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Your Newborn Photography Session - What to Expect

Reading Basingstoke Newbury Tadley Windsor London Chiswick Chelsea


I would be absolutely honoured if you choose me as your newborn photographer and thrilled to be able to capture the first days of your sweet little one! Newborn sessions are held in my studio in Aldermaston Reading RG7 4LH West Berkshire and are typically 3 - 4 hrs long to ensure that there is plenty of time for feeding, soothing and changing your baby. I only book one client per day so your session is not rushed and baby has all the feeds and cuddles he/she needs.


The best time to book your session is just after your 12 week scan or a little bit later if you wish. Once you've booked I will pencil your due date in my diary. Please do not worry about your baby being early or late as I will reserve some time before and after your due date to ensure plenty of availability for you. Newborn sessions are best within the first 14 days of baby’s life (5-10 days ideally) therefore it's SUPER important that you contact me within 48 hours after your baby's birth so I can plan and make myself available for you.

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If you missed on booking early please still contact me as soon as you possibly can since due to some babies being late or early I might have last minute availability. This photo shoot is best for babies between 5 days and 3 weeks old. Although it is not my usual preference I could still take babies up to 12 weeks old to make sure that you do not miss on your memories. However, with babies over 3 weeks old you should be open minded about more wrapped, awake and less posed shots in case your little one does not like to sleep a lot due to their older age. 



Set up is a change of backdrops, beanbag blankets, decorations, outfits, pose, people in the scene.

The £99 booking fee is deducted from your final package

All fees are due in 3 payments: 1 - booking fee of £99; 2 - minimum pay of £400; 3 - final balance on upgraded package / products if any

