Photography sessions take place in my studio in Pyrford, West Byfleet
How long will the session take?
My typical newborn session take about 2-4 hours. I take time for soothing, feeding and precise posing. Please reserve 4 hours for your session, incase your little one needs that extra bit of time. I only book one session a day so you will never feel rushed or pressurised.
Preparing for the shoot
I would advise you if possible 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 session, 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 would advise you to wear neutral colours with no big patterns or prints.
What happens at the shoot
I normally start all sessions with the newborn wrapped as this tends to settle them and help encourage sleep. 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. I always work around newborns needs during the sessions.
During the shoot the temperature of the room does get quite hot, so that your baby will be warm and comfortable when bare skinned.
During the shoot you can sit back and relax and watch me at work.
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.
I would advice you to bring the following:
Baby Milk, if you are bottle feeding
Any sentimental blankets or items if you wish these to be include in the images
A change of clothes for your newborn and you
A dummy if you use one
The signed newborn portrait agreement
What happens after the shoot?
Approximately 10 days following the session, I will invite you back to the studio to view and order your images. All of our collections include both the printed and digital copies for the photographs in the chosen collection. You will be able to take home your collection the day of the ordering session.
Approximately 20 images will be professionally hand printed and displayed for you to view at the ordering session and take home. I believe that your images deserved to be printed and displayed using the most stunning and best quality product available.
For further information, or to request a product and newborn brochure guide, please get in touch.