Welcome to Fiona McKean Photography

Newborn Photoshoots Dumfries and Galloway

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of holding your newborn in your arms and watching them discover the world around them.

And as a mum myself I promise you one thing: they grow up way too fast.

And really… that’s why I do what I do.

As a Newborn Photographer, my mission is to capture those oh-so-precious moments of your baby’s first days with photographs that will stay with your family for generations to come. From tiny fingers to that adorable button nose, we’ll preserve the magic of your newborn’s arrival in stunning photos that will make your heart melt every time you look at them.

Ready to discover Newborn Photograhy at my studio in Dumfries?

Baby girl all curled up sound asleep in a heart shaped bowl


Fiona McKean – Newborn Photoshoots Dumfries and Galloway

The ideal window for a newborn photoshoot is between 5-21 days old, when they’re still all curled up and sleepy.

For this reason, I encourage you to get in touch during your pregnancy to discuss styling, options and – most importantly – help you understand if a newborn session at my studio in Dumfries is the right choice for you.

When you are ready to book, we can secure your appointment with a £49 session fee.

Approximately 10 days after your session I will welcome you back to the studio for your viewing and ordering appoint, where we will reveal your gallery and help you choose the products that suit you best.

I offer a range of image collections starting from £245.

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Step 1 – Get in touch

You can contact me at any time during your pregnancy to discuss the styling of your session and to reserve a date for your newborn session.

Since babies are unpredictable, I arrange my studio calendar to ensure flexibility, so if baby is early or late we will simply adjust your booking.

Step 2 – Your session

The session will take place in my Dumfries based studio, and is completely baby led – so please allow 2 to 4 hours, with plenty of time for cuddles and feeding.

Step 3 – Image viewing and ordering

At the end of your photography session we will arrange a suitable date and time for you to come back to the studio to enjoy a beautiful presentation of your images. 

At your relaxed portrait ordering appointment we will work together to choose your favourite images, products and artwork.


Fiona McKean – Newborn Photoshoots Dumfries and Galloway

The first few days of baby’s life will pass in a haze of feeding, nappies and sleepless nights, your tiny squishy, sleepy, newborn baby will quickly give way to bright eyes, wonderful stories and smiles to melt your heart.  These changes and the speed with which they happen make newborn photography so very special.  

signature newborn baby portrait will capture all the little details, freeze that moment in time and give you memories of these hazy days that will last a lifetime!

Arranging a newborn baby session at Fiona McKean Photography in Dumfries could not be easier…

Newborn baby boy lying on a blue blanket encased in his mummy and daddy's hands

“Fiona is amazing at what she does, she kept my little one so content throughout the shoot.  

I love my final images and will treasure them forever!  

I won’t hesitate to recommend her to everyone!” 



Session fee

The session fee is £49 and is due to be paid at the time of booking to secure your session.

Digital Bundles

I also offer Digital Bundles, starting at £199

wall art & printed products

A La Carte products start from £249


When should I book?

I recommend booking your newborn session while pregnant, most of my clients book in just after their 20 week scan.  My diary quickly fills up and as we only have a few weeks to capture those tiny squishy features I would hate for you to miss the opportunity. 

Can Parents and Siblings join in?

Yes of course they can!  If you wish to have siblings in some of the images then please let us know in advance.  Creating Newborn images takes time and little ones will get bored so we normally include siblings at the beginning of the session (most clients have a friend or parents who are happy to babysit while we finish the session).

How long with the session last?

As the session is baby led I ask you to allow betwee 2 and 4 hours this gives me lots of time to create a series of beautiful images around feeds and cuddles as baby requires.  You will also have time to sit back, relax and enjoy a hot cup of tea!! 

What if my baby won’t settle?

Over the last eight years I have photographed lots and lots and lots of babies.  I am a fully trained Newborn expert and will always do what your baby is happy with.  Most babies will eventually sleep… if that requires feed breaks, lots of cuddles, rocking, walking, burping then that’s all fine by me, I’ll do whatever it takes (I love that part too!)  And for those that don’t wide-eyed images are just beautiful!! 

What if my baby is unwell?

If for any reason baby, or indeed you or your partner are unwell we will reschedule the session.  I ask that you let me know as soon as you can and we will rearrange a time for when everyone is well.


Fiona McKean – Newborn Photoshoots Dumfries and Galloway

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