What To Expect At Your Newborn Session


You're expecting! Time to book that session!

If you're expecting and desire newborn photos with me, I recommend booking as soon as you reach your second trimester. The session fee would be due at that time. In the event you want maternity photos, I also offer those! Learn more here! Most of the images you see in my gallery were taken between day 5-12 after baby is born. Because babies are at their sleepiest and most flexible shortly after birth, that's when I will see you in the studio with baby. After 12 days, babies are more alert and less likely to curl up into the sweet poses we all adore. 



Baby has arrived! Time for the session!

When baby arrives, let me know right away. I'll set a firm date and time for the session. At this time, I will also send you newborn prep instructions. This is a detailed list, tried and true, that ensures baby is sleepy at their session. Once a date is set for the big day, follow the instructions the morning of the session and come on in! Bring your spouse, or even grandparents along! The more the merrier. (I do recommend smaller siblings arrive towards the start or end of the session). If you have something special you'd like to incorporate into the session, let's talk about that ahead of time. I'm certain I can create unique artwork for you!

The Process
I schedule a limited number of custom photo sessions each month, so it is a good idea to contact me right away to book your session.  A signed policy agreement and payment of the session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve the date.  Once payment is received I will confirm everything by email.


Pre-Session Collaboration
Together we will plan your photo session over the phone or in person, whatever you prefer.  We’ll discuss the best location to shoot and chat about your ideal session or favourite photo styles using examples from my portfolio.  This is the best time to tell me what your concerns and hopes are for the session and what your little ones are like so that I am 100% prepared for your chatty daughter, shy baby or transformer-obsessed son. You’ll also receive a welcome pack, which includes a full pricing menu plus a ton of helpful tips on what to wear for the day and I am available to answer any questions you might have to ensure that you get the most out of your session!


Your Creative Photo Session

Your session will take a few hours, don’t worry or expect your children to be on their best behaviour!  This is a special time with lots of laughter and hugs and for you to simply enjoy having some fun with the people you love most in the world! Please trust that I will help guide your family throughout and will do my level best to make it a comfortable, positive experience for everyone.

Newborn Baby Girl by Victoria Sturdy | Cambridge Cambridgeshire | Newborn PhotographerNewborn Baby Girl by Victoria Sturdy | Cambridge Cambridgeshire | Newborn Photographer

In Person Studio Sales Consultation "The Reveal"

Approximately 14 working days after your photo session, your images will be ready for you to see for the first time. Then we’ll arrange an adult* only meeting at the studio where your photographs will be printed and matted in a folio box. Up to 30 images will be presented to you on a reveal wall and together we will work out exactly what you LOVE best. My aim is to help you narrow down your choices with ease, then I will help you visualise how your favourite images can look on your wall.

I bring examples all the products I offer so you can really see how they might fit into your home, I can help you select the best wall art that is perfect for your chosen portraits and your home setting. Your chosen wall art order will be ordered and paid for during this time.


The Online Gallery

For a couple days you will have access to your private password protected online gallery. The purpose of the gallery is to allow you to download your images that you have purchased at your reveal. Gift products and prints can be ordered during your consultation or if you prefer, you can share your online gallery with family and friends so that they can make their own selections or even buy something for you.


I post or personally deliver your order and then I archive every image that was purchased so that you can always get reprints should you lose or damage your photographs.

Contact me to book you session today!

Open weekdays by appointment
~ Serving the Cambridgeshire area ~
Contact Victoria Sturdy for more information or to schedule a pre-session consultation!
07985 496114


Maternity ~ Newborn ~ Baby ~ Child ~ Family
Lost Adventurers Photography ~ Victoria Sturdy ~ Cambridge Newborn Photographer


*Newborn babies are welcome.