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 before your baby is born. Whether that's when you've just found out you're expecting or prefer to wait until your due date is confirmed, you will be more likely to get a slot by booking early. I will then book you in around 2-3 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 relaxed studio in South Petherton, Somerset.
How long will the session last?
Newborn sessions can take between 1 and 4 hours depending on the package you have booked so please make sure you allow enough time. I advise that you keep the rest of the day free of any appointments or meet ups just incase the session takes a little longer than planned.
I am expecting twins 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 £75 (£99 for the Watch me Grow Package) is due when you book the session.
This can be used as part payment for your chosen package and the then full payment is required a minimum of 24 hours before your 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 days 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 if a reschedule is required.
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 days free each month to allow for late arrivals so we will reschedule for a later date. It likely that once you are 1-2 weeks overdue you will have a plan with your healthcare provider and know when an induction is likely to take place which will make it easier to choose a good date for the session. Please note that it may not be possible to offer a weekend or evening appointment though if a reschedule is required.
What can I do to make the session run more smoothly?
I have information that I send to clients with hints and tips 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 or to the local park 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 or wrapped. 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 there would be in your gallery but I do aim for you to have plenty of choice for your package so there will usually be more images in the final gallery than your package includes so that you have a choice on which images you want to keep.
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.
I am ready to book or have a question?
Great! I take all of my bookings over the phone so please feel free to give me a call on 07936146121 or if you prefer you can schedule a free of charge no obligation telephone consultation and I will call you at the time you book.
If you prefer you can get in touch via email on [email protected]