WHAT IS A NEWBORN SESSION?
Newborn sessions are to capture your sweet new bundle’s first few days, and are usually best scheduled between 5 and 21 days old. Babies change incredibly quickly so this is the best time to catch those squishy little details. The other reason is that newborns tend to sleep much more at this stage, so it is better for catching those snuggly sleepy poses and makes it easier to put them into those poses too.
We’ll discuss beforehand what sort of session you would like and who will be in the photos, so that I can prepare for your time in the studio. There are props available and typically we would capture some family portraits before moving on to little one’s solo session. If you have other children they can of course be included in some of these shots.
If you have small children you would like in your session, I will try and get these first as I know small people can get bored quickly! It can be a challenge to get them to look at the camera, so some images may be natural expressions rather than smiles at the camera – I’ll do my best to get children to cooperate.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?
Bookings are best made when you know your due date or around your 20 week scan, so that I can pencil in when it is likely to be. Then, when you have your baby, you can confirm within 2 days to get a firm date for the session. If for any reason you are unable to come along within this 21-day time frame, it is still absolutely possible to get the same poses but may be a little more tricky as they are aware of their own limbs more and like to stretch, and are generally more alert.
WILL MY BABY BE HANDLED WITH CARE?
Absolutely. I am DBS checked, am fully insured and I have undertaken specific newborn safety training to ensure your little one is in safe hands at all times, and either yourself or an assistant will be right there next to baby as a spotter to make sure little one is safe. At no point will your baby be forced into a position he or she does not want to go into, and will be supported in each pose when required. Your little one will be treated as if it is my own while you are here.
- up to 4 hour photography session
- family and newborn images
- professional editing and retouching.
- 15 images on USB with complimentary prints