Frequently asked questions

What is the best time to have a Catherine Taylor Photography newborn baby photo shoot?


It’s best to get in touch and book your newborn baby photography at home while you’re still expecting, ideally in your second or third trimester. I will then pencil you in my diary and keep a slot available for you around your due date. All details will then be confirmed once the baby arrives and ideally the session will take place in the first 6 to 12 days. This is when newborns are at their sleepiest and tiniest and still have that unique newborn curl typical for babies in the first couple of weeks after birth.




How long does the photography session last?


A typical baby photo shoot will last 2 to 3 hours. Why so long? This allows for plenty of breaks to feed, change and soothe the little one. Babies can be unpredictable and being flexible on set comes with the job. Please don’t worry if it takes a while to settle the newborn. I am experienced handling babies and will ensure they are happy and settled before continuing with the session.




My baby developed acne. Shall I cancel the shoot?


Sometimes, between week 2 and 3 babies develop acne and that’s normal. It can be retouched and is not necessarily a reason to cancel. It’s best to contact me if you are concerned, forward to me a picture so I can give you advice on what’s the best decision.




What shall we wear for the family pictures?


Keep it simple and stay away from busy patterns and logos. For a timeless look, plain while tops are always a good choice. Select clothes you will feel comfortable in as this will help you relax more in front of the camera. A selection of one casual and one dressier outfit is always a good mix.




Should I be bringing some props on the day?


I have a selection of props at the studio in Hapton, Lancashire. I have various hats, headbands, baby wraps and accessories. You are welcome to add your own if you have any. A lot of my clients have blankets knitted by grandparents, toys given as presents and so on. Anything that makes the images more personal to your family history is welcome!




Is newborn baby photography safe?


Sure, it is perfectly safe when done by an experienced professional. Baby’s head and neck need to be supported at all times during the session so early on. Your newborn’s safety is my number one priority and I will never force a particular pose if the baby doesn’t like it or is uncomfortable.




Is retouching included in the price?


All images will be retouched individually by me to ensure they look their best and are ready to print and display. That includes light skin retouching where needed (blemishes, red spots, baby acne etc), color correction, background and some composite images if necessary.




I am interested in a baby photography gift voucher. How do I order one?


I have a variety of gift vouchers perfect for newborn photography, family portrait photography and 3 month to 1 year old baby photography in Lancashire. Just head to my gift voucher page and see what best suits your needs.





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Maternity Photoshoot Burnley, Pregnancy Photographer Blackburn,Newborn Photographer Burnley Baby Photography, Newborn Photoshoot. Studio located in Hapton, Burnley, Lancashire. Easily reached from Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Darwen, Nelson, Chorley, Bolton, Bury, Clitheroe, Manchester & Oldham