NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

Newborns are newborns for what seems like a second, and capturing the first magical moments of your baby's life is irreplaceable. You wait months for your little bundle of joy to arrive, so once they're here, treasure every moment. Your baby will rapidly change every single day, which is why it's so important to capture them as they will change right before your eyes. That is why l love to capture all it is that makes them newborns, those wrinkles and rolls, eyelashes, fingers and toes, hair, nose, ears and squidgy lips, all the things you so easily forget as they grow. After all, you replace the pram, you throw away the toys and you part with the clothes, but photographs are the one thing that will remain. So celebrate the birth of your baby with a memorable experience of your baby’s first professional photographs

- You won't regret it.

It is because they change so fast that newborns are best photographed within the first couple of weeks of birth, baby remains sleepy and flexible at this age due to still being used to the foetal position from being inside mums tummy, allowing me to pose them. Much past 5-6 weeks, baby wakes more easily while being posed, and also likes to control their own body, i.e stretching out. I aim to book you in from 1-3 weeks after birth ideally.

 

As you can imagine, slow and careful is the order of the day, we go at baby's pace, and allow plenty of time for feeding sessions and rocking back to sleep, which all leads up to your session taking up to four hours. So bring lots of milk, wipes and patience and you will be rewarded with the most beautiful memories of this very special time in your lives. Four hours is nothing when it will create images of your bundle that go beyond just a portrait.

 

Your session should ideally be booked in advance, anytime from your 20 week scan, and the photoshoot date is scheduled in for your due date. This way, dates can be flexible and you're not committing to a date until baby is here, and we can make practical arrangements when they enter the world depending on how you both are and when you're feeling up to it. Deposit is payable on date of booking. The photoshoot will take place in Inspirique's photography studio in Syston, Leicestershire where I can easily control temperature, lighting and safety issues and also have access to various props and backgrounds.

At the end of your photoshoot, we'll get you booked in to come back to see your beautiful images, so make sure you bring your upcoming schedule!

PRICING 

Prices below are our all inclusive packages, and there's no hidden costs. These are the packages you have to choose from upon viewing your images. You do not have to decide and commit to a package until you've seen your images. We offer a money back guarantee for your reassurance. See below: 

 

All packages include:

- Consultation before the session to make your session as bespoke as possible

- Six page PDF guide to prepare you for your newborn photoshoot

- 2-4 hours studio time with a trained, registered & qualified newborn professional photographer

- Many different styles and poses, including sibling & family images

- Use of all props within the photography studio

- Editing and retouching of your final photographs to the highest standard

- A face to face viewing to view your fully edited photographs

- Referral scheme to earn £25 to spend at Inspirique with each friend you recommend

- Huge discounts at various local baby relates business. Exclusively for Inspirique customers

Premium - £599

Up to 4 hour session including your partner & any other children

Includes multiple set ups, with use of all props and accessories within the studio

Face to face photo viewing


All (20+) high resolution, fully edited photos

x10 mounted 6" x 9" photo prints

Slide show with all edited images

£100 credit towards any wall art purchase

Facebook timeline cover photo collage

£50 off your sitter photoshoot

Standard - £499

Up to 4 hour session including your partner & any other children

Includes multiple set ups, with use of all props and accessories within the studio

 

Face to face photo viewing

 

x10 high resolution, fully edited photos

x10 matching 6" x 9" photo prints

Slide show with all edited images

Basic - £399

Up to 4 hour session including your partner & any other children

Includes multiple set ups, with use of all props and accessories within the studio

Face to face photo viewing


x5 high resolution, fully edited photos

x5 matching 6" x 9" photo prints

It is entirely free to attend the session. At no time are you are under any obligation to purchase anything. So you have the reassurance that in the unlikely event you do not like the images, the £99 deposit will be returned to you and the shoot will have cost you nothing.

You are not committing to any package above until you've seen the edited images.

AFTER THE SESSION 

Once your newborn photography session is completed, I will process the images to the highest standard within a maximum time frame of four weeks but will aim to get them ready for you to view as soon as possible. I edit the images down to give you a range to choose from and spend time turning the images into beautiful art work. There will be a mixture of black and white and colour.  I will choose what best suits the images based on the skin tones of the baby and the range of fabrics, colours and textures that have been used in the styling.

As I know you will be very keen to see some photo's, I will get a sneak preview to you within 72 hours of the session, my usual way of displaying these images is through my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Inspirique), as it is a great way to tag and share with your friends and family, and also I can show potential new customers my up to date work. However, if you wish to keep your images private, this is no problem, but please inform me of this when making your booking or at your photoshoot.

 

You will then come back to see your gallery, and to choose and pick your chosen package and images. Photo viewings usually take place within 3-6 weeks from the day of your photoshoot, which we will schedule in at your session so you know when you're coming back to the studio. Please note: Your viewing appointment is the only time your images will be available to view and purchase. All purchased images are kept for 12 months, any un-purchased images are removed permanently.  

FAQ 

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions I get regarding your newborn session, if your question isn't listed below, or if you'd like to discuss something in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

When do I need to book my session?

Please please please do not leave it until baby is born, spaces are very limited and I would hate to have to turn you away. Sessions can be booked anytime after your 12 week scan, earlier the better to avoid disappointment.

 

How do I book?

You can book online via the booking form at the bottom of this page here. You will be required to pay a £99 deposit to secure your chosen date and time.

When is best to bring my baby?

The session must take place between 5 days old to 6 weeks old. Ideally under 3 weeks would be the perfect age in my experience.

 

How do I prepare my baby?

The day of the photoshoot, I ask you to keep your baby awake as long as you can, so they sleep for longer during the session. I also ask you to wait to feed them until you arrive at the studio, so they can drop straight off into a deep sleep and not be disturbed, this way we can crack straight on without interuption. The best thing to do is bring baby in just a nappy (loose to avoid marking on the skin), with a blanket over them to keep them warm, this is to get them used to being without clothes, and to also not disturb them by undressing them in the studio. Getting them used to being naked during the run up to the photoshoot is also very helpful.

 

Will you be handling my baby?

Yes, l will be cuddling, soothing and posing your baby the entire session, with your help, and handing back to you if l feel they need you. I am trained to handle your baby in the safest way so it is vital you have trust in me as your photographer. If you feel at all uncomfortable with the thought of me handling your baby then a newborn photoshoot isn't for you. You will always be present during the shoot and baby is supervised at all times.

 

Why does the session take so long?

The session is a very calm, slow, gentle and laid back. Your baby runs the show, and l cannot make a baby do something they don't want to do. The baby's crying or hunger cannot be controlled, therefore we go with the flow on the day. The session involves lots of quiet gentle soothing to get the best poses. Rushing the session would not work, and l will take as long as it needs. Please do not make any appointments or plans during the time frame it could take.

 

Do I need to bring anything?

Other than bringing your baby's food and your usual bag of bits, l have everything l need. If you have your own prop ideas to make your photoshoot unique to you, feel free to bring anything along with you. With baby being naked during the session, it's very likely there will be accidents, and quite often, the parents don't think about bringing their own change of clothes so it might be an idea, especially if you want to be in any photo's.

 

What happens if my baby cries and won't sleep?

This is normal for at least some of the session. On occasion, l don't take a single photo for the first hour or so. Each session involves settling baby when you arrive, sometimes this takes a minute (if we're lucky), and sometimes it takes an hour. On average your baby is likely to wake during the session twice, and will need a top up of food and cuddles. Patience is the key ingredient to getting those perfect pictures so it's never rushed.

 

What if my baby makes a mess on your things?

This is so normal, I expect this to happen and I always have my washing machine on standby after a newborn session. All items used are washed with or without any mess on them, and I never wear my best clothes for this reason. There's absolutely no need to worry if this happens.. (I actually expect it to)

 

Will my baby be safe?

Yes of course, your baby's safety is my top priority. Nothing will be done to put your baby at risk at any time. The images you see where baby is 'holding themselves up' or ' hanging' is all done using clever editing trickery to avoid putting your baby in harms way. Some set ups and poses will involve you giving me a helping hand to keep baby safe. I have had training and a hold a lot of experience so your mind can be put at ease.

 

Can I bring my other children to the session?

I am more than happy for children to come along, but only if there is an adult with you to keep them occupied. I can not accommodate them, and I will need your full attention to help me with posing. I do need the studio to remain very quiet whilst baby is sleeping, therefore if your children are likely to be loud and disturb the baby, it's probably not best. There is a park opposite the studio if there is someone you could bring along to keep them entertained but still close by. For sibling shots, I usually ask parents for someone to bring them to join in for the last half hour of the shoot. If there are any issues regarding this please contact me directly.

 

T&C's 

Deposit of £99 is payable on date of booking which is a retainer to secure your session, this will guarantee that no one else books me on your chosen date and time. Please be aware that the deposit is a non-refundable retainer and the deposit payment is legally a non-refundable retainer payment as renumeration for other work that is lost as a result of the retained date. In the very unlikely event I have to cancel, I will pay you back the deposit in full. I have up to the agreed photoshoot date to refund you. At your viewing session, if you should decide you do not wish to purchase a single time, the shoot will have cost you nothing and the £99 deposit will be returned to you. No refunds will be given for non-attendance or cancellation.

