Newborn photography in Whitby, Scarborough and covering North Yorkshire 

About your newborn session 

Congratulations on your new arrival. Those first few days after your birth are a whirlwind full of emotions. Let me capture those first precious moments of your babys life; from their tiny toes to their very first smile, it really is an investment you will treasure forever. You will never get this time back and before you know if, your little bundle will have grown into a toddler before your eyes. If you are looking for a photographer to capture your newborn, I can ensure you that every session is individual and tailored to you and your tastes. I am excited to welcome you into my studio. My newborn photoshoots are very relaxed and you will have full access to use all of my props and beautiful little outfits I have collected throughout the years. Read below all about my newborn photography sessions and how I manage to capture this special moment in time. If you are reading this and you have missed the opportunity to have a newborn photoshoot then my baby or cake smash photoshoots  may be the perfect choice for you.

Rachel xox


I could not speak about Rachel highly enough! From my first enquiry to getting the final pictures of our newborn shoot (which wasn’t the easiest of babies to photo! we are absolutely over the moon with her work! Can’t wait for Annabelle’s first birthday cake smash xx Thank you Rachel for capturing exactly what we wanted xx




Your newborn session is perfect for babies who are under 21 days old, due to their ability to be safely posed in order to create those gorgeous photos you desire. After all babies do not stay babies for long, and I know myself being a mum how important it is to remember those little features that freeze in time those early years. My photoshoots are unique, and tailored to you, and I am extensively trained in handling your newborns safely. Complete with full insurance and first aid training, you are in safe hands when you book with me.

I have trained with some of the best newborn trainers in the world, perfecting my technique so that you will receive high quality pictures from your newborn session with me, which means you are receiving the highest quality captures for your investment.


What to expect on your session


Upon receiving your newborn enquiry, we can discuss the finer details of your session. This includes what to expect, colour schemes and how I conduct my newborn photography sessions. Obviously we can discuss any questions or queries you have prior to securing your date. Have a look below at my various newborn photography packages, and what you will receive in return for your investment in my photography.



“We recently had my little girls newborn photo shoot done with Rachel. Amazing from my first message to getting the final picture!!! Lovely lady who takes pleasure in what she does… I cannot thank Rachel enough. We can’t wait to have our next shoot…. Highly recommend 💗” 

£99 non-refundable session booking fee

This will be deducted off your final package price.

All of my newborn photography sessions are approximately 3 hours long, dependent on how well your baby settles in the studio. This includes wrapped, sibling and parents shots, use of props and a personalised viewing of your gallery after your session.


We had the newborn photoshoot and really enjoyed the whole experience. Rachel was lovely to talk to and very professional. We are so happy with our photos. Will definitely be using her again for Hallies 1st birthday shoot xxxx



Specialist newborn photographer,  Whitby
My most popular package amongst my previous parents, perfect for any newborn family. For just an extra £100 from my silver package you will receive all of your images and an incredible £50 off my wall art collections!


Pre session Consultation

3-hour session

Around 20 high-resolution images on a USB

10 of your favourite images printed

Slideshow of your images

£50 off your chosen piece of wall art

Presentation box to keep your prints and USB

Full use of studio wardrobe and props

Family and sibling images, if desired

In person or online viewing session

Facebook cover photo




Creative newborn Whitby photography
My mid package, with a few more beautiful extras such as a wall art voucher. This is double the amount of images from my bronze package for just an extra £100!

Pre session Consultation

3-hour session

10 high-resolution images on a USB

10 of your favourite images printed

£25 off your chosen piece of wall art

Presentation box to keep your prints and USB

Full use of studio wardrobe and props

Family and sibling images, if desired

in person or online viewing session



Newborn photography
My base package which is perfect for those wanting a select few images.

Pre session Consultation

3-hour session

5 high-resolution images on a USB and matching prints

Full use of studio wardrobe and props

Family and sibling images, if desired

in person or online viewing session

Presentation box to keep your prints and USB


Here are just a few of my favourite images from over the years. I really enjoy each and every newborn that comes into my studio, as I feel honoured you have chosen me to capture those precious first memories during those first few days.


We recently had a new born photo shoot with Rachel, and we couldn’t thank her enough! She was so professional, friendly and amazing with our little boy! The photos are also brilliant!! Perfect pictures of our little boy to keep forever. Thank you so much Rachel!


Obviously, you will have questions, and I will try my best to answer some of the most comment questions below. Should you not see it answered here, please do drop me an email where I will try my best to respond asap. Alternatively, please contact me via here, or find me on Facebook where I will be happy to answer your questions.
When should I book my newborn photoshoot?
Newborn photography in North Yorkshire, Whitby and surrounding areas

As you can image, my diary is quite a complicated place! Most people book just after their 20 week scan to ensure they secure a session. I will send you a confirmation email along with a contract and an invoice. Once you have given birth, please contact me as soon as you can and then we can get a date and time booked in my diary for your newborn photoshoot.

How old should my newborn baby be?

I like to do newborn photoshoots when your baby is under three weeks old. This ensures they are still in the sleepy, curled up phased and we can achieve the posed images you desire. If your baby is older than three weeks, please have a look at my baby photography page. .

What should i bring?

Most parents really worry about this. All I ask is that you bring plenty of nappies and if your baby is formula fed, bring lots of milk with you. If you use a dummy, that would be helpful during your session too. If you are wanting parent portraits try to coordinate your outfits, no patterns or logos on t-shirts as these can go out of date very quickly.

How long will my newborn photography session take?
Newborn photography in North Yorkshire, Whitby and surrounding areas

I ask parents to allow for the session to take around four hours. Your newborn photography session is completley baby led and I will stop the shoot for feeds, nappy changes and of course cuddles. Often the shoot is complated in around 2-3 hours but it all depends on how settled your newborn is.

What if my baby wee's or poo's!?

Please, don’t worry! During most newborn shoots there will be mess over my backdrops and probably over me or you too. I am a mum of two and have worked in this field for 5 years so nothing phases me. I would suggest that you bring a spare pair of clothes incase your baby decides to have an ‘accident’ on you x

I would love to hear from you, and if you do have any questions at all before booking, please do feel free to email me on [email protected]

love Rachel xoxo

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