A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope and a dream of possibilities 



Congratulations on your pregnancy! 

I am so excited that you’ve come to Nicki Byrne Photography for your newborn photoshoot.  These are precious memories and I look forward to capturing some beautiful images for you to cherish.

Newborn portraits are best when baby is between the 5th and 14th day of their life. This is because at this time babies are still very sleepy and have that womb-like behaviour, allowing for those incredible squishy, sleepy newborn images to be captured before they learn to stretch out too much. Although newborn photos can be taken at any time, after the 14 day window, they lose some of their flexibility and don’t sleep as deeply.

 The arrival of a new little person is such a special time for the whole family so I always encourage parents and sibling portraits too. It’s a great way to capture your growing family in a professional style.


To book, I will need to know your due date and a £99 non refundable retainer which will be deducted from your gallery viewing order. We won’t set an actual date until after baby is here. On booking the session, I invite you to come to the studio for a consulation where we will discuss style, colour, props and any images that you’ve got in mind so that I can fully prepare for our session and order anything specific.


Once baby has arrived in the world (within 48 hours of baby’s birth), send me a message and we can book your session date and time in. Booking you in at this stage will give you a good idea of when your midwives and health visitors will be coming too.

 I usually suggest for sessions to be at 10am, this give us 3-4 hours for the session. I like my sessions to be relaxed and led by baby. This also allows for plenty of time for baby to feed.  

Baby’s safety is THE most important thing – the main reason why I am fully trained in newborn photography and posing. I will never attempt to force a pose when baby clearly isn’t happy. 


My home studio is kept nice and warm – about 26-28 degrees – so that baby (and you!) will be comfortable and safe during the session. All my props, blankets, outfits and backdrops are cleaned thoroughly after each session.


If you have any questions, please get in touch.  I look forward to hearing from you, Nicki 🙂 

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Following your newborn photoshoot, you will be invited back to the studio to view your beautiful images.  The gallery will be of approximately 20 fully edited, high resolution images for you to choose from.  Once you have seen your gallery you may make your choice.  I do not charge for the session – it is completely free for you to come and have your photographs taken.  You may decide you do not want to purchase any of the images from your newborn photoshoot.  If this is the case, the experience will have cost you nothing.  If you decide you love the images and would like to purchase some, I do have a minimum spend of £299.  You may want to order only wall art, or a handful of prints or digitals as opposed to one of my packages listed below.  Providing the minimum spend is met, the order can be placed.

A £99 non refundable session retainer is required upon booking to secure your newborn photoshoot.  Your retainer will be deducted from the order you place at the viewing session.  

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I do offer some digital composites as part of the session.  These are great because they mean that I can provide you with detailed set ups but without having to spend a lot of time creating and perfecting the set.

The digitals I love to use are from Luisa Dunn’s digital collection and these can be found on her website.  If you have something specific in mind for your session let me know!

We booked Nicki for a maternity photoshoot and a newborn photoshoot. We got some lovely photos from both which lots of people have complimented. One of my favourite photos of both my husband and me and of Evie came from these photoshoots. Nicki was very accommodating and she even managed to incorporate our dog into both sessions. Thanks again Nicki xx

- Hayley -

Huge thank you Nicki for Elsie's stunning newborn photoshoot. You're amazing, you went above & beyond to accommodate our stubborn uncooperative fur baby into the pictures too with her (thanks for your patience) . Beautiful pictures we will treasure forever thank you Very professional & helpful, I highly recommend!

- Becky -

I cannot recommend Nicki Byrne Photography highly enough. The photoshoot was a really enjoyable experience, Nicki has such good ideas for baby poses and backgrounds and my baby was very relaxed and content throughout. Seeing the final edited photos was so exciting, Nicki is so creative with her work and I am so impressed! The problem now is choosing our favourite photos!

- Lucy -

Quality of service. she made customers welcome and babies relaxed. she also took her time preparing babies not rushing or stressing out parents either. photo session continued with ease 🙂

- Aruna -

Nicki photographed our little boy when he was just 13 days old - she was so professional but friendly and understanding which was so nice and made us feel at ease. The photos are wonderful and are the perfect keepsake for us to remember our tiny newborn. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nicki for a newborn photo shoot. Thanks again Nicki x

- Emma -

My little girl had her photos done by Nicki when she was 8 days old. I have just received the photos and have to say I’m over the moon with how they have turned out! While Martha-rose was having her shoot we was made to feel so welcomed by Nicki, I would definitely use Nicki again for any type of shoot as I feel that she in an amazing photographer and I would highly recommend her! Thank you again for your work! Xx

- Bethany -

We had a great experience with Nicki. She was super flexible, making sure we got the style of photos we were after, she was great with my 5 month old (and the difficult toddler) and the photos were even better than we imagined. thanks Nicki - we will be back for a mini-shoot soon!

- Catherine -

Nicki did an excellent job photographing my family back in October for an Autumn mini shoot! We met in the park (and we were all prepared with what to wear- Nicki sent through a really helpful guide!). Nicki took some gorgeous photos of us all and we have used them to give as our Grandparent's Christmas presents - they were all absolutely delighted (and hence why I haven't recommended until AFTER Christmas!) Nicki is extremely friendly, relaxed with the children and very talented at capturing beautiful shots- memories to keep forever. Thank you Nicki

- Amy -

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