 

The £99 fee is a deposit only and does not include any images. This is deducted from your chosen package upon viewing. The basic, standard and premium packages are the only packages to choose from for your newborn photoshoot.

 

Price is for the photoshoot to take place at Inspirique's photography studio based in Syston, Leicestershire only.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

BOOK TODAY

Newborn photoshoots are generally booked after your 20 week scan. Sessions are very limited due to the unpredictability of when babies arrive, for this reason I can only take a maximum of 15 newborn bookings per month to allow for early/ late arrivals as no date is set until baby arrives. Please reserve your slot as soon as you possibly can to avoid disappointment. I will always try my best to accommodate last minute bookings, which are sometimes doable if babies don't arrive on time as it'll allow a free date in the diary, but please be aware I am not always able to do so, do not rely on this option!

Book your newborn session by completing the fields below:

Rowena Goonetilleke

 

I had always wanted to do a photo shoot with my newborn but as my pregnancy wasn’t as smooth sailing, I didn’t have the heart to book something in advance. Then once he was born i really wanted a photo shoot and realised he was approaching 6 weeks already by then! I contacted inspirique and they fitted me in the next day! Jade was very professional, clearly having handled new born babies. Her patience was amazing! Baby even managed to do a poop in studio but she took this in her stride! It was an enjoyable few hours and our images are dotted around the house as a reflection of our experience and the quality work! Thank you Jade!

Emily Martin

Jade at Inspirique was truly professional whilst being informal and making myself and my son feel very relaxed to create natural and amazing photos we will treasure forever! We loved the shoot and the time flew by and we could not be happier with the prints created! Jade was natural and caring with our son who was extra delicate as our shoot was a week before his due date as he arrived early. It was very easy to book and Jade was flexible in arranging times that were convenient to both! Jade went above and beyond for us as a family and we will be returning for further shoots in the future! Amazing!

Andy- 16/07/18

 

A welcoming and relaxing time in the studio both times. Thanks for the photos.

Gemma - 04/06/18

 

I’ve seen Jade twice; I visited Jade a couple of months back for a maternity photo shoot, as I wanted to capture some timeless images during my first pregnancy. Jade was so professional and friendly she put me at ease throughout, as I spent most of the shoot in my underwear and some shots I was nude (which for most women would be an apprehensive thought even without being 7/8 months pregnant). I was able to be clear about what type of photos I wanted to create, and got to choose which outfits to wear, I only needed to bring black and white underwear, everything else was provided for. I also opted for the powder photo where Jade’s lovely assistant threw flour over me to get a beautiful shot, and didn’t mind at all that her clothes were also covered in flour in the process.

My second visit was a few weeks ago when I took my 3 week old baby boy for his newborn shoot. Again Jade was very professional and spoke to me and my husband about the type of photos we wanted and colour backdrops, outfits we wanted to use, if any. She handled Joel with care and worked to his timetable- we stopped when nappy changing and feeding was needed. We were both very pleased at the end result and couldn’t choose which photos to have so we had them all!

I’d definitely recommend x

Kerry- 21/05/18

 

Had a very enjoyable photo shoot and I love the photos

Andy Martin

 

Jade was absolutely incredible, she made the whole process easy. Jade was very professional and understood everything we wanted. Her flexibility made it easier for us especially having a new born. Would highly recommend to anyone who wanted to capture those special early days. 10/10 thank you x

Vikki - 16/07/18

 

Jade was brilliant with both our children (Florence who was just 2 weeks and Ethan who on that day was every inch a terrible 2). She was so patient and worked her magic and produced a stunning family shot (we’re still stumped as to how she did it) and beautiful portraits of Florence. This was all in the stifling heat and standard newborn poop explosions!! When we returned to choose they were all displayed to help us choose and there was no pressure as to what to have/ spend. We even changed the colours on some to make them work as a group display piece. Really happy and worth every penny also loved the gift bag with little treats as it made it feel much more personal and was a lovely touch x

Jess - 15/07/18

 

Would just like to say a massive thank you to jade for the amazing photos. You did an amazing job. You was very helpful in letting us have a second attempt as Isabel would not play ball the first time. I'm one happy mummy.

Jasmin- 11/05/18

 

Amazing photos from the mini newborn shoot!! We really struggled to choose which 3 to have as they were all adorable. Jade really had to work for the shots she got as Penelope was really not playing ball bless her, but all the hard work (rocking and soothing her for over an hour) paid off! She has the patience of a saint! Would highly recommend. We can’t wait to come back and get some more lovely pictures as she gets older! Thank you.

