When you come to visit for a newborn photo shoot, you’ll have the chance to tell me about the type of images you would like the day before with my newborn options form.
This will lay out all the props and items that we can include and give you space to write a little bit about what you are looking for at your session. All of this information lets me set up your shoot so it is ready to go when you arrive and also, lets you see the full range of props which wouldn’t be possible in the studio (firstly there are too many and secondly I store them away as part of my Covid policy). The other advantage is that it lets you talk over your decisions and make ones that you both love rather than having to rush at the studio.
One of the questions that I ask on the form is whether you have a particular colour palette that you would like me to work along. In the case of this family, they wanted pinks and lilacs. Therefore we worked on my giant beanbag with lots of pinks and then switched to lilacs when we moved over to the prop area – actually the little trolley goes so perfectly with shades of purple and the dark wood backdrop and floor, it was the perfect choice. Something about lilacs and newborns just works so well together I always think.
A newborn photo shoot is best when your baby is between 5 and 10 days old as this is when they are at their maximum sleepiness and poseability to capture those dreamy shots. For this reason, I definitely recommend that you book when you are pregnant as this is one less thing to worry about scheduling when you’ve just got home from the hospital. We make an appointment for your due date plus 7 days and then adjust it as needed.
My newborn shoots include your three favourite digital images which you select from your online gallery a few weeks after your photo shoot – I don’t make you attend a sales or viewing session. Sessions take place in my warm and cosy studio in Crawley Down and cost £95.