Booking the session

Maternity sessions are best when the tummy is nice and round and expectant mum is feeling well. This can be anywhere from 30 to 36 weeks, however sessions can be held safely up until 38 weeks.

Newborn sessions are best when your baby is as young as 6 to 14 days. After two weeks babies are a little harder to settle and things like colic and baby acne can start to flare up. Babies grow quickly and as their weight raises and they loose the womb ability to curl it might be a little harder to mould them into these beautiful poses.

You can contact me at any time during your pregnancy to give me an estimated due date, I will then make a tentative booking and when you arrive home from hospital with your brand new baby you can contact me to arrange a suitable time and day for your session.

Where is the session held?

All maternity and newborn sessions will take place in my home studio in Newmarket, Suffolk.

How long will the session take?

Maternity sessions will take up to 2 hours.

Newborn sessions can take 2 to 4 hours, allowing plenty of time for feeding and comforting.

Props for the session

I provide maternity outfits such as gowns and fabrics, however you are more than welcome to bring your own clothing if you wish and we will incorporate it in the shoot.

For newborn sessions I have a growing collection of all kinds of props including newborn wraps, blankets, hats and outfits, headbands, baskets, bowls, wood effect flooring and much more.

You can see examples of all of them in my portfolio.


About 2 to 3 weeks after your session, I will email you with a password for your private online proofing gallery. The online gallery will remain active for 2 weeks. Once full payment is received your digital files will be prepared for download. All images will be stored and archived after 60 days. Once the gallery has been closed there will be a £25 fee to upload your gallery for an additional 7 days.


You can order your package by sending me an email with your selections. An invoice will then be sent back with payment details.


Karolina Monteith Photography reserves the right to use any photograph in any form such as, but not limited to, the use in advertising, reproduction, and copyright. All images are copyrighted by Karolina Monteith Photography, even those you purchase. Copying, scanning or reproducing images is strictly prohibited. Prices are subject to change without notice and are non-negotiable. Prices are guaranteed for 30 days after your session. Due to the custom nature of photographic products, no refunds will be issued. By hiring Karolina Monteith Photography, you agree to these terms.