Newborn + Maternity What to Expect2018-08-25T07:00:33+00:00

PROBABLY THE MOST PRECIOUS IMAGES YOU WILL EVER OWN

“It’s not just about the images though – it’s about the entire experience!”

NEWBORN BABY PHOTOGRAPHY

For me, newborn baby photography is all about capturing some timeless images of your tiny baby so that you never forget what they were really like during those first few weeks. We will try and arrange your session before your baby is 10 days old – the ideal time is about 6-7 days. It’s not a problem if this isn’t possible though and I photograph older babies all of the time – it sometimes just take s a little longer with an older bay!

Mums and Dads always comment on how relaxed and enjoyable these sessions turn out to be. Life is a bit of a whirlwind when a new baby arrives but my studio is purpose built for newborn photography and it really is a time for you to relax and just shut out the rest of the world for a precious few hours. Although it is a professional studio I have made sure that it feels like a home. Your shoot will be totally relaxed and you really will be able to curl up in front of the fire and watch me create images you’ll love

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I’LL HELP YOU TO PREPARE FOR YOUR NEWBORN SESSION AND WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

  • I’ll send you some information about what a newborn shoot with me is all about as soon as you enquire about booking your session – most people book in with me at their 12 week scan
  • Once you book I will simply add you to my register and reserve a floating window for you around your due date – I always get booked up a number of months in advance so registering as early as possible increases your chances of a perfectly timed newborn session
  • I’ll only finalise a date for your newborn photography session once your baby is born so it remains totally flexible
  • We’ll try and photograph your baby before they are 10 days old but this is not always possible – if, for any reason, your baby ends up being a little older it’s absolutely fine
  • I’ll send you a really detailed prep sheet before the shoot so that you know what to expect and arrive feeling totally relaxed

IF YOUR BABY IS SOUND ASLEEP WHEN YOU ARRIVE WE’LL GET GOING STRAIGHT AWAY – IF YOUR BABY HAS FILLED IT’S NAPPY AND NEEDS TO FEED AS SOON AS YOU WALK IN THE DOOR THAT’S ABSOLUTELY FINE TOO!

  • I generally start newborn baby shoots around 10-10.30am as this seems to be a really good time for little babies
  • I never have a set format in mind when it comes to newborn photography and I don’t think I have ever had two shoots the same in all the years I have been a newborn photographer
  • We will be totally driven by your baby – if they are settled and sleepy that’s great but if they need lots of little feeds and plenty of settling that’s absolutely fine too!
  • My studio will be lovely and warm – much warmer than most people’s homes and this really helps babies to settle
  • I have a really well equipped studio and should have everything you need for your baby here – wipes, nappies and somewhere to warm milk if required.
  • When your baby needs a feed I will leave you in peace. You will probably be with me for at least 3 hours so rest assured that you will have somewhere peaceful and private to feed you baby

I’LL ENJOY TAKING YOUR IMAGES THROUGH POST PRODUCTION AS MUCH AS I ENJOYED TAKING THEM

  • I firmly believe that editing your images is just as important as the photography and this is a part of my job I really love
  • I have trained with some of the leading Photoshop experts in the country and have developed a natural, but distinctive style of both colour and black and white photography
  •  Once your images are fully edited you will come to my studio/gallery for your viewing and ordering session – this is the really exciting bit!
  •  Once you have seen your images for the first time we can then start to create a shortlist of your favourite images
  • Once the photography begins I will keep talking to you all of the time so that you know what I am trying to achieve
  •  I will then take you round the studio and show you the frames, canvasses, folios and albums and help you pick the products which are right for you

MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY

Not everyone who commissions me to take their newborn photography images have maternity images taken as well. I’d say only about 10% of my clients also opt for a maternity shoot so it’s not something you should feel under any pressure to do.

If you do want to capture your precious bump though my style of photography is totally relaxed and natural and my maternity sessions are thoroughly enjoyable – it’s also a good opportunity for us to get to know each other before the newborn session

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I’LL HELP YOU TO PREPARE FOR YOUR MATERNITY SESSION AND WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE

  • I’ll send you some information about what a maternity shoot with me is all about as soon as you enquire about booking your session
  • We’ll talk a few times before the shoot – either on email, the phone, Skype or face to face – or a combination of all those things!
  • I’ll make sure I now exactly what sorts of images you really want – this can be either be studio or outdoor photography
  • I’ll recommend that you have your maternity session at about 30-35 weeks. This is perfect timing for your bump but means that you won’t be feeling too uncomfortable
  • We’ll have a final catch up just before the shoot so that I can answer any last minute questions

WE’LL SPEND A LITTLE TIME GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER AND PICK OUT SOME OUTFITS FOR THE SESSION

  • I have a small range of maternity clothing, that’s been designed specifically for photography but I will also encourage you to bring along a few changes of clothes as well
  • Partners and siblings are a really important part of the shoot and I always encourage everyone to get involved
  • I have been a photographer for many years and so I know that very few people like having their picture taken – I am extremely easy going though and you’ll be surprised how quickly you will relax
  • Once the photography begins I will guide you through the entire process – I never have a fixed format in mind when I start the shoot.
  • I work hard to make sure that we capture the images you want and that they are right for you and reflect your personality

I’LL ENJOY TAKING YOUR IMAGES THROUGH POST PRODUCTION AS MUCH AS I ENJOYED TAKING THEM

  • I firmly believe that editing your images is just as important as the photography and this is a part of my job I really love
  • I have trained with some of the leading Photoshop experts in the country and have developed a natural, but distinctive style of both colour and black and white photography
  •  Once your images are fully edited you will come to my studio/gallery for your viewing and ordering session – this is the really exciting bit!
  •  Once you have seen your images for the first time we can then start to create a shortlist of your favourite images
  • Once the photography begins I will keep talking to you all of the time so that you know what I am trying to achieve
  •  I will then take you round the studio and show you the frames, canvasses, folios and albums and help you pick the products which are right for you

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