Why choose newborn photography?
The newborn stage is so short and precious. Its something that you will never be able to do again with your new baby. Their little fingers and toes will never be that small again. They will soon start to stretch out from that newborn curl, and they will start to spend more time awake. Those first few weeks will be exciting, sweet and full of cuddles. I will capture this fleeting moment in time for you in a beautiful and unique way for your family to enjoy for years to come.
When should I book in?
Most of my clients book in while they are still pregnant. My diary does book up a good 3-4 weeks in advance. So it it important to get your session secured on my due date calendar. After your 12 or 20 week scan is a popular time for parents to book in, its a momentous occasion when you see your baby and hear their little hearts beating.
When is the best time to capture the newborn stage?
I find that within the first 14 days of life is the optimal time to capture this amazing newborn stage. They are so sleepy and curled, we are easily able to move and position them into some adorable newborn poses. After the first 14 days they typically start to stretch out and spend a little more time awake, making posing them a little bit trickier. Its not impossible, I do work with older newborns upto 6 weeks old with a lot of success.
What should I bring?
Just bring along your change bag essentials, a few extra nappies (and feeds if you are bottle feeding/expressing)
How is this session different to your “normal” newborn sessions?
This mini newborn session is only available to book while we are social distancing. With strict hygiene procedures and a shorter session we can still capture that gorgeous newborn stage. We have got to do a shorter session, so we will not get as much done. We may only do poses where baby is wrapped, if baby is very settled we can do more. It is absolutely vital that you follow the prep that I send through to you. We will chat and find out what is the most important thing to capture for your family. I will be meeting you at the door with sanitiser, I will be masked and gloved throughout and I will have done everything I can to minimise the risk for everyone.
What can I expect in the studio?
All of my sessions take place in my lovely studio where I have access to all of my props and can maintain an optimal working temperature for your baby. For you and I, it will feel very warm. The studio is heated more for a newborn session to allow for the fact that your baby won’t be wearing much during the session. Your session will not be rushed in anyway, but during this time it is vital to cut down the time we spend together. We will need to be as prepared as possible in order to make the most of the time we have. It will not be possible to get all poses in the session. I will communicate with you prior to your session to find out your preferences and your priorities.
Should we both/all come along?
Absolutely! Family images are so important and I offer these to all of my clients. During this time while social distancing is so important, I do ask that older siblings are taken home after they have done their bit. I have to minimise contact at all times.
Can anyone else come along to the session?
Not at this time I’m afraid. We need to keep attendance to those who live in the same household only and as few as possible.
What happens after the session?
After your session I know you will both be very excited to see your images. My normal turnaround is normally around 2 weeks, during this time I do need to extend this due to childcare issues at home. I will advise on this after we have finished the shoot.
During this viewing session you will be able to view your edited images and decide on your digital package. We will also chat about wall art, albums and prints. Minimum purchase is your chosen digital package.
How will my images be edited?
Your images will be polished to a professional standard and according to your taste. So I will remove large flakey areas and any little blemishes as standard, my preference is the maintain your baby’s true skin tone and natural beauty.
What are the costs?
Your booking fee is £99. Your booking fee secures your space in the diary, guarantees a session with me and is deducted from your chosen package at your viewing session.
What are the packages?
Package one – 5 digital images £299 (less £99 paid on booking)
Package two – all digital images £399 (less £99 paid on booking)
I offer a gorgeous range of printed products including frames and albums. Please view my product page for more details.