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Specialist Maternity & Newborn Photography

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How does my Newborn Session work?

Welcoming your baby to the world is such a special and exciting time. It is an absolute privilege to be invited into that moment to photograph and capture beautiful, timeless memories for you to treasure forever.

Your Newborn Photography Experience session fee is just £95!

(Reduced from £145)

The session fee includes:

  • A bespoke, relaxing photography session with a newborn specialist

  • A full gallery viewing of all your images

  • High quality retouching of your images, including blemishes on you and your baby (don't worry about dry skin, milk spots or anything like that, these are easily sorted!)

  • A beautiful 12x8" Art Block of your chosen image

  • Timeless, beautiful moments and memories, captured in artwork just for you

Your viewing appointment is your opportunity to purchase further digital images and bespoke artwork. 

When is the best time to book our newborn session?

It is best to book when you are still pregnant. Most of our families book around their 20 week scan. We only take a limited number of bookings each month to ensure that we give each of our families the best experience possible. Therefore, spaces can fill up quickly!

We book your due date in our studio diary as a 'floating date' and then ask that once baby is born you update us so that we can book in your newborn photography session.

When is the best time to photograph my baby?

We aim to photograph your baby between 5 and 10 days old. The best time is around day 7. Don't panic though, we can still capture gorgeous images after this time. If your baby is born early or prematurely, we will discuss the best time to photograph them.

When does the photography session take place?

Our newborn photography sessions take place on weekdays, normally starting around 9.30 in the morning. We have found from our experience that babies tend to sleep better, longer and deeper in the morning.

If you have siblings who you would like to be included but who attend nursery or school at the time of your newborn session, don't worry, we will be happy to book in a shorter, second session after school for your sibling and family photographs.

How should we prepare for our newborn session?

Once we have your due date booked into our diary we will post out a beautiful welcome pack for you to read. This contains lots of information about the best things to do in preparation for your session, what to bring and what to expect. We also remind you of this information just before your session too so don't worry if you get the welcome pack at 20 weeks and have forgotten it by 40 weeks!

If I need to cancel my newborn session, can it be rescheduled?

If your session is cancelled no later than 48 hours before, we always do our best to reschedule your session. Sometimes though, due to the busyness of our studio, this isn't possible. As we only have a short window to capture these beautiful, timeless art for you sometimes we just do not have enough availability to fit your session in rescheduled.

My baby has already been born, am I too late?

How long will the session last?

Our sessions usually last 2-3 hours but we allow up to 4 hours in our studio diary. We'll look after you with plenty refreshments and you can sit back on our super comfy sofa and watch while we capture beautiful timeless memories of your new baby. We always allow lots of time for you to give baby cuddles or feeds as needed.

What happens if my baby won't sleep?

Do not worry! We haven't been called the 'baby whisperer' for nothing!

We have lots of different methods of encouraging your baby to sleep during the session and we are very patient. As newborn specialists we are experts at soothing babies. If your baby is distressed and won't settle, we will happily rearrange your session.

Where will the photography session take place?

All our newborn photography sessions take place in our home studio, just outside Bath in Peasedown St John. You will receive our exact address when you book your session with us.

Who can attend our newborn session?

We encourage both parents to be present at your newborn session to enjoy the opportunity of watching your special memories being captured. We love it when siblings are involved in the session too and we will let you know the best way to get them involved. If you have children under 5 years old, we encourage you to ask another adult to look after your child during the session. We will start with photographing the siblings and family and then they will be free to go and play elsewhere. This ensures that you, as new parents, are able to relax and remain present during the session.

If you would like extended family members in the photographs, we advise booking a second, shorter session, which can be offered at a discounted rate to allow for space and time in the studio for up to 8 family members.

Why should I invest in a newborn photography experience?

When you invest in a newborn photography experience with a professional newborn photographer, you are benefitting from their professional expertise, equipment and creativity. This includes essential safety training for working with newborns. You are investing in a complete experience that you will not be able to replicate yourself. You can be confifdent that you will receive beautiful, timeless images that were produced completely safely and in a relaxed environment. As professionals, we capture memories and unique newborn moments in a caring and timeless manner.

What is included in my photography session fee?

Not necessarily! It is always worth giving us a call and seeing if we have availabilty. Due to the nature of scheduling newborns, sometimes we do have a bit of space. We always encourage newborn sessions to take place within the first 14 days, but we do understand that this isn't always possible. We still love photographing older babies and gorgeous, timeless memories at any age. However, classic newborn poses may not be so easily achieved with an older baby.

Our premium Newborn Photography Experiences include:

  • A bespoke, relaxing photography session with a newborn specialist

  • Clear communication throughout, from the moment you book with us

  • A one hour viewing appointment, scheduled around   5-7 days after your photography session

  • High quality retouching of your images, including blemishes on you and your baby (don't worry about dry skin, milk spots or anything like that, these are easily sorted!)

