Capture those precious moments, newborn photography can be captured in the first 2 weeks from 3 to 14 days old. This is when they are in that lovely sleepy stage where you can pose them and take macro shots of those perfect little tootsies!
If you have older siblings the newborn shoots can include sibling shots, and if you have any sentimental items you want to bring we can always add them in. This can be anything from a teddy bear, a scan picture or an item completely unique to you.
Newborn Photoshoots – What to Expect
DO I NEED TO PROVIDE ANYTHING FOR THE SESSION?
I provide outfits, hats and props for your newborn session but if there is anything you’d like to bring along to be included in a photo, then please feel free to do so. All you need to bring is any essentials for baby and extra feeds (if bottle feeding)If your baby has a dummy, please bring this along.
I keep the studio nice and warm so your baby will be comfortable and settled, for you to feel comfortable you should wear something light, or layers.
CAN I HAVE SIBLING AND PARENT SHOTS?
Of course, Sibling and parent shots are included if you want but please let me know before the session so I can prepare the studio. For sibling and family shots plain and natural coloured clothing works really well for your gallery. I usually try to do sibling shots first while your older child/children are more enthusiastic but this will also depend on if they are feeling shy to stop them from getting bored you are welcome to bring any toys, my children also have a lot of toys that your children are welcome to play with. You may also want to consider bribery techniques if you think your older child may not want their photo taken. You are welcome to have your children for the full photoshoot but also if you have a family member who wants to tae them out or bring them later that can work well too.
HOW DO I BOOK A NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT?
I always advise that you book your newborn session when you are still pregnant, usually after your 20-week scan. I have to book out a few slots to make sure I can fit you in just in case baby arrives early or late. For this reason, I limit the number of newborns I will take on per month so it is best to book in advance, I will contact you 4 weeks before your due date to take a booking fee of £40, this will be taken off your session cost.
Once your baby has arrived I ask that you contact me as soon as possible so we can properly schedule your photo shoot date and time. Newborn shoots are best done in the first 14 days after birth so the sooner you get in touch the better.
HOW LONG DOES A NEWBORN PHOTOSHOOT TAKE?
Newborn shoots are baby led, therefore, can take anything from 2-4 hours depending on how settled your baby is. This takes into account time for feeding, changing, and cuddles, my priority is the safety and happiness of your baby and will only do poses that your baby is comfortable with.
Newborn shoots are baby led, I make sure at all times that you and your newborn are safe and happy, if they are uncomfortable in any position we change position to make them comfortable and happy. This means you may not get the same images as other babies but you will get lovely shots of you happy safe newborn.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A NEWBORN SHOOT?
To get the most out of your newborn session I like your baby to be as happy and settled as possible, try to give your baby a big feed before you set off so they fall into a deep sleep, I often find we will top baby up with milk throughout the session, so if you are bottle feeding bring extra formula/expressed milk.If your baby doesn’t fall asleep I can still get lovely shots as long as they are settled and happy.
I have lots of props so when dressing your baby make sure you dress them in clothes that are easy to take off without disturbing your baby, something like a buttoned-down baby grow is perfect.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR MY GALLERY TO BE READY?
It usually takes 2 weeks for me to get your full gallery to you for viewing, however, I try to get a sneak peek to you the next working day after a shoot. You get all your edited images on a branded USB and will be able to choose your selected prints.