When Should I book?
A baby’s first year plan can be booked anytime during your pregnancy. If you have a newborn session booked, this can be upgraded to a baby’s first year plan after the session.
When do the sessions take place?
Ideally the newborn session will take place within the first 2 weeks. During this time newborns are still very sleepy and curled up, enabling us to achieve those gorgeous curled up poses. The other sessions take place at approximately 6 and 12 months to capture the sitting and standing/walking milestones.
What does the plan include?
The plan includes newborn, 6 month and 12 month photography sessions plus £50 credit towards products. If you would like to add a 3 month session or a cake smash session please contact me. These can be added to the plan at a cost of £40 per session.
What Should I Bring?
Dummy – For newborn sessions please bring a dummy/soother if your baby has one. This may help to settle the baby.
Extra bottles for newborn sessions – some babies tend to feed more than usual during a newborn session, partly due the room being kept warm. Whether you are nursing or bottle feeding there will be ample time for feeding your baby.
Snacks – I will provide snacks and drinks during your session but please feel free to bring your own!
Clothes – You do not need to bring clothes to newborn sessions as I provide wraps and outfits, as well as photographing your baby unclothed. I also provide outfits for older babies but you are welcome to bring clothing with you. Neutral clothing or denim tends to photograph best. If you would like to be photographed with your baby please bring with you a neutral coloured top/shirt. For sibling shots please also dress your child/children in neutral coloured clothes with no bold patterns that could distract in the photograph.
How should I prepare?
I want the session to be as enjoyable and relaxing as possible as I know how hectic the first year can be. For newborn sessions please do not worry about feeding times as I will work around you and your baby
How long will the session take?
Newborn sessions can take 3-4 hours, allowing enough time for feeding and cuddling! 6 and 12 month baby sessions take 1-2 hours.
What will happen during the session?
The session will take place in a home studio enironment, where I provide a peaceful and relaxed experience. For newborn sessions the studio is kept warm in order to keep the baby comfortable and sleepy, and there is a cool room you can go to in order to cool down if you get too hot! It is advisable to dress in layers so that you are comfortable yourself during the session. I will contact you before the session about colours and style the session accordingly, incorporating beanbag shots and prop shots (baskets, beds, crates etc). There will be plenty of time for feeding and cuddling to keep baby happy and content. In 6 and 12 month sessions I aim to capture those precious milestones – sitting and standing or walking. These sessions are great fun with hopefully lots of smiles! I will capture a mixture of images incorporating props such as rugs, baskets, crates and beds.
Can I be photographed with my baby?
Of course! I am also more than happy to capture siblings with your baby, and if possible I will try to capture these at the beginning of the session before they become distracted and to make them feel included.
What will happen after the session?
You will have the option to purchase products after each session, and the option to purchase products from all sessions at the end of the plan. A viewing appointment will be made for 1-2 weeks after each session and I will select up to 20 images to edit for this appointment. Orders will then take up to 3 weeks depending on the type of products ordered.