The early days are so precious, blink and you might miss them. Which is why I encourage people
to book newborn shoots as early as possible, preferably to take place in the first week.
Many families choose to book in advance for a week after due date to be certain the appointment is ensured, these advanced bookings can be moved if needed, I fully understand that little ones don't always make their appearance when expected so usually check in with you a few days before the session booking if you haven't got in touch already to discuss options and see if little one has arrived or we need to re-arrange the booking date.
I can create stunning artistic shots with mum and dad included in the shoot and siblings too, so small family groups are welcome, although the main focus of these sessions is usually on your baby so I do strongly suggest for newborn shoots immediate family only.
Investment- The print prices are the same as for a standard family photo shoot, however the sitting fee for newborns is £75 including a £25 print credit to put toward purchases valid for one month from the shoot date. All other pricing is the same as for any other portrait session.
What to expect;
All my work is done in your home, so you don't need to go anywhere, or worry about having what you need with you.
I arrive with lots of kit, backgrounds, posing props, wraps and much more. It takes around 15 min to get set up, and once we are ready I work with great care posing your baby ensuring safety is paramount at all times, any images of babies hanging or being lifted unsupported are composite images, so no babies are ever put at risk. I try to keep this nice and relaxed so there is no pressure on you or your child. If they need a feed, or changing (inevitably this happens at some point) usually around 3 hours provides plenty of time. So you can stay relaxed throughout. Newborns need a lot of snuggles, and cuddles, and between background and prop changes a nice cuddle with mum wrapped in your favourite blanket will help keep them relaxed and happy.
I would suggest where possible having your baby as ready as can be for the session really helps me a lot, stripped down to a nappy only and wrapped in a nice warm blanket will help reduce markings on their body from clothing. Having your home a little warmer than usual is helpful too (particularly in winter), as I do focus a lot on naked and lightly wrapped newborn photography.
I bring a range of props and posing kit with me, which is growing all the time but if you have something you would like in the photos too just let me know. And do have a think before the shoot about keepsakes that you could include or special outfits that really mean something to you and your family, while I do focus mostly on nude/ wrapped if there is something you want included in the shoot I will always do my best to encorporate it, if it is something a little more unusual do let me know in advance so I can have chance to come up with some creative ideas.
Do feel free to let me know of any colour preferences as well, neutral browns and creams have been extremely popular along with floral images as well.
Don't forget family members are more than welcome in the photographs, skin to skin photos, and more can be done in any session so if you have any ideas or photographs that you really want please let me know either on the day or before hand in an email.
If you have any questions or would like to book a shoot please get in touch and I will be
happy to take some time for a good chat about your session.
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