Kate McAllister Photography. Glasgow Newborn Photography
Congratulations! You’re having a baby!
Kate McAllister Photography. Glasgow Newborn Photography.
Having a baby (whether it’s number 1, 2, 3 or more!) is one of the most amazing experiences of your life. Coming home with a brand new human is exciting, scary and unknown. It’s a whole new stage of life. You have waited 9 months to meet your baby, imagining what they will look like and how it will feel to hold them in your arms and now they are here! What better reason to book a newborn photoshoot than to congratulate yourselves! You did it! But what type of photoshoot would you like?
What kind 0f Newborn photoshoot is right for my family?
I offer two options for Newborn Shoots; an “in-home Newborn” shoot and a fun and relaxed “Outdoor Newborn” Session. Both shoots are lifestyle based which means they are less about “posed” images of your Newborn and more about the connection between your family as a whole. I capture the cuddles, the feeding, the chaos and the quiet (and everything in between!). You can choose to have a baby photoshoot at any time / age; whenever it feels right for your family
In-Home Lifestyle Newborn Sessions
Travel can be difficult and daunting in the first few weeks after giving birth so let me come to you! These sessions are lovely and relaxed as you are in your own space and have everything to hand you need.
Light in these sessions is key! Consider where is the best lit area in your home. I usually take pictures in the living room, master bedroom and nursery but to be honest I am led entirely by light so if one location has a better window then we may spend the majority of time there to get the best images. Natural light is the most important part in making the session feel organic.
I don’t use props so the images are completely natural and environment led. I’ll capture special moments with each family member and baby as well as the family together. If siblings are involved, I will normally take these pictures first so they can go and play during the rest of the session.
These intimate sessions are perfect to capture memories of your little one joining your family.
Outdoor Newborn Sessions
My outdoor shoots are similar in style but take place in beautiful locations around Lanarkshire and Glasgow. They are great for easy-going families who want to showcase their love of nature and the great outdoors. I normally ask you to take a rug (something tartan / neutral) and take some pictures of your new baby by themselves as well as the family portraits.
I do offer outdoor family sessions all year round but I only offer outdoor newborn shoots during Spring / Summer as the weather is just too cold the rest of the year for little baby bears!
Should I be thinking about a maternity shoot?
Many clients who come for newborn sessions tell me they wished they had done a maternity shoot as they only have “bump” selfies on their phone of their pregnancy! A maternity photo session allows you to focus on the new life your body is working so hard to create and can be a future reminder of the excitement and joy that comes with bringing your child into the world.
My maternity photoshoot’s are in my “fun, natural and relaxed” signature style and can be held either outdoors or “at home”. They can involve partners, older siblings and pets or it can just be you and bump; whatever works for you. Maternity shoots normally happen at 33 weeks plus but please get in touch and we can discuss what works best for you.
Do you cover my area?
I will travel up to 45 minutes from Uddingston (where I am based) for in-home and outdoor maternity, newborn and baby photoshoots. If you do live a little further away please contact me to discuss your requirements as a travel fee may apply.
What packages do you offer?
My maternity & newborn sessions are natural, relaxed and intimate and the perfect way to welcome your new bundle into the family.
All package prices are a flat rate; inclusive of session fee, private online gallery with fully downloadable images (both high resolution and social) and direct access to a gallery store where you can purchase printed images and fine art prints. All digital files include full printing rights.
All-Inclusive Newborn / Maternity / Baby Sessions £185.00 / min 30 digital files
Bump-to-Baby Packages £325.00 / min 30 digital files per shoot.
Bump-to-Baby Discounted rate only applies when a maternity and newborn shoot are booked at the same time.
What happens now?
Does this sound like the relaxed photography experience you are looking for? Get in touch to talk about your photography needs and how I can help. We can provisionally book a date based on your due date and move it as required once the Bub makes an arrival!
You can contact me by using my contact page or directly by email on email@example.com. Any questions just ask!
“Would recommend Kate for families looking to capture special moments”
“It certainly helps being at home (for a newborn shoot); no stress “
“Kate is wonderfully patient with babies, children and animals!”