The following are some Frequently Asked Questions about our packages and about newborn photography in general. Please note that all sessions are subject to our Terms&Conditions and we strongly recommend these are read in advance of your session - we will send these by e-mail.
1. Do I get to choose my baby's props/looks/images?
Booking with us means that you like our style and are happy to afford us the freedom to work within this style. We do not seek input from parents when it comes to creative decisions - believe us when we say that this rarely turns out well! While you are welcome (and encouraged) to express a preference or a dislike for something before or during your session, the photographer will ultimately make all decisions. It is also the photographer who decides which images to edit, not parents. The only images you see are the final edited images. If you have particular tastes or expectations, we strongly recommend the Platinum Package as this will ensure you get more variety and quantity.
2. Which Package should I choose?
If you are just looking for that one simple photo to frame (of baby only), and do not have particular expectations in terms of what you want baby to look like, then the Mini Package should suffice. If you also want family or sibling portraits included, the Standard Package will fit this. However, if you are looking for variety and/or quantity, and if you feel like you have preferences in terms of what you want baby to look like, we strongly recommend the Platinum Package. Please consider this carefully as the images you receive are your final images and no further changes/edits can be made at that point. The Platinum Package is also the best in terms of value for your money as it includes twice the number of images and set-ups, as well as free framed prints of your choice.
3. How long does a newborn session take?
Between 1 – 4 hours depending on baby and how much time they need to settle. Most of the time is spent settling baby and waiting for them to fall asleep. Session length can also depend on the package you choose as each include a different amount of images and set-ups.
4. When is the ideal time for a newborn session?
Before baby reaches two weeks old is ideal because during this time, baby sleeps easier which is crucial for creating those classic newborn poses. After two weeks, baby is much more alert and posing can be difficult, which can impact your final images. Having said that, newborn sessions can apply to babies up to 5 weeks old.
5. What can I do to ensure baby sleeps for their session?
Try to keep baby awake in the hours before their session, and wait until you arrive at the studio to feed and settle baby.
6. Do I need to bring anything?
Nothing except baby’s everyday essentials. We will provide all of baby's wraps, accessories and outfits. Baby will not wear their own clothing for photos.
7. Can my other children be in a photo? Can we have a family photo too?
Yes, if you choose a package which includes this option. If siblings are involved, we will do their photo first. However, as baby needs a quiet space for their own images, we ask that siblings be taken from the premises after their image is completed. Please be mindful that young siblings have their own ideas about cooperating, and siblings images depend entirely on cooperation!
8. What should my other children wear?
In terms of clothing for siblings, please stick to neutral or pastel colours without prints or patterns. Jeans paired with white/cream/beige/grey tops are ideal, and everyone should wear similar colours if possible. This includes parents.
9. We do not have other children but myself and/or my partner would like parent/baby photos. What should I/we wear?
Plain white/grey/beige tops such as t-shirts/shirts/vests. Avoid prints, patterns and strong colours.
10. You send ‘digital files’ with all packages. What are ‘digital files?’
Digital Files refer to original files sent via e-mail or USB. The benefit of owning digital files is that the image can be printed as many times as you wish, in any size you want. Images can be shared online and lost or damaged prints can be easily replaced. Collages, canvas prints and photo items can also be easily created with digital files. Ultimately, digital files give you complete control, especially compared to prints. Framed prints may be purchased separately.
For any other questions, we are happy to help!
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