Frequently asked questions
How do i book a session if i don't know when the baby will be born?
I reserve 2 dates, one around the due date, one around week 43. The best age is between 5 & 18 days old as they're still very sleepy and easily posed into those womb poses. If baby hasn't arrived by the due date we will simple aim for the 2nd date. These dates can be moved to suit you and they are just a guide (during winter season this may be more difficult)
Can i bring siblings to the session?
Of course! They're part of your family and sibling and family images are included in all sessions. The baby sessions are a couple of hours so bring toys and things to occupy them or have a family member bring them during the last 30 mins whatever is easiest for you!
Do I need to do anything during the session?
Nothing at all! I have an assistant during most of my newborn sessions (if she's on holiday i may ask dad to assist on a few poses but never mum)
Am i able to be involved in the session?
I prefer parents to sit and watch (everything can be seen from my sofa) the main reason for this is your baby will smell you, and the minute they smell you they want mummy cuddles and milk! I want your baby to get used to me, my touch, my smell so that they settle with me.
What happens if my baby cries?
Babies cry, its what they do. They're never in pain when im posing but some do get grumpy as they're sound asleep and i'm moving them and they can get grumpy but the always settle back down. Some babies don't like certain poses and i will only ever try each pose 3 times and then i move onto the next. I will also try to settle your baby myself and only pass them back to mum if they need a feed and a breast fed.
My baby doesn't like being naked is this a problem?
Babies actually love being naked if the room is warm enough. The area im shooting in is around 28 degrees so lovely and toastie. I wear gloves so my hands remain the same temperature as baby so i can handle them without them startling.
What if they're sibling doesn't want to go near the baby?
This is very common in siblings under 3 years old. If this is the case i will take a photo of the baby in a prop, then take the baby out and have the sibling sit next to an empty prop and then i will edit the 2 images together. Sweets & chocolate also work great for bribery!
My baby has bad/flaky skin shall i cancel the session?
Most babies have skin rashes, spots, flaky skin. This is no problem as every image is edited. As a rule if baby has something that will go i will edit it. Unless you want them left then please do tell me during the session and i won't edit out flaky/spotty skin.
Can you come home with me and settle them at night?
HAHA this is the most requested thing i am asked, unfortunately i have 3 children myself so have to go home to them otherwise i would!