When is the ideal time to have a Newborn session? The ideal time to have a newborn session is within the first 10 - 14 days after your baby has arrived. During this time, your little one can still curl up easily. Babies also become more sleepy after milk at this time. After 2 weeks they stretch out more and become more alert. Should your baby come in for a photoshoot after 2 weeks you can still get lovely images, however, tiny wrapped up, newborn poses may not be possible.
How long before birth should I schedule this in? To schedule a session it is recommended to enquire about your session during your pregnancy. We can pencil in around 10 days after your due date and closer to the time we can, weather you are early or late, arrange a new date if necessary.
How long will the Newborn session last? Newborn sessions normally last about 3hrs however each will be booked for 4hrs to ensure there is plenty of time and no rush for sessions. There is plenty of time to feed or change baby, or just have a cuddle if that is what they need. We do not rush, and if baby is unhappy with a position I stop, and try again when more settled. It is a very relaxed session, tea and coffee will be available.
What if the session doesn't go to plan? As babies can be unpredictable, usually after 2 hours we know how the session is going and should we need to at the end of the 3-4 hrs, we can discuss whether another session is necessary, should it not available to extend the current session. We will make this decision together. There are no extra charges to do so.
What is included in the session fee? Depending on what package you choose, you will receive different things, however, all of my price packages have the following things in common: – A phone call to book your session and booking confirmation emails. - Up to 4hrs of my time in the studio & Use of props ect. – A watermarked online gallery of your images, (30+) – Editing – each image will be retouched individually to make the basic adjustment of enhancing the colours, the contrast or Any other necessary editing will be done when you have chosen your packages such as baby’s skin, any other family member blemishes and tidying or softening backgrounds. - One digital image & £5O off the packages. Extra images are available to purchase when you have seen your gallery.
Can siblings and parents be involved in the photoshoot. I absolutely encourage you and your children to have photos with baby! I feel particularly for parents it is important as at home, one of you will always be missing from photos. Please use this opportunity to have photos taken as a family.