Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the photo session take place?
Photo sessions take place in my cosy garden studio using professional equipment and lighting. The room will be kept nice and warm and I use soothing sounds to settle your baby. I will set up for your session the day before and have plenty of props and accessories ready for your session.
When is the best time to have my maternity shoot?
Maternity sessions are usually recommended between 32-36 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.
How far in advance should I book my newborn session?
I take bookings for newborn sessions from as early as your 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.
What is the best stage to have my baby session?
These sessions came be scheduled for any time. If your baby is not yet sitting up then we can do some fun shots on the studio bed playing on the duvet, or if your little one is sitting up then we can use my white backdrop and props.
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.
What will my package include?
We offer 2 different packages:
Package 1 includes 10 digital images with 10 matching prints. You will choose these images at a viewing appointment which takes place 2-3 weeks after your photo shoot. Additional images are £20. Everything will be ordered for you after your viewing appointment and posted to your home address as soon as it is ready.
Package 2 includes 20 digital images with 20 matching prints. These images will be retouched and posted to your home address as soon as they are ready. No need for a viewing appointment.
Both packages include a few added extras, and you can find these details on my pricing page.
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 by bank transfer.
How do I pay for any additional images?
Payment for additional images will be taken at the viewing appointment via bank transfer, cash or PayPal.
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