Claygate Newborn Photographer

Claygate Newborn Photographer

I’m delighted to share this beautiful baby girl’s newborn session with you today, which took place at my studio when she was 13 days old.

The ideal time for a newborn session is when babies are between 5 and 14 days old, so this was perfect timing. During this window babies typically spend most of the day sleeping and are most likely to be settled and relaxed during their shoot. At this age babies also typically enjoy being curled up in womb-like poses, which makes the newborn photography poses comfortable for them.

Having the shoot so early in your baby’s life means that it’s best to plan ahead so most families book their session before their baby is born. Because babies rarely arrive on time, I make a note of their due date when they book and then we confirm the date of their session once their baby arrives.


Natural newborn photography claygate surrey

At the studio I have a large selection of blankets and wraps in soft, neutral tones. And before each session I’ll work with the family to choose a colour theme that fits their style, and complements their home decor should they choose to display the pictures on the wall.

For this baby girl’s session her parents chose a grey colour scheme, which works beautifully in both colour and black and white photographs. 


Newborn Baby Photography Claygate

Newborn Photo Shoot Claygate Surrey

Surrey Newborn Photographer Clare Murthy

During a newborn session I’ll spend the majority of the time photographing your new baby, and take a baby-led approach. I’ll follow your baby’s lead and if they need to pause for a feed, nappy change or cuddle we will do just that. I build plenty of time into the session to allow for these breaks, so there’s no rush. At the end of the session we’ll take parent and baby photographs, family photographs and sibling photographs if you have older children.

newborn family photos claygate

I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing the highlights from this baby girl’s newborn session.


If you’re just starting to look for a photographer to photograph your new baby, you may find these articles and resources helpful:


If you’d like to find out more about booking a newborn session at my East Molesey studio, you can find more information here:


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Clare Murthy

I’m a newborn, baby and family photographer working with families from South West London and Surrey. I specialise in timeless, natural photography with no props or unnatural posing. I photograph babies at my studio, and families in beautiful outdoor locations. I'm based on the Surrey / London border, close to Hampton Court.
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