Frequently asked questions
When should I book in for my session?
If you are booking a newborn photoshoot I reccommend booking after your 12 week scan to secure your date in my diary. I do get very booked up in advance so it's best to book whilst you are still pregnant to guarantee a slot while baby is still small. For all other sessions I reccomend getting in touch around 2-3 months in advance, depending how flexible you are with dates.
How long will my session last?
Newborn - anywhere between 1-4 hours.
Can we have some family photos at the session too?
Of course! This is encouraged, it's so important to be present in the memories we create for our children.
Where does the session take place?
Most sessions take place at my home studio in Buntingford, Hertfordshire. I do also shoot at various locations around Hertfordshire so please do get in touch if you'd prefer a session outside, I'm always happy to discuss and suggest any potential locations for shoots.
Will you come to my home to do a newborn session?
No. Unless in exceptional circumstances this is not something I offer.
Do I have to choose a package?
You don't need to choose a package until after your session and you have viewed all your edited images, and are happy with them. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase a package if you do not wish to after your session.
When do I choose which photos I want?
Around 2-3 weeks after your session you will be emailed a link to your password protected online gallery where you can choose your images.
What do I need to bring with me to my shoot?
You will be sent information of what to bring to your session beforehand, however there is nothing specific or items that need to be specifically purchased. All props and accessories are available to use in the studio.
I am breastfeeding, are there certain foods I should avoid prior to my session to help baby to settle easier?
There are certain foods which are widely known to cause gas and potential discomfort in young babies, please avoid these foods 48 hours prior to your session wherever possible to ensure baby's comfort.
What days do you work?
My diary is flexible. I am available for shoots Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays.
I need a weekend session so my older children can attend, can I still book in?
Of course! Please let me know at the time of booking if you have school age children who will be attending the session and therefore you require a weekend booking. Weekends are obviously very popular and book up quickly!
Will my baby be safe?
Absolutely. I have been professionally trained in the art of newborn posing, and undertake regular Paediatric First Aid training. Your baby's safety is paramount and considered at each and every stage of the session. Your baby will never be placed in a pose where they are uncomfortable.
What should we wear for our session?
You are just as much a big part of the shoot as your baby. It is so important to be present in the memories of our children, even when we might not feel like it at the time.
What COVID19 prevention measures do you have in place?
I am currently wearing a mask for all of my sessions. I am also testing for COVID19 twice a week, in the event of a positive result I will isolate in accordance with the current guidelines at the time - any affected sessions will be notified immediately and rescheduled for my return to work.