– Newborn Photography Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway –



sleep baby posed in a wrap by newborn photographer Dumfries

Newborn Photography Sessions


The best time to photograph your newborn baby is when they are under 21 days of age.

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Sit back, relax and let me work my magic!

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.

How will you recall these fleeting moments?

A 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…

“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!” 



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.


The session fee is £75 and is due to be paid at the time of booking to secure your session. 

My All-inclusive Collections are an all-time favourite by parents, because they include your full gallery of digitals and my most popular products at a discounted price.

I also offer Digital Bundles, starting at £199,

If you wish to purchase individual wall art or other printed products, my A La Carte products start from £24

Want to see my full prices?

Framed photograph of a baby girl on wall of a modern styled dinning room
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. 

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!! 

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).

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. 




If you have any questions or you would like to see if your due date is available please fill in your details below (including your due date) and I will be in  touch.

Fiona – Newborn Photographer Dumfries 

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