Newborn photography

in south wales

The birth of a child is a very special time, a time that flies by all too quickly!


The birth of a child is a very special time, a time that flies by all too quickly!

Your baby is only a newborn for such a short time, and you don’t have long to capture photographs of those gorgeous tiny features. It is so lovely to look back and remember just how small they were!

Babies change so much during the first few weeks and the ‘ideal’ time for a newborn baby to be photographed is up to 10 days old. This is due to them being asleep more at this age.

They still have their curled-up shape they had inside the womb, and it is therefore easier to get those natural newborn images.

A baby is gorgeous at every age however and there are no rules as to when you should have a baby photoshoot done. The following is a guide only, you can have your photographs taken at any age that suits you.

When to have your shoot

As a newborn photographer I get asked for my opinion on what is the ‘best’ time to photograph a baby. In all honesty, I think all ages are lovely:

Up to 10 days
Baby is sleepy, curled up. It is possible to get very beautiful, even naked images, but chances are baby’s eyes will be shut. This is the perfect time to get your newborn photographs.

3 months
Baby is smiley, interactive but still only able to lie down. A lovely age to capture beautiful images.

Around 10 months (Or at the age they can sit unassisted.)
This is a nice time for ‘sitting’ photographs, baby will react and show adorable expressions. It’s a short window before they begin to move!

This will be a very cute stage in your child’s life and it’s incredibly sweet to have memories of this stage.

“I can’t praise Zelda’s work enough. The pictures are fantastic and a beautiful keepsake of a very special time.”


capturing your precious


My Newborn shoots are usually indoors and as a lifestyle photographer I think it is lovely for your shoot to take place in your own home. The images will feel ‘real’ and capture life with your baby as it is, which is what my style of natural newborn baby photography is about.

Using baby’s own blankets and toys is something I like to do too, to give you memories with their favourite things.

With lifestyle baby photography I look to capture tender moments between you and your baby, relaxed in your own surroundings. This style of photography will give you newborn family photos I know you will adore.

Newborn shoots are special to me, I absolutely love them, and so do my clients! Read some of my lovely testimonials  to see!

My pricing is stated as being for “up to 1 hour” however I understand that babies can be unpredictable and so if it takes a bit longer, that is absolutely fine, I don’t want you to feel pressured or worried about time during your shoot.

I aim to give you images that will be amongst your most treasured!

Where I do newborn photoshoots

I am based in Bridgend and my newborn photoshoots cover Bridgend, and the rest of South Wales. If you’d like a newborn photoshoot outside of that area, please let me know and we can discuss it!

Newborn photography prices

My newborn photography photoshoots include the shoot time, editing, and an online gallery of photographs to download.

You can also create a beautiful family photo album to showcase your memories perfectly.