Newborn Lifestyle Photography

If you’re looking for Surrey baby photographer who specialises in relaxed, newborn lifestyle sessions at home then you’re in the right place!

My newborn photography is about the simplicity of a natural newborn and their family.

There is a lot of posed, prop-based, newborn photography on the internet, but I believe babies are completely beautiful without any of that and I focus on the natural bonding and connection between your new little one and his / her immediate family members.

A big advantage of newborn lifestyle photography is that your baby doesn’t have to be less than 12 days old (as they do with posed, newborn photography). The ideal time for newborn, lifestyle photography is when your baby is around 6-8 weeks old.

Based in Epsom, I offer sessions, at your home, across Surrey and South West London.

This page contains details about What to Expect, Prices, a Booking Form & FAQs Take a look around and if you have any questions then don't hesitate to get in touch!

“Paula captured our new little family in a way that really warms our hearts and everyone who has seen the photos has commented on how natural, loving and beautiful they are! I cannot wait to hang my prints in the house!”
Catherine (Google review)
“We didn’t have great light but somehow you worked your magic as the photos are beautiful”
Joelle (Google review)

What to Expect

With a newborn lifestyle session, I keep everything as straightforward as possible to take the pressure off you. I’ll pop over to talk through how the session can work at your home and which rooms we’ll use (usually main bedroom and / or nursery), help you choose what everyone is going to wear, and give you tips for displaying your beautiful images in your home for the impact you’re looking for.


The pricing is split into two parts - session fee and collections.

Session Fee

Session fee includes:

  • Phone consultation
  • What to expect guide and tips on how to prepare for your session
  • Your photoshoot (1 - 2 1/2 hours)
  • My time carefully selecting and retouching the best images from your session
  • A private, online gallery to review your beautiful photos (32 minimum) 
  • Support arranging frames and choosing products (should you need it)


The session fee does not include any products or digital files. They can be bought as part of a collection once you have seen the final photos.


Collections are very flexible and include a number of digital files AND credit to spend on products (frames, albums, gift prints etc). Products that add a stylish touch to your home and make gorgeous gifts for family members.

Collection prices start from £235.

Your Photoshoot in 3 Simple Steps

1. Book a consultation

First we have a quick chat to compare diaries and you can find out if I'm a good fit for your family!

2. Prepare for your shoot

I aim to make everything as straightforward as possible. From helping you prepare for your shoot to making it a fun experience on the day!

3. Choose your favourite images

View your beautiful gallery to pick your favourite images and see how they look in different products to suit your budget.

Book a Consultation

Start here! Please fill out the form. I aim to get back to you within 2 working days.


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The ideal age for a newborn lifestyle session is when she is 6 – 8 weeks old. She will still look like a newborn then but will be able to smile, lift her head a little & will need fewer feeds / sleeps by then.


With this age 2 1/2 hours is usually enough time for the photo session and feeds, sleeps. However, I’m not a clock watcher and if you or your little one need more time, then it’s not a problem.

Usually newborn sessions take place in a master bedroom and/or your baby’s nursery but can be in any room. The ideal room will have:

  • Lots of natural light - especially near to the bed / area being used for the photos.
  • Plenty of room for me to maneouvre and take shots from different angles
  • Light / white bed linen to bounce light around the room on onto little faces
  • Neutral decor to give your photos a timeless feel

Your decor will obviously feature in the photos so make sure there isn’t anything on show that you don’t want to appear in them. Before you book, I will pop over to visit your home to check that it will work for the shoot and suggest different places at your home we can use.

I have children of my own so I understand what it’s like have a newborn. It’s no problem to reschedule if you need to – your booking fee will just be moved to a new convenient date. I would appreciate a minimum of 48 hours’ notice if possible.


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