Frequently asked questions about Newborn photography

It’s best to book in your newborn session while you are pregnant or as soon as possible to guarantee to get a space. I would book you in noting your due date and then you would let me know if you could within 48 hours of the birth. We would then book you in for your newborn session within 2 weeks of the birth. I only book a certain amount of newborns a month to allow space for early and late babies.

Newborn photography is best when your baby is 5-14 days old, this is because your baby is still usually more sleepy and likes being curled up and warm like they were when they were in your womb. After 2-4 weeks a lot of newborns start to have longer feeds and may be awake for longer periods of time. Sometimes if maybe harder to do certain poses after 3 weeks as newborns start to get used to stretching their arms and legs out more and may not want to be as wrapped or posed. That being said, every baby is different and I do photograph newborns up to 8 weeks, just not all sleepy poses may be possible.

Yes 😊 I include family and sibling photos in all of my newborn sessions if you would like to. I know some parents may not feel up to having photos taken as it’s so early after the birth and you may not feel like yourself but these are some of my favourite photos. I usually take family photos at the end of the newborn session, even if we take the photos and you decide you don’t like them and don’t include them in the package at least you have the option. It’s usually best to have the option than regret that you didn’t do them.

Every session is different depending on how many feeds the baby needs and how long it takes them to settle. Usually it’s about 3 hours but it can be anywhere between 2-4 hours.

You don’t need to bring too much to your session, I have all the props and accessories in my studio. If you have anything personal you would like to include in the photos, please do bring them with you i would love to include them! The things I would say to bring are extra nappies, extra milk if you are not breast feeding, a pacifier (if you are using one, this can be helpful to sooth the baby during poses) and last of all some snacks as the sessions can last anywhere from 2-4 hours.

It’s a £99 deposit to secure a session, this is then deducted from your chosen package. The balance is then paid on the day of your session.

Your edited photos from your session will be emailed to you via an online gallery 3 weeks after your session. This is when you can choose the images for your package. If you wish to upgrade to another package you can do.

I have never had to re do a session or not get the images that a family wanted but if for some reason the session doesn’t go to plan we can reschedule for another date.

Newborn sessions take place at my home studio in Sidcup. They take place Monday – Friday at 10.30am. After lots of experience with newborn sessions the mornings are always best. At this time they are usually more sleepy as they have been up during the night.

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Looking to book in a newborn photography in London or kent? Contact me at jocovephotography@gmail.com to book your Newborn/baby photography or Maternity sessions.

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