Mum wearing white dress sitting on the floor with her newborn baby during photoshoot with Surrey Newborn Photographer Rachel Fairfield Photography
Baby boy with his head being stroked by his mum during newborn photoshoot with Rachel Fairfield Photography based in Esher, Surrey
Family with mum kissing her newbornn baby's head, taken during newborn photoshoot with Surrey Newborn Photographer Rachel Fairfield Photography

If you have found your way onto my newborn page, then you must be looking for a Surrey newborn photographer, so I want to say a huge "Congratulations!". I know that this is SUCH an exciting time for you!

I'm sure you have so many questions and you're probably wondering how to find the best newborn baby photographer for your family.  There are many newborn photographers out there, offering different experiences and different styles of newborn pictures, so here is some information about a newborn photo session with me, to help you decide if I'm the right Surrey newborn photographer for you. 

My style of newborn photography is natural, relaxed and beautifully simple.  My sessions are baby-led which means that we take things at baby's pace and there are no silly outfits or unnatural poses, just gorgeous pictures of your baby and all those amazing details you won’t want to ever forget.

 I realise it can be overwhelming leaving the house with a newborn baby in those first few weeks, so I always have supplies of anything you might need, little nappies, wipes, muslins. I also have caffeine to give you a boost, if needed.  One of the benefits of my newborn sessions taking place at my purpose built home studio is that there's no need to rush around tidying the house or decluttering the bedside table before your session :-)

After you have arrived, settled in to my homely lounge area, and have a drink in hand, I will take baby from you and very gently start off by wrapping them nice and snug, to ensure they feel secure and relaxed. I will position baby for the best light and capture all of their delicious details by gradually unwrapping baby, step by step. At each stage there is an opportunity for parents and siblings to be involved with a gentle kiss, or holding of a hand. You are welcome to stay right by me while I take pictures of baby, or equally you are welcome to relax on my sofa, enjoy a hot drink and even log into my wifi and have a rare moment of peace. The choice is absolutely yours.


As I photograph baby, I love to capture whatever your baby wants to do – a stretch, a yawn, and of course, capturing those amazing tiny new fingers and feet. We then take pictures with baby being held by parents and any siblings, which is always one of the most special parts of my newborn sessions.


The session usually lasts around 2-2.5 hours, but sessions are never hurried and I always allow 3 hours as all babies are different and it's important to allow lots of time for cuddles and feeds, if needed. The ideal time for a tiny and sleepy newborn photoshoot is between 5-21 days of a baby being born, however, I frequently do newborn sessions after this time where you will start to see baby having more awake time and when more expressions and interactions are seen.


If you can, it's best if you book in for your newborn photoshoot right after your 20 week scan. This way I can ensure I have availability for you, as I only take on a fixed number of sessions per month.  Once you're booked in, we can move the date around, depending upon if baby comes early or late, or you just need a bit more recovery time.  I always leave lots of flexibility in my diary for this reason.

Here are some of my favourite pictures from recent newborn sessions.  If I sound like I might be the right Surrey Newborn Photographer for you then please do get in touch, I'd love to get to know you!

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My session fee, taken at the time of booking, is £95 on a weekday and £145 at the weekend and includes:

  • A relaxed 2-3 hour session in my studio including sibling and family pictures **

  • Access to my beautiful client studio wardrobe (details will be sent upon booking)

  • My newborn session guide which gives you all the information you should need about what to expect, what to wear and what to bring.​

  • My time spent selecting the best images from your session, and hand retouching each individual image

  • A private password protected online viewing gallery of at least 40 images


You can then choose from the below collections:

Light collection £375

  • Your favourite ten images as high resolution digital files, and low resolution files for web/social media use, sent by download.

Complete collection £475 (this is my most popular collection)

  • All of your images as high resolution digital files, and low resolution files for web/social media use, sent by download and Rachel Fairfield USB

  • £50 towards a sitter or cake smash session (redeemable against light collection or more)

Deluxe collection £765 

  • All of your images, as high resolution digital files, and low resolution files for web/social media use, sent by download.

  • £50 towards a sitter session or birthday cake smash session (redeemable against light collection or more)

  • Your favourite ten* images as a beautiful personalised Box Set. These prints are 10"x7", with a 11"x14" mount included and come in a stunning linen box with a crystal and copper USB containing all of your images. Click here to see my favourite product.


*Upgrade to receive your favourite 15 images for an additional £50

** Please note there is an additional fee of £50 to include extended family in the photos.