FAQS

NEWBORN SHOOT FAQ’S

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When is it best to book my newborn session?

To ensure availability it is best to book between 12-21 weeks. You are welcome to book sooner if you wish, my online diary is open. All my sessions are by appointment only and generally must be booked before the baby is born to ensure I will have availability around your due date. If your baby has already been born and is less than 2 weeks old please email me directly. Occasionally I may have a space free.

While I recommend that newborn sessions take place during the first 17 days of life, I am always happy to photograph older newborns, this would be a lifestyle shoot with the understanding that it may not be possible to achieve pose the baby in the same poses as a younger newborn, since older newborns tend to be more alert and less flexible. I would still be able to capture some beautiful image’s for you though.

Where is your studio based?

My bright, spacious and comfortable studio is based in Poole, Dorset. Approximately 2 hours from central London. 75% of my clients are based in London, Herts, Surrey and Essex. There are plenty of hotels local to my studio should you wish to make an overnight stay.

My studio is equipped with everything needed to create beautiful portraits for you and your family.

Can we do the shoot at our house?
Yes absolutely. I am available to across the UK and internationally for newborn session’s. For bespoke pricing please contact me with your location and when you are due.
Is a hair and make-up artist available for Mum’s at the shoot?
I highly recommend professional hair and makeup. I work with a small selection of hair stylists and make-up artists. I can arrange for either/or to be present at the shoot to get Mum ready for Mum/Baby/Family photo’s.
Do I need to bring any props or accessories to my newborn session?
No, there is no need to bring anything to your session as I have a wide range of beautiful clothing, accessories and fabrics which suit my style of photography. I have everything we will need for your session. If you have something special that you would like included in some of the image’s feel free to bring it along and I will do my best to incorporate this into the shoot. The only outfits you will need to bring is your clothing for Mum/Dad/Siblings.
Can I bring my friends and family to my newborn shoot?

A maximum of 3 family member adults can be present on the shoot. This is usually Mum and Dad, and/or a grandparent to help out with young siblings. Children are of course welcome to attend if you wish for them to be included in the shoot for sibling image’s.

I have a waiting room for you to sit and relax whilst the shoot is taking place and for siblings to play. The studio area is just for shooting only.
I suggest bringing dry snacks for siblings, as well as quiet activities if they will be staying for the shoot. Please no sticky sweets, juices, chocolate in the studio or waiting room, dry snacks only.

Are family/sibling image’s included in my session?

Yes all my session’s allow the time for a variety of scenario’s for family image’s. If you would like your session of just baby only, then thats absolutely fine. Although I would recommend all parents to be involved in the shoot as you cannot get this time back again!

Please bear in mind that my newborn photography sessions take place during school hours, so it depends how old your other children are. Weekend session’s are available at an additional cost and are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Do we need to come back to the studio to view/collect/select my image’s?

You will receive a private password protected online gallery approx 2 weeks after your shoot.

All your selected image’s will be sent digitally and the USB will be sent my recorded post (depending on which package you have purchased). If you would like to purchase any prints/products your order will be sent to you directly from my supplier. There is no need to travel back to the studio after your session.

Should I bring anything with me?

All you need to bring with you on the day of your newborn session is:

  • Plenty of feed if you are bottle feeding.
  • A dummy.
  • Clothing for Mum/Dad/Siblings.

You are welcome to bring a variety of outfits with you, and I can help you decide what will work best on the shoot. Once you are booked in and paid your deposit, you will receive a list of clothing suggestion’s.

Can I choose which photographs/ set ups I would like to use at my newborn photography session?
Absolutely! At the very start of every session I will ask you on your colour preferences and if there is any shots of mine in particular that you love, or if there are any props you would like/wouldn’t like to be included in your session. All of my sessions are client led and I will only shoot what I know you will be happy with.
What’s your style?
My style of newborn photography is both posed and lifestyle photography. My work consists of natural yet staged poses. I’m a lover of details big and small. I gravitate towards capturing moments that make you feel something.

Maternity Shoot FAQ’s

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When is it best for a pregnancy shoot to take place?
The best time is between 27-36 weeks of pregnancy.
Do you offer Maternity and Newborn bundle package’s?
No, these are to be purchased/booked individually. I do not offer special deals when both session’s are booked.
Are family/sibling image’s included in my session?
Yes! Your partner/husband/children can be included in the image’s with you. Please bear in mind that my maternity sessions take place during school hours, so it depends how old your other children are. Weekend session’s are available at an additional cost and are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.
Is a hair and make-up artist available at the shoot?
I highly recommend professional hair and makeup. I work with a small selection of hair stylists and make-up artists. I can arrange for either/or to be present at the shoot to get Mum ready for Mum/Baby/Family photo’s.
Where is your studio based?
My beautiful, bright, spacious and comfortable studio is based in Poole, Dorset. Approximately 2 hours from central London. 75% of my clients are based in London, Herts, Surrey and Essex. There are plenty of hotels local to my studio should you wish to make an overnight stay.

My studio is equipped with everything needed to create beautiful portraits for you and your family.

What’s your style?
My style of newborn photography is both posed and lifestyle photography. My work consists of natural yet staged poses. I’m a lover of details big and small. I gravitate towards capturing moments that make you feel something.
Can you shoot at our house?
Yes absolutely. I am available to across the UK and internationally for maternity session’s. For bespoke pricing please contact me with your location and when you are due or when you are thinking of shooting.
Do I need to come back to the studio to view/collect/select my image’s?
You will receive a private password protected online gallery approx 1-2 weeks after your shoot.

All your selected image’s will be sent digitally. If you would like to purchase any prints/products your order will be sent to you directly from my supplier. There is no need to travel back to the studio after your session.

Do I need to provide my own outfit’s?
Yes you do. I do have some gown’s and bodysuits for you to use which are washed between every session. I do highly recommend bringing all of your own clothing that you are comfortable wearing though. You are very welcome to bring more with you than we will need, when you arrive at the shoot we will go through all your outfits and idea’s together and decide what will work best.

Most clients bring a selection of lingerie, bodysuits, jeans and top, dresses, gowns. I would definitely advise bringing some light coloured lingerie or clothing, white and/or neutral colours as this works best in the studio.

Who choses the final image’s?
After the session you will receive a private online gallery where you can view all the image’s from the shoot. On the gallery they will be unedited, its just for selecting/viewing purposes only. Once you have selected your favourite image’s, these will then be retouched and sent back to you digitally in high resolution.

Please refer to the pricing/packages for the amount of image’s that you can choose.