What to Expect When I’m Expecting You
The diary of a newborn and baby photographer is a complicated place! Nobody told your baby that they are expected to turn up for their portrait session and while some can’t wait to get here, some are fashionably late. This makes my diary a wonderfully fluid place! When you first book your session you will be required to pay Your session fee and booking deposit in order to reserve your place in my diary. I take a limited number of newborn sessions each month so that I can ensure I can fit everybody in and work around midwife and health visitor appointments once baby is here.
Once your baby arrives just send me a message and we can then confirm the best date and time for your session. Your portrait session will take place in my comfortable purpose designed home studio. Newborn studios are not like traditional photography studios - they are designed to be warm and comfortable. I want you and your baby to feel relaxed and comfortable so you are able to feed on demand and put your feet up with tea/coffee and cookies (I even have some new dads who take a quick nap!)
As our studio is in our home, it is very comfortable. We allow up to 4 hours to create beautiful portraits for you so this is a very unhurried experience for you to enjoy. Our studio room has high ceilings and neutral tones so it feels calm and spacious. We have a variety of textured backdrops and wraps and welcome your input about those that you like or more importantly that you dislike.
So that I can capture your baby perfectly while they are still so brand new, for most of the session your baby will be undressed. Newborn clothes never fit correctly so we don’t get to see all those beautiful details that say ‘hey I’m brand new!’
However, one of the downsides of this, is your baby is guaranteed to poop and/or pee on props, blankets, perhaps even me or you! This is just par for the course, something I’m used to dealing with on a daily basis and something I allow for. All of my blankets and props are washed after each session and I have plenty of cloths and towels to hand. You might want to pop a change of clothes for yourself into your changing bag, just in case the worse happens.
Your Newborn Portriat session can take up to 4 hours and the reason for this is your newborn will need feeding, cuddles and cleaning throughout the session which is baby led rather than photographer led. I hope this article answers the many common questions but if you would like to book or discuss a session please contact me 07730374267