfortable for my newborns. There is a little heater that I have in my Studio. This is so we can keep the area the baby is in nice and warm. It can mean the whole room gets very warm so make sure you wear light clothes or layers so you feel comfortable.
It’s not a subject that people want to talk about but babies poo:) As the baby is naked for most of the session it is inevitable that they will have little accidents. This is absolutely fine and it is more of a shock when it doesn’t happen so don’t be shocked or worried. Everything can go in the wash!
Clothes & Artwork
The best colour of clothes to wear if you are wanting to be included in the photographs are plain. Neutral colours so black, white and browns are good and no logos if possible. It is always ideal to bring a few changes. This is in case the baby has an accident or just to have a variety of shots.
I offer the option of digital and printed artwork. I will forward a price list of everything I offer over to you but there is no pressure. If you decide to purchase the USB stick with the images on this comes with all printing rights. This enables you to get them printed where you want to.
What Happens after the session
Before you leave I will book you in an appointment to come back to the studio to view your images. At this viewing session I will show you a slideshow of all your edited images. Then go through my price list with you, showing you all the products. There is no hard sell at my studio. My aim is to create beautiful portraits that you will love forever. So it is entirely up to you how you choose to purchase them.
Newborn Photographer Manchester
Manchester Baby Photography
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