About my newborn sessions
Your newborn session will be an amazing hands on collective experience…
You will no doubt still be intoxicated and overwhelmed by the birth of your precious new bundle. If I haven’t come to your house for the session, it means you’ve made the effort to make it to my photography studio in the first 2 weeks of your new baby’s life. Kudos to you! Those first few weeks can be punishing and fuzzy and it’s quite an undertaking to consider a photo session during that time. It will be worth it though to capture some priceless images of your new little person. It’s only during these first 2 weeks after birth that their tiny bodies will curl in to those womb like poses and respond to gentle positioning in a relaxed sleep state. Downy fur still on their skin and wrinkly folds not yet fully plumped out can be captured. As every day goes by they will become more wakeful, alert and want to stretch out. That truly newborn, magical phase disappears so quickly.
I try to recreate a womb like environment to soothe your baby to achieve the best results. My studio will be warm, really really warm with a heartbeat or running river playing as a soundtrack. If there’s enough natural daylight available I like use it but on a dark day, I can incorporate some diffuse studio lighting to add a soft and bright feel to your pictures.
Newborn photography can’t be rushed, it is entirely baby led. I will be aware of the baby’s and parent’s well being and safety at all times during a session. * The head in hands shot which you see so often is always attempted using composite techniques where I ask for parental assistance. Regular milk feeds are a given as are ‘accident’ clean ups, I’ve never done a shoot without one at least! Your baby will need reassurance and comforting, soft words and cuddles throughout from mum and dad. It is my job to foster great trust as your photographer so that you’ll allow me to pose and position your baby That’s why I block book a 4 hour session to cover all eventualities. We won’t rush, we’ll keep it peaceful.
It’s best to book for a newborn session a few weeks before your due date ( although nature will always take it’s own course) to make sure we take advantage of that 2 week window of opportunity. A little flexibility is a must from both sides though.
Your 4 hour session fee is £65.
Two weeks after the photo session your private on line gallery will be ready with a link and password emailed to you. From here you can choose your FREE 12″ x 8″ print and order further prints and other products like canvasses and acrylics.
If you wish to purchase 15 Hi-Res digital images from your session you can ‘favourite’ your choices from the gallery and receive your images with a print license on a Two Cats In The Yard memory stick. You will also receive a 5″ x 7″ print of each chosen image. For this option please add £200.
*For all purchases over £100 you will receive a complimentary smart phone app with your favourite 15 images This is a great way to browse your images with friends or share to Facebook or Twitter.