BABY PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON & SURREY

Those early weeks with your baby pass in a flash. Before you know it they’re smiling, melting your heart with their gorgeous giggles, rolling, sitting and crawling. 

My baby milestone sessions freeze these moments for you. Capturing all of your baby’s scrummy details with simple, natural photographs. So you can remember exactly how adorable they were at this age.

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BABY PHOTOGRAPHY IN LONDON & SURREY

Those early weeks with your baby pass in a flash. Before you know it they’re smiling, melting your heart with their gorgeous giggles, rolling, sitting and crawling. 

My baby milestone sessions freeze these moments for you. Capturing all of your baby’s scrummy details with simple, natural photographs. So you can remember exactly how adorable they were at this age.

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NATURAL, TIMELESS BABY PORTRAITS

Clare Murthy Photographing A Baby

So you’re thinking about booking a baby photo shoot? That’s wonderful to hear!

If you’re looking for natural photographs of your baby, and don’t like the idea of complicated ‘sets’ or fancy outfits you’re in the right place. 

I specialise in natural baby photography. No babies sitting in baskets, or dressed in fancy outfits. Just simple, natural photographs that won’t go out of fashion. 

If this sounds like what you’re looking for please do get in touch. I’d love to hear from you.

How It Works

Baby Boy Photographed By Clare Murthy

SETTING A DATE

Your baby’s first year is full of new milestones and new discoveries. Every month brings a new stage for us to capture! Milestone sessions are suitable for babies aged between 3 and 13 months. I offer sessions on weekdays and on Saturday mornings.

To book your session please get in touch by email, phone or by filling in the form at the end of this page. When I receive your session fee your place is confirmed in my diary.

BEFORE YOUR SESSION

Before your shoot I’ll be at the end of the phone to answer any questions you have, and learn about your family so that I can tailor the shoot to you. 

I’ll also share lots of practical tips to help you prepare, from what to bring to what to wear.

A few days before we’ll have a chat on the phone to run through all of the final details, and make sure you feel prepared for a relaxed, enjoyable session.

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YOUR BABY PHOTO SHOOT

The day of your session has arrived! We’ll usually spend around an hour together, but I won’t spend all of this time taking photographs. Most babies will need a few breaks during the session for a feed, nappy change or cuddle with you.

During the session you’re my guest. With a selection of organic teas and coffee, snacks, baby change, feeding pillows, and organic toiletries on hand I’ll make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable. 

At the end we’ll photograph you all as a family, including sibling portraits if you have older children.

VIEWING YOUR PORTRAITS

Around a week after your session we’ll meet at my studio for your viewing. This is when you see the photographs from your session for the first time, and choose your favourite pictures.

I’ll be on hand to give as much or as little help as you need. I can help you design albums and gallery walls, or choose the best way to display your new photographs. I promise that there’s no pressure or hard sell – that’s just not my style!

The viewing is where you place your order and make payment. Once payment is received, digital images will be delivered within 24 hours and printed items will be delivered to your door 4-6 weeks later.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I’m sure you’ll want to make an informed decision about who you choose to photograph your baby, and you might have some questions. If you can’t find your question here please send me a message using the form below, and I’d be delighted to answer it for you.

Baby milestone sessions are suitable for babies aged 3 to 13 months.

I offer sessions on weekdays and Saturday mornings. It’s best to book your session at least a month in advance to ensure availability. This also gives you time to arrange outfits, hair cuts for the family, and any other preparations you’d like to make. 

At my busiest times of year Saturday mornings can be booked up a few months ahead. So if you’d prefer a Saturday session it’s best to book as early as possible.

Baby milestone sessions are suitable for babies aged 3 to 13 months.

I offer sessions on weekdays and Saturday mornings. It’s best to book your session at least a month in advance to ensure availability. This also gives you time to arrange outfits, hair cuts for the family, and any other preparations you’d like to make. 

At my busiest times of year Saturday mornings can be booked up a few months ahead. So if you’d prefer a Saturday session it’s best to book as early as possible.

We’re all learning how to navigate the ‘new normal’ at the moment, and I completely understand that you may be worried about booking a session and then it not being able to go ahead because of Coronavirus restrictions.

In this article I’ve explained what will happen if we can’t go ahead because of a lockdown or if someone in your household or my household has symptoms:

What if my photo shoot can’t go ahead because of Coronavirus restrictions? 

I want your photo shoot to be a special and enjoyable experience for you and if you have any other questions please do get in touch.

My studio is in East Molesey which is on the Surrey / London border.

We’re a short walk from Hampton Court train station, which is served by direct trains from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Surbiton.

Most families choose to drive, and there’s plenty of free parking outside.

On occasion I do take my studio kit to clients homes to photograph their baby there. There is an extra charge for this service.

If this is something you would like to discuss please do get in touch. You can send me a message using the form at the end of this page, or give me a call on 07522 760530.

Once your baby can confidently support their own head, and enjoys tummy time they’re ready for a baby milestone session. This is usually around 3 months of age. Before this age it’s very difficult to take a variety of photographs because your baby will only be comfortable on their back or in your arms.

The ideal time the best time for a session is usually between 6-10 months when your baby can confidently sit unsupported, but isn’t yet crawling.

My style of photography is very natural, and I prefer the focus of the photographs to be on your beautiful baby, rather than lots of props or novelty sets.

I do have some small, traditional soft and wooden toys at the studio. Sometimes it can be helpful to include these in photographs if your baby is distracted or a little unsettled as it gives them something to focus on.

You may also like to bring one or two sentimental items such as a blanket crocheted by Granny or a special soft toy. If this is something you would like to do please let me know and I will incorporate them into one or two of the photographs with your baby.

My style of photography is very natural, and I prefer the focus of the photographs to be on your beautiful baby, rather than lots of props or novelty sets.

I do have some small, traditional soft and wooden toys at the studio. Sometimes it can be helpful to include these in photographs if your baby is distracted or a little unsettled as it gives them something to focus on.

You may also like to bring one or two sentimental items such as a blanket crocheted by Granny or a special soft toy. If this is something you would like to do please let me know and I will incorporate them into one or two of the photographs with your baby.

I take your privacy very seriously, and will only publish pictures from your shoot in my online portfolios with your permission. If you do give permission the pictures are always shared anonymously (I would never share your or your baby’s names.)

I will ask you about this when you book your session, and if you don’t want me to share the pictures from your session you can let me know then.

Yes. After your session you’ll have the option to buy high resolution digital images, printed items or a combination of both. Whichever option is right for you.

You can find my baby milestone photography prices here.

Bringing your own outfits for your baby to wear is optional; here at the studio I have a selection of outfits for babies age 3 months to 13 months that you’re welcome to use. The outfits are all in soft neutral colours and in neutral textures.

Some families also like to bring their own outfits for the shoot. In this case I recommend well-fitting clothes, soft textures and neutral colours.

This article explains more about choosing outfits for your baby’s session: Choosing clothes for your baby’s milestone session.

GET IN TOUCH

If you’d like to make a booking or ask a question you can get in touch here. I’d love to hear from you.

I’ll always respond to your message within 24 hours. If you haven’t heard from me during this time there has probably been some kind of technical hitch. Please do get in touch again.