Addressing the myth that newborn photography is too expensive

Photography for little people by Derek. Newborn photography and Family photo shoots across Birmingham

Newborn photography is too expensive isn’t it?

If you’re expecting a baby, you may have already thought about hiring a professional newborn photographer to capture the early days of your baby’s life.

It’s likely that your first question is, ‘How much does a newborn photoshoot cost?’ You may even have trawled the internet and discovered a daunting array of jargon including packages, session fees, products and props - but no definitive answer as to how much you will finally have to pay.

I often have conversations with prospective clients who wonder if newborn photography with Photography for Little People be Derek is expensive. This simple answer is ‘no’ when you compare me to other photographers. Here’s why…

How much does a newborn photography session typically cost?

Most photographers will charge you a ‘session fee’. This is usually justified as a charge to cover the use of their photographer’s studio, their time and skill, and the use of their newborn props. The fee can be in excess of £100 and does not include any images, prints or products. That’s £100 on top of anything you choose to order.

Other photographers will wrap up their session fee within a ‘package price.’ These packages usually include digital images or prints packaged together with the session fee. These packages rise in cost and may or may not include the products you really want. All of this means that a session fee, digital images and a couple of prints could cost you upwards of £399.

Photography for Little People be Derek offers a ‘no session fee’ service!

In stark contrast to other photographers, Photography for Little People by Derek believes that our images will speak for themselves and so I confidently do not charge a session fee for our photographic services.  

Additionally, I firmly believe that the client should choose the products that they want and that they should not be restricted to a set package with hidden session fees. I offer a wide range of individually priced prints, digital images and beautiful wall products for your home. Our minimum order is £179: that’s considerably less than the cost of other photographers’ packages and more importantly you go home with the products you love.

First class bespoke service.

From home photoshoot to product delivery I aim to give a first-class personal service. All of my products come with the assurance that your images will be individually quality checked by professionals, printed on the highest quality photographic paper and framed in bespoke hand-made frames. I believe that anything less, for your images, just doesn’t do them justice.

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And it gets even better...

At no point are you under any obligation to purchase products if you don’t want to. I certainly do not pressure sell, nor do I up-sell and I certainly do not offer finance to entice you to purchase even more. You simply purchase the products and images you love.

So is newborn photography in Birmingham really too expensive?

With Photography for Little People by Derek the answer is it doesn’t have to be, because

  • you do not pay a session fee and you only purchase the products and images you love.

  • I don’t sell packages with hidden fees and extras.

  • I only sell a wide range of high-quality bespoke products to suit most budgets.

Find out more about Derek and his work here.