Let the journey begin...

Having a baby is one of the most life-changing experiences you can have, and I understand that you want to remember this time forever. The newborn period passes by so quickly - investing in beautiful, high quality photographs is the perfect way to preserve these feelings and memories for a lifetime and beyond.

When you choose Holly Rose Photography to help you capture these all important images, you can be safe in the knowledge that I will put my heart and soul into capturing the beautiful and meaningful images you need. When I take photographs for you I believe I am capturing your history - your memories that will never fade because you have the pictures to look back on. At heart I am a story teller - and I want to tell your family's story in gorgeous photos that you will want to share with your family and friends and cherish forever.

Because this is about more than just taking some pictures.

It's about creating and capturing memories that will last a lifetime!

Holly Rose Photography offers a boutique, full service photography experience, which means I will personally guide you through each step of the way, from planning what to wear and advising how to prepare your baby for the session, to helping you choose your images and picking the best way to display them in your home. My aim is to create a luxurious and fun experience along the way. Find out more about the difference between 'full service' photographers and 'shoot and burn' photographers here.

 

 

Holly Rose Photography offers two kinds of sessions for documenting this unique moment in your child's life, 'lifestyle' sessions or 'lifestyle + posed' sessions.

Lifestyle Sessions
 

Your Newborn Session

Lifestyle portraits are an ideal way to capture the raw emotion of the moment. Candid images, unposed, artistically portray things just as they are; real moments frozen in time for you and your family to enjoy over and over. Once your little bundle has arrived, I’ll come to spend time with you in your home to make some beautiful, natural images of the three of you in those early days together — making sure we  record all the tiny details that make your new baby so unique. I’ll include shots with mum and dad, siblings, and even the family pet interacting with baby. Most lifestyle pictures will be taken with baby in your arms. I’ll still take plenty of pictures of 

 only baby, but will use your arms to cradle baby safely for the images. I may also take pictures of baby tucked up snuggly warm in their moses basket or cot.  Lifestyle only sessions do not require as much time as a posed session, and are ideal for fussy babies who have difficulty falling asleep. A typical lifestyle session lasts anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, depending on baby. They can also take place at anytime during the first 8 weeks, although the earlier the better—they change so fast when they’re this tiny!

 
Lifestyle + Posed Sessions

Sessions including posing may take a bit more time and elbow grease than lifestyle, but it's well worth the work! With a few soft blankets and wraps and cooperation from baby, posed sessions result in images that will make the whole family, friends, and Facebook buds go Ga-Ga. Cute hats, and blankets surround your little one while I

capture Baby slumbering in natural poses on comfy pillows. A typical lifestyle + posed session may last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. You'll need to plan for a minimum of 3 hours for the session to ensure we get the best (and most adorable) results. ‘Posed’ shots can be taken with baby in clothes, in just a nappy covered by one of my coloured wraps, covered with a blanket (mine or yours) or completely naked (with all private baby parts carefully

hidden!). If you would like to include some posing in your session please let me know in advance as I will need to bring extra equipment, blankets, wraps etc.  Holly Rose Photography does not offer any non-self-supporting poses such as the ‘froggy’ or ’head in hands’ pose involving the baby balancing their chins on their hands. These types of poses can be risky for baby when not done correctly. I also don’t balance babies in buckets, bowls, baskets or other containers which may be uncomfortable or unstable. Your baby’s safety and comfort is paramount at all times.

What's included?

All Newborn Portrait Sessions with Holly Rose Photography include:

  • 50% off a mini maternity session

  • Pre-session advice on what to wear and how to prepare your baby & family

  • A one to four hour newborn photo session (dependent on the kind of session you choose and on your baby and how calm they are) fully tailored to meet your specific requirements

  • A 'Birth Announcement' sneak peek slideshow available within 7 days of your session (can opt out of social media publishing on request).

  • Digital download of all newborn gallery images in watermarked Low Resolution format - Images are suitable for viewing on digital devices (phones, computers, tablets etc) and for sharing on social media. (PLEASE NOTE: low resolution files are non-printable)

  • £200 print credit towards your chosen collection or A La Carte purchase

  • A complimentary mini sitter session to be booked for when baby is 6 - 9 months old and is sitting unsupported.

When should we book the session?

As soon as baby comes, it's non-stop late nights and hard work for Mum and Dad. Coordinating a photo session seems like the last thing on your list of priorities. This is why I recommend booking your session at least 2-4 months in advance of your due date (during your second trimester) to make sure everything is lined up ahead of time and you don't have to worry! I’ll keep your due date in mind and make sure I have plenty of flexibility in my diary around that time. It is especially important to book early if you'd like a mini maternity session, as this need to be planned for during your third trimester. Once your little bundle of joy arrives, please contact me to let me know the happy news. I will work closely with you or a family member to find a day and time that works for everyone. Remember - newborns are best photographed under 4 weeks of age; the ideal timing between 6 and 14 days.

If your little one has already arrived, please don't panic. Babies rarely arrive when expected, and because I keep my diary flexible to accomodate this I can sometimes fit in last minute bookings for babies who are already here and ready to go! Please contact me as soon as possible and I will do my best to fit you in.

Session Fee

The session fee for both Lifestyle and Lifestyle + Posed sessions is £299 (£200 of which is returned to you in print credit). The session fee is due in full at the time of booking. Gift Certificates are also available.

 

Your Maternity Session

Holly Rose Photography will help you capture the excitement and anticipation of this special time as you await your new arrival. I’ll show the love between you as a couple and the love you already have for the little person you are waiting for...

Because I understand that you love them from the moment you know they are there!

A Mini Maternity session is a great way for us to get to know each other and for me to break the ice with any big brother or sisters-to-be. They last around 30 minutes and can take place in your home or on location at a place of your choice. It’s best to plan your session for when you are between 32 and 36 weeks pregnant – any earlier and your bump might not show much, any later and you could be too uncomfortable to enjoy the experience!

 

Session Fee

 

The Mini Maternity session fee is £99. Save 50% when you book a mini maternity session at the same time as your newborn session.

What's included?

All Mini Maternity Sessions with Holly Rose Photography include:

  • Pre-session advice on what to wear and how to prepare any soon-to-be big brothers or sisters

  • A 30 minute photo session at your home or a location of your choice

  • Online viewing of your maternity gallery within around 14 days of your session

  • Three (3) watermarked low resolution (non-printable) digital files & matching non-watermarked 7x5 prints

  • The opportunity to purchase additional digital files and print products featuring your maternity images through your online gallery

 

Your Mini Sitter Session

All newborn sessions with Holly Rose Photography include a complimentary mini sitter session. This session is arranged for when baby is sitting up unsupported (usually between 6 and 9 months).

 

 

What's included?

All Mini Sitter Sessions with Holly Rose Photography include:

  • Pre-session advice on what to wear and how to prepare baby

  • A 30 minute photo session at your home or a location of your choice

  • Online viewing of your mini sitter session gallery within around 14 days of your session

  • One (1) watermarked low resolution (non-printable) digital files & matching non-watermarked 7x5 print

  • The opportunity to purchase additional digital files and print products featuring your images through your online gallery

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