Newborn Photography Sessions

Lots of photographers do things differently, so this blog helps to tell you about newborn photography as a style, how we do it, and why we think that's best.

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So to start - what's included?

We offer packages. Three, to be precise. Each includes the full session fee and a number of prints and some digital files. Many photographers charge a single price as the Newborn Photography Session, but it doesn't include any of the photos. It's a perfectly accepted way of operating, and very popular. We choose packages so that parents understand exactly what they're paying and what they're getting before they walk in, with no surprises. Of course, you can always upgrade to a package with more digitals or prints, or buy extras on their own after the session.

Can anyone be a newborn photographer?

Sadly, yes. The UK does not have any authority or body to regulate newborn photography. Even worse, there are misleading organisations - their logo gets put on websites and cards making them look official due to this membership, but there are no joining requirements. Just a fee. The organisation can be a valuable tool, and provide a community for like minded professionals, but it doesn't provide any assurance for you.

It is worth looking out for things like The Guild of Photographers accreditation and awards. Being a member and winning awards requires ability and is professionally judged. It is not specific to newborn photography but will show you the photographer is most likely a professional.

Does that matter? Can't anyone do it?

Working with newborns is always a risk - with no training or expertise, you're manipulating a delicate newborn body! Roz's training includes a huge range of positions, poses and newborn handling. Babies don't always want to lay still in pretty poses, so working with them can be difficult! Having a camera does not qualify someone to do this work.

It's worryingly simple to look official, but you can't fake the session. Without proper training, there are actual photographers out there forcing newborns into positions they can't manage. They will most likely be cheaper, yes - but no discount is worth that risk.

Why Roz?

"In 2013 when I first started photographing my babies, I was unhappy with the way my pictures looked; baby looked uncomfortable and somewhat startled. My idea of a newborn baby picture should not be awkward looking but settled, comfortable! I was inspired by Tracy Willis' work and liked the way she worked her magic. Her images were incredible. I then researched further training, then attended her newborn safety training, and from that took other courses with several photographers to learn flow and posing (amazing friends and photographers Hannah Evans, Charlotte Maddison and Sujata Setia) - adding to what I'd already learnt. I have 5 children and not planning to have more, so being able to work with babies is incredible. But there's an innocence in newborns - a blank canvas, which means despite the props and the outfits, what I capture is this brand new character, without any attitude, distractions or desires in their life"

How is it done?

First, it's important to know that most images are composites. This means that Roz may take a photo with a hand supporting the babies head from the top and another from the side. These photos are then photoshopped together to remove the helping hands. These complicated techniques keep the newborn safe at all times, whilst getting brilliant photos.

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Of course, all the talent and technique in the world play second place to the patience required. We usually suggest 2-4 hours for a newborn shoot, waiting for the baby to settle often takes more time than the photography. But as most mothers learn early - newborns cannot be rushed!


This hopefully gives you lots of information to help you choose your newborn photographer. Naturally, we hope the information we've shared, along with the examples and testimonials below, will lead you to pick us! But whoever you pick, ensure they're genuine and trained to keep your baby safe at all times.




  • One £175

    One £175

    Includes

    • Full Session Fee
    • 3 Digital Images
    • Two 6"x4" Prints

    £175

  • Two £275

    Two £275

    Includes

    • Full Session Fee
    • 10 Digital Images (on USB)
    • Ten 7"x5" Prints
    • 16"x20" Canvas

    £275

  • Three £375

    Three £375

    Includes

    • Full Session Fee
    • All Digital Images (on USB)
    • Ten 7"x5" Prints
    • Five 10"x8" Prints

    £375

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Newborn shoot
  · 29.08.17
Roisin photographed my daughter at 15days old and I can honestly say that from the beginning to the end of our experience, I can only praise her extremely professional service. My daughter was hard work to settle, yet Roisin was extremely patient throughout and made me feel completely comfortable and unrushed. My daughter was handled delicately throughout and safety was evidently paramount every step of the way. We were given the choice of plenty beautiful props which I really loved. I have used a few photography companies with my elder daughter in the past but none come close to the experience and the end results that we got from In The Frame Photography. Roisin has her own style when it comes to her photography and it is evident that she is extremely passionate about it. I would only ever use Roisin for our photography in the future and I'd highly recommend her to others too.
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Amazing Photographer
  · 15.05.16
We chose Ros to do our newborn baby shoot as a lot of our friends had used her and we loved what we saw from their photos, and she definitely did not disappoint with ours. On the day of the shoot our little lady was very unsettled and did not want to play ball at all, but Ros had so much time and patience that she still managed to get the beautiful photos that we will treasure forever. We will definitely be using In The Frame Photography again and will recommended to anyone after a shoot.
Thank You so much :).
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Couldnt ask for better
  · 15.05.16
Ive been using In The Frame Photography since I was pregnant with my youngest, with pregnancy shoot, then newborn, family shoot & 1st cake smash & christening. Id never go to anyone else, the photos are amazing, staff are friendly and very resonably priced, Id highly recommend anyone to use them and will continue to use them again and again.
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Just WOW!!
  · 15.05.16
I could not recommend this company more highly. We absolutely LOVE every single photo we got, despite our little girl playing up and not settling at all. She was very patient with our naughty little madam. There are so many props for you to use to create multiple different looks. Everyone agrees that our photos are fantastic! Thank you so much for our much treasured photos. Christina
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Baby molly
  · 14.05.16
Had newborn shoot done. A lot of time and patience was spent trying to get photos as my baby was awake. Ros spent lots of time ensuring we had lots of beautiful pictures for us to treasure  forever. All pictures were amazing and we love them. Thank you ?
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Amazing Newborn and 1st Birthday Pictures
  · 14.05.16
We had a newborn shoot with our son Alfie when he was just 9 days old, the photos were absoloutely beautiful!!
We were so impressed with the pictures that we decided to use you again for Alfie's 1st Birthday party and again was blown away with how superb they were.
Very friendly and helpful, would highly recommend to anyone looking for a photographer for all occasions.
Thanks again! xx (happy)
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Amazing person amazing photos
  · 14.05.16
Amazing person, amazing photos, you have used my son as a model since her was born and its been lovely watching you take such beautiful and amazing shots of my son, I have recommended you lots on Facebook to people who always ask for a photographer. I will be looking to have lots more recent photos of my son within the next few months so I will be in contact very soon :) you are such a lovely person and we love every single photo that you have taken of our little boy! Thankyou so much :)
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Great with babies!
  · 12.05.16
The photos produced were sensational, of course, but the way she was with my son made the entire experience a delight
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