  • A beautiful 12x8" Art Block of your chosen image

  • Timeless, beautiful moments and memories, captured in artwork just for you

How do I view my images?

At the end of your photography session we will book a viewing appointment with you. This will take place around 5-7 days after your photography session.

During your viewing session you will watch a slideshow of your beautiful images and we will be on hand to help you choose from our excellent products.

How much are additional products to buy?

We have a beautiful selection of products available for you to choose from. These include: Fine Art Canvases, beautifully framed Wall Art, Folio Boxes and Digital Images for you to print. Our products range between £75 and £695 so there is something there for every budget.

 

At the end of your photography session, when we book your viewing session, we will provide you with an up to date product guide. During your viewing session we will also share special offers that will only be available on the day of your viewing session.

Would you like to book a newborn photography experience? Fill in our contact form and we will be in touch.

 

How does my Maternity Session work?

Expecting a baby is such a precious time. We really hope that you enjoy your pregnancy and look forward to meeting your little one! A Maternity Photography Experience is a wonderful way to celebrate your pregnancy and reflect upon the amazing miracle of growing a precious new life within.

Your Maternity Photography Experience session fee is just £95!

(Reduced from £145)

The session fee includes:

  • A bespoke, styled 1-2 hour photography session

  • A full gallery viewing of all your images

  • High quality retouching of your images

  • A beautiful 12x8" Art Block of your chosen image

  • Timeless, beautiful moments and memories, captured in artwork, just for you

Would you like to book a Hair and Makeup specialist for your Maternity session? Add one to your booking for an extra £65!

Your viewing appointment is your opportunity to purchase further digital images and bespoke artwork. 

When is the best time to book our maternity session?

It is best to book your maternity session as soon as you decide that you would like one! The ideal time to photograph your beautiful bump is between 32 and 35 weeks pregnant. The sooner we are able to book this session in the diary, the sooner you have something to look forward to and the more flexible we are able to be with our availability. Most of our mums book in at around their 20 week scan when they book their newborn session.

Who can attend my maternity session?

It is lovely to include family members in your maternity session and we are always happy to encourage partners and children to take part. Your maternity session will allow for a maximum of 6 people. If you would like more than 6 people to be included in your session this will be priced upon request.

Alternatively, if you would like your maternity session to be just for you and your bump, don't hesitate to let us know. Our intimate photography experience is a beautiful celebration of you and your pregnancy.

Would you recommend having my hair and make up done for the session?

Your maternity photography session is your opportunity to pamper yourself before your baby is born. It is a celebration of you and the miracle of the precious new life growing within! We thoroughly recommend taking the opportunity to really pamper yourself. We can highly recommend a couple of professional Hair and Make Up Artists who we work with on a regular basis. Or, if you would prefer, you can hire your own and they are very welcome to come and help you get ready in our home studio.

If you would like to use one of our recommended Make Up Artists, let us know and we will arrange it for you. It will cost an additional £65 to cover your hair and make up. This also includes them being around for the whole of your photography session to ensure that you look your beautiful best for the whole session.

Where will my session take place?

The majority of our maternity photography sessions take place in our home studio, just outside of Bath in Peasedown St John. However, if you would prefer your session to take place outside, in a location of your choice, do let us know! We love photographing outside in the natural light just as much as indoors. We will travel up to 15 miles included in your session fee (additional travel is charged at 45p per mile). If you have a special location in mind, just let us know.

How long will the session last?

Our maternity photography experience lasts around 1 and a half hours, but we allow for two hours in the studio diary. This gives us plenty of time for a few different outfit changes and for you to settle in to the session. If you are having hair and make up done before the session, we will book this in 1 hour before the photography session is due to start.

Do I have to bring my own clothes?

We have a few different dresses and materials that are available for you to use during your maternity session if you would like. We will also talk you through choosing the right outfits to bring from your own wardrobe. We don't expect you to buy a set of new outfits for your session, unless you wish to.

Before your photography session we will discuss with you the outfits you are thinking of bringing and also the level of undress that you feel comfortable with during the session. We want you to feel completely relaxed and comfortable during your photography session and so will support you every step of the way.

Can I bring props to my maternity session?

Yes! We love to incorporate your special props into our sessions. We always encourage you to bring along an ultrasound image of your baby (preferably in a small frame) and some cute little booties or shoes. You could also bring a special soft toy or newborn outfit that you would love included in your photographs.

If you are having an outdoor maternity session and know the gender of your baby, you might like to bring along some colour coded helium balloons!

When will my maternity session take place?

We will book your maternity session to take place between weeks 32 and 35 of your pregnancy. Ideally your maternity session will take place on a weekday in the afternoon but we know that this isn't always possible. We do have some flexibility around evenings and weekends but these do get booked up pretty quickly so do give us a call!

Would you like to book a maternity photography experience? Fill in our contact form and we will be in touch.