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Mini Sessions

Newborn Photography 

There really is something quite special about a newborn baby, those tiny toes, tiny fingers, and their perfect skin. The most overwhelming love you feel for your newborn is a new feeling, something amazing, and something to be remembered. Capturing those first few weeks of your babies life is not only creating a time capsule of memories but it is also about documenting the beginning of the most incredible journey you and your partner are about to go on....



Newborn sessions are best booked after your 20 week scan. My diary does fill up months in advance so it is important to book in prior to your babies arrival.

The best time to photograph your newborn is between 5-21 days old. At this age they will be more sleepy and more flexible. This enables me to capture those precious newborn curly images which can only be captured at this early age.

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I could not recommend Hannah highly enough. She is an amazing photographer who was so caring and gentle with our new born son and put us at ease on our first outing with him. Hannah was really informative about the shoot and considers what props, colours and styles you would like to have. We are so pleased that we chose Hannah to capture the most beautiful photos of our little boy and our family

Newborn Photography is an Investment…

I have designed my packages so that anyone who appreciates and values my work will have the opportunity to have their family captured by my unique vision.  Every part of a photograph that I take is purposeful and intentional.  


My photography involves experience,  professional equipment, high quality props and more importantly a passion and a vision for your photos. I use only the finest quality props and take great care to hand edit each photo into a beautiful work of art for you to treasure as a family forever.

They are only this little once…. and it goes by in the blink of an eye.

The Photoshoot

Sessions take place at my purpose built studio in Great Dunmow, Essex, where you will be able to sit back and relax.

Sessions are entirely baby led and are tailored around you and your little one. The safety and comfort of your baby is paramount and something I take great pride in. The studio is lovely and warm and offers a lovely calming environment for your baby. During the session I allocate plenty of time for cuddles, feeding, and settling your baby. No session is rushed, and will be entirely led by your baby.

The studio is filled with a large range of luxury props, outfits and accessories for you to use during your session, so there is no need to bring anything with you to your session apart from some nappies, and plenty of milk. I have a good supply of baby essentials in the studio incase 

Sessions are entirely baby led and normally last around 2-3 hours.

Tea, Coffee and Snacks are supplied throughout the session.

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Newborn Photography

Thank you for your interest in a newborn session with Bubbles and Bluebells Photography 

You will be invited back to my studio around one - two weeks after your session to view your final gallery of approximately 30 beautifully enhanced and fully edited images.

It’s at this point when you may decide which package you may want to purchase.

I don’t charge for the shoot itself. It is entirely free to attend the shoot and have pictures taken of you, and your baby. At no time are you are under any obligation to purchase a single image if you don’t wish to, in that case the shoot will have cost you nothing. Should you, however, wish to order just a few images or prints rather than a package, due to the time involved in processing, ordering and printing etc. or creating the multiple versions of files for USB there is a minimum order fee of £499.

£99 non refundable retainer required in order to secure your booking. This will be deducted from your final order.

Non refundable deposits will be refunded should the pandemic get in the way of your session.


Everlasting Collection

All High Resolution Digital Files on USB

25 Images Printed

in a Luxury Print Box

Mobile App containing your images

HD Slideshow to Music containing your images

Facebook Cover Timeline

£100 credit towards Wall Art

£50 off your Sitter Session


Dreams Collection

15 High Resolution Digital Files

Matching 15 Images Printed in a Luxury Print Box

Mobile App Containing your chosen images


Lullaby Collection

5  High Resolution Digital Files

Matching 5 Printed



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"So incredibly pleased with our newborn photos, they are just stunning! Hannah was amazing, and made us feel so comfortable!I can not stop looking at the photos and can’t wait to have them hanging in our home! Thank you Hannah"



I pride myself in offering you the best possible experience.

My main aim is to create for you beautiful images, and an enjoyable experience. As we move through the process together, I will listen to your needs to ensure that you get the photographs you want, I am always here to answer your questions and hear any suggestions you may have.


What do I need for my session?

All you need to bring with you to the session is yourselves, and plenty of milk. I provide the rest, all props, outfits and accesories needed for the photos are provided by me, so you do not need to bring anything else with you. During your session you will have access to endless Tea, Coffee, (including Decaf), Water and a small selection of snacks. As sessions can last up to 4 hours, please do bring some extra snacks as I wouldnt like you to be hungry.

When should I book my newborn session?

The short answer is NOW!! I recommend waiting until you have had your scan before booking with me, I often get booked up months in advance, so it is important to book your session whilst pregnant to ensure and guarentee my availabilty for when your baby arrives. As we all know, babies often dont arrive on time, so I only book a limited number of newborn sessions per month, this to ensure my flexibilty for you if your baby arrives outside of their due date so I do get booked up fast.

