USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SESSION
WHERE IS THE STUDIO?
Photography sessions take place in my studio in Pyrford, West Byfleet, Surrey.
HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION TAKE?
My typical newborn photography session takes about 2-4 hours. Sessions with twins may run longer. I take time for soothing, feeding, precise posing. Please reserve 4 hours for your session in case your little one is sensitive to handling and needs more time to settle between poses. I only book one session a day, so you will never feel rushed or pressurised.
PREPARING FOR THE SHOOT
I would advise you to feed your baby before you leave for the shoot so that we may have the opportunity to begin straight away if your newborn has fallen asleep in the car.
I ask parents to try and interact with their babies for 1-2 hours prior to the shoot so the babies have been stimulated and fed and therefore more likely to be full, content and fall asleep.
If you wish to have photos taken with your baby, I advise neutral colours to be worn.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE SHOOT?
I love to photography newborns initially fast asleep and almost always with just a nappy on or in their bare skin. A variety of props and accessories will be used and creative techniques in posing your baby to provide beautiful images which show your baby at their best.
During the shoot the temperature of the room will be hot, so that your baby will be warm and comfortable if bare skinned.
It may be necessary during the shoot to have to give top up feeds.
During the shoot you can sit back, relax and enjoy!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE SHOOT?
I would advise you to have your baby ready in a sleep suit with no vest, so that it will be easier to get the baby undressed for the shoot and less disturbance for them.
If coming to the studio at my home in Pyrford, please bring with you :
Baby milk, if you are bottle feeding
Any favourite blankets
A change of clothes both for you and for baby
A dummy if you use one
The signed newborn portrait agreement
AFTER THE SHOOT
Following the session, we will arrange a suitable time for you to return to the studio for your viewing and ordering session.