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.

“When a baby is born, so is a mother.” — Julia Jones, Newborn Mothers

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. 




Welcome to my comfortable and welcoming space for babies and their parents. While your baby is being photographed, you can cozy up by the fireplace, enjoy a drink from the coffee bar and watch your baby. I have Netflix, wifi + toys if you need to keep older siblings busy in the private client lounge. 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. Let me bring you some calm during this exciting time!

If you're thinking of booking a session, get in touch below to schedule your spot or we can set up a time to chat. Join me for a tea or coffee at the studio & I can answer all of your questions!

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



Sound good? Book your consultation & request pricing info + packages below: