Newborn Photography Paddington

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Have you been searching for one of Paddington’s most sought after newborn, baby and maternity photographers? 

Chapter One Photography is a boutique photography studio based near the Paddington area who are specialists in maternity, newborn, baby and cake smash photography.


We offer a full service of digital images as well as prints and products to suit all families which walk through our doors. We understand the importance of having memories captured, it is something that you will cherish for a lifetime and beyond- which is why our motto is “so you never forget”. Contact us to find out more about our Paddington newborn photography. 


Our range of affordable packages provides you with special photographs that you can treasure and even pass down from generation to generation. When you are searching for affordable newborn photography in Paddington, you can rely on Chapter One Photography, one of Paddington’s most trusted. 

As a Paddington baby photographer, Chapter One Photography has a distinct focus on contemporary baby portraiture with a natural, relaxed, and personal feel. Our no fuss baby photography service ensures that you can relax, and enjoy the entire experience from start to finish while we work our magic. 

Whether we are creating digital photographs or printed artwork that you can display in your home, you can rest assured knowing that your images will receive all the love and care necessary. We want you to look back on these images and remember the beautiful experience you got to share with your newborn, all their little features and how far they have come since then.


We have been specialising in capturing babies and their families in all their natural beauty since 2012.

Newborn Gallery

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big sister
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Smiling newborn girl
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wonder woman newborn
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sibling with newborn
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sleeping newborn
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newborn flower nest
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How To Book Your Photo Shoot From Paddington
How To Book Your Newborn Photo Shoot From Paddington

Newborn photography is done within the first two weeks of birth.  This is to get the most tranquil, ‘sleepy’ shots as well as to disrupt the baby's schedule as little as possible.  In order to guarantee a session during this time window, we strongly suggest booking a newborn photo shoot about midway through your pregnancy.  As soon as you contact us we will send through a copy of our newborn brochure so you know how it will go.


We are happy to do the photographs of just the baby or to include the whole family.  Toddlers always make for a fun shoot and it is nice to be able to capture the excitement of a new brother or sister.

What’s Next?

Once we know your expected due date we will send you a booking form.  We are fairly flexible (as far as our timetable allows) with bookings.  We absolutely want to photograph you and your baby at your best and want you all to arrive non stressed and happy.  So if you have a reason to change the time or the date we will definitely be able to accommodate you. Some babies arrive early or late and as long as you are in your booking system we will guarantee you a date.


Creating the perfect session


The booking form allows us to elicit some information from you regarding what you want from the session.  Knowing your preference for the various types of shots allows us to set the lighting and background accordingly.  If you have anything special you would like to include such as a toy or blanket etc we can include them as well.

The days before the session

A few days prior to your session date we will send some preparation information so you have an easy checklist of what to bring with. We can also provide advice and sample images on clothing options if required, paying attention to the look will create the best images.


What to wear

We will send suggestions as to what parents and siblings can wear.  We also have a range of beautiful maternity gowns that you can use during your newborn session.   It is up to you and whatever you feel comfortable wearing. For baby, we will provide everything that is needed.  As you will discover items sized as ‘newborn’ will not necessarily fit your tiny baby but all our are specially sized for teeny tiny babies!


Getting to the studio


The trip from Paddington to our studio will take you about 15 minutes by car.  We have easy on-site parking that we encourage you to use for convenience and for your family’s safety.

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During Your Newborn Session Near Paddington

During your Chapter One Photography newborn photography session, we try and keep things very relaxed.  You can watch what we are doing, relax, scroll through your phone or even have a lovely much-needed sleep!  We will stop whenever your baby needs something whether that is a feed, a clean nappy or just a quick hug.  The session is completely guided by your baby so that they are happy and comfortable whilst they are in the studio.


One to two weeks after your session your photographs will be delivered via an online photo gallery.  If you choose to order photographs, canvases, books or other products we have a large range to choose from and they usually take two weeks to arrive.


We look forward to welcoming you all into the studio and providing you with photographic memories so that you never forget.

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