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Natural Newborn Photography Salisbury

White Onesie style newborn sessions capture the wonder of welcoming a new baby into your family. Rather than posing your baby in a particular way, I guide you to interact with your new baby in a naturally while I capture intimate family portraits in my pure white studio. These sessions are perfect if you prefer a simple and emotive style of photography to document this wonderful time in your family's story.


My mission is to capture the intense emotional connection between you and your new baby, so you will be involved throughout although not necessary looking at the camera. I love to make use of your hands to add a wonderful sense of tenderness and scale to your images when interacting with your tiny newborn baby.


I do of course also photograph your baby on their own, documenting all their perfect newborn details - stretching toes, pursed lips, wrinkled brow and tiny fingers - and I always capture at least one shot with everyone looking at the camera. However, most of your White Onesie gallery will be less formal and more emotional; full of tender kisses,  adoring glances and lots and lots of snuggles!

If you're a lover of monochrome like me, White Onesie session galleries are particularly suited to displaying in black and white, creating a truly timeless record of your baby's first weeks. 


Looking for a more fine art, colourful style of newborn photography? Pop over to my Fine Art Newborn portfolio for details of these sessions . 

There is a relatively small window after birth for sleepy newborn photography and so I recommend booking as soon as you decide you would like to work with me and before your baby is born to ensure availability. To ensure that I can offer my families the highest standards of flexibility and personal service, I only book a limited number of newborn sessions each month.

Newborn babies are best photographed between 5 and 21 days old. Once your baby is earth side, those 3 weeks disappear in a flash! The reason for this timeframe is that as babies get older, they uncurl, sleep less, are alert for longer periods during the day. They loose that 'brand new' look that only lasts for a few precious weeks. However,  because White Onesie style sessions are more relaxed than traditional fine art style newborn photography, they are also well suited to older, more awake newborns allowing me to accept bookings for this style of session up to 8 weeks of age. 


My flexible scheduling system means that there is no need to worry about your baby being born on their due date (which is great because statistically they probably won't). When you book your newborn session with me I reserve a flexible space in my diary based on your due date. Once your baby is born we will take into account early/ late arrival, C-section recovery and any other factors to arrange a date for your session within the first 21 days.

"The gallery was beautifully presented and brought tears to my eyes" 

"The final photographs we have received as prints are absolutely treasured.  We 100% recommend Rachel; she is an amazing photographer."
already know that you would like to work with me?

When you choose me as your newborn photographer you will receive your pre-session questionnaire and studio session guide. Your questionnaire helps me to plan your session and gives me important information about your baby including any health conditions. Your studio session guide goes into more depth about what to expect when you come to the studio and tips on how to prepare for your session. 

Everything required for your session is available in my studio. All you need to bring with you are your usual baby supplies and plenty of feeds if bottle feeding. I also have spares of most things you might need on hand in the studio including a well stocked changing station and refreshments. If you have something of sentimental value that you would particularly like included in your session, please mention it in your pre-session questionnaire and I will be happy to weave it into your session flow, as long as it is safe to do so.

Our Collections


Within two weeks of your session you will return to the studio (or we can meet via Zoom if you prefer) for your ordering appointment. This is when you will see your finished images for the first time and choose your image collection or a la carte products.

Our signature image collections are a great saving on the same products purchased a la carte and carefully chosen to give you the best of both worlds - beautiful tangible printed products together with the flexibility of digital files. Each collection is housed in a bespoke handmade image box which is personalised to match the colours of your session, so each one is unique! Al a carte products including gift prints and wall art can be added to your collection at your ordering appointment if you wish.

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Print and digital collections

Your peace of mind is my priority.


The world of technology is changing so fast. My mission is to ensure that your precious photographs survive the test of time for your children and future generations children to enjoy.


That's why our white onesie newborn image collections include a gorgeous white vegan leatherette  print box and your favourite images as professional, archival quality matted prints. 

Also included in your box is a matching  chrome USB loaded with your chosen digital files - perfect for sharing online, printing yourself and of course backing up in the cloud.

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Wiltshire newborn photography photo album and USB
Stunning albums

Our larger image collections include the option to have your images printed in a bespoke pure white album, designed just for you.

White Onesie galleries are particularly suited to displaying in an album with a mixture of colour and black and white images to tell the story of your new arrival perfectly.

Wall Art

Add to your image collection with our stunning wall art collections. 

Birch blocks, canvas prints and frames carefully designed to suit your space.

Newborn photography album and USB
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contact me

Your precious memories deserve to be captured perfectly. 

I'd love to hear more about you and your story. Complete the contact form and I will be in touch as soon as humanly possible, usually within 24 hours.

01722 322667

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Rachel Burnside Photography

Rachel Burnside is a professional photographer who creates heirloom photographic art for families during the most magical time in their story. She specialises in capturing pregnancy, newborns, babies and 1st birthday cake smash celebrations for clients throughout Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and beyond.