How far in advance should I book my session?
I am generally booked up at least a month in advance but there is always a chance I will have space so feel free to still enquire if it's a last minute booking.
Try to avoid booking the shoot when he or she would usually be napping; that way we are more likely to have a happy smiley baby. If you would like, we can arrange that I am there when he or she wakes from their nap and I can capture some sleepy eye rubbing moments.
Where does the session take place?
For younger babies that cannot sit I take photos around your house. My favourite locations are the living room, nursery and a big bed.
For older babies that are sitting, crawling or walking the shoot can take place in your home, outdoors or a mixture of both. I love chasing babies around, playing hide and seek, singing songs and generally having fun with them, capturing it all on camera as I go.
Can you take family photos as well?
Of course! I love to get the whole family involved. My style is very relaxed - think less posing and more playing and having cuddles while I take photos.
How long does it last?
Shoots usually last between 1 and 2 hours. I will always leave time for snack and run around time for kids (and adults!) if needed.
What should they wear?
At this age, babies can wear as little or as much as you like! Some parents like their babies to stay fully clothed for the whole session and some can't wait to get some photos of them naked or in just a nappy.
My child is shy/illergic to/extra spirited...
That's fine! Just let me know if you have any specific worries about your child before hand. If you think they'll need some extra time to come out of their shell we can take it slow and let them get to know me first. On the other hand if you have a 1 year old who has just discovered running we can plan for an extra safe session location.
When do I get to see the photos?
This is the exciting bit!!
Your Reveal Session takes place around 2 weeks after you newborn session. We sit down together and go through around 20-25 images choosing all your favourites and deciding what products you love, whether thats digital files, albums, canvases, metal prints or more.