Newborn Photography Manchester

Babys first moments are gone in the blink of an eye, that’s why professional baby photographs should be a priority!   Capture that very special look in the first 10 days. Plan ahead and we will work flexibly around your dates so there is one less stressful thing to do after the baby is born.

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Newborn Baby Photography

Newborn Baby Photography.

My priority is always mother and baby. Your well being always comes first, then, we concentrate on making beautiful & stunning newborn baby photos.

The studio is always warm and a big comfortable chair has mums name on it.

We will start with a little chat and a cup of tea or coffee. I then have a number of swaddles and outfits ready once mum has put baby into one of our special vests.

I have a special Newborn baby posing bed and a number of props and wicker baskets that create that awe factor.

I can create memorable picture in many different colours, neutral as well as pinks and blues. I have also a great selection of fancy digital backdrops we can discuss.

Shots with Mum and Dad are always great to look back on and skin on skin images are popular and timeless. I have picture albums for you to pick ideas from so don’t worry.

The Photo Shoot

I am a father of 4 and I have also attended training courses in Newborn Photography and I am well qualified to photograph your precious bundle while you are here.

Mum is always in charge and we will always break when required for a feed or nappy change.

Getting you the best memorable photographs is my desire and I have lots of practise & tons of patience.

We will always discuss which package is best for you prior to our shoot and when we book your photoshoot, I am very flexible to move it forwards or backwards to accommodate any surprises the little one may spring on us.

Newborn Questions & Answers

How long is the photoshoot?

Much will depend on what type of pictures you want. There are different formats such as Baby only, Baby with parents, Baby with siblings and Baby with Grandparents.  It also depends on the Baby Boss! Generally speaking, basic shoots last around 2 hours.

Do I need to bring any outfits?

You certainly don’t need too but if you have something special then bring it along.  Just let me know beforehand.

Is everything clean?

Its spotless! and Dettol is used on everything.

Are your newborn photoshoots near me?

We are near everywhere!

For more details on Atherton Photo Studio and our location Click Here

The studio has free parking and is situated in North Manchester. It’s ideal for Manchester, Bolton, Wigan and Warrington.

There is a railway link and I have had many clients from Liverpool, Cumbria and Cheshire.

I want to make an enquiry, what do I do?

You are the same as everyone else and I am here to help so don’t worry.

Simply fill in our online booking form at the bottom of this page. I will get back to you by phone or email and you can ask me any questions you have.

Only when you are happy I will book you in and ask you for a deposit.

Your invoice and booking confirmation will be emailed to you.

What do I need to do before my newborn photo session?


I have put together a helpful document called ‘Newborn Photography Session – A Vital Read’ exclusive to my clients only. This will guide you in you preperation. This will be sent to you a few days before the photoshoot.

This is an ideal time for you to email or phone me with any questions you may still have.

What happens during the photo session?


We usually start with a cup of tea or coffee and of course, a little chat.

I want to get a feel for your needs and preferences. How they will be using the photos? This is so I can give you appropriate aspect ratios, set the right tone.

We can discuss backdrops and preference of colours.

During the headshot session I will talk you through every step of the way. You have nothing to worry about, I will try to make this an enjoyable experience.

I will mix up different types of lighting, backdrops and props to get you a variety of beautiful images to choose from.

Do you do home visits for Newborn Baby photoshoots?


As a golden rule all my newborn photoshoots are done in my studio where all the costumes and props are stored. If due to any medical or health reason, mother or baby could not attend the studio, I would be as helpful as possible with a home visit. Just give me a call.

When do I get to see my images?

I use tethered shooting which means the camera is connected to a screen so you can view some of the images as we go along. This will increase your confidence and hopefully your excitement about the results. You will also be able to tell what looks best and what’s not working for you, so I can make adjustments.

After the photoshoot I will upload your images to my online gallery. Here you can choose the images you want. You can do this alone or with family & friends. This is usually done within 24 to 48 hours.

What happens if I want more images than the package provides?

Don’t worry, extra images can be purchased.

How long before I receive my finished images?

Once you have chosen your images I will process them for you.
There is a lot of editing to do on newborn pictures (usually around a hour on each one). I balance the colours and lighting but maintain your natural look so no-one would ever know thay have been professionally re-touched. Depending on my workload they are usually presented to you within 28 days. Holiday times can lead to delays however you will be informed of that upon booking.

How much does a Newborn Photography studio photoshoot cost?


Different studios will have different rates. As my studio is away from the city centre my running costs are low and my fees are very competitive.

I offer various photoshoot packages.

I have a set fee for the photo session and then you are free to purchase whatever package you wish that suits your budget.

I have additional products available with no obligation and a full product list and session fee guide can be supplied upon request, simply complete the enquiry form below.

Maternity Photography Shoots

It all begins with Mum.

Maternity photoshoots are usually done in the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy.  This is when the bump usually looks best, nice and round. There are many different styles available. Outdoor, studio, couple or mother only. There are also various styles of outfits. Discussing these possibilities and arrangements can be exciting and interesting.


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