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Welcome to  the FAQ page
 

Our frequently asked questions have been split into categories below to make them easier to find.
If you cant find the answers that you are looking for, or would like details on our pricing then feel free to get in touch


(The below information may change for my mini sessions and other promotional offers)

General FAQs

What is the best time to book my preferred photo shoot?

For all of my sessions I’d highly recommend booking a few months in advance. This ensures availability for your preferred date, allows you to select a weekend date if preferred, and gives us enough time to chat about what you’d like

 

Where will the photo session take place?
Photo sessions take place in my cosy garden studio using professional equipment and lighting.

I also offer outdoor shoots during the warmer months, this is at a local local. Best suited for maternity and family sessions

What will my package include?
All of our photo shoots come with 10 retouched digital images on a keepsake usb, and matching 5x7 photo prints. Additional images can be added to your package for £30 each, and there will also be an option to fully upgrade your package at your photo viewing

(Prices and packing may change in the future, however all previously booked session prices will of course be honoured)

How do I pay for my session?
All sessions need to be secured with a 50% booking fee and the outstanding balance is due 2 weeks prior to the session date.
Payment to be made via bank transfer.

 

How do I view my images?

2-3 weeks after your session you will be invited back to the studio to view your images. This is where you will view and choose your gallery.

How do I pay for any additional images?
Payment for additional images will be taken at the viewing appointment via bank transfer

 

What happens after my photo viewing?

Once you have selected your favourite images and paid for any additional images I will go away and order your prints and packaging. They will be posted to my address so I can package them up nicely, and I can either post these on to you or you are welcome to come back to collect them

Maternity FAQs

When is the best time to have my maternity shoot?
Maternity sessions are usually recommended between 30-36 weeks, however if your beautiful baby bump is growing early on and that is a stage that you want to capture then feel free to get in touch. These sessions are 1 hour.

 

Do I need to provide my own outfits for my maternity session?
No you don't need to buy anything, I provide the outfits as these match the style of photography that you see in my portfolio. However if you have an outfit that you'd like to bring them feel free to do so.

 

Can family members be included?

Yes, I encourage Dads / children to come along too

 

Are pets welcome?

Yes. I’m open to new ideas so pets are welcome, however please discuss this with me prior to your session to I can prepare

Newborn FAQs

How far in advance should I book my newborn session?
I take bookings for newborn sessions from as early as your 12-20 week scan. It is highly recommended that you book your session as early as possible from this stage to ensure availability.

 

What is the best age to schedule a newborn session for?
I would highly recommend scheduling your newborn session for when they are under 3 weeks of age. This is because they are more settled and sleepy within their first few days. This enables me to capture those cute curly poses that aren't always possible with an older baby. After about 3 weeks of age your baby will be more alert and has growth spurts, which can be tricky to pose.


What if my baby has already been born and I have only just found you?
If your baby has already arrived and you do not have a session booked then please contact me as I will always try my best to fit you in as soon as I can. This will however depend on my availability as I can become fully booked quite quickly.
 
What if my baby arrives early or late?
Once you have secured a session date I will wait to hear from you about any changes to your due date. If your baby arrives early or late then I would just ask you to let me know so we can reschedule your session as soon as possible.

What happens during the newborn session?
Once you arrive for your session and baby is fed, changed and ready to start it is time for you to sit back and relax.
This will give me the opportunity to get the images that I need and to avoid disturbing him/her as little as possible.
If needed Dad can help out with spotting baby as and when.
You are welcome to bring a book or a tablet etc to pass the time or simply enjoy watching your baby in the beautiful props.

 

How long does it take?

My newborn sessions usually last about 2 hours, however I’d also allow 30mins extra incase we need extra time to settle them

 

Will we have time to feed, soothe and change dirty nappies?

Yes of course. Although newborn sessions are 2 hours a lot of that time is spent giving baby what they need and settling them back to sleep

 

What if my baby doesn’t settle?

It is always easier to photograph newborns that are asleep, as I can move them easier, which allows me to spend more time photographing and get more variety for you. However as we know babies can be unpredictable at times, and therefore every newborn session is different. I will spend a certain amount of time trying to settle your baby, and if all of their needs have been attended to yet they still aren’t asleep I will just carry on with the photoshoot with them awake.

Prep tips

 

Do you provide clothing?

During my newborn sessions I use my swaddle wraps and blankets, and sometimes vests depending on what style you would like. So you don’t need to bring any clothing with you for baby, unless you want to 

 

Can family members be included?

Yes, I encourage parent shots during my newborn sessions as this is such a special time.

Siblings are welcome too 

 

Are pets welcome?

Yes. I’m open to new ideas so pets are welcome, however please discuss this with me prior to your session to I can prepare

Sitting Baby FAQs

What is the best stage to have my sitting baby session?
These sessions can be scheduled for when your baby is 7-10 month, sitting up unaided.

 

What if I book and my baby isn’t starting to sit up yet?

No worries, we can push this session back a few weeks and review it again closer to the time

 

What happens during the baby session?
Once you arrive for your session and baby is fed, changed and ready to start it is time for you to get out your silly faces and crazy singing voices to entertain your little one. We do everything we can to see those cute smiles and giggles.

 

How long does it take?

My sitting baby sessions usually last about 1 hour

 

Do you provide clothing?

I have a studio wardrobe which stocks clothing from 0-18 months which you will have access to if you wish

 

Can family members be included?

Yes, we can grab a couple of parent shots during your sitting baby session, however the focus will still be on your baby. If you’d like more together then this would be a family session booking.

 

Are pets welcome?

Yes. I’m open to new ideas so pets are welcome, however please discuss this with me prior to your session to I can prepare

Birthday FAQs

When is the best time to schedule our birthday session in for?

Birthday sessions are best being scheduled for when your baby is 11-13 months, however if you'd like your images back in time for the big day then I'd recommend having your session at least 4 weeks prior. This is so your images can be retouched, printed and delivered in time

 

How long does it take?

My birthday sessions usually last about 1 hour

 

Do you provide clothing?

Yes I can provide the clothing for your little one, however you are also welcome to bring clothes with your if you wish. I’d recommend sticking to a light and neutral colour palette

 

Can anyone else join in the photos?

I wouldn’t usually recommend having photos with parents during a cake smash sessions as it can get messy, and we have lots of fun stuff to squeeze into the hour session. However I’d be happy to take one or two with parents at the end of the session.

Please note, if you want parents And siblings included then a family session add-on would need to be booked instead 

 

Do you provide the cake?

Yes, assuming there are no allergies I provide a small, naked soft cake for your session

 

What if we don’t want a cake?

Some people want to book a birthday session to mark this special occasion, but they don’t want a cake. No worries, I have other birthday props that we can use instead

 

What else happens during a cake smash sessions?

After the sticky messy cake we pop your little one in a warm bubble bath with cute yellow ducks to finish off the session nicely and wash that cake off

Family FAQs

How many family members do you photograph under your current pricing?

The pricing for my family sessions is based on four family members, however I can photograph more - Please contact me first to discuss pricing and if an outdoor session might be best for a larger amount of people

 

How long does it take?

My family sessions usually last about 1 hour

 

Do you provide clothing?

I have a studio wardrobe which stocks clothing from 0-18 months which you will have access to if you wish 

 

I see you offer indoor sessions all year around, and outdoor sessions during the warmer months. What is best for my family?

This will depend on how many family members there are, what ages your children are, and what you’d like to get out of your family session

 

What ages do you photograph?

I photograph babies and young children up to the age of 10

 

What if we book an outdoor session and the weather is bad?

I’d always suggest pencilling in a 2nd date as a back up plan, just incase.

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