I WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A NEWBORN SESSION - WHEN SHOULD I BOOK & HOW?
I am usually booked up several months in advance. Therefore, I recommend that if you are pregnant the ideal time to contact me if on or around your 20 week scan and let me know what your due date is. This means I can roughly plan my sessions to cater for early, on time and late arrivals. I can then ensure I can schedule our session within the baby's first 4 - 14 days which is the optimum time as they are at the sleepiest and naturally curled up.
If you are reading this and your baby has already arrived or is a few weeks old. Do not panic simply message me and I'll see what availability I have!
To provisionally secure a session all I require upfront is a £50 deposit (non-refundable).
I'M CURRENTLY PREGNANT - WHEN SHOULD I BOOK A MATERNITY SESSION?
Congratulations! I generally advise mums-to-be to contact me on or shortly after their 20 week scan. I'll then aim to schedule your session with around 4 weeks before your due date to capture your bump in full bloom. If you are already in your final trimester do not worry - simply message me and I'll see what availability I have.
To provisionally secure a session all I require upfront is a £50 deposit (non refundable).
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PHOTOGRAPH A NEWBORN BABY?
Newborn Photography sessions are best completed within babies' first 7 - 14 days of their arrival as they are at the sleepiest and naturally curled up. However, it is not always possible to complete the sessions within this timescale for a variety of reasons such as extra hospital stays and recovery so if it ends up being slightly later it does not mean we cannot achieve those super cute sleepy images! If you are reading this and thinking "oh no my baby is already a few weeks old" do not panic. Just contact me and I'll see what availability I have.
WHERE DO YOUR SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
My sessions take place at my purpose built, natural light garden studio in Thame, Oxfordshire to create a relaxing stress-free experience for parents, siblings and baby.
HOW LONG DO YOUR NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS TAKE?
My approach to sessions is super relaxed and fully baby-led to create a stress free experience for the baby and parents. This means my sessions typically last anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours. This allows plenty of time for feeding, changing, settling and soothing. Some babies arrive asleep and remain asleep throughout whereas most need a bit more encouragement.
WHAT DO I BRING TO THE MY SESSION?
Upon booking, you will receive an informal preparation guide which gives general advice on what to bring and how to prepare to get the very best from the session.
ARE SIBLINGS ALLOWED TO THE NEWBORN OR MATERNITY SESSION?
Absolutely! My studio is purpose-built and child-friendly! As Newborn sessions can take up to 3 hours, I fully appreciate toddlers can get restless so I'll always do my best to keep them interested. For periods where they are not directly needed they are welcome to run around in the garden to let off some energy!