Newborn photography

I am an experienced newborn photographer, photographing newborns since 2012. I have attended specialist training, mastering techniques and skills to pose a baby safely.

I offer an all inclusive price list. I do required £85 deposit (non-refundable) to secure your newborn photo shoot.  The deposit will be deducted off your chosen collection.  


Newborn, Baby and Family Photography in Gloucestershire

Newborn Session includes the following:

  • Telephone consultation

  • 3 - 4 hours studio time (nothing is rushed)

  • My skills and knowledge

  • Use of blankets, props and accessories

  • Parents and silbings are included

  • 20 beautifully edited images to select from

  • Personal viewing and product advice

  • Password protected online gallery to share with friends and family after your viewing session

You pay a deposit of £85 (non – refundable) at the time of booking, this will secure your session.  You will receive a full PRICE LIST of the products and collections available before you book, there are no hidden costs.

You will find session information a little further down the page.  This information provides you with useful information on when to book a session to how my sessions are run.


Two to four weeks after your photo shoot you will be invited back to my studio for a viewing/ordering session.  It is very informal, you can have a cuppa, sit back and watch your gallery unfold on my screen.

So, what to buy!  You have four collections to choose from. From a few digitals, to more digitals, prints and a credit towards wall art.  You then have an option to add wall art to your collection if you wish.    

Newborn Baby Photography Gloucester and Cheltenham

When to book and session information

Newborn photography sessions are scheduled for when your baby is ideally 5 – 14 days old.  However I will photograph babies up to 4 weeks old, should you hear about me after your baby has arrived.

It is advisable to book your session once you’ve had your 20 week scan to guarantee my availability for when your baby arrives. At the time of booking a newborn photo shoot we pencil in a date for your session, around your due date, this mean that my time has been allocated to you. Once your baby has arrived we confirm the date or schedule another.

My newborn sessions are baby-led.  You can never predict how a session will go and I like that!  I adapt each session to the needs of the baby, but also involve you throughout the session, nobody knows your baby better then you!

Before your session we will arrange a call to discuss the photo shoot in more detail.  After the call I will email over all the information discussed, including a comprehensive guide of ‘what to expect‘, this guide well help you best prepare for the shoot.

From when you arrive you can hand your baby over to me.  The session usually last 3-4 hours, nothing is rushed and time is taken for feeds, cuddles and soothing. My main priority is to ensure that you and your baby feel happy and relaxed and you have a wonderful experience.


Newborn Baby Photography Gloucester and Cheltenham

If you are wishing to have a few photographs as a family that include a sibling(s), that is fine. We take these images at the beginning of the session. Once these images have been captured your sibling can leave the studio (not on their on of course). This means the environment becomes a calm place to continue with your precious baby.


A dedicate Newborn and Baby studio

My studio is based in Gloucester with easy access from Cheltenham and other surround areas. I have created a calm space for you to relax in, where your needs will be catered for, from baby essentials to refreshments . The studio is fully equipped, so should you forget nappies, not a problem I have spare!


I am a member of BANPAS (Baby and Newborn Photography Association).  You can find me on their Newborn Photographers listing. I am also fully insured .


When thinking about booking a newborn photo shoot there is a lot of 'What if my baby.......? thoughts.  Here are some anwsers to your questions


Baby photo shoots Cheltenham

We couldn't be happier with the images of our baby girl. Zoe worked so hard to get us some beautiful shots and was so calm and patient throughout the whole shoot. The results are just perfect - better than we could have hoped for. Zoe's studio is fantastic and we felt so comfortable and relaxed the whole time. Thank you Zoe! Sally Hollis

To find out more information or to book a session, please complete the form below.

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01452 535 495 / 07900 433 058

Natural Essence Photography deliveries beautiful Baby and children portraits, specialising in Newborn Art Photography.  Customers come from all over the Cotswolds and beyond, such as, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Swindon, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire