Welcome little one

Welcome little one

Congratulations – you are expecting a baby or perhaps you’ve already welcomed your new addition to your family!!!

I consider it such a privilege when I’m chosen to capture those precious early moments, not to remind you just what they looked like but also what it felt like snuggling up to them, playing with their little toes and breathing in that newborn deliciousness. 

The early days with a newborn can feel like a blur. It’s a time of physical healing but also coming to terms with the reality of actually having a baby.

But let me tell you from my own experience (mum of 3 here) – time goes so fast. Before you realise it, they’ll be toddling around, so let’s celebrate welcoming this new little person into your family!

How does it work?

I offer 2 types of newborn photoshoots: 

Lifestyle newborn photoshoot (at home)

at home newborn lifestyle photoshoot

I’ll photograph you in your home where you feel most relaxed, focusing on capturing little moments of connection between your baby and you. If you have older children, we can work around your routine. I act as an observer to capture your unique family dynamics, but I’ll always offer some guidance to get the best out of our time together. This session lasts between 1-2 hours. The beauty of this photoshoot is that it can be done anytime upto 6-8 weeks (we still want to capture the squishy newborn stage) because we are not trying to put them into any particular poses. 

Portrait newborn photoshoot (studio)

This session focuses on capturing your baby in a variety of poses. My style is natural posing and simple props, using natural light in my dedicated home studio in Leigh on Sea, Essex. It is preferable that your baby is between 7-14 days old to capture those squishy newborn sleepy poses, however I can work with babies who are a teensy bit older too. Alongside your baby’s photos, I will capture a variety of images with each parent, siblings as well as some family portraits. This session lasts upto 4 hours, depending how settled is your baby on the day.


Photoshoot pricing is separated into 2 stages: session fee and digital photo collections plus products.

Newborn at home session fee: £150

Portrait newborn session fee: £250

Usually, within 1 week from your photoshoot, you will receive a link to a private gallery to preview all your images in the comfort of your own home or online viewing can be arranged upon request (please do not hesitate to ask).

Collections and products are purchased after you have viewed your images so that you buy only what you love! Collections starts at £150.

Please note, the session fee does not include any photos. For full information on collections and products available please click here.

Still pregnant?

Bump & Baby Packages

close up baby bump with hands pregnancy photoshoot in essex

Mini bump&baby

If you’re booking your newborn session before your baby arrives and are toying with the idea of capturing the motherhood journey from the beginning, my Mini Maternity Sessions might just be the perfect way to remember your baby bump.  

The ideal time for these is between 32-38 weeks. These are super fun and relaxed and can be done in style that resembles YOU!

COST:  £125 and includes 3 digital images and their prints.*

*To book your Mini maternity session, simply book your preferred style of newborn photoshoot by clicking on ‘Book now’ button and add a note to the form attached to the booking or contact me prior to discuss options. I will be contacting you to arrange your sessions after booking. £125 fee for your maternity session will be due prior to your pregnancy photoshoot.

bump photo pregnancy maternity photography by petra

Full bump&baby

We can’t pause time, but photographs can.

This package offers a journey of your motherhood from beginning to when you welcome your little one.

This package includes full pregnancy and newborn session with £25% off newborn session fee. Book your pregnancy session through ‘Book now’ button, your discount code will be email to you after.

For more information about pregnancy photoshoots, please click here.

Tell me more!

I have created a super helpful Welcome newborn guide which explains the way I work in my home based studio and in clients’ homes/location. To request one, please get in touch!

Have a question?

We can arrange a no obligation call to talk about options, practicalities, dreams for the photos and all things babies any time!