Lovely Shanaya – Lifestyle Newborn Photography in West London


The most important thing about the newborn photography is time. The absolutely ideal moment is between 7 and 10 days old as I always recommend. Most people want the session to take place in the first few weeks, I always do my best to make that happen.

Your home is your castle, so letting me share that space will be less stressful, and honestly, I am not fazed by crying, pooping or vomiting newborns, so relax and enjoy your time.


How to prepare for a lifestyle newborn session

So, first things first, I am not there to judge your laundry pile or rate the tidiness of your home! Please do not worry. You can tidy as much or as little as life allows and we will make it work. Before I start photography you I can help to arrange the room. 

We can shoot in the bedroom, lounge, kitchen or even bathroom. Whatever ideas you have, please let me know, and I can help create the images you want to treasure. Don’t worry about the overly friendly dog or the cat curled up on the bed, they are part of your family and adding them to the mix is easy. 

I often get asked about what to wear, and that is up to you entirely, if mamma is happiest in her jammies, then so be it! If your three-year-old wants to wear the superman cape, not the pretty dress you chose, don’t sweat it! These are your real memories and should be committed to film.