I would be absolutely honoured to capture the first days of your newest addition to the family. Newborn sessions are held at my studio in Derby and are typically 2-4 hours long to ensure that there is plenty of time for feeding, soothing and changing your baby.
The session will be tailored to suit your taste and requirements, using my gorgeous props and outfits. They are all sanitised before and after each session to ensure your and your baby’s safety.
A £65 deposit is required to book your session, and is deductible from your final order
When can you book?
I recommend booking your newborn sessions in advance, when you are pregnant if possible. Initially we put a temporary date in the diary based on the due date. Then, as soon as the baby arrives, you will have to get in touch and we will schedule the exact date and time of the session. If your baby has arrived already get in touch as soon as possible and I will try to accommodate you around my existing bookings.
When is best to photograph newborn babies?
I know it might sound crazy but the best time to photograph the little bundle of joys is between 7-14 days of life when they are still very sleepy, flexible and they can be moulded into pose easily. Of course, you don't have to worry if your baby is older as I am happy to photograph newborns up to 10 weeks of life but you just have to be aware that some poses won't be possible.
What to expect during the session?
I pay great importance to your baby’s safety and well being on the entire duration of the photoshoot by providing a warm and friendly environment, also allowing you to feed or change the baby as many times as necessary. Each session can take from 2 to 4 hours and it requires a lot of patience and handling, so relax, sit back and allow me work my magic out. Sometimes, depending on the pose I will ask the parents to assist in order keep the baby safe whilst I take the shot. During the session pee, poo, spit can happen so don't worry or be embarrassed as it's absolutely natural. Babies will have fussy moments and that's just fine, I will try various soothing techniques as well as allowing time for the baby to settle down.
How do I prepare for my session ?
For the best results, I recommend having a look at How to prepare in advance for the Newborn Photoshoot.
What to bring in?
It would be ideal to bring a dummy in for the session, even if you don’t plan to use one normally as it will help soothe the baby and achieve better photos, bottles of milk if the baby is bottle fed, changing mat and nappies. Remember to wear loose clothing as it will be very warm in the studio or bring a change of clothes.
Are siblings/ parent shots included ?
Yes! I do encourage getting all family involved however I would need to know in advance in order to plan the session accordingly. Generally we take these shots at the start of the session so when we are done with those the dads can take the older children to a walk or shopping(we have a park nearby and a footpath next doors) as they tend get bored. Feel free to bring in toys or ipad, something that can keep them happy and undisruptive during the session.
Due to space restriction, I can photograph no more than 5 members at a time.
What happens after the session?
After the session, I will upload the raw photos on a password protected gallery where you can pick your favourites. They will be individually edited (allow 1-4 weeks) and sent to you email address to be securely stored into your device. Back up is recommended to avoid loosing the photos.
Have you got any questions about Newborn Photography?
Get in touch and I will aim to respond as fast as I can.