Newborn Baby Photography
On inquiring I’ll send you an information pack with information about the session, what to expect, how you can prepare for the day and ensure you make the most of your portrait session. A Booking Fee of £75 is required to secure your booking.
Please note that for a Newborn Baby Session, baby needs to be less than 6 weeks old, but for the best results the session is best done within the first 3-10 days after baby is born. That way I can ensure we get lovely sleepy poses (thereafter they disturb more easily and the session may take longer or some poses may no longer be possible). Please contact us as soon as possible after your 20 week scan to book your newborn baby portrait session. It is usually booked for approximately 5 days after your due date but then contact us once baby is born to confirm the exact date and time for this session. If however your baby is due fairly soon or already born feel free to call me, I may be able to fit a session in for you.
The session will take place in your own home. This means you can get those special images even if you don’t feel up to venturing out just yet. This is especially beneficial to new mummies who may have had a c-section.
We’ll go at baby’s pace stopping regularly for top up feeds, nappy changes and cuddles, and it may take between 2 to 4 hours to create beautiful images of your newborn baby. It would usually include sleepy poses (with or without props), tiny new details as well as some family portraits towards the end of the session. If you’d like (or prefer) we will also include some lifestyle type images of baby with special toys, in their nursery etc.
After the session, we arrange either a private viewing, or your images will be hosted on a secure web gallery.
Please note that the session fee does not include any prints or digital images and all lifestyle products are purchased separately.
To see some of my recent newborn baby portrait photography sessions, please click here.
First 48 (also known as Fresh 48) is an exciting new service from Hazel du Preez Photography where we’ll come to you in the hospital as a guest and photograph you and your new baby within the first 24-48 hours of your baby’s life – it’s pure innocence. It documents all baby’s firsts in a lifestyle / photojournalism style. It doesn’t replace a newborn photography session as there’s no posing, props etc. but concentrates on all the fresh teeny little details, those fleeting hours as you fall in love and your bond grows with your newest little family member. It is super special! These start from £200. Please get in touch before baby is born to provisionally chat about a booking and/or send us a message when your labour has begun so as to give us a little bit of notice to be able to accommodate your session and/or give us a call asap once baby has arrived. Hospitals we are able to provide coverage at is Epsom Hospital, St Heliers, Kingston and St George’s Hospital. We look forward to documenting those first few hours for you.
Baby’s First Year
The perfect gift for expectant parents! This includes three portrait sessions during baby’s first year, starting soon after baby’s arrival. It also includes a complimentary maternity session as well as 20 personalised birth cards and £100 print/product credit.
Lifestyle products are purchased separately and include prints (starting from £20 for a 6×4” print mounted ready to frame as 8×6”/high-resolution digital images from £35 each or up to 10 digital images at £250), frames, canvasses and albums. A DVD video of the images from your portrait session put to music of your choice and ideal for viewing at home is also available.
The Premium Digital Collection
This includes a newborn baby Portrait Session (as per above), all the images from your portrait session (between 30 to 50 retouched high-resolution digital images) presented on USB with a copyright license for family and friends to be able to print their favourites, presented in a luxury presentation box with a 5×7.5” print of each image.
Bespoke Collections are also available upon request.
Please contact us for more details or to secure your booking.