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First Birthday
Capturing memories that last a lifetime 

Capture the precious moments and celebrate your little one's first birthday  with Nicola Ellen Photography!  I am an experienced photographer who has been work 

 

Newborn Photographer in Canterbury, Ashford and Folkestone. Nicola Ellen Photography specialises in capturing memories from these early stages of your little one's life.  After having two beautiful girls myself, I will never forget the moment they came into this world but these first moments go by so quickly. Being able to capture these special moments for parents for you to look back on for years to come. 

Session Fee

All of my sessions cost £35. The session fee secures your 4 hour session in my studio and the use of outfits and props (the session fee does not include any digitals or prints at this stage). Each session includes a variety of photographs, including posed bean bag shots of your newborn, sibling and parent shots. Before the session, I like to discuss the style of images that you are keen to capture, this will be either be via telephone, virtual meeting or email.

 

Within 2-3 weeks following your session you have the option to return to the studio to view your images. There are a variety of different packages to choose from, including print and digital packages, stunning presentation boxes and also the option to purchase beautiful wall art (all samples are available to view).

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to photograph my little one?

 

The best time to photograph your little one is when they are between 5 -15 days old. During these early days, babies are much more sleepy, making it easier to put them into those beautiful curled poses. But, please don't worry if your little one is older than this. Due to the restrictions that we have had, I have captured beautiful images of babies that are 12 weeks old. Yes, we even managed to get a couple of sleepy shots too.

How long will my session last?

 

A newborn session can last from 2 - 4 hours depending on your baby. I like to allow time for any feeds or changes and of course refreshments for you all. I like to allow plenty pop time in these sessions so I only book one newborn a day. I like to think that the sessions are also your opportunity to have some time to relax and have a little bit of needed down time. I always suggest bringing magazines, iPads or just sit and enjoy watching memories being captured of your little one, 

Can my other children be included in the photographs?

 

Yes absolutely. If the siblings are young, I normally suggest that we juggle the session by capturing your family and sibling images first. After this, your other children can relax or sometimes it works well if a relative is available to take the children to a local play park whilst we finish the session. I always recommend Badgers Hill farm. A free farm near the studio, where you can buy drinks and food and see some gorgeous animals.

When do I book my session? 

 

To guarantee your newborn session, I suggest booking when you enter your second trimester of pregnancy. 

When I take your booking, we put your due date as a provisional date. However, knowing that babies don't always like to arrive on time or like to keep us on our toes and arrive earlier than expected, I keep enough dates available in each month. Once your little one arrives, we then book your session at the next convenient slot.

Before each session, I like to discuss via email or phone the details of your shoot, such as timings, types of shots, numbers attending the session etc.

What happens at my session?

At your session, I will take a variety of shots including family, sibling and individual posed photographs of your little one. I will pose your baby using a selection of my wraps, outfits and props, which will be available to look at before the shoot begins. Please feel free to bring along any small sentimental items you wish to be included in the photographs (for example teddies or blankets).

 

When do I get my photographs?
 

Within three weeks of your session, I will contact you to select a date and time to view your images. The viewing will take place back at my studio, where you will be able to look at the images in mounted prints on display.  All of my newborn packages include prints and downloadable images. I offer a variety of packages and also have a beautiful wall art to add to your package - these can all be viewed at my studio.

For more information on prices and packages, please click on the 'Let's Talk' button and get in touch.

Newborn Photographer, Ashford and Canterbury

Diamond

  • 4 hour newborn session.

  • Family and siblings photos included in every session

  • Full use of props and outfits

  • In person viewing of your images

  • Professional image enhancement.

  • 20+ high resolution digital images from the session (via an online gallery)

  • Ten mounted 10 x 8 prints of your chosen images the digitals chosen in a presentation box

  • Facebook cover photo collage

  • High resolution resolution HD slide show with your chose 20+ images.

  • £100 wall art voucher

  • £50 off a sitter session. 

£449

Newborn Photographer, Ashford and Canterbury

Gold

  • 4 hour newborn session.

  • Family and siblings photos included in every session

  • Full use of props and outfits

  • In person viewing of your images

  • Professional image enhancement.

  • 10 high resolution digital images from the session (via an online gallery)

  • Five 10 x 8 prints of your chosen images 

£349

Newborn Photographer, Ashford and Canterbury

Silver

  • 4 hour newborn session.

  • Family and siblings photos included in every session

  • Full use of props and outfits

  • In person viewing of your images

  • Professional image enhancement.

  • 5 high resolution digital images from the session (via an online gallery)

  • Three 10 x 8 prints of your chosen images 

£249

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