Booking Your Portrait Session
When to book?
If you are booking a Maternity session the best time to book is between 32 to 38 weeks but this can vary with each person as some women show sooner or later than others, plus you will want to be as comfortable and mobile as possible. We can provide a huge array of beautiful designer Maternity Gowns for your use.
When to book?
If you are booking a Newborn session please do so as far in advance as you can. You may contact me at anytime during your pregnancy to make a provisional due date booking, which is obviously flexible as babies arrive when they please. At this time you will be required to pay a non refundable deposit of £50 to secure your flexible date and the price of your chosen package. See "PRICES" tab for full detailed information on available Packages & prices. The £50 is deducted from your package price on the day of the session.
When you are home from the hospital you would then call me to make a confirmed booking date for the session. I would advise that the best time to photograph a newborn baby is when they are under 2 weeks of age, before their first growth spurt. After two weeks babies become more alert and less settled for the sleepy curled up typical newborn poses. Also as they grow little things like colic and baby acne can materialise which may delay session or increase editing times considerably. However, every baby is different and some premature babies etc can be photographed older. This would be discussed on an individual basis as no two babies are alike x
Your newborn session will take place in my Boutique Home studio in Hamilton that has been designed and decorated with all your & baby needs in mind. This should be a Family experience after all....
How long will your newborn session take?
A newborn session can typically take anywhere between 2-4 hours, allowing for every baby being unique, baby's age plus additional time for baby feeding and comforting them.
What is included in the full Newborn Experience?
As well as baby being photographed, parents (with baby) & siblings (with baby) photographs are included in the Full Session (not Mini Newborn Package)packages. The parent & sibling shots are usually taken at the end of the session, having gave mum & dad some time to relax or get ready prior.
For Health & Safety reasons as well as parents sanity, siblings are asked to be brought in an hour before the end of the session especially if they are under 12 yrs of age.
Usually a grandparent, aunt or even dad can collect them and bring them to the studio. The reason for this is at such young ages attention spans tend to wander, voices get louder, kids miss nap times and mum & dad get stressed, therefore the timing of this is crucial to the flow of the session and the parent/sibling experience. I like parents to relax during session and this timing allows for that and also assists with safety of baby and sibling.
Please see the "VIEWING" & "ORDERING" tabs for detailed information on this.
Children & Family
Bespoke Styles of Toddler, Children and Family Studio or Location Portrait sessions, including Birthday Cake Smash Sessions, may be booked anytime via the Contact us section on the website or by calling 07946 661 096 Cake Smash & SplashBath time Fun after the mess
Due to dates being booked so far in advance a non refundable £50 deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your session date. Please see "TERMS"