When should I book my Session:
I only offer a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I am able give each of these clients the best possible service and experience. To guarantee a space for a newborn session I advise booking as soon as you can after your 20 week scan. I will then book you in around 2 weeks after your due date.
My baby has already been born is it too late to book?
No! Whilst I usually book clients many months in advance I sometimes have the odd space available so please don’t hesitate getting in touch even if your baby has already arrived.
My baby is older than your recommended age of up to 6-8 weeks is it still possible to have a newborn session?
Yes! Babies are easier to pose without waking them when they are under 6 weeks but I have had some very successful sessions with babies up to 10 weeks. Usually with an older newborn there will be a mix of awake and sleepy poses. Sometimes with an older newborn it may not be possible to pose them in some of the positions seen in my Newborn Portfolio as they begin to develop muscle tone at around 6 weeks which prevents them from being able to be put in the positions. There will still be lots of positions that we can do though to give that sleepy curly newborn style. Without meeting your baby and trying the session I am not able to predict how successful the session will be though.
Where will the session take place?
Newborn photo shoots always take place at my well equipped studio in South Petherton, Somerset.
How long will the session last?
Newborn sessions can take between 2 and 4 hours so please make sure you allow enough time.
I am expecting twin's or triplets, do I have to pay more for the session?
No, I don't charge extra for twins or triplets.
When do I have to pay for the session?
The booking fee of £99 is due when you book the session.
What happens if my baby arrives early?
Please let me know as soon as you are able to if your baby arrives earlier than expected. I keep a few sessions free each month to allow for early arrivals so we can bring the session forward if needed. Please note that it may not be possible to offer a weekend or evening appointment though.
What happens if my baby is late arriving?
If your baby still has not arrived 1 week prior to the scheduled session date then please get in touch with me asap. I keep a few sessions free each month to allow for late arrivals so we will reschedule for a later date. Please note that it may not be possible to offer a weekend or evening appointment though.
What can I do to make the session run more smoothly?
I have information that I send to clients with hint’s and tip’s on preparing for a newborn session, you can read this HERE.
Do you include a family photograph in the session?
Yes, the session can include a family photograph if wanted. This is limited to immediate family only (Newborns parents and siblings)
I would like a photograph of the baby with my older children is that included?
Yes, I can also include a photograph of the baby with their siblings. Please note though that due to the length of the session, I do recommend that older children are taken home by a family member once their photographs have been taken with the baby as children tend to get bored during the session and we would need noise kept to a minimum.
What should we wear?
Keeping it simple is the best way. Newborns are photographed tastefully nude. The rest of the family I recommend co-ordinating your clothing with each other and I have some very good tips in another blog post HERE.
Do you provide the props and hats etc or do we have to bring them?
Yes, I provide all the props, hats and little outfits you see in my newborn portfolio. There is no need to bring your own however if you do have something of your own you want included in the session I will be happy to try and accommodate this.
How many final images will I be shown at my ordering appointment?
Each newborn session is dictated by how well your baby settles during the session. It is not possible to say exactly how many images you would have to choose from but I do aim for a minimum of 20 final images.
Can I see the photographs in black and white also?
If I feel the image is suited to black and white, you will be shown a black and white copy of that image.
If I buy one of the photographs in colour do I get the black and white one too?
No, each image is separate. If you want an image in colour and black and white then you would need to purchase both.
How long will it be before the photographs are ready for viewing?
Images are usually ready for viewing from 10 days after the session date. An appointment will be arranged with you either before your session or while you are at the session.