Matt- 04/05/18

 

I booked in at Inspirique as a surprise present for my at the time heavily pregnant fiancée! From the get go Jade was an absolute pleasure to work with and was so friendly yet professional! We both aren’t keen on having our photos taken but Jade couldn’t have done more to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. We’ve since received our photos and are over the moon.

I couldn’t recommend Jade (Inspirique) more and have since been for our newborn shoot!

Look no further than here if you are after a quality, comfortable photo shoot!

Jeff - 01/04/18

 

Excellent experience in a warm and welcoming environment.
Jade worked wonders with my son Charlie to achieve the perfect shots.

Sam Davenport

 

I have used Inspirique Baby Photography twice so far and both times i have been excellently looked after by Jade! I had my maternity shoot at 30 weeks and wasn't feeling my best but jade made me feel so confident and the photos were great! We was not pressured into buying any! We went for our newborn shoot this week and was great to watch jade work with our little girl and she is brilliant with them! She was in safe hands! The service u get is first class and communication is brilliant! Always reply to messages and feel I have been well looked after throughout! Waiting on viewing our newborn photos but happy they will be worth the wait. 100% recommend Inspirique to anyone!

Melissa Robinson

 

I message Jade right at the last minute for a new born shoot. She fitted me in straight the way , Jade was really good with my son and the photos she's taken I love them so happy with the service thank you jade , can’t wait for the next shoot thank you

Charlotte - 16/07/18

 

We booked in with Jade for the newborn photo shoot, when our Daughter was 2 weeks old. We hadn’t experienced anything like this before, and didn’t know what to expect. Jade made us feel very welcome and relaxed and explained everything to us along the way. There was no time limit for the photo shoot, which made us feel at ease. The photo shoot was a lovely experience and we would definitely do it again. When viewing the photos, it was a very calm atmosphere. Jade made us feel very relaxed when choosing our photos, and didn’t make us feel rushed at all. Choosing our photographs was very difficult as they were all beautiful! 
We are so happy with our photographs and canvas! Thank you Jade.

AJ - 15/07/18

 

Thank you very much for the lovely images you took of Isabel they are beautiful. Also thank you for allowing us to have a 2nd attempt at the photo shoot as Isabel was a little upset and not her bubbly self you were amazing. I will highly recommend you to all others out there, friends and family. Can't thank you enough.

Lisa - 04/05/18

 

I went in to this photo shoot not really knowing what to expect & fairly nervous about getting my clothes off with a stranger. But as soon as Jade invited us in to her studio she made both my partner & myself feel so comfortable. Jade is such a lovely lady, she made me feel so confident! I wasn’t convinced I’d like the photos as I felt a bit silly doing some of the poses, but now I have had my beautiful baby girl and have viewed the photos they are amazing and I’m so proud that I carried her, also captured my baby bump in the most perfect way. Brilliant way to remember/ look back on my bump!!! (As you do forget how big you can get.) I can’t recommend Jade enough, thank you so much for our forever photos.

Emma Platneur

 

Wow, just wow!!! I am a Mummy of four and after having my last daughter Effie, I finally decided to a have a newborn shoot after seeing Jade’s amazing work. I was not disappointed!!! Not only does Jade provide amazing photography but she makes the whole experience extremely enjoyable and special. Effie was only a few weeks old when we ventured over as a family 6. Effie was handled with care and love and Jade had this magical ability to keep her calm and content throughout the session. Jade was also kind and patient enough to take a picture of all four of our children (literally a genius!!). The way in which our images were displayed for us to choose from was beautiful, personal (and emotional). Everything is done with care. We love our prints and can not recommend Inspirique enough.

Khyati - 16/07/18

 

I wanted to capture the beautiful experience of pregnancy. As soon as we met Jade she put me and my family (husband and toddler) at ease. She was very friendly and professional, took us through the process with patience. I had used one of the dress and head piece from her amazing maternity collection for the maternity shoot.

We also had our newborns photoshoot done few weeks ago. Again she was brilliant with him and handled the session with thorough professionalism. All the props she used for the shoot were so beautiful we couldn’t wait to see the results! It was more than we had expected. Both me and my husband are very happy with the whole experience.

We would definitely recommend!

Sandy - 16/07/18

 

I was really worried about venturing out so soon after my son was born. In fact I regretted booking the session because I wasn’t up to getting out of the house. But I mustered up the courage in the end and did it, and I’m so glad I did. Jade was brilliant with my son and you can tell she’s so comfortable with handling new borns. And despite the heat, she did everything she could to keep all of us comfortable!!! The photos came out beautifully. Would definitely visit again!!

