Newborn Photography

Newborn, Baby and Child Photographer Essex South Ockendon based

An Award-winning Newborn Photographer in Essex

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.

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black and white mother father and newborn baby photo
Choosing the right photographer is one of the most important decisions you can make in your babies life. These amazing newborn moments fly past so quick and can not be recaptured if the  moment is missed.  I strongly recommend making sure that the photographer is qualified and is trained in newborn safety in posing (which I am both). So many people pick up a camera and call themselves a photographer  Anything that looks too good to be true normally is! My prices represent the service you will get from me, the experience and the quality of service you will receive.  

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  2  to  5  hours long. I do not put a set time on a session as every baby is different and I want your experience to feel relaxed and not rushed. I will never finish a shoot because the time ran out if I don’t’ feel  I have the desired shot (unlike others) and I will not charge anymore if this happens.  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.

Tea coffee drinks and biscuits are provided at the session. I have a Tassimo coffee machine  and Lattes and Cappuccinos are readily available.

My studio is at the bottom of my garden and is fully air conditioned with a toilet readily available in the studio with hand washing facilities and a baby changing station.

Baby and parents wishes always comes first . I pride myself in providing a really welcoming environment where parents come in strangers but end up going out friends.

Tea coffee drinks and biscuits are provided at the session. I have a Tassimo Coffee Machine so Lattes and Cappuccinos are readily available.

My studio is at the bottom of my garden and is fully air conditioned with a toilet readily available in the studio with hand washing facilities and a baby changing station.

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Booking information

Your first few weeks after having your baby will go by in a flash, therefore I encourage expectant parents to book a tentative date in the second trimester 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 space.

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 10 weeks old and still had fantastic results. Especially due to all the lockdowns we have had, I am used to photographing older newborns. 

A beautiful slideshow will be created to showcase your images

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 approx 3 – 4 weeks .  Usually between 20 – 30 (sometimes more) high quality fully edited images will be shown in person at your  viewing and ordering session.  A beautiful slideshow will be created to showcase your images. Here you can choose what collection you require and order any wall art or albums. I only use professional photographic labs available only to photographers to produce the high quality images or products ordered.

Pricing

All sessions require a £99  booking fee in order to secure your photoshoot which will be deducted from your final payment.

You don’t have to choose your collection until your viewing session a few weeks after the photo session you will be shown a beautiful slideshow of all your images approx 20.-30. You can choose to purchase prints or products instead of a collection or opt for a collection and wall art. I do have a minimum spend of £349.00 for a newborn shoot so on the day of the shoot itself £250.00 is payable . On the viewing session day you can opt to stick with the £349.00 collection, order products or choose a higher collection.

Gold Collection

£649

package option for newborn photography
  • 2 – 5 hour photoshoot
  • All images in your gallery as high-resolution digital files (20- 30)
  • Black & white versions of all your images
  • Ten professional mounted prints of your choice 10 x 8 inch
  • Facebook timeline cover photo collage
  • A £100 wall art or album voucher
  • £50 off your ‘sitter’ session
  • A slideshow set to music of all your images
  • USB Containing your digital images

Silver Collection

£549

package option for newborn photography
  • 2 – 5 hour photoshoot
  • Ten images from your gallery as high-resolution digital files
  • Black & white versions of your chosen images
  • A matching set of ten professional prints
  • USB Containing your digital images

Bronze Collection

£349

package option for newborn photography
  • 2 – 5 hour photoshoot
  • Five chosen images from your gallery as high-resolution digital files
  • Black & white versions of your chosen images
  • A matching set of five 6×8″ professional prints
  • USB Containing your digital images

FAQs

What outfits do I need for my newborn baby session?
You don’t need anything unless you want a specific outfit on the baby. Most newborn baby clothes are big and baggy on newborns and do not look good in the pictures. I have lots of newborn purpose made outfits that fit baby snuggly to show off their form. I can also do nude and slightly wrapped shots.
What is the Viewing/Ordering session?
After your images have been edited you will be invited back into the studio to view your gallery. It is at this point that you will choose your bespoke package. All packages can be completely bespoke and you will get to purchase the products that you love, from wall art to albums to prints etc, there is so much to choose from which I will show you at this session
When will my images be ready?
At certain times of the year I am busier than others the typical time for the gallery to be ready to view is 3-4 weeks. I do aim to be quicker if I can
I Live a long way away. I don’t want to come back for a viewing session?
During Covid and for clients that live a long way away I have been offering zoom viewing sessions. These however are at a last resort as you can’t get to see your images as they should be viewed and you can’t appreciate the products in the same way.
Can siblings be included in the newborn shoot?
Yes I like siblings to be included. It does depend on the age and how many siblings there are as to how feasible it is but this will be discussed in your booking.
How long does a newborn session last?
It can vary from 2 hours to 5 hours . The average is about 3 hours. I do find that bottle fed newborn photoshoots are much quicker than breastfed sessions so if you are breastfeeding be prepared for a longer session. Sometimes it helps to express your milk and give it from a bottle and also bring a dummy even if baby doesn’t normally have one as I find this really helps when I am moving baby and they wake they think they want a feed but a few sucks on a dummy puts them back in a sleep again
Baby has already arrived. Is it too late to book in?
Usually I am fully booked but it is always worth a call as I can take last minute bookings. I have set aside for my mums that are due that have not had their babies yet.
Can we use props?
Yes I have so many props readily available to use in all my sessions. Just give me notice what props you like well before the session so I can let you know if I have it or not.
Do you charge extra for sibling and parents shots with the newborn shoot?
No I don’t but to have these included you would most likely need to purchase the 10 image package or above.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes of course. I would not want you to miss out on this most important stage of a baby’s life due to financial reasons. For more information on payment plans feel free to contact me via the contact page .
Can spectators watch?
As my studio is not very big I normally suggest only the parents and one other are permitted . Due to Covid at the moment it is only parents allowed and no spectators.
What Covid precautions do you have in place?
I follow all government guidelines on social distancing. Hand sanitisers are provided on entry to the studio. Face Masks must be worn while not being photographed. Shoes removed on entry to the studio. No spectators allowed. I am also asking adults to take a lateral flow test the morning of the shoot.
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Happy customer
Andrea Holoway
Friendly and relaxed environment with plenty of things in the studio to distract the little ones and ensure they corporate. I found Tracy to be very reliable and always responded to messages etc. timely. Strongly recommend.
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