Your Questions Answered
. . . when, what, where, how . . .
Being pregnant and having a new baby is without question a life changing event. Your life will suddenly revolve around a myriad of new questions and decision making options.
We don't want your photography session to add to this. To make it easy for you, we invite you to the studio before baby arrives to show you where the magic happens and begin the exciting journey of planning your baby's first official photographs together.
In the meantime, I have prepared a list of the most popular questions.
Are you open for photography during Lockdown?
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 bookings from the 1st of April.
Click here to see what precautions we have in place to keep everyone healthy.
When is the best time to book you?
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.
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.
How much does it cost?
Your booking may be 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 our pre-shoot consultation, you will be able to see and handle examples of our bespoke products including our beautiful Wall Art.
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.
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.
Do I need to bring anything?
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.
Who chooses the colour palette?
You choose. When you visit the studio, you will have the opportunity to see and touch the beautiful fabrics, blankets and wraps that have been carefully handpicked for the studio.
If your preference is for pure and simple white we have you covered. If you like earthy tones we have plenty of those to choose from and if you enjoy colourful bright hues or the softer ice-cream shades, we have those too.
During your visit, we will 'play' with different options until we find your personalised combination.
If you have no idea of what gender baby is, you can still enjoy this session to the full. Trust us, you will enjoy this!
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.