NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION
Included in session fee
A 2-4 hour shoot in the warm and welcoming Mama Bear cabin
A range of props, wraps, outfits and backgrounds chosen just for your baby
Parent and sibling images included to capture the new family dynamic
Meticulous post-processing of your images resulting in 30+ final photos to purchase (no images included in session fee)
A password protected online gallery to view and download images, purchase artwork and share
A loyalty card with a stamp for the session
A dedicated whatsapp number to discuss unique ideas, styling and special items to incorporate
Why choose me?
There’s a lot of choice when it comes to newborn photography in Lincoln, so let me explain why I might be the perfect one for you…
You will never feel rushed. My newborn sessions are completely led by baby; their needs come first above all else so if we need to spend the first hour or more just settling them, feeding, changing, burping, soothing then that's totally fine! I often don't take a single photo for the first hour of your time with me as ensuring we have a happy baby is our first priority and it gives me the opportunity to get to know you and your baby so I am more aware of their natural cues during the session. Safety is so important when working with newborns so I will never rush baby or do anything that will make them uncomfortable. My sessions can last up to four hours (they have been known to be longer!) as I work completely at baby's pace. Once settled, I will then handle your baby in a way they are most happy with which could be naked, it could be wrapped or clothed and hopefully it will be a combination of all of these, taking as many breaks as baby needs to stay settled and happy.
Not only do I dedicate the time to ensure baby is settled, I also go to great lengths to ensure parents are comfortable too. Your newborn session may well be the first time you have left the house since baby was born and likely the longest time someone else will have been holding your baby! This is why I want you to feel completely relaxed when you visit The Cabin, both in your own physical comfort level and also with me taking care of your precious little person. We have cold water, tea, coffee, snacks, magazines and WiFi to catch up on the outside world - if you want to of course!
I will personally be taking care of you and your images from start to finish. It will always be me answering your emails, facebook messages, calls and whatsapps so you can be assured that any information you share with me is used in ways to benefit your experience. I will be taking your photos and engaging with you at your session (using family members to assist with the more complex images if necessary) and I will be personally editing each of your images with everything I've learnt about you and your baby in mind (such as angles you do and don't like about yourself or marks on your baby from birth you may or may not want to have shown). I want to be as involved in this whole pregnancy and baby process as much as you will let me!
I love muted colour tones, woody textures and beautiful, handcrafted accessories so hopefully you do too! I choose the colours of my wraps and blankets very carefully to create timeless, subtle imagery that keep baby as the focus. These are accompanied by handmade hairbands, bonnets, felt hearts, cuddly animals and beautiful wooden props that have been lovingly sourced from all over the world to create beautiful images. I am always adding to my collection too to keep your images fresh.
Having been a wedding photographer for many years, I have always seen the beauty in heirloom albums and I feel these translate perfectly into newborn photography too. After your session I will invite you back to The Cabin for a bespoke slideshow screening of your precious little one so we can discuss albums, artwork and prints in detail, viewing samples of each, to help you choose the package that is perfect for you and your family. Digital images are the minimum of what you should expect from me - you are investing in professional photography so we need to make sure some of it goes on the wall!
You are looking for a photographer to capture all the stages of your child’s life; from your pregnancy, to the treasured newborn session, when they start sitting up, their 1st birthday and all the celebrations beyond that – Mother’s Day, Christmas or simply 'just because'! I want to become your official family photographer, your go-to when you want to update your artwork or capture something special. I also offer a great loyalty scheme to say thank you for coming to me and for recommending me far and wide!
One of the most important reasons you should book me is because I'm a Mum of 2 boys myself so I've been where you are! Most clients that visit me find out all about my children during their session, because I'm just so proud of every little thing they do and want to share that with everyone I meet - the same way I'm sure you do with your little one, even in just these first few weeks! I love getting to know the couples that visit me and I really enjoy hearing about their pregnancies, birth stories and the days since they've had their babies. Having experienced such different pregnancies, labours, feeding and day-to-day experiences with my own boys I'm also here for listening, empathising and well-meaning advice too.
When to book
I recommend booking your Lincoln newborn photography session when you have had your 20 week scan so we can pencil in a date based on your due date. Then, just let me know when your little bundle arrives and we can confirm your session, ideally within the first 10 days of baby’s life. If you are already past this date, or your baby has already arrived, please get in touch as hopefully we can schedule a suitable date for you.
Digital and print packages start from £99, for more information on pricing, packages and my personally sourced presentation products, please use the 'VIEW PRICING' button.
When you are ready to book your session, please use the 'BOOK NOW' button above to start your adventure with Mama Bear Photography.
The session fee is payable at the time of booking, with any digital or print packages payable when photos are ready
Once you have paid your session fee Ali will contact you to pencil a date based on your due date which is then re-confirmed when baby arrives
Meticulously edited images will be ready to view 4-6 weeks after your session in your password-protected online gallery
Find out more about my packages and pricing.
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT A MATERNITY SESSION?
If you want to celebrate your pregnancy, I also offer a combination of fine-art style and relaxed maternity sessions with the aim of making you feel beautiful.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The most common queries I get about my Newborn sessions and all of the answers you'd want to know.