Frequently asked questions:

What you need to know about your newborn photographer

Where are you based?

I have a small, cosy studio in Norwich, Norfolk (Sprowston NR7). Parents can come in, sit back and relax whilst I work carefully with their baby. 

What qualifications do you have as a newborn photographer?

I have trained with three of the UK’s leading newborn photographers and I’m a member of the British Association of Newborn Photographers. I love to train regularly to enhance my skills and boost the experience and knowledge I have gained over the 9 years as a photographer. I’m fully insured. 

How far in advance do I need to book?

The earlier the better, I can take bookings up to about 6 months in advance.  I tend to get booked up to 4-6 weeks ahead, sometimes longer. However, I do get cancellations, so please contact me in case I have last-minute availability.

How do I book? 

My price list has information about all the packages I offer. Please contact me via the contact form or email me at I will then send you more information and answer any questions that you may have. I will also send my online booking calendar with the booking form and payment details. The information sent will include my address, what to wear and what to bring.

When do you work?

Newborn shoots take place on weekdays, but special arrangements for school-aged siblings can be made for after school and weekends.

Why does a newborn shoot take 2 hours?

I do not rush. It can take time to take photos of a baby, especially if there are siblings present and to then settle a baby. The time will whizz by once we add in blanket changes, feeds and nappy changes! I tend to find that my sessions hardly ever take longer than 2 hours, but I ask parents to allow plenty of time.  Some babies may need longer, and some are sleepy 2 hours is an average. I will never rush a shoot but I also won’t keep you at the studio all day. 

Can you take certain poses of my baby that I’ve seen on Pinterest?

My gallery represents my work which is relaxed posing, if you don’t like the relaxed style then I’m not the photographer for your family.

What you see in my gallery is the sort of ‘poses’ we can possibly take. I will never guarantee a pose because babies are all so different. I love to capture them as they are,  with a little gentle posing and guidance. If babies do not sleep we can still get a full gallery of beautiful images.

What other shoots do you offer?

I offer a maternity package you can read about maternity shoots here.

I also offer cake smashes and birthday shoots, baby and family shoots for non-walking babies in the studio.

Due to my busy diary with newborns, I am currently not offering outdoor shoots.

What is your pricing? 

My pricing is upfront and available here it is subject to change. I offer packages only with the option to add on prints. 

Where are you based and do you travel? 

All sessions take place at my home studio is based in Sprowston, Norwich (NR7). I am currently not offering outdoor shoots. 

Is there parking available?

Yes, there is plenty of free off road parking beside my house.’ 

What if my baby or child ‘doesn’t behave?

Before the session you will receive an information sheet and in this, you will see that I say the best thing is not to worry!  I do not want children to perform as this will result in staged photos. My approach is laid back and relaxed. I have two children of my own and I know from experience that letting them get to know me is the best approach and not rush in. We can stop anytime for drinks, snacks or nappy changes. If for any reason they are really not feeling up to it, or are ill then we can rebook. This may mean waiting a little while longer, but it ensures that you will receive portraits to treasure.

How do I receive my images?

Within 5-10 working days after your shoot you will receive a password-protected gallery link. This is valid for 7 days.

If there is anything that I have not covered, please contact me via my contact form or at

Jess Wilkins – Newborn, baby and family photographer – Norwich, Norfolk. 

newborn shoot

If you have any further questions I have not covered please do not hesitate to contact me!

Jess Wilkins Newborn baby and Family Photographer in Norwich.