How long is the photoshoot going to take?

Newborn shoots can take up to 4 hours. This time allows for feeding, settling and changing the baby and the sessions are completely baby-led. For this reason I will only book one session per day. As babies can very much pick up on our mood and a change in their environment I never rush a shoot, so please refrain from planning anything else on the day.  Newborns cannot be rushed and sometimes extra time is needed. Patience is the key to a great newborn session.

Family sessions generally take place outdoors. These take approximately an hour depending on location.

Cake Smash and Sitting sessions take approximately an hour, but are completely dependent on the subject. I always try to plan your session around nap times to ensure that your child is at their very best for their session.

When is the best time to book my newborn session?

The ideal time to photograph a brand new baby is around the 7-10 days old mark. However, that said this isn’t the ideal time for all new mothers. With this in mind some may choose to book their session in at any point up untilt he 4 week mark.


If you are interested in booking in for a session please get in touch at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment. Due to the nature of newborns arriving as and when they decide monthly bookings have to be limited for these particular shoots.

What happens if my baby cries during her newborn photo session?

My newborn sessions are completely baby-led. Babies cry generally because they need feeding or comforting. If this happens we will stop and feed/comfort. Your baby’s happiness and well-being is paramount.

When do I choose my pictures?

Your final gallery will be viewed 3 weeks after your session. At this pointwe look at package options and wall-art.

What about safety?

 At NC Hopes Photography the safety and comfort of your baby is a priority. Unlike some other newborn photographers most of my poses are all very natural.

How do I prepare on the morning of the session?

Try to keep your routine prior to your newborn photography shoot or Cake Smash shoot the same as normal. Little ones pick up on change quickly and we want to ensure baby is at its happiest for photographs.


If possible dress baby in a baby grow that buttons at the front without a vest underneath. This will help enable me to sytart the session without waking your little one (newborn sessions).

What shall I bring with me to the shoot?

I provide refreshments during your session. However please bring nappies and a change of clothes including clothing for yourself during the photo session.

What should we wear for the session?

I always encourage parents to get involved in all session types. Therefore with this in mind please bring something suitable to wear. I generally try to call all clients prior to their sessions to discuss. Plain colours work best. Please avoid patterns and stripes.

I want your images to look fabulous on your walls forever so please bring items that you feel not only comfortable in but that will not date. Colours that work well inlcude blue denims, whites, creams, pale pastels, greys and oatmeals.

I am breastfeeding?will i get privacy to feed?

Of course. All new mums need to feed and if you require privacy in which to do this I will leave the room at this point. I want all my mothers to feel at ease at their sessions.

when will i receive my images?
Do you offer wedding photography?

Yes. Please get in touch for a quote for either a full or half-day coverage of your big day!

What Session are you interested in?

07422 528951 | nchopesphotography@outlook.com

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