Newborn Sessions

A New Life to Love
Professional photographs are life-affirming and a celebration of your love for your baby, you, and your family. I encourage parents and siblings to be photographed with the baby. Nobody wants to forget those tiny perfect toes, soft skin, fluffy hair, and a swirly crown. The way they sleep, pout, and yawn will disappear, and regretfully, so will our memory!


Why You Should Choose Lorna Knightingale Photography

• I am passionate and incredibly informed, with a skill set that has been honed for years, and I am always learning.

• I use only the best Nikon flagship camera and lenses.

• My props are specialist, safe, clean, and sourced from fair trade communities that rely on photographers for livelihoods.
• My assistant and I work together to make the session go smoothly, safely, and not too long.

• I am always patient and expertly soothe your baby to keep your baby comfortable and safe throughout.
• I use child psychology and experience as a mother of twins and a son with ASD and ADHD to work with children with learning disabilities.

• Experienced with preemies, twins and babies with a cleft palate, down syndrome, and physical limitations and sensitivities resulting from a difficult birth.

• I only shoot when I am well and fully vaccinated against all childhood diseases; hand sanitiser is always used.

Why You Should Book a Newborn Photoshoot When You Are Pregnant

I urge parents to book and pay for their sessions when pregnant. I photographed between 5-12 days old when they are used to being folded up in the womb and sleeping better.


• Easier to plan when you don't have a newborn to care for.

• Dad is off work and can be photographed with you.

• Newborns 5-12 days old can safely be posed in small props and have good skin.

• Your photographer's availability is guaranteed when you book in advance.


I set aside two dates in my diary around your due date, and I will accommodate you should we need a third option for a super late or early baby.


Older Newborns

I can photograph a "newborn style" session for babies up to 6 weeks old. Some poses and props will be different, considering your baby's weight. Older babies can get newborn acne and can be colicky, so they do better in mini sessions wrapped up.


The newborn session fee is £150. Digital images and products are purchased separately. Packages start at £199. The total cost will depend on the digital collection you want. e.g. 15 wrapped images of a newborn will cost in total £150 + £299 = £449


Email Me Your Due Date Using Our Form

Please tell me your due date and the ages of the attending siblings.

I'll save you two dates once the booking fee is made. You will let me know closer to the birth if a third date is needed.

You will receive a brochure with detailed comparisons of digital products. Payments are made via bacs.


Confirmation And a Planning Brochure
After you pay £150, you are booked and will receive a confirmation of your dates and payment. We send a brochure with lots of information about what to expect, styling options, what to bring, and handy tips to help you have a relaxing session day.

Choose And Pay for Your Digital Collection A Week Before The Session

Your choice will determine your session style and the number of portraits you will have. Should you cancel, digital collections are refundable. Digital photo files are high-resolution negatives that you can use to print your images as often as you like without losing quality. Like a modern negative, you can create wall art, albums, posters, etc., using the lab of your choice. Digital files can be shared with your family and include a permit to print and print guides.


Last Minute Bookings

If you book at the last minute, please pay the session fee of £150 plus the digital collection you want together.


Pay £150 For Your Session ASAP to Book and Save Your Dates.
We save two dates potential dates for each session, and once payment is received, these dates are unavailable for anyone else.

The session fee is a non-refundable payment to secure your booking dates and retain the photographer's service, including their time for session planning and taking pictures for however long the session lasts. It does not include any printed products or digital collections. The booking fee is separate and not included in the digital collection prices.

SAVE £50
Pre-book and simultaneously pay for any two sessions, maternity, newborn, and sitters.


One Week Before Your Session, Select and Pay for Your Separate Digital Collection.

You have already paid the booking fee, so we have lowered the price of our digital collections.
Digital collections are purchased separately. The total cost will depend on the one you want. e.g. 15 wrapped images of a newborn will cost in total £150 + £299 = £449


Wrapped Baby 1-2 hours. (Oska & Louis)

This is ideal for customers who want a baby shower gift with a product. It is perfect if you want fewer images in one colourway and no nudes, as you only see the baby's face and hands.


Semi-Wrapped 2-3 hours (Polly)
Adding the beautiful bucket pose that exposes the baby's arms and a few more pose options, styles with up to two colours. Your baby is mainly wrapped up with no nudes.


Unwrapped 3-4 hours (Johnny & Christine)
If you love variety, this is a fuller session and includes fully wrapped, semi-wrapped, and unwrapped poses of your baby.


• 5 Downloadable digital files

• Use two props, blankets, hats, & headbands.
• Poses can include parents & siblings.


• 15 Downloadable digital files

• Use three props, blankets, hats, and headbands.
• Poses include parents & siblings.


• 15 Downloadable digital files

• Use three props, including the bucket pose above, which requires more time.

• Poses include parents & siblings.
• Shareable gallery slideshow mp4


• 20 digital files on a USB

• Use four props & two naked beanbag poses.

• Poses include parents & siblings.

• Shareable gallery slideshow mp4


• 25 digital files on a USB

• Use four props, all unwrapped pose options.

• Poses include parents & siblings.

• Shareable gallery slideshow mp4.

Additional Images

To provide the best quality and variety and to stay true to your original collection choice, I select the best images to edit and include in your gallery. Edited digital products are not exchangeable. Sometimes, a few unedited images will be reserved and can be bought as an extra at £40 per image. They will be edited after purchase and sent separately. Wall art, frames, albums or prints from my a la carte menu are optional and chosen once you see your gallery at your viewing appointment.


“We booked Lorna back in 2022 for my daughter's newborn photographs and instantly fell in love with Lorna's attention to detail, her photography skills and Lorna herself. I knew she would be our family photographer from that moment- we’ve hired her several times for our Christmas shoots and have returned for our final daughter's newborn photos. Knowing we wouldn’t have another child, we were certain that Lorna would be the BEST person to capture every detail we wanted. We specifically asked for family photos of the five of us, and she did not disappoint, especially with a toddler who was being difficult. I can’t thank Lorna enough for her work and the photos she’s blessed us with. We can’t wait to have our family photos done as the girls get older. Thank you again, Lorna. You’re absolutely incredible and such a beautiful human being; I wouldn’t go to anyone else to have our family photos done.” - Nicola Crofts


I hand-edit each image to perfection. I am all about quality over quantity. I carefully select the best images, and over a few days, I retouch them in Photoshop to make everyone look well-rested and remove unwanted distractions.

I back up the files for safety and then create a video slideshow for your viewing appointment.

Viewing & Ordering
Twelve working days after your photo shoot, you will be invited to view your portraits and all product options at my home studio.


Frames, Albums & Prints

When you purchase a digital collection, there is no obligation to buy any additional products. Most customers love the option of adding extra prints, wall art or digitals. When you see your portraits, you may order something for the wall or an album. My product menu is individually priced, allowing flexibility because everyone wants something different.

We are proud to be the only supplier in South Wales of The Original Photoblocks products and classic, vintage and modern style frames.

Examples On My Blog


Specialist newborn baby photography, maternity, family, and child photography on-location in Cardiff, RCT, Miskin, Cowbridge, The Vale, Newborn, Bridgend, Caerphilly, and South Wales areas. EST 2011. Registered in England and Wales - Number 0796762

Lorna Knightingale Photography
The Newborn Studio,

Nr. Llantrisant.
Mobile - 07779 014 342

Lorna specialises in newborn baby photography, maternity, family and child portraits on location in Cardiff, Miskin, Cowbridge, Penarth, Caerphilly, The Vale and South Wales area.
Registered in England & Wales Number 07976762