My baby has already been born, am I too late?

Most certainly not, please send me a message, even though I am often fully booked months in advance, I am often able to open up additional slots if your baby has already been born, when other babies have arrived outside of their due dates. Send me a message and I'll see what I can do :)

How do I book my Newborn Session with you?

Send me a message via the Contact Me page. I will check my availabiltiy and then we can start the booking in process.

Can I bring along my other children?

Yes! As a mum of two girls, I know how important it is to have photos of them together, and this is included in your session at no extra charge.

I will always take the photos of the siblings at either the begining or the end of the session, as they will get bored, this means that they do not have to stay for the entire session.

What if my baby isn't sleepy for the session?

Newborn sessions are best done when the baby is asleep, for this reason I allow alot of time during the session for feeding, nappy changes and settling them to sleep. Some babies sleep more than others, and others fight it. I am yet to be defeated, you will learn I have the patience of a saint, and perservearance pays off. I must say though, those lovely awake shots are magical!!

How long does the session take?

Sessions normally last anywhere between 2-4 hours. I never rush a session, and only ever book in one newborn per day. This is to ensure you are given the time you deserve. After all they are only this little once, and its important to spend the time you deserve to get the pictures you want.

When will my photos be ready?

After your session I will take time to edit each of your images. You can expect to recieve between 20-30 images. Around 2-3 weeks after your session I will invited you back to the studio to come a view, and purchase your images. It is at this point you will get to purchase the items you love. All packages are completely bespoke and can be tailored to you. From Wall Art, to Albums and Prints I will be on hand to help design and tailor them to you.

What measures are you taking to keep us safe during the COVID-19 outbreak?

I normally do recommend we conduct newborn sessions up to the age of 21 days, however I have now extended this to 6 weeks, to allow parents the option to delay your session if they would like too. Newborns older than the 21 day age can be more alert at this age, so if you did choose this option then the newborn photos would be slightly different to those you see on the website, but equally lovely. - During the session I am required to touch your baby and to be within 2m of your baby in order for me to pose your baby safely. For this reason I will be wearing a mask at all times, I will wash my hands prior to the session and will continuously use hand sanitiser throughout. You are welcome to wear a mask too, however this is not compulsory. - I will try to conduct the session as quickly as possible, ideally in under 2 hours. - I ask that only members of the same household to visit the studio at any one time. Any siblings visiting the studio for the session will be unable to stay for the duration of the session, so I ask that they are brought in for the photos, and then leave with either a parent or grandparent whilst the rest of the session is completed. - If you or any member of your household have displayed any symptoms in the two weeks before your session, then I ask you to contact to reschedule. (I too will also do the same) I maintain a high level of hygiene in the studio anyway, but to reduce the risk levels further I'll be implementing the following in the studio: - I will be deep cleaning the studio prior to re-opening, and all blankets, wraps, furs etc will be cleaned after each shoot. - All hard props will be disinfected after use - Floors will be steam cleaned after every session - All door handles, and furnishings will be disinfected after every session. - For the time being I won't be providing food or drinks, so please bring these yourself, especially for newborn sessions, as they can last a few hours. There will be only one session per day to allow me to deep clean before and after each session. Please rest assured that your safety is of paramount importance If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to send me a message, I will happily discuss with you. Hannah x

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Bubbles and Bluebells Photography by Hannah Woodhead

Newborn, Baby, Family, Portrait, Pregnancy Photography in my home studio in Great Dunmow.

Covering Bishops Stortford, Barnston, Felsted, Stansted, Chelmsford, Braintree, Cambridge, Stebbing, Great Notley, Thaxted, Great Easton, Saffron Walden, Newport, Sawbridgeworth, Hatfield Heath, Billericay, Basildon, Rayliegh, Witham, Tiptree, Coggeshall, Colchester, Sudbury, Haverhill, Newport,  Elsenham, Ugley, Henham, Sheering, Matching, North Weald, Ongar, South Weald,  Havering, Harold Wood,  Epping, Thornwood, Hastingwood, Gilston, High Wych, Eastwick,  Roydon, Stanstead Abbots, Ware, Hertford, Much Hadam, Standon, Braughing, Buntingford, Clavering, Rickling, Quendon, Audley End, Little Chesterford, Great Chesterford, Ickleton, Duxford, Radwinter, Wimbish, Steeple Bumpstead, Birdbrook, Withersfield, Sudbury, Broxbourne, Great Amwell, The Rodings, Brentwood, Halstead,  Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, London and Essex

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