Newborn sessions are a wonderful way to document your new baby's early days.
Im so pleased you've decided to take the decision to think about a newborn session. You certainly won't regret it! Your baby will change so quickly but you won't see it till time has passed and you look back at your photographs! So what does it cost? There is no session fee! I do this free so there is absolutely no risk to you. The session itself is around three hours and I then edit the gallery for around 6-8 hours. This will cost you nothing. I do however ask for a deposit of £99 when you book your session, this is to stop time wasters and people not turning up for their session.
The £99 is then taken off your order. If you wish to place an order then there is a minimum spend of the £299 which is the smallest package available.
When should I book?
Ideally you should book in after your 20 week scan. I aim to photograph them between day 6 and 10 so if you don't contact me until your baby is born its unlikely I will be able to give you a session in time. That doesn't mean if youv'e missed that window I cant help you. It just means that after 10 days the babies wake up and stretch out and you will likely have a different kind of session with different kinds of poses.
The session itself can last anywhere between 2 1/2 hours to 3 1/2 hours. It just depends on how the baby settles but I will always try to be as efficient as I can so your not sitting around longer than necessary.
I will try to get a couple of different background changes for the beanbag shots and will also try to do a couple of prop shots, but again baby depending :)
To finish off I always like to get some parent shots so please say if you dont want any.
Newborn sessions only take place during week days. The studio gets booked up on Saturdays with family portraits. If you have older children you would like to include please consider asking to take them out for an hour and then taking them back to school.
What happens next?
At the session we will book in your ordering session. Preferably 7-10 days later. So please come prepared with when will be a good time for you. I used to do online galleries but have stopped these. I felt as though I wasn't delivering on what's possibly the most important part of your journey with me and I was missing out on the wonderful reactions. I was also aware that people were probably viewing the images on a phone which was killing a little part of me every day. Your images are wonderful and need to be seen BIG! they need to be displayed BIG in your home and I want to ensure you enjoy every part of your journey with me at a time when life can be a little crazy!!
So i will invite you back to a personal viewing of your images around 7-10 days later. Its at this point you will decide which package you would like to purchase.