I am based in Southampton in Hampshire England and serve a wide area including Southampton, Bournemouth, Basingstoke, Poole, Waterlooville, Fareham and more. I have a cosy home studio and I also offer a home photoshoot service. I welcome you to get in touch! I travel to many locations with my newborn photography equipment, so please ask if I cover your area, you may be pleasantly surprised!
Due to the current Covid-19 crisis, I currently only offer 8-10 indoor newborn photography sessions a month, this is so I can allow for careful cleaning of items and equipment used as well as carry out just one session a day for the next few months. I book up months in advance, so I generally recommend you reserve your place early (12-20 weeks is a great time to book). You do not need to pay in full to reserve your place, there is just a small reservation fee.
Newborn photography requires a flexible approach, it is generally carried out within the first 7-21 days from birth, but it can be longer in some cases, so please don't worry if your baby is older, they're still brand new. Reserving yourself a placement in advance means you don't need to worry about trying to find a last minute space and importantly, maybe not get the photographer you really wanted, we all have our own artistic styles which you can fall in love with. I do also try to accommodate last minute bookings as my diary is always changing, so pop me a message if baby has arrived.
Lovingly Lydia put the safety and comfort of your baby first. I have studied several newborn photography safety classes and invested in studying posing, lighting, wrapping, setup and workflow. And more than any of this, I am a mum myself.
Being a digital art specialist also means I can create dreamy images to hang in your nursery or home. Digital art can be created as part of your newborn session, please contact me for a quotation or with any questions or ideas, digital art should be planned before your session for the best results.
Have you already had your baby or are due very soon?
If you have already had your baby but not had the chance to book yet, perhaps your baby was spending time in the NICU or you simply forgot or didn't think to book, please contact me for a chat. It may not be too late! My diary is always in motion, so for a last minute session, pop me a message and I can talk you through your options.