Newborn Photographer, Chatham

I am an experienced newborn photographer with a warm, cosy studio, near Chatham, Kent. Sit back, relax and enjoy watching your beautiful images come to life.

HOW IT WORKS

The best time to photograph your newborn baby is in the first 14 days, your baby will sleep lots and still have their curled up position which makes posing easier and safer. 

Newborn sessions are longer than our standard one. It will last 2-3 hours to allow time for feeding and lots of cuddles, so you can rest assure that you won’t feel rushed.

 WHEN TO BOOK

After your 20 week scan is the best time to book your newborn photography session. Your due date will be penciled in and once your baby arrives you can contact us and book in an actual date. Early bookings are encouraged to make sure we can fit you in as we only book a few newborns in a week

 

 

STYLING YOUR NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT

Before your newborn shoot, we will discuss colours and artistic set ups you would like for your baby. This will all be ready for when you arrive. My aim is to style your shoot using your chosen colour palette, using a selection of wraps, textures and props to create a range of images that complement each other.

a collage of newborn babies photographed in Chatham

PARENT AND FAMILY SHOTS  

One of my favourite parts of the shoot is getting a few parent and sibling shots. I totally understand it might not be what you want, having just given birth and sleep deprived. But with beautiful lighting and the right posing I can make you look at feel great. I will capture some real magical moments and it doesn’t include smiling at the camera, so really worth considering. These images will be in black and white, classic and timeless.

 

AFTER YOUR PHOTOSHOOT

The work doesn’t stop once your photoshoot is finished. Care and attention is taken to hand edit 20-30 images and you will be invited back to a viewing session, where you can purchase your photos.  

You will be able to choose from one of our print & digital collections and have the option to purchase wall art, albums and gifts.

All our prints and products come from a high quality proffesional lab and are not available on the highstreet.

2-3 favourite images will be edited and shared on social media. You are welcome to tag and share. If you prefer not to have your images used on social media, please let us know on the day of your shoot.

pricing

Your session fee does not include images.  You will need to choose a print or digital collection below. You will not need to make that decision until you see your images at your viewing session. 

SESSION FEE

newborn with bear bonnet and bear teddy photographed in Chatham

2 – 3 hours in the studio

use of a wide range of props and handmade outfits

a viewing session with around 20-30 hand-edited images to choose from

£65

 

Please note, no images are included in the session fee, you will need to choose a collection from below during your viewing session. 

PRINT & DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

SIMPLE

newborn with cream knitted hat and romper photographed in Chatham

5 DIGITAL IMAGES

5 MATCHING 7×5 PRINTS

10% OFF extras

£199

ELEGANT

newborn baby girl wrapped in cream blanket in a bamboo basket photographed in Chatham
MOST POPULAR

10 DIGITAL IMAGES

10 MATCHING 7×5 PRINTS

£50 Print credit

£299

LUXURY

baby girl laying on a green lace pillow photographed in Chatham

ALL DIGITAL IMAGES

8 Luxury mounted prints

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personalised slideshow

£100 print credit

£399

SPECIAL PACKAGES

baby laying on grey blanket taken at a photoshoot in Chatham

BABY’S FIRST YEAR £125

The most precious moments are captured in this package. 3 unique photo shoots, newborn, 6months and a year. You also have the option to make a montage or photobook to illustrate their first year.

Whats included?
1 newborn shoot, 2-3 hours
1 standard shoot, 1 hour
1 standard shoot, 1 hour
Use of a wide range of props and handmade outfits, hats and headbands.
A viewing session after each shoot where you will choose which package to purchase.

BUMP TO BABY  £85

Our bump & baby package is a lovely way to capture your pregnancy.

After your 20 week scan is an ideal time to book your sessions. Your bump shoot is best taken at around 30 weeks and your newborn shoot in the first 14 days. During your bump shoot is an ideal time to discuss your ideas for your newborn shoot and look through the various props we have to offer.

We have a number of props ranging from beds, baskets, handmade headbands and hats. All backdrops and props are artistically used to create the right shot for you.

Whats included?
Bump shoot, 1 hour
Newborn shoot, 2-3 hours
Use of a wide range of props and handmade outfits, hats and headbands.
A viewing session after each shoot where you will choose which package to purchase.

man and women hugging baby bump during a photoshoot in Chatham

FIRST BIRTHDAY £85

Celebrate your little ones first birthday with a photoshoot.

These shoots are designed to be fun and capture your childs personality. We have some lovely wooden letters, props that they can sit on and balls and musical toys to play with. We also encourage you to bring along anything  personal to you and your child. 

You see your childs’ personality everyday, we are here to capture it forever. 

Whats included?
1 hour in the studio 

Use of a wide range of props and handmade outfits, hats and headbands. The use of our handcrafted wooden letters to spell ‘one’

10×12 Personalised Birthday Montage

A viewing session to choose your images

Have a look at my different birthday set ups

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LOVELY, CALM LITTLE STUDIO

What a lovely, calm little studio. The perfect setting to capture the most precious photos of my baby’s, they are truly beautiful

TANYA WENHAM

 

WHY CHOOSE ME?

Hi, I’m Kelly and I will be the one photographing you. I have been a newborn baby photographer for 10 years and I have a lovely little studio in Blue Bell Hill village, Chatham. I am also a mum to two beautiful girls, who are my absolute inspiration and drive. I know too well how quickly they grow up and how precious those tiny moments are. 

From as long as I can remember, I had a camera in my hand. My dad was a photographer, naturally I followed suit. I love looking through old photos with my children and I want you to have that same nostalgia when looking back at yours.  

My passion is to create beautiful, timeless newborn images that will melt your heart. These are days to treasure. Images that are not just for you, but to hand down through generations. 

My aim is to style your images to match your home so you can display them for all to enjoy. Photos are what makes a house a home. 

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newborn baby photographer holding camera in studio in Chatham

YOUR QUESTIONS

When should I book my newborn shoot?
The best time to book is after your 20 week scan. We can provisionally book you in based on your due date and can always move it a few days if your little one arrives earlier or later.
What's included?

2-3 hours in the studio
Use of a wide range of props and handmade outfits, hats and headbands.
A viewing session, around 20-30 hand edited photos to choose from.

Please note, images are not included in the session fee. You will need to chose from the print packages during your viewing session.

What if my baby doesn’t sleep?

Although I will try my best to get all the shots you want, every baby is different therefore so is every session. There are certain poses that require the baby to be asleep but rest assure there are plenty of lovely shots I can get of your baby awake. I am led by the baby and if I feel they are not sleepy enough to position in certain props then I will move on to another position . Safety always comes first.

Why do I have to book my newborn shoot in advance?

Due to the long sessions and amount of editing required for a newborn shoot, I have limited spaces allocated a week. If I know to expect you I can block out some time. I can take last minute bookings if I have space but due to the short window of time (5-14 days old) I would hate to have to turn anyone away.

Will you be handling my baby?

Yes, I will be posing and settling your baby. I have been working as a newborn photographer at my studio in Chatham for over 10 years and I am fully trained in newborn safety. My sessions are baby led and I will only position them in poses that they feel comfortable in. 

Do you have a studio?

Yes, I am an experienced newborn photographer and have a lovely little studio in Blue Bell Hill village, close to Chatham.

mum, dad and newborn girl laying on dads arm of tattoos during Chatham photoshoot
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BOOK WITH ME

We would love to hear from you, and if you do have any questions at all before booking, please do feel free to give us a call on 07786511531

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