Your Questions

Here you will find the answers to the questions I get asked most frequently. If there is anything else you wish to know, you can ask me here.

Lockdown opening

 

In line with Government guidelines the studio is not open for photography. We will resume business as normal once we are permitted to re-open. In the meantime, we are 'open' for enquiries and are accepting new bookings from the 1st of May. 

Click here to see what precautions we have in place to keep everyone healthy.

When is the best time to book?

 

After your 20 week scan and definitely before baby arrives.

When you are booked in we will arrange a pre-shoot visit to the studio to meet and plan your styling preferences.

Once baby has arrived, we will schedule your session date

Can our other children be included?

 

Absolutely yes. We love to capture family images and we know how important those will be to you.

We have a tried and tested work-around for siblings and will explain this in detail when we meet up.

Are you open on weekends?

 

No, we are open Monday to Friday and schedule new baby sessions for a 10am start. Experience has taught us that babies are more settled earlier in the day.

Your viewing will also be scheduled for a week day, although we appreciate that this may have to be an evening appointment if parental leave has finished.

How much does it cost?

 

Bookings are reserved with a £99 non-refundable reservation fee. 

Our collections start at £499. The majority of our clients invest upwards of £1000.

Details of our collection options can be found here.

During your pre-shoot consultation, you will be able to see and handle examples of our bespoke products including our beautifully handcrafted Wall Art.

How old should my baby be?

 

The photography profession as a whole recommends within the first two weeks.

If you wish me to capture your baby in their fresh, transient newborn stage, then certainly within this time frame.

However, if this isn't important to you, I am happy to photograph your new baby up to 8 weeks. Please be aware however, that a baby of this age will probably be very alert and it might not be possible to get the curly, squishy poses.

Do I need to bring anything with  me?

 

Extra milk if you are bottle feeding or mixed feeding and your baby's changing bag. We recommend a spare set of clothes for baby and for both of you as baby's do have a habit of leaking over freshly laundered clothes!

If you have a special keepsake toy, blanket or memento that you would like to have included, please feel free to bring it along. We can discuss this when we meet up

What should I wear?

 

For the duration of the shoot whilst you are relaxing, wear something comfortable and cool. The studio does get very warm.

When we meet up we will discuss your own portrait style, this will determine what you should wear. To summarise, I recommend, a cohesion of colour and tone in your outfits, and always advise to avoid patterns, logos and bright colours. The aim is to have the focus on you and baby, not what you are wearing.

Will my baby be safe?

 

Yes and I so wish this question was asked more often.

I have been professionally trained in newborn photography, and have also studied for and qualified with the Academy of Newborn Photography which focuses on the health and safety aspects pertaining to the newborn baby. This includes complications during delivery and resulting from delivery, which can and should influence how baby is handled and posed.

Both photographers hold enhanced DBS clearance and both are trained in paediatric first aid.

The studio also has a policy regarding the respectful capture of images and protection of baby's dignity.

When will we see our images?

 

The aim is to have your collection ready for viewing inside of two weeks. You will return to the studio for a cinematic viewing of your lightly edited images.

This is when you choose your favourite images and purchase your collection and wall art.

Your selected images will be given a final editing polish before your order is placed with our professional lab.

Completed orders are usually ready for collection within six weeks of your viewing.

Do you sell Wall Art?

 

Oh yes we do and this is the icing on the cake for your beautiful images. We are firm believers in the printed image and use some of the best labs in the world to produce very special bespoke wall art.

You won't find the same quality or options on the high street or online, as the best labs only deal with professional artists and photographers. Using archival inks, and processes, your artwork is handcrafted with precision and intended to last a lifetime.

We have examples in our studio for you to see when you visit. 

Click here to see some examples.

What if my baby has bad skin on the day?

 

All babies go through a stage of having skin blemishes and new babies skin will often be a little bruised and puffy from the birth journey. Milk spots, baby acne, dry skin, scratches, bruises, jaundice and red skin tones are all perfectly normal and no reason to postpone baby's photography session.

I have written a blog post about this which you can read here.