Planning for your newborn photoshoot

Natural

All newborn photoshoots with me start with a very natural and white set up, with little or no props. This gives all attention to your new baby.

Fluffy

This is where all the blankets, outfits, textures and wraps come out. We will discuss the colours that you like and the different set ups that I have planned. If you have specific looks in mind please tell me a week in advance.

Family

There will be time for family and sibling photos during your newborn/ baby photoshoot. I do have some suggested colour pallets which we can discuss prior to the photoshoot. 

Your list

Please bring with you the following:

-a newborn dummy/ pacifier. Although you may not be using one with your baby, it does help with settling baby when we have a limited amout of hours to get through many set ups. Please note that your baby will not form an attachment to a dummy in the four hours that you will be at the studio. 

-10 Nappies. You may not use them all but babies are in and out of them, so it's best to be preparred. 

-Change bag. ie, what you would bring with you when you take baby out. should contain wipes, nappy sacks etc. This may be the first visit you are making with baby so if you have any questions please call me. 

-A black or dark outfit without any patterns or logos. This is for a specific family set up that I will do on the day. You can see examples of this on my website. They can be vests, t-shirts etc. 

-Smart casual/ smart outfits that you would like to be photographed in for your family section. Please choose outfits that compliment each other and avoid patterns and thin stripes (pin stripes). I would be more tham happy to discuss clothing options with you prior to the photoshoot. Please bring shoes to match. 

-Heritage clothing. If you have clothes that represent your heritage and you would like a photo with them please let me know beforehand. I love heritage clothing such as sarees, African prints, eastern Europe traditional clothing and head attire. (obviouly this is optional).

-Snacks for yourself. The photoshoot can take up to four hours so please come equipped with snacks for yourselves and any children. 

-Hairbrush/ make up. Please arrive to the studio with hair and make up done. Try and spend time on this to make the most of your photoshoot. I do have a couple of hair and make up artists I work with should you need someone to take the hassle away. Bring a brush and make up bag for any last minute touch ups. Please avoid highlighter as this shows up terribly under my studio lights.

-Things to take note of. The studio is very warm to allow your baby to be comfortable during the photoshoot. Please avoid wearing big jumpers. Layers work well. 

-Hands and feet. Your hands will feature a lot in these photos so either have no nail varnish or pale, nude varnish that will work with each set up. 

Feet can also show in some of the family set ups. Unfortunately quite often I have to edit holes out of socks. Please keep socks black without patterns. 

-A spare set of clothes. When I photograph a baby without a nappy it can be a little hazardous for us all. Having a spare set of clothes can help with any little accidents. 

-For Baby. You don't need to bring any outfits for your baby unless you really want to. If so please discuss this with me beforehand. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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What if my baby cries?

I have been photographing Newborn babies for over 8 years and I can honestly say that no two babys and no two photoshoots are ever the same.

Some newborns sleep throughout the whole photoshoot and some need a little more attention. But that's why I allocate up to 4 hours for a newborn photoshoot and I only do one per day.  

How long do I need to wait to see my photos?

Following your photoshoot I will start editing your photos to get them to the high standard that you have seen in my Newborn gallery. This process takes 2-3 weeks. You will then be invited back to the studio to view and choose your photos. Any digital photos that you choose will be supplied to you on USB at your viewing session.  

  Do you use my photos for promotional work?

From time-to-time I update my website and my social media with client photos that I have taken. Please do say if you do not want your photos on my website. I also enter my best photos into monthly professional photography competitions. If your photo wins or comes in 1st, 2nd or 3rd, you will receive a free print of the winning image. By booking with me you agree to this, unless you tell me otherwise.

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