Babys first moments are gone in the blink of an eye.  Capture that very special look in the first 10 days. Plan ahead and we will work flexibly around your dates so there is one less stressful thing to do after baby is born.


It's never too early to book your baby in!

You can have some stunning images of your beautiful newborn baby at anytime, but we recommend that the first 10 days may give you the best results, simply because baby is still a little ‘bendy’ and certainly more sleepy at this very early stage. I am happy to photography your baby at any age.

You don’t need to worry about costumes either as we have many to choose from at the studio, so that’s one less thing for you to worry about.

And you don’t need to worry if your dates change, I am very flexible and will always accommodate an early or late arrival. I would recommend you book your photoshoot around the time you have your first scan.

I always listen to you.

I have been doing newborn baby photoshoots long enough to know that you will have a pretty good idea what you prefer and what you simply dislike.

Certain styles, colours, its all taken into consideration and I will work with you to obtain the images you wish for. Of course I can offer some advice and together we will make a great team.


Pregnancy Photoshoots – Before the birth I can arrange tasteful and elegant photoshoot of mum and bump to any level of ‘bump’ you are comfortable with.

There is more information on our Maternity shoot page.

Mums the word!

My priority is always mother and baby. Your well being always comes first, then, we concentrate on making beautiful & stunning newborn baby photos.

The studio is always warm and a big comfortable chair has mums name on it.

We will start with a little chat and a cup of tea or coffee. I then have a number of swaddles and outfits ready once mum has put baby into one of our special vests.

I have a special Newborn baby posing bed and a number of props and wicker baskets that create that awe factor.

I can create memorable picture in many different colours, neutral as well as pinks and blues. I have also a great selection of fancy digital backdrops we can discuss.

Shots with Mum and Dad are always great to look back on and skin on skin images are popular and timeless. I have picture albums for you to pick ideas from so don’t worry.

And Dad too...

newborn photographer with dad

Skin on skin baby and parent are a popular option.

Newborn Questions & Answers

How long is the photoshoot?

Much will depend on what type of pictures you want. There are different formats such as Baby only, Baby with parents, Baby with siblings and Baby with Grandparents.  It also depends on the Baby Boss! Generally speaking, basic shoots last around 2 hours and I am willing to run to a maximum of 4 hours if needs be.

Do I need to bring any outfits?

You certainly don’t need too but if you have something special then bring it along.  Just let me know beforehand.

Is everything clean?

Its spotless! and Dettol and other Covid killing gels & sprays are used on everything.

Are your newborn photoshoots near me?

We are near everywhere!

For more details on Atherton Photo Studio and our location Click Here

The studio has free parking and is situated in North Manchester. It’s ideal for Manchester, Bolton, Leigh, Wigan and Warrington.

There is a railway link and I have had many clients from Liverpool, Cumbria and Cheshire.

I want to make an enquiry, what do I do?

Simply fill in our online booking form at the bottom of this page. I will get back to you by phone or email and you can ask me any questions you have.

Only when you are happy I will book you in and ask you for a deposit.

Your invoice and booking confirmation will be emailed to you.

What happens during the photo session?


We usually start with a cup of tea or coffee and of course, a little chat.

I want to get a feel for your needs and preferences. How they will be using the photos? This is so I can give you appropriate aspect ratios, set the right tone.

We can discuss backdrops and preference of colours.

During the headshot session I will talk you through every step of the way. You have nothing to worry about, I will try to make this an enjoyable experience.

I will mix up different types of lighting, backdrops and props to get you a variety of beautiful images to choose from.

Do you do home visits for Newborn Baby photoshoots?

As a general rule all my newborn photoshoots are done in my studio where all the costumes and props are stored. If due to any medical or health reason, mother or baby could not attend the studio, I would be as helpful as possible with a home visit. Just give me a call.

When do I get to see my images?

I use tethered shooting which means the camera is connected to a screen so you can view some of the images as we go along. This will increase your confidence and hopefully your excitement about the results. You will also be able to tell what looks best and what’s not working for you, so I can make adjustments.

After the photoshoot I will upload your images to my online gallery. Here you can choose the images you want. You can do this alone or with family & friends. This is usually done within 24 to 48 hours.

What happens if I want more images than the package provides?

Don’t worry, extra images can be purchased.

How long before I receive my finished images?

Once you have chosen your images I will process them for you.
There is a lot of editing to do on newborn pictures (usually around a hour on each one). I balance the colours and lighting but maintain your natural look so no-one would ever know thay have been professionally re-touched. Depending on my workload they are usually presented to you within 28 days. Holiday times can lead to delays however you will be informed of that upon booking.

Can baby be photographed with siblings and grandparents?

Of course, we will however have to plan this so prior notice is a must.


What is a newborn studio?

A newborn studio is designed to cater for babies. Especially designed photographic equipment,  wraps, props, beanbags and lots of backdrops.

Baby safety if of paramount importance, no hot drinks are allowed in the studio etc, however I have a large and very comfortable changing room for parents with a kettle, fridge and all the trimmings including large mirrors.

How much does a Newborn Photography studio photoshoot cost?

Different studios will have different rates. As my studio is away from the city centre my running costs are low and my fees are very competitive.

I offer various newborn photoshoot packages.

I have a set fee for the photo session and then you are free to purchase whatever package you wish that suits your budget.

I have additional products available with no obligation and a full product list and session fee guide can be supplied upon request, simply complete the enquiry form below.

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