Newborn Studio Liverpool

I’ve Joined Baby & Newborn Photography Association! 

I’ve Joined BANPAS (Baby & Newborn Photography Association)! 

As a newborn and baby photographer, I have to take the safety of my little clients very seriously. It might surprise you to know that the newborn photography industry is completely unregulated. Photographers like me, who take safety seriously, have to take it upon ourselves to be trained and educated on how to ensure the beautiful images we create, are done safely.

For example when you see a beautiful image like this… Baby Wrapped in a Bundle (aka “The Potato Sack” pose).

This pose allows a photographer to still capture some images of a sleepy newborn. It will often soothe them into a deeper sleep.


You may think that the baby here was sitting inside this wrap unsupported. Actually, I created this image using 2 different images.

This baby’s mum was supporting his head and back at all times and then I removed her arm  in the post production.

Here is the ‘before’ image that I used to create the final portrait. 


Being a newborn and baby photographer requires a unique set of skills. And there is a worldwide organisation that exists to support photographers like me, who w

ant to have access to safety training and resources that we can use to provide clients like you with a better service. 

Another example of a composite image done in a safe way.


A newborn’s head is the heaviest part of their body. Moreover, it is not safe to expect them to be able to support the weight of their head on the wrists in this pose.

Also, a newborn baby must be in a deep sleep for this pose. So a photographer has to be familiar with sleep patterns and identifying when is the best time to handle baby into this pose. It actually takes a lot of patience and skill to perfect this pose.

Here is the ‘before’ image that I used to create the final portrait. 


I’m delighted to have joined BANPAS (Baby & Newborn Photography Association) and you will be able to find me on their directory of photographers here. They also have a fabulous facebook page for pregnant and new parents.

I’d love to chat to you about how I can create a beautiful gallery of images for your newborn baby. I’m also very happy to chat to you about how I do that safely. Please contact me for booking and availability information. 


What are your tips on photographing newborns or babies?  We’d love to hear them – share with us in the comments!


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Thinking about booking your newborn/ baby photography session? It’s never too early or too late to get in touch! Newborn sessions take place within 5-14 days after birth and my calendar is filling up. It is best to book your newborn photographer at the beginning of your second trimester to guarantee room on the calendar around your estimated due date.


Thanks xxx

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