What to expect from your newborn session
Once you've contacted me about photographing your newborn, for convenience I always set up the date of your due date as your session date. When your baby arrives, please contact me within 3 days to set up the actual session date and time. Babies are best photographed within the first 5-21days after being born as they are still very sleepy, can be easily posed, baby acne hasn't appeared yet and signs of jaundice have faded as well. Therefore it is important to contact me as soon as possible to book your session.
After scheduling your session we can talk about your expectations, whether you want just family and sibbling portraits with new baby, perhaps only posed shots or a combinations of both. Let me know beforehand if there are certain poses you want me to try with your baby or special props that you will be bringing from home. Any props that have meaning to you will make those photos just a little bit more special.
My newborn session typically takes up to 3 hours. Because of this I typically schedule newborn sessions in the morning around 10am.
Babies also tend to be sleepier at this time of the day.
I'm not shooting the entire 3 hours. Much of this time is spent switching blankets and props, getting the baby fed or nappy changes, cleaning up and soothing the baby. A fussy or wide awake baby who is unwilling to fall into a deep sleep can also affect the length of the shoot.
All sessions take place at my butique studio at 6 Old Port Square, Chester, CH1 4JP
When photographed, babies are behaving best on a nice full tummy, so please feed your baby before arriving to the session.
I photograph babies without any clothes on and using handmade outfits for variaty of looks so you don't need to bring anything for your little one
If Mom, Dad and any siblings are going to be in any shots I suggest wearing simple pastel colour coordinated clothing for the shots without any big pictures and patterns.
After your session
It will take about 2-4 weeks for me to prepare your gallery, then you will be invited for the viewing appoitment which takes about 45min-1 hour.
On that day you will select your package and portraits and make the payemnt.
Following the viewing appoitment your orders are sent to the printing company, and I will let you know when they are ready for collection this usually is 3-4 weeks after your viewing appoitment.
In addition to your package you can purchase varaity of diffrent products like :
prints, canvas, arilics, frames, albums and exclusive boxes
All prints and products purchased through me are printed at a high-quality professional lab.
However I will also provide you with a printing release for digital images, so that you may get your photos printed at a lab of your choice.
Frequently asked questions
When is the best time to book and secure your newborn session?
As soon you have your 21 weeks scan! My dairy filling up quickly so if you would like to make sure I have space that month for yoyr baby session please get in touch as soon as possible.
When is the best time to schadule newborn session?
I'm photographing babies at any age however if you are dreaming about sleepy cosey poses I do recommend to have your session when your baby is up to 3 weeks old. I'm provisanally taking bookings for due date however the final date is arranged after you give bith. I simply ask you to messge me within 3 days after your baby arrival and we arranging exatct date an time then.
What should we bring with us for our newborn session?
Lots of diapers... If you will be formula feeding, also bring lots of extra formula. If you are nursing, be prepared to nurse a few times while you are there. I keep the room very warm for the newborns so please dress accordingly, I advise layered clothing.
Do we need to bring props?
I've got lots of props at my studio including hats, headbands, backdrops, baskets, buckets, flowers, you name it.
However if you have any special things close to your heart and family herolim which you would like to have included in your newborn baby session please feel free to bring that to.
Can we do portraits of the new baby family and it's older sibling?
Absolutely. In every session you have included sibbling and family portriats.
I promise I will try my hardest to photograph your baby with sibblings and I have lots of tricks and different ways to make it happen but I'm sure you know how unpredictable one/two/three year olds can ;)
If they want nothing to do with the new baby, sometimes it just isn't possible without tears. From the sibling, and rarely the parent. Something I can suggest is to have a plan for the sibling, maybe to be dropped off and picked up for that part of the session.
Can other family members come along to observe the session?
As studio space is limited I recommend to bring only family members who taking part on the photo shoot.
How many stups will I get during the session?
As many as possible really during the 3 hours, however that mainly depening on your baby how well will coopreate. I usally say between 4-6 plus sibblings and family portraits if you wish to have some.
Is it safe for baby to wear outfits after other babies?
All the props and outfits are wash and desifacted after each session.
My baby has bad skin...
Do not worry about your baby skin, your portraits will be beautifly retuched.
When do we pay?
Payment for your selected package is on the Viewing appoitment 2-4 weeks after your session.
What type of payment do you accept?
Card, bank transfer or cash, whichever is more convenient for you.