Kew Newborn Photography | A Natural Newborn Photo Shoot In London

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It is always so wonderful to be asked to capture a baby’s precious first days with their family, and I’m excited to share this gorgeous baby boy’s newborn photo shoot with you today.

His session took place in October at my South West London studio, which is close to Hampton Court and around a 30 minute drive from Kew.

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The Best Time For A Newborn Baby Photo Shoot

This baby boy was just under two weeks old on the day of his session, which is the perfect age for posed newborn photography.

Typically I arrange sessions for when a baby is aged between 5 and 14 days old.

During this window new babies usually spend long periods of time asleep, and enjoy being curled up in womb-like positions. So they are likely to be relaxed and settled through the shoot.

This baby boy was very calm and relaxed throughout. And when I’m photographing baby it’s really important to me that parents feel comfortable and relaxed too – after all having a new baby can be very tiring!

My studio is warm, comfortable and has everything I need to safely photograph each baby and family. There’s a selection of organic teas and coffee, snacks, baby change, feeding pillows, and organic toiletries on hand, and I aim to make sure that every family has a relaxed, comfortable experience.


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A Taupe Colour Palette For The Newborn Session

This baby’s parents chose a lovely taupe colour palette for his photographs.

I don’t use any props in my photography, but do have a selection of blankets and wraps in soft, neutral tones.

Before a newborn 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.

After each studio session I process each photograph in colour and black and white. You can see some examples of each in this post.


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black and white photo of baby toes from newborn photo shoot

Wrapped up baby at newborn photo shoot in London

At the end of the session we took family portraits – some of each parent alone with their new baby and some of the whole family together. You can see a couple of these here:

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I hope  you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favourite photographs from this newborn baby boy’s session.

If you’re thinking about booking a newborn photo shoot it’s best to get in touch to book your session before your baby is born as I can be booked up weeks or months in advance.

You can find out more about working with me 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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