Your Newborn Session at Francesca Weeks Photography
Newborn babies. Tiny, fragile, heart stealing little cuties. In the initial 2 weeks, they enjoy staying curled up in womb-like poses and catching more Zs then most of us get in an entire year. They soon fill out, become more alert, and start to babble, and it ends up being hard to remember what that newborn stage looked like. Trust me; my 7 month old little blondie looks nothing like the 6lb 7oz dark haired beauty I first set eyes on!
A newborn session helps flood back the memories of your first giraffe steps into parenthood. Framing your beautiful little bubba in their earliest beauty!
Baby brain is a real thing, and booking in photos can often be forgotten or overlooked. Booking in early, when your due date is known, means that you can secure the time to sit back and admire your newest creation. Take time to pause. To absorb the oh so lovely rolls that form across your baby's back, the tiny fingers and toes that you made, and the delicate little features that make your baby your baby.
A newborn session, with me, is done in the first 4-14 days of your baby's life. The sessions are held in my cosy home studio in Bromley, where I create the perfect environment for you baby. Your baby is safe in my hands, allowing you to sit back and admire your bubba. The sessions are between 2-4 hours long, very baby-led! The timespan allows for feeding, cuddles and nappy changes.
Each session is bespoke to you and your taste. Colours, props, family poses... Let me know what you like, and I will plan your session with your aesthetic in mind.
What makes me different? Well, I am passionate about meeting babies from all cultures. I am blessed that I have met babies whose parents are from all over the world. I love the diversity of my portfolio! I’m particularly well known for my family images, creating photos that show strong bonds and characters. My clients regularly say that my easygoing nature led to a relaxed and enjoyable session.
I won't add them all, as I don't want to make this too long! But here are just a few recent reviews (these and more can be found on my facebook page)...
Karen Thomas wrote...
Everyone says ‘they grow up so fast’ so I wanted to make sure I could capture some photos of my son as early as possible - Francesca Weeks Photography offered an amazing and incredibly personal service to do that. Francesca’s professionalism and experience made everything so easy, from the initial enquiry, to the day itself and through to receiving my final photos.
Francesca put my son and I at complete ease on the day, and she was able to create a relaxed environment to allow my son to not fuss whilst his pictures were being taken - she even took the time to show me a few tricks to help soothe him at home. The photos she took turned out absolutely stunning, and better than I could have hoped. She was happy to take requests for particular styles from me, as well as happily suggesting some others she thought I would like. She couldn’t have taken any better photos.
Francesca’s personable and friendly style really made the whole session great, and it was lovely to work with her on selecting the photos. The time and care she took over them cannot be praised enough. I would highly recommend Francesca Weeks Photography and can’t wait to have more photos taken of my little man!
Nikki Foxall wrote...
I can’t recommend Francesca enough, we had a fabulous experience with her; both my husband and 8 day old daughter were made to feel very relaxed. It was my first outing out after a Caesarean section and I felt like we were all in safe hands and even picked up a few tips from Francesca in relation to handling and calming a newborn she is professional and personal and knows exactly what she’s doing. We are so happy with the results and I would recommend Francesca to any of my friends with newborns. We will treasure these photos for ever and family and friends love them. That’s the Christmas presents for the grandparents sorted. Thank you so much!
Lucy Esterday wrote...
Francesca took some fabulous pictures of our newborn son, my husband and me, just a few days after we'd got home from hospital. With the baby being so new, I really wasn't sure how it would go, but the atmosphere was calm, relaxed and baby led. Francesca handled our little one with practiced care and I was at ease throughout. The pictures are brilliant - we love them. I'd thoroughly recommend Francesca for family shoots.
Absolutely loved our newborn session with Francesca today, she is very welcoming, friendly and talented, handled our bubba with the most care, he was kept happy and calm throughout the whole session thanks to her lovely charm. The studio is very well equipped with a large variety of props and is also kept at a comfortable temperature for bubba. Can't wait to see our final photos xxx
And lastly, Stacey Elreesh wrote...
Francesca was amazing Despite Reign being my 3rd baby this was my first experience of a newborn shoot and i was nervous about my baby being handled by a stranger as soon as i got there she put me at ease right away she was so gentle and knew exactly what she was doing she got Reign to sleep very quickly and he was soo relaxed the whole time. The pictures are absolutely stunning i would recomend francesca over and over. Thank you from myself and Reign xxx
My style is very neutral, with a pop of pink or blue normally. I love deep earthy tones, or a mixture of greys. I try and match the colours that will best suit your baby's skin tone. I have a range of props, including several new items! I buy quality props; soft wool to place your baby on, beautiful wooden props, hand knitted teddies, lush backdrops and more!
There are a range of newborn poses that are done on a bean bag (I have a specialist beanbag for newborn photography).
The first is by far the most recommended by my clients...
1. The tushie up pose.
The second comes a close second!
2. The chin on hands pose!
3. The side lying pose
4. The taco pose
5. Huck Finn
6. The Potato sack pose
7. The froggy pose
8. Swaddled pose
Family, parent and sibling images are my absolute favourite to capture! Seeing your tiny newborn baby placed in your hands is so special and precious. Your first family photo with the new bubba would look lovely framed on the wall. For those of you with children already, what would look better in the nursery than your children sharing a moment?!
You can book in at any time for your newborn session (once due date is known). I take bookings by due date, using it as just and estimate. I only take a maximum of 8 newborn bookings per month, so early booking is preferred. I do occasionally have last minute availability, so please enquire regardless.
To book or for more information, fill out the form on my contact page, email me at email@example.com or call me on 07908765557.
For more information about a newborn session with me, including pricing, see my newborn session page.