Kathryn - 15/07/18

 

Thank you for our lovely newborn and sitter photos!

Laura- 24/03/18

 

We recently did a cake smash for our 1 year old daughter. The whole experience was really fun and our daughter instantly took to Jade. Thank you again for making her 1st birthday so memorable.

Leah - 01/04/18

 

THANK YOU!!! Jade was amazing with our little boy Charlie. She was so patient settling him, resulting in some absolutely fab pics. All of which was fascinating to watch from jade soothing him to positioning him. We can not wait now to show off the prints. Thank you again. We will be back.

Sarah Rest

 

We had a newborn photo shoot with Jade, our little 2 weeks old baby girl certainly made her work for it! Jade is so patient, creative and passionate about her work. She made us feel so welcome incorporating things personal to us, her studio is so well set up and even tho our daughter was awake for the majority of the session we weren’t made to feel rushed and left feeling totally relaxed which I wasn’t expecting at all! The finished prints are just too adorable for words and an amazing memory for us to treasure. Thanks so much Jade - you’re a genius!

Lottie Swift

 

Jade has been amazing from start to finish! We booked our shoot when our little girl was a week old and she still managed to juggle things around to get us in for the newborn shoot. I have just been to the viewing session and the photos are amazing! Totally fallen in love and would recommend to anyone! Thank you Jade for also being so accommodating! Anyone who is thinking of having a session I would definitely do so!

James Clayton

 

Excellent service and jade is so good with little ones. Had some amazing photos and even ordered a large glass picture for the wall at home. All packages are value to money and no pressure to buy. Would defiantly recommend. Thanks Jade

Amit Odera

 

We first used inspirique for our daughter 1st birthday cake smash photo shoot, and I must say the service and photos taken have been excellent. Most recently Jade took photos of our sons cake smash, and again she has gone above and beyond with presentation and the picture are brilliant. We have recommend inspirique to friends and family, and we can’t wait for the next shoot.

Gemma Payne

 

Myself and my partner went to choose our photo package yesterday and all I can say is WOW!! The photos are absolutely perfect! I love each and everyone of them. When Jade sat us down to watch the slide show of Rosie and the family pictures it brought me to tears. It made me realise that our long journey of IVF, all the injections and hard times was a distant memory as we have our beautiful little Rosie now apart of our family finally. For me the pictures capture every last detail of how precious Rosie is to us and how our family is complete. I will treasure the pictures forever. The family photos are amazing and the picture of all 3 of our girls is incredible. I can honestly say you can tell Jade loves her job, she adds that small personal touch to every picture taken, every set up she chooses, and every position she places your baby in and you wouldn’t get anywhere else.

An incredible person and an incredible photographer. Thank you again Jade for the beautiful photos and we cannot wait to use you again.

Sarah Wilkinson

 

Jade did a fantastic job on our daughters newborn shoot. She's so determined to get that perfect shot. nothing is ever too much trouble she was brilliant with my two girls too. Would highly recommend!

Ashee Bathia

 

Would highly recommend Jade at Inspirique for a new born photoshoot. She’s very professional, very patient and fantastic at what she does! No regrets whatsoever!

Mack Falconetti

 

As a bloke I turned up where my mrs told me to go. I was not sure what to expect with the shoot. Jade was very welcoming and great with our son Theo. She was very professional and easy going. We bought some of our own props and Jade was happy to use them in the pictures, they turned out great! Even my son weeing on Jade's camera didn't phase her. Men be aware the shoot is long... bring plenty of snacks and something to read... But there's plenty of tea and coffee on the tap. The pictures are definitely worth it... thanks Jade!

Krishna Gorania

 

I’ve recently given birth to my first and I really wanted someone to capture my precious baby in his first few weeks, all Mother’s say time flies by so quick and before you know it they are all grown up. Jade was recommended to me by a family member, I’d seen the great pictures she had taken of my Niece already. I was quite nervous about someone posing my baby who was only 10 days at the time but boy am I glad I had the pictures taken.. Jade was amazing! Before the shoot I received an email containing all the information I needed to know about the day. On the day I felt so comfortable with the shoot, Jade was so great with him, she stopped to let me feed him and didn’t rush me at all, she wasn’t bothered about the wee and pooh everywhere during the shoot either.

I’ve now seen the images from the day, I had initially planned to only buy the basic package but the images were so amazing I purchased them all along with a framed canvas! Thanks Jade!!!

Inspirique Baby Photography

Paddock View, Syston

Leicestershire

LE12 7NW

07951 654 521
info@inspirique.co.uk
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