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 really think its important for you to have some pictures with your baby. You won't necessarily feel your best but when your baby is 10 and then 20 you will treasure those images and won't care if you weren't feeling your best! you will just treasure a time that once was.
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 viewing session. Preferably 7-10 days later. So please come prepared with when will be a good time for you.
I use 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!!
After the session I will edit the best 20-25 images for your viewing gallery.