How much does a newborn photoshoot cost?
If you’re expecting a baby, you may well be already thinking about hiring a professional newborn photographer to capture those first blissful days of your baby’s life.
And it’s likely that one of the first questions you’re wondering is ‘how much does a newborn photoshoot cost’?
So, in today’s blog, I’m explaining how my newborn photography packages work so that you can get crystal clear on the costs involved.
I’m answering all the questions I commonly get asked about my newborn photography packages so, hopefully, by the time you’ve read this, you’ll have all your questions answered. If not though, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to explain further.
How much does a newborn photography session cost?
If you’ve looked at the websites of other newborn photographers, you’ll likely have noticed that some charge a ‘session fee’. This is commonly explained as a charge to cover the exclusive use of the photographer’s studio for the duration of your session, the photographer’s time and skill, and use of their newborn props.
At Angel Eyes Photography however I don’t charge a session fee for my newborn photography services. I use a package structure so that you know exactly how much the session will cost.
And better yet, at no time are you under any obligation to purchase any extra products if you don’t want to.
I’m not a pushy salesperson and am not interested in forcing you to buy any products if you are not entirely happy. Nor do I over-complicate things.
Instead, I offer three packages that are straight-forward and simple to understand, because I want to make the process as easy as possible for you. You have enough to think about with a new baby on the scene after all!
My packages range from £175-£399. So, to answer your question about how much does newborn photoshoot cost, if you choose me, you’re looking at a minimum investment of £175 (which is my ‘All wrapped up’ package), with the option to purchase beautiful wall pieces and prints (as most of my clients do).
The two other options are ‘Classic’ which is £299, and the ‘Premium’ package is £399. Please view the newborn photography packages in more detail here.
Do we need to pay a deposit?
Your session can be booked into my diary on the payment of a £75 booking fee, which can then be used as part-payment towards any one of my newborn photography packages.
When do we have to decide what package we want?
This is decided before you book the session, we’ll then agree a date and time for your session and then an ordering appointment which is when you see your images for the first time and choose your images to make up your chosen package.
You’ll have the chance to view at least 20 beautifully edited final images at your ordering session.
What if we don’t want to buy one of the packages?
I only offer the set packages listed on my website. This helps you to spread the cost out more and allows me to plan my finances so its win, win for both of us.
We’re not sure what we want. Can we meet you before booking to get some advice?
Yes! I love to chat with my clients before they book! We can then discuss the session, the ordering process, the products I offer, and I can get an idea of what you like in terms of colours, styles, and if you prefer colour or black and white images.
This consultation comes with no obligation to go ahead and book a session with me and can be scheduled to take place at my studio over tea, coffee and biscuits or over the telephone if you prefer. Simply get in touch to book your complimentary, no-obligation appointment.
How do you take payment of the £75 booking fee?
I will take a card payment from you, over the phone, or a bank transfer when we agree your session date.
When do we pay for the photos and wall art?
When you decide on the package you wish to purchase, You need to pay the booking fee mentioned above to secure your slot. The balance of the package is then due a minimum of 24 hours before the session. Payment for any optional extras and wall art is due when you order them at your ordering appointment. Normally, digitals are sent to you the same day. Prints are available for collection or delivery around 7 days after purchase and Canvas and Acrylics are available for collection in 5-6 weeks.
What’s the difference between a newborn photography session and a 'Dinky' newborn session?
My 'Dinky' newborn sessions are a very short and sweet version of a full newborn photography session. And in terms of the newborn photoshoot cost, this is also charged differently.
Mini newborn photoshoots cost £99 (payable at the time of booking). Three digital image downloads are included in that price, and you have the option to purchase more if you want.
Mini sessions are perfect for those wanting a professional newborn photo shoot with a fully trained newborn photographer, but who are on a set budget.
But, please note, I only create simple poses and natural images of your baby, there is no option to purchase prints or wall art products such as canvases and acrylics if you decide you want these after your session, and no family and parent photographs are included.
Why should we buy prints and wall art from you rather than from the High Street?
While purchasing digital files gives you the flexibility of buying your own prints and products, I strongly believe that the photographs deserve to be printed on the best-quality photographic paper and that anything less just doesn’t do them justice.
Which is why the photo prints and wall art products I offer in my newborn photography packages are guaranteed to be printed by reputable, professional printers, to the highest quality and on professional standard paper.
For further information, do visit my newborn photography FAQ's Page. And if you’d like to book in for a newborn photoshoot, please contact me. Please aim to book as early as possible and, ideally, soon after your 20-week scan.