Frequently Asked Questions


Once you book a Photography Experience with Little Beans, you will be sent one of our bright yellow Welcome Packs in the post, explaining how best to prepare and what to expect on the day. But there are a few popular questions that many mums and dads bring to us in the weeks running up to their session. We hope that the answers below will help to put your minds at rest and simply enjoy the build up!

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Where is your studio?

You'll find us in rural Wiltshire a little off the beaten track but only 10 minutes from the centre of Salisbury. We're perfectly placed for visits from Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset with plenty of free parking.

What is the best age to photograph my new baby?

We aim to photograph baby before 14 days when baby is still very sleepy, happy to be posed.and hasn't yet lost that newborn look. We do photograph older babies too and are happy to chat this through with you.

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Will you come to me?

We can do. If a more natural look is your preference, check out our Lifestyle and outdoor photography. This is great for older babies and including siblings, family pets, personal details and even Grandparents too!

How long will the session last?

Allow up to 4 hours for our full Newborn Photography Experience, a little longer for a Bespoke Session, and 2 hours for a Mini-Shoot or Bigger Beans Session.

What should I dress my baby in?

Avoid dressing baby in clothes that have to be removed over the head. A popper-fastening baby-gro is best.

What happens if my baby has a toilet accident?

We would expect at least one wee or poop during the session. It's natural we're used to dealing with it so swiftly that you might not even notice!

I'm breast-feeding, do you have somewhere private?

Absolutely, we'll happily give you some time alone to feed! We can also provide bottle warmers for bottle-fed babies.

Can I bring friends and family?

The Bean Pod can get very cosy on shoot days, and too many people can be distracting for baby. We can therefore only accommodate parents and baby.

Is it ok to take our own pictures?

Private photography is not permitted in the studio. Please just sit back and relax while we take professional, fine art images of your little bean!

What if my baby has dry skin, scratches, or acne?

We are expert digital re-touchers, and will work to your expectations to remove any unwanted marks.

When can we see our images?

All of our Full Session clients are invited back to view images on the big screen around two weeks later. Mini-Shoot and 'At Home' clients will see their images in a private online gallery.

What if my baby won't settle?

We will only ever do what we know your baby is happy with, taking lots of breaks for feeds and cuddles. We know from experience that your baby will eventually sleep!

Contact us today to start planning your Newborn Photography Experience!

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