All products are complimentary and cannot be removed from the packages

£100 wall art credit expires in 30 days

Please contact before booking a special offer MINI session for available dates

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  • When and how do we book?
    All sessions tend to get booked up months in advance. To avoid disappointment it is best if you book your newborn session as early as your 12 week scan. Please check the availability and BOOK ONLINE or CONTACT me with your due date or if you have any questions. The session date is secured only when the session/booking fee of £99 is received (until the fee is paid and cleared the date is not reserved and might be given to anyone else who enquired before or after you but paid/booked online first). When booking please enter your due date as your estimated session date which will be adjusted once the baby arrives. If the baby is already here please book the date that is within 6 to 14 days from baby's birth. Please contact me before booking if the baby is older than 3 weeks.
  • How much does it cost?
    Newborn session/booking fee is £99 and it is due at the time of the booking. The session/booking fee secures your date/slot but does not include any products or images. This fee will be deducted from your final package cost. You do not need to decide which package you want to go for before your session happens and you see the final images. However a minimum a spent of £400 that fully covers the bottom package "SIMPLE" is due before and no later than your session date. The total of £499 covers your newborn session time, equipment, props, photographer's creativity and editing of your final gallery. It also includes 5 x fully edited high resolution images, an online gallery for you to view, share and download your 5 HR images and a luxury box with 5 x mounted prints. One to two weeks after your session you will be invited back to the studio to view your gallery and choose your favourite images. The above fee already includes the "SIMPLE" package but you can always upgrade to next package at the time of your viewing and/or order extra products, prints, wall art and albums.
  • What happens next?
    Once booked I will pencil in your due month (as per your due date) and we will set the date for the session when your baby arrives. Please do not leave the booking until the last minute as sessions get booked well in advance and it is important to fit the baby in within the first 1-3 weeks. While we wait for your baby to arrive we will discuss the colour choices for your session and if there are some specific images that you are drawn to.
  • What happens after the session?
    Following your session your images will be edited to the highest standard and in about 1-2 weeks (excludes holidays and off sick days) you will be invited back to a studio to an in person viewing of your final gallery where you will be able to choose your package and any additional images or wall art / prints / albums you would like - there is no hard sale at all and the choice is entirely up to you. If you are booking your session last minute the editing of your final gallery and your viewing appointment may be delayed as we would have already arranged other viewing appointments before your booking and your session.
  • Do you offer prints, wall art and albums?
    Absolutely! Our goal is that you walk out not only with beautiful digital images on your file but have something to proudly display at home. I only work with the best printing photo labs and suggest you print via your photographer (me) for the best quality display since your newborn images will be cherished for years to come and we wish to provide you exactly that - only unique, bespoke and the best quality product! After the viewing of your gallery you will be able to order products however if you have something in mind already it would be good knowing this in advance so we style and shoot with purpose to match the images to your product. Dream Artsy photo products include high-end acrylic circular wall art, framed acrylics, framed canvases, acrylic photo albums with presentation box and USB, deluxe print box with mounted quality prints, fine art and regular prints, budget coffee table photo books (perfect presents for baby's Grandparents!), also birth announcement cards and much more.
  • Is my baby safe?
    At Dream Artsy Photography your baby will be in the best hands since the photographer not only has 8 years of hands on practice working with babies but trains other photographers worldwide in newborn photography and safe posing. The session is baby led and the baby is never forced into any pose. We also allow plenty of time for feeding and changing whenever the baby needs it. The baby is supported at all times and complex poses are shot as composites which are later edited into one image. You will also come to a professional studio that has all the equipment and posing aids for a newborn baby to be safe and comfortable and everything what a new parent with a newborn would need. Dream Artsy Photography is registered and professionally insured.
  • How do I prepare before my session?
    Shortly before your session you will be sent a What to expect / Prep Guide which will explain more about what is going to happen on the day and how it is best to prepare for the session, what to bring with you.
  • Do I need to bring any props or outfits?
    No absolutely not! All the props, wraps, hats and outfits that you see on Dream Artsy Photography website/IG are available at the studio to use for your newborn session. The only thing what we ask you to bring with you is the baby (obviously!) and the usual baby's bag with some extra nappies and some extra milk. It is really helpful if the baby can have a dummy during the session for those few minutes when he/she needs to settle down - even if never used before a dummy will usually sooth and minimise the milk top ups the baby may need during posing.
  • What should we wear for the session?
    Parents are important if not the most important part of the photo shoot! Shortly before your session we will send you a What to wear / What to expect Guide with tips of what to wear.
  • I am booked in for a full session, can I swap for a mini session if one becomes available?
    No, mini sessions are only valid for new bookings - they are limited and only available at the time of the offer. When you book a full session you have a day reserved for you. Shall you decide to cancel your full session booking you will loose a session/booking fee of £99 that you have paid when booking.
  • Would you be willing to do a session at my home?
    I only work from my studio and due to the extent of the equipment, props and posing aids needed for a newborn session I do not move them around. Dream Artsy Photography studio is based in RG7 4LH.
  • Do you work weekends?
    I only photograph during the working days and working hours. I do not work during National/Bank holidays.
  • How do I book?
    To book a session online and to secure your date please head to our Booking page here:
  • Do you offer payment plans?
    Yes! Please check our SHOP for Klarna payments and enquire if you need any help or have questions.
  • Terms and Conditions
    Dream Artsy reserves the right to change the offered products and prices at any time without further notice. The change in prices or products will not effect those sessions which have their session/booking fees paid already. No current sales or discounts can be applied to the sessions that were booked earlier and at different conditions. ​ Please also note that as a common practice, images taken during the sessions may be used in the Dream Artsy photography portfolio or posted on social media, web, blog, promotional products, studio, portfolio samples or for the purpose of education, training. Please be aware this is a common practice and stipulation of booking with Dream Artsy. If your image is posted on our social media, please feel free to tag yourself and share with family and friends. We also run a monthly giveaway where the most popular social media image wins a free mounted fine art print - please ask us for more details to enter. For any further information please do not hesitate to CONTACT me. *By paying the session/booking fee you agree to ALL the above. ​
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