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Newborn Photo shoots

Newborn photography in Essex and surrounding areas by Tracy Main Photography  is an investment you will never regret. It will provide you with a lifetime of memories and happiness that otherwise would just be a faded memory.

Choosing the right photographer is also a very good investment. You have carried your precious bundle for aprox 9 months making the right choice is essential as those first moments can never be recaptured if the wrong choice is made.  There are many newborn photographers out there so doing your research is essential sometines what seems to good to be true is.


Newborn photography is not just as simple as putting a baby on a beanbag taking a few photos and the shots come straight from the camera. There is so much more involved.


A typical session is between 3 - 5  hours  I do not put a set time on a session as every baby is different and it will take as long as it takes and as long as mum and baby arre happy to continue. I will never finish a shoot because the time ran out if I dont' feel  I have the desired shot (unlike others) and I will not charge anymore if this does happen.  The time will depend on your baby’s needs, a feed, change or cuddles may be needed and we will go as slow or as quick as your baby permits. 'Baby and parents wishes always comes first . I pride myself in providing a really welcoming environment where parnts come in strangers but end up going out friends. Tea coffee drinks and biscuits are provided at the session.


I try and price myself so that I am affordeable for parents but to cover the many many costs of being a newborn photographer. I constantly am attending more training to make sure I am the best I can be (this is not cheap) , The camera equipment and lighting comes at a huge cost and I am always updating and adding to this. I am contsantly buying new props, backdrops outfits etc so I can provide you the client with a vast choice you can choose from in your newborn shoot. I have insurance subscriptions , CRB fees, Membership fees to photographic societies, Convention day fees. This is all before I factor in my time in preparing for the shoot, settig up the shoot , doing the shoot , packing away and then the most importatnt time editing the photos. I can spend up to 30 mins on each image making sure that that each finished image is work of art on its own.


Your first few weeks after having your baby will go by in a flash, therefore I encourage expectant parents to book a tentative date and to then have someone contact me as soon as the baby is born. I only book in two newborn photo shoots a week so book as early as you can into your pregnancy to guarantee your


In order to capture the most precious photos the ideal time for a newborn session is between 5 and 14 days old.  During this time babies will be more content, less wiggly, sleepier and curlier for some of those desired poses. If you do miss this deadline don't despair as I have photographed newborns up to 6 weeks old and still have had fantastic results.


I have a vast variety of props, backdrops, outfits headbands, hats etc  that will be available for your session. If there is any particular colour scheme or setup that you would like me to use then please let me know before the session.


Generally your images will be ready to view in aprox 2 - 3 weeks (often sooner) . Usually between 20 - 30 high quality fully edited images will be shown in person at a viewing session A beautiful slideshow will be created to showcase your images . here you can choose what package you require and order any wall art or albums if required. I only use professionall labs available only to photographers  to produce the  high quality images or products. ordered


For any questions big or small please don’t hesitate to contact me on


Have a look through my newborn gallery and if you like any of the colours or props used let me know before the session and I will have these prepared ready for your session. Likewise if you see anything on other sites or poses you like I am open to any suggestions as long as the poses are safe for your baby.



Session fee for newborns payable on booking to secure your shoot £75.00  for shoots at my home studio in South Ockendon Essex


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