I offer two newborn packages:- a full newborn session – (£230) and a mini newborn session – (£99). When a client calls me to discuss the options available, Some clients will often ask me what is the difference between the Full session and a mini session so I thought it would be a great idea to write a little blog with some more information that could be helpful while making this decision that is best for you and your family.

Newborn baby in blue background
Newborn Photographer fife

As always its best to book either session after your 12-week scan, so we have plenty of time to discuss your requirements and likes and dislikes, and we can ensure a tailored session for you. The newborn mini session is a simple no-fuss session without props, backgrounds, no sibling or family images, just your sweet little new baby, you get a choice of one hat or headband, on a beanbag with baby wrapped or in clothes. We don’t wait for the baby to fall asleep and the session length is 30-45 minutes. We can’t add on parent or sibling posing as then it’s a full session with all the time that is involved, however – you get 5 incredible images of your perfect little baby in a no-fuss session.

Baby boy in light blue blanket
Newborn Photographer fife

The time allocated in the sessions are also different, Most of my newborn photography mini shoots take around 30 – 45 mins as we are not waiting for your little one to fall asleep we are photographing them as they are in most cases wide awake and happy and content.   Whereas a full session can last between 2-3 hours depending on your little one and the images that we create together, It allows for extra time for those all-important family images & sleepy curly gorgeous poses, sometimes using props to create gorgeous stylized portraits that you will enjoy for many years to come.

Newborn girl in yellow dungarees
Newborn Photographer fife

During the newborn mini session I like to strip the session right back and keep your gallery very simple using only one color, one hat / headband and only 5 images simple and beautiful photography focused around your baby naturally as they are, whereas a full session the use of props, fluffy rugs, outfits, sibling shots, and family shots are inclusive, It is a fuller gallery of around 30 – 35 images using lots of different styles and poses and props.

Newborn in dads hands
Newborn Photographer fife


Regardless of if you want to book a full or a mini session, all sessions are discussed beforehand so that I can really understand your vision and what style of session you would prefer.  The editing in a full session usually takes longer and is more specialized so another consideration I ask my clients to make when deciding on a full or mini  session is how quickly you require the images as a mini session I aim to deliver your images within 24 hours and a full session can take up to 3 weeks to edit.

Newborn in white blanket and outfit
Newborn Photographer fife

While I am discussing the difference in session types that I offer….. I stumbled across Marie from Marie Myers photography who wrote a brilliant blog this week (which can be found HERE) with fantastic advice on when to book your newborn photography session which I found really helpful and Interesting.

Marie says that 2019 has been an exciting year so far for her, with the opening of her new studio at The Barns in Tardebigge. she feels that it has been the best decision she has ever made. from improving her quality of work.  She has worked really hard to make it a really homely and comfortable experience for her clients, who she wants to sit and relax with a hot drink, while she captures precious images of their beautiful babies.  Please check out her portfolio and work esp if you are in the Tardebigge area and are looking for a Newborn photographer in Worcestershirer.


If you would like any more information on a full or a mini newborn photography session in fife with Bella photography fife please use the contact us form, call me on 07810750856 or email me at Kirsty@bellaphotogrphyfife.co.uk.


Great that you have these two options for clients. Beautiful images x

Great blog

Really nice blog.

Great choice, I love the sound of the full session

Both of these sessions look fantastic. Thanks for the info

Thank you for explaining the difference

Lovely. Great information

lovely blog

Fab to know!

Great information thank you.

Great to know the difference between these two sessions – thank you x

Great read x

Great information

Lots of great info, thanks for sharing x

Far too cute. Loved reading this thank you ❤️

Lots of great info – thank you 😊

Such useful information

This is very useful, thank you

What a good read, thank you for sharing


It’s great that you have both these options!