Frequently Asked Questions

newborn baby photoshoot questions

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM MY SESSION?

Newborn session are relaxed & beautiful. When you arrive, baby will be awake and ready for a big feed so we can have a nice sleepy baby! We will then do a selection of posed & wrapped images in both props & beanbag for a lovely variation of images.

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY NEWBORN SESSION?

I recommend booking your newborn session once you have had your 20 week scan & know your due date! We will then pencil in for 7-14 days after your due date.

MY BABY HAS ALREADY BEEN BORN, CAN I STILL BOOK A SESSION?

Of course! I have photographed newborns up to 6 weeks old, they may not want to participate in certain poses but we will still capture their cuteness no matter what!

DO WE NEED TO HAVE ANYTHING AVAILABLE FOR YOU?

As a newborn photographer, I have  a vast array of wraps, props, outfits & headbands/ bonnets which you will choose from in your questionnaire. If you have any sentimental props, please let me know in advance and I can see if I can incorporate them! Please make sure that you have nappies, wipes, muslins & dummies available.

WILL YOU USE A DUMMY?

Dummies are very useful when moving baby from one pose to another to avoid disturbing their sleep or helping them settle. Using a dummy during the session for a few minutes at a time will not cause nipple or feeding confusion but if you would like me not to use one, that is perfectly fine!

WILL I GET TO CHOOSE THE COLOUR SCHEME?

Definitely! I have a huge range of colours to choose from, which will be in your newborn questionnaire once you have booked.

WHAT DO WE DO WHILST YOU ARE LOOKING AFTER OUR BABY?

Relax! Kick your feet up, have a cuppa or a snooze! Watch me or watch a movie. I am going to be with your baby throughout the duration of the session so unless he/she needs a breastfeed, then just sit back & chill!

WHAT IF MY BABY CRIES OR DOESN'T SETTLE?

This is natural & usually does not last too long. If nothing will soothe them, then we will decide to reschedule to another day.

MY BABY HAS BABY ACNE/FLAKY SKIN- IS THAT A PROBLEM?

Do not fret, with my editing style, I remove any blemishes to the skin which are not part of their personal little details. I tend to leave them on hands & feet as I find them very cute but if you would like them removed, that is fine.

CAN I TAKE MY OWN PHOTOS?

Absolutely! You are welcome to take a few behind the scenes of me photographing your baby, but please no close ups of only your baby as this is what I am here for! Phone photos never do them justice & you will have your professional photos available soon to share with the world!

ARE YOUR NEWBORN SESSIONS SAFE?

Yes, your newborn is my number one priority. I will never put your baby in a pose that it is not comfortable with. Any elaborate posing where baby looks like they are holding their own weight is done as a composite so that your baby is completely safe. I constantly keep an eye on their colouring, breathing & circulation to hands & feet to ensure they are safe & happy.

DO YOU SHARE IMAGES ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

Yes, I love sharing my work to other parents! I share a sneak peek of your session on Facebook. I also may use images from your final gallery for promoting, publishing & on my website. If you would prefer your baby's images to not be used, please just let me know before we create the contract.

HOW LONG UNTIL WE GET TO SEE THE PHOTOS?

Within 14 days from your session, I will send you a link to your online gallery where you can view the final images. These will be watermarked until purchased.