Telling the story of baby's first weeks




The first few weeks with your newborn are a special time, when you are getting to know each other and getting to grips with the huge changes to your life. Although it might not seem like it at 4am, this newborn phase is quickly over and replaced with the baby phase, as they start to connect with their wider world and learn to roll, sit and crawl. But during the first few months, your newborn is simply focussed on you and their most basic needs.

Your baby is changing before your eyes. During these first weeks, amidst all the challenges that life throws at you, life can seem so hectic that it’s hard to pause and take it all in. 

My photo sessions aim to capture all of this. We want to savour this moment, with portraits of baby, their tiny details and relaxed portraits of you with baby. To tell the story of your newborn’s first few weeks, my newborn photo sessions take place at home, where both you and baby feel most comfortable. With small details of your home included in the photos this makes it personal to your family story, and as this is such a big part of your baby's childhood those details will be a source of warming nostalgia when as they grow up.  


meet Ellie

I am a professional photographer specialising in families, newborns, branding & commercial photography.

I’m mum to a 5 year old boy and 9 year old girl, but I also have years of experience and training in working with babies safely.


my style

Your newborn is beautiful and perfect, and this is what I capture in my natural storytelling style..

I do not pose baby or use baskets and props, instead we capture baby's life and the authentic bond between baby and you...


a relaxed vibe

Client often say how I make them feel relaxed straight away. Maybe because I’m very honest and rather self-deprecating.

With newborn shoots in your own home, you will quickly find yourself relaxed and enjoying your shoot - I love chatting about birth, baby poo, relux and all the other delights of having a new baby!

A few years later, and I still look at my photos and well up!!
They capture such a special memory for me. We will cherish them forever.
— Charlotte Palazzo, Bollington
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Newborn Shoots

Newborn shoots take place at your home, and we tailor the shoot to capture your wishes, whether you want to have primarily portraits of baby, or include older siblings or have a little of eveything - you let me know what is important to you and I will capture a gallery of images to make your heart sing.

Newborn shoots should take place in the first 12 weeks, and different ages capture different details. Under 6 weeks captures the more newborn sleepiness, and at very young ages they may still be very curled up as in the womb. At closer to 12 weeks we can capture more awake photos, smiles and facial expressions. So for relaxed home newborn sessions that I offer, there isn’t any time pressure as posed newborn sessions require.

I do recommend booking in for a newborn session before birth however, as busy times of year I can be booked a few months in advance and would hate for you to be disappointed. However we don’t need to fix the date then, unless you wish to, so you are free to schedule the session after baby arrives..

  • Shoot at your home

  • Up to 3 hours shooting

  • Guidance on what to wear so that you feel comfortable but the most flattering options post-birth

  • Order session in your own home, at a time to suit you, 2 weeks after your shoot

  • Up to 40 images to choose from

  • Shoot fee does not include digital images, prints or frames.

  • Products and collections are purchased at your Order Session - prices below.

£75 weekdays | £150 weekends



After your newborn shoot you can choose a collections once you have seen your images at your Order Session.

All my collections include digital images so you can keep your images safe forever and print them as often and as large as you wish. Parents are busy people, so let's face it - it might be months, even years, before you get around to printing, let alone framing, your images. I want you to start enjoying your images right away so that's why I encourage you to include some mounted or framed images in your choice. If you have something else in mind, you can take a download the COMPLETE PRICE GUIDE here.

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Ellie has a natural ability to make you feel instantly relaxed. She captured our baby just as we wanted - with beautiful, natural images.
— Aimee Whitaker, Macclesfield


Get in touch

To check my availability, or find out a bit more about newborn photo shoots at home, please drop me a line below.