The Rushbys

What to expect at our
Hatfield Newborn Studio


The Hertfordshire Newborn Studio Experience

When it comes to newborn photography, the experience you have with us in the studio is just as important as the beautiful images we create.

You are new parents so you are probably tired, emotional, and still very much recovering and possibly trying to remember what a routine even is. If you booked with pre-baby confidence, only to find the reality feels a little different, you are not alone. So how do we make the experience as relaxing and comfortable as possible?

Our home studio is not just a place to take photographs, it’s a place where your parenthood journey is viewed with empathy and understanding. A place where we work with you to capture the most beautiful memories amongst the unique chaos of being new parents.

Our newborn photography is recommended for babies up to 21 days (but we can photograph older babies too)

A typical studio session lasts 2- 3 hours. We work in a baby-led way so work at a pace that you and your baby are comfortable. We try to avoid booking more than one session per day so that we can dedicate the time and attention to you.


A Newborn Photoshoot in Hertfordshire

Studio Facilities

Designated parking

Off-street parking is available with direct access into the ground floor of the studio space.  We send ‘Where to find us’ instructions too.

Private Feeding

Need to feed in private? No problem, we will leave you in peace until you call us back. There is no hurry at all.

Comfortable studio

Our studio is on the first floor, accessible only by stairs. We have a comfortable environment waiting for you.

Toilet Facilites

We have a bathroom available for your use conveniently on the same floor as the studio. No need to keep using the stairs!

Wifi Code

Quite often you will want to be able to browse on your devices or log in to the Wifi code to keep siblings entertained. 


We will collect information about your dietary requirements before you arrive and you can enjoy some delicious refreshments.

Pre-session information

Preparing for a stress-free studio visit.


We will send a full preparation guide that will give you tips on preparing at home (although, we all know that newborns can have their own agenda) what to expect at the studio and directions about where to find us.

We know that nappy explosions and unexpected feeds might cause your timings to be off but we are not clock watchers. In fact, we are always very impressed when parents arrive right on time. With newborn sessions, we dedicate our full attention to one session a day giving you some flexibility.

Upon arrival, expect a warm welcome and a cup of your favourite refreshment. We will already have found out any dietary requirements in our pre-session consultation form. Our goal is to put you at ease as soon as possible so we are not in a rush to get started. We’ll begin with a casual chat catch-up on life since your little one’s arrival. We will then explain our session plan emphasizing that it is all about following your baby’s lead. That means we can change and adapt to suit your baby.

Watching your baby being photographed is an emotional experience because often it is your first opportunity to take in their gorgeousness and remind yourself how amazing you are for creating this perfect, tiny human being. 

We will photograph your baby alone, in various poses and props and then with family and siblings if applicable.

Our relaxed approach takes 2-3 hours, ensuring a comfortably paced session.


What to expect after your
Hertfordshire newborn studio visit


After you have gathered your belongings (which often end up scattered all around the studio) we check whether your baby needs a feed before you start your journey home. Usually, it takes approximately 1 week to edit a gallery of images to present to you.

Artwork Consultation

We invite families back to the studio to enjoy an emotional slideshow of their images. This enables you to see the beautiful options we have available to keep these special images and we can advise and help with the designing process. This session usually lasts up to 1 hour.

What would you like to know about next?

Everything you need to know about our Newborn Photography sessions


View a heart-warming selection of newborn images to see if our style works for you. 


Find out more about how our pricing works and the types of artwork products available to enjoy your images


We know you will still have questions so hopefully we have answered everything here. If not, why not get in touch?


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