Tips For Hiring A Newborn Photographer

Questions To Ask

Congratulations!  Expecting a child is undoubtedly the most exciting time in your life and you must have a million questions about newborn photography; what it is, how to hire a newborn photographer, where to find one, and what to look for.  Well, this is the place for you!  Lets start by highlighting a few questions that you might want to ask your potential newborn photographers, in hopes of narrowing down someone that is right for you!

Newborn Safety

The topic of Newborn Safety might be one that you have never considered, but is something that is very important to learn about.  If you are considering newborn photography, here are a few things that you should know.

Many of the poses that newborn photographers attempt to accomplish, are composite images (2 images merged into one), use spotters and assistants, or are manipulated in Photoshop. Please see some images below as an example of how to safely accomplish these popular poses.

What To Expect

Well, most professional newborn photographers book sessions months in advance - since they generally book 'due dates' and not actual session dates. Once you have booked, most professionals will require you pay a deposit, or the session fee in advance to secure your spot. This is standard industry practice, and will ensure that your session is reserved and your photographer has you in their books!

Most newborn photographers will want to photograph your newborn when he or she is just that - a newborn. A 'newborn' is considered an infant under the age of 14 days. The optimal time to photograph a newborn is between the ages of 5-7 days, that is generally what most photographers strive for. In order to accommodate that time period and get the most out of your newborn session, something very important needs to happen - someone needs to notify your newborn photographer that the baby has been born! Designate the responsibility of notifying the newborn photographer of the arrival of the baby to a friend or family member who wants to 'help'. This will get the process going, and your photographer will need to know as soon as possible of the birth of the baby so they can arrange their schedule to get you in their studio as soon as possible.

When To Book A Newborn Photographer

It is never too early to book a newborn photographer!  Newborn photographers book your due date, not the session date.  Since they photograph newborns under the age of 10 days, they usually accept a limited amount of 'due dates' per week to be able to accommodate when babies are born early, or late.  

If you are looking to hire a newborn photographer, book in advance. Most good newborn photographers book at least 2-3 months in advance - so what are you waiting for?  Search our website for a newborn photographer near you!

sometimes the smallest things… …take up the most room in your heart.

Those first few weeks of your baby’s life pass by in a blur, and you will never have those precious moments again.  A newborn portrait session is the perfect way to capture the sweet innocence, delicate features, and angelic expressions that fill your heart with joy.  A newborn marks a fresh chapter in the life of a family.  Preserving this special time with artistic newborn photography is truly an act of love.

Newborn/baby/children photographer

Every day sees fresh changes, new achievements and an ever emerging personality; I’m here to capture a moment in time that you can treasure forever.

My services: Tailored to every stage of childhood


My newborn photography captures the earliest period of a new life, where your cherished baby and your family life are just going through the first magical moments.

Generally such shoots are best taken between 8-12days as this allows me to capture your new child at their smallest, and as my approach provides for both a relaxed atmosphere and photography that takes from your child's lead, you can rest assured of a natural and entirely calm and composed photoshoot for your child.


The first year of your child’s life is nothing short of enchanting, where every day brings new joys and each month sees them change in ever more surprising ways.

With so much going on during these precious times I can capture memories to treasure at their key stages: from their earliest days, through to their first sitting and rolling positions and onto their tentative first steps at around a year old.


As a small and ever evolving person your child is developing and changing in wonderful ways every single day, and it takes more than just a series of shots within a posed studio to truly reflect this. My photography focuses in on vibrant images, where personalities shine through and images are anything but stilted.

The subtle skills of capturing children and babies

They say that you should never work professionally with children, however as a newborn, baby and child photographer I revel in the challenges and joys that working with small people brings. What’s more with years’ worth of experience behind me I’ve finely honed my techniques to draw out your miniature me’s massive personality.

I will grab their attention and engage them in ways where their very best side can be captured through my lens. I work in relaxed environments and with a spontaneous approach that ensures that your child isn’t serialised through stilted, frozen and unnaturally posed photos.

I produce wonderful photos… but don't just take my word for it

In a world of online photography experts I know that words may seem cheap, and that each website you've seen may proclaim to be the very best with bundles of talent. So please don’t take my words as read…. head on over to my portfolio and see for yourself how I work and the ways in which I capture babies, newborns and children in truly personalised ways.

Is your little one ready for their close up?

If you’re ready to talk with me about your little one's special shoot then I’m here to reply to your message. You can send me a message via my contact page or call me on 07724692282.

What areas Tunde Kugler Photography serve?   

Tunde Kugler Photography Studio specialise in providing exceptional quality Maternity , NewBorn, Baby , Children and Family photography services throughout all of Hampshire, Eversley, Finchampstead, Crowthorne, Yateley, Fleet , Woking and Reading.