How much do newborn photo sessions cost?

The moment you’ve been waiting for these last nine months has finally arrived. Your baby is safely home from the hospital and now you get to enjoy them. Those tiny fingers that wrap around your own, the delicious newborn wrinkles and that first sleepy smile – there’s nothing as precious as your newborn, and no time quite so special as the first few days and weeks of his or her life. Though the days may seem long, the months are short and before you know it you might find it hard to believe just how tiny your little bundle once was. If you want to capture those treasured early days, you might want to consider having some professional newborn photos taken. In this post, we explain why hiring an experienced newborn photographer is a must, and share how much newborn photo sessions cost with Hannah Cornford Photography.

Why should I consider a professional newborn photo session?

If you own a good camera and enjoy getting creative, you might be tempted to try and save some money by taking your own ‘DIY’ newborn photos in the style of those found on sites such as Pinterest and Instagram.

While those highly-posed images are utterly adorable, experts have warned copying-newborn-photo-fads–expert that trying to recreate them at home can be dangerous. A professional newborn photographer will know exactly how to create those perfect shots without putting your little one at risk.

Hannah Cornford has been working as a family photographer in Medway, Kent for ten years. When she decided to focus on newborn photography, around six years ago, she sought training with some of the UK’s most renowned newborn photographers. This included learning how to correctly handle and pose newborn babies. Hannah says that safety is her main priority when photographing newborns, and describes her newborn sessions as ‘baby led’.

If you chose to capture your pregnancy with a maternity shoot, a newborn photoshoot is the natural next step when it comes to documenting your little one’s growth. Over the years you’ll then hopefully be able to add to your family photo album with even more beautiful memories, such as first birthday, fruit bath or cake smash photos baths/.

Watching a professional newborn photographer at work can be quite an experience – especially when they are photographing your own little one. Many parents who’ve been to a newborn photoshoot say that it provided them with a much-needed break from the routine of those early days, as well as an opportunity to get out of the house and do something memorable together as a family.

Gift Cards available


Gift cards for photos also makes a great gift idea for any parents or parents-to-be in your life and is an especially good choice when many people want to contribute to the same gift, for example at a baby shower or when a colleague is about to go on maternity leave. New parents are often overwhelmed by the amount of ‘stuff’ that they receive. Photographs of their beautiful new baby are a gift they’ll certainly treasure forever.

A wooden bucket with wrapped up newborn baby in grey with little teddy by Newborn Photographer in Medway , Kent

How much do newborn photo sessions cost?

At Hannah Cornford Photography, we offer four newborn photography packages, priced between £99-£499.

Please read below to find out more about what our different packages include and how much our newborn photo sessions cost.

Deposit only – £99: You’ll be able to enjoy up to three hours in the studio with Hannah using her full collection of props and outfits. After your photoshoot, you’ll then be invited to a viewing session in which you’ll be able to choose any photographs that you wish to buy (please note: no images are included with this option – these must be purchased separately).

Classic – £199: The silver package includes a three-hour photoshoot with Hannah with full use of all her props and outfits. You’ll then attend a face-to-face viewing session in which you’ll be able to choose your five favourite shots, which you’ll receive as high resolution edited images.

Premium – £349: Like the previous options, the gold package gets you up to three hours in the studio with Hannah using her wonderful selection of props and outfits. In the face-to-face viewing session after your shoot, you’ll then be able to choose 10 photographs, which you’ll receive as high resolution edited images.

Deluxe – £499: The platinum package includes a 3-hour photoshoot with full use of props and outfits. In the face-to- face viewing session afterwards, you’ll be able to choose 20 high-resolution edited images. You’ll also get a high-resolution slideshow of your chosen images to take away, along with ten mounted 6” x 9” prints. With the platinum package, you’ll also receive a £50 wall art voucher and complimentary sitter session.

Where can I travel to for a newborn photo session in Medway, Kent?

Hannah Cornford’s photography studio is located in the town of Strood, Medway near Rochester, a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Kent countryside. While newborn sessions take place in the studio, Hannah is happy to travel to locations around Medway for outdoor shoots, such as maternity or family photography or fairy/princess sessions.

If you’d like to find out more about our newborn photography packages, or book your own session, you can contact us here
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