Book your baby portrait session with a framed 10 x 8 ” print of your choice with us today
About your baby portrait session
- Book your baby photography session, up to 90 mins
- In studio, or at home if within 25 miles of the centre of York
- Includes a framed 10″ Desk Portrait worth £125
- Photography between 14 days and 12 months old
Your baby will grow up so quickly, your baby portrait sessions will capture the tiny changes which take place in the first months of their lives. When you book a professional photography session for your baby with Steve Ramsden Photography you will ensure that you preserve the memory of how your baby is now, forever.
Each photography session lasts up to an hour, which gives you plenty of time to change your baby’s outfits and have different backgrounds and looks to your photographs. This will give you lots of images to choose from when you return to view your images. Your viewing appointment will be held approximately one week after your photography session, often much sooner if preferred.
We advise that you allow up to 90 minutes for your session overall, to allow for settling in at the studio, nappy changes, baby’s feeds, and wrapping up at the end. This ensures that you receive the full value from your booked session.
Sessions are midweek, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 11.30 am. Occasionally we can arrange afternoon photo sessions, but experience tells us that mornings are better for photographing the very young. Weekend sessions can be arranged, subject to the terms and conditions listed below.
Questions and Answers
When can we visit?
We are open by appointment 10 am through to 5.30 pm Monday – Saturday, the final session time is 4.00 pm. Having photographed hundreds of babies, we find that the best results are in the mornings, ie during the 10.00 am and 11.30 am sessions. We will photograph afternoon sessions upon request, or if you have no alternative, but strongly recommend that you book a morning session if at all possible. Saturday sessions are subject to a booking deposit of £25.00, which is fully refundable, or usable against any of our products, after the session. In the event of a no-show on the day of your session, the booking deposit is retained to cover studio time.
How long is the session for?
We will book you in for a 90 minute session, during which we expect to be photographing for around 30 – 60 mins. This includes photography time, plus baby changing and baby feeding time. Some babies will photograph very quickly, with very little time needed for changing and feeding, others take longer to settle. We are used to this, it’s all part of the fun!
Can we be included in the photography?
Yes, that’s not a problem, but the primary focus is on photographing your baby. For a range of family photographs, for example, you would be better advised to select a 2 hour Family Portrait Session, when more time can be dedicated to capturing your wider family together with your baby.
What is the best age for baby photography?
Any age really, but these are the key stages which relate to having your baby photographed. Each stage not photographed is an opportunity missed to capture your baby’s ongoing development:-
Up to 14 days old – baby is still ‘curled’ into a foetal position, this allows for gorgeous ‘newborn’ baby shots, which cannot be repeated once they grow beyond 14 days old. The sessions themselves take much longer (3 or 4 hours is not unusual), but produce stunning results. Consider booking a Newborn Baby Portrait Session for babies of this age.
Up to approx 14 weeks old – baby will lay on their back, and the nearer they get to 14 weeks old, the more responsive and more smiley they will become.
14 weeks to 7 mths old – baby will be much more responsive, usually very smiley, and will be able to roll over and lift their head.
7 mths old – baby will be able to sit up and support themselves, sit against props, and interact with props (toys, hoops, building blocks, etc)
12 mths old – baby will be standing or attempting to stand, crawling, able to sit in a chair supported, etc.
For a multiple baby photo session, consider our ‘Watch My Baby Grow’ Portrait Session, which includes three baby portrait sessions for the price of two.
Where is your studio?
The studio is exactly 5 miles north of York ring road, full directions can be found here – Directions to Steve Ramsden Photography