Newborn Photography with a Baby-Led Approach


Congratulations on your pregnancy and this powerful journey of motherhood you're about to embark on! 

Or maybe you're already on the journey and have the privilege of bringing another little person into your lives. This is a transformative time, and it deserves documenting (and celebrating).

 As a mom of two, I longed for a newborn photographer to capture the raw emotion & beauty during the first few days of life with my babies. Due to a difficult labour and recovery, newborn photography wasn't possible for our family, and I still wish I could go back in time and have someone capture those moments for my kids. 

Since then it's been my mission to provide the kind of meaningful, emotive photography that I'd want for my own family,  as well as offer an incredibly comfortable and relaxing space to enjoy during the session. 

After your baby is born you may be low on sleep, tired and recovering -- but along with all of that you'll be beaming with all sorts of emotions that are important to nurture and document. There's a joy in these fleeting times that can't be replicated. That's why I'm here to ensure the experience is just as wonderful as the images you'll enjoy for years to come. 


Q: What is Baby Led Newborn Photography?

Baby-led photography simply means I follow the cues and prompts from you and your baby to ensure we’re meeting all your little ones needs during your newborn session. Rather than follow a rigid schedule of shots, we work WITH your baby’s natural rhythms to achieve natural and beautiful images of your family. Over the years, my experiences have shown that the more attentive I can be to you and your baby's needs, the more beautiful your photographs turn out.


The Studio: A Cozy Space for New Babies & Families

Welcome to our comfortable and welcoming space for babies and their parents. While your baby is being photographed, you can relax on the sofa, enjoy a drink from our fully stocked coffee bar and look over some of the product samples on display. After having a baby, you'll welcome the time to rest and enjoy your little one. I know that getting your photograph taken can feel awkward, but I have everything you need here for a successful session. I'll photograph you and your family from the most pleasing angles and we'll let your baby take the lead so you'll have lots of time for feeding and cuddles. You can relax in knowing that our serene space and my accommodating demeanour will bring you some calm during those first few new baby days.

If you're thinking of booking a session, get in touch below and we can set up a time to view the studio. I invite you to join me for a tea or coffee and a studio tour where I can answer all of your questions. 

Photo Albums in Woodstock

Have a peek at Hayden's beautiful baby-led session:

Newborn Baby girl with her goldendoodle dog. Taken by Rachael Little at Rachael Little Photography in Woodstock. 

Client Testimonial

“From the moment I met Rachael, I felt like we were old friends.   She made my experience of selecting a newborn and family photographer easy.  Rachael captured the most incredible newborn photos of my daughter. I loved how we were able to include our Goldendoodle, and some personalized props into our photoshoot.   Rachael was relaxed, patient and attentive to detail every step of the way. I was left speechless by the beautiful images Rachael presented to us at our private photo reveal at her studio.  I love Rachael Little Photography, and look forward to having her capture my family’s special moments for years to come.” --Tracy Dalgleish