Project Description

Fine Art Newborn Portraits

About True North Studio

Before we start talking about Newborn Portraits, let’s tell you a bit about us.

Hi, we are Mark and Fiona Hillyer and we photograph Portraits and Weddings all over Leeds and Yorkshire.  We’re based at our studio in Pontefract and we’re a family business.  Even our little girl gets involved as she’s normally the test model for new shoots!

Mark is an award winning Portrait & Wedding photographer with over 25 years experience.  Fiona is an ex primary school teacher and is training up to be our Newborn Portrait photographer – She’s a natural, she’s got loads of experience with children and she’s been photographing our own little girl for four years!!.

After shooting weddings successfully for many years and picking up a few awards along the way, we are expanding and shooting more portraits.  We’ve found the perfect studio space, so why not get in touch?

Enjoy The Experience…

Whether it’s your first, or you’ve done all of this before, bringing your new baby home can be a crazy time.  There’s so much to do and so much to get used to. Your newborn baby has probably turned your lives upside down, but don’t worry, it’s temporary.  If you’d like some portraits of this time, capturing the first few weeks for ever, we can help.  It’s what we do.  We’ll provide everything in the studio in Sherburn in Elmet, all you need to do is relax and enjoy the experience.  We’ll create portraits of a time that passes so quickly that you’ll treasure forever.

How Long Is A Newborn Portrait Session?

Newborn babies don’t like to be rushed. They do things at their own pace.  We book only one session a day and they are 3 hours long to ensure that we can take our time.  That’s not to say that it will take 3 hours. Typically, the sessions take a lot less time, but it’s nice to have the time if it’s needed. Ensuring your little one is properly settled and happy before we start is essential .  We also provide as much privacy as you’d like for feeds and changing during the session.

When Is The Best Time To Book An Appointment?

For their first two weeks your baby still enjoys being curled up, like they were in the womb. It’s during this time that they’ll cheerfully sleep through the experience of being photographed in the natural, comfortable and safe poses that we use.  That’s why we recommend that you book the session for when your baby is some time between 5 and 14 days old.

So that you get our undivided attention and to ensure that there is no rush or pressure, we only book one session per day. It’s the best way we know to give the best service.  You can make a booking at any point during your pregnancy and we’ll aim to get you booked in roughly 5-6 days after your due date.  Don’t worry, we’re happy to reschedule if necessary.

If you’ve just had your baby and you’re reading this, you can get in touch too.  We’ll do our best to fit you in before your little one gets to 12-14 days old.

Tell Me About The Packages…

The first part of every booking is the session fee.  The Session Fee is £75.00

About a week after the session, we’ll contact you to let you know that the portraits are ready and we’ll arrange a viewing where we can meet up with you and show you everything.  At that point, you can select one of the Print or Digital packages listed below.

When we created the packages, we really wanted to provide something to suit every budget.   The print packages allow you to relax and select the prints that you want as well as some for gifts to grandparents etc. The print packages contain varying combinations of beautiful mounted prints, ready for framing.  We can also supply larger, framed prints too.  If you’d prefer to have the photographs printed yourself,  we also offer 3 packages that give you just the digital files along with an unlimited licence to print the images.

There is also have an ‘ à la carte ‘ menu where you can order any number of additional mounted prints, framed prints, canvasses, etc.  for family and friends.  If you’d like a copy of the ‘ à la carte ‘ price list, please feel free to contact us.



  • A telephone consultation with me so that we can plan your session, and tailor it to your family
  • Up to 3 hours newborn portrait session at my studio, which includes time for family and sibling portraits
  • Professional editing and retouching of the photographs from your session
  • A viewing appointment to help you choose your photographs


Once we’ve finished professionally editing and retouching the photographs from your portrait session, we’ll call you to arrange a viewing appointment – normally in the comfort of your own home.  At this point, you can order any of the print or digital packages and any additional mounted print copies for friends and relatives.  We also offer a wide range of canvasses, photo books and framed enlargements too.



  • Four 7″ x 5″ Mounted prints.
  • One 10″ x 8″ Mounted print.



  • One 16″ x 12″ Framed print or Canvas
  • Eight 7″ x 5″ Mounted prints.
  • Two 10″ x 8″ Mounted prints.
  • 10 Digital files of your choice



  • Fifteen 10″ x 8″ Mounted Prints in presentation print box
  • 24″ x 18″ Framed Print OR Canvas Wrap
  • All digital files (20-30) from the shoot
  • 20 page / 10 spread, 8″ x 8″ (20cm x 20cm) Portrait book in presentation box



  • 5 digital images provided as high resolution files



  • All Digital files from the shoot (20-30)



  • All digital images (approx 20-30) provided as high resolution files
  • 20 page / 10 spread, 8″ x 8″ (20cm x 20cm) Portrait Book in presentation box


We only use the best suppliers who care about your images as much as we do.  Please contact us for a price list.

Fine Art Prints

Mounted prints make a great gift to relatives and friends and can be added to any package. All prints are on the finest 300gsm Fine Art Portrait paper, a delicate, ultra matt, 100% cotton rag based paper with a slightly textured feel and archival quality.

Sizes Available:

7″ x 5″

10″ x 8″

16″ x 12″

20″ x 16″

24″ x 18″

30″ x 22″

Framed Prints

All of our framed prints are hand framed to order using a large selection of frame choices.  All framed images come with anti-reflective glass too!

Sizes available:

16″ x 12″ print, mounted in a 20″ x 16″ frame

20″ x 16″ print, mounted in a 24″ x 20″ frame

24″ x 18″ print, mounted in a 30″ x 24″ frame

30″ x 22″ print, mounted in a 38″ x 28″ frame

Fine Art Portrait Books

We offer two different sizes of portrait book, 20x20cm  or  30x30cm.  Both books come with a variety of options and arrive in a gorgeous presentation box.