What to Expect
When should I book my newborn session?
It is best to book your newborn photography session after you have had your 12 week scan. As I only book one session a day, my availability is limited, therefore it is advisable to secure your session as early as possible. I will place your booking based on your estimated due date and once baby has made it's arrival we will confirm the date of the shoot. I will always endeavour to fit last minute bookings in where I can, but this is not always possible.
How old does my baby have to be?
Newborn sessions should ideally take place before your baby reaches 3 weeks old. This is when your baby is very sleepy and curled up from being inside the womb, and the best time to capture those gorgeous moments.
Where will my session take place?
I work from my lovely home studio in Old Town Stevenage. It is a cosy room with comfy chairs, soothing music and dimmed lights. The perfect place to keep both baby and parents calm and relaxed.
How long is a session?
A full newborn photography session can take anything from 2 - 4 hours or up to 5 hours for twins. I will only ever book in one full session per day so there is absolutely no rush to get those beautiful newborn portraits. Each and every baby is different so I am always led by baby to ensure they are comfortable and content. If baby needs to stop for a change or a feed or just for a cuddle, we will take a break and restart when ready.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
All props, outfits and wraps will be provided. When booking in your session I will ask if you have any style/colour peferences and I will adapt the session to suit. If there is a special cuddly toy or item you would like to incorporate into your newborn shoot please let me know and I will do my best to include it in some of your images. Upon booking, I will provide you with a session guide so that you have all the information you need to be best prepared for the shoot and to get the most out of the session.
Paying for my session
All sessions require a £75 deposit to secure your booking. This is non-refundable and will be deducted from the full price of your chosen package. The remaining balance is to be paid one week before your session date.
Can I bring older siblings with me?
Older siblings are very welcome to join in during the session and sibling shots are included with some of the packages. As the full newborn sessions can take quite some time, it is sometimes useful to ask a family member or friend to bring along older siblings towards the end of the session.
Can I change my chosen package?
Yes, it is possible to change your chosen package before your final balance has been paid. If you wish to change to a bigger package once you have viewed your images, you may make up the remaining balance on the day.
How long will I have to wait for my photos?
You will receive a sneak peak image 1 - 2 days after your little ones session. It takes 2 - 3 weeks to edit your full newborn gallery. I will chose the best shots from your session and lightly edit the images so that they retain a beautiful natural feel. Once your gallery is ready I will invite you back to the studio for a viewing session where you will be able to enjoy a slideshow of baby's images and a nice cup of tea or coffee (and plentiful biscuits!) while you make your choices.