Newborn photoshoot, how does it works?

Hello new parents! Thank you for considering me as your newborn photographer. My session workflow typically includes discussing your preferences, scheduling a convenient time, the actual photo session, and then selecting and editing the best images. My studio is based in Hawkinge, Folkestone (Kent). I am more than happy to answer any questions but you might also find your questions answered below.

When do I book?

I usually recommend booking after your 20 weeks scan once you know everything is progressing well. Your due date will be pencilled in and once baby has arrived, you need to let me know so that we can find a suitable date/time for you to come to my studio in Hawkinge, Folkestone.

How old should my baby be?

We like for babies to be anywhere between 4-21 days for better results. Past this time, your baby will already start to be a little more awake and it becomes more difficult to pose them. That being said, you can book them in for a newborn photoshoot anytime up to 6 weeks and if they are a little older, you might get some cute first smiles!

How long does the session take?

If you decide to go for the silver or gold package, your session can last up to 3 hours. This is so that we can take our time posing and working at baby's own pace.

Do i need to pay a deposit?

Yes, a £50 deposit is required to secure your due date in my diary. This will be deducted from your final balance.

Can I book on a weekend?

Yes I do work on Saturdays as well however the weekend slots are very popular with families and I tend to get booked up a few months in advance. I also like to prioritise families with school-aged children.

I have booked, what happens next?

Once baby's arrived and we agreed on a date, you will receive a prep guide with everything you need to know about the session. From what to bring to what to wear, I have you covered. You will also receive an online questionnaire to help me target your preferences in terms of props and colours. This will need to be returned at least 24 hours prior to our session together so I can have everything ready on the day!

Do you provide make up or outfits?

I have some newborn outfits in the studio although I tend to keep babies undressed throughout the session to avoid disturbing them too much. As for make-up, this is not a service I provide at the moment.

When is the payment due?

Your balance is due on the day of your session. You will be able to upgrade after you have seen your gallery.

What happens next?

You will be able to see your photos within 10 days. You will receive a link via email to your private online gallery. You will then be able to select your images and upgrade should you want to. Your gallery will be live for a whole month so there's no rush. Past this, there will be a fee of £10 per week to re open your gallery. Once you are selected your images, let me know which ones you would like to get printed!

What happens if my baby doesn't perform well on the day?

This is definitely the most asked question. Just don't worry! I have worked with hundreds of babies if not more and there is always a way to work around it. In my 7 years of experience, never have I ever not delivered a gallery to the highest standard.

Can I bring siblings?

Of course you can! However please note that the studio cannot accommodate for more than 5 people. If you bring an older sibling, make sure to bring plenty of entertainment and snacks for them and I will deal with the rest!