I encourage all my clients to have an informative chat on the phone, via email or in person with me to discuss every question, idea or special requirement before the date of your baby photoshoot or other photography service.
Newborn Photography Session:
My most joyous job is photographing these tiny little newborn human creatures. Your baby is always the leader of my session. I like to feel their energy and connect with him or her to create the most beautiful images, telling the beginning of their story.
Newborn photography gives the finest results when babies are photographed at around 5-14 days of age, while they still love the shape of mom's womb and it is easier to settle them down. Lifestyle photoshoots are not restricted to a specific age and can be done any time. Having said that, it is advisable to book a session while you are still pregnant. Most moms book around their 20 weeks scan. Surely, you can never be certain when the baby will arrive, but I will pencil down your due date in my calendar and as soon as your precious bundle of joy is born, you can give me a call to confirm the date. To ensure the quality of your baby photoshoot will not be compromised I only book limited amount of sessions per month so no overlapping can happen. However, if you decide to do a newborn photography session last minute, I’ll do my best to fit you in if there is any space in my schedule. Please be aware that existing bookings will always be treated with priority.
If you want to keep the balance between the professional images and your home decor, I recommend we discuss suitable themes, colour harmonies and potential props during our pre-session consultation. This is how, together, we compose your baby’s story and turn the images into a powerful visual language for those most treasured emotions.
A large part of the beautiful props I use for newborn and baby photoshoots are exclusively made by myself. I prefer to use a minimal number of accessories so no shine is taken away from your lovely little creation. My focus is always on the baby as the only tangible link to my work. Thus, my style remains organic, elegant and simple.
You will be able to choose from a selection of pure, timeless, baby only images, along with some photographs where props have been arranged. If you wish to have digital composites, I will shoot the pre-agreed theme.
Newborn photography sessions take 2-4 hours and are typically held at my home studio in South East London or at your home if you would prefer as more comfortable. There is a fee of £50 for such arrangements and it covers most areas within London. For further distances please contact me at [email protected]. Bear in mind that home baby photoshoot sessions require additional week for image processing and editing. Once all is done, I’ll email you a link to your private gallery with a password. The child photography gallery will be available for 14 days. You can order your prints and albums through our online shop. The products you order are usually delivered within 2 weeks directly to your door. For specific print requirements, you don’t see in the shop, please email [email protected] .
Pregnancy and Bump to Baby Photography Sessions:
Pregnancy is the most amazing time of body and mind transformation for any woman. To bring a new human being into the world, nature has given you the magnificent ability to create a unique and safe home for your baby. No two pregnancies are the same and each one of them is a miraculous process. It is totally worth it captivating this exciting time of your life with a pregnancy photography session. One day your little one will be proud to point at your gorgeous wall display and the shape of your belly - their first home.
The best time to have a pregnancy photography session is between 32-36 weeks. These photoshoots are usually done outdoors to create this dreamy look with beautiful surroundings. It can also be done indoors if the season is wet or you don’t want to brave the cold.
Combinations of pregnancy and newborn photoshoots are available and are called Bump to Baby photography sessions. Such sessions can be one of the greatest baby shower gift ideas for mums. For more information on gift voucher offers, click here.
Family Portrait Photography Session:
Did you know that you are more likely to grab your photos than anything of fiscal value in case of an emergency? This natural impulse and instinct to save our recorded memories is a powerful force telling us a great deal about the role of memories in our lives and our constant desire to distil our most precious moments into images.
We want to preserve the notable events and people in our lives. The ceremonies around the beginning of a new life, birthday celebrations, weddings, anniversaries, holidays, new houses and important milestones are all recorded because they matter. This is why family portrait photography has found a place in every loving home. Hundreds of images come together to form the narrative of our lives. A couple of generations later those old pictures might surface among archived papers in an attic and someone would gladly spot granddad between the fresh young faces.
Family portrait photography sessions can be done in a studio in Eltham, South East London or outdoors in the area in accordance with your preferences. For number of family members and personalised quote on your family photoshoot experience, please contact [email protected]. The session is a balanced mixture of posed and candid shots of individuals and the whole family.
Boutique Wedding Photography:
It is not staged pictures of your big day you want, it’s memories. You would love to go back to the emotions you went through on the day of your wedding and look at the little moments and tiny pieces you didn’t even notice happening or forgot. When I capture those moments, emotions and stories of your wedding I’m narrating your special and unique day that crowns the love story of your life. That is why I call my service, boutique wedding photography. You will receive a beautiful and romantic visual story you can revisit, cherish and enjoy months, years, or even generations later, not only with your other half, but with friends and family…even those you haven’t met yet.
Terms and Conditions:
Daniella Petkoff Photography reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as, but not limited to, the use of advertising, reproduction, and copyright. All images are copyrighted by Daniella Petkoff Photography, even those you purchase. Copying, scanning or reproducing images is strictly prohibited. Print-screening images from this website is also against the law. All offenders will be prosecuted accordingly. Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after your session. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. By hiring Daniella Petkoff Photography you agree to these terms.