Newborn session. Useful information before your photoshoot



I’m glad that you are here! It means that we are going to meet up very soon.

Here is a little more information I'm hoping you will find useful before your baby’s newborn session.

One of the most important parts of the session is to make sure your baby is fully fed. It makes positioning so much easier, or rather possible, and I will be able to create more of those beautiful images for you. If your baby cooperates well, we can try to wake him or her up towards the end of the session and capture some more images with his/hers eyes open.

We will start from a family/sibling portraits. Once these are done, I’ll ask you to sit back, relax and will take care of your baby.

We will stop for a break every time little one needs it; for feeding, changing nappies or just for cuddles.


If you would like to use a black backdrop, I would recommend wearing also black clothes. Personally I think it adds more intimacy to the images. Decision is yours, of course and if you are not sure about dark shades, nudes also work well with black.

For grey, baby blue, hazel or navy backdrop I would suggest wearing a plain shirt, t-shirt or simple dress in rather light colour or pastels. Denim may be a good option with every colour too.

For more information of how to prepare for the session, please visit my blog post here

As I need to place the backdrop on the ceiling system, I would be grateful for letting me know in advance which of them we will be using for your session.

Please arrive in the clothes you choose for the photoshoot.

Busy patterns, big logos, and strong, fluorescent colours, anything that may take attention of the baby, is not a good idea.

You can bring some clothes for a change in case of nappy accidents. Besides there will be about 26 degrees in the small room, so you may want to wear something loose and less formal after family portraits.

I will have some individually packed snacks here. However it is long, about 3-hour session and you may get hungry. You can bring a sandwich or anything you fancy eating in case my selection is not your taste. Especially if you are arriving with siblings, please make sure you have their favourite snacks with you.

Changing, getting ready, feeding takes most of this time, but it’s good to know positioning sometimes is tricky too.

For the baby

Please take a blanket and a muslin, about 5-7 nappies and a dummy. It may help us, while I transfer your baby from one position to another.

If you express or give formula milk, please pack plenty of it too!


With regards to the setups:

If there is something you specifically like, for example, a prop or colour theme, please let me know before the session, so that I can prepare it and plan around it.

Thank you


I’m Beata Szafer and I am a photographer in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire behind My Beloved Photos

One of my passions that gives me the greatest pleasure in life is creating everlasting memories. With and without a camera in hand :) If you like my style of photography, feel free to get in touch and share what you liked about them the most. By sharing your preferences and vision  I can personalize your session and capture your special moments, as you want them to be remembered.

Most of the time I work from home, where my small and cosy photography studio is based, however I don’t mind travelling for some stunning outdoor photoshoots around Milton Keynes. If you want to get to know me a little better, visit my photography blog.

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